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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hot Pants


  • Sauna Pants
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    On Tuesday evening, Lucien Freud overtook Jeff Koons, as the priciest living artist. Freud’s seven foot-long painting titled, “Sue”, sold at auction for $33.6 million US, surpassing “Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold)”, which sold last year for $23.6 million.

    Hell, for $33.6 million, I would part with my entire body of work — and I might even throw-in a shoeshine and ham sandwich, to sweeten the deal.

  • Freud #1
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    Thursday, May 8, 2008


    The Whitney Biennial, one of the world’s most respected exhibitions for contemporary work, is currently on display until June 6th. Artist’s biographies, and the work included in the Biennial can be seen at the link, including the above piece, Divine Violence, by Daniel Joseph Martinez.

  • Whitney 2008
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    Bird Is The Word

    If you are a creative individual, or enjoy the Disney / Pixar films, you will dig this insightful interview with Pixar’s Brad Bird, the Academy Award-winning director of The Incredibles and Ratatouille. In it, he discusses a variety of topics, including fostering innovation, creativity and pushing teams beyond their comfort zones. It’s a really interesting read, and an excellent find by Tom at LPK.

  • Brad Bird Interview
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    Tuesday, May 6, 2008

    What The People Want

    Contributions to Volkswagen’s new ad campaign “What The People Want” are now being considered — and if enough people agree with what you want, your brilliant idea may end up on the SuperSign in Times Square.

    Pretty soon corporations are going to stop paying for marketing, design and advertising, and just have the public come up with ideas for free.

    I wish I was kidding.

  • Volkswagen
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    Monday, May 5, 2008

    José Parlá

    Nice video showing Parlá working on one of his layered handwriting paintings.

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    TIME 100

    TIME Magazine released its 100 most influential list, and for the issue, commissioned some heavy-hitters to design multiple cover options — Chip Kidd, Neville Brody, James Victore and Euro RSCG all contributed.

    It’s difficult to comment on, or critique the covers without knowing the guidelines set by the magazine. For the most part, TIME covers are mundane and uninteresting, and while these are significantly better than the every week magazine, I expected boundaries to pushed further than they were. That being said, I do enjoy the Euro RSCG and Neville Brody covers.

  • TIME 100 covers
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