We’d been waiting until the Fame Festival opening was closer to report on the happenings but, this was too good to resist. One of these years we’re going to have to make it over to Puglia for the Festival. Puglia is the best part of Italy, the heel of the boot. Blu is amazing as well. Blu + Puglia = Paradiso. More at the Fame Festival’s website, and after the jump, a Blu timelapse from 2008’s festival.
For some reason, I think this picture of Olivia Munn is totally hot.
The folks at Kia sent us a blurb about their Soul Collective tour, it features Jeff Staple’s car, RAIN CAMO. The tour on the other hand is nationwide event where they are spending 4 days in select cities, with live music from bands like MGMT, The Walkmen, Santigold, The Clipse, Against Me!, Major Lazer, Silversun Pickups etc,etc. If you’re in one of the select cities you should check it out. For more info on the event go here, and if you’re in Chicago this weekend check it out.
Tour dates after the jump.
If you have mad hours to kill and want to lightly engage your mind, Nerve.Com’s feature I Did it For Science will do the trick. They should probably make this into a bathroom reader for efficiencies sake. May I suggest you read this one first.
We have a bunch of peeps in this. Cross the river.
He’s a Romantic
Opening tonight at ClampArt
In Domesticated, artist Amy Stein explores the archetypal motif of man verses nature. More specifically, her photographs explore the tenuous relationshp between man and animals as human civilization continues to encroach upon nature. Informed by actual newspaper accounts and oral histories from citizens of the small town of Matamoras in Northeast Pennsylvania, which borders a state forest, Stein’s photographs are inspired by true events.
U.M.C.’s, One To Grow On, 1992
Awesome ad for Capricigio hairdresser in Milan. Simple ideas are great.
This weekend in Los Angeles, be sure to catch Scion installation 5: Self Portraits. Over the past year, the company has been sponsoring some really great events, and this is the culmination of their efforts with an Auction on Artnet.
Here’s the brief:
SCION LAUNCHES “INSTALLATION 5 TOUR: SELF PORTRAITS” ONLINE AUCTION ON ARTNET.COM TO BENEFIT CREATIVE CAPITAL SEPT. 12 THROUGH SEPT. 30. The Collection Features Self Portraits From International Contemporary Artists, Including Blek le Rat, Mark Mothersbaugh, David Choe, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Angela Boatwright, Among Many Others Fifth Annual Art Tour Makes Final Stop At Scion Installation L.A. Gallery on Sept. 12
Heres the important info:
Sept. 12 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232. The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. The exhibit will run until Sept. 30, 2009.
A Video after the jump
We would have rather seen Alpacas.
Available for purchase at this moment is Connor Harrington’s latest print, Trapped By Language. The 4-color screenprint is on 100% cotton rag paper in a signed/numbered/stamped edition of 100.
It measures an annoyingly framable 19.5 x 23 inches.
I wish somebody could tell me what to eat for lunch every day, I have such difficulty with that.
See these 20 beauties at CityRag
Be warned: your mother might be in here
These guys are a riot and have a show opening in Los Angeles tonight. Their work is off the charts as well.
The London Police
Brothers in Arms
Carmichael Gallery / 1257 N. La Brea Ave / West Hollywood CA 90038
Big Ups to our man Douglas Haddow for putting this amazing video together. Watch it! You may also want to check out his latest piece Zamunda to Queens, which you can peep after the jump. Do it!