Thoughtful Tuesday. Started in 1968 by Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar, Avalanche Magazine was an unfettered document of art for artists. It’s aim was to present the workings of the art world in an unfiltered, almost objective informative manner. Sharp and Béar’s magazine now stands in time as a tome of the pioneering conceptual artists of the 70’s. The 13 issues they published “read like a Who’s Who of the avant-garde.” Specific Object has collected all 13 issues into a bound limited-edition copy that is now available for pre-order only. If you’re a true conceptual art buff it would be smart to shell out some clams for this one.
The limited edition will sell at a staggered price rate, with the first 40 selling for $350; the second 20 for $450; the third 20 for $550; and the last 20 selling for $750.
A really quite humbling interview here on Shift, covering the process and extent of team labour and planning that goes into bringing those Selfridges creative window displays into fruition. For sure worth a read at some point this week.
A great collection of science fiction artists, old and new, curated by Kieran Kelly. Definitely worth checking out. Sci-fi-o-rama.com
In recent years, I have become quite fascinated with the boundless creature that is serigraphy, and in particular, silk-screened gig posters. Fellow hugger, Mike Williams, just returned from the gig poster mecca, Flatstock, and the stories and work he brought back has inspired me to spread my love for the art-form. So every week, for as long as the hug is alive and well, I will be highlighting a studio or designer that I feel deserves some credit for the amazing work they have been turning out.
For the week of March 29th, we have Mr. Scott Campbell. Campbell is a graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, and musician working and living in New Orleans. Truly inspiring work being released from his studio. Also, check out his other creations through his printing collective, Young Monster.
On my visit to Dubai’s Ayyem Gallery at the weekend, I came across a solitary piece by Palestinian artist Samia Halaby. After furiously scowling the net, I could only find this one piece (‘Unititled‘ – above) which most resembled the image of interest – one in many constituting a series entitled ‘New Abstract Constructions’. Both images have a very bold and graphic feel, and one gets the impression the Halaby’s art was ahead of it’s time in terms of blurring the boundaries between graphic and native abstract art – especially when presented against some of the more primitive pieces on display
We’ve already talked about Hedi’s work before, but I just recently came upon this photo blog/diary. It is quite ridiculous. Amazing photography through and through. And it really is an act of diligence. Have a look see as time permits.
We popped our heads around the door of the halcyongallery earlier this week to see the new collection of Bob Dylan paintings. They are based on drawings and sketches made while on the road during the period of 1989 – 1992. It officially opens today until early April. Worth a look.
Randomly ran into this nice microsite for a past MoMA exhibition of the work of Joan Miró. The interactive experience is well done and I ran into these extremely beautiful collages. Pretty stunning. Have a look see for yourself.
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backlit cucumber with search result for “backlit cucumber”
“… creates artwork with computers and online services, but also sometimes with his bare hands” and his web site is amazingly fun to browse.
Some pretty interesting installation, print and motion work from this fellow. Have a look see.
beautiful work. read afterall.org