Author Archives: maryannadair

When Art Imitates Street Art

One of street artist Rone’s “Jane Doe’s” pastes is featured in this work ‘Under the Arts Centre‘ by Melbourne -based artist Eolo Paul Bottoro! Eolo Paul Bottaro’s artistic career spans over 20 years of creative practice. Bottaro operates within the … Continue reading

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Rone’s Grown | From Jane Doe’s to Top Studios

Street artist Rone (real name Tyrone Wright) (born 1980), is an internationally renowned artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Rone grew up in the Geelong suburb of Curlewis on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. A keen skateboarder, he did a two … Continue reading

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Franz Marc | Degenerate Artist

All eight images above were painted over a three year period and form a part of a menagerie of animal artworks from cows, cats, horses, a fox, a little blue horse, a monkey, a dog lying in the snow and … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for EARS | For ‘EARS a Jolly Good Fellow

Sydney-based artist Daniel O’Toole aka street artist EARS is known for his fragmented and fractured faces presented in an almost Cubist art form. Many of his works can be seen in Sydney or Melbourne, often recognisable by the thin-lined, patterned … Continue reading

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1901 | Campbell Art Studio, Fifth Avenue NYC

It was during 1901 that a photographer and art manager of the Campbell Art Studio on Fifth Avenue, New York City took a series of photographs of a stunning artist’s model. The result of this eponymous collection is arguably his … Continue reading

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The Hallmark Art of Vibrant Al Stark

Al Stark is an Australian gallery and street artist who admits that he is inspired by music, literature, film and artists including Robert Crumb, Chris Burden, Oskar Kokoschka, the Vienna Actionists and The Vienna Secession. Now based in northern New … Continue reading

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On Today | Wednesday December 12 1979

Japanese artist On Kawara (December 24, 1932 – July 10, 2014) was a Japanese conceptual artist who lived in New York City from 1965. Kawara belonged to a broadly international generation of conceptual artists that began to emerge in the … Continue reading

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Here’s a good part of some CDH art

  CDH art has been around for 20 years, starting his street art creatives around 2000/2001. Working mostly alone, CDH’s interest came from his admiration with the street art of San Francisco. He uses anything and everything from paste-ups, aerosol, … Continue reading

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Mike Kelley Was No Nelly

American artist Mike Kelley (October 27, 1954 – January 31, 2012) was born in Wayne, Michigan, (a suburb of Detroit). Kelley worked in performance, music, sculpture and installation art, mining the American vernacular culture to develop what has been described … Continue reading

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What to See by Lucy Lucy

Meet Street Artist Lucy Lucy who came to Melbourne from Paris, France. Lucy (born 1983) has been  living in Melbourne for many years and is known for her paintings and pastes of gorgeous females. She also loves fashion and fabrics, … Continue reading

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Some Tender Fender Stories

[Fender Stratocaster electric guitar designed 1954 made 1957 wood metal and plastic MoMA | Leo Fender (American 1909-1991), George Fullerton (American 1923-2009) and Freddie Tavares (American 1913-199)]. The Stratocaster (“Strat”) electric guitar was designed by Leo Fender, a self-taught electrician, … Continue reading

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Here’s a Plug for Smug

Smug or Smug One (aka Sam Bates) is an Australian born photo-realistic contemporary street artist now residing in Glasgow, Scotland.  Born in 1982, he grew up in a small town in New South Wales about three hours from its capital, … Continue reading

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John Baldessari | What is Painting?

What is Painting [Synthetic polymer paint on canvas (1966-1968) MoMA] Do you sense how all the parts of a good picture are involved with each other, not just placed side by side? Art is a creation for the eye and … Continue reading

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Straker | The Image Breaker

Straker / Drew Straker aka ‘The Muralist’ is an  internationally recognized aerosol street artist from Perth, Western Australia (WA). Born in the suburb of Subiaco, Drew is the youngest of three boys. A keen skateboarder, he began his graffiti skills … Continue reading

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You Can Check Out Any Time You Like | But You Can Never Leave

Huseyin Bahri Alptekin |  H-fact: Hospitality/Hostility series (2003-2007). [A series of light box art simulating hotel signs from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) collection]. According to Wikipedia, Turkish artist Huseyin Bahri Alptekin (1957-2007) studied aesthetics, philosophy of art, and … Continue reading

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