How to Draw a Phish Song, Man

Mike Hamad’s “Setlist Schematics”

Cali Thornhill DeWitt – Grave Yard

 
Cali DeWitt’s recent show Grave Yard packed a lot of image into the little fragment of time that it was on view at MUDDGUTS.

What’s It All About?

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Santiago Mostyn shares with us the story behind his photograph Susa in the Fog, 2014
 
Summers can be cold in Stockholm, and sort of rainy, but when a warm day cools off into one of those nights that never gets dark there’s a cinematic fog that rises over all the waterways in the city. I’d spent the night before this photograph riding around with a sound system and a few good friends looking to start a street party, but when that didn’t work out we ended up at a Jazz club after closing hours drinking with the chef and a bartender we knew. Late night turned into early morning and we all rode bikes through the deserted, echoing centre of town before climbing a fence onto a concrete jetty and jumping into the water.

The woman in the photograph makes up one half of SW, a dreamy new music project releasing their first tape this month (check their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Tougher than the Rest here). The two of us have become close collaborators since this photo was made, and when I first saw it on the contact sheet it really felt like a prophecy of all the exciting things to come. It’s great when an image seems to show you the way forward like that.
 
This photo is available as an edition through Absolut’s art initiative
 

Drawings Made Absentmindedly

The higher purpose of doodling… it’s all about learning through visual communication

And This One Goes Out to July Weather

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Maurizio Cattelan’s “L.O.V.E.” Snow Globe

In the Studio of Faile

 
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
 
How long have you been in this studio?

2 years.
 
Why did you pick the location?

The studio found us.
 
How does it rank in comparison to your previous studios?

We would give it a blue ribbon at the State Fair if there were a category for studio ranks.
 
What’s your favorite attribute of the space?

The openness of the space, its functionality and the ability to handle large-scale works.
 
How often are you in here?

Five days a week.
 
Can you explain the full capabilities of the studio? What kind of things do you make?

We handle everything in house with the exception of molten metals and toxic resins. Most of the work in studio is focussed on printmaking and painting. Many assemblage works and a variety of sculpture.
 
Do you have a refrigerator? If so, what’s in it?

Yes we do. A few random beers and some forgotten lunch items from the staff.
 
What kind of sound system do you have?

We have a nice little Decco amp in the main studio – forget the speakers offhand. In the smaller office/image making part of the studio we have a great set of Orb speakers that work well.
 
Have you ever slept here?

Yes on several occasions.
 
 
On July 2nd, Faile presents a new body of work titled Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom at Gallery Hilger NEXT in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition will continue through September 6th, 2014. Faile can be followed @faileart on twitter and instagram

Nu Liife

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Some long weekend inspiration by Andrew Jeffrey Wright / @ajw4ever

Monuments to Speed

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Every year since 1997, artist Gerry Judah has created a sculpture incorporating rare cars for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. Masterful in sight and tremendous in balance, the steel sculptures are as much a highlight as the cars themselves. Here are some highlights from recent years.

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Raymond Pettibon: Selected Works From 1982 To 2011

A look through the sold-out first edition zine published by Nieves and Innen

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Jordan Wolfson in the most creepy, haunting artist profile you’ll watch today.

Contemporary Bicycle Art

A look through Joyride, presented by Ed Spurr and Brendt Barbur in celebration of the 14th edition of the Bicycle Film Festival. The group show featuring Ai Weiwei, Rita Ackermann, Tim Barber, Frank Benson, Lizzi Bougatsos, Julia Chiang, Francesco Clemente, Peter Coffin, Dan Colen, Thomas Eggerer, Urs Fischer, Leo Fitzpatrick, Rainer Ganahl, Andrew Guenther, Marc Hundley, Alex Katz, KAWS, Graham Macbeth, Ari Marcopoulos, Jonathan Monk, Jason Nocito, Laura Owens, Eli Ping, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Aurel Schmidt, Kiki Smith, Devin Troy Strother, Spencer Sweeney, John Tremblay, and B. Wurtz is on view at Marlborough Broome Street through August 3, 2014

Flash Us: Luca Font

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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, Luca Font sent us the above. Luca tattoos out of Oink Farm in Milan, and you can follow him here.

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Openings & Parties: Born in the Bronx – A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop

Curated by Johan Kugelberg and on display at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Born in the Bronx is a showcase of rare artifacts from the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection that highlights the personal narratives and archives of Afrika Bambaataa, the late Buddy Esquire, Charlie Ahearn, and photographer Joe Conzo. On view through July 26th.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Strange Tit

The Nest is David Cronenberg’s new short body-horror film commissioned for the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The Story Behind NYC’s Clean Trains

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A nice listen from 99% Invisible

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How to Draw the Perfect Butt

EXPEDITION: MT. BAKER

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This summer, with the help of Project Pressure and you, Danish Photographer Peter Funch will travel to Washington State’s Mt. Baker for a project that blends both art and science. By recreating famous pictures and postcards from the often photographed mountain, Funch will be documenting climate change and illustrating glacial movement through contemporary photography. Here, we talk to Peter about Expedition: Mt. Baker.
 
How did this project come about?

It started in 2010 when I was on a job in Greenland. I had to take several low altitude flights over glaciers. It was amazingly beautiful, but underneath my awe was the wrenching notion that these monuments of ice are so fragile – that they may one day flood everything I once knew. This paradoxical feeling led me to photograph them as much as I could and is now driving me to Mt. Baker.
 
Were you previously aware of Project Pressure?

I met the founder, Klaus Thymann, in London over a decade ago. We Danes tend to stick together so it wasn’t long after I moved to London that I met Klaus. We remained friends and kept in touch after I moved to Brooklyn. I heard about it through him and saw it gain momentum with articles by the BBC, the Guardian, and NASA by supporting Project Pressure with scientific data.
 
What type of work will you be producing?

I will be producing two types of work: one is scientific and the other is artistic. For the scientific work we need to replicate different points of view around the glacier from historical photographs. We chose Mt. Baker because it has a very long and rich history of photographic documentation. These replicated photographs of the glaciers are linked with GPS coordinates so people can go back and reshoot the image again and again. These images form what we call a “comparative timeline”, which is what we use to see how the glaciers will change over time. The more data points, or photographs, we can put in the timeline the more accurately we can extrapolate climatic predictions. This is why this work is invaluable to climatological research… and everyone for that matter.

The other part of the project is for me to create artwork that hopefully gives a more relatable perspective on Climate Change. It didn’t make sense for me to replicate some photographs, pack my bags, and leave. I am an artist and this subject deeply affects me. So not all the images I take will be for research. These images will be based on the collected references such as postcards and the work of Ansel Adams, which I will more or less recreate, but for the purpose of evocative visuals and inspiring a narrative in the viewer. In tandem, I will also be creating RGB Tricolor separation images to evoke changes over time: trees growing, landscapes changing, and, of course, glacial retreat.
 
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Always On Time

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HuskMitNavn’s new clock edition with Case Studyo gives hope to procrastinators.

No. 1 Artist of the Hour

On the occasion of his retrospective at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Jeff Koons is profiled in this short film by Matt Black

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