The Art Advocate leaves for the shore today, and will remain away through Labor Day. This image is a small oil painting by Atlanta artist, Karin Jurick.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The judging panel at this years Aspect Prize (UK) declined a painting in Paisley Art Gallery, on the grounds that the painting's title is not acceptable. The artist said that changing the title would materially change the work; however he did then change the title.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This sculpture will be unveiled on September 11 in Norman Oklahoma, before relocating to London next year. The artist was inspired by articles about American actress Angelina Jolie breastfeeding her twin infants. Other works by this artist include Suri Cruise's first bowel movement, and a Paris Hilton autopsy.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This 184 foot sculpture, next to Manchester (UK) City's Eastlands stadium, has been cut down due to safety conceerns, and will be placed in storage until a decision is made on its future. Last year a suit by the city alleging breach of contract and negligence against the artist/contractors was settled for £1.7million.
The creator of this image has not yet been identified; someone has transformed an image of this political figure with white face and make-up into a well-recognized character from last summer's The Dark Knight, added text, and published the image in poster form around Los Angeles, where the movie was filmed. The poster appeared over the weekend at random locations in the city.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Art Capital Group provides financial and consulting services to art owners, permitting collectors and artists to obtain loans using artwork as collateral. The company has filed suit against Annie Leibovitz in New York, alleging that she has defaulted on loan payments.
Earlier this year, Leibovitz obtained a line of credit from American Photography, an entity affiliated with Art Capital Group. As part of the agreements between the parties, the artist authorized American Photography to be the exclusive agent for sale of her photographs, other art works owned by her, as well as her real estate properties.
Sale of California's Cycles Gladiator wines have been banned in Alabama. Liquor advertising regulations in Alabama prohibit the display of 'a person posed in an immoral or sensuous manner' on alcohol packaging or trade dress. The image is a reproduction of a late 19th century French bicycle ad.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Jews for Justice for Palestine and 442 members of the public complained to the ASA that this holiday travel poster implied that the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights were part of Israel. The Israeli Government Tourist Office defended, saying that the image and text gave visitors an idea of the location of accessible areas around Israel. The ASA found the ad was misleading.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
The Evanston (Illinois) City Council approved this sculpture for installation on the roof of a parking garage. One alderman objected, saying that the sculpture implied a potential suicide, however a selection committee appointed by the Public Art Committee approved it after reviewing 189 art works. The German artist also designed a sculpture at the LaSalle Gateway Plaza, Chicago.
An article from the Chicago Tribune may be viewed here.