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Sub Routines 3/12/09

Antonio Frasconi
Twins Antonio Frasconi 1947

  • A short trip through the calling cards of 70’s/80’s Chicago gangs (via supervision)
  • 3 artists who demonstrate how the politics of the age affected the development of modern art (via mental floss)
  • French street artist Space Invader has a new documentary about his “Invasions” of the worlds cities (via visual culture)
  • “Fairey’s willful pattern and practice is to repeatedly copy the works of other artists and photographers, While plaintiffs have attempted to cloak their actions in the guise of politics and art, there is no doubt that they are profiting handsomely from their misappropriation.” AP finally sues Shep Fairey over the Obama image. To make matters worse he is also getting hit with 29 other vandalism charges in Boston. I bet he wishes he didn’t brag about being more up than any graff writer in Boston. Also in an effort to save face, or protect his neck in this lawsuit business he has dropped his cease and desist case with the steeler baby.
  • Best style? Most respected? Outtakes from the seminal 1982 graffiti documentary Style Wars (via wyw)
  • “We all wandered into a country fair, where we could at least find some shade and cold drinks. I remember I took some pictures of Kurosawa walking around, including one that shows him in the midst of a Cajun band, the Louisiana Playboys.” Wim Wenders lazy sunday with Coppola, Lucas, and Kurosawa (via guardian)
  • It’s all about production at Flavor Paper (via funderburg)
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    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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