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Ala Champ Magazine Issue 8

ArtsComments ⋅ May 29, 2014
London and Tokyo’s Ala Champ Magazine has just released its 8th issue titled “Revolution.” Featuring in-depth interviews with the likes of Stephane Ashpool of Pigalle and skate photographer Mike O’Meally, the latest issue incl...

“La Dame à la licorne” Skateboard Decks by boom-art

ArtsComments ⋅ May 27, 2014
French skateboard gallery boom-art has taken the French medieval artwork “La Dame à la licorne” and transposed it onto three seven-ply American-made skateboard decks for its latest skateboard art project. This famous Middle Ages tapestry...

Os Gêmeos Spray Paint the Brazillian National Team’s Airplane

ArtsComments ⋅ May 27, 2014
The Brazilian National Team’s Airplane for the World Cup has received a makeover as their fellow countrymen, graffiti artists Os Gêmeos, were commissioned to add their touch to plane. A massive 1,200 cans of spray paint were used to create the...

Pen & Paper: James Jarvis

ArtsComments ⋅ May 26, 2014
We recently sat down with James Jarvis on an in-depth conversation about his illustrious career, covering his early inspirations, skateboarding and toy design. With the closure of his AMOS label in 2012, Jarvis pursued a new project called Spheric Di...

A Short Profile of Japanese Artist TWOONE In “Cast A Shadow”

ArtsComments ⋅ May 26, 2014
In this short clip, Australian filmmaker Michael Danischewski delivers a portrait based of Hiroyasu Tsuri, also known as TWOONE. Filmed over three months, “Cast A Shadow” explores the Japan-born, Berlin-based artist’s enigmatic styl...

COPE2 Bowery & Houston Mural

ArtsComments ⋅ May 24, 2014
Longstanding graffiti artist COPE2, who began his tenure in the late ’70s, recently painted the corner of Bowery & Houston, New York. Without departing far from his trademark “wildstyle” aesthetics, the South Bronx native blende...

Quintin Co. Presents: ‘My Name Is…’ with Patrick Martinez

ArtsComments ⋅ May 22, 2014
Quintin Co. presents the second installment of its My Name Is… series, this time highlighting fellow Angeleno Patrick Martinez. Offering a look inside the artist’s Los Angeles studio while gleaning some reflections from Martinez himself,...

Banksy’s Webby Award Acceptance Video

ArtsComments ⋅ May 22, 2014
Thanks in large part to last fall’s “Better Out Than In” in New York City, Banksy was recently named “Person of the Year” by The Webby Awards. In lieu of an acceptance speech, the ever-elusive artist released this recap...

Greg “Craola” Simkins “Good Knight” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ May 22, 2014
Taking viewers to a mysterious world filled with bizarre narratives, Greg Simkins – better known as Craola — recently unveiled a new body of work titled “Good Knight” at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Inspired by his dreams and...

Grotesk x Case Studyo “SNOW BEACH”

ArtsComments ⋅ May 22, 2014
Grotesk and Case Studyo recently teamed up to produce a special “SNOW BEACH” handmade wooden sculpture. Measuring half a meter tall, the figurine was designed to be “as minimal and crisp as a POLO windbreaker” with its angular...

10 Corso Como A – Z by Carla Sozzani

ArtsComments ⋅ May 22, 2014
Italian gallerist Carla Sozzani has created a book that provides a glimpse into her mind as one of the greatest contemporary curators of style in the world of photography, fashion and design. 10 Corso Como A-Z describes the journey of Sozzani as she...

Bite Me Magazine Issue 1

ArtsComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
From the minds of Katrina Tran and Jason Schlabach comes the newest Hong Kong-based imprint Bite Me – “an independently published art magazine that has a not-so-serious, cheeky perspective of cultural phenomena.” For its inaugural May issue – The But...

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for V Magazine Issue 89

ArtsComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
Having featured the likes of Kate Upton, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian in recent memory, V Magazine now turns its attention to model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Summer 2014. Shot by photographer Collier Schorr and styled...

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® ARTISAN SERIES Contest Announcement

Arts ⋅ May 21, 2014
In 2010, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin partnered with Russell and Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation to help pave the way for the next generation of artists. Connected by a common and unique commitment, both have gone forth in helping asp...

How a $15,000 USD Golden Skateboard Gets Made

ArtsComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
In this latest episode of Dose from Network A, we get a look at how The Golden Skateboard produces its gold-plated skateboards. The work of New York City artist Matt Willett and his father, who works for a company that makes gold-plated components fo...