Day 2 of Baby Tattooville kicked off with a presentation by Murphy Design and then moved on to a talk with Bob Dob and Joe Ledbetter about the process of art toy making. Bob Dob described his toy as having three different expressions and holding three different vices.Â Once of which was getting drunk…on milk LOL.Â His contribution to the “goodie bag” for participants were a special customized “black eye” Luey toy one lucky recipient gets a Luey with TWO black eyes).Â He also let […]
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One of the most talented and thoughtful young artists that we know, Tessar Lo, is having an exhibition on November 7th in Seattle. By now, most of you have probably seen a couple images from the show on the news page of Roq La Rue‘s new website (for example, what is to be one of the larger pieces *seen above*). Well, Tessar was nice enough to forward us several additional closeups and teasers to show our readers. More after the jump.
Baby Tattooville started off with an introduction panel of participating artists as well as passing out of some items to participants. One of these was a limited print by Shag that doubled as a name tag. After the introduction we were instructed to make a mark on a canvas with a charcoal marker which Michael Whelan will convert into a work of art over the weekend.Â Now we are off to Jeff Soto’s dinner for the “Art Jam” as well as dinner…Â More to follow. […]
Parisian photographer & street artist JR’s distinctive work has gone up in London recently in preparation for his first solo show “28 Millimetres: WOMEN” at Lazarides (Greek Street and Charing Cross locations) on October 3rd.Â He is known for putting large-scale black & white photographs of people up on buildings, pillars, walls, etc… As you can see, his wheat-pasting skills are phenomenal. To be able to maintain the integrity of his images over so many indentations and outcroppings is amazing and produces a stunning effect. […]
Johnny Rodriguez or “KMNDZ” to most of his fans will be opening his two person show with Ekundayo at Thinkspace on October 10th. Their interesting choice of a show name “Red Forest” (in his words) deals with what the Nuclear reactor explosion did to the people of the Soviet Union as well as the dabbling of the negative in all its forms and what it is doing to our hearts here in Los Angeles. Looks as though he has decided to mix rich red overtones […]
Tim Biskup‘s new solo exhibition “O/S (Operating System)” opens at Addict Galerie (Paris) on October 11th. The exhibition features 12 new paintings that are sold with an elaborate pedestal that can be assembled upon delivery using parts that come inside the shipping crate as well as the crate itself. There will also be a limited edition serigraph available. More info after the jump.
Following the recent successful Audrey Kawasaki show, there appears to be another interesting show in Italy on the horizon. Here is one of the works that Amy Sol will have available at her upcoming show at Mondo Bizzarro opening early December. There seems to be a softer look to this piece but perhaps that’s because she is trying some new techniques. She says… “this exhibit will be based on illustrated works on cotton. Most of the illustrations will be graphite, dry media pencils, and gouache […]
Looks as though the highly anticipated “Kaws Trooper” has dropped in Japan at the Original-Fake store. This will be a nice companion piece for the Kaws Vader figure and will not be released anywhere else. Instinctoy has published full turnarounds (seen below) of all the details. Head over there for more photos. More photos of the release after the jump.
Had the opportunity to check out the “Beyond Baby Tattooville” exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum a couple weeks back. Strangely enough, opening night is on Oct 4th to coincide with the weekend of Baby Tattooville, but the work was put up for public viewing on Sept 4th. Here is a quick turnaround video of the exhibit. There will be one piece from all the artists last year as well as one piece from all the artists this year in the exhibit. I believe there […]
Above has posted up new video of his “Stealing from the Rich” piece that he did in Lisbon. It appears that he noticed a beggar/homeless person sitting in her usual spot next to an ATM and that must have inspired him to produce this new work. Learn a little more about the globe-trotting “Arrow Man” after the jump.