Let's say you're a young artist. And you're headed to Berlin in spring. You plan on fully immersing yourself in local culture once you get there -- you're going to get a studio, mingle at pubs and learn about your neighborhood. But you'd like a boost on the art scene. You want to get culturally & conversationally fluent! [more inside]
posted by fritillary
on Aug 16, 2014 -
A while back I randomly downloaded this image
, very possibly from a Metafilter thread, without noting the name of the artist. Anyway, I recently posted it to Facebook and one of my friends wants to know who the artist is as he's pretty sure he went to school with the guy ... but he forgets his name.
posted by philip-random
on Jun 29, 2014 -
A local theater company wants to use one of my images to promote a play they may be staging in 2015. Got a few questions for the Green. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella
on Feb 15, 2014 -
I have a couple small (approximately 3"x5" in) paintings that I picked up in a thrift store. Likely not worth much, but I like them and would like to find out more about them. Here is one
, here is the other
. [more inside]
posted by BeBoth
on Dec 27, 2013 -
I'm trying to find the artist who made this painting
. I purchased the painting in Orta San Giulio, Italy, about 5 years ago.
The signature says "Bertocchi" although it may say "Beitocchi". The painting came in a larger frame, I think I spent about $200 for it, however it may have been slightly more.
Would like to get more works by this artist on this location.
posted by Farce_First
on Nov 17, 2013 -
Who represents learning disabled artists? Or how can I find blogs or catalogs that feature learning disabled or developmentally disabled artists working in any media? Europe and South America especially but welcoming feedback about the rest of the world. Thanks!
posted by parmanparman
on Jul 17, 2013 -
I am searching for the name of a painter. I am going to describe one painting I clearly remember. I saw these paintings when I was a child.
The book of his works had the same theme of monkeys and skeletons involved in everyday activities.
In the painting I remember, a skeleton (it may have been a couple) is in a bed with white sheets and leaning over to put out the light on a nightstand. There is a monkey or baboon sitting on the room's window sill.
The images are realistic bordering on illustrations.
This is all I have. And this is why I came to metafilter.
Thank you for your help.
posted by M83
on Mar 16, 2013 -
On a deadline: Help me find the name of an amazing, bizarre, crude, disgusting artist whose childish paintings of people in extreme situations surrounded by thought/speech balloons/bubbles I saw in a Lower East Side gallery around 2010-2011. [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense
on Oct 8, 2012 -
Students of art, lovers of philosophy, can you recommend a book I can buy as a gift for a friend? [more inside]
posted by Chichibio
on Jul 25, 2012 -
Does anyone know the name of the artist who drew/painted a picture featuring a woman blowing dandelion spore presents? [more inside]
posted by demesne
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Help me identify an eccentric artist that gave tours of his house in Seattle around the year 2000. He was obsessed with a number (four or five, maybe) and had many conditions for his tours that hinged upon that number (i.e. needing four people to tour the property, and tours being available in four minute or four hour duration). He might have gone by "[first name
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear
on Apr 11, 2012 -
Trying to recall the name of a performance artist/photographer. She used disguises (prep, ghetto, etc.) to pass as a member of various in-groups. Then she photographed herself socializing in these groups. [more inside]
posted by cymru_j
on Mar 8, 2012 -
I'm worried about pursuing my dream job as a graphic novelist because of worsening vision. Can any severely nearsighted artists or others in vision-intensive careers speak to this? [more inside]
posted by iadacanavon
on Jan 19, 2012 -
For those that keep a journal/diary/sketch book: When you start a new book, how do you continue to track and use the good ideas and projects in your old books that you'd like to pursue? [more inside]
posted by ooklah
on Jan 16, 2012 -
I'd like to get hold of a long list of all the songs that have been on the "Now That's What I Call Music" music compilation (from number 1 right up to the current 79). Is that possible and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Sep 15, 2011 -
I can't for the life of me remember the name of a particular megamix/mashup album/artist. I remember that the first track sounded like it started with the helicopter sound from the beginning of one of the 'Another Brick..' tracks from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', then it either sampled 'Little Fluffy Clouds' or used sampled the same interview. Closer to the end of the album 'Your Song' was mixed in. Any ideas? I believe the artist also had an album featuring mostly Flaming Lips mixes. Both were available free on his website.
