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Botanical Art

June 30, 2009

Art from MAKOTO AZUMA.

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Sushi Please

Issey Miyake makes the most beautiful sushi ever.

[via Trend.Land]

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Lubalin Archives

Nice flickr set of material from the Herb Lubalin Archive at Cooper Union. The man was a master of contrasting hairlines with fat stems. Photos by Justin Thomas Kay.

Also, interesting to see this sketch Lubalin did for MTV:

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Neverland

June 26, 2009

Two images of Jordan Wolfson’s Neverland. Michael Jackson’s eyes from his “Live from Neverland Ranch” broadcast have been isolated and placed on a background taken from a pixel sampled from his skin. Interestingly, the color of the background in the image on the artist’s site (bottom) is different from that on his gallery’s (top).


Jordan Wolfson, Neverland, 2001, 4 minutes

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Boiled egg cross section

June 23, 2009


Found here.

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Blind Carbon Copy

June 10, 2009

Jon and Andrew’s new show in NYC features some amazing artists and artworks. From the press release:

Common Space presents a 5 day group exhibition with artists Andrew Kuo,Sebastian Kim, Jon Santos, Milano Chow, Deanne Cheuk, Saiman Chow,Masayo Kishi, Yuh-Shioh Wong, and Confetti System.

Location: 179 Canal Street, 2nd FloorHours: Noon- 6pm“Blind Carbon Copy” is a sly appropriation of a day’s corporate drama. Narrativeaction item: Global media conglomerate headquartered in New York Citycommissions program bringing to the table ethnic diversity. Visionary programshall jam the culture inbox, host panel discussions, culminate with cutting edgeart exhibition in midtown corporate lobby. Month of June: the Asians. Globalconglomerate enlists core competency to brain dump Asian American artists tohang their art in beige hallways of media triumphalism. Eleventh and a half hourdivision head issues the disintermediate: Shut it down.

At the end of the day refers to what happened during the day – what got dealt,what got salvaged, what got tossed out. At the end of the day, “Blind CarbonCopy” re- shuffles the deck to communicate an elliptical difference, even as thatdifference opposes clear definable equalities. The featured works vary fromfashion photography to drawing, sculpture, graphic art and video. Much of theseartists works deploy a detachment of assimilative meaning. Genres of ethnicity, commercial, fine art start to slope from fulfillment ofdistinction to interrelations, intricacies and contradictions of meaning, a ghostwithout a host gliding past various check points of identity.

Exhibition hosted by Margaret Lee.
Organized by Common Space.

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Fashion from the East

Images have surfaced from an underground fashion scene in East Germany in the early 80′s. Considered a lifeless, drab and highly policed country at the time, the photos of the period show a different style of life.

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Cardboard duvet

Printed sheets that look like cardboard. A portion of the proceeds from this project will go to a homeless foundation in the Netherlands.

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Most Valuable Puppets

Trip up to the Frye in Seattle to see the Puppet Show. CJ’s Puppet Conference was on view as was Pierre Huyghe’s ‘This is not a time for dreaming’ (2004), an exploration of “puppet opera.”


Rirkrit on the right. I got busted for taking these — apparently puppets are people, too.


Still from ‘This is not a time for dreaming.’


Warhol’s puppets of Richard Nixon and LBJ.

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Christopher Wool

Spent some time going through Wool’s website last night. Surprised by what a thorough online archive he’s established. His “East Broadway Breakdown” photo series always sparks a touch of nostalgia.


Apocalypse Now, 1988


Trouble, 1990


Untitled, 1993


East Broadway Breakdown, 2002

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