The Golden Ass. Mark Jenkins new piece is money, and that’s in euros.
Marilyn Minter takes the cover of Time Out New York this week, the article about her career is interesting. Even more interesting, the model with the long tongue who posed for the shot.
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Our friends at design:related have posted this nice interview (both in web and podcast format) with Shepard Fairey. A lot better than most I have listened to or read. Once you’ve finished, have a look around and maybe sign up, as it is a great resource for designers and those who are inspired.
The Daily Hitler animates Addy in ways I have never imagined.
Over on his website tomorrow, Kaws will be releasing this JPP vinyl figure. It comes in this fresh yellow above, as well as a black you can see after the jump.
The Sex Lives of Animals opens tomorrow at the Museum of Sex in New York.
So let’s say your girlfriends mom has been hearing all about this ‘Urban Art’ from publications like Time and whatnot. She knows your hip to it and she wants a piece of the action. What do you do? You buy her this print above by Blek Le Rat, fit for moms, soccer moms and whomever else stays in the confines of prudishness. It also comes in three other colorways.
French artist JR keeps amazing me with his street work. I have done some poaching and created a small little worldwide visual essay to support my amazement. Photo credits at the end
This is a moment of ‘Why didn’t I think of this?’ Proving as always, the best ideas are the simplest.
I always love peeking at art collection installations, and stumbled upon an amazing one the other day. Leah over at More Ways to Waste Time has a virtual tour of the home of San Francisco art collectors Donald and Philip. Their collection includes pieces by Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, David Huffman and Christina Empedocles. It’s like a photo essay mash-up ripped from the pages of Dwell and Artforum … be prepared to drool.
The Tate Modern has announced a new development in the plan for its new wing. World-renowned Swiss Architectural firm, Herzog & de Meuron, has designed the new plan for the extension, called Tate Modern 2 (TM2). Read More about it at art observed.
Seriously, this is one of the creepiest friggin videos I have ever seen. WTF? Really? Great work.
There is also a book which you can read about on Supertouch
The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery hosts a BYO brown bag lunch discussion this Wed. July 23, 12 – 1p with Bay Area artist Tiffany Bozic and her husband Jack Dumbacher, Curator of Birds and Mammals at the California Academy of Sciences.
Tiffany and Jack will talk about their shared interests in adventure travel, strange animals, and unique intersections between art, politics and nature. Gallery Director and curator Meg Shiffler will moderate this sure to be lively discussion.
The SFAC gallery is located at 401 Van Ness Avenue (Veterans Building), San Francisco
If you are just learning about Shepard Fairey’s work and want to build a collection of it, your best bet is this auction on ebay. 20 prints, fairly rare, almost all of them worthwhile acquisitions. I have to say that I kind of enjoy imagining this type of block sale, it really feels like a commodity.
We brought you the Vader Project back in 2007 . Here’s an update, 13 Japanese artists join the original Vader Project and premiere their customized helmets in a stunning exhibition for Star Wars Celebration Japan. Via the [star wars blog]
Japanese artist include: