Art Openings Tonight (and This Weekend) Across America

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From New York to Los Angeles and up to San Francisco, there’s a lot of art to see, and plenty of time to see it. It’s a long weekend!

(above: Josh Reames, Found Objects. On view at Guerrero Gallery in SF)

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Snip Snip

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Noiva do Cordeiro is a small town in southeastern Brazil that is populated only by women, most of whom are single between the ages of 20 and 35, and apparently desperately in need of a man. The Brazilian beauties would love to find bachelors to court and potentially live with them, but “first they (the men) need to agree to do what we say and live according to our rules.” Sounds just like marriage to us…

Surf Craze

With paddle in hand, Laird Hamilton shoots the pier at Malibu.

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Artist Eats: Randy Colosky

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Randy Colosky to share his favorite place to eat. Randy is an artist based in Oakland, who creates mind-blowing drawings, sculptures and installations.
 
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Boot and Shoe in Lakeshore Oakland. I like that the food is pretty simple, pizza with great crust, salads that are properly dressed and not too fussy and sort of weird deserts that are good but not what I would normally get. The menu is not very big and changes slightly seasonally. You know pretty much everything on it is going to be good. The Margherita pizza is something we usually order and the Burrata appetizer is good when they have it. My lady (Nicole) and I like to go there at the end of a long week on the late side—it’s a nice atmosphere, busy but not insane, and the staff is always really nice. You can tell its a place that was really considered and not just dressed up to be fancy and they have some really nice art in there.”
 
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Openings & Parties: Never Too Young

Last night, our intrepid photographer Christos Katsiaouni headed down to No Romance Galleries in TriBeCa to check out the opening of “Never Too Young,” a group show featuring works by Harry Mcnally, Mike Krim, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez and PJ Monte. Here is the scene that he encountered.

He Should Really Just Change His Name to “Data”

Nicholas Felton: A Quantified Life

Kate Moss’s Champagne Titty

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In a tradition allegedly dating back to Marie Antoinette, a body part that we’ve seen thousands of times now has its own Champagne coupe modeled after it. That’s right, Kate Moss’s left breast has been the inspiration for the shape of this cup—moulded while the supermodel was pregnant for extra volume—by Lucien Freud’s daughter, British sculptor Jane McAdam Freud. Commissioned by Richard Caring’s Mayfair restaurant 34 to celebrate Moss’s 25 years of service in the fashion industry, the glass will be available for use beginning in October at 34 and its three sister restaurants across London. It’s without a doubt the closest you’ll ever get to partying with the fashion icon, and the only way to classily cop a feel.

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Herr Apache

Germany’s strange, misguided obsession with the Native American 

 

Is This The Most Famous Mural in New York City?

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Probably. Here’s a nice history of Keith Haring’s ‘Crack Is Wack’ piece on a handball court next to the Harlem River Drive.

Fun fact: The park where it’s located is officially named the “Crack Is Wack Playground.”

“Drizzled in mumbo sauce”

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The Spread Eagle Burger is an ode to the District of Columbia. HTTR!

Sight Style

Selected looks from Roger Minick’s Sightseer series (1980 – 2000)

via, thisisnthappiness

Artist Eats: Nick Thomm

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Nick Thomm to share his favorite place to eat. Nick is an artist, designer and director who lives and works between New York and Melbourne.
 
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“In NYC, my favorite spot is Yakinuku West in East Village. It’s this rad Japanese BBQ place, and the Dinner Set is the deal. Inside it has traditional seating on the floor. Perfect spot to hang/get drunk with friends.
 

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New Nazca Lines

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After a recent sandstorm blew topsoil off of some hills in the Chincha Valley in Southern Peru, a pilot noticed “a snake (approximately 196 feet in length), a bird, a camelid (perhaps a llama) and some zig-zag lines” on the desert floor. While these new findings have yet to be validated by archaeologists, the other mysterious geoglyphs and lines in the desert have been thought to be everything from maps and advertisements for people coming off of the surrounding mountains to an alien airport with runways for UFOs.

The Burryman

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The key figure in the annual Burryman’s Parade, which takes place on the second Friday of August, in South Queensferry, Scotland. Tradition has it that a local man is covered from head to toe in burrs that he has collected, and paraded along a seven-mile route with stops at pubs, factories, and official’s houses. During each pause, the Burryman is given whisky to drink through a straw, and money, as tradition states “that he will bring good luck to the town if they give him whisky and money, and that bad luck will result if the custom is discontinued.” This year the festival was “ground to a halt” when the Burryman got a burr in his eye. Luckily, all that whisky helped ease his pain, but who knows about the luck of the town?

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Meanwhile in North Korea

Enter Pyongyang

Visual Notes From European Summers

Photographs by the legendary Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943 – 1992)

New York City Humpbacks

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The big fish have come to play. Taking advantage of “cleaner water, more nutrients and less garbage” in the rivers that feed into the Atlantic, this summer, whales and sharks are feeding in abundance off the coast of NYC.

photo by Artie Raslich/Gotham Whale

There’s Truth in That App

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A Washington, D.C. news crew out on the streets reporting on a new app called SketchFactor, “a crowdsourced navigation app that shows the relative sketchiness of an area,” ironically had their van burglarized Friday night… in a sketchy neighborhood.

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Artist Eats: Erik Mark Sandberg

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Erik Mark Sandberg to share his favorite place to eat. Erik is an artist based in Los Angeles, whose “Hairy Children” series we are particularly fond of. He is currently working on a new body of work, which will be exhibited at Segal Projects in 2015.
 
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“One of my favorite places to venture out and grab some nourishment during downtime is The Black Cat on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, or Silver Lake to be exact. It’s in the neighborhood of the studio and has a chill tailored atmosphere for lunch or a night out. Los Angeles has a lot of unique pockets and Silver Lake richly nurtures its creative residents. This establishment is located in Sunset Junction across the street from Intelligencia coffee and Café Stella, which are both excellent refueling stops as well.
 

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