Posts filed under ‘Art’
Cedro di Versailles is a sculpture by Giuseppe Penone. It’s an enormous cedar log that was carved down by removing the tree’s rings one by one, revealing the younger tree within. It’s such a striking, simple idea.
via Kottke even though I totally saw this a few days ago somewhere else because I’m hella cool at the internet
I don’t know whose voice and cadence I wish I had more, Tom Wait’s or Baldessari’s. I could just listen to this video and be so happy.
I love the color, lines, and lighting in these paintings by Andy Kehoe. They’re so static and a little ominous. His style reminds me of some kind of quirky Medieval tapestry. Seeing these big would be pretty interesting.
My buddies Chris and Dustin run a skateboard company called GoldCoast. They decided that with their 2011 catalog, they’d add to it a little zine called The Compadre. They are big on film, art, and travel, and this zine helps visualize a little bit what their brand and steez is all about.
They asked various friends and artists to contribute a little somethin’ somethin’. I was lucky enough to be one of those asked. (Since I’m seven years old, I did the monkey piece that references poop and pee.) It’ll be hitting your local shop soon, but Chris dropped me off a copy, so here is a little sneak peek. It came out looking super tasty. Dustin killed the layout, type, and colors.
Following this trend of late of having photographs of neatly arranged things, Jenny made these 24×24 prints that consist of cut out objects in Google Maps. How come everyone else comes up with these wonderful stupid simple ideas? The swimming pool one, with all its hues, is fantastic. It makes me want to go get out the butter and go be some borderline-attractive lady’s pool boy.
After his infamous ruining of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, Kanye West disappeared. I am so glad that he did. I can’t totally speculate what went through the man’s head during his self-imposed absence from the public’s eye, but I think that he realized that he was dealing with it wrong. I think he had one of those moments where you figure yourself out and know what to do—even if for just a little while.
Andy here done did something interesting. Thinking about it, I’m not sure how original an idea it is, but I can’t think of seeing it anywhere else, so maybe it is. Self-contradiction aside, they are really interesting images to look at. A crappy jpeg makes me want to puke on my keyboard, yet these paintings of seemingly crappy jpegs make me want to hang them on a wall and sit back in admiration because of all the texture and subtlety in colors. Touché, Andy.