New Collage Art from Mowgli Omari

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Collages by Mowgli Omari.

Digital Collages by Matt Wisniewski.

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“Landscape”, digital collages by Matt Wisniewski.

Illustrations by Mcbess (Matthieu Bessudo)

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Illustrations by Mcbess (Matthieu Bessudo).

Iconic Film Posters Re-Imagined by Contemporary Illustrators

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Jimmy Turrel – Serpico

Little White Lies and colette have teamed up to celebrate this year’s Cannes Film Festival with a selection of iconic film posters re-imagined by contemporary illustrators.

Von – A Clockwork Orange

Paintings by Jenny Morgan

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Paintings by Jenny Morgan.

Text works by Lee Jung

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Text works by Lee Jung.

Benjamin Evans Collage

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Benjamin Evans made this for his girlfriend.

Luminosity in the Dark Rift – Paintings by Doze Green

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“Luminosity in the Dark Rift”, paintings by Doze Green. The show appears in Jonathan Levine Gallery.


New work from Dave Kinsey

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New work from Dave Kinsey.ork by Dave Kinsey.

Geometric Paintings by Vancouver Artist Jeff Depner

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Paintings by Jeff Depner. Vancouver.

43 Magazine – Issue 2 is now available for pre-sale

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43 magazine issue 002 is now available for pre-order!
Over the last few months, the 43 wizards have been ironing out logistics to keep 43 sustainable, and pre orders are essential!
Order now to guarantee yourself a copy of the only skateboard maagazine based in New York City. Limited quantities will be printed.
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Light Photography by Robert Canali

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Photos by Toronto based photographer  Robert Canali. 

Art Battles Pop-Up Gallery Returns to NYC

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ArtBattles returns to New York after a tour through France and Spain with the ArtBattles Pop Up Gallery NYC. The gallery is open for free to the public for a limited time from Thursday, January 12th through Saturday, January 14th and located at 159 Bleeker St. in the West Village.

This exhibition of one of a kind originals will feature a live and silent auction starting at exclusive pricing that can only be found at the ArtBattles Popup Gallery. ArtBattles will not only showcase large-scale works created by rising stars and painters from the US, France, and Spain, but also Live Art and a video installation. Art enthusiasts will be able to learn about the artists’ process, history and style. This unique collection of work represents a range of painting from fine art to street art that will be showcased in a floor to ceiling exhibition of epic scale.

“We are excited to bring back a collection of work that accurately reflects the unique artistic cultures found all over Europe and the US. These pieces, which were made in a series of battles over a course of 6 months, show the dynamism of live art today. It’s fresh, it’s frenetic, it’s liberating,” said Sean Bono, founder of ArtBattles.

ArtBattles Pop Up Gallery brings famed European artists to the New York stage. All featured works were painted live, on stage, in front of hundreds and sometimes thousands of viewers. ArtBattles curated all 300 pieces from the most innovative artists who participated in these international, competitive, creative presentations in 2010 & 2011.

All pieces are available for sale on site and can also be found in the ArtBattles Gallery.


Thu, 01/12/2012 – 6pm – Sat, 01/14/2012 – 11pm


Pop Up Space NY

159 Bleeker St

New York, NY

See map: Google Maps

US: Andre Trenier, Max (Mega 330) Bode, Zito, Don Rimx, Max Neutra, Michael Pukac, Beast, Ben Angotti, Sean Bono, Lexi Bella, Marthalicia Mattarita, Dirty Duke, Yatika Starr Fields, Kevin Ragnott, Gia Gutierrez, Erin Cadigan, Gregory Siff.
Spain: El Niño de Las Pinturas, Kram, Japon, 3TTMan, Paria,Daniel Thomas, Pichi & Avo, Sakristan.
France: Deuz, MattB, Kouka, Shane, Skio, Titi from Paris, Michael Beerens, Monsta, Move.

Artist canvas will be supplied by Fredrix for Live Art each day of the Art Battles Pop Up Gallery.
Exhibition space has been provided by PopUpSpaceNY.

Double Exposure – Vintage Photos + Nude Models

Photographer Davis Ayer can’t get enough analogue.  He shoots most of his projects on film and his photo essay series called Time Travel, combines two forms of film photography: vintage photographs of cityscapes and forests projected on nude models. The arcs of bridges and trunks of ferns hug the hip lines of partially lit girls. Autumnal foliage wraps around the curved back of a model, warping and blurring, as if frozen mid a caressing motion. Scratches dotting the film become indistinguishable from beauty marks. It all seems quite effortless and light.

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The Article is a Remix : Is Remixing Culture the New Direction in Music and Art?