posted by xorry
on Mar 30, 2011 -
I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
posted by nam3d
on Jan 27, 2011 -
I'm designing a card game and I have most of my own art for prototyping, but eventually want *real* art. I have no place where to look for such a thing or how much it would cost. Does anyone have any ideas on what sort of going rate such a thing would cost? Do you pay by the hour? Any tips are greatly appreciated.
posted by symbioid
on Jan 3, 2011 -
is a painting that a friend's mum copied from another (well-known?) artist. I'd love to find the original. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by indienial
on Sep 11, 2010 -
Please help me find information on Svenningsen, a Southern Californian painter who favored trains, active in the 70s. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow
on Aug 20, 2010 -
I'm looking for a specific street artist / vendor I saw in Union Square Park in NYC 2 or 3 months ago. [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Aug 9, 2010 -
I need help identifying/remembering a visual artist who work(s|ed) with text. Shortish, punchy phrases; female; I first saw her work around 2000-2002. Anybody? [more inside]
posted by penduluum
on May 7, 2010 -
Seeking an artist's webpage: she or he has a unique business model of direct commissions via PayPal for actions at different price levels (will write a note, will travel to place X and take a photograph, send the photo to you, etc). None of my search keywords are turning it up ... ring any bells?
posted by finnb
on Jan 20, 2010 -
Wouldn't being hired as a graphic artist (graphic designer/in-house desktop publisher) mean that my work involves some form of artistry? [more inside]
posted by Eicats
on Jan 4, 2010 -
What software should I use to replicate the delay/looping effect that this video employs? I would need a metronome monitor separate from the input mix. It would be amazing to tweak the length of the decay too.
http://vimeo.com/7722804 [more inside]
posted by supyo
on Dec 20, 2009 -
My friends and I are starting an artist collective in Phoenix, Arizona and we desperately need help thinking of a name. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Dec 7, 2009 -
I heard part of a feature about this eccentric artist's extraordinary technique on NPR just this weekend - so why can't I find any reference to him/it
anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Jody Tresidder
on Nov 11, 2009 -
Used a program to fix my mp3 tags and file names, now I can't find the real musician behind a "White Wedding" cover I'm 90% sure I got on MeFi Music. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt
on Oct 1, 2009 -
Help me find this online photo exhibit from a few years ago- photographs of people who define themselves as members of subcultures through dress. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Aug 7, 2009 -
Can you recall the names of any artists, especially 19th or 20th century, who covered the entire interiors of one or more houses with murals? [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja
on May 16, 2009 -
I'm looking for a video artist's website (that I first saw linked on metafilter) -- the artist in question did series (maybe 9?) of web videos of a heavyset guy (possibly the artist himself.) In each of the videos, the guy INTERACTED with the cursor: for example, if you moved the arrow on the trackpad across the video, the guy would suddenly SLAP the cursor out of the way. I've tried all the tags I can think of, but cannot locate the site. Help?
posted by BClady
on Mar 11, 2009 -
I'm working on my PhD in artists' books at the moment. Recently, pursuing aspects of creativity from a cognition-and-creativity viewpoint has become interesting to me. I need a toehold on the science, here. [more inside]
posted by aesop
on Mar 3, 2009 -
Looking for the name of an artist who did a beautiful / disturbing series of photographs of cockroaches (and/or other insects??) being tortured. My memory is vague, but I think one was crucified, one immolated, etc. I also feel like it was a female artist.
posted by miffed
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Impatient filter - does anyone know where I could get some valid information regarding music lineups at this years Coachella? A friend of mine said last night that he'd heard
that the Gorillaz were going to be there, but after playing around on the net for an hour or two this morning, I can't seem to find anything concrete.
posted by Bageena
on Dec 21, 2008 -