Photo of a dragon at the 2013 Chinese New Year Parade in Chicago
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Art Inquisition: Do You Give Your Art Away for Free?

Hey Mad Art Lab! I’m Jamie. I usually write over at Skepchick Prime about statistics and politics and stuff like that, but I recently had a bit of an art quandary and Amy invited me to write a guest post about it over here at the cool kids’ corner of the …

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Art Inquisition: What’s That Sound?

While the word “multimedia” may make you think of grade-school dioramas or terrible auto-play anything on inconsiderate websites, it can be used by those unfamiliar with art not in frames as a sort of catch-all phrase for any non-traditional art. Music they understand. Paintings, sure. Sculpture can toe the line, …

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Art Inquisition: What do you want to know?

So much time, so little to do! Being all versatile and multifaceted is hard, y0. I have too many interests and not enough time to pursue them and work and eat and sleep. And occasionally consider having a social life that involves more than falling asleep immediately after ordering from GrubHub. …

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Art Inquisition: How Gross Can You Get?

Up in the Great White North of Canada (yet tragically far from MAL’s Ryan) is an assuredly fantastic place called Science World, “a not-for-profit organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.” (In other words, don’t freak out about that extra …

Birds and Butterfly, drawing by Francis Darwin
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Art Inquisition: So Good It’s Fridge Worthy… Now What?

This one’s for all you parents. As a child, the budding young botanist Francis Darwin, son of one Mr. Charles Robert Darwin, seems to have tried a bit of drawing. A fine work, The Battle of the Fruit and Vegetable Soldiers, is to be found gracing the reverse of one …

Banksy in NYC Day 7: a heart balloon with band-aids on it. Source: Better Out Than In
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Art Inquisition: Can Art Quit the Gallery?

Secretive graffiti artist Banksy, whose recent stall setup in NYC garnered only $420 by selling original canvases at $60 each, has recently stated that he wanted to stop making “commercial” art. Despite the fact that he generally avoids galleries and other “traditional” venues, Banksy has seen great profits from the …

Michigan artist David Dodde's "Fleurs et Riviere" has sparked controversy. (Brian Kelly / ArtPrize / September 18, 2013)
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Art Inquisition: Recast, Transformed or Adapted?

Since Andy Warhol picked up a soup can the ’60s, appropriation has been A Thing in the art world. And as time plods on, we just keep making more art. And more art. And more art… until eventually that art might become a part of someone else’s art. Here in …

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Art Inquisition: Are there hands in your handmade?

Etsy is changing their policies to permit shop owners “to hire staff, use shipping services and apply to have their products made by manufacturers.” To quote the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, this made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.  Most under scrutiny …