Norman Rockwell’s Southern Justice

(Note: As a commercial artist, Rockwell was usually obliged to paint scenes that were happy, humorous or otherwise pleasant. But he was quite capable of addressing ugly topics without compromise, and his vision of America was less simplistic that many people realize.)

Norman Rockwell’s Southern Justice

(Note: As a commercial artist, Rockwell was usually obliged to paint scenes that were happy, humorous or otherwise pleasant. But he was quite capable of addressing ugly topics without compromise, and his vision of America was less simplistic that many people realize.)

Yuri Leonov's Unwavering. 
Take a peek at all the artwork from Yuri’s upcoming solo exhibition Remain taking place at the White Rabbit’s White Box.  Click here for details.
Please join us for the opening tomorrow, Friday the 9th, at 7pm!
145 East Houston, between Forsyth and Eldrige.

Yuri Leonov's Unwavering. 

Take a peek at all the artwork from Yuri’s upcoming solo exhibition Remain taking place at the White Rabbit’s White Box.  Click here for details.

Please join us for the opening tomorrow, Friday the 9th, at 7pm!

145 East Houston, between Forsyth and Eldrige.

 
Ken Weaver’s Just Call Me the King of the World ‘Cause I Just Got ROYALLY FUCKED!, 2005
Oil pastel on paper
60 x 40 inches

 

Ken Weaver’s Just Call Me the King of the World ‘Cause I Just Got ROYALLY FUCKED!, 2005

Oil pastel on paper

60 x 40 inches

The Houston street art wall with JR and Kenny Scharf's accidental collaboration after Hurricane Irene blew through.
My favorite city walls are those covered with many artists’ work, stickers, tags, dirt and nails all collaged on every surface in even the most hidden nooks, all giving New York its special character.  To me, the uproar that results when one of the works on this Houston Street art space in New York City gets marred is silly.  Part of the allure of street art are the random or uncontrollable changes that happen to it over time.  If you put something up on a wall giving others access to it, then you need to accept and even revel in the fact that others are going to tag it, break it, lick it, pee on it…  It’s going to rain, mold will grow on it, the glue and paint will peel…  If you don’t want that to happen to it, put it inside and protect it, or make sure the materials used to create it can withstand the toughest abuse.
 
I don’t know…I suppose one could argue that the news about the damage is part of the art, but I think time would be better spent helping those who cannot return to their homes due to Hurricane Irene.
via Animal New York

The Houston street art wall with JR and Kenny Scharf's accidental collaboration after Hurricane Irene blew through.

My favorite city walls are those covered with many artists’ work, stickers, tags, dirt and nails all collaged on every surface in even the most hidden nooks, all giving New York its special character.  To me, the uproar that results when one of the works on this Houston Street art space in New York City gets marred is silly.  Part of the allure of street art are the random or uncontrollable changes that happen to it over time.  If you put something up on a wall giving others access to it, then you need to accept and even revel in the fact that others are going to tag it, break it, lick it, pee on it…  It’s going to rain, mold will grow on it, the glue and paint will peel…  If you don’t want that to happen to it, put it inside and protect it, or make sure the materials used to create it can withstand the toughest abuse.

I don’t know…I suppose one could argue that the news about the damage is part of the art, but I think time would be better spent helping those who cannot return to their homes due to Hurricane Irene.

via Animal New York

Cynthia von Buhler has been developing a new project called Speakeasy Dollhouse, a series of photos of miniature scenes she’s created that tell the story of her family’s sordid history.

Speakeasy Dollhouse is a biographical tale of murder, bootlegging, mafia, and intrigue, set in New York City and explored through a graphic novel and live performances.
This is a true story about my grandfather who, during prohibition, along with my grandmother, bootlegged liquor and owned two speakeasies in New York City. He was shot and killed in 1935, but nobody in my family ever found out why.

Find out more by clicking the links above.  One leads to Cynthia’s website and the Kickstarter page she’s started to support this amazing project.

Cynthia von Buhler has been developing a new project called Speakeasy Dollhouse, a series of photos of miniature scenes she’s created that tell the story of her family’s sordid history.

Speakeasy Dollhouse is a biographical tale of murder, bootlegging, mafia, and intrigue, set in New York City and explored through a graphic novel and live performances.

This is a true story about my grandfather who, during prohibition, along with my grandmother, bootlegged liquor and owned two speakeasies in New York City. He was shot and killed in 1935, but nobody in my family ever found out why.

Find out more by clicking the links above.  One leads to Cynthia’s website and the Kickstarter page she’s started to support this amazing project.

Yuri Leonov's Forest. 
Take a peek at all the artwork from Yuri’s upcoming solo exhibition Remain taking place at the White Rabbit’s White Box.  Click here for details.
Please join us for the opening this Friday!

Yuri Leonov's Forest. 

Take a peek at all the artwork from Yuri’s upcoming solo exhibition Remain taking place at the White Rabbit’s White Box.  Click here for details.

Please join us for the opening this Friday!