Monday, March 29, 2010

Robert Mars Artsprojekt collection.

I was recently invited to be a part of ARTSPROJEKT. Started by Andy Howell, a veteran of skateboarding and museum artist, I have always had respect and admiration for his projects and was blown away a few years back at his Kantor Gallery show in Los Angeles. He continues to push the boundaries of art and design and I am proud to be a part of this project.

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ARTSPROJEKT is a curated platform that empowers emerging and establish artists and brands to connect, collaborate, and showcase original art, designs and ideas with fans and consumers. My life has been dedicated to creative innovation in all areas of youth culture, art and action sports - with ARTSPROJEKT I combine over 25 years experience with my desire to liberate artists worldwide. The result is the ARTSPROJEKT platform, a playground in which the world's most creative individuals and brands can turn unique ideas into dynamic product experiences that best represent each individual artist and brand.

You can see my page here.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Vintage Singer Sewing Machine.

On our Sunday walk through Astoria, Brenda, Kara, and myself made a pit stop to drop off some unwanted stuff at the local Goodwill. While making the drop Brenda noticed this beauty being dropped off by the man in front of her. After he left she opened the case to find a mint condition Singer Featherweight from the 1960's. With her game face on she asked the man behind the counter if it was for sale. He asked if she just wanted the case and she said that she would also take the sewing machine. In his laziness he told her to take it because he did not want to tag it.

Brenda ended up walking away with a nearly-mint condition sewing machine that goes at auction for as much as $600 for free. That is a good Sunday visit to the thrift store and what a beautiful machine it is.

It came compete with a bunch of bobbins, all of the original manuals, paperwork and even the receipts from Macys!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Robert Fontaine art opening.

Robert Fontaine, owner of Art Modern Gallery, is having a solo show opening of his artwork. The show will be held at the Captiva Foundation Exhibition Hall and is titled "A word speaks a thousand pictures". The artist reception will take place on April 9, 2010 from 6-8PM. If you are in the Captiva area please stop by the opening and say hello to Robert.

Jeff Schaller Iron Hill Brewery Mural.

Jeff Schaller discusses the mural that he created for Iron Hill brewery in West Chester, PA. I have seen the mural in person and it has tremendous impact! Iron Hills beer also has some kick to it, unfortunately it is impossible to get in New York.

The Target.

There is something so satisfying about the target. I have been a fan of shooting for years now at make an effort to shoot at every chance I get (Especially because it is difficult to shoot in New York City) and the simplicity of the target has always stood out as a solid icon in my mind. Collecting the multiple variations of targets has been a small hobby for me.

This post deals with the beauty of the target in its purest form (for shooting) and as art. Jasper Johns is definitely on my most favorite list and so I have chosen a few from his many, and even corporate branding has found a place here.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vintage Mopar color swatch cards.

My friend, Mark McCormick, recently introduced his girlfriend, Kate, to my artwork and she has written a nice blurb about me and what I do. You can see it here. Kate runs a blog called "The Greaser Garage" which speaks about art, design, hot women, classic hot rods and life. In her post she mentioned my color palette coming straight from vintage Mopar color cards. I had to swipe a few and post them here because they are a perfect match for my palette.

I love that sublime color from the 1970 Dodge Challenger! Classic.

You can see her blog here, her website here, and Marks' amazing illustrations here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Chronicles Of Americana" at DTR Modern.

I have an art opening on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at DTR Modern in Boston. The show is titled "Chronicles of Americana" and features my art along side Damien Hurst, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein. This is my first show with DTR Modern and I am looking forward to the opening and working with their amazing staff.

If you are in the Boston area please stop by and check it out.

You can see all of the work in the show here.

William Steiger "Recent Drawings" at Kopeikin Gallery, LA.

William Steiger will have a solo show opening at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. The show will consist of recent drawings and will run from March 13th - April 17th with the artist reception on Saturday, March 13th, 6-8pm.

Steigers' work is quintessential Americana and in its most pristine form. From the trains that traverse across the country, to the gridwork of old rollercoasters and Ferris wheels, his story is precise and perfect. His objects are extracted from any backgrounds and miscellaneous information to show the viewer a unique view of each subject.

You can see more of his work here and here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Affordable Art Fair, London.

I will be represented by Mauger Modern at this years Affordable Art Fair in London, England. The show runs from this Thursday, March 11, 2010 until Sunday, March 14, 2010.

On a very positive side note, Mauger Modern is opening up a new gallery space in London!

You can see more of the fair here.

More of the gallery here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oscar winning short film "Logorama".

Short film that won the Oscar and worth every minute of it!

Logorama presents us with an over-marketed world built only from logos and real trademarks that are destroyed by a series of natural disasters (beginning with a hurricane, cyclone, tidal wave...). logotypes are used to describe an alarming universe (similar to the one that we are living in) with all the graphic signs that accompany us everyday in our lives. this over-organized universe is violently transformed by the cataclysm becoming fantastic and absurd. it shows the victory of the creative against the rational, where nature and human fantasy triumph.

Congratulations to H5 for their amazing work!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Rube Goldberg x OK GO.

Along the lines of the Toyota commercial that I posted earlier this has the same insane amount of coordination and planning.