Otto Rapp was born in 1944 in Felixdorf, Lower Austria and educated in Vienna. Initially a self-taught painter, he studied at various Galleries and Museums. In Vienna, he often hung out at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, where he admired the work of the Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismus.
Encouraged by an art dealer he began to paint more seriously. After intense traveling he settled in Lethbridge, Alberta, and in 1977 to attended the University of Lethbridge and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
It is apparent the surrealistic master, Salvador Dali, was an influence in his work.
Cool art print by William Powhida. Available to purchase at 20×200. If you dig it get em’ while their hot, the only size left is 14″x 11″. Edition of 500 each $50, with only 331 remaining.
What is Return of the Rhythm Rug Art & Music Jam?
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 8:00pm, at Identity Lounge, begins the NYC Event that blends music and graffiti street art in celebration of the Vernal Equinox, for a real unique experience. DJ’s, Sameer, Shmileen, Tera and Mark VIII will be spinning live, Oktopus will be performing, and artworks from JOSL, CES One, Amierinks (Loco Lou), Meres, J. Mamarella, Mike Die, and Luv 1 will be on show for your viewing and buying pleasure, along with a special meet and greet with the artists.
Rhythm Rug was started by Marley’s Angels and Dennis the Menace (who was a fixture in the NY rave scene back in the early 90′s) to bring people together to enjoy the ecclectic mix of music and street art that is pure New York City. Most, if not all the artists grew up in Brooklyn and have been a part of the graffiti scene since their teens. This year the event returns and plans on being even better than the one before.
We came across this photo today, of a kitty giving another a helping hand. It made us smile and injected a feeling of warm and fuzzy goodness that brightened our day and we wanted to share it. You don’t even have to like cats to appreciate it. The source is currently unknown.
Remember those days long ago sitting on your bed and starting a pillow fight with your unsuspecting sleepover guest? If you really got into it, feathers would soon be floating everywhere, turning your room into a grand snow globe. If you miss those bygone days and long for some hypo-allergenic down tussling, and you live in NYC, your in luck.
Saturday, April 3, 2010 is New York City’s 5th Annual Pillow Fight Day, brought to you by NewMindSpace. As per the event description:
“Pillows fly and teddies soar as you converge for a giant urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a soft pillow and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!
Rules: Please follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and fun pillow fight for everybody!
+ Soft pillows only!
+ Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
+ Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
+ Remove glasses beforehand!
+ Deposit pillows in donation boxes or take them with you.
+ Pajamas welcome.
Cleanup: Please eliminate your use of feathers. As the pillow fight grows in size, so does the mess. By participating, you are pledging to clean up twice the mess you made.
This year, pillows will be collected and donated to a midtown no-kill animal shelter to make bedding for rescued dogs and cats.”
Not only does it sound like a blast, donations are made for a great cause.
If your up for more fun afterwards you can attend the official after party: NewMindSpace 5 Year Anniversary.
To hear other NewMindSpace events, make sure to join the mailing list. If you want to know the location for the pillow fight, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out!
It looks to be a massive event, they already have 10,692 people say they will be attending (as of today) on their Facebook page.