Los Angeles Gang and Prison Photo Archive

Recently, a two-album collection containing 400 images of Los Angeles gang and prison photos taken between 1977 and 1993 sold for $45,000. Pete Brook of Prison Photography writes about the the journey the collection took to market, and ponders the difference between moneyed collectors and preservationists.

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Chris Johanson – Untitled (Faces)

Pretty much geeked out on this 2010 installation that was hung at the Mitchell-Innes & Nash booth at Frieze.

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Babes of Yore: June Wilkinson

June Wilkinson is a former English model and actress who at one point in her career was called “the most photographed nude in America”.

{note: boobs}

Album Tacos

Kind of amazed that we’ve never featured this website before.

via, firstwefeast

Submarine Battle Insignia

Created by Ray Young in 1944 for the last ten submarines built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company during World War II. Other insignias were designed by the Walt Disney Company.

more info at NavSource

Openings & Parties: Frieze New York

A selection of people who were inside the Frieze tent around 4:30 pm on Thursday afternoon.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

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25 Grams: HuskMitNavn

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

HuskMitNavn is an artist living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He can be followed on instagram at @huskmitnavn1

Frieze New York

 
 
 
The best art fair in all the islands of New York. And it’s also the place where you don’t have to wait hours for Mission Chinese. Open until Monday, take the ferry and go! For those that can’t make it, here are our highlights… and there are a lot.

In Which Caleb Neelon Tries to Explain Alex Lukas

I’ve known Alex Lukas since he was a runty little Rhode Island School of Design illustration major teenager more than a dozen years ago. Ever since, he has been hitting my mailbox every once in a while with his newest ‘zines. I have close to fifty of them now, and while I’m missing a few, taken together they really reveal what Alex is all about.

This slideshow of recent images by Alex show some of his ‘zines and some of his new works on paper. The visual lines between print and handmade blur a lot in his work when you see them as a group, and I like that.

Alex is a very good researcher. Not really in the sense of someone you’d hire as a research assistant, but in the sense of someone who is really, really stubborn and will pound away trying to figure out what he needs to do to get the visual that’s in his head onto the paper he’s working on, whether that’s a relatively quickie ‘zine or one of his massive works on paper.

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Openings & Parties: Rob Pruitt – The Last Panda

In the wreckage of what used to be Gavin Brown’s Passerby, Rob Pruitt displayed a farewell painting to a subject very familiar in his art, the panda bear. Christos Katsiaouni was there to document the final countdown.

Cabinets of Curiosities

These images are from Belgian street artist / naturalist ROA’s recently closed show Stop Over at Bodson-Emelinckx Gallery. Photographed by Colin M Day, they are accompanied by images from ROA’s zoo, as well as a great video by Colin tying the whole journey to Belgium together. As an added bonus, you’ll also find a segment from Brussels TV about Colin documenting ROA. Enjoy!

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Timeless Standards

Scanner paintings (2010-2012) by Cory Arcangel, complete with digital watermarks.

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