Say Goodbye to the Good World

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My favorite bar in the world is closing.  Say goodbye on Saturday night, although Good World was a place I would never set foot in on a Saturday night.  Where will the Golden Girls go?

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American Realities at New Image Art

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Opening this Saturday in Los Angeles.

AMERICAN REALITIES
Clare Rojas, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, and Lydia Fong
Opening Reception 7 – 10 pm
Musical Performance by Peggy Honeywell & Comedic Act by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

more info here

Reminisce Over This

Digable Planets, Nickel Bags, 1993

fast and furious

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Looking for time to kill? You can always spend time at Last Night’s Party.

We predict the future

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During an internal site search for ‘adidas’ I came across an extremely funny coincidence.  Ages ago (March 2008), I was making fun of sneaker collaborations and mentioned how insane it would be if Nike released a Teen Wolf dunk, knowing that Teen Wolf wore Adidas.  Fast forward to January 2009, when the blogosphere mentioned a Teen Wolf Tribute Dunk, pretty wild.  Have you ever imagined where all of these shoes go that never get sold?  Anyway, hopefully they’re recycled but, more realistically they are in some landfill.  2010 prediction, the fall of streetwear is marked by a collaboration with Ringling Bros..  take this seriously.

I have never enjoyed watching a woman eat a burger more than this

Padma Lakshmi, thank you

A Presidential Hard-on

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San Francisco based artist Justine Lai has been painting oil portraits of herself banging out our nation’s Presidents for a couple years. We wholly approve.

“In Join Or Die, I paint myself having sex with the Presidents of the United States in chronological order. I am interested in humanizing and demythologizing the Presidents by addressing their public legacies and private lives. The presidency itself is a seemingly immortal and impenetrable institution; by inserting myself in its timeline, I attempt to locate something intimate and mortal. I use this intimacy to subvert authority, but it demands that I make myself vulnerable along with the Presidents. A power lies in rendering these patriarchal figures the possible object of shame, ridicule and desire, but it is a power that is constantly negotiated.

I approach the spectacle of sex and politics with a certain playfulness. It would be easy to let the images slide into territory that’s strictly pornographic—the lurid and hardcore, the predictably “controversial.” One could also imagine a series preoccupied with wearing its “Fuck the Man” symbolism on its sleeve. But I wish to move beyond these things and make something playful and tender and maybe a little ambiguous, but exuberantly so. This, I feel, is the most humanizing act I can do.

March 2009″

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Lunchtime Laughter

What is an Art Fag?

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Big Ups to HYB for digging up this very self-concious discussion.

tape heads

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Iri5 creates these portraits using nothing but the innards of cassette tapes.  Dope.

See more here

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game over continue

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Attention SF, Giant Robot is proud to present Game Over/Continue?, a group show that pays homage to the massive influence and continuous evolution of videogames.
Game Over/Continue? at GRSF, March 27, 2009-April 15, 2009
Reception: Friday, March 27, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm
Location:

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773
Artist list after the jump.
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friday’s Vault

Picture of the Day

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The fill-in crew

Ryan McGinley’s Muses

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Vice has a nice feature up titled RYAN INC., which is a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make Ryan McGinley go.  Nice personal anecdotes as well as portraits shot by the man himself.

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Reminisce Over This

Brand Nubian, Love Me or Leave Me Alone, 1993

Mark Borthwick at the Journal Gallery

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Tonight.

the journal, in cooperation with Dashwood Books, is proud to present the book signing and celebration for Mark Borthwick’s forthcoming release, “not in fashion” (Rizzoli), at The Journal Gallery from March 26 – April 6, 2009. Opening and Book Signing on Thursday, March 26, 6 – 9 pm.

The Journal Gallery
168 N. 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY

Chug-a-Lug

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Web Design Sketchbook

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If you design on the web, you know that using actual pens and pencils is a rarity.  A stylus, probably.  This Web Design Sketchbook helps you get back to the basics using your hands and (maybe) natural artistic talent.

Buy it here

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The Gray Ghost gets gaveled

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From The Times-Picayune

“the Gray Ghost…pleaded no contest Tuesday to the charge of criminal trespassing in New Orleans Municipal Court Division D.

He received a 60-day suspended sentence for overpainting a graffiti-style mural on the corner of Press and Burgundy streets in Bywater on Oct. 22. Under the conditions of the suspended sentence, he can no longer remove graffiti without first getting the property owner’s OK. City and state properties are also out of bounds without permission.”

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