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post #1 of 16
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Thought I'd start a new thread from out of the Rudi/Time Cover one...

Fave current living artist bar none:
<a href="http://www.robert-williams.com/RWsite.html" target="_blank">Robert Williams</a>



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Poolroom Title: Mr. Funky-Tube-Squeezer Secretes A Treat

The maestro of low brow art.

Fave classic artists:
Da Vinci
Van Gough
Picasso
Dali...hundreds more.
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post #2 of 16
Thomas Kinkade and Bob Ross.



But seriously, I'm a huge photorealism nut, so guys like Davis Cone, John Baeder, Richard Estes, etc. I can look at that stuff for DAYS.

Most of the people I REALLY know of and admire are digital, computer-based illustrators. My three favorites are <a href="http://www.ronchan.com/" target="_blank">Ron Chan</a>, <a href="http://www.peterhoey.com" target="_blank">Peter Hoey</a> and <a href="http://www.stevenlyons.com" target="_blank">Steven Lyons</a>.

If you've read Macworld magazine at all over the years, at one point or another you've seen their work on many occasions: covers, article openers, spot illustrations, feature art, etc.

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post #3 of 16
I actually like Dali, Monet, and Thomas Kincaide however you spell it.
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post #4 of 16
Oh man...Artman's gonna have your ass!

post #5 of 16
Think about it.
post #6 of 16
Thomas Kinkade sucks-one of the worst artists of all time,one of the most cynical manipulators of his public ever-this has been mentioned in a previous thread...

Personally I like deKooning,Picasso,vanGogh,Munch,Michelangelo,quite a few others.Among digital artists I like Karl Sims,although many people wouldn't consider his work to be art.
post #7 of 16
Chagall and Rothko me likes

Kinkade can suck it.
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post #8 of 16
<a href="http://www.globalgallery.com/ggresult.asp?ref=goto&artist=hopper" target="_blank">Edward Hopper</a>, Rembrant, Andy Warhol
post #9 of 16
Why, Jan van Eyck, of course. My Flemish homeboy from the 15th century.

The Arnolfini Wedding r00ls j00. Northern Renaissance 'till I die.

Him and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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<a href="http://www.artnet.com/ag/fineartthumbnails.asp?aid=16543&page=1&group=1&max _tn_pages=4" target="_blank">Wayne Thiebaud</a> and his crazy paintings of food are great.


<a href="http://artcyclopedia.com/artists/diebenkorn_richard.html" target="_blank">Richard Diebenkorn</a> is one of my favorite modern painters. Especially his landscapes and drawings.
post #11 of 16
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[quote]Originally posted by JRC:
<strong>I actually like Dali, Monet, and Thomas Kincaide however you spell it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Sorry, but you shouldn't even mention Dali or Monet with that asshole in the same thread...to each his own, but he (Kinkade) is an inflatable **** doll compared to their real beauty of artistic representations....

William's work is amazing up close. His earlier works were so detailed. He would use a single hair brush for detailed worlk. His magazine <a href="http://www.juxtapoz.com/html/homeframe.html" target="_blank">Juxtapoz</a> rules too.

Another artist to see out there is <a href="http://www.markryden.com/" target="_blank">Mark Ryden</a>. His work has a weird, narrative style. Classical yet modern.



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"Angel of Meat" awesome...I'm hungry.
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post #13 of 16
Dada, all day, every day.

My two heavy hitters:

George Grosz
Marcel Duchamp

some lessors:

John Heartfeld, Kurt Schwitters
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Oh, and I forgot to mention another inspirational artist of mine, <a href="http://www.mooneyes.com/13EDROTH.htm" target="_blank">Big Daddy Roth</a>.

He was not only an artist (Rat Fink) but an amazing custom car designer...



Passed away on my birthday last year...
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post #15 of 16
Vangough (SP?) purely for starry night (woha... is that sky... moving?).

However my real favorites are:
Salvator Dali (just bizzare)
MC Escher (king of bindblowingly weird)
and a little Geiger (fukin freaky).
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post #16 of 16
yahDADAnoDADA dadaDADA

Rauschenberg, an old standby
Tom Freidman
Tim Hawkinson
DUCHAMP


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Sophie Calle
Bruce Naumann
Gary Hill
many other video and video installation artists

Muel

I also like the likes of Robert Williams, too
and Giotto
and painterly Painters:
Elmer Bischoff
Fantin Latour


AAAhhhh so much... I love it all...and more
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