FROM THE VAULT///ANDY WARHOL PAINTS DEBBIE HARRY ON AN AMIGA COMPUTER

February 6, 2009  |  art, Art History, Techno Babble, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Debbie Harry es una buena Amiga...

Long before there were Steve Job's flashy Mac World technology summits, prehistoric computer rival AMIGA staged a 1985 publicity event in which ANDY WARHOL created his first computer-generated portrait using a then wildly-futuristic digital camera and the Amiga's pioneering graphic filters. Fittingly, the portrait subject was DEBBIE HARRY and the results weren't too far off from his off-register silkscreen prints. From the looks of things, Andy was pretty satisfied with the results. In the end, however, Apple won the space race, as Andy never made the Amiga logo into an art piece...

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The future of art circa 1985: The Amiga 1000...

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Apple's esteemed placeholder in the annals of modern art...

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VENICE///BADASS BOATING AT THE BIENNALE…

June 10, 2007  |  Techno Babble  |  Comments Off

It's been a minute since we checked in with our favorite Chi-Town native, DZINE, and last nite's debut of his latest art installation consisting of a totally kustom "lowrider" speedboat & bicycle at this year's VENICE BIENNALE seemed like the perfect occasion. Eschewing the traditional venues of the highbrow international art fair, D instead chose to make his statement in the city's most famous place, its intricate maze of canals with a kustom float unlike any other, titled "The Dnipro." Featuring a total of nine TV screens, 22 speakers with lights, eight amps, original 1963 Impala chrome trim and side mirrors, custom bucket seats, ostrich leather interior with religious fabric accents, state-of-the-art Pioneer CD/DJ equipment with Alpine touch screen videos, a laser light show and a smoke machine, all powered by chromed-out Chevy engine with (of course) neon lighting, this little beauty is long on showmanship and short on subtlety. When on land it travels in a matching kustom trailer, which also houses an equally badass matching lowrider trike the artist has constructed to make his travels on land more stylish. Is it bitchin? Sho ‘nuff. Is it art? You be the judge...

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Find Dzine's "The Dnipro" installation at the Ukranian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. If you're lucky (or a lady), you just might get a ride...

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NYC///SATURDAY NITE BRO-DOWN…

June 8, 2007  |  Techno Babble, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Tristan Eaton x London Police

New Yorkers looking for some Saturday nite art action only need head downtown to THE SHOWROOM NYC for the opening of the THUNDERDOG STUDIOS-curated "Collabro" show (contrary to the masculine implications of the name, rest assured there's girls in there too). The exhibit features collaborative art pieces by over 120 artists including Stash x Futura, Ron English x Daniel Johnston, Tristan Eaton x The London Police, Jeremyville x Bigfoot, Crash x Freddi C, Mark Bode x Poor Al, Filth x Mean, and Mike Giant x Mike Maxwell, Read More

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