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Artist Crush: Houston

April 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Sculpture and installation work by an artist who¬†goes by “Houston” whose website is cleverly called¬†we have a problem (via of paper and things). A nice bit of humor there, but no info whatsoever on the artist himself and the generic name makes finding out more rather tricky. Putting aside the artist’s identity, the art is really cool and full of strong imagery set in unusual contexts. The white American flag is definitely a highlight.

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Wouldn’t this piece be great in an office somewhere?

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Laith McGregor’s Beards: Genius or Gross?

April 4th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Laith McGregor’s beard drawings stop you in your tracks. These exquisitely-rendered realist portraits are bizarre and unsettling as if the artist wields his technical skills to elicit an unpleasant reaction among viewers.

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Images via the artist’s blog and Quickly Mandy.

Would You Buy This Art?

March 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Smashed acrylic panels by Matthew Deleget via Tell You (Today). The artist uses a hammer to bust out most of the panel while leaving the frame intact.

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How do you feel about portraits of strangers?

January 26th, 2011 · 16 Comments

Update: most people think they’re awesome!

Have you noticed the curious trend of folks collecting strangers’ portraits? These design geeks scour flea markets and the like for the perfect, long-forgotten portrait which they dust off and hang as if it were their beloved great-aunt. Here are some examples…

Victoria Smith’s apt via shelterpop

“She’s always on the lookout to add to her ‘family of cheesy portraits’… It started with Rico Suave on the upper left and the family just grew…’ Victoria even creates stories of past relatives for her virtual family tree…” – shelterpop

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.Kelly and Rod’s home in Anthology Magazine

“Kelly finds ‘something intriguing about the old group photos and the many stories they hold.’ ” – Anthology Magazine

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