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QCK3: MARY ANNE

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MRYNN

The BLG Friday Feature is the QCK3 (QUICK THREE). This is where BLG engages in a verbal romp with a friendly MKTG INC employee. Rules of engagement? The introduction is the back of your business card and the corresponding photo is randomly selected from your Facebook page. Hide the womens and childrens!

This week’s subject: Mary Anne

Mary Anne’s designer eyes see thing differently from the rest of us. She sees the same things we do, but with an additional dimension. Are we saying 4D? Yes, we are. She can dimensionalize (not a word) a given product or service and translate it via her vision and skill into something more than the sum of itself  – a something that inspires imagination, grabs peoples’ interest, their loyalty and, finally, their wallets. Is this a complicated way of saying she can really bring a concept to life? Yes, it is.

BLG: I like the warrior photo. You look like you’re ready for battle.

MRYNN: Oh I am. My friend hurt his head and had to wear a wrap around it. So we all wore headbands in solidarity.

BLG: And it’s red! Like the bows on Mary Anne from Gilligan’s Island pigtails! So who’s your Professor?

MRYNN: Gillian’s Island reference. So original.  *PUNCHES BLG*

BLG: Ouch! Sorry! You’re fiesty. No wonder they keep you in the Creative Cage. What do you do besides make pretty pictures and dole out sweet karate chops to people making Gilligan’s Island references?

MRYNN: I ride my bike, play kickball, take mini road trips, go to concerts, you know.

BLG: Biking! Do you know how to change a bike tire? That is always impressive. Or change a car tire? That’s more impressive.

MRYNN: No, I don’t know how to change and if I did I wouldn’t tell you – I’m afraid of change.

BLG: You sound like you live in Brooklyn. What’s a typical evening in BK like?

MRYNN: Usually hanging with friends, drinking with strangers, cutting my jeans into shorts and talking about feelings.

BLG: Friends! Strangers! Cocktails! Jorts! A girl after our own heart.

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October 29th, 2010 at 9:56 am

The William Burroughs Nike commercial

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An all ’round great commercial (great concept, great images, great soundtrack, great script, great delivery…) is this Nike Air spot featuring William Burroughs as electronic UberShaman.  Striding past his avant-garde disciples — and still possessing the energy and insight of Kerouac’s Bull Lee — Burroughs ascends a video pulpit to address the world — and through the ether-amber of the Internet — for all time.

In a 1965 Paris Review Interview William Burroughs said, “And I see no reason why the artistic world can’t absolutely merge with Madison Avenue. Pop art is a move in that direction. Why can’t we have advertisements with beautiful words and beautiful images?”  Thirty years later, he self-fulfilled this prophesy.

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October 28th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

GORILLA IN THE ROOM

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If you are in the area, stop by Lyons Wier Gallery and check out their current exhibition featuring Hebru Brantley and Christophe Roberts. The above piece is one of Christophe’s; he turns empty Nike boxes into wild animals.

Show runs September 9th through October 4th. Opening is this Friday at 6-9pm.

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September 9th, 2010 at 9:35 am

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TRUSTOCORP DECLARES ALL-OUT
ASSAULT ON MR BRAINWASH
IN MANHATTAN

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TRUSTO vs MR BRAINWASH

TRUSTO vs MR BRAINWASH

I’ve been trying to keep you in the loop on Trustocorp activity- check the older posts. The latest is right in our neighborhood and it’s all-out war on Mr. Brainwash. Gotta love art beefs.

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June 21st, 2010 at 2:18 pm

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TRUSTOCORP IS ON THE MAP

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This is a follow up to the 1/15/2009 post highlighting TrustoCorp after signs were popping out in Miami during Art Basel. TristERRRRRR- TrustoCorp takes on the island of Manhattan and in their words,  “highlighting the hilarity & hypocrisy of human behavior.” Takes on an interesting shape. CLICK HERE to check out their new addition to the campaign.

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May 24th, 2010 at 11:50 am

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Umbrella Masacre 2010

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As Tuesday’s wind and rain subsided, the city woke up to a stunning work of contemporary art that might be the most ambitious project the City has seen since Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed The Gates in Central Park. Part statement of the tragic interplay of man vs. nature, and part parasol graveyard, NYC’s sprawling streets became the tragic canvas of literally thousands of mutilated and abandoned umbrellas forlornly lying—twisted, mangled, dead. There’s no telling who the unnamed artist who conceived this staggering work is, but it raises the bar for public artists everywhere.

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May 19th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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Bridge this

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Bridges are humankind’s way of getting past obstacles, linking places and shortening distances. But they don’t have to be boring. The photos are disappointingly small, but worth going through. Includes a da Vinci designed bridge from 1502.

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May 10th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

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“Game Over” for Mario

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Don’t worry, no need to run and tell your eleven-year-old nephew that Mario is out of commission, Peach has got him taken care of. Instead, check out Polish artist Kordian Lewandowksi’s rendition of Michelangelo’s sculpture, “La Pieta,” one of the most well-known sculptures of all time. You’ve seen it every art history book, learned about it in school and maybe even seen it in person at St. Peter’s Basillica. But surely you’ve never expected to see it like this.

Using a large block of Carrara Styrofoam and cutting it with a chainsaw and smaller tools for precision, Lewandowski sculpted, “Game Over,” a full-sized tribute to the most recognizable video game character of all time, our favorite plumber Mario, posed as Jesus, dying in the arms of Princess Peach as Mary.

Though I don’t expect to see this during my next trip the Vatican, the sculpture does stand to be a great pop art piece and is a fantastic, conversation-starting example of combining our modern culture with fine art.

Now imagine Peach as Antioch’s “Venus di Milo” or Bowser as Rodin’s “The Thinker…”

Via http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/9567/michelangelo-nintendo-remix.html and http://wielkiartysta.pl/content/index.html

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May 7th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

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EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

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BANKSY

Bansky presents: The Lambeth Palace

It’s a makeshift 150-seat auditorium in a tunnel under Waterloo train station with popcorn stall, lounge bar and stunning temporary toilet facilities now showing his movie Exit Through The Gift Shop.

Banksy is everywhere. You’re never there. See more inside the theater at cakeheadlovesevil.wordpress.com.

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March 2nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

SEXY BEAST

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Triumph kills it with the Falcon Bullet Motorcycle. This minimal machine is a steel masterpiece. Santa, if you’re listening…

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February 24th, 2010 at 11:39 am