Openings & Parties: The 80s – Past + Present

This show curated by Keith Miller features the work of CRASH, Ronnie Cutrone, Michael De Feo, Tom Slaughter, and Scott Kilgour. It is on view at the Bleecker Street Arts Club through May 31st, 2014.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

No Watering Necessary

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Paul Wackers recently worked with Editions Anaïck Moriceau on three new prints including this 12-color piece of plant life, Saint-Brieuc. On the very affordable side, each print is available in an edition of 20.

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Installation View: ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND

 
 

This Mission School show featuring Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri is full of dream clusters and rare pieces of art. On view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery through July 12, 2014, it’s a must see.

The Valley of Dolls

Well, this one’s weird.

Ayano Tsukimi (64) is living in Nagoro, a village in eastern Iya on Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan. Not many people are still living there. For those who die or move away, Ayano Tsukimi is making lifesized dolls in their liking and puts them in places that were important to them. The dolls are scattered around the whole valley.

Be Original

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Mike Kelley’s Three Point Program, the t-shirt

Morning Dose of Ballerinas on Walls

Anthony Lister in Miami.

Film by Colin M. Day

Signs of Summer

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A motivational print by Tim Lahan

Cursiv: A Book of Dirty Drawings by David Choe

While not as dirty as one might expect, this small book presents a glimpse into the mind of David Choe through a “black and white collection of drawings, sketches, writing and ephemera.”

Published by Giant Robot and available here

Flash Us: Mina Aoki

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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, Mina Aoki sent us the above. Mina tattoos out Fun City Tattoo in New York, and you can follow her here.

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Openings & Parties: Jaimie Warren – That’s What Friends Are For

A master of characters, Jaimie Warren thrilled visitors at The Hole on Friday night.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Morning Dose of Aerosol Can

Mike Giant’s penmanship gets the spotlight in this new Major Lazer video featuring Pharrell. Nice one!

Lunchtime Laughter

George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him

In The Studio of Sam Friedman

Sam Friedman is an artist whose work we’ve always been appreciative of. In anticipation of his show at Kinfolk’s new space tonight (4/18), we dipped inside his studio to get a look at where he creates and talked a little bit of art with him.

 
So… when did you move into this studio?

I moved into my studio in June 2012.
 
Let’s say you meet a person and tell them you’re an artist. They ask you “what kind of art do you make?” You say…?

I make paintings.
 
When did you first consider yourself an artist? Do you remember making things as a kid?

I was always drawing and making things as a kid, and have considered myself an artist for as long I was old enough to have an identity.
 
Your dad helps you make canvases, right?

Yeah, he has been making a lot of my panels for over a decade now.
 
All of these paintings are very tropical, which is a really cool thing these days. How long have you been making paintings incorporating this trendy theme? How’d you decide on it?

Hahahaha. I try not to make them tropical, but I do paint beaches. All of mine are based off the northeast, so your not going to find a palm tree or anything. I started painting beaches in August of 2008 after watching a storm roll in to the Rockaways at sunset on my wife’s birthday. In the moment, the scene reminded me of the abstract paintings I was doing at the time, so I just took the same language and made a landscape painting the next week.

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Nu Liife

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Our weekly comic by Andrew Jeffrey Wright / @ajw4ever

Art Tonight (and This Weekend) in New York

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From a giant group show this evening featuring Downtown’s finest to Jaimie Warren’s performance at The Hole on Friday night, there are a bunch of great excuses to leave your couch this weekend.

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Art on the Feet

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Converse recently gave Buff Monster, Andrew Schoultz, Jersey Joe, and Bwana Spoons a classic blank canvas to work with, the iconic Chuck Taylor. The results of their creativity are now on street level display in the latest custom Converse Graphic Editions series. Full of familiar elements from each of the artist’s work, the shoes retail at $80 and can be customized for your own personal collaboration.

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Openings & Parties: The $16 Burger Show

A goodbye art show for Clayton Patterson with Elsa Rensaa at Galerie ABP. On view through May 14th.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

A side by side comparison of Macaulay Culkin Eating a Slice of Pizza & Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger

via, boingboing

The Gayest Stamps Ever

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The Finnish postal service is honoring Tom of Finland with a series of postage stamps featuring the late artist’s “emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings”.

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