Fatal Distraction 1/27/09

Peter Taylor
Handmade Feet Peter Taylor 2008

  • “It’s dark but not aggressive, It expresses the struggle of growing up in London with no money.” Londons dubstep scene is huge but can it break the curse of Bass culture. (via Interview)
  • The Simpsons continues to expose America to culture with references to Henry Darger and Joseph Cornell. View episode here (via Lightning History)
  • The comment on this post on Mare 139’s blog is the most interesting thing I’ve read today
  • LA graffiti writer/urban surrealist MearOne is facilitating our evolution. (via What You Write)
  • “I’m more overwhelmed now by the fact that when you look back on hip hop culture and in particular graffiti, you realize that it was invented by practically children. This whole culture that has taken over the world was the creation of kids who were living in their own world and doing what they did.” A great 4 part interview with Henry Chalfant and Tony Silver, Creators of the landmark graffiti film Style Wars (Via Stealth Mag)
  • Is an art reality show the final realization of the potential for conceptual art? BBC and Saatchi seek out the next big artist via TV show (via GuardianUK)
  • Barkely L. Hendricks – Birth of Cool : (via Frieze Magazine)
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