Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Manufacturing (DIS)Content

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Paul Schmelzer of Eyeteeth shares with the internets the story behind the poster for Manufacturing (DIS)Content, a lecture series in 2000 at the Walker Art Center.

Read about it here

JR is “unbelievably hot” right now

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Why does it always have to be about the money?  The Times printed a nice hype piece on JR in their Sunday paper, and per what is becoming the norm pegged it to a recent auction sale where somebody paid more than double the high estimate for the work.  JR is an artist who I have always seen more as the Christo of the street art genre.  His work translates best when on a grand scale, not confined to a commodified object in a white box, and especially not in an auction.  Obviously, it’s great that these types of sales enable artists to live and pull off larger-scale projects, but let’s draw the reader in with the art instead of the cheddar.

Read more here

HuskMitNavn at LaViolaBank Gallery


Over the weekend we had a chance to stop by Danish street artist HuskMitNavn‘s newly opened solo show at LaViolaBank Gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  His first American solo show, HuskMitNavn’s works are really colorful and uplifting. In tight times, the price tags too are something to smile about. Above is a small glimpse inside the gallery. More information here.

Dog Shrine

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Spotted on the street in Dumbo, Brooklyn

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Pimp My Trailer

Jersey Joe makes a trailer park resident’s dream come true.

calvin & hobbes waxes recent economics, fifteen years ago

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via, Greg Mankiw

Hamburger Eyes Big Time Benefit

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From HAMBURGER EYES VIP

if you havent been paying attention, we are having a wicked benefit/fundraiser for the PHOTO EPICENTER on saturday feb 14. our awesome friends have donated the sickest photos and paintings and we are going to sell them for way cheap. it wont be silent auction or raffle or anything weird like that. its first come, first serve. you buy it and go home with it right there. its a win win..

heres the short list: ryan furtado, audrey erickson, dennis mcgrath, stefan simikich, josh lazcano, bill daniel, mark cross, pez, ted pushinsky, matthew bajda, alex martinez, matt furie, anthony blanchard, oskie mendoza, andrew laumann, austin mcmanus, ray potes, david potes, robert francisco, jay howell, toad, barry mcgee, david kaplan, jim goldberg, heather renee russ, gus, michael jang, justin visser, rachel styer, lonnie dean, sean jerd, john harding, lyndsey white, nicole hagen, jeremy conant, aiyana uedeson, jason roberts dobrin, dylan maddux, david uzzardi, dannunaki, jesse pollock, and many more..

Leah Tinari at Mixed Greens

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Sneak a Peek is Leah Tinari’s latest show at Mixed Greens and it offers viewers a glimpse into her personal world through acrylic paints.  The Opening reception is this Saturday, making it a worthwhile way to ease in Valentine’sDay.

Go Buy Now: Everything is Shit

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Perfect for Valentine’s Day, POW’s first print of the year is by Steve Powers. Coming off in both a cream and black version, these prints are available through Pictures on Walls.

Buy it now

Jon Burgerman & Jim Avignon’s Anxiety Room

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Opening tonight at Factory Fresh in Bushwick is Jon Burgerman & Jim Avignon’s
Anxiety Room.

“Jon Burgerman flies across the pond to collaborate with his friend Jim Avignon
and fill the gallery with many drawings and paintings of their beloved characters. It will
be a space to relieve your anxieties, or perhaps further incubate them.”

The Railroads will save us

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Nice freights from the Abe Lincoln Brigade.

via, Animal

Mark Dean Veca’s My Mary

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Available at some point in time today through Blk/Mrkt Editions, is an interesting print by Mark Dean Veca.  Referencing Michelangelo’s Pieta alongside Popeye and the Charlie the Tuna, the juxtaposition reminds me of a new Last Supper.  Take a closer look at the work here.

While the orange edition is numbered to 100, there is also a white variant which is editioned in a small batch of 10.  More information on both here.

Picture of the Day

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Peter Sutherland

south street seaport via the starn twins

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The Starn twins are one of my favorite photographic/artistic duos. They have been working on a site specific piece here in NYC that you must see, it looks amazing.

“See It Split, See It Change” Commissioned for The New South Ferry Terminal

“Features Undulating Wall with Signature Starn Artworks— Silhouetted Images of Trees, and Mosaic Maps of Manhattan.
Fused Glass Panels, Mosaic Marble Work, & Stainless Steel Fence, Spans 250 Feet up to 14 Feet Tall.”

For more info from the Starn Twins click here, or an article in New York Mag click here.

Adriana lima is not safe for work


We found these scans of Adriana Lima naked. Photographed by S.Saikosa.

Via:here

beautifully decayed

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The Beautiful Decay A To Z, issue Z release and exhibition opens Feb 21st in LA. You should definitely check it out, and make sure you let them know TWBE sent you. BD selected 26 artists to create  a unique work of art for the show. If you’re not familiar to BD, check it out.

Banksy helps the kids out

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A new work by Banksy, Go Flock Yourself, will be auctioned off on February 26th to help benefit “The Prince’s Trust, a charity which helps young people into training and jobs.”

more at BBC News

I’ll have my Facebook portrait painted by Matt Held

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This is about as cool a concept and facebook group as you can get.  If you join artist Matt Held‘s Facebook group, he’ll paint your profile picture as a portrait.

Words from the artist.

“My goal for this project is to build a large collection of paintings (sum 200) which mirror individual self-portraits.

With the development of social networking sites, I’ve developed an interest in how people take simple or complex snapshots of themselves, post them to their page as a representation of who they are and what they want people to see. It is an interesting form of control and, in a way, self-preservation. However, there is a strong likelihood that many people who don’t know you will see this photo representation and make passing judgments as to who you may or may not be, much in the same way we make passing judgments on people we see in our neighborhoods every day.”

More information here http://portraitpainted.blogspot.com

A new Saber print for 2009

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I came across this on Saber’s website, a straight-up graffiti print based off a piece he did in Hollywood. Really sick colors and letters, coming off in an edition of 100 for the people’s price of $40.

Buy it here

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