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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Sophina DeJesus' Viral Gymnastics Routine With her teammates cheering her every step (and leap) of the way, UCLA's Sophina DeJesus (a 21-year-old sociology major) has performed a super-playful and very viral gymnastics routine that has the...
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JR's "Can Art Change the World?"
French street artist and activist JR posed a loaded question on stage in 2011, when he was awarded the $100,000 TED Prize: can art change the world? A book of the same name, published by Phaidon and made in close collaboration with JR, gives one of...
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Matthew Porter's "Four False Starts" Exhibition
Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Porter is part of a large group of contemporary artists pushing the boundaries of traditional photographic techniques and blurring the lines of digital and film manipulation. What sets Porter apart, however, are his calculated...
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Robbie Thomson’s Spectacular XFRMR (Transformer)
Imagine the spectacle of a summer thunderstorm—with its smell of ozone, flashes of lightning and the charge of electricity in the air. What if you could somehow control the power of the lightning and harness it to create an artificial performance...
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London’s Condocomplex Hybrid Exhibition
Going to an art gallery is an experience that skeptics thought would become less and less popular, as people increasingly use the internet as their main source for art discovery. Instead, the ease with which audiences—not to mention galleries themselves...
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London Art Fair 2016: Wood
Wandering the stands within the London Art Fair, which has returned to the British capital for its 28th edition this January, consistently delivers an eye-opening experience. As usual, the show features an abundance of contemporary and modern British...
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Politicians Make Me Sick Skateboard
The top of this skateboard has a natural wood finish, but the underside is all Shrigley. The British artist has, in his trademark style, embellished the deck with a simple illustration and a no-nonsense statement. Along with a green-faced man vomiting...
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Johan Deckmann's Imaginary Book Titles
Much of Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann’s work has the graphic (not to mention internet-friendly) appeal of text-based art, yet it manages to be both thought-provoking and poetic, as well as visually arresting. Most striking, his made-up...
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"Joining the Dots" at Lumiere, London
Old mining town Durham, in northeast England, may perhaps best be known for its university and for the light festival that the city plays host to every other year. The festival, called Lumiere, is produced by Artichoke, an organization that specializes...
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Perpetual Wall Calendar
Designed in 1987 by Dan Resigner, this perpetual wall calendar never gets old. It features the bright and bold blocks of color often seen in Reisinger’s artworks. The plastic and PVC calendar encourages owners to start their day with the meditative...
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Alligator Freedom Ride Flag
Part of Melbourne-based artist Sean Morris' "Cosmic Dread" (2015) series comes the digitally printed "Alligator Freedom Ride" flag—in a new minty colorway. With a mustached man and a woman (brandishing a sword) riding an alligator-bodied motorbike...
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Xavier Schipani: What is I to You?
Xavier Schipani, an artist who currently calls Austin, Texas home, will be returning to his native East Coast for a solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery's Brooklyn location. Though Schipani's older work can mostly be found in black and white...
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Japanese Art and Design
Japan’s illustrious history of design permeates nearly every aspect of its modern culture. Centuries of painstaking craftsmanship—combined with an unparalleled attention to detail and ancient traditions steeped in ritual and honor—have given way to...
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Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Skateboard
Made in collaboration by The Skateroom and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, these bright and bold skateboards feature Warhol's infamous Campbell's soup cans in eight different colorways. Not only does MoMA Store offer fast shipping...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sharon Gauci's Colorful Picks
Who better than a color expert with great style to share some favorite colorful gifts? Our friend Sharon Gauci leads the global color and trim design team at GM and travels the world with her eyes on trend and hues. A recent conversation with her led...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Banksy's New Steve Jobs Artwork Confronts Refugee Stigmas Located on a wall inside the Calais refugee camp, Bansky's latest piece features the image of late Apple founder Steve Jobs and aims to confront the stigma that refugees drain countries...
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Forge de Laguiole Pocket Knife
Philippe Starck’s Forge de Laguiole pocket knife is both a useful tool and (quite literally) a work of art. First displayed at the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s “Art of Living in France: 1789 to 1989” exhibition and later accepted into the MoMA’s permanent...
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