The Saint Valentine’s Day massacre is the name given to the shooting of seven people as part of a Prohibition Era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago, Illinois, in the winter of 1929: the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish/German gang led by Bugs Moran. Former members of the Egan’s Rats gang were also suspected to have played a large role in the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, assisting Capone.
On the morning of Thursday, February 14, 1929 St. Valentine’s Day, five members of George ‘Bugs’ Moran’s gang, a gang “follower”, and a mechanic who happened to be at the scene were lined up against the rear inside wall of the garage of the SMC Cartage Company in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago’s North Side. They were then shot and killed by four members of Capone’s gang (two of them dressed as police officers). When one of the dying men, Frank Gusenberg, was asked who shot him, he replied, “I’m not gonna talk – nobody shot me.” Capone himself had arranged to be on vacation in Florida at the time. For more info check out wika p
Artist Golan Levin created Opto-Isolator a artwork that’s realistic-looking eyeball actually responds to an onlooker’s gaze with a bunch of human-like movements, including coy side-glances and blinks. For more images and background check out gizmodo.
As NWA would say …”Fuck the Police…”, Four Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies have been suspended after purposely tipping a quadriplegic man out of his wheelchair at a jail, authorities said Tuesday. Read more..
First it was Gocco, now Polaroid. Polaroid announced this past week that they are shutting down the last of their film producing factories in the United States. They have also announced they will close their factories abroad in Mexico and the Netherlands before the year
More than excited about this opening on Saturday at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles. SWOON baby!New Image Art is pleased to announce the first Los Angeles solo exhibition by SWOON, “Drown Your Boats.” Partially inspired by Angela Carter’s “Burning Your Boats,” this show, and much of SWOON’s work is not only a momentary glimpse in contemporary life; her work speaks of tales, legends, and variations on mythic themes, sparked by great vitality, inventiveness, and a deeply macabre imagination. Having recently participated in an armada of sorts SWOON along with other fellow Pittsburgh “boat punks” constructed their own flotilla and sailed down the Hudson and Mississippi Rivers. For this new exhibition SWOON will be executing a canoe as her central installation piece that will later become part of a Deitch Projects show this Fall.SWOON’s worlds are often populated by realistically rendered– and evocatively cutout street people, often her friends and family. Riding bikes, talking on a stoop, going grocery shopping– these people traverse a cityscape of her own unique invention. Bridges, fire escapes, water towers and street signs create crisscrossing shadows and spaces through which her figures move. Inspired by both art historical and folk sources, ranging from German Expressionist wood block prints to Indonesian shadow puppets, SWOON is a master of using cut paper to play with positive and negative space in a conceptually driven exploration of the experience of the streets.
Opening this Saturday night at Giant Robot in the East Village is William ‘RotGut’ Buzzell’s Class Action.From the press release…”Working almost entirely with found wood or metal and common latex house paint, Buzzell’s pieces are characterized by a surface of intricate brushwork and often feature three-dimensional elements. William Buzzell dips into the mundane, the practical world and a deep well of popular culture, often using maps, logos, charts, text, and familiar cartoon characters or TV icons to fill every inch of his paintings. A native of Providence, RI, much of Buzzell’s early work was installed on the streets of his hometown and New York under the alias Rotgut.”
If you fall under the spell of hallmark and m&m’s, then we have something for you. You probably forgot to get your “loved” or “liked” ones something for valentines day so…tomorrow evening IN GOD WE TRUST will be hosting a custom engraving event at:
IN GOD WE TRUST
265 lafayette St.
between prince and spring St.
check out the flyer for details,
Free on site engraving, with purchase of engrave-able jewelry or objects.
They are also having a sale. They carry their own men’s and women’s lines, so there’s something for everyone!
French Designers, Normal Studio’s latest collection is an experiment in material applications. The monochromatic collection, includes dressers, shelves stools and lights. The unique finishes explores the values of black and gray. Ansel Adams would be proud!
Check out the rest of the line at normalstudio.fr.
French Designers, Normal Studio’s latest collection is an experiment in material applications. The monochromatic collection, includes dressers, shelves stools and lights. The unique finishes explores the values of black and gray. Ansel Adams would be proud!Check out the rest of the line at normalstudio.fr.
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