Nov 6, 2009
(1962 Inner Mongolia) is a prominent painter who is known for his political pop images, mostly of Chinese women during the Cultural Revolution. His consumer icon series helped gain him international fame. His works are somewhat plain and realistic, but almost sweet representations of pig tailed women from the 1950s and 1960s and consumeristic people in the 1970s and 1980s.
Nov 6, 2009
Find out who's smarter... pirates or ninjas! The perfect gift for some one who loves checkers but tired of the same old checkerboard set. Pirates vs. Ninjas Checker Set
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Nov 5, 2009
Jake and Dinos Chapman
make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with searing wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality. Working together since their graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1990, the Chapmans first received critical acclaim in 1991 for a diorama sculpture entitled 'Disasters of War' created out of remodelled plastic figurines enacting scenes from Goya's 'Disasters of War' etchings. Later they took a single scene from the work and meticulously transformed it into a 'Great Deeds Against the Dead' (1994), a life-size tableau of reworked fibreglass mannequins depicting three castrated and mutilated soldiers tied to a tree. Arguably their most ambitious work was 'Hell' (1999), an immense tabletop tableau, peopled with over 30,000 remodelled, 2-inch-high figures, many in Nazi uniform and performing egregious acts of cruelty. The work combined historical, religious and mythic narratives to present an apocalyptic snapshot of the twentieth-century. Tragically this work was destroyed in the MOMART fire in 2004 and the Chapmans rebuked by saying they would make another, more ambitious in scale and detail - the result of which was 'Fucking Hell' (2008). The interim saw 'The Chapman Family Collection' (2002), comprised of a group of sculptures that bring to mind the loot from a Victorian explorerâ€™s trophy bag, yet also portraying characters from McDonaldâ€™s. The conflation of the exotic fetish and the cheap fast-food giveaway, imperialism and globalisation, created a powerful sense of dislocation. â€˜Like A Dog Returns To Its Vomitâ€™ (2005), was an exhibition of the Chapmansâ€™ graphic works, a large collection of etchings and drawings displayed on two walls and arranged in the shape of dogs. Many of the works were reinterpretations of Goya etchings, including the â€˜Disasters Of Warâ€™ and the â€˜Los Caprichosâ€™ series. Using the Tate Collection's erotomanic sculpture 'Little Death Machine (Castrated)' (1993) as their point of departure, the Chapmans created 'When Humans Walked the Earth' (2008) an installation of ten improbable machines, cast in bronze and now ossified, emulating aspects of human behaviour with a trademark subversive wit. (Continue reading..
Nov 5, 2009
' As a graduate from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a BFA, Misoâ€™s
work presents itself through a variety of mediums including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and etchings. Her art is often stimulated by her interpretation of the known and her experimentation with creating the unknown. Fascinated by the changing environment, the vigor ecocatastrophe, the biology of man and the science of evolution, Miso has sought to create a world in which her creatures, born of her making, can coexist amongst us. Miso currently works and resides in Los Angeles, California. She can also be found under her real name Karen Hsiao, creating fine art photography. '