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Knitted taxidermy animal trophies by Jessica Dance

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 6 May 2014

Clearly, the plushest and most huggable taxidermy animals I’ve ever seen. Art director, Jessica Dance, collaborated with photographers David Sykes and Kim Jakobsen To in bringing to life – or death, rather – these two amazing animal trophy collections.

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Rap and pop stars get a cartoon character makeover in Cartoon X Pop

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 6 May 2014

Cartoon X Pop is a project by German-based Zhi-Yun Zhang, giving rap stars and pop artists a whole new look, kinda. Zhang says of this series: ‘Nowadays in every entertaining industry there are features and collaborations. I wanted to bring two sectors together. So I mixed up the style of famous cartoon shows with some […]

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The most functional canvas art you’ll ever see

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 2 May 2014

Love artistic furniture? This takes it to a whole new level. YOY in Tokyo has created a furniture collection that, at first glance, looks like art canvases. But how is it done? A frame made of wood and aluminum is covered by an elastic fabric printed with texture of a canvas and a drawing of […]

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Abandoned Parisian nightclub, hijacked by street art

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 2 May 2014

The site of a stunning 1885-era Parisian municipal bathhouse, home to the previous Les Bains Douches nightclub, is now set to be revamped into a luxury boutique hotel. Earlier this year, a group of 50 art practitioners filled it up with their own art, creating their very own pop up art gallery from it. These […]

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Humorous, clever, thought-provoking street art by Fra.Biancoshock

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 2 May 2014

Milan-based artist Fra.Biancoshock really knows how to grab your attention. Using the ‘urban jungle as his canvas, the mysterious artist creates site-specific installations that are at times humorous or startling, but always clever and imaginative’. In this street art, old tires are given new life to form Loch Ness Monster scenes in back alley puddles, […]

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Incredible biro drawings by French artist Kevin Lucbert

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 2 May 2014

Everybody doodles sometimes, and the chances are that you do it with a Bic biro. Of course you do! After all, it IS the AK-47 of pens: it’s cheap, it never jams and it will keep on writing when the enemies’ pens have all run out of ink. Kevin Lucbert, however, uses the Bic biro to take doodling to a sublime new level.

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PlopEgg: artist lays eggs to form ‘vagina paintings’

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 2 May 2014

Well, there’s something you don’t see every day. At the 2014 Art Cologne fair in Germany, Swiss artist Milo Moire conceived a pretty unique kind of abstract painting. And by ‘conceived’, we mean the giving birth kind. Standing butt naked as people around her went about their daily lives, Moire laid paint-filled eggs from an […]

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Everyday items not available on the App Store

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 1 May 2014

Not everything is available on the App Store. Hyper Island students recently unveiled a design project that made ‘Not Available on the App Store’ stickers to place anywhere outdoors. These stickers were stuck on swing sets, skate parks, tree houses – even dogs – just to remind us that outside is where ‘real, highest-definition, truly multidimensional activity happens’.

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Victorian taxidermy by Walter Potter

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 1 May 2014

Stuffed kittens playing croquet and enjoying tea time, little bunny rabbits sitting down in a classroom, squirrels reading the morning paper and smoking tobacco. Morbidly beautiful, if I must say. These are the creations of British taxidermist, Walter Potter, who became famous for his specialty in anthropomorphic tableaux back in the Victorian period.

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Dandelions turned into lamps

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 1 May 2014

Dandelions are many things: a symbol of spring’s arrival, a source of latex, a beneficial weed for gardeners. But a lamp? Kind of unbelievable, but it’s true! Cinematographer Takao Inoue designed the ‘OLED TAMPOPO’, a dandelion that’s also a household lamp.

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These are the coolest children’s face paintings we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 30 April 2014

These astonishing face paintings by New Zealand-based artist Christy Lewis, aka Daizy, will make you do a double-take, or maybe even a triple-take even. Whenever she wants to try out a new design, she simply calls on her two daughters and son to be her guinea pigs models in her artistic experiments. After finishing yet another unbelievable work, she calls on her husband, Mark, to take photographs.

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Meowls: cat heads placed on owl bodies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 30 April 2014

Previously, we featured ‘Dirds’, dog heads photoshopped onto the bodies of birds. We knew it was only a matter of time until someone, somewhere, would create ‘Meowls’, cat heads superimposed on owl bodies.

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E.T. and Yoda do Michelangelo’s Pieta

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 30 April 2014

I guess, ET took Yoda home. ‘PiETa’ is a sculpture that reimagines Michelangelo’s famous artwork, ‘Pieta’, with two of sci-fi’s most beloved aliens, E.T and Yoda. Created by artistic duo Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, the piece shows E.T. cradling Yoda on his lap – much like Mary cradling Jesus on hers – and healing the Jedi Master with his magical glowing finger.

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Sculptures having a major meltdown

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Urs Fischer has done a number of works with wax sculptures in various states of falling apart, melting down, and generally not keeping it all together well. It recalls how malleable these works were to begin with, and also has the sobering effect of reminding us that sometimes the finished product looks anything but completed.

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Mark Zuckerberg gets immortalized in wax, Madame Tussauds-style

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 26 April 2014

Mark Zuckerberg has had a Hollywood blockbuster made about him, and now the Facebook CEO will soon be seen beaming away this June at the new Madame Tussauds museum in San Francisco, donning his signature hoodie-and-jeans getup while sitting cross-legged on a chair with a laptop (looks like an unbranded Mac). Fun fact: we didn’t […]

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