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WTF Awesome … The “RGB Colorspace Atlas” by Artist Tauba Auerbach

A couple of weeks ago, we stumbled upon the magnificent “RGB Colorspace Atlas” (Volumes 1, 2 & 3) by New York-based California artist Tauba Auerbach at LACMA in Los Angeles. The artwork contains paper-page cubes and a book or “atlas” of digital offset prints of all the possible color variations in the RGB color model system. The work was recently acquired by LACMA as part of its permanent collection. We’re hearting it very much.

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In New York … Revisiting the Awesome Street Art of Serban Ionescu & David Nordine

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When we first saw this large street art piece by artist Serban Ionescu and David Nordine on Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side in June 2013, they were literally watching the paint dry as they put finishing touches on their roller-shutter mural. At the time, the art work was shadowed and partially obscured by construction scaffolding, as their painting was on a building that was in the throes of renovations that would turn it into luxury condos. The scaffolding was taken down a couple of weeks ago allowing the work to be viewed anew in direct, natural light. We revisited the work and it looks awesome, as seen in the photo below. You can check it out in person on Ludlow Street between Grand and Hester streets in the LES.

New York Street Art … “Snow White” by Invader

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This street art mosaic image of “Snow White” is by the French artist Invader (a.k.a., “Space Invader”) on the wall of a diner in New York City. The artwork is made up of small tiles like all of Invader’s street art pieces, but the use of the animated Disney character Snow White represents a sharp departure in the pop-culture imagery the artist is famous for referencing, namely the iconic graphics of 1980s videogame Space Invader. The “Snow White” artwork pictured above is at the corner of Delancey and Essex streets in New York’s Lower East Side and near the famous “blue” condo building (left) by architect Bernard Tschumi.

Artist Mashes Up Classic Paintings with Social Web Graphics

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In this example above, Ukrainian artist Nastya Ptichek has taken a series of classic Edward Hopper paintings and wryly incorporated the everyday graphical elements we see across websites like Facebook, Google, Instagram and Twitter. Ptichek has created similar mash-ups with classical and Renaissance paintings.

Andy Warhol’s Portrait of Brazilian Soccer Legend Pele

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In the late 1970s, the artist and pop-art superstar Andy Warhol created a series of iconic famous celebrity silkscreen portraits, including this rarely seen painting of Brazilian soccer legend Pele. This Warhol artwork is currently on view at LACMA in Los Angeles as part of an exhibition called the “Futbol: The Beautiful Game”

Artist Creates Awesome Geometric Paintings with Discarded Cigarette Pack Boxes

Santa Cruz, California-based artist Robert Larson creates awesome abstract geometric-patterns on his large canvases using pieces of discarded Malboro cigarette pack boxes he has scavenged as his material. His artwork pictured below was recently exhibited at Volta NYC 2014 in New York City. There’s a good interview on Eyebuzz from a few years a go in which Larson explains how his idea for using cigarette packs as material came to him as he was exploring urban, industrial landscapes and looking for old, distressed metal and wood.

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In NYC … Artist Exhibits Reproduction of Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie

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“Tough Love,” an exhibition of recent work by Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz, is currently on show at the Storefront for Art & Architecture in New York City. The show features some provocative artwork by Errazuriz that riffs on recent and current events. Among the work on show is “Portrait of US,” pictured here, which is a pair of reproductions of Travyon Martin’s bloodied, bullet-punctured hoodie and sweater encased as presented evidence during the trial of George Zimmerman in 2013.

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Mural by Korean Artist Yoon Hyup at Rag & Bone NYC

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Korean artist Yoon Hyup recently had a mural on the wall at the Rag & Bone Jean flagship store in Nolita, in downtown New York City. Rag & Bone has devoted the wall on the Elizabeth Street-side of its shop to showcasing art, with artists putting up new work every two or three weeks. Love it.

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In Brooklyn … Street Art by Artist Judith Supine

Some new photos of fresh street art by artist Judith Supine on Wythe Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We haven’t seen much from Supine in downtown Manhattan the past couple of years, so it’s really great to stumble upon this artwork in Billyburg.

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“Welcome to ______” by Mike Kelley at MoMA P.S.1

The late American artist Mike Kelley created a huge body of influential artwork — more than enough to fill all the galleries of MoMA’s P.S.1 museum in Queens, New York City, which has just finished playing host to a massive retrospective exhibition of his work. We’d been hearing great things about the show and stopped by on the last day this past weekend. Much of the artwork we had seen at a similar though smaller Kelley exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam last year. But there were a lot of outstanding pieces at P.S.1 that we had never seen before, including this signage piece of small-town Americana in the museum foyer. The signage is a take on the “Welcome” signs you see as you enter the city limits of small cities and towns across the United States, with circular, Foursquare badge-like logos of various local community organizations, except here Kelly and produced a sign with part of the town’s name painted over.

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Street Art … “Army of One” + Cat Stencils in NYC

These cats stencils can be found all over New York City, but we see a lot of them in the Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea neighborhoods for some reason. Of greater significance is the “Army of One” graffiti, which is work and moniker of New York-based artist Jef Campion, a.k.a., JC2, who we heard sadly passed away last week. Campion was the artist responsible for some very powerful street art, especially an artwork that remixed that famous Diane Arbus photo of a boy holding a hand grenade. The artist Fumero, who was an occasional collaborator, has written a brief, moving piece about Campion.

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The Apple Mac is 30 Years Old

The Apple Macintosh computer turned 30-years old this past week. Apple has produced a website and short video that looks at some famous Mac users and talks with them about their first Macs and how the machines have changed the way they work. Check it.

Mac 30th Anniversary Video from Joseph Cohen on Vimeo.

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In Southern California … Street Art by Bandit at the Cellar …

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After an awesome day of surfing at San Onofre Beach, a legendary surf spot in Southern California, we went out for beers and grub at the Cellar, a bar in neighboring San Clemente where we were pleasantly surprised to see this stencil street art by the Los Angeles-based street artist Bandit in the bar’s restroom. The town of San Clemente itself is a beautiful beach town that is virtually devoid of graffiti and street art.

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In Miami … At Artist Laz Ojalde’s Studio

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We recently visited the South Beach, Miami studios of artist-designer Laz Ojalde and took pictures of the space and his work, which includes these lights and objet. Ojalde runs a separate design studio called LMNOQ and has developed an aesthetic  around sustainable, minimalist furniture design and art pieces. Super dope stuff.

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Street Art … Fresh Artwork by Diana Garcia and Gabriel Specter at Woodward Gallery Project Space

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This fresh new artwork by artists Diana Garcia and Gabriel Specter at the Woodward Gallery’s Project Space (in front of the Ghost space) on Eldridge Street on New York’s Lower East Side. The work is on view through February 14, 2014. The wall is yet another space dedicated to curated street art, a trend that will keep growing and we love to see.

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“Invader” Street Art by Adam Cost in NYC

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Pictured here is some more wheat-paste street art by the ubiquitous and prolific post-graffiti artist Cost (a.k.a., Adam Cost) referencing the French street artist Invader (a.k.a., Space Invader) and his signature retro-1980s videogame icon. This one is on Crosby Street in SoHo, in New York City.

What’s Outside the Window? – Vol. 33

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The 33rd photo in our What’s Outside the Window? photo project series is this view looking out the door window of the J train on the Williamsburg Bridge as it approaches the Marcy Avenue subway station in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The view looks north up Bedford Avenue with a tenement building covered in graffiti in the center and a painted billboard for the Landmark Vintage Bicycle shop and steelwork  of the bridge in the foreground.

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