Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Museum’s chief curator hates you

New Museum’s Richard Flood Equates Bloggers with Prairie Dogs

This has been making it way around the art-o-blogs. Can you say out-of-touch....

from Hyperallergic - Story here

And Jerry Saltz bites back from NY Mag

Gabriel Cornelius von Max,1840-1915,Monkeys as Judges of Art,1889

Monday, March 29, 2010

Damn Mosquitoes I - An Art Trip Painting

Damn Mosquitoes I - acrylic on paper 20 x 35 inch

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The amazing Alexa Meade

Amazing work by Alexa Meade. This cracks me up when I realized that they were live paintings.

More at her web site

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Warhol Rejection Letter

I think it is brilliant to send your art to MoMA. Mine are on the way....

via Brunette on a Budget

Friday, March 26, 2010

Self-Defeating Chickens of War - Paintings by Art Trip

Self-Defeating Chickens of War (Oasis) - Acrylic on Paper - 18 x 24 inches

Self-Defeating Chickens of War (Destruction) - Acrylic on Paper - 20 x 35 inches

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Featured Gallery Shows of Art Trip

Featured Gallery Shows of Art Trip

1926 – Color Chart: Reinventing Crayola Color: La Art Gallery, Paris, France

1929 – Making A Mark: Scribbles of Art Trip: Fifi’s Art Gallery, Paris, France

1931 – Projection of Childhood Constructed: So Fun to Do Art Gallery, Shibogin, WI

1932 - Against the Brain: The Art of Art Trip: It’s ArtBean, Station, TX

1941 – New to Mosquitoville: Works by Art Trip: Art With Betty and Friends, Mosquitoville, VT

1943 - Bite Me: Art Trip’s Artistic Truth: Yes to Art, Bloody Springs, AL

1943 - It’s a Jungle out There: Be As You Art, Zook, KS

1952 - It Sucks: Feel Good Art, Pumpkin Center, CA

1956 – The Schizophrenic: Autobiographical Art of Art Trip: ArtNow, Hygiene, CO

1960 - Diagonally Parking in a Parallel Universe: Art for Unlimited Ideas, Giants Neck, CT

1962 - Bouncking the Reality Check: A Walk with Art, Cocked Hat, DE

1965 - The Spontaneous Planned Art of Art Trip: And Art, Bloxham, FL

1969 – Art Trip’s Telekinesis Art: All People Art Center, Jinks, GA

1972 - Legally Blind: All about Art, Beer Bottle Crossing, ID

1977- Plagiarism: Art Trip’s Best Art: Art & Soul, Grand Detour, IL

1977 – Sheepishly Art: Arial’s Art, Barn Sac City, IA

1979 - Equal and Opposite Criticism of Art Trip: Art on the Rocks ,Carefree, IN

1982 - Boldly Going Nowhere: Art Trip’s Art in the 80s: Being Art, Goober Hill, LA

1983 – Art Trip: New Works: Art Moms, Crappo, MD

1984 - Art Trip: Old Works: Art 101, Butts, MO

1985 – Art Trip, Important Works: Modern Art & Holistic Center, Sandwich, MA

1986 – Art Trip: Not So Important Works: Art to Go, Nirvanna, MI

1987 – Art Trip: Really Crappy Work: Hot Art, Dinkytown, MN

1988 - Art Trip: Work That Will Get His Ass Thrown Out of a Southern Town: Art by Design, Bobo, MS

1988 - Show Me Your Tits: Art Trip's Life Drawings: Art 101, Butts, MO

1989 – Greeting Cards by Art Trip: Big Art, Moose Town, MT

1990 -Spank Me: Erotic Art by Art Trip: Shit Happens Art, Duckwater, NV

1991 - Lost Shape in 3 Stages: Drawing Room, Ho-ho-kus, NJ

1992 -Show Me your Tits: Art Trip Nudes: Can Do Art, Pie Town, NM

1993 -Beaten Gentleman of Lust: More Nudes by Art Trip: Close to the Edge Art, Busti, NY

2000 -Reappearance of Indestructible Future: Last 50 years of Art Trip's Art: Easing into Art, Frogsboro, NC

2001 -Joint Eye: The Singular Vision of Art Trip: Effortless Art, Can Do, ND

2003 - Boy Descending the Artist: Old Art by Art Trip: Happy Hour Art, Happyland, OK

2004 – Where am I: Just Plain Art, Boring, OR

2005 – Art Trip”s Gizzer Art: La Vida Art, Burning Well, PA

2009 – One Foot in the Grave: Lighten Up Art, Gopher, SD

2010 – Art Trip? Is this my Art?: Lithe & Easy Art, Flippin, TN

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chinese Crayolas

Diem Chau's Crayons Carved As The 12 Chinese Zodiacs

more at If It's Hip

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I will not title this painting, Two Trees in a Park In Fall (Everyone loves Magritte) II

I will not title this painting, Two Trees in a Park In Fall (Everyone loves Magritte) II - Acrylic on Canvas - 16 x 18 inches

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The art of selling out

Ever since Andy Warhol, the worlds of art and finance have been inseparable. On the eve of Tate Modern's Pop Life exhibition, Sean O'Hagan visits five art superstars in their studios to find out how the market drives their creative process.

