Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
In an effort to attract more visitors MoMA recently installed a large advertising display in the Atlantic/Pacific subway station in Brooklyn. It took a good week for some creative folks to create their own "Mash Ups" of the images on display. My favorite ones are below.
Andreas Gursky "Ratingen Swimming Pool"
Nan Golden "Nan and Brian In Bed"
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
John Heartfield 'Self Portrait With Politician'
A few choice picks from the great photomontagists of postwar Berlin. You can see how these images built the foundation for the future of pop art. This work is so much smarter, more playful and more tactile than any of the computer/photoshop produced silliness that we've all seen. I know there are a few artists employing these techniques who have been getting serious consideration recently. Unfortunately the computer has enabled anything to be possible. Thereby making everything it produces considerably of less value.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The six pictures below of traffic arrows represent just the tip of the iceberg of this project. The photographer made dozens more just like them. A print of your choice, if you so desire, to the person who first correctly identifies the photographer.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I recently visited Buzz-a-Rama, a slot car race track in Kensington, Brooklyn. I'm guessing that not much has changed inside since it opened in 1965. Driving the small, brightly colored electric cars around a track was fun but the real star here is the tracks themselves. They are curvy, groovy and striped with primary colors.