Posts Tagged ‘Video’
Christie’s is dead set on marketing itself as the “cool” auction house and they’ve succeeded wildly with the release of the new teaser video for next week’s “If I Live I’ll See You Tuesday“contemporary art evening sale on Monday, May 12th. The clip features pro skater Chris Martin riding through the auction house, giving a behind-the-scenes look at highlights from the upcoming sale including to-die-for pieces by iconoclast artists like Richard Prince, Basquiat, Read More
When Time Magazine made its feature “How China Sees The World” the cover story of this week’s issue, it chose controversial Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei to create the amazing image accompanying it. Time’s Managing Editor Rick Stengel called the image in support of the article exploring the Communist nation’s newfound power and influence a work of “artistic supremacy,” 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
Bitcoin is a decentralized electronic cash system that uses peer-to-peer networking along with digital signatures and cryptographics to generate currency, and it threatens to upend existing global currency systems & institutions the way Napster and The Pirate Bay disrupted the entertainment industry. For all its looming significance, however, few people truly understand it. Now, Duncan Elms has directed, designed, and animated a must-see video “Bitcoin Explained” that should be considered essential viewing for anyone with a savings account and a computer.
Modern design icon and past Supertouch collaborator Marc Newson’s London home is a study of rustic modern architecture that serves as a comfortable foil to his normally space age sleek design sensibility in this artist-guided tour.
French rockers Phoenix killed it on Saturday Night Live yesterday with two new songs, “Entertainment,” and “Trying to be Cool/Drakkar Noir” from the great new album “Bankrupt” Read More
The latest addition to curator Eric Firestone’s Phoenix, Arizona-based Boneyard Project is a giant vintage Lockheed Jetstar covered in the trademark bright graffiti stylings of NYC Pop Art legend Kenny Scharf. For those not familiar with the Boneyard, it’s a massive plot of desert land populated by vintage jets rescued from salvage yards and converted into “art planes” by a wide-ranging cast of art world anti-heroes including Shepard Fairey, Retna, Faile, and Richard Prince, to name a few. Read More
Needless to say, young Pharrell is more than a little outgunned in this artist discussion with legendary Black Flag frontman and punk icon Henry Rollins, but it’s fun to watch the two dig in. Luckily, the topic of conversation never turns to wanton hedonism, conspicuous consumption, or overt consumerism, but hey, why would it?…
The name Bombino is likely news to the majority of Westerners, but now that The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach has taken up his cause, we can only hope that his cryptic moniker will soon become a household name among discerning rock fans. Hailing from the Tuareg region of Saharan Africa, the nomadic guitar virtuoso was discovered by the Ohio guitar player turned mega rock star via a short online clip of his music. What Auerbach saw immediately compelled him to invite the musician to a session at his Nashville studio where the Key’s leader produced Bombino’s breakthrough recording, “Nomad,” (adding subtle Nashville touches like pedal steel guitar to Bombino’s shredding African riffs) released this week internationally. Read More
Having sold off the majority of his original guitar collection to benefit his own Crossroads rehab program in recent years, rocker/art collector/style connoisseur Eric Clapton has now teamed up with Fender, Gibson, and Martin Guitars to create the vintage “Crossroads Collection.” The series is comprised of reissues of some of his favorite historial axes, including his 1957 refinished Les Paul Goldtop, “Lucy,” and his maple neck ’50s Strat, “Brownie,” with profits from all sales going to his foundation. Watch him play all three: Read More