Jeff Koons employs 120 assistants in his New York studio. Photograph: Steve Pyke

Article via The Observer

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Marissa does Art

The great and hilarious Marissa takes on art criticism. Here's her first go at it. If this doesn't crack you up then you are either taking art way too serious or you are dead. Take that Jerry Saltz!

Just another day at the museum

Friday, March 19, 2010

Art Buddhas

A collection of Art Buddhas that I found. Too lazy to name the artists but they are kind of fun in an Art Trip kind of way.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Let Your Art Move You

Background paintings by Art Trip

Yoga by Shiva Rea

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Great New CD - Honey Onyx II

Check out Suzann Bain's new CD. This is good stuff for your art and for what ails you! Shown to brighten the colors of your art by 36.9%, make it more salable by 26.3%, align it to curatorial preference by 47.7% and relaxes your brush stroke by 76.2%. Spontaneous headstands have been reported. (According to the non-profit Art Trip Art Research Institute)

Highly recommended and seriously good grooves...Available through iTunes and Amazon

Monday, March 15, 2010

I wanted to paint a Van Gogh but only ended up with a lousy Art Trip I

I wanted to paint a Van Gogh but only ended up with a lousy Art Trip I - Acrylic on Paper - 18 x 24 inches

More awesome paintings here

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jackson Homer Pollock

Friday, March 12, 2010

Van Goghgurt

Advertising for Americans for The Arts

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Artist Faked Death and Relocation Program (AFDRP)

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The Artist Faked Death and Relocation Program (AFDRP) is a program that is designed to help artists fake their own death so they can relocate to another area of the world that is conducive to their artist’s mission. Administered by the non-profit Art Trip Art Foundation and operated by the unpaid interns gleaned from recently graduated MFAs from the prestigious art programs in Ivy League universities, AFDRP is designed to foster economic viability in times threatened by an artist’s own failed career.

How it works:

The artist is given a choice of death (choosing wisely here because the more dynamic and creative the death, the more your art work will appreciate in value). The news of the artist’s death is planted around the Internet and in the exclusive Artist Obituary Listing in Art Magazine. This will fuel the rush to buy the artist’s work (NOTE: All work will be exclusively offered for sale through AFDRPs network of world-wide dealers). The artist will be given a new name and choice of disguises so the artist can create in peace (and to see their art hanging in high end galleries and museums after their ‘death’) while quietly cashing in checks sent from AFDRP (minus a 75% cut for services rendered). When current supplies of the artist’s works are depleted, AFDRP will ‘discover’ a new cache of work (supplied by you from your new hideaway) so the selling can continue.

98 percent of artists in the program claim increased income from their art and peace of mind after enrolling in the program.

About the company:

AFDRP was established in 1987 with a charter to provide innovative and industry-leading faked artist death and relocation support to artists, hedge fund managers and disgraced sports figures, politicians, as well as corporate CEOs convicted of a variety of white collar crimes. In 1990, AFDRP created the Center for Creative Artists Death (CCAD), and developed a number of tools and critical data elements to support the process.

In 2009, AFDRP held contracts of over 15,000 artists providing various forms of global relocation assistance. With an average of 500 works per artist handled through AFDRP, that has made the company one of the largest proxy owners of art work world-wide.

What FAS Customers Are Saying

"I disappeared in 1987 and greatly appreciate the relationship that I have developed with AFDRP. Their insight, advice and partnership have been invaluable. I quickly learned utilizing them early which led to more successful art sales and helped me generate more art to sell. When you deal with AFDRP, you are dealing with professionals that understand the art business and are fully engaged to be part of the death faking process. I don’t think of AFDRP as a service provider, I consider them a part of my team! This will be famous forever." - Andy - NY

"I thought this was only for visual artists but AFDRP worked with me and helped make my dream come true. Ie continue to enjoy the personal touch and flexibility that AFDRP offers, making them one of the top full-service relocation companies in the nation." - Elvis - Memphis

"My FAS Coach has shown herself to be extremely able and innovative in providing service involving multiple deaths and relocations with short lead times, all while saving me money, saving me aggravation and letting me drink without a bunch of crap from everyone." - Robert - Sanibel Island


"Thanks for turning me on to AFDRP Elvis. Now I 'play' with all the kids I want. And thanks AFDRP for relocating me next to a grade school." - Michael - Neverland

Our MBA interns are always on call to serve you

Remember that this is an investment in your future.

