Here is some rad graffiti and wheat pasting art from NYC.
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Wim Delvoye is an oddly fascinating fellow, from creating a machine that actually manufactures REAL POO (!), to other artistic ventures ranging from stained glass field goals to other works of “poop art“. The Belgian artist bought a pig farm in Beijing, China and has been churning out tattooed pigs. Wim’s tattoo art ranges from Disney characters to Louise Vuitton signature pattern to Russian prison tats. Buyers have the option of “adopting” their pig and watching it via web cam while it lives out its days getting tattoos, being fed sugar cubes by visitors and frolicking in a grassy meadow. Each pig receives individual care from appointed “moisturisers” to keep the tats in good condition up until they reach maturity, then they harvest said tattoos in a few ways. You can either have your pig taxedermied, you can get the raw hide to hang on a wall and If you want it real classy, you can get it stretched over canvas. PETA would have a field day with this guy! be sure to check out more here!
Oregon artist MK Guth will exhibit at the Whitney Biennial 2008, beginning on March 6th. Guth uses a variety of media to display her work. Her latest project, “Ties of Protection and Safe Keeping,” joins an increasingly participatory trend in the art world. Using the multiplicity of meaning behind braids, Guth weaves strips of fabric with messages people like you and me write to her, answering the question, “what is worth protecting?” One of the most interesting things about this project is the “meaning making” behind it. The responses to her question can be social, local, political, personal, or all the above. Her project’s meaning takes different shape each time a strip of cloth answering her question is added to the braid. Guth’s projects over the past few years have taken many manifestations of the braid, including these photos of her performing with the braids as extensions. I love the idea of using braids, there are so many cultural meanings to draw from the plait.
The lines between traditional photography and digital illustrations are being blurred. The work of Nick Veasey isn’t new but i stubbled upon it in the latest newletter from LeBook. The work is scientific and at the same time beautiful. the art work can only be created in the modern world.
777 JET IN HANGAR
You don’t just decide one day to X-ray a 777. Nick Veasey worked his way
up – soda cans, sneakers, city buses – until one day he found himself in a
Boeing assembly facility outside of Seattle, manning the controls of a Murrell
Spectale X-ray machine and taking the measure of what might be the largest
object ever to be X-rayed. Veasey placed the individual components of a
disassembled 777 into the X-ray machine, which was housed in a lead-lined
bank vault to protect the photographer from radiation. Following the weeklong
shoot, the final image required another six months of assembly in Photoshop.