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The Life of Ultra Violet
Earlier this year we had the opportunity to enter the world of artist Ultra Violet, born Isabelle Collin Dufresne. The French-born, NYC-based iconoclast passed away this weekend after an illustrious career that involved inspiring cultural and artistic...
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Cool Hunting Video: Ultra Violet
On a rainy day in New York, we visited iconic artist Ultra Violet (aka Isabelle Collin Dufresne) in her studio. Quickly integrated into pop and surrealist artists' social scene upon her immigration into the US from France, Ultra Violet is known...
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It's Nice That + NTS Radio's Black Impulse Playlist Our creativity-championing friends over at It's Nice That have let the folks from Black Impulse on NTS Radio hijack their weekly mixtape—resulting in two hours of music, most of which you've probably...
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Interview: Eric Yahnker
Los Angeles-based artist and former South Park animator Eric Yahnker is known for his highly skilled, large-scale drawings that use humor as a platform for his social and political views. In his current exhibition—called "Ebony & Benghazi"—currently...
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Fab + The Warhol Foundation
While you can score a Campbell's soup reproduction print from any number of places, opportunities to pick up an authentic Andy Warhol are few and far between for casual art collectors. Knowing this, design megastore Fab will host a rare sale today...
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Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints
As the recently appointed director of NYC's Japan Society Gallery, Miwako Tezuka makes a resounding statement about the modern relevance of traditional Edo-era art. While introducing "Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints," Dr. Tezuka hones...
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Studio Visit: Tomokazu Matsuyama
Anyone concerned that our increasingly integrated, global world will lead to a homogenized population or uniform culture need to look no further than the artwork of Tomokazu Matsuyama to see how uniquely varied it can be. The Japanese pro snowboarder...
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Andy Warhol Photobooth Pictures
When Harper's Bazaar commissioned Andy Warhol to do a layout for a feature on the arts in 1963, the artist turned to photobooths. The project launched a three-year obsession with the machines, resulting in images of himself, people he knew and famous...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Peter Varga Concept Bicycles Beginning with a Master's Degree project in 2007, Slovakian designer Peter Varga has continued each year to produce unconventionally intelligent bikes. Highlighted on Selectism, Varga's bikes have won several awards...
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Cap
This summer sees the full-scale production of "Cap" (the spray-can-nozzle-shaped stool that we previously featured in prototype stage on CH, accompanied by a campaign that literally takes it to the streets, featuring photographs of the stool in various...
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Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids
Andy Warhol understood the power of immediacy, and the Polaroid Big Shot camera he purchased in 1970 became his favorite tool to capture the heat of the momentous life he lived. The exhibition Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids at the Nasher Museum...
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Artist Natasha Law
I feel deeply for the body language in Natasha Law's ladies. Body and movement have always been an interesting subject matter to me. Body language can speak such an intimate, potent language. Using gestures of form, a person can share what lies...
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Two New Andy Warhol Books: The Record Covers and Warhol Live
Much is written of the late Andy Warhol. Too much, you might argue. And while the newest pair of titles cover some of the same well-trodden ground, they limit their focus to one specific aspect of the eclectic artist's career. "Warhol Live...
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Mr.: Nobody Dies
Currently on view at Lehmann Maupin in New York, Japanese artist and Kaikai Kiki collaborator Mr. is presenting his first foray into film with "Nobody Dies," a 35-minute short about a group of adolescent Japanese girls who partake in a paintball...
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Jeff Koons Versailles
"Profound" was the word Jeff Koons used most frequently to express his feelings about his Versailles show at the opening day press conference. After viewing the 17 sculptures installed in the castle's rooms and courtyards, we have...
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Rei Sato
Discovered by Takashi Murakami when he staged the first GESAI art fair in 2002, Rei Sato has become part of the Kaikai Kiki roster of emerging Japanese talents that includes Chinatsu Ban, Aya Takano, and Chiho Aoshima, each of whom was included in...
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Jason Kronenwald: A Fresh Pack of Gum Blondes
Jason Kronenwald, an MFA graduate from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, made one of his first bubblegum artworks called Gum Blondes in 1996. In the last decade he has flirted extensively with these blondes, refining his craft and technique...
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Ramon Vega: Bomb Scare
Appropriated images become pop kaleidoscopic spectacles in Ramon Vega's work. By isolating figures from the barrage of pop culture, the RISD grad creates snowflake-like patterns—the repeated symmetry has the meditative feel of...
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Paul McCarthy: Head Shop/Shop Head
From gross-out, almost juvenile humor to absurd pop spectacles—like his ongoing outdoor series of large-scale inflatable sculptures—Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy's work is known for poking fun at consumerism by making even...
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Maharishi's Fall/Winter '05 Promo Shoot
Maharishi just doesn't quit. This time they add a bit of sly wit to fashion photography, dressing Warhol and Basquiat dolls from their 20th Century Artists Series in scale reproductions from their Fall/Winter '05 collection. Inspired by Christopher...
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Dave White Sneaker Art
Remember the artist doing live painting at the Dave White was an early art bloomer, he went to art school at the age of 16. Three years, and a degree later he was exhibiting his work alongside Picasso and Hockney in London at international art fairs...
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Mark Dean Veca
Mark Dean Veca did an installation and product series for Nike last December called Pulsation (pictured after the jump), which is how I first learned of his work. That project was pretty hot, but these two earlier paintings are among my favorites...
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