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Boing Boing: Art Archive

Don’t know if any of you folks are regular readers of Boing Boing, an excellent blog devoted to all kinds of interesting stuff, whose writers are champions of viral curiosities, sci-fi, the tech savvy, steampunk, all things DRM-free, and other things not mentioned here, but I am. I’ve been pretty intrigued by their art links before. I’ve noticed that there is a very specific but broad-ranging type of art being presented. Common to most of it is that it’s very easy to grasp on a surface level (i.e., you could explain it in a couple of words if you had to), usually involves quite a bit of technical facility, and is often at least vaguely rooted in a pop kind of sensibility (or, if you must, is “kitsch-embracing”). The reason for this, at least in part, is that this art is very democratic–it is refreshingly unaloof to people with little to no artistic training. That’s my take anyway. What do y’all think? (The link will take you to their archive of posts with an ‘art’ tag.)

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Lovis Corinth

Lovis Corinth’s Nana, from the collection of the St. Louis Art Museum. 

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For anyone gearing up for the CAA Convention this week, thinking about turning young novices into full-fledged artists and in need of a good laugh–here is a link to some videos by Nathan Boyer.  Nathan’s also a great painter, look for a post sometime soon.

Enter The Dragon

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Roller Wilson 3

Donald “Roller” Wilson. What can I say? One-time prof at the U of A in Fayetteville. Collected by celebrities. Known frequenter of the coffee shop at the public library. Really weird website.

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Nick Pena

Nick Pena

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Lisa Sanditz

Lisa Sanditz

Lisa Sanditz lives in Brooklyn, but her 2006 solo show, Flyover, at the Kemper Museum of Art, dealt with some of the more humorous aspects of the Midwestern Landscape, like Subtropolis (above).  The Kansas City Subtropolis is on my mind because it also figures into Deb Sokolow’s current installation at the Kemper, you are one step closer to learning the truth (post forthcoming).

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Details

Eric Sall detail

A simple post, just about what cool stuff paint is.

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