On February 7th, 2009, at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Arts Center, Harley-Davidson gathered 11 of today’s most relevant and exciting artists to present their take on the theme of rebellion. Because the event was so popular, The Art of Rebellion one-night only event quickly became a month long showing. Artwork […]
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Motorcycle Riding Creates Bug Art
Bugs give up their lives for immortality
Being an artist, A.D. Maddox (pictured above) believed that all of the dead bugs accumulated on her leather jacket while riding her motorcycle were going to waste and could lead to an artistic endeavor. Her creative solution? Slap on a painting to the front of her Ducati and bring her art to another level.
Does capitalizing on the premature termination of these insects’ lives bug Maddox? “I don’t feel bad about killing bugs, if they get pissed off at me in their next life that’s fine, they can come back and bite me, chances are l will plow them again, collect them and cash another check” Maddox candidly states in her video interview.
Check out some samples of her bug art. Does this qualify for art of just another gimmick? You be the judge.
Contemporary Artist Derek Kinzett is based out of the U.K. and works with wire to create some stunning sculptures. I cant imagine how long it must have taken to make this Harley-Davidson replica but I am sure he is well compensated. Kinzett has even been commissioned by Nicolas Cage, hopefully he received his payment before […]