No buff in Slovenia.
No buff in Slovenia.
Solveig is 11 and has been painting since she was 8. A native of Bristol, she has painted over twenty (legal) spots around the city. Consider this, if she isn’t already burning you now, she will be by the age of 13. Unless of course, puberty has other ideas.
Stumbled across this story about illegal Immigration. The image above is really striking, the images that follow are horrific. Proceed at your own risk.
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.
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.
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.
Spotted on the street in Dumbo, Brooklyn
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Jersey Joe makes a trailer park resident’s dream come true.
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via, Greg Mankiw
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..
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.
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.
Opening tonight at Factory Fresh in Bushwick is Jon Burgerman & Jim Avignon’s
“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.”
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.
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.”
We found these scans of Adriana Lima naked. Photographed by S.Saikosa.
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.