On display at Gallery 1988 on Melrose in LA from August 30th to September 14th.
High Definite/Artsy Sh*t
Mica Angela Hendricks lets her 4-year-old daughter finish some of her drawings, and the results are pretty fantastic.
Not surprisingly, I LOVED what she drew. I had drawn a woman’s face, and she had turned her into a dinosaur-woman. It was beautiful, it was carefree, and for as much as I don’t like to share, I LOVED what she had created. Flipping through my sketchbook, I found another doodle of a face I had not yet finished. She drew a body on it, too, and I was enthralled. It was such a beautiful combination of my style and hers. And she LOVED being a part of it. She never hesitated in her intent. She wasn’t tentative. She was insistent and confident that she would of course improve any illustration I might have done. …And the thing is, she DID.
See more at Mica’s blog.
A segment of Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson’s speech delivered to his alma mater, Kenyon College, in 1990, illustrated by Zen Pencils. See the rest after the jump.
Voice Tunnel is an interactive light and sound installation by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and transforms the 1,400 foot long Park Avenue Tunnel with 300 theatrical spotlights that produce glimmering arches of light along the tunnel’s walls and ceiling. Participants influence the intensity of each light by speaking into a special intercom at the tunnel’s center which records their voice and loops it. Louder speech will increase the lights’ brightness proportionally, creating a Morse-like code of flashes throughout the tunnel. The individual voices areheard as pedestrians walk through the tunnel, on 150 loudspeakers, one beside each light arch and synchronized with it.
At any given time, the tunnel is illuminated by the voices of the past 90 participants: as new participants speak into the intercom, older recordings will get pushed away by one position down the array of light fixtures until they leave the tunnel, so that the content of the piece is changing constantly.
The Voice Tunnel is open to pedestrians at the 33rd Street entrance between 7am and 1pm on August 17th.
Jay Z’s made it a priority to let the world know that he appreciates art. His latest project, Magna Carta Holy Grail, included enough fine art references to sound like it could be a MoMA commercial jingle, which was then coupled with his recent short film directed by Mark Romanek, a tribute of sorts to Marina Abramovic. Throughout his 16-track album Hov managed to name-drop a list of artists whose work I’m sure he can afford to buy, hang in his crib and encourage Blue to “lean on that shit.”
We get it, you can wipe your ass with hundred dollar bills, but sorry Jay, you’re neither “the new Jean Michel” or “the modern day Pablo Picasso.” If said artists could return the favor and include you in their work though, it might look something like this.
I’ve posted the Basquiat (above) and Warhol (below) pieces since their birthdays flank today.
See the full set (including Picasso, Shepard Fairey and Roy Lichtenstein) at FRANK151.