Up There (Vimeo).
Ever seen those hand-painted high-rise advertisements, and wondered at the people behind them? This 12min documentary is a fascinating glimpse into the work of the painters, where apprentices spend years learning from their teachers before being allowed to paint.
posted by Petrot
on Jun 1, 2012 -
Inspired by light, color, punk rock music, hot chicks and sparkles, Fabia is fascinated with “hookers”, which fuels her paintings of sultry women. (A bit NSFW)
posted by SylviaAspevig
on Jan 27, 2011 -
Martin Beck's Last Ten Years:
How interesting to be able to look at a painter's work
year by year: patterns and even stories seem to develop, disappear and change before (and after) our eyes
. Are there any other good chronologically-arranged artist's websites out there? Or do painters habitually avoid them to prevent the detection of similarities and obsessions?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Dec 26, 2003 -
"Before the invention of modern billboards, sign painters used to paint advertisements and company names directly onto building walls. These gradually fading painted signs are known as ghost signs
posted by dobbs
on Oct 8, 2003 -
This is the text of a painting called "Arsewoman in Wonderland,"
shortlisted for the UK's Turner Prize 2002. Fiona Banner's painting consists entirely of a textual narration of a porn film; specifically, a porn film dedicated to an extended exploration of anal sex, with an "Alice in Wonderland" theme. (Apparently, dwarves are also involved.)
The Turner, which comes with a £20,000 purse, ostensibly recognizes the best British art. Now, I love a good conceptual dig as much as the next guy, but does Banner's painting really challenge the way we "compartmentalise private and public behaviour," let alone represent the best the British art world has to offer?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Dec 8, 2002 -