“I was offended when Westminster said my painting was an advertisement. Advertising makes people feel inadequate and worthless. Graffiti doesn’t do that. Graffiti doesn’t emotionally blackmail you, graffiti doesn’t make you feel fat and graffiti doesn’t make you rush out and buy things, except maybe high strength cleaning products.”
Nine, Whutcha Want?, 1944
The Sun, has compiled the “Greatest Movie Villan quotes.” Take a look and deicde, although this is a good one.
“Do you expect me to talk? No, Mr Bond. I expect you to die!” There are probably a slew of 007 quotes that should be on the list. What’s your favorite.
It is great to see MTV utilizing the internet for their new video site MTV Music.
A couple suggestions…
Add channels for 120 minutes and Yo! MTV Raps.
Add a feature which lets you create playlists so that you can continuously watch videos without effort.
Let me create a Reminisce Over This channel.
Now, the Grateful Dead.
Instead of buying that shirt from Urban, or threadless, check out People not Politics. They have created a line of t-shirts called Iraqi Hope. The shirts tell the real life stories of Iraqi children who have been orphaned by the war. The art featured on the shirts were created based on email conversations between the artists here and the children in Iraq. 20 percent of the shirt proceeds are donated to Generation Iraq, a charity that provides for Iraqi orphans. They have two shirts available right now(one picture above). Its a good cause, I did not know they had email in Iraq?…..kidding
Fecal Face’s Manuel Bello inteviews José Parla, who has a show opening in New York November 6th. Good Stuff…
Suckadelic is in LA for the Suck Off Group Show featuring custom artist interpretation of his Sucklord 600 figure. Opening this Thursday, October 30th at Munky King, the show features one-of-a-kind custom Sucklord figures displayed in removable blister packaging complete with custom backing boards – a great look, almost as if these customs were off-the-shelf toys. The show is sponsored by Vinyl Pulse.
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Slow to the game, but in the game nonetheless, the cover of this month’s Art News features Shepard Fairey’s Warhol under the headline ‘Street Art Gets Hot’. There is a great article by Carolina A. Miranda, known to the internet as C-Monster and the requisite Jeff Koons piece. Pick it up where you pick up magazines.
oil on canvas 36inx48in
For his latest show The Secret History of Kiss at Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, Ron English has returned to his classical Kiss figures with eleven new Oil Paintings. Opening this Saturday, the show is a definite treat for any San Franciscan.
839 Larkin St between O’Farell & Geary
Tuesday – Saturday
12pm – 7pm
D&D All-Stars Cypher, 1, 2 Pass It, 1995
On top of having a show opening this Saturday at Iceberger in San Francisco, Alex Lukas has just created this timely print titled, Doom Time. In an edition of 50, the 22″ x 30″ two color screen print is on an off white, 250gsm archival Stonehenge paper. Only $40 and available here.
Finally everything you have been waiting for…Star Wars porn. The artist Miravi, created fully nude hardcore scenarios with all the women of Star Wars(extended universe included).It is NSFW. Where are the wookie girls? We cropped the images just enough to give you an idea (and tease).
photo (I typed in art market into google images)
Jerry Saltz breaks it down for New York Magazine.
Some of my favorites
“As for artists, too many have been getting away with murder, making questionable or derivative work and selling it for inflated prices. They will either lower their prices or stop selling. Many younger artists who made a killing will be forgotten quickly. Others will be seen mainly as relics of a time when marketability equaled likability.”
“I hope many of the speculators who never really cared about art will go away. Either way, money will no longer be the measure of success. It hasn’t made art better. It made some artists—notably Hirst, Murakami, Prince, and maybe Piotr Ukla´nski—shallower.”