They like to go out in style: lively coffin art from Ghana

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 4 February 2014

When we finally move on to the afterlife, we’re probably going to be put in a dull and discreet coffin. But not the Ga people of Ghana. They like to go out in style. Fantasy or figurative coffins, are colourful and creative functional coffins designed and made by specialized carpenters in Greater Accra Region in […]

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Russian woman uses her breasts as paintbrushes (NSFW)

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By Aleksandar Bezinovic in New Art on Tuesday 22 November 2011

‘My breasts are brushes’, says this Russian painter. Yes, this is a completely useless but funny video of a Russian woman using her breasts as a brushes. Something you shouldn’t try at home.

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Chris Ofili makes extraordinary art from Elephant dung

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By Vas Vega in New Art on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Chris Ofili has been famous for a long-time — making art out of Elephant dung. I didn’t know that, but was taken on a date to the Tate in London to see his exhibit.

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Artist creates awesome portraits painting with her lips

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 14 July 2011

Ok, well now we’ve seen it all. Natalie Irish creates wonderful, sparkling portraits using just lipstick and her lips, literally kissing the canvas until is resembles the pop icons she predominantly recreates.

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Low-Rise: a skyline made from staples

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Friday 1 July 2011

Low-Rise is a precarious assemblage of free-standing stacks of staples representing a complex city skyline. Peter Root, the British artist who had the idea for this interesting piece of mini architecture, apparently has a thing for highly labour-intensive, mantra-like procedures when creating art.

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Classical portraits carved into Oreo Cookies

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By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 29 June 2011

Most people, myself included, like to eat em’. But that hedonistic instinct doesn’t apply to Judith G. Klausner, who instead creates meticulous portraits out of the wonderfully tasty cream on an Oreo sandwich cookie. Delicious. In many ways than one.

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Skull made from French Fries

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By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 13 January 2011

We’ve seen skulls made from a bunch of things lately, but never fries. Behold, the McSkull, made entirely from McDonalds French fries.

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Ben Wilson creates art from chewing gum

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 4 November 2010

Eeeewww. Right? Oh, what? It’s art and that’s all that matters? Well, ok. We can dig that. Ben Wilson trawls the streets of inner-city London looking for stray bits of gum on which to create his colourful, intricate artwork. He’s been doing it for six years and has completed around 8,000 paintings. Let’s hope he scrubs his hands thoroughly when he’s finished.

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Cary McCauley

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 14 September 2010

There is something strange and fantastical in Gary McCauley’s work. His pastels tell a story, or often several stories, with symbolic, and at times bizarre, imagery. His work reflects a child’s fascination with the world around him, filtered through the eyes and memories of an adult.

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Roxanne Jackson

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 10 September 2010

There is a trophy room somewhere, maybe not in this reality. A glittering demon sits in an armchair, admiring his many poached souls, prepared and mounted by Roxanne Jackson. Beware when she enters your house.

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Real human brains art

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 3 September 2010

Fine, skull art may be a little played out at this point, but come on, this one is made out of real human brains!

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The Seattle Gum Wall

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By Francis Andrews in New Trends on Friday 27 August 2010

Whether tight-lipped local authorities are upset about this perversely attractive sight or not, there’s no question that it’s killed two birds with one stone: providing a refuge for tasteless gum that won’t end up on your shoe, and transforming a bland brick wall into a bit of an urban rainbow. I dig. [Photos via OddityCentral]

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House Attach by Erwin Wurm

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By Lin Tan in New Art on Monday 29 March 2010

There’s something wrong with this picture, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Oh yes, there’s the word Kunst written on the building. Entitled House Attack, this artwork by Erwin Wurm features a cute little suburban cottage wedged on the rooftop of the MUMOK (the Museum of Modern Art or in German, Museum […]

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