Sight Style

Selected looks from Roger Minick’s Sightseer series (1980 – 2000)

via, thisisnthappiness

Sad Drawings & Bad Drawings

New work by Aurel Schmidt in 2014. The “Sad Drawings” are currently on view at Antisocial Skate Shop in Vancouver BC.

25 Grams: Blaise Cepis

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

Blaise Cepis is a photographer living and working in New York City.

He can be followed on instagram at @itsalrightwerealright

Produce of the Universe

Leave it to the Sucklord to create action figures that Michelle Obama might actually co-sign. Starting today, The Super Sucklord opens up Suckhole 3, a pop-up showroom in East Chinatown, NYC, where these figurines and a whole lot of other cool stuff will be available. Email for an appointment here: Store@suckadelic.com and if you can’t make it, a lot of the work is available for purchase online.

Adventures in Spray Painting

Go With The Flow is a group show currently on view at The Hole that explores the use of sprayed paint by 19 contemporary artists. Ranging from atomized paint traditionally used on automotives, to airbrush and aerosol, the show’s works come to life on walls covered in plastic sheeting that one can only assume were placed to mimic the environment where the art was created, and not for cleaning up a Patrick Bateman type slaughter. Go With The Flow runs through August 23, 2014.

Babes of Yore: Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall was a Hollywood icon who sadly passed away today at the age of 89. The sultry leading lady often acted beside Humphrey Bogart, whmo she married in 1945, and continued her storied career through 2013, lending her husky voice to a character in the Family Guy episode “Mom’s the Word.”

Fashion Agents

Who knew the DEA could be so cool? Here’s a look though some seriously awesome Drug Enforcement Patches.

You can purchase the patches through ebay and Fred’s

Visual Notes From European Summers

Photographs by the legendary Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943 – 1992)

Openings & Parties: Cruel Summer

This past Wednesday, art & graffiti legends packed the house for the opening of Cruel Summer curated by Roger Gastman at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Christos Katsiaouni was there for the flicks.

Random Bedrooms From the 1980s

Babes of Yore: Katia Christine

Katia Christine is a former dutch actress whose last role occurred back in 1984 as “The Huntress” in TV’s The Fall Guy.

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Blade: King of Graffiti

In all probability, BLADE has painted more subway cars than you have ever ridden on. By 1980, after reaching 5000 or so, the graffiti pioneer stopped counting. In this new 256-page book edited by Roger Gastman, BLADE sits down with Chris ‘FREEDOM’ Pape to reflect on a life of getaways, girls, and the golden years of graffiti. His story is one for the ages, and a must read for those fascinated with the “old” New York.

On a related note for those in NYC: This Friday (8/8) BLADE and Chris Pape will be at the Museum of the City of New York for a presentation and book signing in relation to their new book. More info on that here

Installation View: Summer Mixer 2014

A very nice group show featuring Andrew Schoultz, Sam Friedman, Guy Yanai, Robert Larson, Michael Theodore, Erin M. Riley, and Kristen Schiele. On view at Joshua Liner Gallery through August 27th, 2014.

Ryan McGinness: Signs, 2014

Working with the New York City Department of Transportation who fabricated and installed each piece, Ryan McGinness’s new project Signs, 2014 features a series of fifty vinyl on aluminum signs posted around the streets of Manhattan. While technically on view until August 30, 2014, these public works of art are slowly falling victim to the underground entrepreneurial mindset of NYC, and disappearing from their present locations. Here, we look through some of the “Notes” about each piece published by Ryan McGinness Studios, as this might be the only chance you have to actually see the works.

Openings & Parties: The 2014 VICE Photo Show

Gone are the days of cramming into a sweat-filled box to catch a glimpse of some pictures on the wall, maybe. This is the new VICE; where space is now plentiful, yet the people are the same. Catch this great exhibition at Pioneer Works in Red Hook through August 10th.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Cool Bowl

Jay Howell, Chris Yormick, Rich Jacobs, Zio Ziegler, and Nathaniel Russell painted the Van Doren Invitational Bowl for the Vans US Open of Surfing.

Photos by Brandon Means & Michael C. Hsiung

Glide, Glider, Glide… Up Up to Sky

This Friday, August 1st, 60 artist interpretations of the Benny Gold logo will go in display in the brand’s Guest Artist Glider Plane show. Featuring works by a bunch of familiar names, the show will be on display for one-night only from 6-9pm at the San Francisco store.

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.

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