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Why Are Skateboard Graphics So Vanilla Now? A Chat With Mark McKee by Ian Michna

Cage Does Cage

Nicolas Cage performs John Cage’s 4’33”

By Adam Lucas

GIF Magic

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by Scorpion Dagger

TRAP and the True Art of Graffiti

Cutting Through The Paper Chase

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KRINK’s Drop-Forged Scissors

A Savage Satirist

The art of Ralph Steadman

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Openings & Parties: Larry Clark’s Retrospective at Luhring Augustine

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Lawrence Weiner: The means to answer questions

The Street Art Project by the Google Cultural Institute

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If I was 10, I’d probably be stoked on this. However, as a jaded adult I find the whole experience very underwhelming, difficult to navigate, and lacking a discerning eye. As with a lot of destinations on the internet, the people being paid to feed the information rarely have the knowledge and understanding to truly bring a spectacular product to the public. But hey, it’s an “ongoing” project, so it’ll either get better, or very, very worse. With that in mind, enjoy yourself

Art This Week in New York

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Eventually we’ll broaden this to LA, and then the world. But for now, standout shows in New York City.
 
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Skat-At

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Here’s an AT-AT constructed from old skateboard decks by Derek Keenan. The piece was made for the exhibit “Deathstar Blues” at Blackbook Gallery in Denver.

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Pathetic Bubble

A look through the 42 page zine by Horfée & Russell Maurice that accompanies their exhibition under the same name at China Heights Gallery in Sydney, Austrlia. More info on purchase here

Installation View: Art Truancy – Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine

On view at Jonathan LeVine Gallery through June 14th.

Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

Flash Us: Uptown Danny

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Uptown Danny sent us the above. Danny is learning and working at Alte Liebe Tätowierungen in Hamburg, Germany, and you can follow him here.

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Printables

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The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America’s Favorite Painter by Zac Bissonnette

Thomas Kinkade’s death shocked his legions of fans—not only had the Painter of Light died at 54, but the cause was alcohol and Valium. How did the evangelical darling fall so far?

Bill Watterson Returns to Comics as a Second-Grader

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Under an agreement of anonymity until the comics had been published, Calvin and Hobbes Creator and comic “Bigfoot” Bill Watterson collaborated on three strips of Stephan Pastis’ Pearls Before Swine, drawing as a second-grader named Libby. Above, the first of the three strips.

Signs of Mischief

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Roger Gastman is a great collector of things. Weird classifieds, rare graffiti propaganda, children’s toys, vintage spraypaint, art by serial killers… he’s got it all and more. For TOOLS OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, his most recent show which opens tonight at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery in LA, Roger has placed on display a robust selection of these artifacts for viewing and consumption. Since his instagram is about the only way we can observe Roger’s daily collectings, we pulled images of some of our favorite digital ephemera, and asked Roger to explain. What follows is the result of our online conversation also known as “explain this picture.”

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FOREVER TOGETHER

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Recently over the course of 3 1/2 days, Steve Powers and ICY Signs painted an entire block of 37 abandoned rowhomes in Baltimore. Forever joined together, the buildings in the crime-ridden neighborhood are slated for demolition at the end of June. The words on the last house come from Mr Chris, a past resident of the neighborhood who in response to questions from concerned people about why he wouldn’t move from the dangerous block said “I am here because its home.” A Love Letter to Baltimore, indeed.

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