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Truth in Advertising: An Artist’s Statement from Charlotte Young
06.22.2011
11:08 am

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I thought this was clever. It deserves to go viral.

I’d certainly rather see more work from Charlotte Young than I would Tracey Emin…

 
Thanks, Brian Braun!

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Miles Davis talks about his art on Nile Rodgers’ ‘New Visions’


 
The great Nile Rodgers has started uploading clips from his old TV show New Visions to his new YouTube account. This short clip gives a fascinating insight into the artwork made by Miles Davis, of which there is an example above, called “The Kiss”.

Here Miles talks candidly about the shapes and colours in his work and what they mean to him, in his wonderfully gravelly voice. It all seems very sexual. The only downside is that this video is agonisingly short - Nile, if you have the full length version of this episode then you HAVE to put it online for the whole world to see!
 

 
Bonus!
Another clip from New Visions, this time featuring guitarists John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Robert Fripp and more:
 

 
Previously on DM:
Nile Rodgers: Walking On Planet C
Nile Rodgers dishes the dirt on Atlantic Records
Miles Davis Quintet skateboards
Miles Davis: Louis Malle’s ‘Elevator To The Gallows’ recording session

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‘Ism Ism’: Manuel De Landa’s deviant art meets the New York Dolls


 
Once thought lost, but recently found and restored by Anthology Film Archives, artist/philosopher Manuel De Landa’s Super 8 Ism Ism captures his truly inspired collage mutations of New York City subway ads during the mid-to-late 70s. Slicing and dicing the perfect faces of models into deviant ghouls, Ism Ism turns the homogenate into the ripening rot of nightmares.

“Bad Girl” and “Subway Train” by the New York Dolls is the perfect soundtrack to De Landa’s animated subterranean monstrosities.
 

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Eerie 1978 video for Suicide’s ‘Frankie Teardrop’
06.18.2011
08:26 pm

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In 1978, the founders of D.I.Y. magazine Art-Rite, Edit deAk and Mike (Walter) Robinson, collaborated with video artist Paul Dougherty in creating this eerie film and video montage for Suicide’s “Frankie Teardrop” in which ordinary images are suffused with dread.

“Frankie Teardrop” is a homicidal Punk epic. It’s a working-class ballad about Frankie who’s working from nine to five and can’t survive. His solution is to kill off his family and then himself. But it’s not done in an angry way. It’s done in a frustrated way so the film implies this frustration.”  Edit deAk

Shards of New York in the 1970s flutter like the wings of dying birds.
 

 

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Exquisite embroidered portraits by Daniel Kornrumpf
06.17.2011
11:45 am

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Daniel Kornrumpf‘s embroidered portraits on linen are truly unbelievable. His work is reminiscent of the great Chuck Close, but employing such unorthodox materials. I’m blown away by the detail in his stitches and the way he’s able to mimic brush strokes.

I wonder how long it takes him to make one of these?


 
More of Daniel Kornrumpf’s portraits after the jump…

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Cutting a new disc
06.17.2011
08:44 am

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Alvaro Arteaga

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45 rpm Deli byAlvaro Arteaga.
 
Via Bitchville
 

 

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Porn without the porn
06.16.2011
07:37 am

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Artist Von Brandis’ rather unusual hobby is to take vintage 70s porn images and replace the naughty bits with white silhouettes. He has a whole Flickr set dedicated to the concept of “porn without porn” which you can view at Художник Von Brandis. His images remind me a lot of Diesel’s 2009 SFW XXX video campaign.


 
More after the jump…

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Alan Moore portrait by Frank Quitely


 
Fantastic portrait of comics magus Alan Moore by Frank Quitely. If you click here, you can see a much larger version of the piece and you’ll notice that Quitely did a “Hirschfeld” and wove titles from Moore’s oeuvre into his beard.

Below, an amusing segment with Moore from Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle as they discuss the truth about Winston Churchill…
 

 
Via Agent M Love Tacos

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The Shittiest Record Sleeve Of All Time Award goes to…


 

 

 
Limp Bizkit, for their upcoming album Gold Cobra. But to make things interesting for you, dear readers, guess which one of these three efforts it is?

You can leave your answers in the comments section.

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Smart handmade clock
06.15.2011
02:22 pm

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Redditor Harry20larry posted this insanely awesome handmade clock he built himself. Harry20larry says he got the idea “from a design blog I found on stumble upon, apart from they used only 4 clocks.”  He also says he purchased the center piece at Contemporary Heaven.

(via reddit)

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