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Old Retired Surfboards Get a New Life as Artwork

What happens to old surfboards when they’re old, leaky and ready for retirement? If they’re really lucky, they’re given to Australian artist Jerryn Dower who gives them a new life as slick wall art… or hey, stick it in the ...
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Personal Mythologies Explore the Banal & Bizarre

Ben Smith’s paintings take the ordinary, even the banal, and transforms it into something curious and unique. Many of his works are portraits, but far from recording reality, they touch on the surreal by adding multiples of the subject, other ...
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Watch this Gentleman Enjoy the Five Stages of Inebriation

Seriously, how great are vintage photographs when people aren’t acting stiff and formal?! Sometime between 1863 and 1868 Sydney photographer Charles Percy Pickering took these absolutely informal images of drunkenness in five stages, played by one convincing fellow in his ...
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Ink Illustrations on Vintage Book Pages

Beautiful faces peer from the pages of discarded vintage books. The printed word forms horizontal patterns in contrast with the curving forms of lips and hair, while giving each figure a certain fragility… “as if the wind may blow them ...
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A Surreal Beachside Installation for Charity

Andrew Baines, a photographer from Australia, has created another surreal installation titled “Doorways to Potential.” Earlier this summer, Visual News covered his work, which included suited individuals on the small shore breaks of the ocean. Now his latest installation hopes ...