Faith47 recently collaborated with world famous Die Antwoord by creating some backdrops for their new music video Pitbull Terrier. Painting in and around this abandoned building in Johannesburg, the South African artist created two works titled Escape and Escape This Place. Following the aggressive feel of both the song and the idea of the clip, the works show the big dog in a threatening pose, and an action image of the pitbull catching and killing a swan. Painted with watered out, dripping paint, on these beaten up and graffiti […]
More stories from the week that ended Feb 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Roger Ballen’s releases book based on photographs with Die Antwoord. RIP Rene Ricard, who died of cancer. Salzburg’s Haus der Natur seeking to return natural-history artifacts looted by founder. Cornelius Gurlitt signals readiness to discuss restitution of looted works. Task force assembly complete with the addition of thirteen experts. Philippine government attempting to locate and seize over 150 paintings formerly owned by Imelda Marcos. Ralph O. Esmerian’s folk art […]
MOCAtv just released their newest video Buckingham Warrior, a tale inspired by Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) father who survived the holocaust. Ben Baseman fought the Nazi invasion in Ukraine’s birch tree forests for almost four years and this new music video (animated by Peter Markowski and scored by South-African duo Die Antwoord) tells his story in his son’s signature imagery. This was created in association with Gary’s current exhibition, The Door Is Always Open (covered) at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Discuss Gary Baseman here.