Chattyfeet Giveaway with Artsology

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We have a ChattyFeet #giveaway going on now! For a chance to win the “Famous Artists Socks Gift Set,” please follow these instructions: 1. Like @theartsologist and @chattyfeet pages on Facebook. 2. Reply to the Facebook post about the giveaway with who is your favorite artist from this gift set and why. The characters include: […]

Public art featuring a giant beard meant for climbing

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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 […]

Picasso: Encounters at The Clark

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I was at The Clark Art Institute the other day, and saw the exhibition “Picasso: Encounters,” which featured 35 prints along with three paintings. One of the interesting things I learned was that during one period of his life, Picasso had established a routine where he worked on printmaking projects each day and whichever printmaker […]

Graffiti tiles to bring back those CBGB memories

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If you’re someone with any sort of nostalgia for the graffiti-covered bathrooms of CBGB’s (below left), then you have a nice, clean modern version to utilize in your home: Peronda Group’s “Banksy Museum Design Collection” of graffiti tiles, seen below right. Hold on, though – this concept brings up a number of questions, which I […]

Sabine Marcelis: in search of magical moments

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I saw a little blurb on Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis in the NY Times’ T Magazine, and was curious to learn more. On her website, she explains that she’s “forever in search of magical moments within materiality and manufacturing processes to create unexpected experiences.” Sounds like a good mission statement to me! Here’s a somewhat […]

Funerary Urns from Rome, Japan, and Prince

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I saw an article in the NY Times the other day that was a one year follow-up to the death of Prince, and the image accompanying the article showed the urn that holds his ashes. As can be expected with something from Prince, it’s not your ordinary funerary urn; it’s a model-sized reproduction of his […]