Hell Yeah Meredith Dittmar

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It’s always great to discover new artists, and thanks to Fecal Face, Meredith Dittmar is on our radar now. She has a show opening at Upper Playground Mexico City December 9th.  Her pieces?  There made mostly out of polymer clay.

Peep a great interview with her on Fecal Face

Mike Tyson interviewed in Interview

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“Yeah. I was an emotional manipulator of fighters . . . You have to know how to be cold, you know? Just have no -emotions, no feelings. It takes time, though, to develop that. I’d been working on that since I was 12 years old. It doesn’t happen overnight. My objective was to hurt the other fighters. I wanted to hurt them. I wanted to be merciless. Man, I was a wild thing. . . It’s kind of a drug, a rush. But that’s just how I was as a kid . . . It’s funny, because Cus was always saying that Ali was better than anybody because he controlled his emotions and his fears. Ali was just an emotional juggernaut.”

Read it here

A.J. Fosik’s Beer Sweaters


I did a little Q&A in March with Artist/Sculptor A.J. Fosik about his awesome Beer Sweater Collection. Now that we’re in Sweater weather, I felt it was the appropriate time to unleash it.
“It’s true, my beer sweater collection has reared it’s ugly head.” ~ A.J. Fosik
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An Interview with Charles Saatchi

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Apparently he’s got a new book coming out called My Name is Charles Saatchi and I Am an Artoholic.

Read the interview here

via, fecalface

“We are really hoping that that savvy young man on the train right now is telling his amour that he painted these walls just for her.”

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Steve Powers takes a moment to talk with Art Observed about ‘A Love Letter For You.’

Momo’s got a new book out with Rojo

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Ekosystem gets an interview and a look inside the book, which you can buy here.

Amazing work with paper by Helen Musselwhite

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Creative Review has an interview with South Manchester artist Helen Musselwhite, who creates amazing work using paper as the medium.

Read the interview with Helen Musselwhite at Creative Review and see more of her work.

Henry Gunderson at Fecal Face Dot Gallery

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Check the interview with Henry Gunderson, first year SFAI student is making waves on the West Coast. If you’re in SF, make sure to check out his opening at Fecal Face Dot Gallery on the 23rd.

Portrait of an Artist Through Twitter: Elbow Toe

In lieu of a traditional interview, I got permission from Elbow Toe to go back through his Twitter and paint a portrait of his life while he was preparing for the Ways of Seeing Show at Black Rat Press in London.  His work is all collage but it looks more like  paintings than anything else.  Standing ovation for that.

He can be found on twitter here

on flickr here

and ultimately on his website here

Gavin McInnes on comedy and advertising and other things

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An interview on Interview.  Entertaining for sure.

An interview with Vhils

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Our friend Michael Slenske got a couple moments of Vhils’ time and sent this interview over our way.  Enjoy.

In his new 25-piece show at Lazarides, Scratching The Surface, Vhils (aka Alexandre Farto) deftly explores the historical decay of the Lisbon streetscape (from post Carnation Revolution political hotbed to modern day ad repository) via demo’d walls, chiseled wooden reliefs, and acid-and-bleach-etched billboards . We talked to the Portuguese street star about the show on a break from his next conquest: Grottaglie, Italy for the Fame Festival.

MS: So did you alter the gallery walls in anyway (pneumatic drill, etc) like you did at the Outsiders show?

AF: Yes, I did several site specific installations in the gallery. I went to a building site in London and just took some wooden reliefs and walls and worked on them.
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Ben Jones Interviewed on Fecal Face

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It’s a really good one

Danny McBride on the fall of Kenny Powers

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A pearl of wisdom in this interview from Material Interest

“You know, it’s him getting all “man in black,” trying to put on this rock-star attitude, that sets him back. The moment he got so consumed with this image of himself as a famous person, Mr. Not-To-Be-Fucked-With, that was when he lost his fastball. I think you see that a lot—when a person stops focusing on whatever it was that made him famous and starts thinking too much about just being famous, it’s all downhill. Kenny’s definitely absorbed in all the trappings.”

Judge-ment

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Mike Ferraro telling stories… Check out DoubleCross for a “back-in-the-day story” from Mike Ferraro from Judge. Very cool site, you can get your straight edge fix.

credit: Mike and Jimmy with Judge at CBGB’s, Photo: Jeff Ladd

Geoff McFetridge responds visually to Stop Smiling

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For their Expatriate Issue, Stop Smiling magazine asked Geoff McFetridge “to offer his impressions on the differences between living in California and his native Calgary.”  Everything is drawn and there are some great responses, above is the answer to “WHAT ONE IMAGE SUMS UP THE WEST COASTS OF CANADA AND CALIFORNIA?”

via, the scout

Mike Giant interviewed on Hype Beast

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This picture alone is classic enough

Interviews from the Past: Kaws in Under Cover from 1995

Every once in a while I go through my old stacks of magazines and find a little gem.  This one from T. DEE’s Under Cover magazine from the Nineties.

Here, he interviews KAWS at the age of 21

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KAWS – STRAIGHT OUTTA JERSEY

KAWS HAS FOR A FEW YEARS NOW BEEN A PERSONAL FRIEND, AND AN EFFECTIVE PARTNER.  BUT THAT’S NOT THE REASON WHY I WANTED TO DO A FEATURE ON HIM.  I FEEL THAT HE HAS IN A SHORT TIME DEVELOPED A VERY INFLUENTIAL STYLE, AND HAS BECOME A VERY WELL RECOGNIZED WRITER.  WHAT FOLLOWS IS AND INTERVIEW KAWS GAVE UNDER COVER ON FEBRUARY 25, 1995.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Jersey City, New Jersey

WHAT’S THE SCENE LIKE THERE?
It’s very slow.  There’s mostly just a bunch of kids that bomb.  Not really doing that much as far as piecing. There’s not that many kids doing walls period. There’s a few kids here and there, but they come out like once a year.  Besides the kids I paint with, that’s about it.
Jersey City is definitely a cool place to live. It’s kinda out of the spotlight, and rent’s cheap. (laughs)
J.C. is about 20 minutes away from Manhattan by train, and with no traffic a 5 minute car ride, and that’s pretty much where the scene is at.  Most kids I paint with are there.

HOW, AND WHEN DID YOU GET STARTED?

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I am AJ Fosik

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Alex Lukas interviews the Philadelphia-based sculptor for Fecal Face

His art = AIDS…or…”Go f#%k yourselves”

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David Choe in a great interview in the most recent edition of The Citrus Report

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