Matters of Life and Death: Brian Whiteley Retrieves His Trump Tombstone From the NYPD | ARTnews

Brian Whiteley with his Legacy Stone at a storage center in Queens, on July 14, 2016. EMILY MCDERMOTT FOR ARTNEWS With a headband around his neck, a black

Source: Matters of Life and Death: Brian Whiteley Retrieves His Trump Tombstone From the NYPD | ARTnews

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Art Matters.

Use the link above to read….

Andrea LaHue
aka Random Act

Diary of an Editorial Cartoonist – The New York Times

Inspiration tends to find Patrick Chappatte at the kitchen table in his studio rather than at his desk: “It’s closer to the espresso machine.”

Source: Diary of an Editorial Cartoonist – The New York Times

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What a cool way of making a living.  It’s nice to have an inside view.

Check the link above to see how Patrick Chappatte does it.

Andrea LaHue
aka Random Act

Cave Walls Record Early Encounters Between Old World and New

Archaeologists discover Spanish names, Christian symbols on Caribbean island visited by Columbus in 1494.

Source: Cave Walls Record Early Encounters Between Old World and New

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Another great reason to preserve ancient artifacts, even if they disrupt the plans of big corporations.  How cool to look back on what was, this way.

Enjoy the article by clicking on the link above.

Kindly,

Andrea LaHue
aka Random Act

A Cherokee Fashion Designer Who Mixed Native Modernism with Midcentury Trends

SANTA FE, NM — The worlds of fashion and fine art often collide, both in the museum and on the runway. Exhibitions that explore the material culture of fashion through the brilliance of designers and their impact on broader culture often illustrate the

Source: A Cherokee Fashion Designer Who Mixed Native Modernism with Midcentury Trends

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A little art history with the link above.  Having never heard Lloyd “Kiva” New, I thought I would share this with you, I think you will enjoy it.

#FlowersforthePeople,

Andrea LaHue
aka Random Act

Crimes of the Art

Crimes of the Art is a weekly survey of artless criminals’ cultural misdeeds. Crimes are rated on a highly subjective scale from one “Scream” emoji — the equivalent of a vandal tagging the exterior of a local history museum in a

Source: Crimes of the Art

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Interesting read, it’s the first time I’ve run across this list.
Check the link above.

#FlowersforthePeople,

Andrea LaHue
aka Random Act

L.A. Artist Claims Zara Stole Her Designs, Bragged About Getting More Hits On Their Website: LAist

The designs are suspiciously similar.

Source: L.A. Artist Claims Zara Stole Her Designs, Bragged About Getting More Hits On Their Website: LAist

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My friends and colleagues might think I harp on the copyright thing a little much.  I admit, it annoys me, it can’t feel right when one does it, and it hurts others.

Bassen, an LA artist and designer shows us some examples of where Zara has seemingly stolen some of her designs, and what she is doing about it.  It’s pretty clear, with 4 almost identical images, makes it a more intentional act, versus just one image.

The personal discipline, risk and dedication, amongst other things, makes being an independent artist or designer a exceptional challenge.  There are countless reasons to celebrate this commitment, and it needs to be celebrated by big business, rather than abused.

That said, when an artist copies cartoon characters or images made famous or created by another artist or company, directly, it’s plagiarism, as we see with Melania, it leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth.

To help Bassen out, you can check the link above, and then check the link in the article for some of her designs.

#FlowersforthePeople,

Andrea LaHue
aka Random Act

This North Korean Art Is More Than Propaganda

Socialist Realism isn’t just pictures of happy workers and brave soldiers.

Source: This North Korean Art Is More Than Propaganda

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These are really beautiful, check the link above.

#FlowersforthePeople,

Andrea LaHue
aka Random Act