Confession: I'm going to rant at you here, about the stunning – no, really: stunning – work Austin artist Adreon Henry's been doing lately. Which you can see during the current West Austin Studio Tour that we've also written about here.
“Of course, we all know Andy Warhol…” was the opening salvo of Andy Warhol: Digital Pioneer, a presentation by Eric Shiner, who by merit of his job description (director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Penn.) is one of the world’s foremost Warhol evangelists.
There are few fantasy artists more influential and yet often overlooked than Frank Frazetta. As the eyes of the creative world settle on Austin during SXSW, local one-man film industry and Frazetta superfan Robert Rodriguez will be mounting a week-long exhibition of his work in Austin.
Imagine being able to walk into an Ellsworth Kelly painting – to be surrounded by his exquisitely simple, playful shapes, to bathe in his pure, bright colors. Well, soon you'll get to do something like that in Austin in Austin, which is the title of a building designed by the artist and being built by the Blanton Museum of Art.
Ever wonder how that mailbox feels about having people stuff things in its mouth all day? Or how the hydrant likes being sprayed by every mutt that passes by? Well, now you can ask them. For the next two months, you'll be able to converse by text with all manner of objects on the street, courtesy of an ingenious public art project called Hello Lamp Post.