Moths, spiders, mushrooms, foxes
and other Lewis Carroll-ian delights stuffed and mounted for your delight and safety by the self-taught artist Mister Finch
The restoration of Jackson Pollock"s 1943 painting "Mural"
(6 minute autoplay video) In a project that has taken nearly two years, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles have employed various cutting-edge techniques to painstakingly restore Jackson Pollock’s 1943 "Mural". [more inside]
Fifty-two weeks, fifty-two creators, fifty-two creations of Hoverboards
, Robots, Starships, Wearables, and Energy Weapons.
36 variant covers of the upcoming issue of Life with Archie commemorate his upcoming death.
The penultimate issue (#36) involves Archie "heroically sacrificing his life to save that of a dear friend", with the final issue reflecting on the lives of Riverdale residents one year on.
Increasing the accessibility
of cultural capital
: "In New York, a place whose cultural institutions attract people from around the world, there are residents who not only have never visited those institutions but also some who have never even been uptown."
Harikrishan Panicker and Deepti Nair, who both hail from India, go by the duo artist name of Hari & Deepti. Together they create small and large diorama artworks made of intricately cut layered paper lit by LED lights
Ten years ago, photographers James and Karla Murray
released the book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York."
In it, they documented the facades of the rapidly disappearing mom-and-pop businesses of New York City. Now they've revisited some of the same spots.
From the year 800 AD to 1450 the entirety of Europe’s approach to painting was “It’s impossible to know what an animal looks like, just draw a guy’s head on it.” This is their story.
Meanwhile in Byzantium, they're having trouble deciding how to draw Jesus in their painting
: absolutely furious or else like his face was a candle and it was melting towards the floor just a little bit
Katerina Plotnikova's portraits with wild animals
are surreal. The photographer recently posted a behind-the-scenes shot
along with an album
of other shots showing how they stage each photograph.
The New York Public Library has released more than 20,000 high resolution cartographic works (maps!) for free
, to view and download. "We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions." All can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page
and downloaded through their Map Warper
. (Via) [more inside]
to Amsterdam, Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York
, well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world superimposed on to Google Street View by Halley Docherty (whose username is shystone on Reddit
) | Google Street View Paintings
Raul Moyado Sandoval that he calls Metapanoramas
| Also Paintings as Google Street View Maps
. [more inside]
Imagining art triumphing over consumerism
in an urban utopia. (Art project, via.
Afghan war rugs
Traditional rug-making techniques meet contemporary political imagery. See also the 'Rugs of War
Evolutionary biologists at Northumbria University have used science to figure out "attractive human dance moves"
that demonstrate optimum genotypic and phenotypic health to prospective mates. "Cutting-edge motion capture technology" was used to record good
was reportedly unpleased
A treasury of poorly designed things.
Henry and Caitlin
.....met over several glasses of rose and quickly recognized their shared passion for all things food, photography, travel, and art. Their collaborations have spanned a decade, and they continue to push the boundaries always attempting to find a balance between beauty and the far fetched. With food as their favored medium they always manage to turn the mundane into works of art. [more inside]
The delightful Bill Cunningham covers the latest trends in groceries gone awry
at this year's Paris Fashion Week.
is a collaborative art Tumblr previously featured on Yahoo News
and recipient of a Rhizome Art Grant
. Cofounder and frequent contributor Brad Troemel
recently had a show at the Zach Feuer
gallery in New York, which prompted Art F City
's Paddy Johnson
to wonder: Does Brad Troemel's Internet Art Work in a Gallery Setting?
'Madeline L’Engle said, “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” I know that when I’m meeting older people, anyone for that matter, you look in the person’s eyes and their eyes are behind the façade. You feel more connected with somebody’s soul in that sense. So instead of judging a book by its cover, looking at this old person like maybe they’re not capable of this or that, I wanted to show how full and beautiful they are. They’ve already lived what I’m living. They have so much knowledge, and they’re still living.
' Jason Bard Yarmosky
on the portraits of his grandparents: Elder Kinder
(2011), Elder Kinder
(2012), Dream of the Soft Look
(2013) [via Everlasting Blort
] [more inside]
Carry cash, take the metro and always look at people's feet – Araz Fazaeli, who lives in Paris but runs the street style blog Tehran Times with a team in Iran, offers his tips about how to make the most of the capital.
is a floating black sphere that follows people around and plays back ambient sounds it has recorded. It was designed
by Francesco Tacchini
, Will Yates-Johnson and Julinka Ebhardt.
Artist Jesse Krimes created a 39 panel allegorical mural
while incarcerated in a federal prison in Butner, NC. The multi media piece is made primarily from prison bedsheets and photos from the NY Times. A little more about Krimes.
Glasgow graffiti artist Rogue One
casts some new light
on a dark and dank local underpass. [more inside]
Concept artist and animator Lindsey Olivares
has been seized by a vision. A vision of chicken telenovelas.
(scroll past all the chicken pics and sketches for part 1). Part 2, with even more dazzling drawing and hand-lettering.
Also be sure to enjoy her gif moments
with Nana (or with bicycle)
and her lovely student film.
, the Chinese contemporary artist and cultural critic
, finds that imitation is the greatest form of flattery when Maximo Caminero
smashes one of his installations (The art world is not impressed
). Now, you too can follow in these illustrious footsteps with Ai Wei Whoops!
(Warning: most links contain artistic nudes) In February, Chicago curator Paul-David Young announced a gallery show
featuring found, sometimes nude self portraits from an unknown artist. Claiming to not know the identity of the artist, Young romanticized the unknown origins of the photos, implied the artist was impossible to find, and drew parallels with the Vivian Maier
story. After some light digging, however, Animal New York
was quickly able to identify the subject as digital artist Molly Soda
, who has a popular presence on YouTube
and Tumblr. [more inside]
- A film about a sculpture by Chris Burden
It's the 21st century and somehow I'm still not right without a ring on my finger?
What's up with that? Artist Suzanne Heintz spends 14 years with a family - of mannequins. (warning: video halfway down the page autoplays with music)
is regarded as a pinnacle of American Romanticism, its themes of destiny and defiance transcend national borders. Over the decades, the Library of Congress has procured editions translated into Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Lithuanian. But the latest translation
eschews the written word altogether, telling the story through emoji
icons—the pictograms seen in text messages and e-mails. It’s the most ambitious (and playful) effort to explore whether emoji itself is becoming a free-standing language
Books and bodies.
and Overstepping Artifacts
are music videos by the project Musicians with Guns, which take the viewer through detailed tours of some beauty. Relax and enjoy.
"Q: What is the story behind Lunchbox Doodles and how long have you been doing it?
A: It really started as a result of the fond memories I have of opening my lunch at school and reading notes my mother would place inside. While I can't remember specifically what they said, they had an impact on me. They served as a reminder that my parents were thinking of me even when I wasn't with them."