Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This fall sees the publication from TASCHEN books: Arts & Architecture, 1945-54: The Complete Reprint. This collection of the magazines known for their residential Case Study program is awe inspiring. A hefty collection with a hefty price tag, this is a design lovers dream gift.
This collection comes with ten boxes, each containing a complete year’s worth of Arts & Architecture magazines from 1945–1954. The collection begins with the January 1945 announcement of the Case Study House Program. Also included is a supplement booklet with an original essay by former A&A publisher David Travers, available in English, German, French, and Spanish. Arts & Architecture 1945–54 will be followed in autumn 2009 by a second set, 1955–1967, bringing together all the existing issues of the modern era.
Purchase your copy here or find out more about the magazine on their website.
EVENT: SCARECROW book release with artist John Casey.
WHEN: Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 7-10pm
WHERE: Rowan Morrison Gallery
Oakland’s Rowan Morrison Gallery is hosting a book signing celebrating the release of Scarecrow, a collection of artist John Casey’s new drawings on Thursday October 30th.
Casey’s drawings are a carnival of the grotesque, depicting human bodies deformed by their own inner emotions. Inspired by his own fascination with “fictitious human morphology” and the expression of his inner psyche, Casey’s work exists as a study of how we might look if our physical state reflected our emotional one.
A perfect way to get into the spirit of Halloween, this reception will exhibit original drawings from the book. John Casey will be on hand to sign books and answer questions. Refreshments and candy will be available. This event takes place on Thursday October 30th from 7-10pm.
John Casey’s Scarecrow can be ordered directly from the publisher:
You can see more of John Casey's work at his website: http://www.bunnywax.com/
Starting today you can preorder your Big Vinyl Yeti through Gama-Go. This toy is beautifully rendered. Check out the development process through Vinyl Pulse. Take advantage of the presale and get a free tee shirt!
Also, today you can purchase the new mini figure Series II Scavengers by Katie Olivas (series 1 posted here).
Monday, October 27, 2008
Finally, the Commes des Garcons exclusive collection for H&M comes out in just a few weeks. You can purchase it at Tokyo stores November 8th and then select other stores around the world November 13th.
For more information check out the H&M press release and the entire collection online.
Sometimes I get lucky and don't have to look around like mad to find the newest coolest art. Sometimes it comes to me. The people over at L'Affiche Moderne found me and pointed me toward their e-shop. They have so many awesome exclusive prints available you'll be hard pressed to choose. Of course, prints are fairly inexpensive so why just choose one? The above prints are a few of my favorites including the last one by previously posted about Havec.
From the de Young website:
"In recent years, Lin has focused on a reconsideration of landscape in a time of ecological tension and change. This new body of work engages the issue of our fragile connection to the environment in timely and poetic ways."
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Vinyl Pulse is offering the exclusive Kathie Olivas Scavengers 2 Lainey and Fernando First Day Release figure (ed. of 300 pcs) from MINDstyle starting at 6PM Pacific on Friday October 24th for $25 each. This special edition figure is a blank version of the Series 2 chase -- a collaboration between Kathie and her husband Brandt Peters. It comes with a special white FDR box sleeve and will only be available on Friday. At the stroke of midnight, it's history and will not be available at retail again. These will be strictly limited to one per household. Get yours at Vinyl Pulse Exclusives.
Cai Guo-Qiang - http://www.caiguoqiang.com/
On November 1, 2008, Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1], the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States, will open to the public in museums, historic buildings, and found sites throughout New Orleans. Check out their website for more information including a list of the artists exhibiting and locations of exhibits.
Richard Prince was born in 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone and lives and works in upstate New York. Mining images from mass media, advertising and entertainment since the late seventies, Prince has redefined the concepts of authorship, ownership, and aura. Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, in collaboration with Gagosian Gallery, is pleased to present a new series of work by Richard Prince. This will be the artist's first exhibition at Galerie Patrick Seguin, which focuses on 20th century furniture and architecture. This show opens today and goes through November 29, 2008.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Jess is another great artist and craftsman that lives and works in San Francisco. She creates these beautiful, fun, and whimsical creatures that reflect the city she lives in and Guam, the city she came from. You can buy her stuff online through her Etsy shop.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Miss Van has new prints and a new postcard set available at her shop Princesas Market. She also has a solo show coming up at Upper Playground's gallery Fifty24SF in San Francisco the end of this year.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Vote For Survival is a call to action, a reminder of what is really important as this election nears.
Original papercuts will also be exhibited including artwork from the 2009 calendar “Wake Up”, book covers, and new work inspired by the summer of berries and boats.
Check out her online shop as well.