China Versus Japan

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Who ya got?

See the visual evidence at SBTVC

Shepard Fairey on The AP, OBAMA, & Referencing

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These are just some bullet points (my new favorite thing) from Shepard Fairey’s extensive blog post

  • I am fighting the AP to protect the rights of all artists, especially those with a desire to make art with social commentary.
  • the photograph is just a starting point.  The illustration transforms it aesthetically in its stylization and idealization, and the poster has an altogether different purpose than the photograph does.
  • I did not create the Obama poster for financial gain. The poster was created to promote Obama for president, and the revenue from poster sales was re-invested in more posters, flyers, stickers, etc..

Read it all here

WORK TO DO AT 112 GREENE STREET

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We have a bunch of friends in this show, so stop by and show some love.

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Lunchtime Laughter


Paleontologists Discover Skeleton Of Nature’s First Sexual Predator

Marilyn Minter’s Green Pink Caviar

Our friends at Material Interest pointed us to this trailer for Marilyn Minter’s new video installation which will go up in Times Square April 1st.

Thru You

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Click here for the link.  Radical.

Wednesdays Muse

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via here.

Picture of the Day

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From BBC

“An 18-year-old has secretly painted a 60ft drawing of a phallus on the roof of his parents’ £1million mansion in Berkshire. It was there for a year before his parents found out. They say he’ll have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling.”

Thanks Lori!

tshirt of the day

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Herzog buy now

What Happened to Lance?

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Supertouch Art is my normal go-to for all things Lance Armstrong, but in the midst of all this breaking news, the website is silent.  What gives?  ESPN got to the point and filled in the road to recovery.

Jim Jarmusch Drops Knowledge

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Marc Ecko points us to Jarmusch’s 5 rules of Filmaking. These can be repurposed to most things in life and his quote of Godard “It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.” is pure wisdom.

BTW, Mystery Train is one of my favorite movies of all-time.  After the jump, the trailer for Jarmusch’s upcoming film The Limits of Control.

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Reminisce Over This


Fu-Schnickens, La Schmoove, 1992

BARRY MCGEE. ED TEMPLETON. RAYMOND PETTIBON

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Keep this show on your radar. McGee, Templeton, Pettibon.  Curated by Aaron Rose.  Bring this to NY.

“This exhibition serves to focus on the recent artistic output by three underground heroes from the worlds of skateboarding, graffiti and punk. Even though each of these artists has now firmly established themselves in the world of contemporary art, there are still common themes between them that hail back to their subcultural roots. It could be described primarily as an overriding sense of concern for and representation of the downtrodden, the outsider, the anti-hero. McGee’s sad, sullen faces and neon-colored geometric panels reflect the archetypal image of man overpowered by omnipresent media, Templeton’s portraits of suburban youths perfectly illustrate the harsh alienation of teenage life, while Pettibon’s drawings and paintings focus sharply on issues of personal/social unrest, life during war and the constant power struggle between a man and his destiny. The fact that this is the first time an exhibition has featured all three artists in such direct proximity to each other will be an interesting statement not only on each artists’ individual style, but also the unique similarities that run through all of their works.”

BARRY McGEE / ED TEMPLETON / RAYMOND PETTIBON

Curated by Aaron Rose

OPENING 9TH APRIL / 7PM AT CIRCLECULTURE GALLLERY BERLIN / GERMANY

EXHIBITION: 10TH APRIL TO 30TH MAY 2009

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, 2 PM – 6 PM

via, RVCA

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We’re Back…Sort of

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Media Temple helped crash our server today (Thanks Guys!) and the site will be slow until we can transfer everything over to a new host.  Please bear with us during this time.  We’ll still update like mad, but site access can be limited due to such horrible disappointing hosting.

~ TWBE

Parra Plays, a Parra iPhone App

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Parra x Arkitip x incase = Parra Plays, a cool iPhone App for monotonous subway commutes and idle time hanging out on a corner looking cool.

Three games

Poppers

It’s like a touch screen version of Whac-A-Mole. Touch the clouds before they pop! Sounds easy enough, right? Keep playing¦

 Parrot

Loosely based on Simon Says, but with a twist. You think you can break 100? Yeah right!

 Pairs

Very similar to the classic Memorycard game. Uncover the matching cards. The faster you do it, the better your score!

More information here

Lunchtime Laughter

Double Cheeseburger Porn

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NY Mag has put together a brief, mouth-watering slideshow of double cheeseburgers.  Their so hot right now.

Gaze

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Art Crimes put up a nice gallery of Gaze’s work from the 90′s this month.  His letters and colors were sick.

The sod of Legends

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The company that has provided Yankee Stadium with all of their sod for around the past 40 years has decided to brand the turf, Yankees Sod, to sell to the public.  Smart Move.

More at NY Times

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