Archive for December, 2006
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.
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.