Think TAnk - Art

Posted by Kelly on Aug 13 - 2014

It's the first of the month, which means it's time for our Think TAnk blog post!

Think TAnk showcases things we have liked, things we have found interesting or just things that we think look nice from the past month! Since it was Andy Warhol's birthday on the 5th August, we have dug out five 'ARTY' things that made us smile, 'Pin It' or go to a gallery!

1. Andy Warhol

USA Today did a great list of how best to celebrate the birthday of Andy Warhol, the leading figure in the POP ART movement. From trying to create a 'Warhol' to watching his grave, the list was full of ideas! Did you know that there is a 24/7 webcam at the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh?! Is this art? As Warhol said himself,

Art is what you can get away with!

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2. Graphic Art

Following on from Warhol, last month we discovered this contemporary artist, Ben Frost, who had a solo exhibition in the No Walls Gallery in Brighton (which worked out pretty well since that's where TA Design is based!). "By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial." Thanks to Design Week for the heads up on this incredible guy!

3. RIP Deborah Sussman

Brooklyn born Graphic Artist, Sussman sadly died at the end of August. Most famous for her 'SuperGraphics', Sussman was a pioneer in big scale graphic art, giving it a life of their own and make it a part of the architecture. As she said,

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4. Banksy Mania

As a big fan of Banksy (living in Brighton means I get to see his 'Kissing Coppers' every day on my commute to work), I have to mention the new limited edition book by Ray Mock. The book chronicles Banksy's daily art shenanigans in New York last October. If you don't know what it was all about, Banksy did his own kind of 'residency' by creating a new piece of art every day on the streets of New York. Pieces in the 'Better Out Than In' residency included his usual grafitti but also some incredible installations. No one knew where the art was going to pop up and the pieces didn't last long - either being destroyed by vandalism or removed by officials, which made the daily hunts for new pieces even more exciting. Amazing!!

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5. And, for all you artists out there, don't you just agree with this picture!

This is why we love artists!

- Artfinder (@artfinder)

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And, finally

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