March 2011, TASCHEN released one the most highly-anticipated books of the year, a monograph simply titled, Basquiat…
From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was catapulted to international fame in his early 20s and died of a drug-overdose at 27. The subject of a feature film by fellow artist Julian Schnabel, Basquiat is one of the most admired artists to emerge from the 1980s art boom. This book explores his short but prolific career.
Check out the trailer of Radiant Child, the newest film on Basquiat.
This is kind of WTF art that the concepts and execution are so strong you just have to say “Wow” to it. Kumi Yamashita makes shadow art, and not just any shadow art, but creating silhouettes by arranging simple objects and lighting to produce these unique pieces.
How do you judge a book?
Meet Rico Genest aka Zombie Boy…
Read all about his amazing story here at rickgenest.com
In this dramatic demonstration of the ability of makeup to transform a person’s appearance, the model in this video reveals a most unexpected secret under layers of professionally applied makeup. He is in fact heavily tattooed model and performer Rico Genest (aka Zombie Boy). The video is a viral ad for Dermablend makeup, whose lineup includes a “Leg and Body Tattoo Primer.” To see the day-long process of transforming Zombie Boy, see the making-of video.
Visit the Dermablend interactive website for more with Rico www.gobeyondthecover.com
This ten minute clip is drawn from the famous 1950s game show, and it’s quite surreal. I don’t use the word surreal loosely: the special guest is Salvador Dali. This is just about the best thing ever. I was definitely born too late. Classic!
Awesome rarity from the archives. Pretty cool if you’re into animation or a fan of Monty Pythons. Enjoy this 15min treasure with Terry Gilliam explaining cut-out animation.