Science experiment sculpture shaped by chance

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Here’s a series of sculptures by artist Dylan Lynch that have an interesting process. They are smashed-up 55-gallon oil drums, but there’s something unusual about the process in which they are crushed. It’s a very scientific process, not accidental at all … scroll down for more. Lynch refers to these as “imploded drums” — and […]

Agan Harahap’s revisionist history

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Indonesian artist Agan Harahap has created a series of images where he imagines how historical events might have transpired if superheroes really existed. Here’s a pair where World War II events get a boost from some of our favorite comic book characters: at left, Superman assists the Allies with recovering art stolen by the Nazis […]

If Star Wars characters were crossed with classical sculpture

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There’s a French artist who goes by the pseudonym “Travis Durden,” who has an interesting series of sculptures made out of faux-marble. He makes copies of statues found in the Louvre, but replaces the original head with the head of a Star Wars character. He doesn’t list the original source material (as far as the […]

Making Pianos: a look inside Steinway & Sons in Astoria

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Back in the late 1990’s, I lived in Astoria, Queens, in a nice residential neighborhood with only a short subway ride to Manhattan. One afternoon, while exploring the fringes of the neighborhood, I happened upon the Steinway & Sons factory, on a remote northern stretch of Queens just west of LaGuardia Airport. I remember thinking […]

Having famous artists over for Thanksgiving?

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Hannah Rothstein is a conceptual artist and painter who has a fun series of photographs based on the idea of how famous artists might serve up their own plate for a Thanksgiving meal. Here’s a few of our favorites from this series, clockwise from top left: Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and a cubist […]

Google Arts & Culture: Freefall, Big Bang

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I saw something pretty amazing today: Google Arts & Culture’s “Freefall, Big Bang” version. It’s billed as “explore thousands of artworks in one 3 dimensional space,” and it looks like this: The picture doesn’t really do it justice, because the “big bang” name describes what happens … one little picture explodes into a full screen […]