Portrait of a man with a mole on his nose, A.D. 130–150, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Egyptian Art
Rogers Fund, 1909
Size: H. 39.4 x W. 19.3 cm (15 ½ x 7 5/8 in.)
Medium: Encaustic, limewood
Russian Beauty, Konstantin Makovsky
Two Wine Glasses, 1874, John Singer Sargent
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 1882, Édouar Manet
So there’s this artist, Alex Schaefer, who makes a bunch of paintings of Chase Bank burning.
so many of these
and I think it’s incredibly funny but
I just read this bit from the artist andThis is a “plein air” painting which means I set up my easel right across the street of this Chase bank in my city and painted it like it had caught fire. The police questioned me on the spot. Three weeks later Homeland Security was knocking on the door to my home. The question they kept asking me was “Do you hate these banks?” I can honestly say yes.
And I just think this is the greatest artist statement I’ve ever read.