On a small grass field, a group of young students walk in a row lugging paint cans. Last Saturday, early in the morning, some of the younger members of A Place Called Home -- a South Los Angeles non-profit organization that helps 8-to-20-year-olds through mentoring, art classes and more -- gather ex ... More >>
Stanley Donwood doesn't have the slightest objection to the term "commercial artist." Often considered the sixth member of the band Radiohead, the 44-year old Essex native is responsible for all of the band's artwork since 1994 and has the commercial marketplace to thank for part of his success. "It ... More >>
Does your inner child ever wonder what happens when you put a pack of gummy bears in the microwave for a minute and half? How about an Oreo or a handful of Whoppers? That kind of morbid curiosity is the basis of one of our new favorite Tumblrs, MicroWhat, whose simple conceit is taking any item -- m ... More >>
Courtesy Gagosian GalleryDamien Hirst's 12-foot wide painting entitled Isonicotinic Acid Ethyl Ester (2010-11)
"I often get asked about the spot paintings," said artist Damien Hirst in 1997, interviewed eleven years after he'd begun painting colored dots on white, spacing them systematically ... More >>
"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity." --Japanese polka dot artist, Ya ... More >>
Shepard FaireyPeace Guard by Shepard Fairey, available at the new digital art company s[edition]When you can have a Shepard Fairey image on your computer for the cost of a right click, is a company like s[edition] barking up the wrong tree, or ahead of its time?
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"Myths, Monsters, and Legends,"the newest show at Rankin L.A., is the obvious product of two good friends completely enjoying themselves -- if the two friends were super famous millionaire artists whose idea of a good time was to dress up a supermodel in enough prosthetic make-up so that she ... More >>
Shannon CottrellLeonardo da Vinci, by way of Aled LewisSee more of Shannon Cottrell's photos in "SUPER iam8bit in Echo Park: Video Games and Art."
Part of pop art's appeal comes in instantly recognizing icons from contemporary life. Andy Warhol's soup cans might've been ridiculously mundane, ... More >>
InstructablesA version of Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night," rendered in bacon.Ever yearned to recreate Vincent Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night" painting in something other than boring, old paint? Of course you have. Now, Instructables teaches you how to do it in bacon with this handy four-st ... More >>
By Barbara Celis
David Bowie, U2, Madonna, and the Rolling Stones. What could they possibly be doing together in the Meatpacking district of New York yesterday? Just hanging out at a party with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Damien Hirst and Barack Obama. Kind of.
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Skull Bread, a.k.a. "Night of the Living Bread" by Noah Scalin
Noah Scalin loves skulls. Loves. Skulls. He is 37 years old, lives in Richmond Virginia, and runs the socially conscious design consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion. He is known for his Skull-A-Day project, which consists of a webs ... More >>