Category Archives: Art

Meet Joe Black

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Artist Joe Black creates large-scale portraits of various historical and pop culture figures that are more than they initially appear once you view them closer in detail:

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Carhenge

We’ve all heard about Stonehenge located across the pond, but did you know we have our own more superior 100% ALL AMERICAN version here in the good ol’ U.S. of A? In Alliance, Nebraska (population 8,491) Jim Reinder, as a tribute to his father, built a replica of Stonehenge except instead of stones he used vintage American cars

Carhenge is a replica of England’s Stonehenge located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska on the High Plains. Instead of being built with large standing stones, as is the case with the original Stonehenge,[1] Carhenge is formed from 38 vintage American automobiles.

There is also another one made out of styrofoam in Virginia called…Foamhenge. Clap clap clap.

Instalife

Browse some pictures from my life over the past few weeks, such as the one above where I couldn’t resist joining the other hordes of Banksy groupies at one of the artist’s more recent stencils. This one can be found on the corner of 79th and Broadway because nothing screams counter culture street art audience like the Upper West Side.

On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Dog

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In the July 5, 1993 issue of The New Yorker, there on the upper right corner on page 61 was an amusing single panel cartoon by Peter Steiner. A lot of the New Yorker single panel cartoons are amusing and often quite clever, however none of them would quite beat Peter’s for its cultural impact and legacy as the magazine’s most popular cartoon. Here’s a follow-up conversation with the cartoonist about what he’s been up to since those early days of the Internet.

Street Art

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Tec putting the street in street art.

What’s On My Mind

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Artist Gillian Wearing asked strangers on the street to write whatever was on their mind and then photographed the result for her 1992-1993 series “Signs That Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs That Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say.”

The artist’s last name is apropos methinks.

“I Should Build a Wall Around It and Start Charging Money”

Banksy has been running around New York City the past week doing what he does best including updating “few pieces of citizen graffiti a Broadway makeover, slapping the phrase “The Musical” after tags that say “dirty underwear,” “OCCUPY!” and “PLAYGROUND MOB.””

As expected his pieces have been quickly drawing a crowd, but this local resident was already at work scrubbing evidence of Banksy’s visit to the “dirty underwear” tag at 204 Bushwick Avenue. When told it was a by a famous artist, the man responded “I should build a wall around it and start charging money.”

Yes, he should. This is what they did in Park City, Utah to one of Banksy’s stencils. They added a protective encasing around it.

[Insert comment here about the ironic intersection of commerce and capitalism, street art, fame, gentrification of New York City and link to this amazing relevant sighting.]