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Oh fuck, how did we get here? Such a tainted world filled with odd love of hyper sexualized children's characters and garbage floating in the wind. 

Just ask Banksy

    Is this the new representation of art? F***** up reproductions of things that already exist but are now skewed in the public eye with grime and disruption. Is this art? Or is this just something the public needs to see to wake up a little bit and spend more money at yet another thriving attraction that is half the grease of Art Basel. With everything but primly designed decor one could wonder if naturally, the next exhibit will be placed in Michigan's Detroit. 
    So Banksy, I gotta know what level of toxicity radiates off of places like these? Do you think that this is what the culture needed next to expand their minds and open up their souls to the wave of the future? Or was this just a quick gag to make Damien Hirst some more quick $$$. When will you open your mind to more collaboration of the not already super rich? And how much did you charge for this anyways?
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Eyvind Earle (April 26, 1916 – July 20, 2000) was an American artist, author and illustrator, noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rahr West Art MuseumPhoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University Art Museum have purchased Earle's works for their permanent collections. His works have also been shown in many one-man exhibitions throughout the world..  

Mary Blair

October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978) was an American artist, animator, and designer. She was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in WonderlandPeter PanSong of the South and Cinderella.[1] Blair also created character designs for enduring attractions such as Disneyland's It's a Small World, the fiesta scene in El Rio del Tiempo in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase, and an enormous mosaic inside Disney's Contemporary Resort. Several of her illustrated children's books from the 1950s remain in print, such as I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss. Blair was inducted into the group of Disney Legends in 1991. 

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Marilyn Manson

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969),[7] known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, visual artist, author, and former music journalist. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson, which he co-founded with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz and of which he remains the only constant member. Like the other founding members of the band, his stage name was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of two American pop cultural icons of the 1960s: actress Marilyn Monroe and criminal Charles Manson.

Additional Reading

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Anne Marie Zilberman

Après des études d’arts graphiques à Paris, mon travail de styliste (Kenzo, Gérard Darel, Chakok…) m’a permis de voyager quelque temps en Asie. Une fois installée définitivement à Paris, je me suis consacrée totalement à la peinture. J’ai trouvé ma voie dans un onirisme qui allie l’abstrait et le figuratif, imaginant ainsi un nouveau symbolisme dédié à l’éternel féminin. Ma technique mixte mélange et superpose peintures à huile et acrylique, tissus, papiers, feuilles d’or, végétaux, cherchant à donner à mes toiles profondeur, relief et luminosité.

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Watch: Inside The Weird World Of Art Forgery

Ken Perenyi knows a thing or two about forging art. He did it for almost 30 years. But now he's gone legit. Two FBI agents knocked on the door of his Florida home and began a five-year investigation into Perenyi’s production and sale of fraudulent paintings. He'd passed off forgeries of primarily 19th-century artists, like James E. Buttersworth, in major international auction houses. "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. The artists that I targeted in 99% of all cases were long dead, but I feel that I paid a tribute to them," Perenyi told VICE News. Though the investigation eventually stalled and Perenyi was never charged with a crime, he decided to take his business aboveboard. Today, instead of selling his work under some high-profile artist’s name, he legally sells authentic reproductions to clients who want to look like they own high art, without paying the high prices.

Watch: Inside The Weird World Of Art Forgery

These 13 artists create stunning pieces using a variety of painting techniques. Their unconventional methods take painting to a whole new level. Check out how they paint in new and innovative ways.

Watch: Hyperrealistic Colored-Pencil Drawings Look 3D

CJ Hendry, a New York artist, spends up to 15 hours a day creating hyperrealistic drawings using only colored pencils. We take a look at how she works and learn how she's built a captivated following.

Need some inspiration?


Why Artists Interested in Animation Should Do It!

Animators create animations and visual effects for the media industry. They can be found all across the media, including television, movies, video games and more. Most animators are self-employed, working as freelancers for short-term contracts on projects.
In order to become an animator (or any other kind of professional artist), you must have an impressive portfolio of work, and strong technical skills. It is a good idea to learn how to use many types of software programs. It is a good idea to earn a bachelor’s degree in animation, art, or a related field.
Behind every television show, film, video game, and other source of media is an impressive team of people who collaborated to bring it to life. Animators are one part of this team of people. Animators use computer programs and illustrations to create animations.

Typically, an animator will specialize in a certain field. Some people for example, only want to animate video games. Even theme parks hire people to do animations for them. This is a career with many industry options.

Animators meet with clients, designers, directors and other staff to review the project and development time lines. They work with a team of animators to create the project as needed. They develop storyboards to help themselves map out the animation sequence. They use various specialty computer software programs. They edit animations and effects based on the needs of the project.

The vast majority of animators are freelancers, with 60 percent of animators being self-employed in 2016. This means that it is up to them to find work for hire, and negotiate rates with clients. Animators usually work on a contract, and once that contract work has been completed, they find other projects to work on. Animators work in a studio with a computer and lots of specialized equipment. This work involves many hours inside of a studio, working on a project. Animators may need to work on weekends and nights to get a project ready by its deadline.

The median annual salary for animators was $70,500 in 2017, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The salary may vary depending on what type of industry a person wishes to become employed in. A person who is involved in software publishing can earn $80,000 annually, on average. Those who worked in animation for advertising and public relations made $67,000 annually in 2017. Because they are typically freelancers, animators are able to charge their own rates for the projects they work on. As usual, those with several years of experience and education will be in the position to receive a higher salary. So if you see your future opening up to animation or any other kind of professional art take the jump! And bring your creative ideas to life!


Featured Artists

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Pete Oswald

As a character designer and concept artist, Pete has helped to uplift many of the most successful animated franchises. Among other projects, Pete has worked on Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball 1 & 2; and Hotel Transylvania; and Oscar® Nominated ParaNorman, for which he earned an Annie Award nomination.

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Scott Wills

Scott Willis has had a distinguished career as a political cartoonist, comic strip artist and illustrator. He was the editorial cartoonist at The Cleveland Press, The Dallas Times Herald and The San Jose Mercury News. His cartoons have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post,  Le Monde and The Wall Street Journal and on MSNBC and PBS. Scott has been painting murals for more than a decade and his work can be seen in businesses, schools, homes, and public spaces throughout the Bay Area.


Tadahiro Uesugi

Tadahiro Uesugi is a Japanese Illustrator living in Tokyo. He was introduced to Mike Cachuela, by Ronnie Del Carmen and Enrico Casarosa of Pixar, who in turn introduced him to Henry Selick who invited him to become the concept artist of the Coraline production. According to Henry Selick in an Metropolis interview, Uesugi is heavily influenced by late '50s and early '60s American illustration. But Selick's directions for the art was: "design with your own ideas; but we would like to see something we've never seen before!"

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Willian Santiago

As a brilliantly styled print maker, Willian Santiago's products begin to break into the art market with ease. His art resonating fashion and modernism through the ever longed for minimalism.  Willian Santiago uses eye catching colors through the print making process to create colorful combinations that please the eye and modernize any space. With not much information on this artist exists in the online realm, enjoy the created beauty while it lasts.  

Trace Loops

TraceLoops is a animation experiment centered around hand-drawn, physical animations and experiments with the creation and perception of motion. TraceLoops has been used by a variety of brands including Converse, NBC, Hyundai, MTV, Purina, Trolli, AXE, Olay, Perrier, A&E, Warby Parker, CNN, The Tate Modern, Ghostly International, Electric Objects, WestSoy, Yahoo Sports, and others.
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