Highlights from City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection

On view at the Museum of the City of New York through August 24th, 2014. Go see this in person.

Obey Burroughs

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William Burroughs would have turned 100 today. To commemorate this, Shepard Fairey collaborated with photographer Kate Simon on a print of the author and cult figure. For those interested, it’s available for purchase tomorrow.

River of Fundament

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Matthew Barney’s new film in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler makes its world premiere at BAM on February 12th, and runs through February 16th, 2014. Based around Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings, the nearly 6-hour epic is set in Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York, paralleling the story of “Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation” with the “rise and fall of the American car industry.”

Tonight in NYC

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The Ten Thousand Things, a solo exhibition by Troels Carlsen at Y Gallery.

Tiny Shits

A collaborative zine between Giant and Persue, published on Mike Giant’s Skullz Press back in 2003.

For those out in SF, Mike has a show opening this Friday (2/7) at FFDG.

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Flash Us: Shen Schubert & Oliver Bach

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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. Last week, Dani Queipo sent us a design, and this week Shen Schubert and Oliver Bach sent us the above. Shen and Oliver tattoo out of Duke Street Tattoo in Chelmsford, UK, and you can follow them here and here.

Zio / @zioxla

New York Got You Beat?

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Faile is releasing a few print editions tomorrow (2/4), including this striking work titled I Used To Be Worth Something, which basically sums up the big city experience for a lot of hopeless people.  On an upbeat note, Faile also made their poster for a Pearl Jam concert in Spokane, Washington into a print edition of 100.

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Move Mountain

A magnificent stop-motion film written, directed, fabricated, and animated by Kirsten Lepore.

“A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.”

The Underground Railroad

A series by Amani Willet featuring “images made in locations that factored significantly in the history of the Underground Railroad.”

The Joy of (Mural) Art

The First Graffiti Artist is a 1976 student documentary by Ian Potts featuring artist Walter Kershaw. In between catching a tag and riding his motorcycle around town, Walter talks about the necessity for colorful murals in the ‘muted’ industrial surroundings of North West England, and how his main goal is to cheer commuters up as they pass by in the distance.

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Morning Dose of Multiple SIDosis

Written, directed, and starred in by Sid Lavarents

The Land of Creative Opportunity

The second part of Colin M Day’s Building Detroit series for MOCA TV

European Eating Habits

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Monochrome Breakfast by Fabienne Plangger

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In Dreams…

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Linfinite Jest, the print, by Andrew Kuo.

Signed Edition of 50
26″ x 30″, deckled edge

Available through Exhibition A

All the girls were first-time vandals

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Prints from Austin McManus’s Partner In Crime series are now available for purchase in editions of 20. You can never really go wrong looking at a girl spray painting on something, so take that focus inside the house and buy a print now.

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Hindsight

An exhibition of artwork in an edition of 1 + 1AP featuring:

E.B Itso, Barry McGee, Todd Hido, Ed Templeton, Ari Marcopoulos, Matthew Stone, Felix Werbowy, Thomas Campbell, David Potes, Cheryl Dunn, Marten Lange, Anatole Hocek, Harry Gould Harvey, Adam Jeppesen, Andrea Sonnenberg, Sara Naim, Frankie Nazardo, Adam Kremer, Van Robinson, Jesper Just, Joe Leavenworth, Martin de Thurah, Peter Funch, Michael Schmelling, Luke Barber Smith, Peter Sutherland, Daniel Arnold, Martin Kollar, Gregory Halpern,Tim Barber, Fryd Frydendahl, Melanie Schiff, Hunter Barnes, Magnus Vind, Josh Lazcano, Ray Potes & Atelier Pica Pica,

On view at v1 Gallery in Copenhagen through February 15th

“the Albert Barnes of graffiti”

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Chances are if you have ever read a book on graffiti you’ve seen the credit from the Collection of Martin Wong. Residing on the Lower East Side in the 1970s and 80s, artist Martin Wong forged relationships and mentored early graffiti artists—his studio acting as an impromptu clubhouse—and collected as much work from them as possible. Five years before his death in 1999, Wong left the entire collection to the Museum of the City of New York, helping to preserve the history of this important ongoing art movement. On February 4th, “City as Canvas: Graffiti Art From the Martin Wong Collection” opens to the public, featuring “never-before-seen highlights of this collection.”
 
Related: Classic Blackbook Pages from the Collection of Martin Wong

Morning Dose of The Taste Gap

Wisdom about the creative process from Ira Glass, visually animated by Daniel Sax .

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Sweet Breath

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We featured Patrick Lee’s Deadly Friends earlier this month, and the Los Angeles-based artist is back again with an edition available from the Deadly Friends series as part of Printed Matter’s 2014 LA Art Book Fair fundraiser editions. Available at the opening of the fair this Thursday (1/30), the skateboard edition will be on view along with other benefit artworks from Laura Owens, Jeremy Deller, and Parra at Printer Matter’s booth.

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