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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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“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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SNEAKERS ARE STILL EVOLVING

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HANDMADE CHUCKS

Pulled this from Opening CeremonyHandmade Leather Chuck – SE individually hand made by italian-trained designer Ryusaku Hiruma. No detail has been overlooked in these all-leather converse all stars. Shoe features a hand-stitched body, hand-cut adornments and leather soles. Only 64 pairs of each shoe are created, worldwide. Available in milk and black. $600.

I don’t know if I’d pay six hundred for a pair of chucks but they are hand made and the odds of someone else rocking these are slim. This just shows how the sneaker is still evolving.

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May 4th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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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

Ghost Stories: New Designs from Nendo

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Museum of Arts and Design Collection Database.

Ghost Stories: New Designs from Nendo transforms the MADProjects Gallery on the Museum’s second floor into a magical landscape of new designs that imbue chairs, vases, and lamps with whimsy and optical illusion. Founded and led by Canadian-born principal Oki Sato, Nendo has garnered international attention and more than 45 design awards for its beautifully simple yet surprisingly humorous work in interiors, furniture, product design, graphics, and architecture.”  This collection is based on surprise and illusion, as many of the pieces appear to float, disappear or diffuse.

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November 12th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

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NO CEILINGS ON CREATIVITY

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“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee

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November 12th, 2009 at 11:38 am

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Chiharu Shiota

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Incredible rope/yarn/textile sculpture from Osaka artist Chiharu Shiota. More below!

Chiharu Shiota – BOOOOOOOM!

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November 4th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

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