The Prestige of Terror

Broomberg & Chanarin pay homage to George Henein and the Egyptian Surrealist Movement. The title “The Prestige of Terror” comes from the name of a pamphlet that Henein created shortly after the dropping of the atomic bomb.

25 Grams: Crystal Renn

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

Crystal Renn is a New York-based model, author, and photographer.

She can be followed on instagram at @crystalball1111

Logos, Trademarks, and Mascots

For his latest exhibition Likelihood of Confusion, former intellectual property lawyer and full-time artist Alfred Steiner subverts pervasive logos using meticulously drawn objects and the Freudian method of free association.

On view at Joshua Liner Gallery through November 15th, 2014.

How Art Can Save The Universe From Total Destruction

An evangelical booklet for the promotion of the humanities by Mark Mulroney. Available by mail-order here

For those in SF, Mark has a new show opening at Ever Gold this Saturday, October 18th, from 7-10pm

The Wrath of the Laugh: An Interview with Wayne White

By the time you read this, Wayne White’s Invisible Ruler will be closed. The exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery was Wayne’s return to NYC, and an outstanding success. Earlier this week, we caught up with Wayne in Los Angeles and proceeded to talk about life, art, and his life in art.

 
TWBE: Let’s start from the beginning. You grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when did you first discover art?

Wayne White: That’s a tough question. I guess I discovered art in drawing, and that’s one of my earliest memories. I discovered drawing just on my own as every kid does. I didn’t know it was called art and I didn’t really know what an artist was for a long time. There were no galleries or museums or any culture around when I was kid at that time. I came to it naturally from just a love of drawing and of course as I grew I learned about art history and artists and everything. My mother was where I got my biggest influence from. She was the artistic one in the family and loved to decorate, collect antiques and stuff. So she knew a little bit about art. When I was a little bitty kid I remember her saying, “Well Wayne could be a commercial artist one day.” She’d say that to adults, I overheard her because she didn’t say it directly to me. I would sit there as a little kid and I would imagine an artist that comes on between TV shows on the commercial and he’s standing there painting a portrait and it’s a commercial you know… (Laughter). And you get a smock – I remember it as clear as a bell. The vision I had in my head. You’ve got a smock on and there’s a pedestal with a bowl of fruit on it and an easel. It’s a commercial of a guy painting. I thought that’s what a commercial artist was.
 
So from there you went to art school and studied abstract painting at a college in Tennessee?

Yeah as I grew in Chattanooga, I went to high school and stuff and I was the school artist and a cartoonist on the school newspapers. That’s what I originally wanted to be as a kid was a cartoonist because that was my idea of an artist. And then I went to Middle Tennessee State University and I majored in painting because I just thought that painting was a serious thing to do. It’s what real artist did. I took four years of painting and art history and stuff, and that’s where I really learned about the art world and the history of art. The history part of it was just as important as the actual doing of it because that was a great education for me. Just learning about the past. I studied abstract – my painting teacher was an abstract expressionist. That was my first serious foray into painting, abstract painting.
 
You never strayed from that at all? You never tried to paint cartoons or anything?

Well, I kept drawing underground cartoons for the college newspaper and I always had an interest in cartoons. And my abstract paintings had a very cartoony line and I was interested in finding the gap between abstract paintings and cartoons which they share a lot, and I was a big fan of Phillip Guston and Willem de Kooning who both had very cartoony lines. Cartoons were never very far from my mind and then the minute that I graduated from four years of that abstract expressionism and everything, I got back into comics because I saw Raw Magazine and I knew this was the next generation for undergrounds. It was full of exciting great art and Raw Magazine is what got me convinced to become a cartoonist again. It inspired me to move to New York City.
 
What year was that?

It was 1980 when I first saw Raw. I was in Nashville where I lived for a year after I graduated.
 
When did you move to New York?

I didn’t get to New York until January of ’82. I spent another year in Nashville saving my dough (laughs) and then I made the leap. And in 1982 it was pretty rough and ready you know. I lived downtown in the East Village and it was still pretty funky, but it was a great time for the arts. A time when a young artist could afford to live in Manhattan and it was New York City so it was great. It was very exciting. It was my best education.
 

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Openings & Parties: Lance De Los Reyes – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

This past Friday night, The Hole debuted the first solo exhibition by NY-based artist Lance De Los Reyes. Christos Katsiaouni was on hand to document the scene.

Crystal Girls

A series of work by Noé Sendas

Ed’s Nudes

Ed Templeton recently unveiled a new website cataloguing his art career, so we took it upon ourselves to highlight some of the nudes that he’s done over the years.

Monochromatic Skate Decks

Goodhood currently has an exhibition/benefit/silent auction on display in their London shop titled “The Art of Skateboarding.” Featuring one-off decks by artists including James Jarvis, Jake & Dinos Chapman, and Jiro Bevis, all proceeds from the auction will go to the Long Live Southbank Charity.

More info here

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.

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

Found Photos (pt.22)

Collected off the streets of San Francisco by Dave Schubert

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

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

Mountainview

Landscapes in portrait by Mikael Kennedy

25 Grams: David Brandon Geeting

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

David Brandon Geeting is a NYC-based photographer

He can be followed on instagram at @davidbrandongeeting

California Gold

Rodeo Drive, 1984 is a series of photographs by Anthony Hernandez that he took during shopping’s peak in Beverly Hills in the early mid-80s.

The accompanying book is published by MACK.

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Art From the Skillet

In Kiss My Aura, his latest show at Slow Culture in Los Angeles, artist Travis Millard has taken his pancake art, covered it in resin (not syrup), and used the plate as a frame. Oh, he also made some rad drawings too.

The Top 25 States to Get An Office Job

As judged by the 2015 Miss America pageant contestants who were all dressed for a cubicle party in whatever segment this was from last night’s show.

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