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.

Journeying Through NYC’s Subterranean Maze

 

Beneath The Streets: The Hidden Relics of New York’s Subway System is a new book out by JURNE and Matt Litwack that explores New York’s underground through the artistic lens of a graffiti writer. We caught a couple moments of the co-authors time to find out more about the book and life below the city that never sleeps.
 
 
How did the idea for Beneath the Streets come about?

Matt Litwack: During my high school days, I would explore the NYC subway tunnels. I became fascinated with the graffiti, the history, and the general danger of the underground. JURNE and I wanted to create a book that was able to examine the subway system from a sociological, historical, and artistic perspective. We wanted people to be able to see what it’s like for graffiti artists to explore these environments.

Jurne: We’ve been drawn to these hidden or tucked-away city environments for nearly 2 decades, exploring and painting them. The New York City subway tunnel system is one of the most expansive and oldest public transportation systems in the world. With that comes a lot of history, and a lot of potential stories to tell about experiences inside the subway tunnels. There’s a tradition of folklore or story telling that goes hand in hand with graffiti writing. Capturing this story of the New York city subway tunnels, exploration, and graffiti writing inside them was something that Matt and I talked about doing for a long time.
 
Can you describe your first journey underground into the subway tunnels?

Jurne: I remember stepping off the platform into the dark tunnel, and feeling like I was crossing a threshold into a dangerous place, with dim red light illuminating the 3rd rail, and the slow hiss of air coming from pipes over head. It was pretty terrifying. I was immediately fascinated.

Matt Litwack: The first time I ventured underground was with a much older, established and experienced individual. I was fortunate to have someone with such knowledge show me the ropes. Regardless, I was still terrified and didn’t know what to expect or what I might encounter.

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Babes of Yore: Jennifer O’Neill

Born in Rio and raised in America, Jennifer O’Neill is a former model and actress who has been married nine times to eight husbands.

GUILTY PARTIES

 

A quick flip through Larry Clark’s new 184 page softcover book with Japanese label Wacko Maria.

Available here

Installation View: OSGEMEOS – A Ópera Da Lua

 

This newly opened exhibition by the brotherly duo is proof that there is more going on in Brazil right now than the World Cup. The “Opera of the moon” is on view at Galpão Fortes Vilaça in São Paulo through August 16, 2014.

Openings & Parties: Make Love To The World

 

Torrential rains and flash floods couldn’t keep the crowds away from Cara Stricker’s pop-up show at The Hole last week.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Cali Thornhill DeWitt – Grave Yard

 
Cali DeWitt’s recent show Grave Yard packed a lot of image into the little fragment of time that it was on view at MUDDGUTS.

In the Studio of Faile

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

2 years.
 
Why did you pick the location?

The studio found us.
 
How does it rank in comparison to your previous studios?

We would give it a blue ribbon at the State Fair if there were a category for studio ranks.
 
What’s your favorite attribute of the space?

The openness of the space, its functionality and the ability to handle large-scale works.
 
How often are you in here?

Five days a week.
 
Can you explain the full capabilities of the studio? What kind of things do you make?

We handle everything in house with the exception of molten metals and toxic resins. Most of the work in studio is focussed on printmaking and painting. Many assemblage works and a variety of sculpture.
 
Do you have a refrigerator? If so, what’s in it?

Yes we do. A few random beers and some forgotten lunch items from the staff.
 
What kind of sound system do you have?

We have a nice little Decco amp in the main studio – forget the speakers offhand. In the smaller office/image making part of the studio we have a great set of Orb speakers that work well.
 
Have you ever slept here?

Yes on several occasions.
 
 
On July 2nd, Faile presents a new body of work titled Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom at Gallery Hilger NEXT in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition will continue through September 6th, 2014. Faile can be followed @faileart on twitter and instagram

Babes of Yore: Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry is best known for being the lead singer Blondie, but she’s an actress too. Today is her 69th birthday.

{note: boobs}

Raymond Pettibon: Selected Works From 1982 To 2011

A look through the sold-out first edition zine published by Nieves and Innen

Contemporary Bicycle Art

A look through Joyride, presented by Ed Spurr and Brendt Barbur in celebration of the 14th edition of the Bicycle Film Festival. The group show featuring Ai Weiwei, Rita Ackermann, Tim Barber, Frank Benson, Lizzi Bougatsos, Julia Chiang, Francesco Clemente, Peter Coffin, Dan Colen, Thomas Eggerer, Urs Fischer, Leo Fitzpatrick, Rainer Ganahl, Andrew Guenther, Marc Hundley, Alex Katz, KAWS, Graham Macbeth, Ari Marcopoulos, Jonathan Monk, Jason Nocito, Laura Owens, Eli Ping, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Aurel Schmidt, Kiki Smith, Devin Troy Strother, Spencer Sweeney, John Tremblay, and B. Wurtz is on view at Marlborough Broome Street through August 3, 2014

25 Grams: Devin Briggs

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

Devin Briggs is a Huntington Beach-based photographer.

He can be followed on instagram at @devinbriggs

Soul Crushing Moments at the World Cup

Painfully satisfying selections from The Agony of Defeat

Found Photos (pt. 18)

Dave Schubert found these photos from a 1970′s Oakland photographer inside a photo paper box while looking through stacks of darkroom material.

City Bike for City Boys

Prime examples from Japan’s mini bike craze of the 70s & 80s.

Babes of Yore: Imogen Hassall

Imogen Hassall was an English actress who earned the public nickname “the Countess of Cleavage” because she liked to often wear dresses that showed off her boobs. There wouldn’t be enough cool nicknames for all the ladies now…

ILLUMINATIONS: A Spiritual Guide To Lettering

This self-published book by CLOWN TITS Crew features 86 pages of style inspiration.

All The Art Basel You Need

 
 
Art Basel, Swiss Basel, Basel Basel. Whatever you’d like to call it, the OG Basel fair is a breath of fresh air from its Miami spawn. Seriously, Swiss air is so clean that I didn’t even smoke a cigarette in the country because I wanted a lung cleanse. Anyway, here’s an abbreviated look through some pretty great artwork at the fair. I say abbreviated because my camera battery died and I couldn’t be bothered going all the way back to Zurich for my charger. Enjoy.

25 Grams: Olaf Breuning

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

Olaf Breuning is a Swiss-born artist living in New York.

He can be followed on instagram at @obreuning

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