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.

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.”

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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.

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