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  • Spread @4:01AM, 2016-01-23
    Tags: , artist   

    The bright red work of art (and 40 others) now protected 

    They were designed to bring public spaces back to life after World War Two – it was art for everyone. Now dozens of post-war sculptures are being given listed status.

    The bright red, welded steel structure above – at Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire – appears to defy gravity and the rules of balance.

    It was created in 1970 by Bernard Schottlander. He fled Nazi Germany in 1939 for Leeds, where he worked in a factory as a welder while attending evening classes in sculpture.

    Working with Historic England, the government has now given his sculpture added protection.

    Read the rest from BBC

     
  • Spread @4:47AM, 2014-06-25
    Tags: , artist, , wayne wolfson   

    Wayne Wolfson, Artist 

    “I do not worry about being cool or in vogue because any young lion’s breaking the rules and creating something shockingly new is destined to eventually become the establishment (or viewed as quaint) by the following generation.” Wayne Wolfson

    From the spread #17 interview “Wayne Wolfson, Artist”

     
  • Titus Toledo @5:15AM, 2014-03-10
    Tags: , artist, robert smith, , the cure, treasure   

    Robert James Smith 

    [artists we love]

    “Remember I was always true. Remember that i always tried…” —Robert James Smith, The Cure

     
  • Spread @4:31AM, 2013-12-06
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    Dirty Dali 

    —Via ArtHistoryLuv/You Tube:

    In this intimate film art critic Brian Sewell gives his sympathetic private view of a man whose life and work were surrendered to sexual obsessions.

    Salvador Dali is one of the most popular of all Surrealist painters, yet behind his image of dream and fantasy was a deeply troubled man of ambiguous sexuality and Freudian confusion. In this intimate film art critic Brian Sewell – who knew Dali at the point when his genius and reputation were both exhausted – gives his sympathetic private view of a man whose life and work were surrendered to sexual obsessions.

    Between 1968 and 1971, Sewell spent four intensely memorable summers with Dali in the artist’s Spanish home town. When he knew Dali, the artist was living entirely freed from the constraints of morality, respectability and logic. At first hand, Sewell witnessed the day-to-day routine and recalls the details that vividly and dramatically illustrate both Dali’s extravagant, flamboyant genius and the personal demons – sexual and psychological – that drove him and his work. [Prod/ Dir: Guy Evans; Exec Prod: Adam Bullmore; Prod Co: October Films]
     

     
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