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Steve McCurry explaining "Shoe Store" 1992

Posted 2012-06-06 16:53:15 | Views: 15,486

1992: Shoe store, Kabul, Afghanistan
These burqa-clad women shopping for modern sneakers from the West were an extraordinary sight, McCurry said. ‘It is the juxtaposition… that evokes strong emotions. There’s a seeming incongruity when you see an image like this. Taking the picture, you’re not thinking about this but you’re reacting much more from a gut feeling. from ‘The Unguarded Moment.' ( Steve McCurry,born 1950)  

Flying Houses

Posted 2012-06-06 16:37:30 | Views: 14,363

Kudos for Chehere Laurent, a French artist who impresses with photographs and handling them very successful with the subject matter. Indeed, it plays with the clichés of houses and buildings to levitate in the air, giving a surreal rendering of the most beautiful effect. They seem so real. It's so cool to see real life images used to make surreal/twisted realities. This is something a painting could never do! 

It's a bird...

It's a plane...

No, it's a 



Via: Fubiz 

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Portrait of a Generation at The Hole

Posted 2012-06-06 15:22:02 | Views: 14,397

Portrait of a Generation: Aaron Rose, Adam Tullie, Adam Schleimer, Alex Prager, Alexey Sizov, Alison Blickle, Allison Schulnik, Anders Oinonen

Andrea Sonnenberg, Andre Saravia, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Andrew Kuo, Angeline Rivas, Ari Marcoplolous, Ashley Macomber, Aurel Schmidt

Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Barry McGee, Bec Stupac, Ben Brock, Ben Jones, Bijoux Altimirano, Bill Powers, Billy Grant, Body By Body Brengar, Brian Belott

Brian Degraw, Brian Kenney, Brain McPeck, Bruce High Quality, Bruce Labruce, Cass Bird, Caroline Snow, Casey Spooner, Chelsea Seltzer, Cheryl Dunn

Chris Johanson, Christian Rosa, Clare Rojas, Clayton Patterson, Cody Critcheloe, Colette Robbins, Cynthia Rowley, Dash Snow, Donald Baechler

Donald Cummings, Dustin Yellin, Eddie Martinez, Enno Tianen, Eric Cahan, Erik Foss, Eric Yahnker, Evan Gruzis, Fab Five Freddy, Francesca Gavin

Glenn O’Brien, Gordon Hull, Grant Worth, Hisham Bharoocha, Holton Rower, IO Tillet Wright, Isaac Lin, Jack Donoghue, Jack Pierson, Jaimie Warren

Jane Moseley, JD Samson, Jeanette Hayes, Jeff Ladouceur, Jeff Vespa, Jeremy Kost, Jesse Edwards, Jesse Geller, Jiannis Varelas, Jim Drain, JIM JOE

Jo Jackson, Joe Bradley, Joe Grillo, Joe Rushe, Joey Frank, John Holland, Jonah Freedman, Jorge Ulrich, Josh Lazcano, Justin Lowe, Kadar Brock

Karley Sciortino, Kathy Grayson, KATSU, Keegan McHargue, Kembra Pfahler, Kenny Scharf, Kevin Baker, Kris Kahler, Kristy Leibowitz, Kunle Martins

Lance De Los Reyes, Lele Savieri, Leo Fitzpatrick, Levi Tate, Libby Black, Lizzi Bougatsos, Lola Schnabel, Malcolm Stuart, Marc Bell, Maria Robledo

Maripol, Mark Cross, Matt Jones, Matt Leines, Matt Stone, Matthew Craven, Matthew Stone, Max Snow, McDermott & McGough, Micah Ganske

Mike Namer, Miz Metro, N Dash, Naomi Fisher, Olivier Zahm, Parker Ito, Peter Sutherland, Rachel Chandler, Raymond Pettibon, Renee Ricard

Robert Lazzarini, Ry Fyan, Ryan McGinley, Sam Moyer, Sandy Kim, Scott Ewalt, Scott Hug, Scott Reeder, Seana Gavin, Sharon Needles, Shoplifter

Slater Bradley, Slava Mogutin, Spencer Sweeney, Stefan Bondell, Steve Powers, Sue Webster, Susy Oliveira, Taylor McKimens, Terence Koh

Theo Rosenblum, ThreeAsFour, Tim Biskup, Tim Hull, Tim Noble, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Todd James, Vanessa Prager, Wes Lang, Yamataka Eye

Yoko Ono

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Portrait of a Generation

June 7 – August 10, 2012

OPENING June 7, 6-9PM

 The Hole is proud to announce the exhibition “Portrait of a Generation” where over 100 artists who make up the art scene here will make portraits of each other to give image to a community of people. The works will be hung salon style on our gallery walls, and include painted, drawn and photographic portraits.


We are producing a catalogue for the exhibition that will serve as a kind of yearbook for New York City in 2012.

New show opening at The Hole in NYC. 

Check it out info...

