The First Rule of Creativity is Not To Talk About Creativity

But creative people don’t always follow rules…

Inspiring Creativity, a short film created by the international cultural diplomacy organization, Liberatum.

Featuring Diana Picasso, Hans Zimmer, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Academy Award nominee James Franco, Joan Smalls, Johan Lindeberg, Jonas Mekas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nico Muhly, Karen Elson, Karim Rashid, Klaus Biesenbach, Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels, Lola Montes Schnabel, Marilyn Minter, Mark Romanek, Tracey Emin, Moby, Paul Schrader, and TED founder Richard Saul Wurman.

Bobby Puleo – Clues About The Rest Of The World

A short film by Tobin Yelland

The Art of Michael Gaughan

While not new to the website, Michael Gaughan has recently opened up a webshop featuring affordable prints of his humorous, highly-skilled watercolors. Head over here for a laugh and a purchase.



Larry Clark’s New Kids by Pamela Pianezza

Twenty years after Larry Clark reinvented street cinema with Kids, he’s doing it all over again with a crew of young Parisians. 
They tell us about the perils of working with genius

Bidding for the Position of Dr. Dre’s Personal Art Advisor

In an ideal world, the extremely wealthy would let me buy art for them. Equipped with no vested interests, no time for back rubbing and preening, only just an eye for nice pictures, it’d be a fantastic fit. With this in mind, I’ve selected 11 works of art from tonight’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Sotheby’s for Dr. Dre, hip-hop’s first billionaire. Lord knows he’ll need some decoration for that house he just bought.

Matt Groening, Mike Kelley, and Gary Panter Talk About Each Other

Invading pop culture and the origin of Bart Simpson’s hairline.

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Mark Ryden Presents… The Gay Nineties Olde Tyme Music


A signed and numbered limited edition vinyl record featuring original covers of the song “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) by artists such as Tyler The Creator, Weird Al Yankovic, Katy Perry, Mark Mothersbaugh, Nick Cave, and Everlast.

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We picked up a rare copy of Eric Elms’ 2011 zine featuring “a collection of images cut from old NBA posters highlighting the fans staring in unison at the slam dunks” when we visited his studio last week.

H.R. Giger, Rest In Peace


Sad news today as we’ve learned of the passing of the Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger. Only 74 years of age, Giger, who was probably best known to the general public as the designer of the creature in the film “Alien,” died from complications in relation to injuries suffered in a recent fall.

Turn of the Century Luxury Portable Fire Vessels

Or as they were known back then, matchsafes.

The Art and Science of Computer Data Recovery

The fascinating story behind the unearthing of Andy Warhol’s lost Amiga works.

via, gizmodo

Flash Us: Javier DeLuna


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, Javier DeLuna sent us the above. Javier tattoos out of High Seas Tattoo Parlor in Hollywood, and you can follow him here.

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Tonight, Uptown


“Shooters,” an exhibition of recent paintings by Harmony Korine at Gagosian.

Building Heads


Matt Leines has once again dug into the archive of his my mind to offer up for one week only original drawings of his classic “Building Head.” Matt hasn’t made this type of drawing in over ten years, so it is definitely a must-have, unique piece for your growing art collection.

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Installation View: Ryan Travis Christian – Check please!

On view at Western Exhibitions in Chicago through June 6th, 2014



How the Father of Claymation Lost His Company by Zachary Crockett

Will Vinton brought clay to life with characters like the California Raisins and the Noid — until Nike billionaire Phil Knight stepped in and bought the business for his son, rapper Chilly Tee.

I Beg You To Take Me Seriously


Preorder a new collaborative art skate deck by Chris Johanson and Art Department PDX. Limited to an edition of 30

Excellence Comes Only After Years of Toil

The Gun Maker

via, doobybrain

Part of That Jam Band Lifestyle


Hacky Sacks by Peter Sutherland

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