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Talking With America’s Best Art Forger and the Man Who Tracked Him Down

Mark Landis is a small, soft-spoken, 59-year old man living in small-town Mississippi. For three decades, he used plain old colored pencils, magic markers, and acrylic paints to replicate—like, exactly, uncannily replicate—masterworks by everyone from Picasso to Walt Disney while hunched over an unmade bed in his cluttered apartment, watching old films on Turner Classic [...]

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If Paintings Could Text

(NSFW: Language, Crude humor) One person has figured out a way to get us to look at fine art – by imagining what their subjects’ text messages would be like. Apparently most of them are drunk, horny or both. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Roxy Paine: Carcasses

Roxy Paine’s collection of highly-detailed wooden sculptures based on machinery – the literal and the intangible ones. They rebel against control and uniformity, concepts that have become associated with machines. More here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Flooding, Anti-Vaxxers, Museums: What’s Ruining Our Cities This Week

Flooding in Pakistan has stranded hundreds of thousands of people, an anti-vaccination movement trending in L.A.’s most affluent neighborhoods is causing a whooping cough epidemic, and one broken air conditioner could destroy Rome’s most priceless art. Hope you’re comfortable, this week’s What’s Ruining Our Cities is a doozy. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Edible Billboard

Michelle Sugar Art worked through the night to create the world’s first cake billboard. Made for Mr. Kipling, the billboard measured 20′ x 10′ and contained 13,360 cakes, many of which were eaten by passersby. More here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Ben Young Sculpture

If Greg Klassen’s glass and wood furniture evoke rivers and lakes, Ben Young’s glass and concrete sculptures evoke oceans. Ben cuts and crafts each sculpture by hand, layer by layer. He also makes pure glass sculptures. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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This Classical Venetian Palazzo Is Like a Chill Portal to the Afterlife

If Hollywood has taught us anything about death on Earth—and goodness knows it has—it’s that we’ll be welcomed to the afterlife by an eye-squintingly bright white void. For his latest site-specific exhibition, artist Doug Wheeler has transformed the classical architecture of Palazzo Grassi building in Venice into what looks like a portal to heaven. Read [...]

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Burning Man’s DMV

…the Department of Mutant Vehicles, that is. Because of space and safety concerns, the DMV was set up to inspect and grant license to a limited number of “mutant vehicles” prior to entering the arts festival. More here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Antonio Santin: Rugs

Antonio Santin’s ongoing series Rugs is composed of hyperrealistic oil paintings. Antonio distorts the patterns and simulates shadows to make it appear like there’s a body hidden underneath each carpet. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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