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“The Capitol is our castle, our shrine”, says author and historian David McCullough, “and Waddell has snapped it to life.” Smithsonian Magazine. Kiwi Peter Waddell has boldly gone where no artist has painted before: the United States’ Capitol building in Washington. Although the symbolic site attracts millions of visitors a year its interior has never been open to the public. After negotiations with the Museum of the American Architectural Foundation, Waddell was granted permission to paint the interior. His two years spent “in a kind of architectural painter’s heaven” have resulted in an acclaimed series of 20 works, exhibited at Washington’s Octagon Gallery.


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Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

“Over his long, provocative career, the artist Billy Apple changed his name, registered it as a trademark, branded products with it, had his genome sequenced and, finally, arranged to…