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"Piss Christ" Vandalized After Christian Protest Against "Blasphemy" Posted: 4 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
When New York artist Andres Serrano plunged a plastic crucifix into a glass of his own urine and photographed it in 1987 under the title Piss Christ, he said he was making a statement on the misuse of religion. Controversy has followed the work ever since, but reached an unprecedented peak on Palm Sunday when it was attacked with hammers and destroyed after an "anti-blasphemy" campaign by French Catholic fundamentalists in the southern city of Avignon.
Comments: 15 Score: [-] 460 [+].

Aviary Introduces Voice Control for Apps Posted: 4 months ago by suebe
World, meet our latest labs feature: Parrot, the voice-activated actions enhancement for the Aviary suite! Parrot allows you to use voice controls within any of the currently released Aviary apps, to help you gain even greater control over your workflow.
Comments: 1 Score: [-] 196 [+].

The model for famous "tennis girl" picture revealed. Posted: 5 months ago by kelephon
The model behind the famous "tennis girl" picture has revealed that she has little interest in tennis, had to borrow the gear from friends and family, and that the tennis balls were for her dog.

And though it is one of the most famous pictures ever taken, she has not made a single penny from it.
Comments: 17 Score: [-] 402 [+].

Sculpture mystery baffles Concordia researchers Posted: 5 months ago by mutil8or
Montreal's Concordia University wants the public's help in solving an archeological mystery involving an ancient stone statue
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Mysterious chemical reaction is destroying Van Gogh paintings Posted: 6 months ago by bingo
The work of Vincent Van Gogh may be among the greatest artistic achievements in human history, but barely a century after his death his work is already starting to fade. The bright yellows of his paintings are turning to a murky brown. But this isn't any ordinary decay - and scientists used a particle accelerator to figure out the previously-unknown chemical reaction that is slowly destroying the works of the Dutch master.
Comments: 11 Score: [-] 297 [+].

The Master Race’s Graphic Masterpiece Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
Or...how Hitler got that cool look.
Comments: 5 Score: [-] 174 [+].

Guillermo del Toro’s amazing creatures Posted: 6 months ago by plurk
Although del Toro makes suspenseful movies, he often seems less like a disciple of Alfred Hitchcock than of Hieronymus Bosch. “I don’t see myself ever doing a ‘normal’ movie,” del Toro said. “I love the creation of these things—I love the sculpting, I love the coloring. Half the joy is fabricating the world, the creatures.”
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Susannah York has died Posted: 7 months ago by bingo
British actress Susannah York, one of the most memorable film faces of the 1960s, has died from cancer aged 72, British media reported late on Saturday.
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Dire Straits 'Money For Nothing' Banned in Canada Posted: 7 months ago by cb__
The ban came after a listener to a radio station in St. John's, Newfoundland complained that the 1985 song includes a derogatory word for gays.
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New Edition Of 'Huckleberry Finn' Will Eliminate Offensive Words Posted: 7 months ago by bingo
Saying they want to publish a version that won't be banned from some schools because of its language, two scholars are editing Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to eliminate uses of the "N" word and replace it with "slave."

(N is for nigger, just in case you were wondering. When did we come so afraid to say a word?)
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The Birth of the Arts Posted: 8 months ago by 2manyusernames
throughout human history and around the world, our species has displayed an undying impulse to create art—to adorn ourselves, our artifacts, and our surroundings; to make music, dance, dramatize, and poeticize. And we often spend vast quantities of time, energy, and material resources doing so. What lies behind the age-old, persistent human urge to make the ordinary extraordinary?
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Staggering Cache Of Picassos Turns Up In France Posted: 9 months ago by bingo
A retired French electrician and his wife say they stashed hundreds of never-before-seen works estimated to be worth at least $80 million in their garage. The works are believed to be authentic, but it's not quite clear how they came to be in the couple's possession.
Comments: 11 Score: [-] 262 [+].

First Rock and Roll Song Identified Posted: 9 months ago by bingo
"That's All Right Mama" by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup is the world's oldest rock and roll song, according to Southeastern Louisiana University rock historian Joseph Burns, who also thinks this song could contain the first ever guitar solo break.
Comments: 9 Score: [-] 190 [+].

The Underbelly Project Posted: 9 months ago by suebe
Somewhere in NYC there's an abandoned subway station, "unfinished, unused and undiscovered." Starting in 2009, 103 artists were secretly escorted into the space to create works of art, encompassing installations, paintings, aerosol, murals and more. Each artist was given one full night to work on their piece. At the end of the project, the original entrance to the station was removed. See more at the Underbelly Project site, and here and here and an interview with one of the artists.
Comments: 10 Score: [-] 298 [+].

Spicy Fleshy Wonderland. Posted: 10 months ago by donteatpoop
I want so badly to go here. This looks like a great way to waste a day. (despite the title, safe for work)
Comments: 7 Score: [-] 370 [+].

New online resource debuts for Nazi-era looted art Posted: 10 months ago by Aoibheal
The Nazis stripped hundreds of thousands of artworks from Jews during World War II in one of the biggest cultural raids in history, often photographing their spoils and meticulously cataloguing them on typewritten index cards.
Comments: 5 Score: [-] 157 [+].

"The Mike" Painting on Family's Wall May Be A Michelangelo Posted: 10 months ago by suebe
A Buffalo, NY family called the painting "The Mike" never realizing that it could be an actual unfinished painting by Michelangelo.
Comments: 6 Score: [-] 425 [+].

Solomon Burke, Grammy-Winning Soul Singer, Dies on Way to Show Posted: 10 months ago by hoosker
Solomon Burke, the pioneering soul singer and songwriter known as the “King of Rock & Soul,” died on his way to a concert in Amsterdam. He was 70.
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The Lion man - Art from the ice age Posted: 11 months ago by b2run
An interesting tusk carving thought to be from around 30 000 years ago.
Comments: 11 Score: [-] 371 [+].

Men With Genital Piercings Are Mostly Straight Middle-Class White Guys Posted: 12 months ago by suebe
Most men with genital piercings don't fit into the usual stereotype of bikers, druggies or Goths.
Comments: 9 Score: [-] 213 [+].

Young me,now me Posted: 12 months ago by Bornbad
I tried to post this in the images thread but I couldn't steal any of the pictures. So dig it. Years of photos that are years apart.
Comments: 10 Score: [-] 480 [+].

Calling All Penis Artists! (careful@work) Posted: 1 year ago by suebe
Paintings can be of any subject and in any style, so long as they were painted with a penis (if the artist doesn’t have a penis, the artist is free to use someone else’s). Participants are urged to exercise extreme caution when painting in order to avoid bodily injury. All paints should be patch-tested to ensure they are safe for use on sensitive areas.
Comments: 10 Score: [-] 277 [+].

Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 Million Posted: 1 year ago by PulsisX
Two small boxes bought 10 years ago for $45 -- negotiated down from $70 -- are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser.
Comments: 15 Score: [-] 456 [+].

The Lost Art of Pencil Sharpening By Hand Posted: 1 year ago by suebe
If you start a pencil-sharpening business, you can expect to hear this question a lot. The short answer? No, this is not a joke. You pay David Rees money and he sharpens your pencils. It actually happens.
Comments: 10 Score: [-] 201 [+].

Anthroposts Posted: 1 year ago by suebe
A project featuring found Post-it® notes collected from the street and read by anonymous online workers.
Comments: 3 Score: [-] 193 [+].


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