The SR-71, here shown in its A-12 variant, is the most beautiful design object of the 20th Century. It was a burst of raw vision, literally conceived within a dream, and built with the lovely precision of a Faberge egg. Fragile as an egg, it’s skin consisted of hundreds of intersecting geometric panels, [...]
Currently going for about a thousand bucks, one identical pair of photos of Theodore Kaczynski, courtesy of our government.
Apparently this image is of Shirley Phelps-Roper, of the Westboro Baptist Church, from a protest back in March. It’s not just impressionistic tweens, Democrat soccer moms and McGraffiti wannabees that are sporting Shepard Fairey’s brand these days, it’s also subhuman media children in the name of omnidirectional hatred who have joined his posse. [...]
Not in the “Yoko Ono does standup” sense, but in the short comic book by Eric Kostiuk Williams sense.
Nicholas Kirkwood x Keith Haring on Nowness.com.
Drown in the imagitivity! Oooh, the 1980′s are finally being “summed up”, thanks to the power of Swarovski crystals. Is there nothing lazy fashion designer with a bedazzler can’t do? Fashion will save and educate us! Etc…
Luna Park has called for a moratorium on Campbell’s Soup Cans in “Street Art” and couldn’t agree more. Even Warhol’s corpse is bored now, and this is what you get when you let the pot boil for too long, something unpalatable, that must be scraped from the bottom and that ultimately leaves a [...]
I’m of the mind that Goya’s work, especially Los Desatres de la Guerra, has only become more meaningful with time. So meaningful that his painting, The Third of May 1808, demanded a re-creation in staples for an exhibition in Tel Aviv by Tofi Stoler. There’s something very “MOMA gift shop” about this object, [...]
The Library of Congress keeps bringing the heat of history to Flickr’s Commons. For the 150th anniversary of the War of Northern Aggression, they’ve loaded up a cannon load of stereographs, analglyphized them and blasted them across the bow of the internet. So dig up the old red & blue shades and enjoy [...]
El Celso and C-Monster are on the road. Where they’re going, nobody knows. But they stopped at Ant Farm’s Cadillac Ranch long enough to throw some serious colour onto one of those old Caddies.
I miss Cadillac Ranch, ya’all are making me road-sick. Here’s the same car back in [...]
In the past day or so, The Getty has been uploading a host of short, narrated overviews of objects in its collection to its YouTube account. Some of them, like Titian’s Portrait of Alfonso d’ Avalon, Marquis of Vasto, in Armour with a Page, one of my favourite paintings in their collection, is [...]