It’s true! This weird art actually got sold

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Art is subjective. But you’ve really got to wonder what some people see in some ‘masterpieces’. Writer Emily Green put together a list of ‘bafflingly weird works of art that actually sold’ to show us just how awful some contemporary art is, and just how much money some art collectors are willing to pay for […]

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Bizarre (and a little creepy) porcelain art by Johnson Tsang

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 2 June 2014

If sculptures of chubby babies making weird faces give you the creeps (it’s a thing), look away now, and hope this art doesn’t appear in your nightmares. These glossy porcelain sculptures are created by Hong Kong artist Johnson Tsang, and he refers to these pieces as ‘his babies’. Since 1993, Tsang’s work has been exhibited […]

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These two artists are living on a giant hamster wheel in Brooklyn

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 14 March 2014

Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder are doing some rather interesting performance art this year. For ten days they’re living on a 25-foot giant hamster wheel in Brooklyn. And there’s no getting off, either!

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Fresh meat weapons by Dimitri Tsykalov

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 12 March 2014

Back in 2012 we showed you Dimiti Tsykalov’s fruit skulls. Pretty cool, right? Well, have we got a treat for you! This Russian-born artist’s other series doesn’t use fruit at all. It uses meat, fresh meat. To create these images, Tsykalov had to work throughout the night, using more than 150kg of fresh meat. He […]

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Fleshy intestine tent, anyone?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 26 February 2014

If it’s dinner time where you are, look away now! Don’t say we didn’t warn you! This creative fleshy intestine tents are made by Swiss artist Andra Hasler and are on display at the Corn Exchange Newbury & New Greenham Arts in Berkshire. The work is supposed to creatively explore the ‘consequences of a nuclear […]

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Skeletal sculptures made with tea, coffee, canvas, and wood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 9 January 2014

Photographer Ben Greener has created detailed and intricate anatomical sculptures using only items such as wood and canvas, which was dyed in coffee and tea. His series My Feet, which is about, uhhm feet, won the Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture back in 2012. The UK-based artist says his skillset and attention to details […]

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Self-proclaimed ‘boob artist’ Marcey Hawk creates art using only her breasts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 6 January 2014

In the world of art, anything can be a medium. Including a pair of boobs. Marcey Hawk, also known as the ‘boob artist’, uses her 30D bosoms to create abstract art that has attracted high-profile clients like Rob Dyrdek, Russell Brand , and to no one’s surprise, Hugh Hefner. Inspired by witnessing a performance artist […]

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Anthill art made by pouring molten aluminum down anthills

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 21 December 2013

How about this for art and controversy: a viral video (which already hit 18 million views) is spreading about an artist who pours molten hot aluminum down an anthill, filling the passageways and chambers. He then waits for the liquid to cool and solidify, then extracts it and cleans the excess dirt. The result is an amazing look at what the underground world of ants look like.

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Yes, now you really can make your own placenta art print

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 3 October 2013

Artists have forever experimented with new mediums when creating art, but I think this one takes the cake. Placenta art prints are a thing, people. As reported by TIME, parents can now own a memento from their child’s birth and get that good-looking placenta down to work. And there’s a service that guides you through […]

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My Little Pony taxidermy, now available on Etsy

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 23 September 2013

Honestly, as cute as the idea is, I find this taxidermy piece kind of disturbing. I mean, it’s great if you really love My Little Pony. But just think about it: why do you have just the head of a pony on your wall? Did someone kill the poor thing? Oh, the strange things you […]

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The art of body politics: a new series by Matthew Stone

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Art on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Sometimes art is most moving when it challenges us to reevaluate our identity. London artist Matthew Stone’s latest show at Subliminal Projects in LA does just that by taking viewers on a guided tour through the minefield of body politics. Through sly juxtapositions and heartfelt portraiture, Stone is able to destabilize some of the most […]

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This is not Photoshopped: surprise shadow art by Larry Kagan

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 10 May 2013

For the most part, no one gets surprised by shadow art anymore because it’s usually pretty straightforward. You see the different parts of whatever the shadow represents in the pieces used to cast the shadow. There’ll be a leg shaped object, an arm object, torso, and head object, and then voila, a human body shadow. […]

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Incredible chewing gum sculptures by Jérémy Laffon

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 24 April 2013

French artist Jérémy Laffon wants to stick gum to your new shoes. So he built a gallery floor made of gum. And he wants to build insanely huge gum towers. So he put thousands of sticks of gum together then applied heat. These fragile leaning towers of distaster are structurally unsound due to Laffon’s carefully chosen heat gun […]

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Creepy calming art by Machida Kumi

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 3 April 2013

There’s something both comforting and creepy about Machida Kumi’s artwork. At first glance, I see what looks like a mother and child holding each other lovingly. The color pallet is a calming pastel pink and cream. It seems harmless. But that’s the interest of each piece. When you look closely, they’re really weird, with alien people shooting lasers from […]

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Offbeat mixed media art by Suzie Millions

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By Drunken Prayer in New Art on Saturday 23 March 2013

I first saw Suzie Millions’s work when she was doing backwards portraits on glass. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know her pretty well. She makes faces out of food for fun. She has a closet dedicated to Hank Williams. She puts googlie eyes on everything. Millions recently had a crafts book published that is […]

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