Posts Tagged ‘Film’
Filmmaker Matt Black visits living Pop Art legend Jeff Koons at his incredible New York factory ahead of the opening of his Whitney Museum career retrospective on June 27th for a closer look at the intense level of perfectionism and detail that goes into every single multimillion-dollar masterpiece.
Anyone feeling a bit short on their knowledge of great architecture need look no further than the new animated short "The ABC of Architects." Created by animators Andrea Stinga and Federico Gonzalez, the piece traces 26 of the world's most influential architects, from Alvar Aalto to Zaha Hadid and their most famous structures.
It turns out the greatest American documentary street photographer since Weegee, Vivian Maier, was also one of this country's best kept secrets. An obsessive midcentury amateur photographer who secretly produced work on par with Diane Arbus for over 40 years in and around the city of Chicago while she quietly Read More
JR talks with Animal NY about his current "Inside Out NYC" project taking over the streets, walls, and billboards of Times Square
Set to debut on HBO on May 20th after premiering to accolades at last month's Tribeca Film Festival, "Inside Out: The People's Art Project" tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project by social activist street artist JR. The documentary follows the French artist as he travels the globe to motivate communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible. Read More
Looking beautiful in the Arizona sunset this week is ROA's incredible painted jet for curator Eric Firestone's ambitious "Boneyard Project." Featuring a giant bird skeleton in the trademark style of the Belgian street artist on a decomissioned jet from the Korean War, the skeletal aircraft stands as a testament to an ambitious project slowly turning Phoenix into a world class art attraction. Read More
Hot on the heels of the opening of his incredible new show in LA (here), last weekend saw the master of Japanese Pop, Takashi Murakami, premiering his first feature film, "Jellyfish Eyes"—which has been in the making for over a decade now—in his native Japan. Opening in posh Rippongi Hills, the premiere was accompanied by an exhibition of the props, character models, and production art used in the making of the film, which was originally intended to be an all-animated feature, but instead combines live action with CG animation. According to Murakami, "'Jellyfish Eyes' is a series of fantasy films for young adults set in the aftermath ofJapan’s recent natural disasters. Read More
Filmed in 2012, this latest installment of Art21 follows artist Barry McGee through his self-titled retrospective exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). McGee, who became interested in tagging while growing up in San Francisco, describes the excitement of putting up new tags and the rush of getting away with it. Read More
Underground art fans have long been devoted collectors of the kitsch paintings of Margaret Keane who became a veritable art star in the 1960s & 70s with her imagery of big-eyed girls and boys that seemingly populated every suburban American living room and den of the era. Read More
Telling a thorough history of where tattooing's been and where it's headed in this country with the help of heavyweight authorities like Ed Hardy, Jack Rudy, Mark Mahoney, Freddy Negrete, and Mister Cartoon, "Tattoo Nation" is the first major documentary on the subject to see a widespread theatrical debut. Beginning this week, the film will begin showing in major theaters throughout the country, illustrating (no pun intended) exactly how massive and mainstream the once outlaw art has become. Read More