Select photos from 1980s New York by Steven Siegel
Sydne Rome is an American actress who gained success in and eventually moved to Italy. She was an icon of the 80s aerobics craze and hung out with David Bowie a bunch.
While not as dirty as one might expect, this small book presents a glimpse into the mind of David Choe through a “black and white collection of drawings, sketches, writing and ephemera.”
Published by Giant Robot and available here
Janette Beckman’s 1982 documentation of this East LA gang is part of her broader exhibition Rebel Cultures: Punks, Rap and Gangs at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles.
A master of characters, Jaimie Warren thrilled visitors at The Hole on Friday night.
Photos by Christos Katsiaouni
Unearthed and collected by Dave Schubert while digging through dead people’s stuff at garage sales, estate sales, and flea markets.
108 years ago today at 5:12 am, San Francisco got leveled and subsequently burned to the ground.
Sam Friedman is an artist whose work we’ve always been appreciative of. In anticipation of his show at Kinfolk’s new space tonight (4/18), we dipped inside his studio to get a look at where he creates and talked a little bit of art with him.
So… when did you move into this studio?
I moved into my studio in June 2012.
Let’s say you meet a person and tell them you’re an artist. They ask you “what kind of art do you make?” You say…?
I make paintings.
When did you first consider yourself an artist? Do you remember making things as a kid?
I was always drawing and making things as a kid, and have considered myself an artist for as long I was old enough to have an identity.
Your dad helps you make canvases, right?
Yeah, he has been making a lot of my panels for over a decade now.
All of these paintings are very tropical, which is a really cool thing these days. How long have you been making paintings incorporating this trendy theme? How’d you decide on it?
Hahahaha. I try not to make them tropical, but I do paint beaches. All of mine are based off the northeast, so your not going to find a palm tree or anything. I started painting beaches in August of 2008 after watching a storm roll in to the Rockaways at sunset on my wife’s birthday. In the moment, the scene reminded me of the abstract paintings I was doing at the time, so I just took the same language and made a landscape painting the next week.
A goodbye art show for Clayton Patterson with Elsa Rensaa at Galerie ABP. On view through May 14th.
Photos by Christos Katsiaouni
Christiane Schmidtmer was a German actress who earned the nickname “Love Bomb” with 42 1/2-26-38 curves and a successful career in the 1960s.
This introduction to the work of Ai Weiwei was published in conjunction with his wonderful US retrospective, which luckily enough opens at the Brooklyn Museum this Friday, April 18th.
Details from Are Your Motives Pure? at Venus Over Manhattan
Originally published April 2013
Over the course of three years, photographer Colin M. Day has traveled to and from a marijuana farm in the wilderness of Northern California. These are the resulting photographs.
A very cool new surfing publication from Europe that aims to inspire and inform your time out of the water.
25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.
Todd Jordan is a New York-based photographer
He can be followed on instagram at @todd_jordan
KATSU has always been at the forefront of pushing the limits of graffiti, and his latest project finally removes him physically from the act of painting, leaving the dirty work to the robots. By building out the hardware and developing the technology to allow a civilian drone to carry spray paint and in turn spray while flying, KATSU has made a graffiti drone. With the ability to get to spots previously inaccessible, the remote control vandal has opened up a new landscape for mark making. Now, not to be confined to limits of outdoor space, KATSU has—in true graffiti fashion—taken his new media tools of defacement indoors and created these 10 works now on display inside The Hole’s booth at the Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair.
Aircraft photographs by Jeffrey Milstein
Debra Paget is an American actress who called it quits in 1964 after marrying a Chinese-American oil industry executive.