this is an absolutely amazing 3d rendition of picassos 1937 response to the nazi bombing of guernica during the spanish civil war. whats so civil about war anyway?
30 August 2008
i went to the soco music festival downtown last weekend. it was sick!! it was the best five dollar concert that ive seen in a long time. common was backed by an extremely talented drummer, and a dj born with his fingers glued to the wax. thought i would take it back to a little ressurection (1995)
more banksy in new orleans.
these paintings utilize the gray paint of fred radtke, also known as gray ghost, who, is an avid graf buffer. he has painted over most of the graffiti in the city. a statement released by banksy said, "three years after katrina, i wanted to make a statement about the state of the clean up operation."
29 August 2008
Giant robots kick major ass so shut up. the monstrous size of these sculptures seems to scream something about the direction of society while making a reference to the elephant in the room. perhaps social commentary regarding the inevitable, technological takeover of our lives- or maybe just big fucking robots.
anyhow michael salter's work seems to demand a closer look.
i fucking hate horses. i actually dont, but this guy really does. he fucking hates them! he says that theyre idiots because they have to have their shoes nailed to their feet. "really fucking genius when you have to have your clothes nailed to your retarded ass." and dont check it out if you really dont hate horses, he hates trendy ass horse haters more than he hates horses!
This is the kind of art that blows my mind. Religion, war, death and peace all pitted against each other. This is culturally relevant. This defines what contemporary art means to me. Sculpture that asks questions about the concepts and ideals that shape our everyday lives. Samuel Stimpert, you boggle my mind, and you my friend, are dope.
the king of grassroots paste up campaigns creates for pop imagery for the obama campaign. fucking gangster. i thought the world would just explode if these two ever collaborated. it hasnt yet, but im making peace with my maker just in case. you should too... just to be on the safe side.
"The suburbs have three destinies, none of them exclusive: as materials salvage, as slums, and as ruins." James Kunstler
for some reason this quote blows me away. i just thought that it fit well with my last painting.
kunstler also the guy that said that the "cutting edge of architecture is a razor blade poised against our own society's throat." talk about a way with words. i dont know if i agree, but i do like the thought of a freshly sharpened blade against the pulsating jugular of our disposable society... i just dont think architecture would have the guts to follow through. sorry kunstler.