Photos from Shepard Fairey opening

From Juxtapoz:

Photos from the opening night of Shepard Fairey’s solo show at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco.


Post No Bills

From Juxtapoz, interview with Shepard Fairey:

I feel that I am lucky because I’ve created a formula to which my career as an artist, designer and street artist are able to feed off each other. There are some people that are purists that probably still live with their parents who say if you do street art and commercial art, you’re a sellout, but that is just not a realistic perspective for me.


Banksy takes on the Melbourne Street Art Scene

From the Guardian, via Wooster Collective:

What is disappointing about the authority’s attitude is that Australia is probably still the only country in the world to have elevated a graffiti writer to the status of national public hero. Arthur Stace was an alcoholic from the slums of Sydney who found God while listening to a Baptist preacher in a hostel in the 1940s and took to writing the word “eternity” on the ground in chalk. He rendered it in meticulous copperplate script more than half a million times across Sydney over the next three decades, becoming an urban legend before his death in 1967 at the age of 83. He has since been honoured by a plaque, a range of council-approved merchandise and was the centrepiece of celebrations when the word “eternity” in his trademark hand was lit up in 100ft-high letters on Sydney harbour bridge to mark the new millennium.

Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

Deep-Sea Comics, publishers of Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman, and other comic books by David Boswell.

Reid Fleming, the crazy milkman, is known for the phrases, “I thought I told you to shut up!” and “I am not bald, I get my hair CUT this way!”


Duplex Planet

Duplex Planet, where David Greenberger has been asking questions to the elderly for over 25 years. A sample:


FRANK KANSLASKY: (Laughs) Not to me it ain’t!

LEO GERMINO: Because it’s very, very outstanding. It’s important to make
people feel better, too.

FRANCIS MCELROY: Because it’s the run of the country, and it’s very
popular among all people.

BILL NIEMI: Well, it sort of relaxes a person’s mind.

CHARLES SHEA: Without it there’d be no happiness.

ABE SURGECOFF: It brings melody to the people.

HERMAN SEFTEL: It tunes up the system.

DORA GURKEWITZ: We’re lonely people and we live alone, so we like to have

HENRY TURNER: It soothes the nerves. And it keeps you from getting bored
too. Of course my radio was stolen from me.

HOWARD SHERWOOD: Well, I think it’s a great day starter, starter of the
day. Most people put their radio on and it brightens up the day. If we had
a lot more music and less arguments things would be a lot better – all over
the world. In a lot of these countries you aren’t allowed to put music on.

(from Duplex Planet issue # 97)

Shepard Fairey Preview

From Juxtapoz:

A preview of the work from Shepard Fairey’s upcoming show at White Walls in San Francisco.

We got these examples of the work that will be on display next month. The show opens April 1st, 2006 at White Walls in SF. He’ll have a total of 50 pieces in the show plus a huge wall mural installation. See you there?

Street Cans

From Wooster Collective:


Holocaust installation by Santiago Sierra

From we make money not art:

The artist has parked six cars outside the synagogue and attached their exhaust pipes to the building using plastic tubes. It is then filled with deadly gas. Visitors are invited to go inside one by one wearing a gas mask, escorted by a firefighter. Before being allowed in, they have to sign a disclaimer stating they realise the room is full of carbon monoxide.


Shepard Fairey "New Works"

From hustler of culture:

Reception, Saturday, April 1st, 2006
7pm to 11pm
Runs through, Saturday, April 29th, 2006

White Walls
835 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109


The Web This Morning

Photography – Olivier Rebbot, gallery link after Peter Howe introduction

Photography – John Ficara’s Black Farmers in America

Photography Dispatch – Iraqi Special Police Commandos by Guy Calaf

Film Review – Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Photography – Idols + Believiers by Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Artist – Christian-themed artist Thomas Kinkade is accused of ruthless tactics and seamy personal conduct

Balkans – Milan Babic kills himself

Punk Rock – Riot at British Invasion concert

The Web This Morning

Photography – Pictures of the Year winners gallery

Artist – Jude Buffum, does hilarious art with classic 8-bit videogame imagery

Yahoo war reporter Kevin Sites is now in Chechnya

Q&A with Kevin Sites

WFMU – Compilation of the month: Shut up and Play (mp3’s of inane between-song banter). Featuring Slayer, Mercyful Fate, and the infamous Venom in Cleveland tracks

WFMU – And if you liked those, in this post are a few Paul Stanley from KISS clips

KSL – Family resolution causes concern in Kanab

Iraq – Toll in Iraq’s deadly surge: 1,300

CIA – Pillar to press: don’t get fooled again

NYT – More tin than gold for Olympic spots

NYT – poor and muslim? jewish? soup kitchen is not for you

The Web This Morning

Artist – Megan Whitmarsh (especially look at the embroidery)

Photography – Anti-racist demonstration in Paris, by Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Wired – Scenes from the MySpace backlash

NYT – Another White House briefing, another day of mutual mistrust

NYT – Dungeon masters in cyberspace, D&D MMORPG

NYT – Army to pay Halliburton unit most costs disputed by audit

NYT – Chaos in Iraq sends shock waves across Middle East

NYT – Cyberthieves silently copy as you type

NYT – Presidential passage through India, quickly

The Web This Morning

Photography – Photo Mechanic 4.4.2 released

Art/Graffiti – Banksy rocks Melrose

NYT – David Lynch, still disturbing after 20 years

NYT – What civil war in Iraq would look like

NYT – Stephen Colbert

NYT – Dr. Gervais’s Frankenstein, Karl Pilkington

NYT – Book Review, Paul Bremer’s ‘My Year in Iraq’

NYT – Taliban spokesman goes to Yale

NYT – Growing Afghan prison rivals bleak Guantanamo

NYT – Bringing down Europe’s last ex-Soviet dictator

The Web This Morning

Photos – War photography shot within first-person-shooters

Photos – Matt Holloway, a photo each day of the year

Art/Video – The Twisted Films of the artist PES

Humor – Despair.Com Demotivating Posters 🙁

NYT – Carlotta Gall: Afghanistan producing bumper crop of heroin

NYT – Wal-Mart chief executive’s postings on internal management website

The Web This Morning

Artist – Alex Gross

Bruce Sterling on the Sony rootkit scandal

World’s smallest videogames (playable on web)

Pancake Mountain coming to DVD – children’s show featuring appearances by Henry Rollins, Anti-Flag, etc.

Anti-Authority Section:

Pillar’s critique is one of the most severe indictments of White House actions by a former Bush official

Vice President Cheney authorized Libby to leak classified information


White House knew of Levee’s Failure on Night of Storm
Ex-Cheney Aide testified leak was ordered

Drug runners gun down journalists in Mexico

Arrested Development, “should have been popular”