Andy Warhol's Million Dollar Art Collection Stolen

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The Los Angeles Police have reported that a multi-million dollar collection of Andy Warhol art work has been stolen from the house of businessman Richard Weisman. Dubbed "The Athletes" collection, these missing works include 10 brightly colored silk screen paintings depicting famous athletes like Muhammad Ali and OJ Simpson, among others, and a portrait of Weisman himself. The collector -- who...

Another Leather Strike by Natalia Brilli

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Parisian designer Natalia Brilli has a special talent. She loves to wrap whatever she gets her hands on in lambskin leather. One of StyleCrave's favorite and previously featured in here — who can forget the rocking skeletons band — Brilli's leather-pampered collection just got bolder with a new skateboard deck and a matching backpack to go along. Encased with the finest leather and suede,...

BMW Art Car Collection Comes to New York

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Featuring a series of BMW racing sportscars worked by some of the world's foremost artists, the BMW Art Car Collection showcases a bond between art, cultural trends and motorsport. First introduced by French auctioneer and ardent racing driver Hervé Poulain in 1975, each car of the collection has its own special story to tell. Having already exhibited in the world's greatest museums including...

Classic Photography in Lego: the Art of Mike Stimpson

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Photographer and artist Mike Stimpson has a sense of humor when it comes to the images that have shaped our world.  While history's greatest photographs have represented some of the highest peaks and the lowest failures of humanity, Stimpson represents them with a child-like sense of humor.  He rebuilds them with Legos.  Dubbed the "Classics in Lego" collection, Mike Stimpson has shared a...

Porno Paper Cuts: The Art Of Mathias Schmied

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Swiss-born artist Mathias Schmied is a master of paper medium. His pieces are based in sketches, photos and illustrations that are richly colored, detailed and then deconstructed. Paper is cut, peeled, swirled and frayed away from pinned-up pinup starlets and provocatively posed magazine models. Schmied was born in Berne and lives and works in Crest, France. His work has been the subject of...

Rockstar Geishas By Yuko Shimizu

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Yuko Shimizu was been drawing since she was a child. The influence on her traditional Japanese family sweeps through her sketches and illustrations of guitar-wielding and turntable-tacking rockstar. But Shimizu’s boldness is offset by deft touches of whimsy. On the set of a fashion feature, she helped create hand-drawn backgrounds of childhood storybooks, which contrast with grownup models...

Dimensional Photography Pops Out Of Paper Plane

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Polish artist Jan Smaga has always been fascinated with presenting 3-D objects through a flat medium. His photographs are odd, existential and almost always illusionary. The Warsaw-born artist has long studied shape and form. His 2005 series, "YMCA," explored architectural and structural spaces, while his "Water" series traced the volumes of swimming pools through illuminated lightboxes....

Mexican Photog Takes Wrestling To The Matte

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When Mexican photographer Victor Ayala points the lens at his subjects, he forever freezes their character. To capture the over-the-top personalities of lucha libre wrestlers, Ayala — whose shots have been published in Playboy, Esquire and Popular Mechanics among others — combines traditional study at  focuses on framing, dramatic setting and lighting. Whether the wrestlers were...

The Grey Lady Sees Colorful Writing On The Walls

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This is what 15 years of tension, tragedy and triumph looks like. Color-coding the subjects highlighted in New York Times headlines from 1990-2005, A. J. Bocchino has created a chronological map of news history. The subject of several gallery shows, Bocchino’s work can now help transform your home into a sobering exhibition space through 10-foot by 3.5-foot wallpaper rolls. The colored bars...

Wang Qingsong's Eye And Insight

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Chinese creative Wang Qingsong clearly has a vision of the world crumbling around him. For much of his work, the Beijing-based artist uses a camera to photograph and freeze themes of capitalism, war, commercialization and human history into contemporary still lifes. People are plagued and alienated in much of Qingsong’s work, trapped in a web of consumer debris, huddled for warmth under...

