The New Yorker magazine artist Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was one of America’s most beloved artists. He is renowned for the covers and drawings that appeared on and in the magazine for nearly six decades and for the drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. Steinberg’s art cannot be confined to [...]
Perpetual wall calendar designed by Gideon Dagan. Setting the calendar is easy; you move the two magnetic balls to mark the date and month. This simple yet sleek calendar was made for the Museum of Modern Art, can be used year after year thus making it an eco-conscious. Its string-tethered gravity-defying ball is suspended in mid-air, [...]
NIGEL COOKE EXHIBITION AT BLUM & POE Nigel Cooke exhibition is currently showing at Blum & Poe till February 12, 2011. Cooke’s paintings, “hybrid theatrical spaces” as he has called them, often depict fantastic graffiti-strewn architecture and supernatural landscapes. Rendered in a naturalistic style that bounces back and forth between affirmation and complication of the [...]
Talia Greene is a multi-media artist who incorporates photography, digital printing, drawing, and sewing in her work. We are especially fond of her multi-media prints and her use of actual bees. The series of prints called Colony, pairs altered portraits of 19th century Westerners with altered Orientalist postcards taken and traded by Westerners in the Colonial [...]
Fantastic ad called Snickers ‘Game’ features Betty White playing football with the guys. There’s a twist. It’s absolutely hysterical!! Now that’s advertising!
Light Guards: Manfred Kielnhofer’s Sculptural Lighting System Designer Manfred Kielnhofer created these eery yet beautiful ‘Light Guards’, each a lamp sculpture, fabric draped over an invisible human-like shape. Here we see Kleinhofer’s ‘Time Guard’ sculptures. What do the life-sized polyester figures represent? Are they supposed to inspire awe, compassion or fear?
Butt Johnson’s first solo show at CRG Gallery, The Name of the Rose, opens January 14 and runs through February 19, 2011. The show will feature drawings that fuse the idioms of old master drawings and engravings with a subject matter both contemporary and allegorical. In employing the visual language of engravings writ in the [...]