Manfred Kirchheimer’s newly restored 1981 film Stations of the Elevated premieres at BAM on June 27th. Achieving cult status with those embedded in the hip-hop and cinema communities, the film—the original soundtrack of which featured a heavy dose of Charles Mingus—will be accompanied by live music from the Mingus Dynasty.
FriendsWithYou’s new extensive monograph from Rizzoli features contributions by Pharrell Williams, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Peter Doroshenko. It’s a delightful look into the group’s history and artwork from their formation in 2002 until the present. This Thursday is the New York book launch, which takes place at the PK Shop and accompanies the release of their latest artist edition, Little Cloud.
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, Sal Sciuto sent us the above. Sal tattoos out Melbourne Tattoo Co. in Melbourne, Australia, and you can follow him here.
Anyone who has been on the streets of NYC in the past year would be blind not to have noticed the bold work of WANE COD gracing the sides of box trucks and vans across the five boroughs. Here’s a sampling courtesy of the ISOking
Steve Powers is auctioning off his first two paintings on canvas—two sides of one canvas—via instagram to help keep a friend and fellow artist in his Manhattan home. The opportunity to own this 72″ x 72″ piece of “Art History” ends June 2nd at 2pm. Bid quick and bid high.
This group exhibition of works on paper is on view at ALICE in Brussels, Belgium through June 27th, 2014.
Featuring: Maya Hayuk, Todd James, Steve Powers, Poch, HuskMitNavn, Sozyone Gonzalez, Atelier Pica Pica, Invader, Hell’O Monsters, Parra, Boris Tellegen, Colonel & Spit, Momo, Paul Wackers, Bjarke P z Olsen, Sophie d’Ansembourg, Jaba, HoNeT, Dave Decat, Sixe Paredes, Michael Swaney, 2 shy, Guy Yanai, Samuel François, Escif, Cleon Peterson
Featuring Rita Ackermann, Brian Belott, Joe Bradley, Sarah Braman, Graham Collins, Peter Demos, Ida Ekblad, Jeff Elrod, Leo Gabin, Daniel Hesidence, Kika Karadi, Chris Martin, Eddie Martinez, Dan McCarthy, Sam Moyer, Dan Rees, Leif Ritchey, Bill Saylor, Chris Succo, Michael Williams, and Jeff Zilm
In Joe Garvey’s intriguing new series, he collages sports stars with flower and plants: The background of a Babe Ruth baseball card has been replaced by daisies, and Michael Jordan dribbles amidst an arrangement of tiger lilies. “I’ve always loved plants and mixing them with the basketball images has been really satisfying,” Joe says. “Taking two beautiful things to make a new image is exciting for me.” Joe started collecting old photo books a few years ago, and now uses his extensive files to create these juxtapositions. “I take a few images from the cache that I find interesting and start fussing with them,” he explains, “sometimes it takes me a few minutes, sometimes a few hours, even days to be finally happy with a composition.” Joe will soon publish a zine through Done To Death publications, which features collages of vintage sports memorabilia auction catalogs with images of flowers, plants and nature. In the meantime, you can purchase his recent T-shirt collaboration with Deer Dana here, which features his Snoopy illustration on the front and a portrait of John Baldessari on the back. Baldessari is one of the artists who most inspire Joe’s work, along with Sol LeWitt, Stuart Davis, Clyfford Still, Keith Haring, Chuck Close and Ed Ruscha.
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, Levi Netto sent us the above. Levi tattoos at his private art space in the Netherlands, and you can follow him here.
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