Guess what you're looking at? Ok, so the title gave it away. This is the single most valuable piece of American comic art ever to sell. The original art from Page 10, issue #3 of Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (DC, 1986) was recently brought for $448,125 as part of Heritage Auctions’ May 5 Vintage Comics and Comic Art Auction.
If you're a fan of Disney mash-ups (see Disney/Marvel mashup here), we'll guarantee that you'll love this set by 30-year-old Nathan Boyd. Though we're sure that this idea has been done many times over, the Texas-based artist executes on it flawlessly. Bravo, Boyd! We especially love Jiminy… Continue
With an amazing twist on why animals have color, this video is deeply creative. As a black and white forest is beautifully painted, a lone panda is forgotten, sparking compassion in an imaginative little boy. Full of heart, this video was brilliantly done.
Glenn Jones aka Glennz is the funniest, wittiest, and most clever illustrator on the planet. It's impossible not to laugh at his hilarious illustrations. In many cases, he takes old school pop references and adds his own, unique twist on them. (Angry Birds going to anger management? Too funny.)
This isn't the first time we've featured work from the Auckland, New… Continue
To promote the much anticipated Cars 2 release, Pixar's designers created these beautiful, vintage-style posters. In the sequel, Lightning McQueen and Mater take off on an action-packed adventure to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix. Mater… Continue
Miami-based artist NFN Kalyan just started a limited edition series of incredibly cool pieces - heads etched in glass! Made from sapphire glass and steel with a walnut wooden base, to house the LED lighting, the art is as cool as it is crazy!
This new piece, of NBA superstar LeBron James' head, took the artist five months to complete and is just the first of many to come. We can't…
American artist Tony Orrico takes art to another level by performing it! Bypassing traditional tools such as brushes and paints, he instead uses his body to create his mesmerizing pieces. His background in dance and choreography helps him utilize his body effectively to create precise, massive drawings. Whether he is spinning on his torso or moving a specific joint, he establishes a… Continue
26 year-old Douglas Alves is living the American dream. Self taught, Alves was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where in 2000 he began his career working at different ad agencies. In 2005, he made the decision to become a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. Then, in 2007, Alves was offered the opportunity to move to Santa Monica, California to work on his portfolio he calls… Continue
In 1987, El Salvador-native Rodrigo Luff emigrated to Sydney, Australia to escape the infamous civil war raging in El Salvador. Living in Australia ever since, he took up art as a past time and it is now his full time career. Luff’s series Anima went on display April 15th at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, California. It was… Continue
Over the weekend, street artist Banksy made his way back to the MOCA to refresh his portion of the Arts in the Streets exhibit. (Alice and Eugene recently covered the opening.) The new installations consist of a pair of golfers dressed fashionably in… Continue
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Sergey Ryzhov invites us to join him on a surreal adventure through his magnificent digital paintings! The Moscow, Russia-based artist uses selective coloring to really enhance his pieces, creating a stark contrast between his subject and background. What an incredible imagination. …
Dulcidio Caldeira of ParanoidBR is a man who knows how to think creatively! For MTV Brazil, Caldeira created the flip book effect using not paper but balloons! He filmed a continuous row of them, that were drawn on with crazy cartoons, as they were… Continue
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German street art duo Hera and Akut, also known as Herakut, just completed their journey in Los Angeles by putting up a new mural directly across the street from Manual Arts High School. Aspiring art teacher Mark Ayala organized the piece, which turned out beautifully. The previous week, they put up another wonderful mural in LA (see… Continue
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If you ever thought you needed to spend a lot of money buying art supplies, then check out these modern-day mosaics by Sandhi Schimmel Gold. Schimmel takes any paper waste he can find (junk mail, calendars, postcards, photos, old greeting cards, etc) and then assembles its pieces to create a portrait. "Absolutely no technology, programs or dies are used to create my art," he says. "It is hand-painted,… Continue
Mark Boyle first started painting when he was just 11 years old. His parents had him tutored by some local artists who gave him a solid head start. "A person who really taught good basics was Carl Christophersen." he says. "In painting lessons, Carl taught me to divide objects into shapes and planes with hard and soft edges." As an artist, he'd later face challenges along the way, particularly… Continue
Phan Thu Trang is an emerging artist who beautifully paints the breathtaking landscapes of Vietnam. Her works are rich in color and full of life. They portray the beauty of a country that is often overlooked.
Following the arrest of Ai Weiwei, a person using the alias Cpak Ming projected a “flash stencil” of the disappeared Chinese artist onto the side of the People’s Liberation Army barracks in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Next to Ai's Weiwei's face were the words: "Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei?"
Huang Guofu is an inspiration to us all. At the young age of 4, he lost his arms in a terrible electric shock accident. That didn’t stop him from following his dreams, however, and at age 12, he began painting with his feet.
At age 18, Huang's father became very ill, so the teenager needed to make money for his father's treatments. He quit his studies and started traveling to other… Continue
Who doesn’t love a strong, inspirational quote that can cheer you up? POGO, a design and art boutique located in Buenos Aires, Argentina created these wonderful posters that do just that. Founded by Ardi and Pampa, POGO was formed “with the intention to work for transgressing the traditional boundaries of advertising and design." Their posters are an excellent way to find some quick inspiration… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 2, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Japanese artist Yosuke Goda creates living, breathing rooms that swallow human beings. Armed with black markers, Goda has no mercy for the surrounding white walls, floor, and ceiling. A pychedelic organism is born, with a body that looks similar to the roots and vines of an old, tall tree. The monster appears to constantly grow, as if it has no self-control and needs to furiously feed… Continue