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Four Young Art Galleries
At Paris' Slick Art Fair in October, CH discovered the work of several young galleries that reflect the ever-evolving nature of the industry. Beyond the traditional role of representing artists, their more proactive approach leads them to investigate...
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Interview: Adam Broomberg
Photography isn't a practice that's conducive to duos; in fact, from a more general perspective, most contemporary visual artists are solitary figures. Thus, the story of duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin is a slightly peculiar yet significant...
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Artist Darren Cullen
by Sabine Zetteler Throughout his career, artist Darren Cullen has forced his audience to question their views of social acceptability and culpability. Citing the "Spitting Image Komic Book" as one of the most formative influences on his work, he...
DESIGN
Osama bin Laden's Compound
Like any media-obsessed normal person, we've been riveted to the coverage surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and especially interested in the descriptions of whereabouts that overnight went from "cave" to "McMansion." Curious...
DESIGN
Jeremy Dean: Futurama
Known during the Great Depression as "Hoover Wagons," artist Jeremy Dean's new series "Futurama" draws on the historical phenomenon of horse-pulled cars, repeating this lamentable bit of history with his own hybrid auto carts...
DESIGN
Design for Obama Book
by Maggie York-Worth When Aaron Perry-Zucker sent out an open call for posters inspired by Obama’s presidential campaign to post on DesignforObama.org, he didn’t expect the windfall of high quality art that arrived...
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Grifted Boutique
by Ashley Eldridge Stuffed Mao Zedong dolls and candy wrapper curtains beckon from the windows of the Grifted shop on Beijing's famed Nanluoguxiang. Inside, irreverence reigns. Barack Obama, decked out in a Superman suit (all the more fitting...
DESIGN
The Michelle Obama Action Figure
by Jeremy Brautman Jailbreak Toys, makers of the Barack Obama action figure, didn't want the plastic President to be lonely, so they made him a wife. But she's not just there to support him. The Michelle Obama action figure can stand on her...
DESIGN
Designing Obama
Would you like to own a record of the most successful grassroots campaign in presidential election history? A sprawling collection of art from the historic campaign, "Designing Obama" features over one hundred artists whose works contributed...
DESIGN
Yüksel Arslan: A Retrospective
Returning to his native Turkey for the first time in 40 years, 76-year-old artist Yüksel Arslan ends his self-imposed exile for an exhaustive retrospective showcasing his obscure works at the Santralistanbul Museum in Istanbul. Arslan moved...
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Photographer James Mackay
Award-winning photojournalist James Mackay’s latest project comes at a time when the world’s eyes are fixed on Burma and the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi. By photographing former political prisoners displaying the...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Scott Thomas at The 99% Conference
by Gregory Mitnick At our recent conference, The 99%, Scott Thomas took the stage to talk about what it was like to design Obama's digital campaign on the fly. This video culls the highlights from his presentation and catches up with him afterward...
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It Is What It is: Conversations About Iraq
Take a moment to think about it, have you ever spoken with an Iraqi or Iraq vet? Addressing the fact that most of us have at least a few questions or curiosities about Iraq and that the country continues to feel foreign to even the most well-informed...
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Ross Jones: New Works
Political artist Ross Jones' exploratory drawings—soon to be on display at London's William Angel Gallery—take a look at Britain's current societal problems. By distilling a complicated political issue into one of its constituent...
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Annie Kevan: All the Presidents' Girls
by Ariston Anderson At first glance, the collection of portraits FAS Contemporary's Volta booth appears to be a wall of extremely beautiful women throughout the ages, each one quickly created in delicate strokes of oil paint. But then Monica Lewinsky...
STYLE
Hope in the White House Tees
You may not have been able to get your hands on a ticket to Obama's historic inauguration taking place this Tuesday in D.C., but you can still show your support and sanguine sentiments for the new President with New Orleans artist Dan Tague'...
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Shepard Fairey Inauguration Poster
by Ariston Anderson Yesterday Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee unveiled street artist Shepard Fairey's design commissioned for the official inaugural poster. While Obama's top volunteers across the country anxiously await their...
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Brett Dennen
We asked Oakdale, California singer-songwriter Brett Dennen, who has one of the finest voices in contemporary pop-folk, about the humor which swirls amidst the brutal honesty of his lyrics, and whether he was generally a positive person by nature...
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Barack Obama at Art Basel Miami Beach 2008
Shephard Fairey isn't the only artist to capture the zeitgeist of this historic year through the visage of President-elect Barack Obama. Throughout Miami, Mr. Obama was seemingly everywhere, as works featuring his likeness were given prominence...
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Alan Warburton
Cambridge artist Alan Warburton collaborated with a non-art audience to produce this series of work in which he asked volunteers to use fruit to explain politics. "In Caracas, Venezuela, volunteers explained the complex and lively political...
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Scout Tufankjian: Yes We Can
No matter your political affiliation, the in-depth, behind the scenes look at Barack Obama's campaign trail in Scout Tufankjian's new book, "Yes We Can," will leave you feeling amazed. Published by art and contemporary culture experts...
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Akomplice: Limousine Early Voting Party
Akomplice, the brainchild of two brothers in their early 20s from a tiny mountain townin the Colorado Rockies has made some strides since we last checked in with them in 2006. Brothers Mike and Patrick McCarney have recently entered the political...
STYLE
SanjayShirts
Express yourself with SanjayShirts, political and humorous tee shirts designed to reflect what's on your mind—whether it's how much you're not enjoying work or who should run our country come 4 November. We particularly enjoy the...
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Eduardo Srur: Sobrevivencia
Known for his headline-grabbing, large-scale public interventions—like the one in which he placed giant PET bottles along the Tiete River in São Paulo to make a point about the notoriously filthy waterway—Brazilian artist Eduardo...
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