FiveThirtyEight Proves That Bob Ross Painted Trees

FiveThirtyEight Proves That Bob Ross Painted Trees

Bob Ross at work, courtesy of Mentalfloss.

Bob Ross at work, courtesy of mental_floss.

This week at FiveThirtyEight writer Walt Hickey analyzes the late painter Bob Ross’s paintings through the lens of statistical analysis.

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As we can see from this bar graph, 85 percent of Bob Ross’s paintings contained at least two trees.

Other stats we learn about from Walt Hickey include:

  • 97 percent of Ross’s ocean paintings show waves.
  • 66 percent of…

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Allegations Emerge Against Mana-Terry Dowd for Intimidating Art Handlers

On April 25, art handlers at Chicago’s Mana-Terry Dowd, LLC will vote on unionization. This is a big deal: If won, the art handlers will join Teamsters Local 705, and could mark a major change in the city’s art landscape; currently, none of Chicago’s private art transportation companies have an art handlers’ union.

Allegations Emerge Against Mana-Terry Dowd for Intimidating Art Handlers

On April 25, art handlers at Chicago’s Mana-Terry Dowd, LLC will vote on unionization. This is a big deal: If won, the art handlers will join Teamsters Local 705, and could mark a major change in the city’s art landscape; currently, none of Chicago’s private art transportation companies have an art handlers’ union.

Melt Your Face Off Flow Cam

Melt Your Face Off Flow Cam

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We just spent twenty minutes playing with Andrew Benson’s brand new visual distorter/webcam feature Flow Cam. I made my own Marilyn Minter! You can too.

Animal’s Marina Galperina has talked to Benson about the effect which is not, in fact, datamoshing.

“It uses per-pixel motion analysis (optical flow) with a little conditioning as a control signal for image distortion,” Benson tells her.…

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This Weeks Must See Events: A Room Full of Petroleum Gel

Thank god we’re (mostly) giving ourselves a break from political coverage this week with an art bingefest: art which is concerned primarily with cat food art, food’lberities, a room full of petroleum gel, and dicks.

This Weeks Must See Events: A Room Full of Petroleum Gel

Thank god we’re (mostly) giving ourselves a break from political coverage this week with an art bingefest: art which is concerned primarily with cat food art, food’lberities, a room full of petroleum gel, and dicks.

Dolly Parton’s Head

Dolly Parton’s Head

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dollheadThese GIFs were originally made for Sheroes, a limited run art party in Toronto that hosted performances and screenings responding to a lauded woman. The number of amazing GIFs made for the Dolly Parton themed party is truly astounding, but these by Anthony Antonellis really stand out. That’s partly just because they’re so weird and creepy, but also the motion of these heads really activates…

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We Went To The Upper East Side: Ponies & Psychos Edition

We Went To The Upper East Side: Ponies & Psychos Edition

Saul Steinberg Couple dancing

Saul Steinberg , Dancing Couple, Graphite, colored pencil on paper, 20×14 inches

1st 20 Years, various comix artists and New Yorker contributors (Through May 13th)
Adam Baumgold, 60 East 66th Street

What’s on view: Small drawings, paintings, and sculptures.

Paddy:There’s no press release to explain the organizing principle of this show, and as far as I can tell, it doesn’t have one. Who cares.…

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AFC Critics Talk About Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany

AFC Critics Talk About Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany

Installation view of Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937. Image courtesy of the Neue Galerie.

Installation view of Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937. Image courtesy of the Neue Galerie.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 (Through June 30, 2014)
Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue

What’s on view: Artworks from the 1937 Degenerate Art exhibition, alongside more traditional Renaissance-style works from the Great German Art Exhibition

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