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Trippy album covers you don’t need acid to appreciate

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 4 April 2014

NME has compiled a gallery of surreal album covers with cover art so wild and way-out, you wouldn’t need any extra help from drugs to appreciate them.

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Breathing new life into old (and boring) works of art

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Dave Pollot is breathing new life into old works of art, and doing a fine job at it! You’ll find all sorts of geeky and wonderful additions to artworks here, from Star Wars vehicles and a big block of Lego, to Gemini space capsules and Bender from Futurama. He actually finds these old works of […]

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Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup cans are naked in this series

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Thanks to a Kickstarter project by artist and photographer Lindsey Wohlman, we can now see for the first time Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans … naked! Warhol Soup Cans Naked & Unlabeled, is a series that visualizes the insides of a soup can through gelatine-mixed freestanding soup sculptures. It all started with eight soup cans […]

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Look out, it’s a giant wave of naked Barbies in Perth

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Who knew Barbie could look so nightmarish! Artist Annette Thas has created this giant Barbie wave installation for Sculpture by the Sea in Perth. The event takes place on Cotteslow Beach between 70 local, interstate and international artists. Thas says of her installation: ‘The Barbies are used to convey messages.

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Balls! Everywhere! At the Goethe-Institut in Krakow

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 31 March 2014

This extremely fun art installation is called Suck the Balls! and was design by artist Niklas Roy.

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Norwegian boy gets a McDonald’s receipt as a tattoo

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

This is customer loyalty at its finest. Stian Ytterdahl from Lorenskog, Norway, will never ever forget what he had for lunch at McDonald’s last Monday, because he had the receipt details tattooed on his right arm. Asked by his friends to choose between sticking a Barbie up his ass and getting inked, he chose the latter (as I would probably too). The dare was supposedly a punishment for being too smitten with the ladies (kids these days).

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Got to be seen to be believed: a castle carved into a single grain of sand!

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz was working at grand scales when the idea of squeezing a castle into a grain of sand came to him: ‘I used to work in a smaller studio and my work had a certain scale and then I realized that by moving to a larger studio, my work sort of expanded, reaching up to 500 meters in diameter’.

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How to make a fake decapitated head in a jar

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ can now sorta become The Governor, by having their own collection of decapitated heads in jars. Mikeasaurus of Instructables teaches us how to create one with this cool DIY guide.

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Paper dioramas illuminated by LEDs make for a wonderful visual feast

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Denver-based creative couple Hari & Deepti, individually known as Harikrishnan Panicker and Depti Nair, have been fusing their artistic powers together since 2010 to create hand cut paper dioramas illuminated by LEDs. The works, which were part of the SCOPE NY art show at the Black Book Gallery, are composed of watercolour paper that’s layered […]

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Steampunk sculptures located inside pocket watches

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Pocket watches may be a thing of the past, but they are in no way any less beautiful. Just check out these repurposed antique pocket watches by New Jersey-based artist Sue Beatrice of ‘AllNatural Arts’. Beatrice recycles discarded parts like gears, cogs, screws, and sprockets, into whimsical sculptures inspired by nature and fantasy. Her steampunk […]

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The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine: one of the greatest feminist art series, ever

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 27 March 2014

This incredible series of photographs features “morbid depictions of common beauty rituals” of women. Created by artist Jessica Ledwich, each photo is just as bizarre as the next, showing just what women have gone through in their beauty practices that are quite “monstrous”. Ledwich says her project explores the fact that throughout “history, the bodies […]

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Mind boggling 3D Space Invaders artwork in Lausanne

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 27 March 2014

Wow, wow, wow. That’s about all I can muster up about this incredible 3D artwork, entitled Space Invaders, created by Leon keer and Remko van Schaik and on display now at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The artwork measures 150m sq. and was made over the course of six days. The painting will be […]

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Real life Tetris by Michael Johansson

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Swedish artist Michael Johansson sure knows how to keep things organized. This guy takes ‘a real-life Tetris approach to both public and fine art’ by grabbing just the right objects to fit into tight spaces. And while there’s a few everyday objects, some of Johansson’s work contains heavy duty speakers, shelving, televisions, and even cars […]

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Australian artist paints portraits of Cambodia’s Children of the Sunrise Village for charity

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Iranian born, Australian artist, Abbas Mehran’s paintings take you on an artistic journey that overflows with love and colour. He has lived and exhibited in numerous countries, from Germany to Argentina, yet no trip touched him as much as his short stay in Cambodia. He went there a few years ago in order to work on paintings of children with Geraldine Cox, Country Director and President of the Australia Cambodia Foundation and the Sunrise Children’s Villages project.

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The Buddhist Bug Project: a 30 metre saffron-coloured worm-like creature

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Don’t go chuckling off just yet, though this curious-looking ‘creature’ looks a bit silly, it actually has deep spiritual roots. The Buddhist Bug Project is the brainchild of Cambodian artist Anida Yoeu Ali, in which she explores her identity as a born and raised Khmer Muslim and a converted Buddhist. The 30 metre saffron-coloured worm-like […]

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