Painting inspired by cirrhosis of the liver

Cirr 1974
acrylic on canvas
Jack Bush (1909-1977)
“Cirr is an abbreviation for the disease cirrhosis. This diagnosis given to the artist was also accompanied by an illustration of unhealthy cells caused by the condition. The artist’s response to this disturbing information was to address his concerns through artistic expression.”



Meet the Kentucky man who sees art in crunchy Cheetos cheese curls


Think of it as a fast food Rorschach test. Where most people see a crunchy cheese curl, Andy Huot instead sees art.

Huot is a mechanical engineer from Louisville, Kentucky and he’s always had a creative mind.

Last year, while he was working on a project at home, he got hungry and reached for a bag of cheeze curls. But in a contemplative moment, he started to see shapes in the cheezies.

He then started taking photos of them and posting them on Instagram.

“In the first 20 or 30 posts I was holding them with my hands, taking a picture with my phone,” Huot tells As It Happens host Carol Off. “Then I switched to a tweezer after getting comments about my cheesy fingers.”

His first post was simply titled “Sasquatch,” because, of course, the snack resembled the mythical Sasquatch.

Of course! 😉

Paintings thought to be forgeries, turn out to be fakes of forgeries

Now that’s ‘meta’! 😉

The idea of someone faking de Hory’s own forgeries “came up only one time” in conversation with the artist, Mr Forgy says. “We both contemplated that for a moment and then laughed at the far-fetched notion.” The two paintings are now being advertised as “Fakes of fake Claude Monet”, the website reports. “We were astonished to find that there was a market in faking faker’s art works,” says auctioneer Andrew Grigg. He says they will now alert others in the business to be aware of the con.