Seen via Osocio, guerilla signs that have been sprouting up around the U.S. Nice work!
These signs are spotted in the streets of Manhattan, Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia and Williamsburg USA. They are made by TrustoCorp, but who the people are behind this name is unknown. Very clever, some are hardhitting, others are hilarious. At least it will give passers something to think about.
Just when you thought Mike Kelley achieved all that was possible in the “soft sculptural” realm, here come artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor‘s 7-foot teddy bears, or, as she calls them in nightmare-friendly fashion, “No-names.” O’Connor currently has a show running at LA’s David Salow Gallery. Here’s a descriptive snip from the LA Weekly:
Imagine an alternate ending in which Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma, the Woodsman and the Big Bad Wolf join forces in a sewing circle to create an army of spawn from the detritus of the urban/industrial world encroaching on their simple way of life, and you might get an idea of what glares at passersby from the window of David Salow Gallery in Chinatown.
A huge collection of films by “other cinema” pioneer Lutz Mommartz is available at the Internet Archive. Music in the first clip is by a group called The Iceni about whom I can find no further info. Anybody ?
Maybe NSFW. Definitely uh, hot…
thx Tara !
Already sold unusual (to say the least!) Etsy item by Larriva:
Using the insides of a windup tin toy for the body, I sculpted the head to balance the weight. The head is sculpted in polymer clay and is painted in acrylic. The hair is wool.
Dude, make some more of these!
CRASH, the Gagosian Gallery‘s homage to J.G. Ballard opened in London last week. The show attempts to trace the Ballardian impact on such contemporary artists as Mike Kelley, Richard Prince, and Tacita Dean (above).
As a tie-in to the Gagosian show, Iain Sinclair, writing in today’s Guardian, offers up a wonderful account of his trip to Shepperton, where Ballard spoke of the art and artists that most inspired him. When it came to such things, Ballard was clearly a lucid, passionate speaker. You can get a rare glimpse of this yourself in the below, ‘93 interview from British television:
British artist Dave McKean—trust us, you know his work, including Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline” and Rolling Stones album covers— will be showing at the Billy Shire Fine Arts gallery in Culver City, with an opening reception on Saturday night. The show, “Nitrate and Kinogeists,” will display historically significant silent film posters, most of which have been thought lost, from the collection of Chicago-based antique and art dealer Century Guild, as well as McKean’s latest paintings from his current body of work, “Nitrate,” inspired by the silent era of cinema.
Billy Shire Fine Arts, Feb. 13, 7-10 p.m. “Nitrate and Kinogeists” runs through March 10.