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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...

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...

Woodkid: Directing Creativity

MusicComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
It takes a certain set of skills to turn an artistic direction into something tangible and to great effect, and Yoann Lemoine, better known as Woodkid, is the man who makes it happen. Responsible for Pharrell Williams’ viral “Happy”...

Converse “Open Studio” Exhibition @ The Space Hong Kong Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
On its second year, Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 took the city by storm. Alongside a roster of international acts shown at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, art events such as Converse’s “Open Studio” at The Space also pro...

POW! WOW! Hawaii x Polynesian Voyaging Society “Hokule’a's Worldwide Voyage” Project

ArtsComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
Hokule’a is a Hawaiian voyaging canoe that’s navigated without the aid of any modern instruments. The iconic canoe — alongside its sister canoe Hikianalia – has completed nine voyages around the world and this Friday, it’...

CYRCLE. “Collapse Part 1″ Mural In Malmö

ArtsComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
Los Angeles-based art collective CYRCLE. recently touched down in Malmö, Sweden to present their mural “Collapse Part 1″ as part of Artscape Festival 2014. Continuing CYRCLE.’s “OVERTHRONE” campaign, the mural stood as a...

Andy Warhol Museum to Open in New York

ArtsComments ⋅ May 20, 2014
Having recently made headlines for a group of Carnegie Mellon students that discovered a collection of digital artwork in its archives, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh announced, in collaboration with the developers of Essex Crossing, that it wi...

Damien Hirst Returns to “Natural History” with ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’

ArtsComments ⋅ May 20, 2014
Damien Hirst returns to his acclaimed “Natural History” series with the introduction of Gone But Not Forgotten. Playing with the ideas of legend, history and science, the piece sees a three-meter-tall woolly mammoth skeleton gilded and en...

Krink & Gatorade “Expression of Bold and Intense Flavors” Fierce Collective Venice Beach Event Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ May 20, 2014
Gatorade and KRINK recently gave Venice Beach-goers a welcome mix of street art and street ball with its “Expression of Bold and Intense Flavors” event. Rolling through LA’s streets in a special graffiti-infused truck customized by...

Joyce Boutique HK Launches Creative Space with LilKool

StyleComments ⋅ May 20, 2014
Hong Kong’s Joyce Boutique will soon open the doors to its new creative space housed at the former Police Married Quarters (PMQ), as part of its “Joyce Cares” social enterprise. To re-introduce the building, first built in 1951, Joy...

jeffstaple Presented by Wish Atlanta

StyleComments ⋅ May 20, 2014
Wish Atlanta recently had the pleasure of hosting streetwear legend jeffstaple of Staple Design for an evening at the High Museum of Art. With over 150 attendees, he delivered an inspiring talk about his personal endeavors throughout the industry and...

EVISU x D*Face Partner for D*Face’s Solo Exhibition in Asia

StyleComments ⋅ May 20, 2014
Japanese denim label EVISU will be launching a special capsule to tie in with D*Face’s solo exhibition in Asia. There, the British contemporary artist presented his visual commentary on the endless feed of information and images directed at soc...

The Rise and Fall of Sketch Artist Gary Myrick

ArtsComments ⋅ May 19, 2014
Taking an unorthodox approach from its typical considerations, The New York Times invites us into the courtroom for a portrait of Gary Myrick – longtime sketch artist for the Texas justice system. For the past 38 years, Myrick has worked as a silent...

Tate Restores a Priceless Vandalized Mark Rothko Painting

ArtsComments ⋅ May 19, 2014
Art purveyors might remember that a year and a half ago, one Wlodzimierz Umaniec was jailed for vandalizing a Mark Rothko painting – Black on Maroon, to be specific – in Tate Modern’s permanent collection. Some 18 months after the act, Tate is...