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Artist Successfully Funds Kickstarter to Go Around the Country Painting Sears Stores

For everyone bitching about the recent co-opting of Kickstarter by the privileged elite, you know, well-established Hollywood players using the crowdfunding site for their new projects – take this as a counterpoint. This is the best use of Kickstarter in its purest form. This is beautiful. Pop artist Brandon Bird simply asked for $8,000 to travel the country painting various …

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Lady Gaga Gets Naked to Promote Artist Marina Abramovic’s New Kickstarter Project

In the art world, Marina Abramović is known as one of, if not the, premier performance artist around – but she’s gained a new level of popularity in the past few years thanks to her ambitious performance piece “The Artist Is Present,” which saw the artist sit still and quiet for 736 hours over the course of 2 and a …

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Andy Warhol Gravesite Broadcasting Live Webcam Feed

Andy Warhol was not only known for his colorful nods to pop culture, he also did lengthy video installations that, had they been done in today’s internet era, would have likely gone viral. Now, on what would have been his 85th birthday, the artist’s namesake museum in Pittsburgh has installed a camera on both his gravesite and the church where …

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Amazon Art Launches As a New Fine Art Marketplace

Amazon has partnered with a bunch of fine art galleries and dealers to sell quality art via a new portal – Amazon Art. According to the company, Amazon Art will showcase over 40,000 works from more than 4,500 artists. These works of art will be sourced from over 150 galleries and dealers, including Paddle8, Holden Luntz and McLoughlin Gallery. This …

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Maria Mitchell Google Doodle Honors First Female Professional Astronomer

Today, Google is honoring Maria Mitchell with a really cool Doodle that shows the first American professional female astronomer using a telescope to look to the sky – presumably in hunt for “Miss Mitchell’s Comet,” which she would discover in 1847. Mitchell was born in 1818 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and raised in the Quaker faith. She most likely benefitted from …

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Rembrandt van Rijn Gets A Google Doodle

Painter Rembrandt van Rijn is the subject of today’s worldwide Google doodle, as today marks what would have been his 407th birthday. Rembrandt was born on this day in 1606, and died on October 4th 1669. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters of all time, as his name is often used as a contrast to inferior work. …

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Franz Kafka Honored with ‘Metamorphic’ Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the birth of Prague-born writer Franz Kafka, who is regarded by some of one of the most important writers of the 20th century. Kafka, who published dozens of short stories and a handful of novel, is one of the main influencers of what we know as existentialism. Google’s Doodle honors one of Kafka’s most influential works – …

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Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk

Artist John Paul Capronigro recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available to the general public. In the speech, he talks about his creative process. “He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with them contribute to the completion of finished works of art,” Google says in the video description. “The resulting synergy is …

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Assassin’s Creed IV Fans to Appear in French Painting

Ubisoft today announced an unusual offer for fans of the Assassin’s Creed series. The game publisher has commissioned an oil painting from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris, France to commemorate the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and some fans’ faces will be put into the painting. 137 Assassin’s Creed fans in the U.K and Europe will have their …

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Society6 Not Being Integrated With Other Demand Media Properties (At Least For Now)

Demand Media announced this week that it has acquired artist marketplace Society6 for $94 million. Users worried about changes under new corporate management don’t have much to be concerned about from the sound of it. At least not in the immediate future. A Demand Media spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Society6 will operate as a standalone site, with the 3 original founders …

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Antoni Gaudí Gets a Wacky Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, best known as the leader of the Catalan Modernism movement. He was born in Reus, in Spain’s Catalonia region in 1852. Today’s Doodle is pretty abstract, as some people who visit the Google homepage today are surely doing a double-take. The Doodle celebrates what would we the artist’s 161st birthday. He died …

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Demand Media Acquires Artist Marketplace Society6 For $94 Million

Demand Media just announced that it has acquired Society6, an ecommerce marketplace for artists. “All an artist needs to do is upload their artwork or design and consumers can customize a wide range or products, from iPhones to T-shirts to home décor accessories,” a Demand Media spokesperson tells WebProNews, describing Society6’s functionality. The deal is worth about $94 million, with …

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