‘granny dumping’

In the past, Japanese citizens who could not afford to take care of their senile elders would bring them to a mountaintop and leave them there. Now, as ubasute gains popularity again, they just drop them off at hospitals or charities to give them up for adoption.

Love Gets Up

Necromancer

 
Great new paintings by Brian Willmont at Guerrero Gallery in SF.
On view through February 4th.

“I don’t know what’s worse: getting blown up in nuclear war or having a 7-11 on every corner.”

‘Party In The Back’ is Tino Razo’s new photo book documenting his time spent in Los Angeles continuously skating in search of the next empty pool.

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ArtFits (vol. 34)

 

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: Outsider Art Fair’s 25th Anniversary Edition
+ Marlborough Chelsea (01/19/2017)

Road Sodas in Big Sky Country

A Montana politician wants to lift the ban on open containers (for passengers) in vehicles on state highways. Interestingly enough, there are actually 7 states with no open container laws: Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, Missouri, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Painted with a Cat Perched on His Back

Installation views of Stefan Burnett’s recently opened solo exhibition at Slow Culture in Los Angeles. The show, an Art Forum Critics’ Pick, is on view through January 27th.

More info here

Imagine the Sound

Rest in Peace to an iconic drive-thru Sequoia tree, Pioneer Cabin, which fell on Sunday as Pineapple Express storms continue to batter California.

Stefan Burnett at Slow Culture


 
In an age when everybody seems to be clamoring for attention, Stefan Burnett (known to the music world as MC Ride of Death Grips) seeks the opposite. A practicing artist long before his music career took off, Burnett creates in relative peace and obscurity in Sacramento, California. His artist’s statement is no statement, and he allows the work to speak for itself.

When I first viewed Stefan’s exquisitely rendered paintings, they evoked to me a world where chaos seemed imminent and death understood. Doom and gloom, in blues and blacks. The connection was instant, and I knew that the works had to be shown to the viewing public. Close to one year later, with the brotherly help of Slow Culture, 14 of these paintings are on display inside of their gallery in Los Angeles.

On view from January 7th until January 28th, I hope that you are able to attend the show and interpret the works for yourself. The paintings have lots to say.

—Dave
 
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Malt Liquor in a Red Solo Cup

An afternoon with E-40.

ArtFits (vol. 33)

 

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: Andrew Kuo “No to Self” at Marlborough Chelsea (12/08/2016)

Hype Court

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KAWS lends contemporary aesthetics to the asphalt of Nike’s Stanton Street Basketball Courts in New York City.

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