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Ai Weiwei's Google+ Profile

Article: Ai Weiwei's Google+ Profile

Earlier this summer I blogged about Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at the Asia Society. He’s one of my favorite contemporary artists and the collection of photographs he snapped during his time in New York City in the 1980s is incredible. More incredible still: you can now browse many of his pictures from that era on his Google+ page. I was excited, but not surprised, to discover that this world renowned artist had an account on a social networking site. He’s long been active in social media in China, where his political (and critical) voice has earned the ire of the government, as well as two month imprisonment earlier this year…

Collection of rejected New Yorker cover ideas

Article: Collection of rejected New Yorker cover ideas

New York City based artist and teacher at SVA Tomer Hanuka shared some of his rejected New Yorker cover concepts. This one went so far as a final version, but I like this one above that he describes as “one about Winter / Valentine’s day / over-heated apartments / relationships.” Who knows, maybe it’s just…

Harvey Pekar Dies At 70

Article: Harvey Pekar Dies At 70

On July 12, 2010, Harvey Pekar, creator and writer of the autobiographical comic book American Splendor, was found dead at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  While the world may never have fully appreciated the richness of his talent, to those in the know, Pekar was one of the great American storytellers. His work focused…

Roxy Paine on the Roof

Article: Roxy Paine on the Roof

Whether you like Roxy Paine’s work or not, you probably want to touch it. You can’t help it. Since 1990, Paine has created irresistibly tactile sculptures, installations, and even the occasional painting (like the one with the paint literally dripping off the canvas) that almost always reference some aspect of the natural world. His latest…

Beautiful decay: the art of Nate Hill

Article: Beautiful decay: the art of Nate Hill

Don’t let the term ‘rogue taxidermist’ confuse you. Nate Hill is nothing less than an artist, his materials are just less common. Instead of paint, Hill rummages through the dumpsters of New York’s Chinatown at night for discarded animal parts which he uses for his projects. Projects is intentionally vague, since his work ranges from…

H Box at OCMA

Article: H Box at OCMA

Since its debut at the Centre Pompidou in 2007, H Box (H for Hermès), a portable “screening room for presenting major new video commissions” has traveled all over the world. It touches down next in Newport Beach at the OCMA where it will screen work by ten international artists, including Cliff Evans. Evans’ contribution ”Citizen: The…