Watch a Motorcycle Helmet Become a Pinstriped Masterpiece in Minutes

Pinstriping is an old school hot rod style that's become an art form all its own. At an event hosted by Bell Helmets, we got to watch master striper Skratch crank out eye popping custom-painted motorcycle helmets with nothing more than a brush, a rock-steady hand, and a laser-precise eye. » 3/22/14 2:21pm 3/22/14 2:21pm

The Second Star Cars Collection Might Be Even Better Than The First

All the way back in June, we featured the Star Cars collection from artist Scott Park. It had favorites like the original Batmobile, and the Halo Warthog. We thought they were all very nice and lovely, and that was the end of that. We were wrong. This second collection is possibly even better. » 3/01/14 3:00pm 3/01/14 3:00pm

Supercar Owners Need To Buy Modern Art From Arnold Odermatt

Supercars are more likely to burst into flames than your grocery getter no matter how well engineered. Lots of power generating lots of heat in a tight package leaves no room for error. Don't like the idea? You might as well just spend your money on modern art instead! » 2/25/14 3:40pm 2/25/14 3:40pm

We challenged an artist to draw the Daytona 24. She kicked ass.

For the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, we decided to do things a little differently and challenged Madrid-based artist Daniela Guglielmetti to cover it old-school for us. Each hour, for all 24 hours of the race, she would produce an original ink-and-watercolor illustration to capture what had transpired over the last 60… » 1/27/14 2:28pm 1/27/14 2:28pm

Ghana's coffin art lets people bury their loved ones in style

In European cultures, we cremate our dead or bury them in a simple pine box. But coffins are a lot fancier in Ghana, where the Ga people believe that life continues in another world after death, and they want it to carry on in style. Here are some stunning examples of Ghana's famous coffin art. » 1/08/14 7:40am 1/08/14 7:40am

Detroit Should Sell Art Because Why Shouldn't It, Coastal Writer Says

One recurring thing of Detroit's trip through bankruptcy court has been the local eye-rolls over coastal writers diagnosing the city's decline — the Detroit Free Press offers an occasional feature called "The truth about Detroit," battles have raged over Anthony Bourdain's portrayal in his CNN show, and even we've grown… » 12/15/13 3:02pm 12/15/13 3:02pm

Banksy's Newest NYC Installation: The Grim Reaper in a Bumper Car

At dusk, Banksy revealed the newest piece in his month-long rampage of New York City's streets: a Grim Reaper in a scythe-powered bumper car, listlessly bobbing to Blue Öyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper." The installation sits at the corner of Houston and Elizabeth Streets and, according to Banksy's site, will remain… » 10/26/13 10:21am 10/26/13 10:21am

How a Porsche, a Meteorite, and $4 Million in Gold Ended Up In a Museum

It’s not uncommon to see $4 million worth of art in a museum. It’s less common to see $4 million worth of solid gold bricks in a museum. It’s called Tower of Power, and it will require a 24/7 security guard as long as it remains at the New Museum as part of a retrospective on its maker, the artist Chris Burden. » 10/02/13 11:58am 10/02/13 11:58am

The Motion Of A Train Drawn By A Train

Station to Station is a project that brings "cultural interventions" to nine cities around the U.S.. Basically it's a tricked out train with lots of art installations and other pieces on board. And when the train stops in each city, there are additional local events planned. If you want to see what goes on on the train… » 9/15/13 8:14pm 9/15/13 8:14pm

A steady hand and a good eye...

A comment I get a lot in regards to my welding....I "must have both." The truth is, I've got neither. I'm legally blind in my left eye, I'm near sighted, and I've got horrible double vision. The more I wear glasses, the quicker the sight goes downhill...so I don't often put them on. I've thought about laser surgery, but… » 8/01/13 2:43pm 8/01/13 2:43pm

Detroit Artist Makes Fisting Joke, Local Station Completely Misses It

Everything about this situation is sad and hilarious on multiple levels, but at least one lesson can be had here: All public art isn't worth the fawning media coverage. » 7/30/13 2:35pm 7/30/13 2:35pm