I actually like Damien Hirst but this commentary is on point and fucking hilarious.
When I was studying abroad in London in 2009, I saw this Subodh Gupta sculpture at the Tate Britain Museum’s Triennial. Line of Control is a 3-story tall mushroom cloud made out pots, pans and other metal utensils. Subodh is a native of New Delhi and a product of the Saatchi machine.
I’d love to see some of these mind-blowing works in public parks.
William Hart will be livestreaming non-stop for 3 days from February 23rd to February 25th with hopes of giving his creativity a boost. Tune in here.
In the artist’s own words:
“72 Hours No Sleep” is an upcoming performance that I, William Hart, will be carrying out. The performance will be a self exploration into my creative process as lack of sleep tears down my inhibitions.
During the 72 hour sleep deprivation I will take a variety of artistic and design time-based tests. These tests will be used to find out how my creativity is effected by my lack of sleep. I hope to find, as I approach the 72nd hour, that my mind will go into an altered state of consciousness and become more creative for that period of time.
Two brothers in the late 1980s skipped expensive licenses with professional teams and created some of the best sports posters to ever adorn children’s bedroom walls. If you treated yours with care, pat yourself on the back, because they’re now collector’s items.
I’d love to see someone remake these with modern players. Joakim Noah’s Ark anyone?
Harsky’s got some design game. I’d seen his work in a few random places without realizing it was all the same person. His style reminds me slightly of Jacob Weinstein. He’s done uniforms and logos for the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Hornet, made illustrations for ESPN’s Page 2 and even did a series of re-thought Jordans for Tinker Hatfield’s 30th anniversary party.
Wouldn’t you like to have his job? He has an AOL keyword at http://www.harsky.com/
I came across this photo sometime around the 10th anniversary of Septermber 11, 2001. My gut reaction that it was photoshopped was disavowed. It’s a real picture taken by Thomas Hoepker in Brooklyn after the towers fell that day.
Many think pieces have already been written by pundits with larger vocabularies than myself. It’s an interesting, ironic and slightly haunting reminder of American propensity to ignore and forget violence, war and suffering at the expense of their pursuit of leisure.
Peter Gronquist’s work grabs your attention and doesn’t let go.
It’s a mish-mash of many things that don’t belong together. Weapons and high fashion. Filth and opulence. First World and Thirld World. Complexity and simplicity. The hunter and the hunted. Promiscuity and chastity. The victim and its assailant.
It’s fascinating how he is able to eschew so many statements about our complicated world using a few very simple metaphorical feats.
And even if you don’t dive deep, this shit is still fun as hell to look at.
On top of it all, He’s from Portland, Oregon.
A friend recently told me that, “In order to be a designer, you must learn to see the world differently.”
It’s easy to look at an object and think that it doesn’t look right or could look better, but taking it to the next step and thinking in detail how it could be improved is entirely different.
Tom Sachs sees the world differently. He recently released a video called “Color”. It explains his studio’s opinions on each color. I had never thought about color the way he explains it and I’ll never think about olive green or Mcdonald’s Yellow ever again.
A good designer analyzes everything about objects and understands that colors can tell a story in ways that no words can.