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Georgia Perry's Festive Designs
Whatever the holidays mean to you—be it celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Festivus, eating too much, or something else—Georgia Perry's delightfully colorful greeting cards do well to match the mood of the season. From geometric Christmas...
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Studio Visit: Sculptor Matt Kinney
by Janine M. Stankus In the sun-splayed parlor of his partially renovated 1850s home, Matt Kinney’s artwork mingles with tools of his craft. Paint buckets, sliced and with wood medallions at their mouths, lean beneath a bench strewn with chisels...
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Jean Jullien's "US"
French-born, London-based illustrator and Cool Hunting favorite, Jean Jullien has returned to London’s Kemistry Gallery with new exhibition “US.” Like much of Jullien’s work, the title itself is humorous and has a double meaning, seemingly referring...
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"Pop-Up Op-Art: Vasarely" by Philippe UG
Victor Vasarely is widely recognized as the grandfather of Op-Art, the short-lived but highly impactful movement that brought optical illusion to the canvas and sculpture. Seemingly contemporary because of its computational element and use of high...
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Yule Log 2.014
Just in time for the holidays, New York-based animation director and illustrator Daniel Savage is once again rethinking the iconic yule log through a series of digital shorts. Exactly one year ago Savage launched Yule Log 2.0, showcasing the work...
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Rise Art
Online art purveyors Rise Art offer affordable works by a variety of artists, that you can either rent or purchase. Also, with every piece sold, Rise Art sends a personal art supply kit to a child in the hospital (sharing supplies is often verboten...
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Ever Yours
Much of what we know about the Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh in fact, comes straight from the artist himself. A new book from Yale University Press highlights 265 (from a collection of over 800) of Van Gogh's written letters, giving the...
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Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut's Andy Warhol Art Exchange
As the grandfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and his legacy are those of appropriation. Already canonical, his images become increasingly powerful the more they are repeated and translated into new mediums. For their latest collaboration, Absolut is...
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A Profile of Artist Mac Premo
Brooklyn-based Mac Premo aptly self-identifies as an artist and a "stuff-maker." Peering into his studio reveals that the latter is surely a description he lives up to on a daily basis. Premo recently invited Dutch filmmaker Bas Berkhout (now based...
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The Haas Brothers Volume 1
With wildly imaginative designs and an eye for material, The Haas Brothers have been redefining home decor, art and furniture since 2010. Whether they're tackling sexuality, science fiction or wild animals across vases, benches and lamps, each piece...
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Mother Pigeon’s Outstallation
Mother Pigeon's rapture with New York City's indigenous wildlife has led to a course of activism, through art and public installations. The artist, known to her human companions as Tina Piña Trachtenburg will debut a gregarious Flash Flock, designed...
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Erwin Olaf: Volume II
Netherlands-born photographer Erwin Olaf is internationally famed for his mysterious and moody imagery—from hyper-posed, traditionally inspired portraits and still lifes to the seemingly creepy and voyeuristic. His photos create a strong sense of...
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John Alcorn: Evolution by Design
by Eva Glettner At his untimely death in 1992, John Alcorn left behind a storied legacy as an illustrator and graphic designer. From his start at famed Push Pin Studios with Milton Glaser to apprenticing with Lou Dorfman at CBS, Alcorn pushed boundaries...
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Ai Weiwei: @Large
The throng arrived early and in large groups for the first departure of the day to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 in San Francisco. After ferry-goers disembarked boat, it was clear who was there to see political dissident Ai Weiwei’s new show, @Large...
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Exploring Words and Destruction with "Extracts"
by Jorge Grimberg Currently on view at New York's No Romance Galleries is "Extracts," an exhibition curated by Tim Strazza that features work by three artists on one common theme: the exploration of negative space through paper, words and deconstruction...
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XXL Art: When Artists Think Big
Love it or hate it, large-scale art does exactly what art is meant to do: to provoke a thought and maybe even knock the norm on its ass. "XXL Art: When Artists Think Big" by Elea Baucheron showcases jumbo installations like Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate...
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Beijing Artist Kong Kong Wei
Kong Kong Wei loves drawing. Since childhood, her father encouraged her to pursue the passion—taking her to art exhibitions and covering the walls of their home with scenes from her fairytale world. Her dedication to drawing brought her to study...
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François Meyer's Portraits D'Artistes
When admiring art, many of us dream of the lives behind the pieces: glamorous, tortured, a life of creation. Even before this current age of voyeurism, not only did artists' work draw the public eye, so did their lives. At the crossroads of this...
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Grant Nimmo: Dreams That I've Thrown Down the Hall
With his latest Australian exhibition "Dreams That I've Thrown Down the Hall," Melbourne-based artist Grant Nimmo delivers vibrant mixed media works that offer a brief commentary on what he finds to be the frustrating state of contemporary art. Balanced...
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Chen Tianzhuo's Picnic
An indolent psychonaut walks onto a stage in a brightly colored outfit and loads his bong with the ritual gestures of a tea master. He puts on a helmet—complete with a weed leaf-shaped halo—and as the bowl burns, a cloud of thick smoke fills the...
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Studio Visit: Neal Fox
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art 10 years ago, Londoner Neal Fox has created meticulously detailed, wonderfully macabre paintings that have been shown in galleries all over the world, and his illustrations have graced the pages of...
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Seal Chen's Mixed Media Art
Mixing medias and construction methods with varying themes of religious, historical and moral matter, the work of Shanghai's self-made artist Seal Chen conjures up images of Hieronymus Bosch’s darkest symbolic creatures with a wave of steam-punk...
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Artist Collaboration Rugs by GUR
Of all the words one might associate with rugs, “fun” isn’t usually one of them. But Portuguese designer Célia Esteves definitely manages to spice up the floor covering with her collection Rug by GUR. The colorful and intriguing artist collaborative...
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