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Jerry Garcia Family Launches Online Visual Art Collection

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Jerry Garcia Family Launches Online Visual Art Collection

March 02, 2017

Jerry Garcia’s family has announced the launch of a new online collection of visual art from the legendary Grateful Dead guitarist, offering up creations from throughout Garcia’s life alongside commentary from his daughter Trixie Garcia.

The Jerry Garcia Collection features both known work and some previously unseen art from the guitarist, who was an prolific visual artist along with his music career.

“I think it was just a way he was able to communicate with the world,” Trixie says in the introduction video, which can be seen below. “I always considered him kind of multilingual. He was fluent in all these different languages, and when words failed in one point, he had other options to express himself.”

Visit the gallery here and view some of the pieces below.

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Read more: https://www.relix.com/news/detail/jerry_garcia_family_launches_online_visual_art_collection#ixzz4af3ds8PG

There’s A Psychedelic Party On A Shoreditch Rooftop, And You’re Invited

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There’s A Psychedelic Party On A Shoreditch Rooftop, And You’re Invited

There’s A Psychedelic Party On A Shoreditch Rooftop, And You’re Invited

Photo: Graham Turner

Shoreditch’s Queen of Hoxton rooftop bar has taken on the theme A Tribute To Dr Strange this year, in a bid to transport revellers back to the flower power age of the 1960s.

Rainbow food adorns the menu, including this psychedelic ice cream sandwich (clearly e-numbers weren’t a concern in the 60s). Burgers, fish and salads are also on the menu, for those with less of a sweet tooth.

Photo: Graham Turner

Ice cream floats, slushies and themed cocktails will cool rooftop-goers down on those long, hot summer days while they take in views of the City and the East End.

Photo: Graham Turner

The decor of the roof garden is every bit as eye-catching as the food, and best of all, entry is free.

We’re not entirely sure what this is, but we wouldn’t want to meet it down a dark alley. Photo: Graham Turner

Special events take place on the rooftop throughout the summer, including film screenings, flower garland workshops, and, for those who really want to embrace their inner hippie, festival clothing customisation sessions. Check the website for upcoming events (there’s a charge for most events).

Those not gifted with a sweet tooth won’t starve. Photo: Graham Turner

Queen of Hoxton summer rooftop is open 7 days a week, 12pm-10pm (closed for special events — worth checking before you go). Entry is free.

Love this? Check out London’s other rooftop bars open this summer.

THE CASTAWAY COLLECTOR OF BROOKLYN

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The Castaway Collector of Brooklyn

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In Boerum Place, Brooklyn, New York lives a man in an apartment with many things. Chong Gon Byun is his name and he arrived in New York City from Korea 25 years ago. Your initial thoughts on Byun might be that he is an obsessive vintage gatherer, a flea market bargain hunter, a hoarder. But a closer look, and you’ll see his ability to sculpt, rearrange, reconnect and rejuvinate castaway and found objects has an unmistakable genius behind it. But before I ramble on, let’s first meet Byun at his Brooklyn apartment…

This beautiful video from This Must be the Place series is brought to you by Lost & Found films.

Naturally, after stumbling across this short documentary, I had to see more of Byun’s work.

https://vimeo.com/14938491

I’m not usually one to appreciate abstract art and so often, sculptures made out of vintage bric-a-brac can look disturbing. Byun however, combines and recreates these castaway objects, with all their history and nostalgia, using such artisanal skill, clever wit,  attention to detail, and might I add, good taste.

Byun’s main work consists of painting and assemblage of discarded objects, cast away from our indutrial consumer society.

“Throughout the 5,000 years of history, we Koreans placed much emphases, on living in harmony with nature, and paying respect to the parents and elders,” says Byun. “Whether the items were antique or new, it was customary for the previous generation to hand over those ancestoral objects to the next generation, as a ritual. The objects that were used and are no longer useful, [but] still has its unique history and invaluable story to tell.”

“The clash between post-industrial civilization, and the present capitalist culture, becomes my main theme and casue for concern.” 

“The clash between post-industrial civilization, and the present capitalist culture, becomes my main theme and casue for concern.”

“When I was growing up in Korea, I always noticed a family portrait adorned  by an antique frame, placed at the center with care, where it can be shown with dignity. Those tarnished and yellowing photographs would reveal the amily’s past, leading in the present and even the future. This image became imbedded in my mind.”

