Art Update (18 April, 2014)

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April 18, 2014Blog News2 Comments

This time’s Art Update brings you a glorified murderer’s gloomy art, the undercover artist (or ‘Guerrilla artist’ as he is sometimes called) Banksy’s new art-work which has been replaced with a replica and the England’s famous portrait painting award’s three finalist paintings.

A murderer and his grotesque art

Jack Kevorkian AKA Dr. Death has assisted more than 120 suicides or euthanize deaths during his lifetime and has said that he was proud of doing them. During his lifetime, he has been a Euthanasia activist, writer and an artist. Although, he paid his time in jail for 8 years, in some groups he is being admired in some euthanasia-favoring groups. Now, his paintings are available for sale.
He was convicted for second-degree murder (and have served 8 years) was also an artist. an artist suitable of Vanitas, and now, his ‘deadly’ artworks are on the sale. And you can guess the price-range – not below than 20k.

Paralysis by Jack Kevorkian

Paralysis by Jack Kevorkian

Fever by Jack Kevorkian

Fever by Jack Kevorkian

Coma by Jack Kevorkian

Coma by Jack Kevorkian

The Gourmet (War) by Jack Kevorkian

The Gourmet (War) by Jack Kevorkian

If you take a look at more of his similar art-works, it will make you gloomy in the similar way after you finish a story of H. P. Lovecraft. Though, both artists’ agendas and intentions of creating art are totally different. One is sitting on the peak being inspiration even for the deep-thinkers and another one just wants to help you die if you are suffering from a bad medical condition.

The murderer, AKA Dr. Death’s real name is Jack Kevorkian. Mysteriously, on the day of  June 3, 2011, a friend of him came to visit him and he took him away with him. From that time, no one has saw him walking on the street or secretly advising people to die. The friend is generally known as Angel of Death.

You can imagine how interesting their conversation must have been on the way to hell. Angel of Death might have grunted at Kevorkian saying, “How dare you stealing my work?”

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Banksy’s latest work replaced with a copy – due to the fear of Vandalism

The latest work by Banksy includes a couple almost hugging each-other but their gaze is placed on their mobile-devices at the back of each other. Its a very meaningful, biting picture of today’s reality.

Bansky - Couple with cellphones

The leader of the nearby youth club removed the work from its place and replaced a copy of it out of fear of vandalism. The recent news of his art-work to be priced between 200k to 1.2 million dollars, his fame has risen significantly.
Banksy has achieved celebrity status now.

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BP Portriat award has its three finalists

The BP Portrait Award held by National Portrait Gallery, London, England have got their 3 finalists out of the 2,377 entries. 55 out of them are selected for the exhibition start on June 26, 2014.

The finalists are:

Jean Woods by Richard Twose

Jean Woods by Richard Twose

Letter to my Mom by David Jon Kassan, shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014

Letter to my Mom by David Jon Kassan

Man with a Plaid Blanket by Thomas Ganter

Man with a Plaid Blanket by Thomas Ganter

All three of them are in tough competition as we can see the accurate details and appeal each artist has succeed to include.

We will let you know in the future Art Updates about the winner as he/she would be announced.

Another news isn’t related to art-world but is worth mentioning: India’s Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi’s 80 years old 2 letters are going under the hammer in Mumbai, India. Just in case you are interested to buy them, they won’t come in cheap.


2 Responses to “Art Update (18 April, 2014)”
  1. Sonja

    Correction , He’s not known as “The Angle of Death” ! Spell Check . ANGEL not ANGLE

    • admin

      Correction done, thank you very much.

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