Posts tagged art

Behind the bizarre YouTube portraits of Conor Collins

Tyler Oakley’s arms thrown up mid-fangirl captured entirely in Taco Bell hot sauce.

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A Nutella Troye Sivan staring back at you from a white canvas. 

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This all describes the art of YouTuber and artist Conor Collins, a 25-year-old in Manchester, England, who’s taken a very nontraditional approach to capturing the stars of YouTube, inspired by the nature of their newfound celebrity.

“The people … are quickly becoming famous for just being them,” he explained to the Daily Dot. “Not being footballers or musicians or politicians, but just being them and saying what they thought. As an artist who paints people, this new group of influential people on the Internet tickles my creativity. So it just made sense that if I were to begin to make these portraits anyway, might as well do it in the way which best reflects them—on YouTube!”

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This GIF of a balloon dog can be yours for $5,800 on eBay

Do two wrong arts make a right? At least one eBay seller seems to think so.

Last year, a sculpture by Jeff Koons—who is either a pioneering genius or a monstrous, self-merchandising fraud—became the most expensive work by a living artist: Balloon Dog (Orange), part of the series he’s best known for, fetched $58.4 million at a Christie’s auction.

Apparently looking to burst the art world’s bubble, Michael Green has produced an animated GIF of a stainless steel Koons balloon dog deflating—and slapped a $5,800 price tag on it. The image “will be shipped to the buyer within 24 hours through a USB stick, along with a COA (certificate of authenticity),” at no extra charge, which is nice.

Watching her grow up 
The days can feel so slow, but
The years go by fast. 
'Fathers and daughters' by David Chandler
(Starring the amazing Kevin Stock of Takingstockofwhatmattersmost.net!)

Watching her grow up 

The days can feel so slow, but

The years go by fast. 

'Fathers and daughters' by David Chandler

(Starring the amazing Kevin Stock of Takingstockofwhatmattersmost.net!)