Spanish painter Miquel Barcelo used over 100 tons of pigments from all over the world to make a 16,000-sqare-foot brightly-colored abstract painting for the United Nations offices in Geneva. “On a day of immense heat in the middle of the Sahel desert, I recall with vivacity the mirage of an image of the world dripping … read more… “Miquel Barcelo sees the world dripping toward the sky”
At the Edinburgh Art Festival, which starts this Thursday, Sanford Wurmfeld is presenting an E-Cyclorama – a 21st Century version of the once popular 19th Century panorama paintings. The “E” stands for elliptical – the project itself is a giant painting on the inside of a huge cylinder. Pauline McLean reports for BBC News that … read more… “Sanford Wurmfeld’s non-mimetic panorama painting in Edinburgh”
According to BBC News, seven German artists are living with lice in their hair in an Israeli museum for three weeks in the name of art. Milana Gitzin-Adiram, chief curator of the Museum of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv, said: “Art is no longer just a painting on the wall. “Art is life, life is … read more… ““The lice are part of the art.””
BBC News reports that online bidding for a wall painted on by graffiti artist Banksy has closed with a final bid of £208,100. However, neither auction site eBay nor seller Luti Fagbenle has confirmed if the bid has been accepted. The painting is on a wall on the side of a media production firm’s base … read more… “Brick Banksy on eBay”
After awarding Turner Prize to abstract painter Tomma Abts last year, not a single painter makes the 2007 shortlist .