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Hanging Celebrity Portraits Made From…

Tuesday 07.15.2014 , Posted by
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Sometimes clouds look so solid you could reach out and touch them, but any attempt would reveal that they are made from tiny water droplets. The celebrity portraits of artist Augusto Esquivel are much the same, but instead of water, he uses buttons. [Read more…]

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Child Prodigy Sisters Astonish the Art World

Thursday 11.08.2012 , Posted by

For most ten year olds, it’s an honor if their paintings make the refrigerator, but for child prodigy sisters Victoria and Zoe Yin, paintings can sell for up to $30,000. Although their styles are different: Victoria’s reminiscent of Salvador Dali and Zoe’s often compared to Henry Matisse or Pablo Picasso, they are both epically talented and thus highly valued in the art world. Both sisters began drawing when they were only one year old. [Read more…]

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War: Business as Usual

Saturday 01.01.2011 , Posted by


The crew over at The Vice Guide to Everything hit up a trade show in Amman Jordan… no, not featuring comic books or new futuristic cars… but guns, missiles, bombs, and armored cars. Men in suits hock the latest in high tech weaponry to members of the military from all around the world. People are cordial, then head home to get back to fighting one another. Welcome to The Business of War.
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The Surreal & Iconic Portraits of Philippe Halsman

Thursday 12.30.2010 , Posted by


Before the age of Photoshop, there was Philippe Halsman. His dynamic and imaginative photography broke the rules of the day by going against the soft focus style of the time and giving sharp focus to his subjects. He used both stage and darkroom techniques to produce gravity defying objects and invented new ways of interacting with subjects. His works often appeared on the cover of Life Magazine. He worked with celebrities as varied as Salvador Dali, Richard Nixon, and The Duke and Dutchess of Wales.
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