This Article Is A Remix: Is remixing culture the new direction in music and art?
For better or worse, like most of my generation and those younger than me, I grew up voraciously consuming and interacting with pop culture. I spent endless hours holed up in my parents’ basement watching after-school cartoons, playing with toys inspired by my favorite movies and TV shows to create my own, unique story lines; scenes based on existing characters, reinterpreted and re-imagined by me. Years later, In that same basement, I remember agonizing for weeks, to meticulously craft the perfect mix tape from cross generations and genres of music to create my ultimate album.  One of the more honorable Decepticons might team up with Fitor and Road Ranger to fight Smurf village and White Lion might follow Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew. There were endless possibilities in the remix. It’s no surprise then that an entire generation, that grew up with this same type of media interaction, is moving popular culture in a new direction.Artists are revisiting the work of other artists – re-mixing current pop culture to create new art.
The trend itself isn’t new. While artists have always sampled and re-purposed their predecessors’ work, there is something unique about today’s brand of recycled art. Artists and musicians are reconfiguring, reshuffling, and recollecting work to present as their own, at incredible, new speeds. This cut-and-paste-as-fast-as-you-can approach to creating art is reinventing our perceptions of pop culture at such a rapid rate that we often don’t have time to properly form an initial reaction to begin with.
Almost the complete antithesis to the No Wave scene of the late 70’s and early 80’s, the current pop culture trend is not about making art that references nothing else. Neither is it a complete throwback to decades past. Instead, it adopts nostalgia for today as the basis from which to create.
From music-mash up DJ super star Girl Talk, whose last album All Day sampled 372 popular songs, to the crude cut-and-paste street art remixes of Poster Boy, Miss Bugs and Mr. Brainwash, the gap between influences and references in art is shrinking.What emerges is merely an alteration of some current cultural contribution.  So, does the remix strip the uniqueness, diversity, and vision of the original art so that it is softened and homogenized? And does the speed at which art is produced and re-produced render it culturally insignificant or unsustainable?In the music world, the solo DJ project Girl Talk, started by Gregg Gillis is paving the way for an onslaught of copycat DJ projects looking to cash in on their own brand of re-mixes. While hip-hop artists have been sampling music for well over a decade, Girl Talk is something altogether new. Gillis prolifically produces dozens of hip-hop, pop and rock mash up-style remixes, using dozens of samples from different pop songs (including current work) to create new ones, sometimes sampling 20+ songs in a single track. The result: pop songs for the attention-deficit.Gillis says the songs he creates, while hashed from other pop songs are, in fact, entirely original. The mashed results mean something entirely different to his listeners than the originals ever did. While they may sound familiar, they are at the same time foreign, and the re-shuffled end-product is given new meaning. The songs are unique and “new”, he says.”With a lot of music, it’s about creating a new way to look at it…If this is a novelty, then it’s a novelty that I’ve spent 10 years really developing. Like, Weird Al [Yankovic] is a novelty, but it doesn’t mean he’s not a genius”.  (Gillis on NPR MUSIC: Girl Talk: Cataloging Samples ‘All Day’, December 4, 2010)We can call “Eat It” genius all we want (and, as satire, maybe it is), but will it ever be considered culturally significant?
Will that black Sabbath/ J-kwon/ Missy Elliot/ N.W.A./ 2Pac,/ JC/ Jay-Z/ Alicia Keys/ Eminem/ Dr. Dre/ 50 Cent/ Ramones/ Aaliyah/ Ludacris/ Chris Brown/ Cali Swag District song from 2010 be remembered?  Or does the expendable attitude this art takes towards its influences make it easily replaceable?

Re-mix culture is also invading the underground art scene. In the UK, Miss Bugs, an anonymous graffiti artist duo, has been rapidly appropriating pop imagery and well-known pieces of street art, like Shepard Fairey’s, “Obama”. Their street art exhibit, “Cut Out and Fade Out,” incorporates elements of existing pop imagery with the street background, to transcend both. So at once it pays homage to – and mocks – its original influences. >>>

Paper Heroes – Vintage Superhero Posters

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Nerd Alert: French illustrator Grégoire Guillemin delves into the golden age of superheros to create this new retro poster series. The posters are part of  a larger Exercise in Style, a slice of which, is available online at  Society 6 store, including his papercraft designs aka. Paper Heroes.


David Bowie lionized on New British Pound…Keep the Ch-ch-ch-change

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Maybe if the United States started printing rock legends on our dollar bills, the economy might pick up.  Over the great pond,  the Brixton district in London has been experimenting with it’s own alternative to the sterling pound to promote local commerce.  The newest, and hands down, the most fun to funky cycle of this British currency features David Bowie, wearing ‘Aladdin Sane’ makeup from the 1973 album following up ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’.  Bowie is the first musician to be included on the currency and we are excited to see who Brixton will come up with next. Keep the ch-ch-ch-change.