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AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com Bad Boys October 23rd, 2013 You can fight the law, but you can’t fight a feeling. (submitted by Kat) Hookaween Celebrating Easter on Halloween is only the second thing questionable about this photo. LAURENT GIRARD: Statues of Central Park Robert Burns Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved The Falconer Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved Sir Walter Scott art, photography, and more… Last night saw the opening of LA graffiti artist RETNA’s Hallelujah World Tour in London and we at Hookedblog headed over to see if the show lived up to all the hype. The private view was held in the vast Old Dairy popup space in Bloomsbury tucked away in a little side street. Having previous [...] Yesterday at The Old Diary warehouse space, the LA graffiti artist RETNA (MSK-AWR crews) had his London exhibition after the one in New York of few months ago. “The Halleluja world tour” is supported by the duo Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld (the son of the ex Editor in Chief of Vogue Paris, Carine [...]

Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. Chiho Aoshima Using Bezier curves, Chiho Aoshima creates extraordinary worlds populated with ghosts, zombies, and teenage girls. Debuting in the art scene with no formal art training, Chiho Aoshima’s work transcends traditional techniques of representation. Aoshima uses computer software to create beautiful and erotic worlds of ghosts, demons, schoolgirls, and exquisite natural landscapes. Her work is printable on any surface; from canvas bags to giant wallpaper installations. Get the picture? Art in the brain of the beholder - 17 July 2012 Read full article Continue reading page |1|2|3 "My child could have done that!" Wrong – neuroaesthetics is starting to show us why abstract art can be so beguiling STANDING in front of Jackson Pollock's Summertime: Number 9A one day, I was struck by an unfamiliar feeling. What I once considered an ugly collection of random paint splatters now spoke to me as a joyous celebration of movement and energy, the bright yellow and blue bringing to mind a carefree laugh.

Documenting Street Art and Graffiti in print since 2006 StolenSpace Gallery presents ‘Rise and Fall’ a satirical solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Meggs. Following his residency and sold-out show at Inner State Gallery in Detroit last September, where he painted his largest mural to date at over 6,000 square feet, Meggs continues his perpetual fascination with dualism, urban decay, and finding beauty in tragedy. ‘Rise and Fall’ toys with current fractures in the social fabric of urban society, such as imploding over-indulgence, fallen idols, and the detriments of pop culture. Tao Liu TIME recently featured the brilliant work of Tao Liu, a 32-year-old street photographer based in Hefei, China. I’ve selected a bunch of my favourite images from his blog, below. Tao Liu’s Website Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom.

182, Haruki Murakami The author at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978. Haruki Murakami is not only arguably the most experimental Japanese novelist to have been translated into English, he is also the most popular, with sales in the millions worldwide. His greatest novels inhabit the liminal zone between realism and fable, whodunit and science fiction: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, for example, features a protagonist who is literally of two minds, and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, perhaps his best-known work outside of Japan, begins prosaically—as a man’s search for his missing wife—then quietly mutates into the strangest hybrid narrative since Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy. Murakami’s world is an allegorical one, constructed of familiar symbols—an empty well, an underground city—but the meaning of those symbols remains hermetic to the last. Murakami’s office sits just off the main drag in boutique-choked Aoyama, Tokyo’s equivalent of New York City’s SoHo.

Graffiti Current Issue On sale now at newsstands or on screen May 2014 - Issue #160 All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. Lisson Gallery Jason Martin effects oscillations between sculpture and painting, with the vigour of action painting but a controlled hand. He is perhaps best known for his monochromatic paintings, where layers of oil or acrylic gel are dragged across hard surfaces such as aluminium, stainless steel or Plexiglas with a fine, comb-like piece of metal or board in one movement, often repeated many times. Striations catch the light, their rhythmic textures suggestive of the ridges in a vinyl record, strands of wet hair, the grain of a feather – and whose titles flirt with association (Comrade, Amphibian, Corinthian). Martin does away with paint altogether in his wall-mounted casts of copper, bronze and nickel, whose surfaces are unctuous but frozen. In pure pigment works, vivid colour is applied to moulded panels, whose baroque contortions appear like an extreme close-up of a painter’s palette.

Blog - Page 1 - King Brown King brown Launch in NYC Posted by: Cleo on the 4th of December, 2015, 1 comment Posted in: kingbrown, launch, new york city It's going down, December 18 & 19 in New York City! Bitetime journal and exhibition One Day on Earth - filmed in every nation in one day by One Day on Earth On October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10), thousands of inspired individuals, representing every nation of the world, filmed their perspective and contributed their voice to a collaborative global film project. We amassed over 3,000 hours of footage on the day. Many filmed topics of beauty and culture, while others exposed us to challenges, both global and personal. Founded in 2008, ONE DAY ON EARTH is an online community, a video time capsule, and a media creation platform.

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