Dare I make the Complex claim “Greatest Living Artist?”
Wolfgang Press, Cut the Tree
De La Soul, Breakadawn, 1993
In the Spencer Susser-directed short Eugene, a film inspired by Four Stories winning screenwriter Adam Blampied, we meet an endearingly timid traveler, who finds himself the recipient of a magical Ultrabook™: one which grants his every wish.
In his Extreme WOW Suite at the stately W Washington, D.C., Eugene gets a bit carried away with his new device. From new sneakers and ice cream cones to choo-choo trains and a cowboy hat, we see his room fill with countless treats and toys; however, none of these things can fill the hole that’s in his heart.
Watch the film to find out what happens Eugene goes too far, and then participate in our Eugene Photo Contest for a chance to win an Intel-inspired Lenovo Yoga IdeaPad* Ultrabook™ and 40,000 Starpoints* for use at any W Hotel of your choice!
Post a photo of what you’d wish for if you had a magical, wish-granting Intel-inspired Ultrabook™ with #fourstories on Twitter or Instagram, and we’ll pick two winners on March 7th. You can also check back to see entries here to see what other people are wishing for.
Check back on March 7th to see which two lucky contestants won!
A couple dope polos means Spring is on its way.
Portlandia: Art Project
A selection of choice lots from the upcoming auction at Phillips
Meet the world’s top NBA gambler by Scott Eden
Show this to your daughters.
From Art 21:
“Episode #175: Filmed in San Francisco in 2000, Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) discusses the female figures she incorporated into many of her paintings and graffiti tags. Loosely based on women she discovered while listening to folk records, watching buck dance videos, or reading about the history of swimming, Kilgallen painted her heroines to inspire others and to change how society looks at women. Three of Kilgallen’s heroines—Matokie Slaughter, Algia Mae Hinton, and Fanny Durack—are shown and heard through archival video, images, and audio recordings. Kilgallen is shown tagging train cars with her husband, artist Barry McGee, in a Bay Area rail yard and painting in her studio at UC Berkeley.
Margaret Kilgallen’s work reflects her encyclopedic knowledge of signs drawn from American folk tradition, printmaking, and letterpress. Kilgallen has a love of “things that show the evidence of the human hand.” Painting directly on the wall, Kilgallen creates room-size murals that recall a time when personal craft and handmade signs were the dominant aesthetic.”
“New Jimi Hendrix” sounds better than “previously unreleased.” Stream People, Hell And Angels below.
by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott