Are you a photorealist painter? Are you looking for a full-time job? Are you based in (or willing to move to) London or Devon?
Andy Mister’s recent book ‘Liner Notes’ captures the intimate texture of a consciousness that interacts with both the boring mundanity of an everyday work routine and the drug culture that, to some, is associated with an artist’s life.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York is legendary for its examples of exquisite taxidermy and assemblages of bones, but these artifacts owe much of their vital aura to the museum’s trompe l’oeil murals, which offer sweeping panoramic visions of a land before time. Despite their flat surfaces, they can be more immersive than any faux-fur facsimiles, and yet, by virtue of their own being, readily fade into the scenery.
Mana Contemporary and the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation have a meticulous show of photorealist artwork, titled Our Own Directions. The exhibition, on view from now until January 2012, features painting, sculpture and photography from the private collection of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel.
Richard Philips might be better known in the art world as a photorealist painter, but the painter just turned videographer with an art project-cum-advertisement for celebrity and tabloid icon Lindsay Lohan. The work is “a 90-second ad for her more sober self,” according to Linda Yablonsky at T Magazine.