Archive for February, 2006

Ernesto Neto

February 24th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has created a new work called The Malm

Deutsche B

February 19th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

The finalists for one of photography’s most important awards, the Deutsche B

Meggs in Melbourne

February 17th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Some great stencil graffitti from Meggs in Melbourne. Apparrently Australia’s second city is a stencil graffiti capital.

Knitted Digestive System

February 16th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

You know, for the couch. A Knitted Digestive System.

Andy’s Warh-Blog

February 13th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

It’s like 1977 again. Warh-Blog is a daily reposting of Andy Warhol’s diaries.

Martin Kippenberger

February 13th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

A huge restrospective of the late German artist Martin Kippenberger has just opened at the Tate Modern in London. And like other shows at the Tate, the accompanying website is not stingy on images and lets you go room to room looking at most of the works on the walls. For more, check out the Guardian’s Adrian Searle review where he dives into Kippenberger’s throwaway art of cheap one-liners, produced by a self-appointed enfant terrible who revelled in ham-fistedness. This is both true and false. Kippenberger’s whole career was a peripatetic stumble from one place to another, writes Searle.

Garbage Scout

February 11th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

One man’s trash is another’s google-map-mashup-celphone-enabled- community-reuse-website-entry.

Paula Scher: The Maps

February 11th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Paula Scher, graphic designer and partner of Pentagram Design in New York, also makes some terrifically dense map paintings. “Africa” has a parched black-and-gray palette; “South America,” Ms. Scher said, is “very sexy, in hot colors, with two ovaries on the sides.” See more of Sher’s maps online at the Maya Stendhal Gallery, NYC.

Greg Crewdson

February 9th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Nice NPR interview with photographer Greg Crewdson.

Konstam At The Prince Albert

February 9th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Chef Oliver Rowe will soon open a restaurant in London which will try to use only local ingredients produced from within the city’s perimeter M25 motorway. I have found a mushroom farm in East Ham, fish from the Thames, a fantastic farm with lamb and pigs at Amersham and an ostrich farm in southwest London, says Rowe. Although he might have to cheat on things like tea and coffee. And pepper and spices. Salt I can get from Essex.

Pillow Fight Club

February 9th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Just so you know, next Tuesday there’s going to be a big pillow fight downtown.

Rebecca Webb Carranza

February 7th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

The inventor of the modern tortilla chip, Rebecca Webb Carranza, has died at the age of 98. For a family party in the late 1940s, Carranza cut some of the discarded tortillas into triangles and fried them. A hit with the relatives, the chips soon sold for a dime a bag at her Mexican delicatessen and factory at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue in southwest Los Angeles.

Alec Soth

February 7th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Minnesota photographer Alec Soth spent five years working his way down the Mississippi river to Louisiana, taking pictures with an 8 x 10 camera. The series Sleeping by the Mississippi came out of it. You can see his most recent work at Gagosian in New York.

Chewing Gum Wrappers

February 7th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

66 pages of chewing gum wrappers from the 70s and 80s.

Sze Tsung Leong

February 2nd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

I really like photographer Sze Tsung Leong’s Horizon series. And his other series are pretty great too. Don’t miss History Images and Cities. More images at the Yossi Milo Gallery in NY.

Sarah Pickering

February 2nd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

British photographer Sarah Pickering takes photos of explosions.

No More Telegrams

February 2nd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

With little publicity an era has ended. You can no longer send a telegram through Western Union. Read more.