We reported recently on a long-lost Rodin sculpture of Napoleon which was identified by a Drew University art history student while taking inventory at the Madison (NJ) Borough Hall. Once they realized what a valuable item they had on their hands, and without the insurance needed to cover it, they sent it out on loan. […]
We have a series of images that imagines what it might be like if Picasso were living today and making street art … so here’s a new addition to the collection: maybe Picasso would have painted “Guernica” on a wall along The High Line in NYC instead of on canvas. What do you think?
I while back I enjoyed walking around the Riverfront Park in Rensselaer, New York, where there are numerous murals painted on the concrete supports for the highway that runs overhead. Looking back at the pictures, this one struck me today: as you look at the various faces, do any of them look familiar to you? […]
I saw this artwork hanging on the exterior of a building on Main Street in Beacon, New York … it’s a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., and the painting is by artist Rick Rogers, who is based in Beacon. The quote is from a speech that Dr. King gave at Oberlin College in October, […]
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I went out to Bushwick in Brooklyn today to look around and check out all of the street art … but within a minute or two of parking my car, before I really got started exploring, I happened upon this Van Gogh painting (or rather, a well-done replica) sitting on the curbside. It was a […]
Friedrich Engels was a German philosopher, social scientist, journalist, and businessman who worked with Karl Marx in developing Marxist theory. He’s also the inspiration for a giant 16 foot-tall sculpture of his head (and significant beard) meant for climbing, located at the University of Salford in Manchester, England. The sculpture was conceived and created by […]
I recently saw this fading and disintegrating mural featuring a Las Vegas-era Elvis at the Riverfront Park in Rensselaer, NY, and then noticed the small mixed-media hummingbird piece to the left of his hand (the hand holding the microphone near the top) … do you see it? I’m not sure what the significance of Elvis […]
I was walking around Jersey City last night after attending an art opening, and happened upon this sculpture of Jackie Robinson by artist Susan Wagner. I wasn’t sure why a sculpture of the famous Brooklyn Dodger would be perched in Jersey City, and I was curious to find out why … see more and learn […]
We’ve had some fun in the past imagining what it might be like if Picasso was a street artist, so we decided to come up with a new imaginary double mural in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC. Wouldn’t it be cool to see something like this while walking down the street?