public art Archive

  • "City planning has been way too pragmatic for a long time." So says Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, who creates artistic environments that break down the industrial expanse of cities with faux-natural elements, hot sun, waterfalls, rivers, and take over the senses of their spectators.

    Public Art and the Psyche: Olafur Eliasson on Cities

    "City planning has been way too pragmatic for a long time." So says Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, who creates artistic environments that break down the industrial expanse of cities with faux-natural elements, hot sun, waterfalls, rivers, and take over the senses of their spectators.

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  • Punk Rock: the thrashing, slamming, moshing...and the art. First you smash all the institutions, but then find the institutions have enshrined you. Here is a history of Black Flag told through the mesmerizing and beyond-satirical art of Raymond Pettibon.

    Art of Black Flag: Angst and Rebellion Symbolized

    Punk Rock: the thrashing, slamming, moshing...and the art. First you smash all the institutions, but then find the institutions have enshrined you. Here is a history of Black Flag told through the mesmerizing and beyond-satirical art of Raymond Pettibon.

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  • Drive into the wide open landscape beyond Drummond, Montana, set on an old cattle farm amid a twelve-foot polar bear and wooly mammoth sculptures, you’ll find Bill Ohrmann’s museum and gallery—and a lifetime’s worth of commentary captured in his paintings.

    The Art of Bill Ohrmann: Montana Rancher, Voice for the Wild

    Drive into the wide open landscape beyond Drummond, Montana, set on an old cattle farm amid a twelve-foot polar bear and wooly mammoth sculptures, you’ll find Bill Ohrmann’s museum and gallery—and a lifetime’s worth of commentary captured in his paintings.

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  • On the Plaza of American Life, where does 26-foot Marilyn stand? For now, she's straddling Palm Springs tourists. Is she this years' ceramic pink flamingo replacement, soon to be on everyone's front lawn? Let's hope so. America's new moral umbrella is Monroe's revenge. Oow, some do like it hot.

    26-Foot Marilyn of The Desert

    On the Plaza of American Life, where does 26-foot Marilyn stand? For now, she's straddling Palm Springs tourists. Is she this years' ceramic pink flamingo replacement, soon to be on everyone's front lawn? Let's hope so. America's new moral umbrella is Monroe's revenge. Oow, some do like it hot.

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  • Viewed today, Rivera's "Detroit Industry" murals might have prefigured Detroit's downfall, but also envision a renaissance. It harkens to the earth, the races living and working in harmony, where much of the city has been cleared of slums and allowed to regrow with food crops, grasses and trees.

    Diego Rivera and the Fall and Rise of Detroit

    Viewed today, Rivera's "Detroit Industry" murals might have prefigured Detroit's downfall, but also envision a renaissance. It harkens to the earth, the races living and working in harmony, where much of the city has been cleared of slums and allowed to regrow with food crops, grasses and trees.

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  • An urban conceptual art installation called The Heidelberg Project, named after its street location in the formerly central core of Detroit, Michigan, transforms a neighborhood first devastated by the 1967 riots, plagued by unemployment, poverty, financial redlining, racial segregation, then abandoned, burned, and largely demolished but for a few homes set among open grassy fields.

    Detroit Heidelberg Project – Renaissance Through Urban Art

    An urban conceptual art installation called The Heidelberg Project, named after its street location in the formerly central core of Detroit, Michigan, transforms a neighborhood first devastated by the 1967 riots, plagued by unemployment, poverty, financial redlining, racial segregation, then abandoned, burned, and largely demolished but for a few homes set among open grassy fields.

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