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California’s Surfing Madonna Mosaic to Come Down

ENCINITAS, CA (AP).- The artist who created the popular but illegal Surfing Madonna mosaic has agreed to pay the costs of relocating it from public property, it was announced Tuesday. Mark Patterson will pay a $500 fine and all costs to remove the 10-f...

Artist of Surfing Madonna Offers to Remove Mosaic

By: Julie Watson, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP).- The mysterious artist of the Surfing Madonna has stepped forward to help the California beach city of Encinitas remove his illegal mosaic from public property. Encinitas Assistant City Manager Richard...

Surfing Madonna Mosaic Draws Mass Following

By: Julie Watson, Associated Press ENCINITAS, CA (AP).- The surfing Madonna appeared just before Easter weekend and has been stirring a soulful debate in this Southern California beach town ever since. The striking mosaic of the Virgin of Guadalupe ri...

Damien Hirst Sculpture Arrives at the Royal West of England Academy...

BRISTOL.- A giant outdoor landmark sculpture by Damien Hirst, a celebration of Mary Fedden, sculptures and drawings by Elisabeth Frink, Japanese-inspired paintings from Lisa Milroy, and in a double-bill: new work from Jack Vettriano and black and white...

The Fabien Castanier Gallery To Show Pop Artist Maximilian Wiedemann

Studio City, CA.- The Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present "Pump up the Valium" a solo show of work by British pop-art sensation Maximilian Wiedemann. "Pump up the Valium" opens on June 4th and is on view until July 3rd. The exhibition will ...

Street Art Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Prompts Praise and...

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP).- It's art from the streets that's been moved into the museum, and critics are going gaga over it. Words like stunning and near-overwhelming have been used to describe the colorful, esoteric works of Futura, Smear, Chaz Bojorquez a...

Street Art Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Prompts Praise and...

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP).- It's art from the streets that's been moved into the museum, and critics are going gaga over it. Words like stunning and near-overwhelming have been used to describe the colorful, esoteric works of Futura, Smear, Chaz Bojorquez a...

Pro Ai Weiwei Graffiti in Hong Kong Sparks Warning by Chinese...

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- A spate of graffiti appearing across Hong Kong in recent weeks in support of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has sparked a warning by the Chinese army garrison in the city, a newspaper reported on Saturday. An artist in the form...

Tough Times in Remote West Texas: Vandals Target Quirky Art Project...

VALENTINE, TX (AP).- These are tough times for Prada Marfa, the quirky art project standing alone in the remote desert of Jeff Davis County in far West Texas. If the harsh environment doesn't provide enough stress, the 15-foot-by-25-foot adobe cube bu...

British Artist Miranda Donovan Unleashes the Home at Lazarides Gallery in...

LONDON.- Lazarides presents The Home Unleashed, the gallery’s second solo show by British artist Miranda Donovan which opened 24 February 2011. This new exhibition marks a departure from her recent preoccupation with all things exterior, and bring...

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