Curated by Lucky Peach and Monica LoCascio, THE ART IN ARTICLE features work from the pages of Lucky Peach. It’s open to the public today and tomorrow at the Bleecker Street Arts Club. (Flyer after the jump)
Photos by Christos Katsiaouni
For Creative Time’s 42nd Street Art Project, Jenny Holzer took over the empty marquees of 42nd street theaters with her signature “truisms.”
Reverse-Engineering a Genius (Has a Vermeer Mystery Been Solved?) by Kurt Andersen
David Hockney and others have speculated—controversially—that a camera obscura could have helped the Dutch painter Vermeer achieve his photo-realistic effects in the 1600s. But no one understood exactly how such a device might actually have been used to paint masterpieces. An inventor in Texas—the subject of a new documentary by the magicians Penn & Teller—may have solved the riddle.
A video directed by John Michael Boling for Oneohtrix Point Never.
Faces of Real Estate, a project where a Minneapolis-based creative named Phil Jones has been getting very detailed and creative in replacing images in bus stop realtor ads with his own.
We had the pleasure of publishing parts of Matthew Thurber’s INFOMANIACS as a web comic last year, and today we are very excited to see the full story in a hardcover book. A graphic novel featuring double agents, a guy who has never seen the internet, talking animals, and reality rehabilitation camps, INFOMANIACS is an odd detective story about digital culture gone crazy.
For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. Last week, Koa sent us a design, and this week Liam Sparkes sent us the above. Liam is a London-based tattoo artist, and you can follow him here.
If a recently introduced bill passes, the maximum amount of taxpayer money that the government would be able to spend on an oil portraits of congressman.
Need Supply’s series Meet the Maker profiles Gitman Vintage’s Chris Olberding.