Tiffany Bozic’s painting, Untitled (Egrets and Fox), 2006 graces the August cover of Orange County lifestyle magazine COAST. It was selected out of 168 works to represent the Laguna Art Museum’s exhibit In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, which runs through October 5, 2008.
If you’re in Southern California, be sure to pick up a copy. It is COAST’s “green” issue and features a two-page review of the exhibition.
Andrew Jeffrey Wright has an amazing sense of humor and this print produced with Picture Box only helps to confirm it. This is part of Picture Box’s blacklight series where to quote them,
“We gave 8 artists a daunting task: create a new image to silkscreen over an existing blacklight poster. Each artist solved the problem in a different way. The colors are neon in daylight and glowing in blacklight (see images). Suitable for any environment, really. Here AJW has examined the sexual tendencies of our species and produced this scientific examination of hetero mating techniques. Essential.”
Edition of 10, silkscreen, 23″ x 35″
Jingle jangle my methed-out middle westerners, it’s your Tambourine Man here, Gene Parmesan, coming at you with some fresh shit hot off the streets of Lille, France. While scavenging for change to buy a Fanta, I stumbled upon this beauty; it’s an Hermès mannequin assembly guide and indeed, quite a thorough instruction set to boot (there are like 5 steps). This insightful read answers all the hairy questions you wanted, but were too scared to ask. Consider: if you were building a person, what would go first? The head? No, that goes on the top above the neck and there’s no head anyway. How bout the feet! Next….. hmmmmm, the torso perhaps? Gene P’s fav chapter is about the always tricky ‘right hand placement’: (spoiler alert) It goes down my pants. Imagine, if only Andrew McCarthy had a manual like this in the movie Mannequin……
Our friend Derek (Art Syndicate) curated a great show that opens this Friday at Space 1026. One Long Funeral Song features collaborative works by Monica Canilao and Kyle Ranson. Full press release after the jump.
Lila Jang, a graduate of plastic Hongik University and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, here work challenges your vertically.
Cedar Lewisohn has written the first account of Street Art, tracing its history from cave painting through to the vibrant art emerging today on the walls of London, Madrid and Sao Paolo, via Brassai’s photographs of 1920s Paris and Basquiat and Haring’s New York.
The book is illustrated with over 120 colour photographs of street art from around the world, containing interviews with leading street art proponents of the last three decades, including Henry Chalfant, Lady Pink, Blek le Rat, Mode 2, Barry McGee (Twist), Shephard Fairey (Obey), Futura 2000 and Os Gemeos.
Pre-order this book at Amazon (Available Sept. 17, 2008)
I fully support any homage to T & C Surf Designs.
Teddy over at Popdrawer has the report on the San Diego Comic-Con which went down last week. The annual geek-fest features artists, prints, toys, and t-shirts. Artists that showed up this year include Jeff Soto (who was signing his brand spanking new book Storm Clouds), Gary Baseman, Tara McPherson and Joey Chou (Teddy’s favorite discovery).
Check out Teddy’s report
I have been anticipating this print since I saw the Rubylith of it at Shepard Fairey’s Imperfect Union show at Merry Karnowsky last Winter. Available some time during the first week of August, the collaboration between Shepard Fairey and Glen E. Friedman is sure to make it onto the walls of devout collectors.
More info here
I came across this photo by KnickerbockerNY yesterday on the Gothamist.
Very well put. Now, can they pull that off with a pigeon?
Iranian photographer ASHKAN SAHIHI is well known for his unorthodox and controversial photography projects. In “Kiss Series” in he photographed himself kissing strangers.
Check out Andrew Lewicki’s gold skate rail. It’s funny, when you trace the links of a work back to its origin, you find out this was created last year. Much like the internet, you can always breathe new life into things. Originally found here.
SWOON’s Bethlehem Boys. I really dig how these figures interact with the rust and graff. Photo by the always prolific Jake Dobkin.
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I got this huge box in the mail yesterday. What’s in it? Follow me.