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“Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian was a pretty decent artist – here are his paintings

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 14 April 2014

We knew him as Dr. Death, the man who worked tirelessly to help those who were terminally and seriously ill with his assisted suicide machine, the ‘Thanatron‘. But this man wasn’t just a controversial figure; he was a decent artist, too. Gallerie Sparta in Los Angeles ‘is paying homage to a lesser known side of […]

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Stunning hybrid animals that could only exist with taxidermy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 11 April 2014

According to Stephen Paternite, his taxidermy sculptures allow him to experiment with, and document evolution. The fascinating works combine materials either found in their natural environments or purchased through taxidermy supply, fuse natural parts like claws, skulls, feathers and antlers with other forms to create new hybrid animal species. The one of the robocat — […]

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Incredible wood carvings by Maskull Laserre

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Friday 11 April 2014

The Devil is in the details. Upon first glance, the work of Maskull Laserre seems like just another contemporary art show, seemingly random found objects arranged in a gallery space. We then notice these everyday items, which all happen to be made of wood, appear to be badly damaged in one way or another. Of […]

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Pokemon that are made from rolled and curled strips of paper

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Artist Aimie Holdorf just captured all 150 original Pokemon, but in the form of rolled and curled strips of paper. The technique she used is called quilling, an art form that makes decorative pieces by rolling, twisting, and manipulating various strips of paper.

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Grafitti giant MTO dwarfs all other street artists with this epic artwork

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By Marta Millere in New Art on Wednesday 9 April 2014

If you’re a devoted Imgur or Reddit user, you will have noticed an astonishing photo of street art dating back to 2012, showing a bearded giant struggling to get out of a small house. That small house is in Rennes, located in the French region of Bretagne, and the genius behind this mural is MTO.

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Fed up with gender inequality, artist casts penises for women everywhere

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Is this elegant or what? Oklahoma-based artist Holly Wilson had an epiphany sometime last year when she decided she had enough of being discriminated against as a female artist: ‘I thought I could let this take me over OR I could hold onto my “dick”.’ And so her Bring Your Dick To The Table project […]

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The human anatomy, painted onto real human bodies

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

Johannes Stoetter, the artist behind the amazing illusion of the woman bodypainted to look like a parrot, has clearly had a lot of practice. We lucked out on another great bodypainted series by him, Anatomy, where he painstakingly painted the human anatomy (exposed muscles, veins, internal organs and all) onto real human bodies. How absolutely […]

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Classical art paintings, updated with social media notifications

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

In her ‘emoji nation’ series, Kiev-based artist Nastya Nudnik takes the event notifications from Facebook, Twitter and the lot that we are so familiar with on social media, and updates classical art paintings with these. That one tweak instantly transforms the timeless to something quite mundane.

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Aussie artist Rone creates a new 35 metre high street art masterpiece

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By Marta Millere in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

Street art is shaping the way we see and live in urban spaces everywhere in the world. In Rome, we’ve got the Space Invader leaving small pixelated masterpieces around Trastevere and other old neighborhoods; and in Melbourne and other Australian cities, there’s Rone.

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Woman at work! Wonderfully gaudy French street art by KASHINK

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 4 April 2014

Her artistic name is the onomatopoeic word for the sound of action: KASHINK. And action you’ll get, mostly through huge paintings of four-eyed characters in gaudy colours that you can find all around the world. The work of this French artist is inspired by her Spanish and Slovakian origins, and often features portraits of Frida Kahlo mashed up with comics, which she loves.

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Trippy album covers you don’t need acid to appreciate

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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

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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

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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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