Abraham Lincoln

Nick Van Woert at Yvon Lambert gallery

Article: Nick Van Woert at Yvon Lambert gallery

Sculptor Nick Van Woert seems to have more of sense of humor than most these days. His personal website displays his work using great animated .gifs that show his normally stationary work in motion. It’s just as cheeky as some of the sculptures themselves, like “Untitled,” a fiberglass bust that’s clearly Abraham Lincoln, only with chunks of his head, face and neck hacked off and attached to a separate steel form. The two pieces reside side-by-side as gruesome mirror images. It’s a bit of fun and a bit grisly too, what with the chopped pieces revealing bright bits of polyurethane plastic designed to resemble raw flesh.

Doctored images in the age before Photoshop

Article: Doctored images in the age before Photoshop

The New York Times ran a slide show the other day featuring famous doctored photos from the past.  In the age of image manipulation and Photoshop it is interesting to see that images have been manipulated since day one.  Said Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth University and a detective of photographic fakery: “The…