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Art crime: ‘Tagger’ REVOK arrested during appearance at graffiti gallery
11.23.2009
06:14 pm
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When a noted graffiti artist known as “REVOK” accepted an invitation to appear at an art gallery/graffiti supply store this weekend, being taken away in handcuffs was probably not what he was anticipating:

Jason Williams, 32, who was on probation and goes by the name REVOK, was appearing Sunday as the guest of honor at the 33rd Graffiti Art Store, said Sgt. Augie Pando of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The store was exhibiting Montana spray paint, a brand used by taggers, Pando said.

During a later search of Williams’ home, deputies found several hundred paint cans, a police badge and a fire extinguisher, Pando said. They also found a stolen detour sign and digital photos of his graffiti work on his phone.

“He’s being treated as a celebrity artist when in fact he’s breaking the law,” said Steve Whitmore, a sheriff’s spokesman.

Looks like the LAPD got their man without resorting to any CSI type moves here—perhaps Google works just as well as DNA testing in certain select cases.

Cross posting from Brand X

Posted by Richard Metzger
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11.23.2009
06:14 pm
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Kokofreakbean’s COMPUTER JESUS REFRIGERATOR - LOOP#2
11.20.2009
09:20 pm
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This is really amazing.

This one’s good, too:

 


I recommend checking out all this guy’s stuff. It’s supa dupa selexy. He calls himself Kokofreakbean.

Posted by Richard Metzger
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11.20.2009
09:20 pm
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“Empty L.A.” Photography Book by Matt Logue
11.20.2009
03:22 pm
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Boing Boing has an eerie post on Matt Louge’s new photo book “Empty L.A.” Matt Louge says: I just completed a self-published book depicting an uninhabited Los Angeles, and it got an honorable mention in the photography.book.now competition at blurb.com! The photos were made over a period of 4 years, beginning in 2005, at a variety of locations around LA.
 
(via Mark Frauenfelder over at Boing Boing)

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.20.2009
03:22 pm
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The Elton John: Hand-Painted Toilet Seat
11.19.2009
08:06 pm
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Size: each 15?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.19.2009
08:06 pm
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Scan Processor Studies: Super Trippy Video
11.19.2009
04:14 pm
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From Brian O’Reilly, one of the collaborators of the Scan Processor Studies:

Woody, Steina, Garth and I spent many nights screening works for moving images, playing music, and cooking, enveloped in the huge ghost town mood the ZKM’s kitchen took on at night. During this time there were passionate discussions about video synthesizers (mainly my love for the Sandin Image Processor), and how Steina’s VIOLIN POWER had a huge influence on Garth’s and my new series of works.

The source materials were generated by Woody using a Rutt-Etra Scan Processor in the 1970’s and sat on a shelf for years, having been recently digitized. Woody came into my studio one day and asked me if I would be interested in using them to work on a collaboration, and the project began from there…

Thanks Manuel Quiza!

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.19.2009
04:14 pm
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Autografik: Vintage Logos On Vehicles
11.19.2009
01:33 pm
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Jonathan Turner has created a new Flickr Pool dedicted to company logos on vehicles from the 60s and 70s. I really dig some of these designs.
 
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(via iGNANT)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.19.2009
01:33 pm
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The Bizarre Taxidermy Of Juan Cabana
11.18.2009
04:59 pm
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11.18.2009
04:59 pm
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Puppenklinik: Odd Dolls of Famous People
11.18.2009
12:13 pm
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Pope Benedictus
 
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From Lost At E Minor:

The latest innovation in the world of the puppet toys are the unsettling dolls of celebrities that are manufactured by the German company ?ج

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.18.2009
12:13 pm
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Paul Laffoley in Paris: Chasing Napoleon
11.18.2009
12:53 am
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If you live or find yourself in Paris this holiday season, you must visit the first big Paris show of artist Paul Laffoley at the Palais de Tokyo through Jan 17, 2010. There is also a new Laffoley poster from the event and it’s amazing, I got mine in the mail yesterday. Proceeds from the poster sales are 100% dedicated to the costs of completing photography and printing of the Paul Laffoley Catalogue Raisonne currently being put together by Douglas Walla at Kent Gallery in New York. There is a lot of work so it’s a huge undertaking that will be spread across several volumes. I think it’s what’s needed before the public at large finally catches on about what a genius we have in our midst.

You can buy a Paul Laffoley poster here. Makes a great Christmas present!

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The gallery at Palais de Tokyo.

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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11.18.2009
12:53 am
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Wonder Woman Sculpted From Wonder Bread
11.17.2009
02:53 pm
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Flickr user mleak stands next to her full-size sculpture of Wonder Woman, made from 11 (only 11?) bags of Wonder Bread. Slightly less hot than Lynda Carter… slightly. ComicsAlliance reports:

Somewhere on the grain-based Earth-9, the rolls and croissants of Breadmerica cried out for a vitamin-enriched warrior of peace and “Wonder?Ǭ

Posted by Jason Louv
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11.17.2009
02:53 pm
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