Babes of Yore: Ava Gardner

Born on Christmas Eve in 1922, Ava Gardner was considered one of the best and most beautiful actresses of her generation. This physical blessing was most apparent in the company that the actress kept. Ava Gardner was married on three separate occasions to three different men; Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and finally Frank Sinatra. Following her third divorce in 1957, Gardner went to Spain and hung out with Ernest Hemingway. She acted until 1986, and passed away in 1990.

Split Zine

Featuring Ed Templeton’s Make Up Girls and Clint Woodside’s N/E/S/W, this out of print 2-in-1 zine from Deadbeat Club features many faces and places.

Installation View: Dave Schubert – Scattered Scraps of Memory

By painting with light in the darkroom, Dave Schubert turns honest moments in public—captured by a quick eye and shutter finger—into dark, private pictures full of mystery. On view at MUDDGUTTS through August 8th.

In the Studio of Tomokazu Matsuyama

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

Just over a year now.
 
Why did you pick the location?

Because I’ve been in Greenpoint for 12 years, and I love it and can’t get out of here.
 
How does it rank in comparison to your previous studios?

It’s a few times the scale of my last studio. The building is organized and run a lot better. All in all, just a better circumstance.
 
What’s your favorite attribute of the space?

It’s large and has 15 ft tall ceilings, but more so, I love the view. It’s right against the East river and at the very tip of Greenpoint. My eyes are filled with views of Manhattan and Queens.
 
How often are you in here?

Always. I have a house near the studio, but I’m hardly ever there.
 
Can you explain the full capabilities of the studio? What kind of things do you make?

We can basically do everything. I have a full staffed studio, so all of my operations are pretty much run here with the exception of the sculptures, as I need an engineer and professional fabricator to help my production.
 
Do you have a refrigerator? If so, what’s in it?

Yeah. This summer I had nearly 10 people on staff including interns, so I have no clue what’s in it. I don’t bother to try to use it, as it was always full.
 
What kind of sound system do you have?

A Bose speaker that connects directly to my Mac, and a Bluetooth Sony speaker for the painting side of the space.
 
Have you ever slept here?

Countless times. However, I try not to now as I have a house very close by, and I’m married, so the wife needs me back home.
 
 
On August 15th, Matsu will debut his largest sculpture to date, Sky Is The Limit, at Harbour City Hong Kong. You can follow him on instagram at @tomokazumatsuyama
 

Large Men in Tights

Ridiculous promo shots from the golden era of the WWF.

From the archives of Sharpshooter Collectibes

In the Days Before Street Style

“Lunch Time” portraits by Charles H. Traub

Babes of Yore: Lucretia Love

Not much is known to us about Lucretia Love except that she is an Italian film actress who once fought to the death in a woman gladiator film called “The Arena.”

{note: boobs}

The Internet K-Hole, Offline

A quick flip through some of the 88 pages in The Best of The Internet K-Hole Volume 3, published by Hamburger Eyes.

Installation View: “OK, I’ll rename it”

A group show at Bill Brady KC featuring Erik Parker, Tomoo Gokita, KAWS, and Todd James. On view through August 9, 2014.

25 Grams: Henrik Purienne

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

Henrik Purienne is a Los Angeles-based photographer.

He can be followed on instagram at @purienne_

Models* on Jet Skis

A quick survey

*full-time or have modeled before

Bigfoot

The original MONSTER TRUCK.

Babes of Yore: Sandra Mozarowsky

Sandra Mozarowsky was a Spanish actress who died of mysterious circumstances at the age of 18. Often described as “nubile” and rumored to be romantically linked to King Juan Carlos I, Sandra apparently fell of her balcony at 4 am while watering her plants.

Funk Pucker

A look through Mike Giant‘s 2002 collaborative zine with Dalek

90 Minutes in Chelsea

Late Friday afternoons in the Summer are a pretty chill time to look at art in Chelsea. Although if you’re not careful, you’ll end up missing a bunch of stuff as some galleries really adopt a relaxed schedule after the 4th of July. It’s summer though, so take it easy.

In the Studio of Erin M. Riley

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

Since October 2013.
 
Why did you pick the location?

I was in Philly and my building was being shut down by L&I and this space was opening up. It was my excuse to move to Brooklyn finally. I’m glad I did because the Philly studio was locked for months.
 
How does it rank in comparison to your previous studios?

My previous studio was twice as big and 4x less expensive. Haha. It ruled, huge windows, nice view. My studio before that was tiny in Chinatown in Philly so I shared it with lots of little mice, and before that I was in grad school. I’ve been to a bunch of residencies and nothing compares to those studios. Currently on the hunt for a new space.
 
What’s your favorite attribute of the space?

I like the location and it’s quiet.
 
How often are you in here?

I am here every day.
 
Can you explain the full capabilities of the studio? What kind of things do you make?

I have two floor looms here, I spend most days hand weaving tapestries on them. Other days I dye yarn, set up the warp, do hand sewing, drawing or a million other in-between tasks.
 
Do you have a refrigerator? If so, what’s in it?

In the summer I am all about ice, for ice coffee and water. So tons of ice, lunch for the day, fruit, some almond milk, tons of snacks.
 
What kind of sound system do you have?

I don’t have a sound system I just use my laptop with earbuds. My studio mate has one but I don’t use it. My looms make noise when I’m actively weaving but are quiet when I’m just sitting so having earphones helps the sounds get straight to my ears at the most appropriate volume.
 
Have you ever slept here?

Yep, if I am there late enough and have to be back early the next day.
 
 
Erin will be showing new work this Thursday (7/17) in the Summer Mixer 2014 at Joshua Liner Gallery. You can follow her on twitter and instagram at @erinmriley
 

25 Grams: Bill McRight

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

Bill McRight is a Los Angeles-based artist. This selection is from his #hoopdreams project which honors the memory of the late, great Justin Van Hoy.

He can be followed on instagram at @bill_mcright

Installation View: Eddie Martinez – Neanderthal Jeans

 
What are “Neanderthal Jeans” and how can I get a pair?

Probably baggy acid washed, or a dockers hybrid.
 
How did you come up with the title?

It just came in the air, poof. You can just reach out and grab these things. I let myself act as primal as I need to be in studio…
 
The show features a lot of sculpture, it’s a fairly new medium for you. What made you take the leap from painting to the third dimension?

I had a painting block that went from a normal amount of time to a depressing amount, so I started making small table top sculptures outta beach finds and other materials.
 
You’re incorporating a lot of found objects into the work, some seem nautically inspired while others seem to reference tennis. Am I completely out of my mind or is that a keen observation?

Both spot-on observations, it’s that #islandstyle.
 
How is your tennis game these days, btw?

Fine. I want it to be much better, but it’s such a great sport.
 
In the tradition of many greats before you, you’re spending the Summer working out East on Long Island. Do you notice any shifts in what you’re making out there as opposed to Brooklyn?

I don’t know. I think if I were to notice, it’ll happen once I am working in the city again in the fall. Things are really opening up in the images now though.
 

After this show closes, what’s next for you?

A show in LA and then one in London…
 

“Neanderthal Jeans” is on view at Half Gallery through July 15th, 2014.
 

Found Photos (pt. 19): The Photographers Shadow

 
Unearthed and collected by Dave Schubert while digging through dead people’s stuff at garage sales, estate sales, and flea markets.

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