Victim of Beauty (12 Magazine)

Posted 2012-06-06 15:00:25 | Views: 17,819

Victim of Beauty, by vassil germanov for 12 magazine 2012

Blastphemy! - Superhero Statue Saints

Posted 2012-06-06 14:22:16 | Views: 16,325

Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri from Palermo has always been fascinated by religiosity. For his series of sculptures titled Hagiographies, Palminteri transformed statues of saints, purchased in the street markets of Palermo, into superheroes by repainting the sacred works with bright acrylic paint, masking their faces and converting their traditional robes into capes and superhero garb bearing their recognizable symbols. Make of it what you will…



Continuous Curve Chair

Posted 2012-06-06 14:03:11 | Views: 14,756

The outline of this chair describes a continuous curve from the back legs through the backrest, arm and front legs. A form in which all of the structural elements of a chair seem to melt into one.



Solar Equation: Giant Moon Installation

Posted 2012-05-22 10:59:00 | Views: 14,991




This large installation entitled Solar Equation is a simulation of the Sun, 100 million times smaller than the real thing! The sphere, commissioned by the Light in Winter Festival in Australia, is the largest spherical balloon in the world.


Using mathematical equations, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer developed a pattern of animations that are projected onto the sphere, and that never repeat. Through this simulation, the artist provides the public with a glimpse of the Sun’s unpredictable and intense atmosphere. The public can interact with the installation and affect these animations via an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad application, creating various visual experiences. It’s hard to imagine seeing such a large, burning star so gigantic and up-close.







Works by Landon Metz

Posted 2012-05-15 21:42:55 | Views: 13,881

The Leaf and the Wind (IV), 2011, Enamel on canvas, 36 x 42.5 inches

 was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1985. His current occupation is artist. Here is a few of his works I found on his website. I hope you enjoy if you would like to check out more click here. 



Grand (V), 2011, Enamel on canvas, 32 x 25 inches

When We See Natural Style - Blaise Pascal

Posted 2012-04-27 14:02:10 | Views: 16,942

"When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person."

- Blaise Pascal 



Fabienne Verdier: Big Brushing It

Posted 2012-04-23 15:29:24 | Views: 15,307

Fabienne Verdier is a painter of contemporary French, born 3 March 1962 in Paris. ‘She paints on large floor-standing chassis with new tools she has crafted herself and that enable a new approach of line and shape. It seeks to explore the relationship between movement, matter and the fundamental force of gravitation. She regularly exhibits his work in Europe. It came in many collections, including the Centre Pompidou , the Musée Cernuschi in Paris or the foundation H.Looser in Zurich.


Verdier’s studio is an instrument in her art. It was designed as a retreat for her preparatory ascetic practice,physical engagement and "excavation" of form which provide the basis of the act of painting.


The space is on a scale with her monumental works, allowing the artist to hang an enormous paintbrush and view the paintings from a distance via the mezzanine... The studio is beyond a mere refuge, it is a tool without which her works may never have been born. Dolorès Marat’s photographic essay faithfully portrays the full importance of the studio space to Fabienne Verdier’s work.   



Lace Peplum Dress

Posted 2012-04-16 23:21:17 | Views: 15,475

Lace Peplum Dress



Super cute cream lace dress featuring a sheer sweetheart neckline and peplum detailing. Stretch panel at waist, partially lined. Looks amazing paired with bold lips and platforms! 


*Shell: Cotton/Nylon Blend; Lining: 100% Polyester
*33" length
*Model is wearing size small
*Runs true to size
*Hand wash cold or dry clean
*Made in USA



Debbie Harry: The Culture Vulture

Posted 2012-04-16 15:31:41 | Views: 15,322


- Debbie Harry 

Black Fleece/Cricked Sneaker (Brooks Bros)

Posted 2012-04-09 11:30:46 | Views: 14,083

From the Thom Browne designed Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers collection we present the Cricked sneaker. The low top sneaker comes with wingtip accents on its leather and suede upper. A removable suede kiltie adds some more flavor to the sneaker, which comes this season in two colorways. You can purchase the sneaker now from the Black Fleece online store for 325 USD.





by Brooks Brothers 




The Paintings of Aramis Gutierrez

Posted 2012-04-05 23:10:53 | Views: 17,444

Aramis Gutierrez

Aramis Gutierrez unpacks narrative conflict with a diligence evident in the medium of oil painting itself. Gutierrez’s imposing canvases frame classic entanglements of romantic and pragmatic relationships, ambition, betrayal, and mortality. His mythologies equate sun blisters and love pains, labyrinthine woods and Evolutionary Psychology. The result is an effervescent study of beauty, longevity, and neurosis within human drama and the history of painting. 

Aramis Gutierrez was born in Pittsburgh, PA and lives and works in Miami, FL.  He studied at Cooper Union where he received his BFA in painting in 1998. He has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Istanbul, and elsewhere. His recent exhibitions include the group show The Wilderness at Miami Art Museum (2011).



Caracas In Civil War (2007, Oil on canvas) 

Winning (2007, Oil on canvas) 

Colorful, New York Living Max Beckmann

Posted 2012-04-05 22:46:07 | Views: 16,510







While living his last years in NYC, Beckmann's art took a colorful and ambitious turn.With the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945, Beckmann had an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The next year he had a major exhibition at the Curt Valentin gallery in New York City. In 1947 he accepted an invitation to teach at Washington University in St. Louis. The following year the City Art Museum of St. Louis gave him a retrospective, which brought him the highest acclaim in the art world. In 1949 Beckmann received first prize at the Carnegie International and taught at the Brooklyn Art Museum. In the summer of 1950 he died in New York.

The artist did some great paintings and got some great respect in his final years. 

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