Christiane Schmidtmer was a German actress who earned the nickname “Love Bomb” with 42 1/2-26-38 curves and a successful career in the 1960s.
A side by side comparison of Macaulay Culkin Eating a Slice of Pizza & Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger
Tweaked out poachers in Northern California are running rampant through old-growth redwood forests hacking off burls, bulbous, rare deformities in the trees that are highly valued for their odd grain and beauty.
“Ducati” is Cory Arcangel’s new edition for the ICA. The print was made on an old plotter machine using a software program devised to command motors to make a drawing of the racing bike. Even though it’s made by a robot, the print feels like it was hand drawn, with the only human touch actually being the color on the print, which is individually finished by Arcangel.
If this looks delicious to you, then you owe it to to yourself to order one.
Shallon: Drug Safety
This introduction to the work of Ai Weiwei was published in conjunction with his wonderful US retrospective, which luckily enough opens at the Brooklyn Museum this Friday, April 18th.
Ryan McGinley: Naked and Famous by Alice Gregory
In the beginning, Ryan McGinley was an outsider. He used his band of beautiful friends to create photographs—rarely not naked but never quite sexy—that he now calls “evidence of fun.” But in the past decade, McGinley’s vision has evolved and expanded into a tidal wave of influence, affecting the look of art, advertising, music videos, film, even Instagram—and making him arguably the most important photographer in America. So why are so many of us just learning his name?
In a recent study, researchers found that when the pollution particles from Asia’s cities get pushed into the northern Pacific, they interact with water droplets in the air, resulting “in thicker and taller clouds and heavier precipitation.” These strong storms then feed into weather systems to the east, most noticeably during the wintertime. With no end to pollution in sight, expect winter to worsen forever.
A Supercut of Tattoos in Film
“The Blob is 32 minutes of beats & sounds that have otherwise been orphaned by their hell-bound father. It is largely unmixed and occasionally offensive. James Lynch played bass on the one that sounds like an elf orgy. Allyson Baker played guitar on the last one. Mastered by Joey Raia.” – Aesop Rock
Details from Are Your Motives Pure? at Venus Over Manhattan