philemoji:

semiotics

philemoji:

semiotics

wandrlust:

Route 64 West of Route 89, Arizona, 1986 — David Graham

wandrlust:

Route 64 West of Route 89, Arizona, 1986 — David Graham

thedailywhat:

Lone Ranger Movie Trailer of the Day: Johnny Depp is Native American spirit warrior Tonto, Armie Hammer is John Reid — “a man of the law, a legend of justice” — and Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham Carter also star.

The Lone Ranger is out July 13, 2013.

[iwatchstuff]

yikes.

ilovecharts:

The Famous Grids of Iconic Cities, Deconstructed and Remixed
cinephilearchive:


Steidl have announced that they will soon be releasing a book of sketches by the director and musician David Lynch. The book will feature work spanning back to the 1960s and will vary from spooky night scenes to quick geometric doodles. Check out a bit of what you can expect below.

cinephilearchive:

Steidl have announced that they will soon be releasing a book of sketches by the director and musician David Lynch. The book will feature work spanning back to the 1960s and will vary from spooky night scenes to quick geometric doodles. Check out a bit of what you can expect below.

artnet:

Warhol Foundation Cashes Out
Is this the end of the Warhol market? 
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts said Wednesday that it has enlisted Christie’s to upend the Warhol market by auctioning off the rest of his estate, which includes more than 20,000 works. These items are expected to sell for a total of more than US$100 million! 
“We’re converting art into money,” said Chairman Michael Straus. According to the Wall Street Journal, the foundation aims to use the proceeds to expand the scope of its art-related grant programs.

artnet:

Warhol Foundation Cashes Out

Is this the end of the Warhol market? 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts said Wednesday that it has enlisted Christie’s to upend the Warhol market by auctioning off the rest of his estate, which includes more than 20,000 works. These items are expected to sell for a total of more than US$100 million! 

“We’re converting art into money,” said Chairman Michael Straus. According to the Wall Street Journal, the foundation aims to use the proceeds to expand the scope of its art-related grant programs.

nothing even needs to be fucking said

harmoniesoflight:

#6 Julie Mehretu (b. 1970 -)

I think of my abstract mark-making as a type of sign lexicon, signifier, or language for characters that hold identity and have social agency. The characters in my maps plotted, journeyed, evolved, and built civilisations. I charted, analyzed, and mapped their experience and development: their cities, their suburbs, their conflicts, and their wars. The paintings occurred in an intangible no-place: a blank terrain, an abstracted map space. As I continued to work I needed a context for the marks, the characters. By combining many types of architectural plans and drawings I tried to create a metaphoric, tectonic view of structural history. I wanted to bring my drawing into time and place

These words of the artist herself are perhaps the best description one can make of Mehretu’s works. An abstract analysis of globalization and the expanding structures of capitalism. Despite this, she is politically neutral, even going so far as to be commissioned by Goldman Sachs in 2007 to paint a mural for their building. Her opinion of the corporation; “I don’t see it as an evil institution, but as part of the larger system that we all participate in. We’re all a part of it.” And perhaps this is a part of the logic of her art. Clearly fascinated with the abstract landscape of global civilization, she envisions a certain democratic highway of mass interaction.
In her paintings, everything is ordered by a certain chaotic interconnectedness. Like the charts of collisions of subatomic particles, Mehretu maps out a macroscopic vision of the microscopic interactions that make up the mass of interactions called civilization. Perhaps it may be ironic to quote Marx in regards to such a politically-neutral artist, but not only are Mehretu’s paintings one of the highest expressions of Late capitalism and postmodern signification, they testify to Marx’s declaration that “Society does not consist of individuals, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.”
Her masterpiece to date, and one of the greatest paintings of the last decade is Congress, shown above.

harmoniesoflight:

#6 Julie Mehretu (b. 1970 -)

I think of my abstract mark-making as a type of sign lexicon, signifier, or language for characters that hold identity and have social agency. The characters in my maps plotted, journeyed, evolved, and built civilisations. I charted, analyzed, and mapped their experience and development: their cities, their suburbs, their conflicts, and their wars. The paintings occurred in an intangible no-place: a blank terrain, an abstracted map space. As I continued to work I needed a context for the marks, the characters. By combining many types of architectural plans and drawings I tried to create a metaphoric, tectonic view of structural history. I wanted to bring my drawing into time and place

These words of the artist herself are perhaps the best description one can make of Mehretu’s works. An abstract analysis of globalization and the expanding structures of capitalism. Despite this, she is politically neutral, even going so far as to be commissioned by Goldman Sachs in 2007 to paint a mural for their building. Her opinion of the corporation; “I don’t see it as an evil institution, but as part of the larger system that we all participate in. We’re all a part of it.” And perhaps this is a part of the logic of her art. Clearly fascinated with the abstract landscape of global civilization, she envisions a certain democratic highway of mass interaction.

