Wednesday, November 26, 2008
When I was a kid my mother gave me an old typewriter that had been in our family since the 20's or 30's. It was one of my favorite things. I haven't thought about it in a while, then I was checking out Three Potato Four and noticed they have a few refurbished vintage typewriters and I swooned. After more research I found another great site that has tons of amazing vintage and antique typewriters. A great thing to collect considering how obsolete the technology is these days.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tonight Tiny Showcase is releasing a limited number of signed editions of Corace's Hansel and Gretel, as well as an unsigned edition of prints of the newest Craftland illustration that will be available until the day of Craftland's opening: December 5th.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Shag also has a solo show at Jonathan LeVine that opens tonight. I've had mixed feelings about Shag's work. I think I was just getting a little bored with the same old same old. While checking out his new work I found a couple of things that got me really excited. Shag is doing a limited edition artist series wallpaper for Curio (so is Shepard Fairey and Adam Wallacavage). Also included in his new show is a few hand carved hand painted wood sculpture fish. I wish I could go check them out in person.
Tonight is the opening of Stephan Doitschinoff‘s solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC. If you can't make it to the opening and book singing tonight you can grab your copy of his book Calma here.
The title Calma is not only Stephan Doitschinoff‘s alias as a graffiti writer, but also the abbreviation of “con alma” (c’alma) in Latin, meaning “with soul”. His emblematic metaphoric imagery feeds off
folklore, pagan and alchemistic symbolism and contemporary pop culture. Doitschinoff composes spectacular murals and applies his extraordinary talent to emblazon houses, churches and walls in rural cities in his South American homeland.
November 22nd—December 20th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 22nd, 7pm—9pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Here's what the artist has to say about it: "These stamps were inspired by various elements surrounding the culture of the countries, including the Swiss-born color theorist Johannes Itten, old French Tarot cards, the Brazilian boardwalk Copacabana, German designer Otl Aicher, Mayan patterns, the Swiss Alps, sweater patterns, and op artist Victor Vasarely."
Friday, November 21st, 2008, 6-9 PM
(on display through December 2008)
Needles + Pens
3253 16th St., San Francisco, CA., 94103
Wander-lust ridden graffiti artist, Other, has scrawled, spray-painted, and pasted his beautiful, highly detailed, and often solemn-faced characters on the walls and doorways of buildings around the world. His work has mysteriously appeared in such distant places (far from his native Canada), as, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Bucharest, Fez, and Lima, Peru. However, it is on the elusive freight trains of the extensive North American railroad system that the majority of his imagery is on display. It is a rare treat to have a large collection of the artist’s work assembled in one location.
Artist website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/other/
Monday, November 17, 2008
Domestic is a French housewares company that features many of my favorite artists and designers work from wall murals and stickers to dishes and mirrors. You can purchase these items online through the website. Listed are a few of my favorites. nagi noda jeremyville tado rinzen jon burgerman
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Also, if you're in the market for a home in Texas outside of Austin my mother also does real estate. ;)
I ran across Katy Horan's work today. I love her work. The graphic style, the imagery, the colors, and her materials all speak to me. She has an Etsy shop that doesn't have any work available right now but you can find a limited edition print of hers available through Little Paper Planes.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
2 big art events are coming up next month in Miami, Aqua Art Miami and Pulse Miami.
Aqua Art Miami is based on the west coast USA, and fair organizers have made it their mission to promote innovative programming in their region as well as the greater USA and abroad, with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging artist programs. Approximately half of the galleries are from Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, with the remainder being from a wide range of other cities. Check out their great list of exhibitors here.
Aqua Art is December 3-7, 2008
Held annually in New York and Miami, PULSE presents leading international galleries and artists showcasing the latest movements in contemporary art in powerful architectural environments designed to serve both seasoned and emerging collectors.
The Fair, which was conceived to bridge the gap between established and alternative art fairs, has enjoyed tremendous success in both Miami and New York, and this past year brought 40 exciting and innovative established and emerging galleries to London.
The format of PULSE is based on an exclusive selection of galleries exhibiting contemporary art invited by the PULSE Invitational Committee which is comprised of international dealers, advisors and curators. The fair was created to provide a friendly and intimate context for visitors and exhibitors alike. You can see Pulse's list of exhibitor's here.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
With Friends Like These
November 8 - December 3, 2008
Reception: Saturday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Giant Robot Gallery
437 East 9th Street Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) | grny.net
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social movements. Their website is not just a place to shop, but also a destination to find out about current events in radical art and culture. One of my favorite urban artists is featured in their shop and is a collaborator in the collective, Swoon.
Speaking of Swoon, a new piece of hers went up right by my house. I'll try to remember to go take a picture of it this weekend. It's a beautiful piece commemorating Dia De Los Muertos.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Opening this weekend at SFMOMA and running through January 25 of next year is a new exhibit by Martin Puryear.
Made from a variety of natural materials — including wood, tar, rawhide, and stone — Martin Puryear's distinctive sculptures combine modernist geometry with international craft traditions. Influenced by woodworking, basketry, and construction techniques, the pieces at times resemble familiar objects. By blending cultural references, however, Puryear avoids fixed associations of time and place. This major retrospective charts the artist's career from his first solo show in 1977 to the present. SFMOMA's presentation includes a special installation in the Haas Atrium including Ladder for Booker T Washington (1996), made from a 36-foot-long split sapling, and Ad Astra (2007), a 63-foot-tall work that rises to the museum's fifth-floor bridge.