Andreas Gursky’s large format racetrack landscape Bahrain I, 2005. Part of the MoMA’s collection and now available for yours.
‘Yarn bomber’ turned underwater activist, Olek, is wanted by Mexican environmental authorities after she crocheted over sculptures at the environmentally protected Cancun Underwater Museum, resulting in the possible deaths of marine life growing on the subaqueous works of art. While Olek explained that her stunt was performed “to bring awareness to the state of the world’s oceans and promote the preservation of #marinelife” she herself became part of the problem. As noted by the museum director “believe it or not, there is a lot of marine life growing, incrusted in the sculpture, and we gather that this has killed it.”
Leave it to the Sucklord to create action figures that Michelle Obama might actually co-sign. Starting today, The Super Sucklord opens up Suckhole 3, a pop-up showroom in East Chinatown, NYC, where these figurines and a whole lot of other cool stuff will be available. Email for an appointment here: Store@suckadelic.com and if you can’t make it, a lot of the work is available for purchase online.
In this clip, the American cartoonist talks about and draws “the lovable loser.”
Go With The Flow is a group show currently on view at The Hole that explores the use of sprayed paint by 19 contemporary artists. Ranging from atomized paint traditionally used on automotives, to airbrush and aerosol, the show’s works come to life on walls covered in plastic sheeting that one can only assume were placed to mimic the environment where the art was created, and not for cleaning up a Patrick Bateman type slaughter. Go With The Flow runs through August 23, 2014.
It’s a good thing skateboard art hasn’t gone the way of the square, as this Sean Cliver designed deck for HUF is everything.
For our series, “FlashUs,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Katya Krasnova sent us the above. Katya tattoos out of Kingdom Family in Kiev, Ukraine, and you can follow her here.
Years tattooing: 1
Tattooing out of: Kingdom Family in Kiev, Ukraine
First tattoo I ever did: “First tattoo I did was one year ago on my boyfriend Gusak. It was a little skull. He is also a tattooer and the best teacher who taught me everything for all this time.”
—Zio / @zioxla
Using a set of Picasso’s lithographs as reference, Apple designers are taught to strive for simplicity.
Photographs by the legendary Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943 – 1992)
By grafting together branches from various stone fruit trees, Syracuse University art professor and artist Sam Van Aken has, over the course of 9 years, created a unique tree that produces over 40 different types of stone fruits including heirloom peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds.
Roger Gastman & co. take over both of Jonathan Levine’s gallery spaces for “Cruel Summer.” Be there.
In all probability, BLADE has painted more subway cars than you have ever ridden on. By 1980, after reaching 5000 or so, the graffiti pioneer stopped counting. In this new 256-page book edited by Roger Gastman, BLADE sits down with Chris ‘FREEDOM’ Pape to reflect on a life of getaways, girls, and the golden years of graffiti. His story is one for the ages, and a must read for those fascinated with the “old” New York.
On a related note for those in NYC: This Friday (8/8) BLADE and Chris Pape will be at the Museum of the City of New York for a presentation and book signing in relation to their new book. More info on that here
Slaves of Happiness Island by Molly Crabapple
Abu Dhabi and the dark side of high art