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Los Angeles artist Steve Talkowski of Sketchbot Studios Inc. has created a collection of 3D models featuring cute robots in real world situations.
He also rendered a robot version of the well-meaning demon superhero Hellboy.
Steve made the collection of original character designs for artist Dacosta Bayley‘s daily March of Robots” sketch challenge, which has recently become an artbook. You can view more of Steve’s robots on Behance.
3D Models of Cute Robots in Real World Situations [Click through to LaughingSquid for links to everything, including Steve’s portfolio.]
One cold winter day in 1964, I got a call from a young French woman inviting me to dinner in SoHo. Her name was Jeanne-Claude and she was married to an artist named Christo. I think they called me because Leo Castelli told them I could speak French. They had just arrived from Paris, where they created a scandal by barricading a street with barrels. Even then people called them “ChristoandJeanne-Claude,” as if the two names were one word. Later I learned they were born on the same day in the same year (June 13,1935). After a delicious dinner prepared by Jeanne-Claude of ketchup on white bread served on a paper plate, they explained how they worked, what they wanted to do, and why they were moving to New York. Already it was obvious they were two of a kind who had become one. Jeanne-Claude, a vivacious, beautiful redhead, would begin a sentence, and Christo, an intense, fast-talking fugitive from Communist Eastern Europe, would finish it in his Bulgarian-accented French, or vice-versa.
Their story was very romantic, and the work they planned to do seemed preposterous in the mid-’60s. But they were brilliant, charismatic, generous, and funny. They were also very courageous. Even if at the time it seemed they were building castles in the air rather than art objects, it was impossible not to like them or listen to their tales of fantastic projects and voyages. Already they had figured out a way of working, conceptualizing the projects together, which Christo—an extraordinarily gifted and academically trained draftsman—would then draw. The money to realize the vast projects, which became more and more ambitious as time went on, came from the sale of Christo’s drawings and collages; but the concrete realization of the projects depended very much on Jeanne-Claude’s amazing organizational skills learned, perhaps, from her step-father, a four-star French general under de Gaulle.
Banksy + Adam Townsend => video memorial of the Syria conflict, on its third anniversary.
The Oscars are tonight! What film do you think deserves the Academy’s Best Picture award? Our money is on Gravity. (Art by Justin Hopkins)
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Artists estimate the style began to emerge 10 years ago, but the demand for 3-D tattoos has spiked over the last year, as has demand for images of the shocking body art online. You’ll have to wait months just to get an appointment with the best 3-D tattoo artists.
A Miami artist broke a 2000-year-old vase, painted by the dissident artist Ai Weiwei to make a statement about the museum’s curatorial choices.
Maximo Caminero, a painter, claims to be a fan of Ai, but apparently didn’t realize the vase was so valuable.