We definitely love a good party, so this year my must-go party for Art Basel belongs to the Perrier-Jouet cocktail party hosted by none other than Soho House. It doesn't get any better than the Soho House in South Beach in the Tiki Garden.
The famed champagne brand has teamed up with Art Basel to become its official champgane for the festivities. A yummy tasting of Perrier-Jouet will be a delight as flutes will be dangling on the "Enchanting Tree". This feature will embrace the nature theme throughout Art Basel as well as enchant guests.
Artist Nathan Sawaya has added a new piece to his iconic Lego sculpture collection today (November 20), as he unveiled his new masterpiece this morning at Discovery Times Square. Through a process of submissions to the "What Should Nathan Build?" program through Discovery's site, New Yorker Suzan Goldstein's submission was chosen, and thus Sawaya's One World Trade Center masterpiece was born.
The breathtaking sculpture only took ten days to complete according to Sawaya, which is a breathtaking feat given the amount of detail put into the piece. The scupture will be on display from the remainder of Sawaya's 'The Art Of The Brick' exhibition, which ends its stay in NYC's Discovery Times Square on January 5, 2014.
Be sure to catch Sawaya's exhibit before it's gone, and see the stunning new sculpture for yourself!
“A lady buys two small canvases for her children, but only after negotiation a 50 % discount,” Banksy noted on the video.
Half an hour later, a A New Zealand woman bought two of the pieces, paying $120, and earning a kiss from the man selling the art.
Following with a Chicago man "that just needed to fill up wall space".
Unfortunatley, this was a one time thing & Banksy wont be pulling the stunt again.
Artist Annette Jung has pulled off an incredible rendition of the Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. The stop-motion video, released via Talking-Animals, is made entirely out of Lego's, and is probably the coolest thing you'll watch all day. Check out the video below, and see the magic for yourself!
Tech-meets-art in the 21st century with the launch of a Crowdsourced 3D Printed Sculpture. Canadian multimedia artist Jeff de Boer and printing startup company PrintToPeer team up to begin working on the sculpture they’re calling “Linked”. The project won $1,000 in funding from the Awesome Foundation and currently has hundreds of participants around the world involved. You can log on to the project website, personalize your own art links, print them out, and ship to the company. The assorted colors of medallions will be linked together like mosaic chainmail, then placed into a custom-built frame. Once in the frame, the sculpture can be transported from one venue to the next.
David Molander opened up his solo show at Storefront for Art and Architecture at the beginning of August. Molander, a native of Stockholm Sweden, introduces his month-long presentation of an international metropolitan journey with support from the Swedish General Consulate and Arts Council.
At first glance of the feature, your first question is, “Where is the door?” Viewers enter the show through a puzzle-like wall display jutting out onto the sidewalk. The large facade panels hold images from the Occupy Wall Street Movement in 2011 and can be seen from both sides of the streets. The gallery physically tells the story of political unrest and the ever-changing state of New York streets, culture, and life, with the city itself as a backdrop.
This award winning artist has mastered the art of processing a variety of digital concepts with a simple line. Software like Illustrator and Photoshop further enhance his physical presentations by using technical projections to handcraft the designs. Surprisingly, Gilley also uses simple materials such as latex and auto paint, vinyl tape, wood, and aluminum. Gilley told the School of Architecture and Allied Arts blog,"My practice finds its home in a fine art context, creating installations and large-scale drawings in situ that challenge a viewer’s rational understanding of space. I use these tools to produce work that references digital languages, but are ultimately executed by hand in materials that step away from digital processes, like masking tape for instance.”
Data Necklace is a "wearable visualization of a person's Twitter feed over time that can serve as a permanent reminder of how often they use any particular word." The individual would select a word that they have used often, for example, ‘love,’ which you can see in the above red necklace, and the text is written down the side of each individual piece. Every segment is laser cut out of acrylic, and corresponds to each month of the year. The best part about this, is that every necklace will be custom made just for you.
Lewandowski has been doing design work since 1996, and it was only later in his career that he realized his true passion: creating something physical, something tangible while integrating his software development skills, and his aptitude for design. He manufactured a basic prototype for a friend, which he deemed the ‘Awesome Necklace’ – appropriately named because the word that was selected was, ‘awesome.’ Since his friend loved it, and how could she not, Lewandowski mulled it over, and eventually, Data Necklace was born.