Archive for December, 2006

Carsten Meier

December 29th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Believe me, you’ll like German photographer Carsten Meier’s photos of parking lots. They’ve never looked as pretty. Check out a few pages from his 2005 book Public Parking.

Peter Bjorn and John

December 29th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Now you’ll be whistling it too. Peter Bjorn and John’s Young Folks.


December 29th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

One of those days when I feel like my eyelashes need a trim.

Joachim Schulz

December 15th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Enjoy the silent surfaces of German artist Joachim Schulz’s photos. I’m especially taken with the lichtspiele series of cinema curtains. And also the idea of his aura series that documents spots in museums recently vacated by well-known artworks.

Jake and Dinos Chapman

December 8th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

The Guardian has a great interview with English artists Jake and Dinos Chapman. The article on the lads with loads of talent but no real taste includes this idea for a piece of public art:

Jake: Well we did put forward that giant pigeon sculpture for the plinth in Trafalgar Square.
Dinos: That shat porridge out its arse.
Jake: Mushroom soup, actually.
Dinos: So that it could feed the poor as well.

A retrospective of their work opens at the Tate Liverpool this month. See some more of their tasteless work here.

Aya Kondo

December 8th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

I’ve been saying it for years, woodcuts are so rock and roll. Tokyo artist Aya Kondo gets it. Her main art form is woodcarving and her work is strongly influenced by rock music. Her work strikes a chord with the Japanese urban youth. You can see a few of her woodcut prints right now at the Receiver Gallery in San Francisco.