This Week in Art: Intergalactic, Shake-n-Bake, Pop Art

The Artist Who Made Spaceflight Seem Real by Ron Miller

"Although Coggins’ art does not have the photorealism of Bonestell’s, his paintings have a solid, nuts and bolts, matter-of-fact realism that make them look as though they had been painted by an eye witness. His spaceships have a massive solidity about them that is utterly convincing."

Jack Coggins introduced an entire generation to the concept of space travel with his illustrations that even today, look, “more like historic documents than imaginary visualizations.” The books he drew for asked practical questions about space travel and inspired young adults with the idea that it really could be reality.

The Wikipediafication of Fine Art by Glendon Mellow

“[Shake-n-Bake Art] came pre-packaged with every viewers’ own baggage. [It] hint at “problems with society” by including waify Kate Moss or a Coke bottle, and you didn’t have to work too hard.”

Mellow takes a look at the effect the availability of information has had on modern art students by contrasting his experiences as a student of art and a professor of art. He uses a wonderful term, Shake-n-Bake Art, defined above, as a label for the seemingly lazy, headline inspired art that prevailed in the 90s due to a lack of diverse cultural input.

Ed Hardy: From art to infamy and back again by Mo Alabi

"Criticizing Ed Hardy for being cheesy is like saying that Elvis was 'flashy' or that Liberace was 'tacky,' " Doonan wrote. "It's a giant case of DUH! Of course it's cheesy! That's the whole point, you doo-doo heads. Ed Hardy is fromage-y and hedonistic and naughty and badass and—the ultimate crime in the world of haute fashion—Ed Hardy is FUN!"

Ed Hardy, a college educated fine-artist? Who knew? CNN provides an inside look at Hardy and how, after leading the once must-have brand, is taking his name back after overexposure toppled his clothing empire.


Supercolor Giclee Printing
Supercolor Giclee Printing

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