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Funny story: Van Gogh Revolver To Be Used In Artwork Installation

Van Gogh Revolver To Be Used In Artwork Installation

The art world has been 'turned on its head' this weekend with the news that the 7mm Lefaucheux revolver with which artist Vincent van Gogh shot himself on 27 July, 1890, is, itself, to become part of an artwork installation. Van Gogh survived the...

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Funny story: Banksy Now In Existential Period

Banksy Now In Existential Period

Banksy, the street artist, whose stencil-design works attract media attention all over the world, has changed direction, and has now entered his 'Existential Period'. The Bristol-based artist is famous for stealing around under cover of darkness w...

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Funny story: Nebraska Artist Struck Dead by Inspiration

Nebraska Artist Struck Dead by Inspiration

Shortly before midnight on a frigid winter night, 32-year-old landscape painter and architectural renderer Vincent Heidelberg, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was struck by a bolt of inspiration – which rendered him dead. β€œIt’s a shock and a tragedy,” said...

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Funny story: Bacon Bits

Bacon Bits

Art lovers the world over were overjoyed today as a new painting by Francis Bacon was discovered. The painting had been down the back of a sofa in Sofia and was discovered by the cleaning lady, Sophie Sofia, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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Funny story: TV Painter, Bob Ross, Actually Really Hated Meadows and Streams

TV Painter, Bob Ross, Actually Really Hated Meadows and Streams

Bob Ross became an instant TV celebrity with his easy-to-follow painting techniques on PBS in the late '80's. But now his long time Cameraman, Arty Rivers, has written a tell-all memoir about the painting zen-master, who actually detested nature in g...

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Funny story: Artist Sues Psychiatrist for Curing Wrong Complaint

Artist Sues Psychiatrist for Curing Wrong Complaint

A struggling artist has got Psychiatric Therapists fearing for their livelihood after filing a legal suit for malpractice. In what could be a landmark case, twenty-two year old abstract painter Thomas Dolehead, paints a pretty clear picture of how...

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Funny story: George Bush Unveils New Paintings

George Bush Unveils New Paintings

George W. Bush today unveiled a dozen new paintings on display in his presidential library. They all deal with the Iraq war he started on false pretenses of weapons of mass destruction - including nuclear weapons and nerve gases - which were never f...

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Funny story: Roth Buys EVERY SINGLE ONE of George W. Bush's Paintings

Roth Buys EVERY SINGLE ONE of George W. Bush's Paintings

Naperville, IL Illinois businessman Joseph Roth has bought at auction every last thing that George W. Bush has ever drawn. He has also insisted that Mr. Bush give him first crack at anything else he paints or draws. Mr. Roth might be remembered...

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Funny story: George Zimmerman Offers New Artwork On eBay

George Zimmerman Offers New Artwork On eBay

George Zimmerman, of course, was found not guilty in the shooting death of Treyvon Martin. The not guilty verdict was mainly due to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" laws, The laws virtually allow anyone to shoot anyone at anytime. 2 weeks ago Zi...

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Funny story: Tony Blair says new portrait is the "Spitting Image" of himself

Tony Blair says new portrait is the "Spitting Image" of himself

The new portrait of the "Spitting Image" puppet of Tony Blair unveiled in the National Portrait Gallery this morning is considered a masterpiece of Alexander Adamson's work. Ralph Harris, whose portrait of the Spitting Image puppet of The Queen...

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Funny story: Chimp Wins Art Contest, Hires Lawyer

Chimp Wins Art Contest, Hires Lawyer

No sooner was it announced that Brent, a 37-year-old Louisiana chimp, had won first prize in a chimpanzee art contest (read about it here on TheGuardian.com website) than the chimp called a lawyer to complain that the sanctuary where he lived would b...

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Funny story: Erotic art

Erotic art

Erotic art is an excuse, in the form of sketches, paintings, sculptures, and other media, to show naked people, many of whom are depicted as engaging in "erotic" (a codeword for sexual) activities. Although some people try to distinguish between erotic art and pornography, no argument for such a distinction has ever been generally accepted, and most people agree that one person's erotic art is ano...

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Funny story: Banksy unveils art installation made of his own shit

Banksy unveils art installation made of his own shit

Controversial street artist Banksy has unveiled an 8ft wall painting of a masturbating baby made entirely of his own shit. The piece entitled "Waaaaa Waaaaa Wanky" which is the first of seven excrement-based pieces Banksy intends to produce; will...

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Funny story: Florida Woman Finds Painting Worth Nothing!

Florida Woman Finds Painting Worth Nothing!

A 72 year Florida woman made the purchase of a lifetime recently when she bought a rare painting that could fetch as much as three hundred cents at auction.The painting is one of only six known in existence and the lucky lady found the treasure at a...

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Funny story: Lucian Freud's dealer says he's dead

Lucian Freud's dealer says he's dead

London - Described variously as Lucian Fraud's dealer and/or weed man Mr William Acquavella said today the great artist had died. Speaking to reporters from the Emin Evening Argos the New Yorker confirmed Fraud had died at home in his sleep yester...

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Funny story: Absinthe Return Promises French Art Boom

Absinthe Return Promises French Art Boom

News that absinthe is to go on sale again in France has excited art dealers and gallery curators. The green, anise-flavoured spirit contains the chemical thujone, which supposedly gives it mind-altering properties. It was banned in 1915 when it wa...

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Funny story: Archaeologists Discover Cave Paintings Are Just Early Men's Room Graffiti

Archaeologists Discover Cave Paintings Are Just Early Men's Room Graffiti

Archaeologists studying cave paintings in a dig in France have translated one set that has caused a shift in scientific thought. While once thought to portray a sense of history, they now think that cave paintings are just early graffiti. Dr. Cly...

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