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Jim Carrey weighs in on Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke in a spooky new drawing

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Jim Carrey has drawn the dramatic face off between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz ahead of the midterm elections, and it is (like most of his illustrations) a lot.

In another of his infamous political drawings, Carrey depicts Texas Democratic senate candidate Beto O’Rourke eviscerating his Republican opponent — a “vampire” Ted Cruz — with sunlight. Yes, you did read that correctly. 

Go Beto! Go Democrats! Vote like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s make this Tuesday like the end of every great vampire movie. Pull back the curtains and let the sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dustpic.twitter.com/WWwspze5fU

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 5, 2018 Read more…

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Shredded Banksy buyer will go ahead with million pound purchase, auction house says

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‘I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realise that I would end up with my own piece of art history,’ unnamed buyer says

Read Leonard Cohen’s Poem “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

Leonard CohenThe late Leonard Cohen was at least as well known for his poetry as for his legendary songwriting. He has a new posthumous book called The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings out now, and the collection includes a poem called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso.” … More »

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The tortured artist is a dangerous myth. It's the way creative workers are treated that causes breakdown

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Having a creative career can come at a high price, so much so that it has become normal to see pain as an essential ingredient for art

Banksy: 8 signs Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja is mystery artist

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The clues have been there all along

Banksy artwork ‘doubles in value’ after being shredded in front of stunned buyers at Sotheby’s auction

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The artwork self-destructed moments after it was sold to an anonymous phone bidder for £1m

Bryony Kimmings interview: 'Imagine if we were living in a matriarchy? That would be amazing'

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The performance artist talks to Sarah Bradbury about how her latest show contributes to the discussion of postnatal mental health

Artist Inspired By Andy Warhol, Creates Truly Astounding Work… Ends Up Giving It Away Over ‘Copyright Infringement’

Well, here’s yet another crazy story of copyright interfering with art (ht to Jean for sending this over). Buckle in, because there’s a lot to explain, starting with some truly astounding art, followed by more truly astounding art, with an extra helping of even more astounding art… and then an apparent claim of copyright infringement. What follows is truly amazing work by artist CJ Hendry. Most of this is taken from a long Instagram story in which she documented this entire process, so forgive the image heavy explanation here, but it helps to explain what happened — so I’ll include some explanatory screenshots.

She started with a bunch of Andy Warhol’s famous Polaroids, cutting them out of the book of such photographs, and then sketched amazingly accurate renditions of them.

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That, alone was incredibly impressive, but then she took it much further. She took her own drawings and crumpled up the papers:

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… and then drew new images of her crumpled up drawings of the original polaroids:

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Then, she made t-shirts featuring her drawings of the crumpled up drawings that she made replicating Andy Warhol’s Polaroids:

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If you’re not in awe already, you should be. But Hendry kept going. Since this was all an homage to Andy Warhol, she took the homage even further and made up her own Campbell’s style soup labels, put them on cans and put the t-shirts into the cans.

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She was intending to sell each of the t-shirts in the cans, which would have been amazing… but then, copyright (maybe?) apparently got in the way.

It’s not entirely clear who stepped in — Hendry insists it was not the Warhol Foundation — but suddenly that the sale has been cancelled:

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If you can’t read that, it says:

Thanks to everyone for the lovely messages about the tees sorry for letting you all down.

Believe it or not it had nothing to do with the Warhol Foundation, another organization completely.

Just for lolls I will probably bring out a tee as a massive spoof of the whole thing because why the heck not.

Stay tuned…

So, instead of selling them, she packed up each of these amazing cans, placed them in bright red boxes, labeled “Copyright Infringement — Trash Only”:

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…and then has been placing them randomly around New York City for people to find, posting pictures (and addresses) on Instagram. I’m actually going to New York City in two days and am pissed off I’m going too late to find one of these amazing boxes and t-shirts.

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Again, it’s not entirely clear who is behind this. The book publisher Taschen published the book of Andy Warhol’s Polaroids, so perhaps they have a copyright interest here? The only other one I can think of would be Campbell’s Soup, though that would be crazy. Of course, a decade ago, we wrote about the letter that Campbell’s Soup sent to Warhol back in 1964, joking that if Warhol had tried to do the same thing today, he undoubtedly would have received a cease and desist from a humorless corporate trademark lawyer. Instead, Campbell’s celebrated Warhol’s creativity:

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It is too bad that the modern equivalent has been shut down via at least some sort of intellectual property threat.

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Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana’s capital, Accra

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Artists, photographers and street performers from around the world take over the streets of Ghana’s capital, Accra for the annual Chale Wote street art festival.

Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Pinto

Digging the energy and the loose, raw style of these paintings by artist Jonathan Pinto.

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