Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Neckface will turn Miami inside out for his premiere solo exhibition in the Magic City. This Halloween night, Neckface will deconstruct all 10,000 square feet of O.H.W.O.W. and build a world like no other. Featuring a large-scale haunted house installation, complete with Neckface's iconic imagery, the Devil’s Disciple exhibition is designed to frighten viewers as they enter the space.
The crux of the exhibition though will surely be Neckface's new work. A deviation from the norm, it is chock-full of his signature imagery interweaved with a personal dimension that is much more palpable in the paintings. After so many years of crafting a persona and building up walls around himself and his moniker, the reclusive Neckface has finally cracked open the door ever so slightly and let us into his world.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
"The boundary between 'normal' primitive art and the artistry of the insane is blurry," says Bruno Bischofberger, an art dealer based in Zurich with a sizeable collection of folk art. Yet "outsider art" is distinct from folk art, he explains, as it is often associated with the mentally ill. Indeed, many of the biggest discoveries of the genre were found in the archives of psychiatric hospitals.This is perhaps why the term "outsider" irks James Brett, a filmmaker, entrepreneur and the founder of Britain's first museum dedicated to the work of non-traditional artists. The Museum of Everything opened its doors in London's Primrose Hill neighbourhood on October 14th, timed to coincide with London's Frieze Art Fair. But unlike the preening, self-conscious types who frequent the parties and gallery stalls of this contemporary-art extravaganza, Brett's museum is all about art created by people without formal training, who live "outside our modern society". Housed in a former dairy, the collection includes more than 200 paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations by around 95 artists, all of whom simply felt compelled to make something.via MoreIntelligentLife artwork by WILLEM VAN GENK and HENRY DARGER
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Minjae Lee is a young South Korean artist whose work expresses a semi-disturbing inner tension that is tough to ignore, even if you feel that you'd like to. It draws you in with its powerful colors, halting imagery and clever juxtaposition of beauty, innocence and fragility with brash, loud and aggressive. via theCoolHunter
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
French designer Florent Degourc takes a playful approach to design, as demonstrated in this table – bench set entitled Smooth & Smoothie. First seen on TrendsNow, the set is almost reminiscent of bubble gum, and is made of a mixture polyurethane foam and resin coating, allowing for the ‘melted’ effect, yet durable enough for everyday use. This combo set could easily work inside and out, or as a perfect addition to your cracked out Willy Wonka room.
This is a unique way of doing a documentary to convey to people twenty music tracks that changed your life. Musicvision Phoenix are the 20 songs that inspired the band Phoenix, which shows the records playing in vinyl with voice overs from band members. Noted songs on the documentary are “Blue monday people” – Curtis Mayfield, “Sell your love” – Iggy pop & James Williamson, “Darlin’”- The Beach Boys, and many more.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Join the LAST RIGHTS fam as they host Monday Night Football at The Hotel Victor as the Miami Dolphins take on the New York Jets. Catch 2-4-1 drink specials, free food, and giveaways by LAST RIGHTS.
Monday, October 12th, 2009
at The Hotel Victor
1144 Ocean Drive
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Check out the November issue of Playboy magazine featuring the blue haired matriarch of the Simpson family; Marge, taking the cover. This issue also features a 3 page spread on the Simpsons celebrating 20 years on the air. Also check out the tell all editorial by Lisa Simpson's ex-boyfriend Ralph Wiggum. Just kidding about the last part.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Photographer Josef Hoflehner's book JET LINERS is a collection of black and white photographs of Jet Liners taken from beaches all around the world including my home town of Miami. I've taken shots myself of planes coming in or taken off while soaking up sun but non comparable to those shot by Hoflehner. To me this book is another item on my "Damn! I should have followed through with that" list because i've had the idea for the same concept but... Anyways, the book is filled with some amazing shots and definitely worth checking out. Here are a few images from JET AIRLINERS.