“Following up on past collaborations with artists like George Condo, American designer Adam Kimmel has just embarked on a new project with painter Dan Attoe. In a short film co-directed by Kimmel and his wife, actress Leelee Sobieski, entitled DAN ATTOE MAKES A PAINTING, we get to follow Attoe into the mystical mountains of the Pacific Northwest as he paints. Toward the end of the film, we also see Attoe go head to head with a bigfoot creature he encounters in the woods — watch the video above to see how it all turns out. (via: De Jeunes Gens Modernes)”
Olubiyi for Coggles Street Style Films
“Coggles have been snapping the good folk of London for some time now. While street style blogs currently take up *27% of the internet, it’s nice to see a little more in-depth investigation into the more stylish subjects.
With that in mind the store set about picking their favourites for a series of skillfully shot films. We’re introduced to the well dressed Olubiyi, a student at Central St Martins whose work is heavily influenced by his hero Jean-Michel Basquiat. Film director Terry Hall catches the man at work.
So the Homie Alex over at whyareyoudressedup
usually post pics of him styling around BK. He also has a blog called MR Danger. that also post pics of him styling… Except in his crib. This is a bit more lifestyle and it also features his music and his Cat Art sketching s; which I find to be pretty fresh.
Kuwait artist Ala Younis brings her Tin Soldiers installation to the Istanbul Art Bienalle 2011 – an art exhibit that explores the relationship between art and politics, presenting works that are both formally innovative and politically outspoken. Tin Soldiers is an installation which depicts the nine armies that were implicated in, or subject to, acts of war in today’s Middle East. They are hand painted to represent the military outfits of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. The soldiers were produced in numbers proportional to those of active troops in 2010, making for a total of 12,235 toy soldiers at a scale of 1:200.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler by Chase, William Merritt (1885) James was an was an American-born, British-based artist, a leading proponent of the credo “art for art’s sake” movement. His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. The symbol was apt, for it combined both aspects of his personality—his art was characterized by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative. His most famous painting is Whistler’s Mother (1871), the revered and oft parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his friendships with leading artists and writers.
Shout out to: bldgstonehenge
Ephemicropolis | Peter Root
Stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours.
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Eighteen Eighty goes behind the scenes with Jeff Staple and Staple Designs one of the people and brands that have inspired me since my first clothing line; 7 years ago. Jeff Staple is your favorite designers favorite designer. What he has accomplished is such an inspiration for anyone no matter what industry your are in. I have never met Jeff but watching him over the years has done alot for me. I remember being when I started out with my first little t-shirt line, my friends and I thought we were really doing it. Then I came across the story of the Pigeon dunks. I have never been a sneaker head but the chaos that went on at his story got me curious as to who he was and why people we trippin over these shoes. So after a few Google searches, I came across interview after interview and everything changed. I realized how I didn’t care for the product I was putting out, how much time and thought should be going into the stuff I was creating. At that time I was just doing it for the money. I vaguely remember one interview Jeff sad how he love what he did how it was him, it was his life. At that moment I knew I had to change. What I was creating wasn’t me, it wasn’t my life. I stepped away from the clothing line thing for years just to learn more about me and what I wanted to do and for that all I can say is thanks Jeff. Keep doing what you are doing because your an inspiration to many like your art teacher was to you.
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