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Vintage Porn Logos
09.14.2009
01:26 pm

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PornoGraphics tribute to the unique font styling of the X-rated film world. It’s amusing to see this style become a legitimate design choice. That’s progress! Or something like that…

Via Nerdcore

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Brigitte Bardot and the Original Papparazzi: An Exhibition of Rare Original Photographs
09.11.2009
03:16 pm

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Fifty years ago, an Italian photographer named Tazio Secchiaroli became the symbol of a new generation of photographers. His nom de guerre was Paparazzo and he was the photographic bounty hunter of the Via Veneto in Rome in the 1950s. Secchiaroli was the first of the paparazzi, immortalised by Federico Fellini in his 1960 film La Dolce Vita. Calling himself an ?

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Ode To Natty Brooker, Artist For Spacemen 3 And Spiritualized
09.10.2009
07:29 pm

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Without making this the longer post I’m planning on Peter Kember and Jason Pierce, guiding lights, respectively, behind Spectrum and Spiritualized, and jointly behind my beloved Spacemen 3, it saddens me to read this about one of their artistic collaborators:

British artist Natty Brooker is debuting his life?

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Sold!  The Astounding “Blood Head” Of Marc Quinn
09.10.2009
04:52 pm

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Along with Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn belongs to that select group known, for better or worse, as The Young British Artists (YBAs).  While Hirst has his formaldehyde-dipped sharks, and Emin has her unmade beds, Quinn is perhaps best known for Siren, his solid-gold, wildly contorted statue of Kate Moss, of whom the artist calls, charmingly, a “cultural hallucination.” 

You can watch below as Quinn explains how, in creating Siren, he drew inspiration from a ‘70s museum trip to see Tutankhamun.  Okay, a Goldfingered Kate Moss is nice, but I’m more intrigued by the Quinn piece unveiled yesterday at London’s National Portrait Gallery:

Quinn has been making casts of his own head and creating models using his own frozen blood since 1991.  He has made a new one every five years to document how he is aging, but the first three are all overseas.  The gallery said the acquisition of the latest edition, made in 2006 and entitled “Self,” was a major addition to its contemporary collection.

“Quinn’s ‘Self’ is an outstanding acquisition—a major icon of contemporary British art, both startling and revealing,” said Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery.  The gallery paid 300,000 pounds for what it describes as an “unconventional, innovative and challenging” piece of art, bought using a grant from the Art Fund charity and other donations.

Quinn used about nine or 10 pints of blood for the artwork, which he said was all about pushing the boundaries.  “To me this sculpture came from wanting to push portraiture to an extreme, a representation which not only has the form of the sitter, but is actually made from the sitter’s flesh,” he said. “It only exists in certain conditions, in this case being frozen, analogous to me, with a person being alive.

 
London Gallery Acquires Blood Head

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Nick Brandt: A Shadow Falls
09.10.2009
03:44 pm

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Stunning monotone photographs of wildlife in Africa by photographer Nick Brandt.

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Assemblage Art by Birds
09.10.2009
01:29 pm

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The Vegetable Museum by Ju Duoqi
09.10.2009
12:55 pm

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Vegetable artist Ju Duoqi says,

In the summer of ?Ǭ

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Paint Drop Sculptures by Chis Dorosz
09.05.2009
11:15 pm

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Artist Chris Dorosz on his incredible sculptures:

imageOut of material discovery I began to regard the primacy of the paint drop, a form that takes shape not from a brush or any human-made implement or gesture, but purely from its own viscosity and the air it falls through, as analogous to the building blocks that make up the human body (DNA) or even its mimetic representation (the pixel).

With this in mind I?

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The Pink and Blue Projects
09.04.2009
12:00 am

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JeeongMee Joon’s ?

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Podiatrist Photographs World’s Most Endangered Flowers
09.03.2009
03:06 am

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Alisa Opar from Audubon Magazine says,

For the first time in nearly 70 years, an Amorphophallus titanum, dubbed the ?

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