9.29.2009

Dean Rogers . Death Drive

-the exhibition is at Wapping Project, London (Oct 4 - Nov 1)

"an exhibition of photographs by Dean Rogers that shows the places where nine of our cultural heroes were killed in car crashes... Rogers took the images on the anniversary of the deaths, at the exact moment they occurred, and in the precise position the car was before impact. Whereas some of the final photographs are rendered atmospheric by darkness, many reveal the rather banal landscape witnessed by the subjects in the final seconds before their deaths."

Jackson Pollock, August 11, 1956

James Dean, September 30, 1955


Marc Bolan, September 16, 1977


Helmut Newton, January 23, 2004

Albert Camus, January 4, 1960

Princess Diana, August 31, 1997


Ari Marcopoulos :: A Survey of 30 Years at Berkeley Art Museum






"In 1979 Dutch born photographer Ari Marcopoulos migrated to New York City, quickly submerging himself in the downtown art scene. Sill in his twenties, Marcopolous found work printing photographs for Andy Warhol, and then as a studio assistant to photographer Irving Penn. He credits these early experiences with teaching him that anything is worth taking a picture of, as well as the importance of technical skill and a simple approach. These dual virtues are clearly evident throughout the body of work on view in Within Arm’s Reach, Marcopoulos’ first U.S. mid-career museum survey, which opened this week at The Berkeley Art Museum."
-Images and description via The Art Collectors

Promo for SHOWSTUDIO (NSFW)



for more info go to SHOWstudio

Blu . Mural at Deitch Studios

BLU in New York from Charles le Brigand on Vimeo.

Mike Giant . Walrus TV

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman . Trailer

Visual Acoustics from wes on Vimeo.

9.27.2009

John Berryman Interview & Dream Song 14


(John Berryman interviewed by Al Alvarez in 1967, Dublin)(He reads Dream Song 14 at 4:25)
Dream Song 14
Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.
After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns,
we ourselves flash and yearn,
and moreover my mother told me as a boy
(repeatingly) "Ever to confess you're bored
means you have no
Inner Resources." I conclude now I have no
inner resources, because I am heavy bored.
Peoples bore me,
literature bores me, especially great literature,
Henry bores me, with his plights & gripes
as bad as Achilles,

who loves people and valiant art, which bores me.
And the tranquil hills, & gin, look like a drag
and somehow a dog
has taken itself & its tail considerably away
into the mountains or sea or sky, leaving
behind: me, wag.

9.20.2009

Where the Wild Things Are - Featurette with Maurice Sendak


Besides dr. seuss and the three little pigs this is one of the only other books I remember reading as a child. Of course I had remembered it much differently: mainly blissful dancing, dramatic adventure, and the narration being much longer. I had created the story out of the ideals and imaginations of a child. Now that I have re read it because I mistakenly thought I forgot what it was about, it has diminished to something as simple as a child being scolded and thinking in his room.
This is the beauty of nostalgia.

Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression

9.19.2009

Paul Rand Conversations

This came in the mail today:

-its like 50 pocketsize pages with lots of graphics.
buy it and read it if you want to learn about design.
Rand's more famous designs are logos for IBM, ABC, UPS, and Enron

-after being shunned by Moholy-Nagy for not reading art criticism,
Rand started to become fascinated by Dewey

9.16.2009

Walrus TV: Interview with Brian Barneclo of Spare Paint and Joe


"Spare Paint is a two-part series that features San Francisco artists David Choong Lee and Brian Barneclo as they engage two homeless men panhandling the rush hour traffic. They offer their talents to paint new, visually striking cardboard signs. In Part One, we meet Joe, a Vietnam Veteran denied retirement benefits, as he shares his story of what it's like to live on the streets and how he ended up there. Watch the interview from Walrus TV below..."

Biennale de Lyon


more info about the biennale

Grizzly Bear music videos

Two Weeks

While You Wait For The Others

this isn't grizzly bear, but i thought this was a sick video...
White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes

9.15.2009

Wallpaper guest editors Lagerfield and Starck

designers Lagerfeld(fashion) and Starck(product) collaborate together to for recent wallpaper issue


"starck's uses three pieces of transparent tracing paper, when used together form
a solid image. lagerfeld's features a new sort of peelable film that allows readers to pull
back the cover to reveal another image underneath."
pictures from designboom
Lagerfield's recent Dom Perignon campaign



-it seems like starck doesn't give a shit about design anymore; last time he was at ted, Starck talked about how design could benefit humanity. now he thinks inventing new products as consumerist and unhealthy. Personally I think design can save ecology, cities, sustainability, culture. This is obviously a more macro scheme of design and not product design. -nonetheless, the man is still brilliant

Where Are You Go Trailer

NEW BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL TRAILER

-new trailer for new tour dates/locations . BFF is hitting Europe, Australia, Japan

Sol LeWitt

-this is great because it is art and because it makes taking public transportation that much more enjoyable

"A giant tiled wall of jewel-toned loops and curves — one of the last commissions by the Conceptual artist Sol LeWitt — was unveiled in the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last week. And while its title — “Whirls and Twirls (MTA)” — may sound more like an amusement park ride than an artwork, the eye-popping palette and monumental scale are bolder than most of the art in the subways, a surprising visual jolt for the estimated 69,000 commuters who use the station every day."
NYT

Dr. D

-promoting democracy with art in the streets

Frank O'Hara - Having A Coke With You