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Fashion, books, short stories, poems, comics, cartoons, culture and myself. In no specific order.

Sonia Aban

Posted 2012-07-29 17:02:15 | Views: 16,006

Pakistani girl via Miami via Philly via LA. Sonia travels for her styling company Artisans Agency. She's also really into art and is one of the best artist assistants of all time. Find out more about her right here. 











Photo: Patrick Liotta

Textile Designer: Nikki Gabriel

Posted 2012-07-10 23:01:50 | Views: 13,029

Collections are all-handmade in Australia. This range encapsulates lightweight garments in fine silk & hand-knitted linen; referencing the craft of complex lacy knitting techniques, and blending hand-dyed and machine knitted fine silk, by Australian textile designer, Nikki Gabriel.









Kristy Leibowitz: Journalism Meets Art

Posted 2012-06-25 09:50:11 | Views: 13,452

Photographer Kristy Leibowitz boldly trains her eye on artists and models, capturing their essence and character in ways that surprise, shock and charm. Wonderland talks to her about her tabloid and Daily Mail roots, and how a Busta Rhymes music video kickstarted her photography career.



First off, tell us how you went from photojournalist to photographer and artist.


I kind of fell into the journalism when I had an internship at a music video production company while I attended Parsons School of Design. I was on set for the Busta Rhymes music video and a shooting broke out where the bodyguard was shot and killed. I had photos from the set which I sold to the NY Post and then to the NY Daily News. This is when is all started and I ended up working for all the NY newspapers shooting spot news and features. Later I transferred to the Daily Mail Online, and then to Bloomberg.

Then in 2006, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black gave a conceptual concert, entitled Sound of Magic. I photographed [lead singer] Kembra Pfahler’s performance and sent them to Jeffrey Deitch. He loved them and hired me to shoot all the events at the gallery. He made many coffee table books with my photos and even included my work and collaborations with artists like Francine Spiegel in their solo shows at Art Basel and the Armory Show. I loved being able to shoot all these fields and switch it up.


Can photojournalism be art and can artistic photography be journalism?

Of course. Art can be anything, any medium, any genres. A great image can very well be artistic and a form of documenting what is happening. I capture what is happening at an event as honestly as I would capture a news story. Some of the most amazing journalistic photos are some of the most incredibly artistic ones. The photographer Richard Mosse, who is definitely one of my favorite journalists, does this very well, in his new work entitled “Infra.”


What characterizes the photography of Kristy Leibowitz?

I think my work has a distinct look to it. Everything is edgy and artsy, saturated and full of energy. It’s very energetic and moody as well.

Keep reading this interview 































Vincent Van Gogh's Palette

Posted 2012-06-25 06:21:24 | Views: 13,261

In a letter to his brother Theo in 1882, Van Gogh wrote:  "There are but three fundamental colours – red, yellow, and blue; 'composites' are orange, green, and purple. By adding black and some white one gets the endless varieties of greys – red grey, yellow-grey, blue-grey, green-grey,orange-grey, violet-grey. It is impossible to say, for instance, how many green-greys there are; there is an endless variety. But the whole chemistry of colours is not more complicated than those few simple rules. And having a clear notion of this is worth more than 70 different colours of paint — because with those three principal colours and black and white, one can make more than 70 tones and varieties. The colourist is the person who knows at once how to analyze a colour, when it sees it in nature, and can say, for instance: that green-grey is yellow with black and blue, etc. In other words, someone who knows how to find the grays of nature on their palette". Keep reading this article. 




David Bowie: The Passionate Painter

Posted 2012-06-24 20:48:26 | Views: 13,386

"I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time."

- David Bowie 

Steve McCurry explaining "Shoe Store" 1992

Posted 2012-06-06 16:53:15 | Views: 14,322

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: 13,191

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: 13,309

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

For inf works please email [email protected]

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: 16,539

Victim of Beauty, by vassil germanov for 12 magazine 2012

Blastphemy! - Superhero Statue Saints

Posted 2012-06-06 14:22:16 | Views: 15,288

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…