The Writing On The Wall

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Out of print since 1976, Roger Perry’s The Writing On The Wall has been called “the original book of London graffiti.” Featuring more street sayings than street sprayings, it’s a fine look at 1970’s London counterculture.

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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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Previously Unseen Photos from the London Underground in the 1980s

Photographs by Bob Mazzer, currently on display at the Howard Griffin Gallery in London.

“While working as a projectionist in a porn cinema in Central London during the 1980s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, creating irresistably joyous pictures alive with humour and humanity. This photographic social history then remained unseen and unexhibited until recently begin discovered.”

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Morning Dose of Wank London

Dug this one out of the archives because it’s great…

Artist Eats: Alexandros Vasmoulakis

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Alexandros Vasmoulakis to share his favorite place to eat. Vasmou is an artist from Greece who creates a wide range of work, including figurative oil paintings, collaged portraits on paper, and outdoor murals—with vinyl and sequins—on the sides of buildings. Continue reading for his answer.

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Artist Eats: Kyle Platts

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Kyle Platts to share his favorite place to eat. Kyle is a London-based artist and illustrator, who has created some of our favorite art comics, including Megaskull and Festival Frenzy. Continue reading for his answer.

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Art Openings Across The Globe

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Tom Sachs
AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS
March 29, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Opening March 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Galerie Thaddeus Ropac
7 Rue Debelleyme
FR-75003 Paris

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Keepin’ It Crude

Jacob Ovgren is one of the main artists behind Polar Skateboards in Europe. In his current show SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) at Beach London, he extends his graphic drawings onto paper and explores awkward moments of humanity in his own fun way.

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Dalston Anatomy

For his new book, Dalston Anatomy, Lorenzo Vitturi took pictures, made sculptures and created collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of London’s Ridley Road Market.

Things Got Flipped-Turned Upside Down

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For his site-specific installation, “Miner on the Moon,” artist Alex Chinneck turned a London building upside down. “I’m conscious that when a person walks through the doors of an art gallery they do so through choice, but people do not make that choice when presented with public sculpture,” Alex says. “I wanted to create an artwork therefore that offered spectacle but was simultaneously subtle and by using the material and architectural language of the district the artwork has the ability to disappear into its environment without dominating it.”

John and George

A new short film by Will Robson-Scott

“John and his dog George are a fixture on Shoreditch High Street year round. His drawings of the east London land marks and portraits of George provide John with an escape from his demons. His past is tainted with living rough and addiction. George is Johns closest companion, he and drawing are Johns one constant in life.”

Brandy & Coke

Directed by Ewen Spencer

Reminiscing on the golden days of garage with MC Creed and Mike ‘Ruff Cut’ Lloyd.

Discarded Drug Baggies from the Streets of South London

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Collected by photographer Dan Giannopoulos

“For the past year, I have collected discarded drug bags from the streets of South London in order to map public drug consumption in the capital. These bags are not only interesting pieces of miniature street art that most people will pay little to no attention to but they also carry the uneasy trace of an illicit activity. The pinpoints of dependency, of criminal transactions, of ways of life that are often well hidden. They are unseen events made visible.

These are a small selection of the near 150 bags I have mapped so far. My family are disgusted with me.”

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King Ralph, part 2

Eddie Huang heads to London for Fresh Off The Boat

Printables

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Sign by Sign, History Is Told on London’s Walls by Alice Rawsthorn

Action Bronson Live From an Old Folks Home

Lulz.

Immortalizing The Buff

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Good One.

Kind of related: “The Story” by Mobstr

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“Goldie” & the New York Spray Can Artists (1989)

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Skatepunk for Southbank

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