Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. Here is the Artlyst top ten most controversial works of Appropriation Art, and some of the court cases that followed.
The horrific events in Paris over the weekend has prompted us to look back to the many artists in the last fifty years who have realised the power of art as a tool in raising awareness and propagating the concept of world peace. Here are our top ten examples of this very powerful medium.
A list of this nature is entirely subjective, as there are over 10,000 graduates from Art schools in the UK alone each year. Here is our international list and let’s call it only part one of the artists that have caught our eye in the last twelve months. (First published October 2015)
Serota should be awarded the Turner prize, “for furthering so many worthless careers”. This is one of the many put-downs by the late art critic Brian Sewell. Here’s what Brian has to say about some of the other biggest names in Modern and Contemporary art.
Well, I knew you just had to click onto this! Couldn’t resist …Right!!! This week Artlyst features some of the greatest paintings (and other works of art) depicting cats and all by famous artists!!! MEEEEOOOOWWWW!!!! During the 19th century, French artists featured cats in many of their works. Manet, Tissot and Delacroix used them as […]
Love it or loath it, the Turner Prize award always raises a critic’s scrutinising eyebrow. Some past prize winners are now household names, others have sunk into the hinterlands of obscurity. Here are some of the more outlandish past entrants.
With Sotheby’s new record for the highest total at a London auction, it would seem that the sky is indeed the limit where the global art market is concerned, with high-powered collectors prepared now more than ever to push the barrier of $100 million for works by big names, and with it possibly the envelope […]
Cultural vandalism manifests itself in various ugly ways. There are examples of government approved vandalism, like the destruction of TFL’s Eduardo Paolozzi Mosaic Arches At Tottenham Court Road Station. Or the council sanctioned removal of Banksy’s ‘Bird Mob’ from a Clacton-on-Sea restroom. Mindless vandalism through direct action is also rife, just look at the stomach […]