Jeff Koons, the 64-year-old artist best recognized for its balloon-style sculpture, has just made history. The man’s 33-year-old sculpture entitled “Rabbit” concluded a sale at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction for a whopping $91 million – the highest paid for a work by any living artist. The 41-inch tall stainless steel sculpture made to look like a balloon rabbit went over 20 million above its expected price of $70 million. Continue reading Jeff Koons’ Rabbit Sculpture Fetched The Highest Price For Any Living Artist
Not going to lie. I was coaxed to sleep a few nights ago watching Wintergatan’s newest project, the Marble Conveyor Belt, churning out music. The combination of audio produced by the marbles, and the visual of the marbles moving through this inexplicably complex musical marble sculpture is absolutely hypnotizing. I slept earlier than usual and I am not the kind who sleeps early. Just for that, Marble Conveyor Belt is definitely worthy of a mention here. Continue reading Watching The Marble Conveyor Belt Creating Music Is Very Hypnotizing
You may remember French artist Benedetto Bufalino for its whimsical, quirky and poetic installations that sometimes borderline mind bending. Some of his thought provoking work include a mini excavator with an aquarium cabin, an upside down car ping pong table, a super stretched limousine bench, the Ford Mondeo pizza oven and a cement truck disco ball – just to name a few. Continue reading French Artist Cut A Fiat Coupe Into Two, Turn It Into A Mobile Chip Shop
Remember the one time someone turned a Cold War era nuclear shelter vent into a giant R2-D2? Well, it happened again, but this time, the upsized iconic astromech from everyone’s (or most people’s) favorite sci-fi franchise was found in Germany and it was most certainly legal, unlike the aforementioned. What you see before you is the Zweibrücken Observatory of the Natural Science Association – transformed to look like R2 with clever paint works. Continue reading Professor Turned Observatory Into A Giant R2-D2 And It Is Brilliant!
If you love Slobot, AKA Robot Art, and happen to be particularly enamored by the original movie adaption of the 1964 Roald Dahl novel, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, Paramount Pictures), then this new piece from Slobot artist Mike Slobot may interest you. Mike Slobot, who is a self-declared Willy Wonka of his Slobot universe, created a robot character inspired by the Ooompa Loompas from the movie which he named Slonkabot 1000-5YL. But this Ooompa Loompas has no love for cocoa beans and it does not make make chocolate; it “work” at Mike’s Slobot Factory churning out robots instead. Continue reading KAWS Companion As Ooompa Loompas Robot Art Is Strangely Attractive
Somewhere in the U.S., one artist has taken upon himself to beautify, ugly, unrealistic action figures and dolls, turning them into desirable collectibles. Meanwhile, somewhere in Europe, one Ukrainian artist is doing the opposite. Olga Kamenetskaya believes that dolls are unrealistic in representing the body proportion and beauty of a real person and thus, she set out to water down the dolls’ beauty. Not sure if she is doing anything to the body shape though, but I guess, as far as body shape goes, it has been taken care by Lammily. In fact, Lammily does a brilliant job in presenting a doll with a look that won’t mislead our young ones with unrealistic beauty. Continue reading Ukrainian Artist ‘Unbeautify’ Dolls, Repaints Them To Create Realistic Look
Bluetooth speakers are just Bluetooth speakers. The most you can do to make one standout is to make it look sleeker and sounds better. You can’t actually make it ‘cool’, or so we thought. But I guess we were wrong because, the Mechanical Spider Bluetooth Speaker is actually cool. That’s right. This ‘unholy’, sci-fi-ish contraption you see here is indeed a Bluetooth speaker. Quite unbelievable that this thing is a Bluetooth speaker, really, but that’s exactly what makes it super cool. Continue reading This Is Probably The Coolest Bluetooth Speaker Because, Mechanical Spider
It has been 30 years since Salvador Dali pass on, but thanks to technology, the prolific Spanish surrealist is coming back to life. But thankfully, not in an eery way. So, you can put your whatever holy objects away. TBH, I am not familiar with Dali and his works, but what caught our attention was how AI and deepfakes are being used to bring the artist back to life. Not did technology bring back Dali, but also enable him to present his life in person. Continue reading Surrealist Salvador Dali Brought Life By AI To Talk About His Life
At some point in time in our lives, we all had experienced cutting out bits from a piece of paper to create an image of some sort. Let me assure you that this octopus you see here is not that. This is the next level of paper cutting art. Neither is it a drawing. And oh, yeah, it was cut from a single piece of paper, alright. This form of art is known as Kirie. Kirie is the Japanese art of paper-cutting and it ain’t no child’s art. It involves slicing out negative spaces from a single sheet of white paper with the final art placed against a contrasting background to reveal the image. Continue reading Mind Blown: Image Of An Octopus Cut From A Single Piece Of Paper!
After anonymous artist Banksy shocked the art world when his Girl With Red Balloon painting promptly ‘self-destructs’ after being successfully sold in an auction, it inspired a series of memes, along with businesses riding on this act for advertising. It was a shocking act of defiance which I thought will be quickly forgotten. Well, as it turns out, it hasn’t been completely forgotten, at least not by two local artists from West Virginia, U.S.A. Continue reading Here’s A Wacky Christmas Tree Inspired By Banksy Shredded Painting