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Late edition

I will be a bit tardy with my post today as I have some pressing needs to attend to. But don’t fret as I will be back with the most freshie later on.


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Tall Dark and Shadowy 1/23/09

“Franklins Ramp” Dellene Peralta 1989

  • Arrested Motion has a cool contest up for a signed copy of the new Armsrock book. Well worth it.
  • How about instead of a cabinet position for the arts we ask Obama to actually help fund them. (via Art For Change)
  • More on the phenomena known as the Faireyfication of Obama. Or is it the Obamafication of Fairey? (via art21)
  • Remembering Salvador Dali (via GuardianUK)
  • Bootlegging Salvador Dali (via artdaily)
  • How do you say “Buddy can you spare a dime ” in Mandarin? Is China’s Art market done?
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    Need a sec….

    Today i have a major project to complete so there may not be a digest post today, I’ll try.
    Happy Inauguration day and if you are in Seattle drop by the park at Pine and boren and say Hi.
    i’ll be installing some huge prints there.

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    Tall Dark and Shadowy 1/19/09 MLK Day Edition

    Today is an extremely poignant moment in our nations history as we celebrate the birthday of a man on the eve of the realization of his Dream.

  • Martin Luther King in Montgomery, Alabama on March 25, 1965.
  • Barak Obama in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 18, 2008.
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    Manteca 1/03/09

    Jay Ryan
    Hum 2 Jay Ryan 2008

  • Killer animation from Dutch artist Merijn Hos a/k/a BFree (via Ekosystem)
  • So whats the deal with Obamas’ cultural shift? Mark Vallen attempts to get through the rhetoric.
  • Burque Loc Mike Giant drops some info about his journey to this point in his life (via Fecal Face)
  • Dig the eye candy over at Nascent Ideas
  • Harold Hunter – Zoo York Mixtape 1997

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    A couple artists 12/31/08

    So this is my last post for 2008.
    It’s been an interesting 12 months to say the least. What an amazing situation we all are in for 2009.
    It is like when you wake up from a bad dream to only realize that in fact you were in a coma, the house was on fire and you were rescued right before it collapsed but you have severe burns all over your body and will need at least 2 years of therapy before you will be able to leave the hospital. Hopefully the worst part is behind us but we got plenty to do.
    Sometimes I feel that art is kinda trivial in relation to the tough world out there but then I know that without it what would I talk about. I would end up being another guy who just talks about skateboards and…well I guess I am that guy but still I would talk about it even more. Well lets get to this weeks list of artists that I like. Just a quick side note i originally thought about making this list like a curated art show, I may still do that so bite at my displeasure, but for right now I like the randomness of how this is shaping up. So here it is, the last of 2008……….

    Rammellzee in the Battle Station, 2004 via Powerhouse

    When I first saw Beatstreet I remember being blown away by the style of Afrika Bambaata and the Soul Sonic Force. These dudes looked like african chiefs stepping out of the mother ship. The first time I saw Rammellzee’s artwork i felt that same level of “Holy shit what is this?” I had known of him from Wildstyle, and own the Beat Bop 12″ with the Basquiat cover, but had no idea that this dude was this deep into the math of the universe. A must read for anybody that is interested in street art or writing graff is his treatise “Iconic Panzerisms”. Rammellzee is truly multi media using video and sculpture to create fantastic characters costumed in a post consumer armor. Really you just need to see what he does. Thank god for youtube:

    rammellzee with dj toxic and basquiat


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    C.R. Stecyk III 1985 via Arkitip Magazine

    Stecyk is legend. His ability to marry concepts and reality is what every curator, art director, designer, musician, street performer, skater, etc. dream of having. He had foresight to document and then define for the people the true renegade nature of skateboard culture at it’s birth. His dystopian vision has influenced a generation of artists who look at the mess we are in and decide to shine it and start creating something fresh.

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    Manteca 12/30/08

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    Good Times Robert Hardgrave 2008 via flickr

  • The economic crisis is creating some odd opportunities. With all of the foreclosures there is a surplus of empty backyard pools getting skated in California. (via TWBE)
  • Did you know that Bo Diddley was once the Sheriff of a small town in New Mexico? Here is a great big pile of his music to enjoy. (via Houndblog)
  • Graffiti on Grand Theft Auto billboard raises questions about black on black crime. Pisses off gamers on WIRED Blog.
    (via Bombin’)
  • Mantis Project recycles cigarette filters into knit caps and other wearables. Never mind the smell it goes away with time. En Espanol
  • Painting with permission in Australia:
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