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  • Magic Realism

    Reported by Kyle Blue, 2 October 2009, 20:02 PM

    This is a really interesting collection of images compiled and curated by Yes Studio from London. I stumbled upon this link while browsing their site tonight, they have a really strong body of work. Being unfamiliar with the term “Magic Realism,” turned to Wikipedia for a bit more information. Quoted below in full.

    “Magic realism, or magical realism, is an artistic genre in which magical elements or illogical scenarios appear in an otherwise realistic or even “normal” setting. It has been widely used in relation to literature, art, and film.”

    “As used today the term is broadly descriptive rather than critically rigorous: Matthew Strecher has defined magic realism as “what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something ‘too strange to believe’.”[1] The term was initially used by German art critic Franz Roh to describe painting which demonstrated an altered reality, but was later used by the Venezuelan Arturo Uslar-Pietri to describe the work of certain Latin American writers. Today, there are many writers whose work falls in the category of magical realism.”

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    Richard Prince: Untitled (Original), 2007

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    Joel Tettamanti: Chemicals, 2006-2007

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    Allora & Calzadilla: Clamor, 2006

  • Kevin Bradley, Industrial Strength

    Reported by Kyle Blue, 9 September 2009, 15:14 PM

    Kevin Bradley of Yee-Haw Industries has a show opening in Atlanta at Gallery Stokes tomorrow night from 7-9 pm. Definitely a must see if you’re local to the area. Here is a link to a previous post from my visit to the studio in Knoxville earlier this year.

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    Opening September 10, 7-9 pm
    September 10-October 17

    Gallery Stokes
    261 Walker Street SW,
    Atlanta GA 30313

  • Charley Harper for Habitat Skateboards

    Reported by Kyle Blue, 30 July 2009, 09:38 AM

    I am excited to learn of this recent collaboration between the late Charley Harper and Habitat Skateboards. I’ve recently learned that this is the 3rd series (Fauna Foes) Habitat has done with Harper’s artwork (check this link). The results of the recent team up are stunning and I love how well Harper’s wildlife illustrations integrate with the skateboards. Surely these are made to shred, but would you really want to ride these?

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    If you’re local to Ohio be sure to check out opening on Friday, July 31st at 7 pm.

    Contemporary Arts Center
    44 East Sixth Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Le Tour

    Reported by Kyle Blue, 15 July 2009, 21:58 PM

    The Tour de France has never looked so good! Peep these photos from the photographer Brent Humphreys. Thanks to Boon for the heads up.

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  • Camper

    Reported by Kyle Blue, 15 July 2009, 20:48 PM

    I’ve been hooked on retail design since working at Apple. It appears Camper has recently opened a couple new shops in both Toyko and Paris that are designed Jaime Hayon and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. (via dezeen).

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