Incredible Papier-mâché sculpture made with toilet paper, by Marvin Francis

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I saw this incredible papier-mâché sculpture at the Outsider Art Fair, and wanted to learn more about it. The artist is Marvin Francis, who made it while incarcerated at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Facility, using toilet paper and glue. Marvin was convicted of murder in 1986, and at the time he was twenty-five years old, a […]

Patricia Urquiola: bursting at the seams with thoughts and memories

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I received a press release from the Philadelphia Museum of Art with information about events at the museum, including the current shows. One of the shows, “Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry,” caught my attention and mentioned that this is the first solo exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the work of this internationally acclaimed […]

New Gallery Insider with Ron Mueck

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Our latest “Gallery Insider” features hyper-realist sculptor Ron Mueck and his recent self-titled exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Click on the link above (or the picture below) to see highlights from the exhibition, and for teachers (or homeschoolers) looking for materials to use in teaching contemporary art, check out the feature’s essential […]

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 […]

Commemorating Jackie Robinson in Jersey City

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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 […]