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Workshop-as-Collaborator: Uncommon Practice at the Tampa Museum of Art

Uncommon Practice sees an overdue collaboration between two of Tampa’s principal art institutions: Graphicstudio and the Tampa Museum of Art.   Opening its doors over forty-five years ago, Graphicstudio is a workshop and studio based on the University of South Florida campus that has developed a reputation for making advancements in printing and innovative approaches.  A…

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Review: Reimagining Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz

Between February 7th and 16th, The IceHouse on 10th displayed artwork by 18 artists from around the world. The premise of the show was to re-imagine the work of pioneering artists Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe — the outcome was artwork that ranged from traditional media, such as painting, to new media – including a…

Rembrandt's Night Watch has been the subject of attempts at vandalism several times.  In 1975 a man using a knife cut dozens of lines into the painting which can still be seen.  In 1990 another man threw acid on to the painting.  However, guards managed to dilute the acid with water before it penetrated beyond the painting's thick layer of varnish.

A Brief History of Vandalizing Art [slide show]

This Sunday the work of Ai Wei Wei became the latest high-profile work of art to gain inclusion to a list most artists would rather avoid.  Miami artist Maximo Caminero intentionally smashed one of Ai Wei Wei’s Colored Vases being exhibited at the Perez Art Museum Miami.  The destroyed vase had an estimated value of $1 million.…

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Warhol Meets Dali…Again

Whether it was to make an awkward situation even stranger, or to simply give them each an excuse to not bother speaking, Salvador Dali was playing opera music at an extremely loud volume during his initial meeting with Andy Warhol.  Further adding to the bizarre tension was a feral cat Dali had picked up earlier…

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[Support Our Sponsors!] The IceHouse on 10th: Reimagining Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz

The IceHouse will be presenting an exhibition — consisting of artworks created by artists from all over the world — that highlights and re-imagines the work and lives of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, including their 30 year relationship. There will be an Opening Night Gala this evening, Friday, February 7th from 6 to 9 p.m. —…

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ART AT BAY Videos: Daniel Mrgan

The work of artist Daniel Mrgan is the subject of BLUE LUCY’s latest solo exhibit Sir Dr. Admiral Rupert Xavier’s Paper Plane Flights to Exotic Mind Destinations.  We got a chance to stop by the gallery and ask the artist about his work and process.  Check out the interview below.

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Four Art Books: Tampa Connections

We love art books, but we love them even more if they are written by/feature fellow Tampanians. Following Tampa Museum of Art’s big opening of Graphicstudio’s Uncommon Practice at USF exhibition (a show that was directly inspired by Tampa curator Jade Dellinger’s book about USF’s Graphicstudio), we decided that it would be interesting and inspiring…