Calling All Artists! Summer 2014 IMG MGMT Applications Now Open

Apply for IMG MGMT We’re looking for artists who like to talk and write about images. Founded in 2008 in response to a series of studio visits in which artists showed not only their work but their digital image collections, IMG MGMT invites artists to produce image-based essays.

Calling All Artists! Summer 2014 IMG MGMT Applications Now Open

Apply for IMG MGMT We’re looking for artists who like to talk and write about images. Founded in 2008 in response to a series of studio visits in which artists showed not only their work but their digital image collections, IMG MGMT invites artists to produce image-based essays.

Thursday Links: Hot Trends and a Human Zoo

In 1914, Norway celebrated its centenary by debuting “The Congo Village,” a piece in which 80 Africans were put on display, living in cabins with palm roofs surrounded by African artifacts.

Thursday Links: Hot Trends and a Human Zoo

In 1914, Norway celebrated its centenary by debuting “The Congo Village,” a piece in which 80 Africans were put on display, living in cabins with palm roofs surrounded by African artifacts.

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.