In her paintings, everything is ordered by a certain chaotic interconnectedness. Like the charts of collisions of subatomic particles, Mehretu maps out a macroscopic vision of the microscopic interactions that make up the mass of interactions called civilization. Perhaps it may be ironic to quote Marx in regards to such a politically-neutral artist, but not only are Mehretu’s paintings one of the highest expressions of Late capitalism and postmodern signification, they testify to Marx’s declaration that Society does not consist of individuals, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.

Her masterpiece to date, and one of the greatest paintings of the last decade is Congress, shown above.

lordyiff:

we mars

lordyiff:

we mars

fboverflow:

first color image from curiosity 

fboverflow:

first color image from curiosity 

artruby:

Paintings / Sculptures by David Hammons. 

(Source: artruby)


Queer Is Where The Heart Is
Queer Is Where The Heart Is is an art exchange between Iceland and the US that explores the many nuances of queerness with a special interest in how queerness relates to place.  As a transitory and ever-evolving identity and social group, roughly defined by what we are not, queers are no strangers to claiming place– making home where the heart is — often in the margins, with fluid definitions, in self-defined categories, relationships, and places.  This project includes exhibitions in Reykjavik and Baltimore, an online archive, an exhibition zine, and a compilation music cd
Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD.On View: Jul 27-Sep 1 
1700 N. CharlesBaltimore, MDwww.themetrogallery.net
7-9pm, Fri 27 July: Opening Party (wine & cheese)  - free!
9pm:  Music & Performances $8 - $8 Mrs. Malfridur Markan (Iceland), Humble Tripe (NC), Glitterlust (DC), The Degenerettes, and Mistresses of Ceremony DAZZLESTORM!
3-5pm, Sat 28 July: Screening & Artist Talk
Artists:Rahne Alexander, Kristen Anchor, Berglind Agustsdottir, Michael Farley, Joseph Faura, Kati Green, Hafsteinn Hafsteinsson, Hakon Hildibrand, Kate Huh, Cyriaco Lopes, Cyle Metzger, Madsen Minax 
CD Contributors:Lovers, Once A Pawn, Le Panique, The Degenerettes, Liam Barnes, Humble Tripe, Shenandoah Davis, Saddle of Centaur, Fucking Lesbian Bitches, Berglind Agustsdottir, Glitterlust, Silence Kid
Zine Contributors: Michael Farley, Rahne Alexander, Megan McShea, Cyriaco Lopez, Martina Kartelo, Kati Green, Hilmar Magnusson, Þór Matthías Theódórsson
Curators:Jaimes Mayhew (Icelandic Artists), Kristen Anchor (U.S. Artists), and Andrea Shearer (Music)

Queer Is Where The Heart Is

Queer Is Where The Heart Is is an art exchange between Iceland and the US that explores the many nuances of queerness with a special interest in how queerness relates to place.  As a transitory and ever-evolving identity and social group, roughly defined by what we are not, queers are no strangers to claiming place– making home where the heart is — often in the margins, with fluid definitions, in self-defined categories, relationships, and places.  This project includes exhibitions in Reykjavik and Baltimore, an online archive, an exhibition zine, and a compilation music cd

Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
On View: Jul 27-Sep 1 

1700 N. Charles
Baltimore, MD
www.themetrogallery.net

7-9pm, Fri 27 July: Opening Party (wine & cheese)  - free!

9pm:  Music & Performances $8 - $8 Mrs. Malfridur Markan (Iceland), Humble Tripe (NC), Glitterlust (DC), The Degenerettes, and Mistresses of Ceremony DAZZLESTORM!

3-5pm, Sat 28 July: Screening & Artist Talk

Artists:
Rahne Alexander, Kristen Anchor, Berglind Agustsdottir, Michael Farley, Joseph Faura, Kati Green, Hafsteinn Hafsteinsson, Hakon Hildibrand, Kate Huh, Cyriaco Lopes, Cyle Metzger, Madsen Minax 
CD Contributors:
Lovers, Once A Pawn, Le Panique, The Degenerettes, Liam Barnes, Humble Tripe, Shenandoah Davis, Saddle of Centaur, Fucking Lesbian Bitches, Berglind Agustsdottir, Glitterlust, Silence Kid
Zine Contributors:
Michael Farley, Rahne Alexander, Megan McShea, Cyriaco Lopez, Martina Kartelo, Kati Green, Hilmar Magnusson, Þór Matthías Theódórsson
Curators:
Jaimes Mayhew (Icelandic Artists), Kristen Anchor (U.S. Artists), and Andrea Shearer (Music)
tucec9:

Panties By the Box.

tucec9:

Panties By the Box.

(Source: hillbillyplease)