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
Bill McRight just finished up this deadly new print. It’s available now.
Paul Wackers recently worked with Editions Anaïck Moriceau on three new prints including this 12-color piece of plant life, Saint-Brieuc. On the very affordable side, each print is available in an edition of 20.
A motivational print by Tim Lahan
“Ducati” is Cory Arcangel’s new edition for the ICA. The print was made on an old plotter machine using a software program devised to command motors to make a drawing of the racing bike. Even though it’s made by a robot, the print feels like it was hand drawn, with the only human touch actually being the color on the print, which is individually finished by Arcangel.
A new print from Roger Gastman’s Tools of Criminal Mischief series.
“This poster is a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s art, his courage to be outspoken, and in support of his ongoing political struggle with the Chinese government. I hope the image will help raise awareness and advance dialogue that might lead to permission for Ai Weiwei to travel freely and continue to express himself.” – Shepard Fairey
A print based off of the centerpiece of VIZIE’s recent show is now available for sale online
A new print from Jeanette Hayes that’s based off of one of her oil paintings rendered from the background of her iPhone. Available through Exhibition A
The Smith Street Print Project
New work by Bert Krak, Steve Boltz, Eli Quinters and Dan Santoro
February 6th to March 1st, 2014
Art Now NY
548 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001
William Burroughs would have turned 100 today. To commemorate this, Shepard Fairey collaborated with photographer Kate Simon on a print of the author and cult figure. For those interested, it’s available for purchase tomorrow.