Eric Pfeiffer – Graffiti, Street Art and Richmond, VA

The once coveted secrecy of graffiti artists has shifted to a public area in recent times due to the popularity of artists from Keith Haring, Banksy or Shepard Fairey. However, a debate looms regarding the ideals of graffiti being skewed when the artwork appears on the walls of galleries instead of the within the nooks and crannies of a city. Does street art hold the same appeal and rebellious nature within the gallery or museum cube?

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Reflection (Self-Portrait), 1985

Lucian Freud – Naked Truth

Growing up as the grandson of Sigmund Freud must have been an interesting psychology journey to say the least. Born in Berlin, Lucian Freud fled to London in 1933, and developed a distinct portraiture style that established him as the leading artist of his time. During his lifetime, Freud transfigured the traditional and favored European portrait with confrontational and often critical portrayals of the sitter.  His stark interpretation and particular technique influenced many of the contemporary British artists today.

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F/A-18 "Hornet" breaks sound barrier

Sonic Boom Photo

Navy Ensign John Gay captured this photo of an F/A-18 Hornet breaking the sound barrier. The picture won first prize in Science and Technology in the World Press Photo 2000 contest. Gay snapped the photo from the USS Constellation aircraft carrier. The pilot is Lieutenant Ron Candiloro.

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