Consisting of 2,700 ping pong balls in 6 shades of gray, this 2 x 3 meter display driven by a computer with custom software will reproduce a picture measuring 1.8 x 2.4 meters in a mere, wait for it (no, seriously — wait for it) 2.5 hours. The generated image is then visible for a couple of minutes before a new picture is created.
Underground guerrilla graffiti artist Banksy showcased his work over the weekend at his Barely Legal: vandalised warehouse extravaganza exhibition located in a Los Angeles warehouse. The highlight of the show, which focused global poverty and injustice, was a 37-year-old elephant completely painted, from head to tail, to exactly match the wallpaper in the roped off re-created living room it was standing in. The literal “elephant in the room” was meant to represent the big issues in life, such as poverty, that some people choose to ignore.
There are 65 pictures from Banksy’s LA show mirrored after the jump (image source)…
In a rather bold pictorial titled State of Emergency by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia makes a strong yet disturbing statement about post 9/11 security. All in the name of fashion.
There are 10 more pictures in this pictorial after the jump, so click the link below and…
Catch-up post #3: Shortly after guerrilla artist Banksy hacked Paris Hilton’s album, he quickly set his sights on a new target, Disneyland. Over the weekend the underground artist smuggled a life-sized replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee into the theme park. It was placed inside the Big Thunder Mountain ride where it remained in place for 90 minutes before the ride was closed down and the figure removed. According to Banksy, the stunt was intended to highlight the struggles of terror suspects that are being detained in Cuba.
Banksy will be holding a three day vandalised warehouse extravaganza in Los Angeles this weekend.
Stacy Keibler’s legs make an ass of themselves, and what an incredible ass it is — so incredible that the WWF decided to make a casting of them and create a steel and chrome sculpture. Now there’s a piece of art most guys won’t mind sitting in their living room. Check out the casting process in the video — that artist has a great job!
Guerrilla artist Banksy, who gained international attention after he hacked the MoMA and the Met, set his sights on a new target — Paris Hilton. At HMV and Virgin Megastores around the UK Banksy replaced Hilton’s CD with his own remixes and given them titles such as Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For? But it didn’t stop there. The picture on the CD cover was changed to show Paris topless, and the images in the insert were also modified. Over 500 copies of the CD were
distributed deposited in 48 record stores. The original barcode was left in tact so that customers would have little to no idea that the CD had been tampered with.
Spokespeople for various stores have said that no customers that they are aware of have complained or returned the doctored CD. This stunt just might explain how Paris’ CD managed to climb to #29 on the UK charts.
Both of Edvard Munch’s paintings, The Scream and Madonna, were recovered by police in Norway yesterday. The two paintings were stolen by armed men in a daring daylight raid over 2 years ago. After hearing from several underground sources that The paintings are burned up, art lovers and public officials were relieved to find that the paintings had received only minor damage during their rough handling in the hands of the thieves.
Daniel Edwards, the same artist that created the controversial life-sized nude statue of Britney Spears, has done it again. Edwards unveiled his latest creation, a Presidential Bust of Hillary Clinton, today at New York’s Museum of Sex. Edwards says of the boob baring bust, The key was to reveal her chest a little bit. She usually covers herself up, but I don’t think that’s necessary.
By revealing her chest a little bit, he really meant putting her boobs on full display, sans nipple. Edwards hopes the bust will get people talking about sex, politics and celebrity. Don’t we do that already?
Digital artists never cease to amaze, especially when they produce photo-realistic images of hot models and naked images of your favorite celebs (well, not just yet anyway). This picture of Veronica Zemanova is a vector drawing by Wayne Forrest created entirely in Adobe Illustrator using a gradient mesh technique. Compare that to the real deal just below it. Pretty impressive.
There are 11 more (slightly NSFW) pictures of Veronica after the jump. So if nobody’s watching, then…
Tomi, the artist behind the stunningly nerdy yet somehow cool Lego + Apple mash-ups, has done it again; and dare we say that he’s reached a whole new level. Moving away from the figures that started it all, Tomi will be introducing his greatest work yet — the 1984 Playset. It’s inspired by the classic [Apple] TV commercial and features over eighty parts; including a backlit “movie screen”.
The set will go on sale tomorrow, August 2nd, at 9:00pm EST for $198.99.