This is an incredible piece of work, a Hans Soloesque slab containing a child representative of Diane Arbus’ Boy with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park. After quite a bit of searching I’m unable to locate the artist, but it appears to be a piece submitted to Peace Strike as part of their current collaboration with Art Below via this brief interview on Don’t Panic. Anybody have some info?
Update: This piece has been attributed to Schoony. (thnx, stephen)
An exceptional and chilling collection of abandoned World War II bunkers by Amsterdam-based photographer Jonathan Andrew. While some photos clearly show the decrepit nature of these 70-year-old structures, it’s bizarre how futuristic some of them appear.
Daniel Arsham‘s 90 square foot apartment in Brooklyn is constructed with a lining of 25,000 ping pong balls. The loft space is attached to Daniel’s firm, Snarkitecture, and contains just enough room for sleeping and dressing.
The apartment — which Snarkitecture designed — was built in two months for less than $100 a square foot. That’s about $50 cheaper than your average loft.
Ok, I’m not denying that this is the most awesome toaster-sized loft apartment I’ve ever seen in my life, but aren’t ping pong balls like the most flammable thing of all time? Just sayin, I hope there’s a ping pong fire extinguisher under the bed. (via fastco)
… a series of wires pulled across two wooden posts. They are treated to look like barbed wire, except at the spiny, barbed sections where the wires form letters of the alphabet, A through Z. As a whole, the piece seems like a sinister fence of letters, its menacing script casting peculiar shadows on the walls. The allusion of language as a barricade is unavoidable. Effendy’s piece makes you mull over the role of language and how—especially, in today’s world of information overload—language has the power to encourage progress as well as impede it.
Let’s keep today’s anthropomorphic vibe going with the ceramic Face Mug available exclusively at Uncommon Goods.
Put a smile on that mug with a hungry mouth cubby that bites off more than you can chew. Perfect for serving milk and cookies, coffee and doughnuts, tea and biscotti, or your favorite snack-time combinations.
Emil Alzamora was born in Peru in 1975 and now lives and works in Beacon, NY. I was thrilled to discover his stretched and contorted sculptures made of bronze, gypsum, and ceramic. Via his web site:
The human form is constant within my work. I am interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence. Limitation and potential are as human as flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In my works I strive to make visible this interaction.