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andy warhol’s the factory

from andy warhol posted in art and design by pete_nice

From 1962 to 1968, Andy Warhol rented a studio space on the fifth floor of the former building at this location. For a rent of "only about one hundred dollars a year," Warhol's studio was a hive of activity. He employed a number of friends, artists, drug addicts, performers, musicians, and anybody else willing to help with his numerous creative projects. There was an assembly line style screen-printing operation to churn out prints.

The walls of this location were coated with tin foil, leading to the other nickname of the studio, "The Silver Factory." The studio was a meeting place for artists and musicians, and Warhol collaborated with The Velvet Underground & Nico for the cover of their 1967 studio album.

In 1968, Warhol changed location of the studio, and the building that housed the original Factory no longer exists.

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banksy’s naked man hanging from a window

from banksy posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Banksy's 'naked man hanging from a window' can be viewed from Park Street in Banksy's home town of Bristol.

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one of buckminster fuller’s first geodesic domes

from buckminster fuller posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

In 1953, Buckminster Fuller was commissioned by the architect of the Nautilus Motor Inn in Woods Hole to design a building for the Inn's restaurant. The geodesic dome that Fuller constructed with the help of his students in 1954 is his oldest surviving geodesic dome and one of the first built for commercial use.

The Dome Restaurant closed in 2002, and as of 2008, there were plans for Fuller's grandnephew to oversee the restoration of the building.

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the heidelberg project

from the heidelberg project posted in art and design by ajdi78

The found objects displayed in this outdoor art exhibit symbolize the post riot plight of Detroit’s “Black Bottom” neighborhood. Creator Tyree Guyton is the subject of the Emmy Award Winning Documentary, Come Unto Me, the Faces of Tyree Guyton.

The Counting Crows were in town and asked to be dropped off here. They didn't realize the improbability of finding a taxi when they were ready to leave. This isn't exactly a "cab-hailing" part of town.

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carhenge

from carhenge, omaha (the movie) posted in art and design by donkeyoti

Located near the town of Alliance, NE, Carhenge is a Midwestern sculptural interpretation/homage to the famous Stonehenge of Britain. Made out of cars that have set upright and painted a slate gray, the 10-acre art installation features a number of different large scale metal sculptures including a Spawning Salmon, a dinosaur, and upright multi-colored cars representing the different stages of a wheat crop.

Carhenge was also featured in the seldom seen (but thoroughly awesome) Omaha (The Movie). The film features roving gangs of kick-boxers from Des Moines as the villains, and the movie broke the 4th-wall-of-documentary trope long before The Office.

For those looking to purchase a piece of Americana art, Carhenge went up for sale in October of 2011. Price tag: $300,000.

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