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A Wichita woman who became a respected painter after becoming a quadriplegic has died at age 60.

Jeanne Gordon was on a bicycle ride with her daughter Gabrielle in 2006 when they were struck by a pickup. The daughter was killed, and Gordon was left in critical condition. But while in rehabilitation in Denver, Jeanne learned how to paint with friends putting a brush in her mouth.

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http://www.kake.com/story/34163251/wichita-quadriplegic-painter-gordon-dies-at-60

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American artist John Hubbard died back on 7th Jan. One of his pictures hangs in Rockingham Castle.

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Death Notice for DDP Pick Katherine Fryer, artist and printmaker, aged 106. http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/210804/fryer

 

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Fryer

 

That makes it 36 hits in January 2017, matching the record set last January...

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Alan Aldridge, an English artist and graphic designer, responsible for artwork for The Beatles, album covers for various artists including Elton John and The Who and designer of the Hard Rock Café logo, has died aged 73 according to an Instagram post from his daughter.

Edit: Here is a Guardian obituary.

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German sculptor Fritz Koenig has died aged 92. His 1971  sculpture The Sphere, which was located between the twin towers of the World Trade Center, survived the 9/11 attack and was relocated to Battery Park and dedicated as a memorial to the victims.

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2 minutes ago, time said:

German sculptor Fritz Koenig has died aged 92. His 1971  sculpture The Sphere, which was located between the twin towers of the World Trade Center, survived the 9/11 attack and was relocated to Battery Park and dedicated as a memorial to the victims.

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It was badly damaged though, I see.  :evil2:

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Just now, Toast said:

It was badly damaged though, I see.  :evil2:

Battered in Battery Park!

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Gustav Metzger, the political activist and artist who pioneered auto-destructive art and whose works included a bag of rubbish, has died in London at the age of 90.

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend, who studied with Metzger, was an advocate of the movement and believed his trashing of guitars on stage was an act of auto-destructive art. During the Sixties, some of Metzger's projections were featured at The Who concerts.

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1 hour ago, Thatcher said:

Sir Howard Hodgkin, British artist and Turner Prize Winner (1985), has died aged 84.

Edit: The Mirror, IndependentGuardian, TelegraphITVBBC

Yep I'll say it. Lord, his stuff looks like meaningless smears made by a four year old at nursery school. But that's art for you.

 

Call me a Philistine...I'm glad to be one.

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8 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Yep I'll say it. Lord, his stuff looks like meaningless smears made by a four year old at nursery school. But that's art for you.

 

Call me a Philistine...I'm glad to be one.

 

In total agreement.  I just do not get that stuff, and never will.

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My main thought is: he made that much money, from that?

 

Where do I sign up?

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Unhappy man having a heart attack?

 

Nellie the Elephant having a shit?

 

Old guy pissing himself laughing as he's made a Knight?

 

Dunno.

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If you're not a fan of Hodgkin's work, how about that of Lawrence Holofcener, who died on March 4th, a little past his 91st birthday.

Visitors to London may have seen this:

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"Allies", located in Bond Street, unveiled by Princess Margaret in 1995.

 

As well as being an accomplished sculptor, Holofcener also painted, acted and composed - he co-wrote, with Jerry Bock,  Mr. Wonderful starring Sammy Davis Jr. and for Sid Caser's Your Show of Shows. 

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5 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Dafuq?

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Total Jackson Pollock's:

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