Aria kites: Las Vegas, NV.
The Mexican muralist Diego Rivera painted in New York City, San Francisco, Detroit, Europe and the Soviet Union. But some of Rivera’s most famous murals and most unusual projects are found in Mexico City.
In Mexico City, Rivera did far more than just paint. He collected pre-Hispanic pottery and indigenous folk art. And he experimented with sculpture and architecture.
And between 1950 and 1952, Rivera built a giant tiled fountain to the Aztec rain god Tlaloc as part of an overhaul of Mexico City’s municipal water system.
Dekotora is slang for “decoration truck,” a term used to describe the artistic flare truck drivers in Japan add to their vehicles. The Dekotora truck drivers who created these works declined to be interviewed, but the glow of their art work can still be seen at night while driving around Japan. Turnstyle News caught up with Yutaro Oyama, a student at Ritsumeikan University who has been studying the Dekotora to see what he thinks of this unexpected art form.
I wouldn’t mind big rigs on the I-5 if they looked like this.
Via @xeni at @BoingBoing. Projections on the Verizon building in Lower Manhattan. I bet someone has a view of this from the Q! Or from DUMBO! Get the pictures up!
Get that Bowery blood boiling.
Aaron De La Cruz at Loft in Space. via booooooom!
On show until November 11 2011
Loft in Space
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
We dream of shooting a booth using some of Aaron’s work
Whoa! Another De La Cruz (variations include delacruz, dela Cruz, de la Cruz, DeLaCruz) that spells his last name like me! And he’s an artist!!! I want to meet hiM!!!!!*#)@($UFSDJF!
International Bucket-Lists Captured in Polaroids
“What do you want to do before you die?” It sounds like the beginning of a very long late-night conversation with friends. In this case, the question is the catalyst for a photo project by Nicole Kenney. Kenney has traveled all over the world, from Kansas to Kerala, India, with a Polaroid camera and sharpie, capturing the faces and pre-death aspirations of thousands of people. Kenney also took the project to a hospice care-center for those who are terminally ill.
In a number of years, Kenney said she will check in with the subjects of the photographs to see how close they are to achieving their wishes. She said she hopes that the photos will serve as a tangible promise to themselves to go forward and make their life-goals a reality.
This is such a great project. I want to own a business and then move to Tulum for at least a few years. Yes.
Huge artwork suddenly appears in Santa Monica neighborhood: Tarps are pulled off to reveal a four-story-high series of colorful square panels by street artists Risk and Retna affixed to the shell of what will be a new home. The intent is to highlight ocean pollution. The city says it must go.
Photo: Corlin hugs his daughter Emilie in front of the work by street artists Risk and Retna. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
They need to keep it up long enough for me to see!
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, who got his start in SAMO, a graffiti collective in Manhattan’s early-’80s downtown scene, and became a famed painter before his death at 27, has been name-checked in numerous tracks in the last two years by the likes of Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West and Rick Ross, bringing his story and work to the attention of a new generation.