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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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Artist Maira Kalman's Union Square Cafe Illustrations
After 30 years at the corner of 16th Street and Union Square West, Danny Meyer's celebrated first-ever restaurant, Union Square Cafe, has shifted a few blocks over—the result of his second 15-year-long lease coming to an end and an accompanying price...
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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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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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Playful Illustrated Maps From Heretic and Kingdom Collective
With the saturation of Google Maps, Apple Maps and apps like Citymapper, the visualization of physical spaces is no longer much of an artistic process. Instead, it’s usually just a question of pure functionality. This leaves the field wide open...
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Best of CH 2015: Interviews
The only thing that sometimes fascinates us more than innovation and exploration within the arts and sciences happens to be the people behind such change. While we can never fully understand how another person's brain works, speaking with great thinkers...
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Best of CH 2015: Studio Visits
While we will never be able to step into the minds or imaginations of artists, designers and artisans, we can enter their studios: little (though, sometimes not so little) windows into how they draw inspiration, execute ideas and ultimately make something...
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The Daub Creative Workbook
When David Bennett’s son had to stay at the King’s College Hospital in London back in 2013, the British branding agency director began thinking about how he and others in the creative industry could help children admitted to hospital wards, and...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Hello! Selfie Miami Like a real-life Tumblr page, artist, author and feminist Kate Durbin created "Hello!Selfie Miami," a performance piece that occurred last week during Miami Art Week. The response to a man's attack on Durbin's piece about...
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Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons
Over its 224 pages, the stunning Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons displays what occurs when high fashion and art collide. From the surreal lobster dress by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí to the...
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Unmade + It’s Nice That Collection
In the two and half years since its founding, London’s Unmade Studio has already made an impact on the UK fashion scene. Unmade and its collaborators make original knitwear designs, using industrial knitwear machines and the studio’s own computer...
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Arthur Buxton’s "Colourstory" Show and App
At the recent Rooms Festival in Bristol, UK, one of the rooms was slightly hidden away from the others. Visitors had to wander down a long corridor and then up a winding staircase to get to the festival’s gallery space, which—unlike most of the...
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"Sundown, A Compilation of Mellow Hits" Painting
NYC-based Todd "REAS" James' oil on canvas "Sundown, A Compilation of Mellow Hits" (2015) encompasses all that we love about the artist's current work. His sexy subject, bright color palette and sparing use of black lines makes this painting look like...
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Dear Art Collector Handkerchief
For the past three decades, anonymous gorilla-mask-bearers Guerrilla Girls have been protesting gender and racial discrimination in politics, art, culture and more—all with a sense of down-to-earth humor. Bringing the street activism right into the...
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Ouija Board
Beach London and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic recently commissioned seven artists to design their dream Ouija Boards (which were then etched and laser-cut by Clear Cut Creation) and the results are sweet but spooky. One of the standouts is London...
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Gorman + Camille Walala Collaboration
Talented East London-based artist (and CH favorite) Camille Walala has just teamed up with another brand, for yet another colorful and spirited collaboration. This time, Walala has joined forces with Australian clothing label, Gorman—founded in...
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Le Sonneur's Love Letters
"I am at your door, almost in your home. I play with these limits and I begin a gentle intrusion," Le Sonneur tells us. Rather than the beginning of a psychological thriller, these words seem to be proof that street art can be poetic. The anonymous...
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Studio Visit: Conceptual Artist Dove Bradshaw
by Natasha Tauber In the live/work space artist Dove Bradshaw shares with her partner of 41 years, artist William Anastasi, every sightline is assembled in deference to her eye and the couple's evolving artistic harmonies. Dense pockets of books...
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The Broad Museum, LA
Situated directly across from Frank Gehry’s masterful Walt Disney Concert Hall lies the latest addition to LA's line-up of art institutions, The Broad (pronounced as "brode"). The 120,000-square-foot space was built from a $140 million gift by Eli...
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2015 New York Art Book Fair
The 10th anniversary edition the New York Art Book Fair, hosted by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, felt more focused and streamlined than ever, yet still featured over 370 booksellers, publishers, artists and institutions from 28 countries...
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Sincerely Yours Vase
Case Studyo enlisted California-based artist Steve Harrington for the playful "Sincerely Yours" vase. Dotted with characters shaped like yin-yangs, the curvy vase is a delightfully light-hearted take on the spiritual symbol—yet also an apt one, as...
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