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Kohei Yoshiyuki ‘The Park’

June 12, 2015 | posted in Art, Photography | by | Leave a comment

Lovely raw works by Japanese photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki. Photos are taken in Tokyo’s Shinjuku, Yoyogi, and Aoyama parks during the 1970′s with a 35mm camera, infrared film and flash, showing people who gathered there at night for secret meetings, as well as the many spectators lurking in the bushes who watched. With their raw, snapshot-like quality, these images[...]

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Jutta Koether ‘Fortune’

June 6, 2015 | posted in Art, Painting | by | Leave a comment

Great vivid, explosive, red, raw, radical paintings by German artist, musician and critic Jutta Koether who’s based in New York and Berlin. Works are currently exhibited at Bortolami Gallery New York. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Cindy Sherman ‘Untitled Film Stills’

June 6, 2015 | posted in Art, Photography | by | Leave a comment

Cindy Sherman’s ‘Untitled Film Stills,’ is a beautiful series of 69 black-and-white photographs which were created between 1977 and 1980. In the Untitled Film Stills there are no Cleopatras, no ladies on trains, no women of a certain age. There are, of course, no men. The sixty-nine solitary heroines map a particular constellation of fictional[...]

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Ed Amsterdam

June 5, 2015 | posted in Events, Exhibitions, Photography | by | Leave a comment

Started as a hommage to Ed van der Elsken these boys take over the streets of Amsterdam with their purely analogue and raw photographs. During an exhibition organized by curator collective Weekender some of their prints were presented in a garage sale. A garage because they didn’t want to exhibit in Weekenders first choice of[...]

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The Little Prince ‘Sketches & Illustrations’

June 5, 2015 | posted in Art, Books, Drawing, Illustration, Literature | by | Leave a comment

After all those years, reading heaps of books and books, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s gem of a book ‘The Little Prince‘ is still my big-time favorite. Love the story, but also very very much love the beautiful watercolour illustrations, painted by Saint-Exupéry himself. Here’s some of the ones I love,[...]

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Tatsumi Orimoto aka Bread Man

June 2, 2015 | posted in Art, Performance | by | Leave a comment

Tatsumi Orimoto is the godfather of Japanese performance art. Tatsumi Orimoto aka ‘Bread Man’ is best known for his performances that involve binding / wrapping his head in loafs of bread and then entering public space, shaking hands, boarding trains, all over the world, investigating how people react to this odd Elephant man resembling appearance. Sometimes in[...]

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Isabel Seliger ‘Anywhere but Here’

May 31, 2015 | posted in Art, Drawing, Illustration | by | Leave a comment

A small selection of the beautiful drawings by Berlin based Isabel Seliger. They are taken from her ongoing project called ‘Anywhere but Here’. Find more at Isabel’s website and TUMBLR page. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Ilja Keizer x Nouchka Huijg ‘FCKBook’

May 30, 2015 | posted in Art, Design, Drawing, Illustration, Nudity, Photography | by | Leave a comment

The FCKBook, is the result of a collaboration between designer Nouchka Huijg and photographer Ilja Keizer, who are both based in The Netherlands. The works show a range of black and white photos of nude models in classic, statue-like poses, covered with hand painted as well as digital graphics. The beautiful individuals seem to be showing off, standing[...]

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Eli Craven ‘Spread’

May 30, 2015 | posted in Art, Design, Sculptures | by | Leave a comment

Brilliance by Illinois based multimedia artist Eli Craven. Such an original mind. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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William Kentridge, a genius artist

William Kentridge is a brilliant South African artist that makes beautiful drawings and animated films. I just saw this nice documentary on him on Dutch television, which featured a number of my favorite works by him. His great drawings and sketches as well as what he’s most famous for, his amazing animated films and the[...]

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Jules et Jim (1962)

Such an amazing French film starring Jeanne Moreau as Catherine, Oskar Werner as Jules and Henri Serre as Jim in a tragic but beautiful love triangle, with friends Jules and Jim falling in love with the same woman. A story about three people in love, a love which does not affect their friendship, and about how the relationship evolves with the[...]

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PhotoQ Workshops

Always wanted to know how to bind your own book? Photography news site and photobookshop PhotoQ offers workshops with professionals that learn you how to deal with publishing issues and paper-choices. With the upcoming one: Green Dummy, teacher Beatrice Clarke experiments with recycled materials and binding techniques as the Japanese Stab. This workshop allows you[...]

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Formica table love..

Love them sixties design Formica tables, especially the Brabantia ones. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Fabian Bürgy ‘selected works’

Lovely conceptual sculptures and installations by Swiss based sculptor and digital creative Fabian Bürgy. ‘Bürgy creates conceptual situations and small interventions which are inspired by a wide range of mundane objects and appearances, from chairs and suicide belts to skid row textures, nails and even dog tails, all subjected to what could be described as Bürgy’s characteristically slightly violent[...]

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Michel Groisman ‘Transference’

Great weird performance art by Brazilian artist Michel Groisman. It’s called Transference / Transferência (1999). duration of performance: 60 min. ‘In a continuous movement I pass on the light from one candle to another and, blowing through a system of tubes, I can choose the candle I wish to put off.’ _ _ _

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Automat ‘Automat’ (1978)

Great electronic album by one time Italian duo Automat, consisting of Romano Musumarra and Claudio Gizzi. Produced in 1977 and released in 1978, it resembles the quality and musical style of fellow contemporary electronic driven synthesizer wizards Kraftwerk and Jean Michel Jarre. All the sounds in this album were generated by the MCS70, a monophonic analog synthesizer designed,[...]

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