Sunday, October 23, 2011

Unusual Artist Name Poll (at left)

It wasn't easy, but I narrowed the list of interesting and unusual artist's names down to ten finalists. Thanks for all your great suggestions.

Here they are with links to their Wikipedia page. Please vote for your favorite name (never mind their art) in the poll at left.

Augustus Egg
Cy Twombly
Fra Filippo Lippi
Hercules Brabazon Brabazon
Tibor Gergely
Man Ray
Rupert Bunny
T. Hee
Ub Iwerks
Odd Nerdrum

Previously on GJ:
Unusual Artist's Names


MrCachet said...

LOL. What came first - The Egg or the Bunny?

Super Villain said...

haha, with a name like Odd Nerdrum, is there really even a point in having a contest?

that name would win in a weirdest name on the planet contest, let alone the weirdest artist name, haha

if you want to guarantee your kid is going to grow up to be a weird him Odd Nerdrum

James Gurney said...

Super V: Yeah, I guess you got something. Maybe he's friends with a musician named Weird Eardrum. Now excuse me while I lay back down on my gurney.

Linda Crank said...

Is Hieronymous Bosch out of the running in a crowd like this? :D

Sorknes said...

Heh. I don't even think of Odd Nerdrum as a weird name. It's perfectly normal here... :p

Shaun Patterson said...

Fra Filippo Lippi sounds like a some sort of incantation or Latin motto for a secret fraternal order.

Torbjörn Källström said...

Voted T. Hee. Not only is it funny, it's the same name as a James Bond villain. :P

larin said...

Going with T. Hee for the name, but I like Fra Lippi's art. :-)

Pansee Atta said...

Let's not forget about Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso...who is also known as Pablo Picasso. Not so much unusual as it is... generous, I suppose.

Nick said...

Well not only does Hercules Brabazon Brabazon have a cool name, I like his watercolours, too!

Christian Schlierkamp said...

Not an artist's name, but the name of a place where all these artists could perfectly live without sounding weird:


Here's the wikipedia-link with an audio of the correct pronounciation:

(I want to see that road sign...)

My vote goes for T.Hee...
I love the idea of him sitting at a lightdesk, smirking at his animations.

Tristan Elwell said...

What, no Eadweard Muybridge?