Disassembling farm equipment and making it into art

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I received a press release from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, regarding an upcoming exhibition featuring the work of David Brooks. The show is titled “Continuous Service Altered Daily,” and the artist has taken apart a 1976 John Deere 3300 series combine harvester and displays every part – electrical wiring, nuts, […]

Damien Hirst’s elaborate backstory for an art exhibition

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It all seems so ridiculous, but considering my appreciation for adventure and scuba diving in particular, I kind of like the concept behind Damien Hirst’s new exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” The exhibition opened on April 9th at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy, and is on view there through December 3, […]

Main art work mentioned in story about $250 million dollar house

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There’s a story circulating about a $250 million dollar home built on spec by Bruce Makowsky and BAM Luxury Development, located in the Bel Air neighborhood of L.A. The thing that caught my attention was that it comes fully furnished, including an art collection in the range of 120-150 original art works (the number varies […]

Art from the 1980s at the Whitney

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I’m looking forward to seeing a new exhibition that just opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art: “Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s.” It features a number of my favorite artists from that period, including Julian Schnabel (below left, “Hope,” 1982), Jean-Michel Basquiat (below right, “LNAPRK,” 1982), as well as David Salle, Ross Bleckner, […]

Don’t eat the sculpture!

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A Dutch artist wanting to help improve the living conditions of plantation workers in the Congo has created an unusual collaboration. Dutch artist Renzo Martens helped organize a group of plantation workers in the Congo who are grossly underpaid for their contribution to the $100 billion global chocolate industry. The group is known as the […]