Polish Artist Creates 27 Controversial Illustrations For Political Magazine

Manipulation Of Manipulation

Igor Morski is a Polish graphic designer, illustrator and set designer. Presently, he focuses on mixed media graphic art, based manly on photo manipulation, drawing, recently also 3D. Continue reading »

Сontroversial Portrait Photos Of Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg In The 1970s

Jane Birkin met Serge Gainsbourg on the set of Slogan in 1968 and had a passionate and creative relationship with him. A relationship lasted 13 years. They never married, despite rumours and misreporting to the contrary. Continue reading »

Artists Around The World React To H&M’s Controversial Ad

The famous clothing brand H&M has recently published an ad for its new hoodie that reads “Coolest monkey in the jungle.” Sounds innocent, but the reason behind all the anger it caused was a black boy modelling for that ad, which was not well received all around the world. Continue reading »

Finnish Woman Creates Controversial Self Portraits, Calls It Art

Some of us use selfies as a vain form of self-expression, trying to make ourselves look richer, happier or more beautiful than we really are. Finnish photographer Iiu Susiraja, however, turns this concept of the selfie on its head by taking brutally honest, surreal and unflinchingly funny self-portraits using her own body and other objects as props. Continue reading »

Paper Models Of The Most Controversial Buildings Erected Behind The Iron Curtain

Zupagrafika, creators of make-your-own-paper-model sets of “brut-iful” architecture in London, Paris, Warsaw, and Katowice, have released their newest set, ‘Brutal East’. The creators’ selection captures the “certainly brutal” charm of the “functionalist panelák estates and otherworldly concrete grand designs” of the Eastern Bloc. With ‘Brutal East’ you can build your own East European city. Continue reading »

Controversial Walking Dead Photo Shoot Gets People Talking

New Jersey photographer Alana Hubbard used little kids to pay tribute to “The Walking Dead” during a photo shoot, but the photos didn’t go over too well with the rest of the internet. Shortly after they were posted the Facebook, the photos were banned after people complained about the kids depicting violent situations. Continue reading »

Controversial Paintings Of People Skinned Alive That Will Shock You

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What is unusual about Valerio Carrubba’s process is his choice to paint the same picture twice, so that the superimposition of the same figure creates a slight mismatch in lines and forms. This repeated action transforms the painting into an automatic gesture, that at one and the same time, emphasizes and repudiates the subject. Continue reading »

The Most Controversial Ultrarealistic Art Sculptures By Patricia Piccinini

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Patricia Piccinini (creator of Graham) is one of the most well known Australian contemporary artists. Piccinini graduated the college of Fine Arts in painting Economic History, having a wide range of interests, from sociology to technology and computer graphics. She works in a variety of media, such as: painting, sculpture, video, sound and digital prints. As a sign of appreciation towards her art, we’ve put her most significant and controversial works of art together, which can be an inspiration and motivation to all artists, an encouragement to unleash creativity beyond the boundaries of “disturbing” and “ethical issues”. Continue reading »

Controversial Photos Inside The Homes Of Russia’s Ultrarich Show The Country’s Problem With Wealth Inequality

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Photo © by Lilia Li-Mi-Yan

Russia has greater economic disparity than any other major global power. In 2014, Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report said the wealthiest 10% of people in Russia controlled 85% of the country’s wealth. Additionally, the report said 111 billionaires controlled 19% of the country’s total household wealth. This discrepancy is what photographer Lilia Li-Mi-Yan set out to explore in her series “Masters and Servants,” an intimate view of Russia’s elite photographed within their homes alongside their hired help. Continue reading »

“What Kind Of Men Read Playboy?” Controversial Playboy Magazine Ads From 1958-1974

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At it’s height in 1972 Playboy magazine had a circulation of over 7 million copies per month and the New Yorker was reporting that almost 25% of college men were purchasing the magazine every month. Despite running the “What Kind of Men Read Playboy?” campaign for over fifteen years Hugh Hefner was still trying to persuade advertisers that men were looking at anything but the pictures. These ads weren’t so much aimed at prospective readers but prospective advertisers. Continue reading »

A Controversial Ad Shows Female Tech Founders And CEOs Coding In Their Underwear

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With its brand-new Ada Collection — named after Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer—underwear company Dear Kate is taking a rather non-traditional approach to advertising. Continue reading »

Controversial Chinese Artist and activist Ai Weiwei Showcases Bathroom Fixtures at Alcatraz Transformed into Porcelain Floral Bouquets

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Controversial Chinese Artist and activist Ai Weiwei recently had an exhibition in Alcatraz, the notorious island used as a military fortress and federal penitentiary. Continue reading »

This Woman Saved 500 Dogs From Being Eaten at a Controversial Festival in China

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Dog lover Yang Xiaoyun holds a dog which she purchased in China’s southern town of Yulin, at her shelter for dogs in Tianjin, China, July 8, 2015. Yang said she spent 300,000 RMB (48,248 USD) to purchase 500 dogs to rescue them from dog meat dealers at Yulin’s annual dog meat festival last month. She keeps more than 1,000 dogs in her shelters, mostly abandoned or she purchased from dog meat traders. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) Continue reading »

Benetton Installs Controversial ‘Unhate Kissing’ Ads in Israel

Benetton’s controversial “Unhate” advertising campaign, featuring political and religious leaders kissing each other, has been unveiled along the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv and other Israeli highways. The billboard shows Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kissing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The high-impact Benetton ad is a part of the Italian clothing company’s UNHATE Foundation which was launched less than a fortnight ago. The ad was unveiled in a NIS 500,000 billboard campaign in Israel. Nur Media Star Ltd in Israel prepared the billboards.

Workers install a Benetton billboard advertisement showing a composite image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) kissing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Tel Aviv Nov. 28, 2011. The image, part of a series of pictures of world leaders kissing each other on the lips, was Benetton’s latest advertising campaign that went on display in their European stores two weeks ago. (Reuters) Continue reading »