In My Hut

Really diggin’ this new series of work by Misha Hollenbach that’s currently on view in the ‘Black & White’ show at New Image Art in Los Angeles.

Earthship Biotecture

The practice by which experimental architect Michael Reynolds built “Earth-friendly homes” using discarded trash and recyclables in the 1970s. The series of three “beer can” houses, above, are in Taos, New Mexico.

Photographs by David Hiser as part of the DOCUMERICA project.

Art Bongs

Stoner craft.

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Installation View: Direct Address

The inaugural group show featuring Alfred Steiner, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Greg Lamarche, Ian Francis, Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Richard Colman, Riusuke Fukahori, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and Tony Curanaj at Joshua Liner’s new gallery is on view through April 20th.

Seven Feet Under

A series by Philippe Vogelenzang, explained as “a modern day vanitas referring to the possible transiency in fashion.”

Jeff Koons Art Magazine Ad Series

Four ads taken out in four different publications (Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, and Art News) used to publicize the exhibition of his now famous ‘Banality Series’ in 1988. The show happened simultaneously in three galleries, with each sculpture in an edition of 3.

From Wikipedia:

Each of the full-page features depicted different parts of Koons’ reputed persona:

• A propagator of the banal: Koons is shown alongside two pigs
• A bad influence on future generations: he is in a classroom with lots of children, a blackboard contains the slogans “Exploit the Masses” and “Banality as Savior”
• A gigolo: he is standing in front of a boudoir-style tent
• A ladies man: he is with a pony and several women in bikinis

Mumbo Sauce

A group exhibition in D.C. co-curated by our old friend Roger Gastman, featuring BORF, Richard Colman, Cynthia Connolly, Tim Conlon, COOL “DISCO” DAN, Mark Jenkins, Globe Poster Archive, Clark Fox, Rosina Teri Memolo, Mingering Mike and Robin Rose.. On view through April 21st at Contemporary Wing.

Those freight train paintings by Tim Conlon are sick.

Photos by Pete Duvall

Babes of Yore: Mara Corday

Mara Corday is a former playmate, showgirl, pin-up girl, and actress.

Inside The Studio of Ron Mueck

Photographs by Gautier Deblonde

Ron Mueck opens a new exhibition today at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. It is on view through September 29th.

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Installation View: Eddie Martinez – Matador

Eddie Martinez’s strong show of “painted drawings” is on view at The Journal Gallery in Brooklyn through April 28th

25 Grams: JR

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

JR is a photographer and artist working across the globe.

He can be followed on instagram at @jr

Bathsheba, Barbados

If you’re looking for a quick escape from New York, consider the sleepy surf town of Bathsheba, Barbados. Located on the lush east coast of the island, far, far away from the sunburnt tourist herds (at least a 30 minute drive), it’s a chill persons paradise. There are empty beaches with natural baths and grottos, a world class surf break, strong rum punches, and delicious plates of marlin. On our recent visit, we stayed at the Sea-U Guest House, a relaxing bed and breakfast located in a Bajan style plantation house replete with a hammock jungle, soothing coastal breezes, and an honor bar. Once you’re there for 24 hours, you’ll forget your troubles and never want to return home.

Barbados is a 4.5 hour direct flight from JFK on Jet Blue.

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