Scratch, Tweak Tracks With GoMA Touch Screen Turntable

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The turntable and its purist followers long resisted digital updates. In recent years, however, CDs, hard drives and even DVDs have been tamed by the familiar platter controller. A touch screen turntable serves as the centerpiece of Australia’s “Contemporary Media Lounge” inside Queensland Art Gallery’s Museum of Modern Art. A joint project of museum multimedia designer Aidan...

Wax Museum: Crayon Art By Christian Faur

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By layering hundreds of thousands of crayons, Ohio artist Christian Faur creates textured artworks that are part painting and sculpture. Filling wood frames with the crayons, he uses the colored wax tips as “pixels” for images of people and objects, which undulate and change when viewed from different angles. For his crayon art, Faur looked back on his childhood and early art memories he...

Digital Dance 'Echo' Chambered In Italy

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If you have the chance to see the Echo dance performance at Teatro Sociale di Como in Italy, you'll actually be witness to a double performance. Mirroring the movement of Mimbre dancers on stage, are digital backdrop projections captured by advanced 3-D cameras and displayed real-time. The performance was originally commissioned by Vamp for a staging at the Tate Modern, and is expected to tour...

City By The Sea: The Apocalyptic Art of Alex Lukas

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For his upcoming West Coast exhibition, Philadelphia artist Alex Lukas took pigment to paper and flooded skylines and urban landscapes with water, creating barely visible underwater worlds. Rooftop gardens barley escape drowning, while fires and elemental forces take down humanity's progress in the paper series, which fuses apocalyptic "Blade Runner" landscapes with "SimCity"-styled imagery....

French Photographer Focuses on Urban Paris Personality

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French photographer Gilles Alonso has thrown his expert eye towards urban life and taken to the streets of Paris with a cadre of beautiful women. Shot on the street, inside parking garages, rooftops and select interior spaces, Alonso's gritty photographs blend setting and pose to present a distinct personality from each of the models, who are each stunning, but appealingly non-bombshell. [via...

Vibrant Walls: Porcelain 3D Wallpapers

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Czech designer Daniel Pirsc has a new vision of how interior wallpapers should look. Nothing short of cool, his unique porcelain 3D wallpapers are a flexible solution that adds life to even the most sober walls you've seen. Available in airplanes, rain drops, crosses shapes or otherwise, his collection is definitely a daring example that triggers new emotions in a home that was stale before...

The Global Warming Watermarks Project: a Somber Future Envisioned

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While many may argue about its cause, the fact remains that global warming is a real phenomenon. With that in mind, a group of subversive British artists came up with an ingenious campaign that is trying to inspire the public toward a planet-friendly path. Watermarks is a public art project that uses official UK government predictions and a series of large-scale projections to show just how...

It's A Small World After All

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Tiny hobby figurines come to life, working and playing in a micro world of texture often missed by cursory human glances. Carpet becomes grass for motorcycle treks, brush bristles transform into rows of vegetation and rolls of paper towels serve as snow for little sledders in Vincent Bousser's quirky still life photos. Check out the galleries of his work over at Fubiz and freak out when you...

Streak And Splatter: The Art of Russ Mills

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Graphic designer Russ Mills scans in textures and random scribbles and manipulates them with his computer. The result, however, is anything but digital. The Leeds Metropolitan University graduate paints with bold strokes that frame detailed illustrations of face and character. Mills uses drab canvases to emphasize streaks of color among monotone splatters, which highlights nearly hidden...

The Lonely And Colorful World of Dmitry Maximov

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Creating micro worlds filled with color and wonder, Russian artist Dmitry Maximov blends illustration and photographic technique to create two-dimensional pieces that pulse with personality and whimsy. His pieces are dynamic and dark, often centering around lonely bulbous characters playfully interacting with the world around them. The cute little monsters seem to live in a human-like world...