Pop Art and Impressionism Meet At Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Monet's Garden Goes Pop Exhibit

Florida’s Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are featuring their latest immersive exhibition “Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop!” at their Downtown Sarasota, FL campus from February 13 through June 27, 2021. In addition to sharing some of the Pop Artist’s interpretations of the French impressionists works, the grounds have been turned into a living homage to them both. Read more

Quelle Fête! Melting Disco Balls by ROTGANZEN

quelle fete melting disco balls by rotganzen

Quelle Fête is a series objet d’arts created by design firm ROTGANZEN that can be seen in public venues as an art installation, as part of a collaborative furniture collection and are sold separately on a smaller scale. The object represents a playful image of days gone by and a melancholic reminder of the glamour nights of disco. The amorphous shapes are covered, through painstaking creaftmanshop, with a carefully arranged glittering skin of mirrored glass tiles. The once iconic shape of the disco ball is reborn with new character and meaning in an ode to the happy days of way back when. Read more

Remembering Artist John Baldessari

remembering artist John Baldessari

The world lost artist John Baldessari last week at his home in Venice, Los Angeles. Passing away at the age of 88, he left us with some of the most inventive, ironic and unusual art in multiple mediums, forever cementing his place in Art History as The Godfather of Conceptual Art. Read more

Luxuria Pills by Catharina van de Ven

Catharina F.M. van de Ven aka Catharina van de Ven is a Dutch sculptor whose ongoing series, Luxuria, is a collection of projects that reflect human desires. A recent addition to her Project Luxuria are a series of automotive colored 3D pills that represent the human predilection for lust. Read more

Sparkly Punk Buddhas by Metis Atash

Meet artist Metis Atash and her fabulous sparkly Punk Buddhas. The German artist’s buddha sculptures are outfitted with spikey mohawks and painstakingly clad with Swarovski crystals to emulate fashions inspired by the work of well-known artists and fashion designers. Read more

“The End” As Expressed by Artist Ed Ruscha

The End. We’ve reached it. As we put another year behind us I thought a look at THE END, literally, would be a great way to wrap up 2018. And thanks to American artist Ed Ruscha, we have plenty of beautiful examples. Read more

Art Embellished Fiberglass Shell Chairs by Modernica

These Art-embellished fiberglass Case Study® chairs are a wonderful option for lovers of contemporary art and mid-century modern furniture. Made by Modernica, the fiberglass shell chairs are created by hand, one by one, using the original molds and processes from Charles Eames’ original 1948 design and feature officially licensed artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Shepard Fairey. Read more

David Barsalou Uncovers The Original Comics Roy Lichtenstein Appropriated For His Art

Did you know that artist Roy Lichtenstein, world-renowned for his tongue-in-cheek Ben-Day dotted paintings, was one of the art world’s biggest copycats? Albeit several artists work is inspired by other artworks, Lichtenstein’s ‘comic strip’ art was predominantly taken directly, including much of the text, from the work of several popular and prolific comic book artists such as Arthur Peddy, Tony Abruzzo, Ted Galindo, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Mike Sekowsky and Jim Pike. None of whom he ever credited.

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein is an exhaustive, three decade long project by Art Historian David Barsalou in which he has located the original source material for much of the famous Pop Artist’s work. Read more