Application for the Artist Faked Death and Relocation Program

Choose your method of death:

_____ Lost at sea

_____ Jumped from the Golden Gate bridge

_____ Alien abduction

_____ Swallowed by art work

_____ Other (explain)

Where do you live?

_____ New York City

_____ LA

_____ Artsville

_____ Right Here

_____ Out There (zing, zing)

_____ Other

Do you currently live in a:

_____ House

_____ Apartment

_____ Art Studio

_____ Coffee Shop

_____ Bookstore

_____ Cardboard box

_____ Cave

_____ Tee pee

_____ Beneath your canvases

When relocated, what would you like to live in?

_____ House

_____ Apartment

_____ Art Studio

_____ Coffee Shop

_____ Bookstore

_____ Cardboard box

_____ Cave

_____ Tee pee

_____ Beneath your canvases

_____ Are you an art teacher/professor?

_____ If yes, what type are you?

_____ Guru

_____ Groovy

_____ Whatever

_____ High Touch

_____ High Tech

_____ Enlightened One

_____ Philosopher

_____ Mumbler

_____ Old Guard

_____ Clueless

_____ When creating art do you get in the ‘zone’?

_____ If yes, what zone?

_____ Are you zoned now?

_____ If yes, are you able to tune other artists in?

_____ Can you podcast from there?

_____ If yes, what is the URL?

_____ Are you in the Twilight Zone?

_____ How about a Hot Zone?

_____ Can you make it to the End Zone?

_____ Can other artists join your there?

Your art helps you to:

_____ Be here now

_____ Be in your body (inner body experience)

_____ Be out of your body (out of body experience)

_____ Puts you out of this world

_____ Puts you on Cloud Nine

_____ Who am I, how did I get here, where am I going?

_____ Do you have a job?

_____ Have you ever been on the cover of Art in America?

_____ Are you rich?

_____ Do you have a sugar daddy/mama?

_____ Do you own an art gallery?

_____ If yes, how many?

_____ Are you a curator?

_____ Are you an Art Star?

How many cats do you own?

_____ 1

_____ 2-5

_____ 6-12

_____ 12+

_____ Damn rats keep eating my cats

_____ Did you name any of your paintings after your cats?

_____ Have you ever been evicted because of all the cats you own?

What language do you speak:

_____ English

_____ Art BS

_____ Mumble

_____ In tongues

_____ Through telephethy

_____ I speak to the hand

_____ My art speaks for me

_____ Other

What is your age?

_____ Jail bait

_____ 18-28

_____ Old

_____ Prehistoric

_____ Ageless

_____ Ah, forget about it…..

For immediate processing, send this questionnaire in with a $3,379 International
Money Order to:

Art Trip Productions

Postal Drop 419

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On receipt of your Money Order you will receive your own Nigerian death certificate inscribed with your death date and method of death

In addition, as a special limited offer, for only $259.95 you will also receive the coveted Kenyan re-birth certificate (just like President Obama). Act now as supplies are limited.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Two Feet of Snow

Ha Ha Ha

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sun of a Double Beach II

Sun of a Double Beach II - Acrylic on paper - 20 x 35 inches

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Makeup Girl -- Real-Life Model Imitates Painting

Is it real, a painting or just a gallerina messing with you?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Art, Sex, Klimt

Ohh, ahh, Art (or ooh la la if you're French)

Sex in an art gallery

From the Guardian

Paintings by Gustav Klimt

Friday, March 5, 2010

Artspeak? It's complicated

Why do my ears glaze over whenever you talk about art??

Artspeak? It's complicated via the Guardian

Read the comments at the end. They are the best part...

Jasper Johns - The Critic Sees

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Painting for my Daughter - Part IV of IV - The Curtain

Adding the curtain rod and curtain

Good morning sunshine

It's a lovely day to play in the neighborhood

Sweet dreams and sleep tight my beautiful, beautiful daughter

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Painting for my Daughter Part III of IV - Window Frame

Painting a crummy trompe-l'œil attempt of the window frame

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Painting for my Daughter - Part II of IV - The Painting

Painting the view from the window

First attempt at the painting is painted over and the new one sketched in. This one didn't run away from me this time.