Tuesday, March 31, 2009

John McEnroe duped in art scam

Arshile Gorky, The Pirate I, 1944, Oil on canvas, 74.3 x 101.9 cm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former tennis champion John McEnroe was duped along with Bank of America, investment firms, art owners and collectors in a sophisticated $88 million art investment scam revealed in New York on Thursday....

...So far, authorities have identified 26 victims... including McEnroe, who lost $2 million after investing a half share in two paintings, Arshile Gorky’s “Pirate I and II.” The share in the paintings was sold at the same time to another collector, and McEnroe never recouped the money, authorities said.

Full story can be found here.

Friday, March 13, 2009

New student artwork at AAW 2D Art Blog

I just posted a bunch of new student artwork over on the
AAW 2D Art Blog. Here are a couple of samples as a teaser.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Obama art weirdness-- buttons!

There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat, there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits.


Oy gevalt.

* (Yes, I know that Obey Giant is Obama poster artist Sheperd Fairey's company, but if you ask me, these buttons are creepy as hell. They are not created by Fairey, by the way, which makes them even creepier!)