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Yves Klein "La Terre Bleue", 2015

Yves Klein blue globe

The artist known for his own shade of blue. Yves Klein patented International Klein Blue in 1961. He passed away one year later at age 34. During that brief time, he painted all sorts of things blue—human bodies, monochrome paintings, and body casts. His artwork continues to be posted on Artsy’s website. One of the […]

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top 100 artists on artsy October 2018

Top 100 artists on Artsy, October 2018

What are the art world’s most popular artists? One method is to look at the most-followed artists on Artsy.net. If an artist is in a museum, gallery, or auction house, then they are most likely going to have a presence on Artsy.net. The site does a great job of adding new artworks for current and […]

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Erik Maldre photo that looks like something by László Moholy-Nagy

Five results on Google for: “Moholy-Nagy-esque”

When something has a cool photogram/Bauhaus look, it’s “Moholy-Nagy-esque.” That is, something that looks like László Moholy-Nagy’s work. My brother Erik created this really cool image that is “Moholy-Nagy-esque”. As of right now, there are only five results on Google for this phrase.  

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2018 Topps Star Wars Masterwork GAMORREAN GUARD 1-1 SKETCH BY GLENN SAVAGE

Gamorrean Guard looks like the Chicago Bean

The roundness of this Gamorrean Guard illustration reminds me of the Chicago Bean. EVERYTHING reminds me of the Chicago Bean these days. Glenn Savage has done other sketch cards for Star Wars. The Gamorrean Guard is my favorite. This is pretty cool. I took Glenn Savage’s Gamorrean Guard sketch card deepart’ed it with my Bean […]

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Neil Armstrong’s Moon bootprint as origami crane

Reflections on the Chicago Bean

One of the world’s most iconic public artworks is right across the street from my new workplace. That famous artwork? The 110-ton reflective bean in Chicago. Installed in 2006, this mirrored sculpture hit the ground just in time for our culture’s selfie obsession. People love taking photos of themselves of the bean. You can’t help […]

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Hyperallergic podcast: episode 1

Hyperallergic’s new podcast is ok

Hyperallergic is one of the art websites that I regularly enjoy; therefore, it’s exciting to hear they are now doing a weekly podcast! To give you a taste of Hyperallergic’s fun stories, here’s some of the most recent articles from the 77 articles that I’ve saved to Evernote over time. A City Where Trees Tweet […]

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Searching my flickr favs for Paris

Can I search through my Instagram favorites?

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t let you search through your favorites. You can see a grid of your favorite photos. But there is no search. If there is a photo you fav’d a while ago, and you want to pull it back up, good luck! You’ll have to scroll and scroll through your favs list to find […]

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Kirk Vuillemot: Art Institute of Chicago Assistant Conservator for Preparation and Framing

Kirk Vuillemot, the Art Institute’s framemaker

Frame conservation. Picking the right frame to match artwork from centuries ago. The Art Institute of Chicago has an employee with the title of Assistant Conservator for Preparation and Framing. Kirk Vuillemot has been restoring and creating frames for the museum since 1986. The Art Institute’s asked him five questions in their post post, “Meet […]

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