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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Painting’

Vincent van Gogh Painting Goes For $62 Million, But Doesn’t Break Auction Record

Not many people would be willing to spend millions of dollars on a painting, even if it was created by Vincent van Gogh. But a Chinese mogul opted to spend nearly $62 million dollars in a bid to make the unique artwork his own. The Vincent van Gogh painting in question called “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies”. The …

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Snowy Mountain Painting Worth Millions Thrown Away?

To quote R&B diva Beyonce following a technical error during one of her shows, “Somebody’s getting fired!” That somebody is of course whoever accidentally or otherwise disposed of a multi-million dollar painting that had just been sold at auction! Chinese firm Poly Auction was no doubt in the process of a lot of back-patting following their successful sale of the …

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Jaclyn Smith Wants Painting to Stay with O’Neal

They played Angels together on television. And it’s apparent that Jaclyn Smith has not completely gotten over the death of her friend Farrah Fawcett, who died from cancer in 2009. Smith stood in front of cameras yesterday at the Los Angeles courthouse in defense of Fawcett’s longtime partner Ryan O’Neal. The issue at hand is an Andy Warhol painting of …

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George W. Bush Shows off His Art to World Leaders

Who knew? President George W. Bush is a painter and he’s proud enough of his work to share his art with some of the most powerful people in the free world. Some would think a 16 hour flight with a passenger list that included President Obama, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton would get …

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George W. Bush, Former President and Painter

“It’s hard for some to believe, but I think eight years in the spotlight’s enough.” On the Jay Leno Show Tuesday evening, former President George W. Bush spoke of his family, his time after the White House, and revealed a few paintings he has completed since taking up weekly lessons. According to CBS News, when he hired the art instructor, …

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Andy Warhol Painting Shatters Record Sale

Andy Warhol painting, “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” sold at Sotheby’s New York sale late Wednesday for a whopping $105.4 million, shattering the previous Warhol record set in 2007 when “Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)” sold for $71.7 million. Sotheby’s described the painting as, “a pivotal work from the artist’s ‘Death and Disaster’ series and the last of …

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Ugly Painting of Old Lady Bewilders British Couple

Winchester, England couple Sue and Keith Webb recently received an unexpected package containing an oil painting of an ugly woman. The perplexed couple aren’t very fond of the piece – Keith said, “it’s a painting of such a horrid old crone, my wife won’t have it in the house.” The painting arrived in a package with no return address or …

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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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Artist Paints Angelina Jolie Nude Mastectomy Portait

Swedish artist Johan Andersson found inspiration in Angelina Jolie’s recent admission that she’d had a preventative double mastectomy after finding out she carries a gene that makes breast cancer highly likely. Andersson created what is now a highly-controversial portrait of Jolie which depicts her topless after the surgery. He says that having something in common with the actress/ambassador led him …

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Amazing ‘Game of Thrones’ Character Art

Games of Thrones is a great show, and an even better series of books. This character art for the show comes from Anja Dalisa via DeviantArt. We found it on geektyrant. Thank You, geektyrant. (image) Kit Harington as Jon Snow (image) The Others are a race of humanoids originating in the far north of the continent of Westeros, beyond even …

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Saucy Superhero Shots By Rob Duenas

Brilliant artists are great. Brilliant artists that make their own renditions of sci-fi, comic book, and video game characters deserve medals. Rob Duenas is one of these gems that makes great art based on gaming and comics. A few weeks ago he made these great drawings and he is now back for more. This time he has created a collection …

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