Openings & Parties: Chicken or Beef?

The Danes stormed into town Thursday night for the opening of Chicken or Beef?, A Transcontinental Survey of Figurative Painting curated by Jesper Elg of V1 Gallery. And while none of the Danes are actually pictured here (sorry, guys), they were there… and this show is magic.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Brodie

Mike Brodie is a busy man right now. The 28-year old’s first monograph, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, was just published by Twin Palms, and he opens an exhibition under the same name tonight (3/7) at Yossi Milo. Tomorrow night (3/8), Brodie has a book signing at Dashwood, and on March 16th, a show of the same work will be exhibited in Los Angeles at M+B, followed by another book signing at Family Books on the 17th.

With so much going on, we caught a couple moments of Brodie’s time to have him explain to us the story behind some of his photographs.

A Look Through the 2013 Armory Show

Some highlights from the Centennial Edition of the fair.

Open through Sunday, more info here.

Babes of Yore: Pier Angeli

Pier Angeli was an Italian-born actress who used to do it with James Dean and Kirk Douglas before marrying Vic Damone.

FLIP THE SCRIPT: A Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals and Typographers

Graffiti writers have the best handwriting, and this new book by Christian Acker of HANDSELECTA fame locks down that claim. Tracing the origins of handstyles across the continental USA, FLIP THE SCRIPT showcases and dissects the penmanship from some of the finest in the craft. A must have for every creative bookshelf.

Available through Gingko Press

Moi Non Plus

We are introduced to Amy Hood in this new short video directed by Jonathan Leder.

Peep some photos from the shoot after the jump.

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Openings & Parties: Printed Matter Sandy Benefit Relief Auction Preview Reception

Hurricane Sandy dumped six feet of water into the basement storage of Printed Matter, resulting in a loss of over 9,000 books. To help ease the cost of repair and enhancement of their storage, a benefit auction and selling exhibition is currently taking place at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space. Christos Katsiaouni was in house this past Thursday to document some of the attendees of the art preview.

Have a look at the artwork up for auction here

Pimps

The Bishop Don Magic Juan and Rosebudd Bitterdose.

Watch the great film American Pimp here

Under The Influence

A selection of choice lots from the upcoming auction at Phillips

Deez Nuts

Peanuts characters and classic rap lyrics for the win. Mark Drew hits it big with his recent show at CHINA HEIGHTS gallery in Australia.

You can purchase a couple of the prints through his website here.

via, buzzfeed

From The Archives: Shock G’s Unpublished Comic

The Shocker

Here are a few never-seen-before photos of The Assholes: Hole Invasion, a comic book by Shock G of Digital Underground. These photos are of the spiral-bound, one-sided dummy that was used for editing in 1999. Unfortunately, the book was never published, and this is one of the only—if not the only—copies in existence.

—Zio

Babes of Yore: Annette Vadim

Annette Vadim was a Danish actress.

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