See more of Byun’s work here

A TOUCH OF ART – 12 Reasons To Love Nudity And Celebrate NYC #Body painting Day

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12 Reasons To Love Nudity And Celebrate NYC Body painting Day

Posted: 07/16/2015 8:15 pm EDT Updated: 07/16/2015 8:59 pm EDT
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    Just come down to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street at 2nd Avenue) on July 18. Full details at Bodypainting Day 2015.
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    All Are Welcome
    Andy Golub
    You can volunteer to be a model, artist, volunteer or just enjoy the show.
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    People Of All Races And Colors Will Be All Colors
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    It’s Clothing Optional (Sort Of)
    Andy Golub
    If you want to model, you have to take it all off. But if you just want to enjoy the show, you’ll need to put something on. Your choice.
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    It’s A Great Way To Enjoy New York City
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    Once the models are painted, they’ll parade from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th and 2nd Avenue) to the United Nations.
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    It’s About Free Artistic Expression
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    Artist Andy Golub didn’t change New York City nudity laws, but he did influence how they were enforced. If you’re naked in a public space because you’re creating art, it’s legal. Thanks, Andy!
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    It’s About Body Acceptance
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    It’s A Great Way To Meet People
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    You’ll Definitely Fit In
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    It’s Art
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    And, of course, The Body Is Beautiful
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    . . . In All Its Forms
    Buck Wolf

 Our producer Katelyn Bogucki doesn’t need body paint. She’s already a work of art. Editor Jorge Corona and sound engineer Brad Shannon are our Picassos.

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COOL PEOPLE – Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

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Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Even before his unfortunate passing last week, Leonard Nimoy has been receiving tributes by Canadian Trekkies in the form of currency doodles. Years ago someone noticed that with a few strokes of the pen, Sir Wilfrid Laurier—7th Prime Minister of Canada and face of the $5 bill—looked remarkably similar to Spock.

Ever since, people have shared images online of $5 bills they have found and received over the years that bear the Spock tribute; and since Nimoy’s passing, the amount of ‘Spocks’ in circulation has dramatically increased.

Contrary to the United States, it is not illegal to deface or mutilate Canadian bank notes, although there are laws that prohibit reproducing both sides of a bill electronically. [source]

[Sources: CBC News, IO9, Huffington Post, AV Club]

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Canada has recently introduced new polymer bills that make doodling nearly impossible.
Of course that has not deterred digital artists 🙂

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Photograph via otaking on reddit

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A TOUCH OF ART – THE LONGEST PIECE OF GRAFFITI EVER-TURN SIDEWAYS TO SEE

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At first I was angry because it was the wrong direction, but then I continued scrolling!

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Is this the longest graffiti ever?

This is the art by a French artist called BLUBLU. Check him out on youtube, he does stop-motion animation graffiti and it’s incredible.

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Read More: http://www.trueactivist.com/at-first-i-was-angry-because-it-was-the-wrong-direction-but-then-i-continued-scrolling/

Norman J. Olson a few more poems and artwork

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Norman J. Olson a few more poems and artwork

Norman J. Olson a few more poems and art

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Published on Apr 22, 2014

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a brief poetry reading and art by Minnesota small press poet and artist Norman J. Olson

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LIFE MAGAZINE-1936-2000

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LIFE
Cover of the June 19, 1944 issue of LIFE with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. The issue contained 10 frames by Robert Capa of the Normandy invasion.
Editor-in-chief Edward Kramer Thompson
Categories News
Frequency Weekly (1936–1972)
Monthly (1978–2000)
Publisher Henry Luce
Total circulation
(1937)
1,000,000
First issue November 23, 1936
Final issue May 2000
Company Time Inc.
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
Website http://www.life.com
ISSN 0024-3019

On his 100th birthday, LIFE remembers Joe DiMaggio with photos made in 1939, when the Yankee Clipper was a 24-year-old star

When the first issue of LIFE magazine appeared on the news-stands, the U.S. was in the midst of the Great Depression and the world was headed toward war in Europe.Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Partyhad taken power in Germany. In Spain, General Francisco Franco’s army was at the gates of Madrid to suppress the rebellion; German Luftwaffe pilots and bomber crews, calling themselves the Condor Legion, were honing their skills as Franco’s air arm. Italy under Fascist leader Benito Mussolini annexed Ethiopia.

Luce ignored these tense world affairs when he unveiled the new LIFE: the first issue cover[6] depicted the Fort Peck Dam in Montana, a Works Progress Administration project, photographed by Margaret Bourke-White.

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19 West 31st Street

The format of LIFE in 1936 was an instant classic: the text was condensed into captions for 50 pages of photographs. The magazine was printed on heavily coated paper and cost readers only a dime. The magazine’s circulation sky-rocketed beyond the company’s predictions, going from 380,000 copies of the first issue to more than one million a week four months later.[7]The magazine’s success stimulated many imitators, such as Look, which was founded a year later in 1937 and ran until 1971.

Luce moved LIFE into its own building at 19 West 31st Street, a Beaux-Arts architecture jewel built in 1894. It is considered a building of “outstanding significance” by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. Later LIFE moved its editorial offices to 9 Rockefeller Plaza.

(worth $2 today) featured five pages of Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photographs.

JACKSON DAY DINNER

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Walter Sanders—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

1941 | Kappa Sigma Epsilon fraternity members toss blankets out the window of their house in preparation for a spring “blanket party” under the stars at Kansas State Teacher’s College. Originally published in the May 26, 1941, issue of LIFE.

Read more: Kappa Sigma Epsilon | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/the-best-of-life-37-years-in-pictures/attachment/1941_00816175/#ixzz3MfaM7Xk0

 

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Row upon row of WACs (Women’s Army Corps members) don gas masks for a training drill at Iowa’s Fort Des Moines. Originally published in the September 7, 1942, issue of LIFE.