CoverFlow is Apple’s little application they bought and made their own. Now it is cracked for your enjoyment. Get it here!
Detail from William Buzzell’s Greek Fountain
Prada Fairy Bag from their spring collection. The bag features a fairy art print by James Jean in grainy calf leather. Via Nitrolicious
So Banksy came to town. Presumably, a bit before the (RED) Auction last week. And as any artist would do, he left his mark in a couple places across the city. We have found one on the island of Manhattan, A Little Bo Peep bangin some change out of the pay phone. But, there are more. Another piece is rumored to be in the old gallery district of Chelsea and one more, the best of them all, residing somewhere off the island (maybe the bronx).
This is not the first time the streets of NY have seen Banksy’s work, there was a tiny rat next to the Gemeos piece in NoLita and another, a Girl with a Balloon that used to be on a red wall on the corner of East Broadway and Jefferson St. And then of course, he did infiltrate our Museums (clouseau hat and all) in 2005. **A reader also reminded us of the Boy and Girl jumping rope in Williamsburg. We are happy to see him return. In the spirit of these finds we are offering up a prize of a TWBE tote bag full of randomness to whoever locates the two missing Banksy’s. Sound good? For more info on this piece above and the prize, contact us. More after the jump.
Opening this Friday the 22nd at Milieu in Bern, Switzerland is a show consisting of a series of new paintings by Mark Dean Veca.
“Vecas painting is characterized by either willful psychedelic, nature or rococo wallpaper inspired patterns. Apparently unspectacular compositions in which Veca hides iconic characters from fairy tales, cartoons and the pop world. In this peculiar manner Mark Dean Veca combines conflictive elements from current history and nature. ”
Across the Northern Hemisphere between 10 and 11pm est you might possibly be able to see a full lunar eclipse in the sky. And if you look closely enough, you could see the image of Raul Castro, the new figurehead in Cuba.More here
You know your gallery is starting strong when the opening has to be split into two parts. Opening tonight is Opening Exhibition Part 2 at Sloan Fine Art in Lower Manhattan. This round features Andrea Aversa, Jud Bergeron, Marion Peck, Jean-Pierre Roy, Mark Ryden (above) and Joe Sorren. Doors open at 6pm.
Welcome to the New World’s Best Ever. We have spent some time working on the new look. A huge round of applause goes out to Vinditto for putting it all together. You may see some bugs, and we are aware of this. We are working these out. We left Movable type for a more robust tool. Let us know what you think. We are still working on the Permalinks from movable type, please be patient. Thanks again for all your support. TWBE appreciates it.
Why the change? We had been having so many problems with moveable type. Let’s just say when your database gets tooooo big, it takes longer than most servers allow to rebuild…. you’re working in the dark. Which means we had not been seeing a lot of your comments, and sometimes you would see one of our posts twice. This all should be fixed now. (fingers crossed)
Hologram World”, a music video for The Tiny Masters Of Today. Directed by Kids With Canes, aka Karen O + Barnaby Clay, it features cameos from members of The Beastie Boys, Services, Blues Explosion, and The Butthole Surfers. Unleash The Beast and YYY.
Lucky Italy. Opening at Marella Gallery in Milan this Thursday the 21st is Something Old, Something New, something Borrowed, Something Blue. Curated by Aaron Rose the show features a line-up of Heavy Hitters with the likes of Barry McGee, Ryan McGinley, Ed Templeton, Clare Rojas, Mike Mills, Phil Frost, Matt Leines, Raymond Pettibon, Deanna Templeton, and Ari Marcopoulos. We need more shows like this stateside.
Swoon came off on two sides of the World over the weekend. First, there was her solo show at New Image Art in Los Angeles. On the same day, 8 hours ahead, she was included in Black Rat Press‘ Print Show, where it could be said that they were printing money. From that show is where this gorgeous two-plate etching and screenprint, Argentina, came from. Retailing at £600, the print is in an edition of 90 and a must have for any SWOON collector.
You can see more images from the show here ,
After the jump a couple videos from the Black Rat Press and New Image Art shows
And, Shepard isn’t the first artist to dabble in presidential campaign design. A brief history.
On a random tip, a question. If Obama was to be elected, would Shepard Fairey be called upon for the presidential portrait?
Checkout apples exploration in the use of advanced multitouch gestures under Mac OS X. Via Macrumors
Your local hardware store is offering a little more than just nuts and bolts. You probably spend most of your time at Crest buying what you need to make the art. Now you will be able to show what you made. Back in the late 90′s the Store became the home to a few art exhibits and, it was also featured on a PBS special. This summer Crest will host its first in a series of art exhibits. Stay tuned, we will bring you all the details.
Rejoice. For this weeks NY Mag, Lindsay Lohan is photographed by Bert Stern, recreating Marylin Monroe’s “Last Sitting.” Monroe is still hotter, but a taste of the Lohan flesh is enough to get this shortened week started.See more here
Celebrate 20 years of televised law enforcement. Sit back, drink some beer and laugh at crackhead shenanigans with Cops: 20th Anniversary Edition ($20). The two-disc set includes tons of highlights, behind-the-scenes secrets, bloopers, car chases and domestic disturbances. Over five hours of new content is included. Filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement since March 11, 1989.
We are closed today so enjoy the holiday and all the presidents day sales!
More photo’s after the jump.