Jim Shaw at Metro Pictures

Art with a sense of humor is our favorite art. “I Only Wanted You to Love Me” is on view through October 25th, 2014.

A Mural That Grows With Each Donation

Madsteez was born with a rare condition in his left eye that enables him to only see abstract shapes and colors when his right eye is closed. Throughout his life, he has wondered what it would be like to have perfect vision, and has questioned if he would still be an artist and what his art would look like if he saw the world through a normal lens? Using this disability as a starting point, two filmmakers are creating a short asking “what if?” and in turn Madsteez, known for his large, bright pieces is creating a work of art central to the film. Each pledge of $100 on kickstarter entitles you to one 20″ x 20″ canvas, that will then become part of the mural. The more you buy, the bigger it gets.

More info here

25 Grams: Porous Walker

25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.

Porous Walker is an artist based in Northern California

He can be followed on instagram at @porous_walker

Tonight and All Through this Weekend

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Printed Matter’s ninth annual NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1.

Printables

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The Art Forger Who Became a National Hero by Zachary Crockett

How one of the biggest fraudsters of 20th century art made millions, conned a Nazi, and emerged a national hero.

The Bus

Between 1978 and 1985, Paul Kirchner did this far-out monthly comic strip for Heavy Metal magazine. You can find The Bus in book form here

The Saddest Suds

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Why Me?, a sculptural bar of soap by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari

Live and in Bright Color in Los Angeles

Three solid shows opened in the parched City of Angels at the beginning of September: Eddie Martinez at Michael Kohn, KAWS at Honor Fraser, and Sam Falls at Hannah Hoffman. Here’s a look through all of them.

Photos courtesy of respective galleries

The Power of Endless Positivity

Dallas Clayton: Dream Big!, a short film by Han Su Kim for Vans OffTheWall.TV

Related: ages ago Dallas did a poetry column for us, you can read them all here

Mountainview

Landscapes in portrait by Mikael Kennedy

Art Forger, Couch Potato

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Mark Landis candidly talks through some of his most successful art forgeries, including this 1894 painting by Charles Curran of which Landis says “You can churn out three by the time a movie’s over on TCM.” It’s all about a comfortable working environment.

Pettibon Vs. The Hypebeasts

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A one-sided battle in the comments section

Art Tonight (more This Weekend) in NY, LA, & SF

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A couple things here, a couple things there, and all the info down below.

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The 8,000 Year-Old History of Tattoos

Krink Ventures into Mean Streak Territory

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Introducing the K-80, a Permanent Marking Stick that’s fun to use until it reaches a frozen surface.

Adventure Tip: twist two colors completely out of their cases, cut each in half lengthwise, then match opposites and twist back in.

If Art About Child-Rearing Is Your Sort of Thing…

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Swoon’s got a new variant edition available through Paper Monster

The Diatomist

Klaus Kemp is a master at placing single cell algae in cool patterns, or as the scholars call it, “the Victorian art of diatom arrangement.”

via, arbroath

Father Companion

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KAWS recently unveiled a big new sculpture at Harbour City, Hong Kong’s largest shopping mall.

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The Writing On The Wall

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Out of print since 1976, Roger Perry’s The Writing On The Wall has been called “the original book of London graffiti.” Featuring more street sayings than street sprayings, it’s a fine look at 1970’s London counterculture.

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