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Tomasz Kobialka - No Parking

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Tomasz 

Kobialka

No Parking, Oil paint, dry pastel and spray on linen, 120 x 70cm - 2011 


Tomasz is a Polish born Australian painter, presently living and working in Berlin. “Freedom is a destructive concept that involves the absolute elimination of all limits.”

Art by Julius Hofmann

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Julius Hofmann doesn’t illustrate invented stories. He portrays what is inside him: doubt and fear, possible danger and threats, and he plays with temptations, metamorphoses and masquerades. His stories come into being during painting, and are made with brushes and paint, and also with saws, cutters, cardboard, glue or on the computer. Their meaning changes, is expanded or deleted, often faster than they came into being. Julius Hofmann is a filmmaker. He’s a filmmaker, but above all he’s an actor, a make-up artist, a set designer, a cameraman, a editor, a sound engineer and director, all in one. His films, though few, are nevertheless of high quality, and compact in an oppressive way, just like his paintings, which look like condensed films. It is implied that things have happened and that afterwards anything is possible. A road to a dark forest, water that is devoured by the night, a shadow kingdom behind a wall. The young artist appears to have left behind trails, tempting us to look at something. 




















Hofmann feels connected to the romantic artists, who always left something open, something to guess at. Like them, he doesn’t feel comfortable with the classical harmony of ‘noble simplicity and silent greatness’. He’s closer to symbolism, just as Francis Bacon, who suppressed his doubts and loneliness with the images he made. But examples aren’t the starting point of the word of forms and motifs of Julius Hofmann. His starting point is the tension between the flood of media images that surrounds him, which he dissects with his keen glance, and the world of silence that he soaks up for his wealth of images and souls during his long cycle rides. In the beginning there is only chaos. Within that he starts weaving his threads and from that he constructs his paintings. Some have enticing, friendly colours, others are brightly coloured. There aren’t many figures, but they are full of symbolism. The most prominent character in the paintings and films is a man with a dog mask. The mask makes him both invisible and acts as a protective helmet, to combat villains and to suffer together with prisoners. Murderers appear too, but they already show the face of death. Femininity looks like cast porcelain and mobile technology is indispensable for the image world of the painter and sculptor. Here, he is a man of his time. But he is also someone who tests the designer’s harmonies and looks for the boundaries of destruction.

Julius Hofmann makes a breach in the wallpaper of our daily image mania and gives us a view of his world. Better yet: He tempts us to discover a counter-world that looks fierce in order to protect something fragile. (Bernd Sikora)
JULIUS HOFMANN 
Scary things happen, like in the stories by the brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and E.T.A. Hoffmann. But no blood is drawn. No fingers are raised threateningly, no fingers are cut off and nobody is burnt.

Gabby Mejia Wearing KRELwear

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Gabby Mejia wears KRELwear 
Krelwear’s philosophy is based in the beauty of "toobular" knit design. Branching through two separate lines, one of a kind and made to order. The products range from sweaters, dresses, skirts and tanks, to accessories such as hats, scarves,leg warmers and cuffs.The one of kind line embraces flaws with no rules at all; enhancing originality throughorganic methods, let it run, knit. These garments are elegant and funky. Inspiration is found in the process using mixturesof the finest yarns available. "Toobular" design, lets us create pieces with no or very few seams. When the fabric is completed so is the garment. Most pieces can be worn several ways making them interchangeable and convertible. The made to order line follows the same "toobular" philosophy, but are more conservative in comparison. The fabrics are much simpler in their fabric structure. Some of these pieces are also convertible.


KRELwear was recognized as a GenArt "Fresh Faces of Fashion" Among its list of thrilled garment owners are: Alanis Morrisset, Christina Ricci, Carmen Electra, Pink, Cameron Diaz, and Natasha Lyonne. The line is available in boutiques around the U.S. and Japan.

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Lazy Habit - Jules Renard

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Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

Jules Renard

Vintage Camel Ad with Cowboy

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Man Finds Rare Superman Comics Inside Wall

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David Gonzalez recently unearthed a copy of Superman #4 from the spring of 1940, ComicConnect.com COO Vincent Zurzolo told The Huffington Post on Friday. The comic could be worth between $500 and $5,000, Zurzolo estimates.

"It's amazing to me that he's still finding stuff," said Zurzolo, who has been in touch with Gonzalez since ComicConnect hosted the bidding for the first find.

Gonzalez previously told ABC News that he had come upon another antique issuethat featured Superman fighting dinosaurs, but he had yet to identify it. Zurzolo explained there was a delay because Gonzalez took some time to locate the cover.

The front of Superman #4 shows Superman holding up collapsing columns with Lex Luthor in the foreground. In the story, Superman battles a pterodactyl reproduced in Luthor's lab, according to Comic Book Religion.

An Amazing 
comic book
DISCOVERY
A copy of Superman #4 (not the one found by Gonzalez). The issue can fetch up to $5,000, one expert says. Credit: ComicConnect.com

Tonight - Max Snow - Please Please Please

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June - July 15th 
Opening Reception: 
Saturday - June 22nd 
6pm - 8pm 
The FirePlace Project
851 Springs Fireplace Road 
East Hampton, NY 11937 
A solo exhibition by
MAX SNOW

The exhibition will include new multi-media works, photography, paintings, and sculpture.

Ghetto Marken-Discount

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Keepin' It
GET-TOE! 
Everybody loves a discount. Even more so if it's that Malt Liquor. 

Secret Radiation Weapon Offered to KKK

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A federal complaint unsealed Wednesday in Albany said the vehicle-mounted radiation gear was intended to be remotely controlled and capable of aiming a high-energy lethal beam of radioactivity at human targets. The concept was that victims would mysteriously die from radiation poisoning within days.

The FBI on Tuesday arrested Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, of Providence, Saratoga County, and Eric J. Feight, 54, of Stockport, who are accused of developing "a radiation emitting device that could be placed in the back of a van to covertly emit ionizing radiation strong enough to bring about radiation sickness or death against Crawford's enemies," according to an FBI agent's sworn complaint.

Crawford, who was suspended from his job at GE in Schenectady this week, and Feight, who previously worked for an electronics company near Hudson, are acquaintances who over the past year had devised a plan to build and sell the weapon to a terrorist organization, according to the FBI. Crawford's role was to design and build the radiation device and its power supply, the complaint states.

Feight's role was to design and build the electronic triggering device that could be used to activate the weapon from a safe distance, the complaint states.

The men, both married, were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for use of a weapon of mass destruction. They face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

They never actually obtained a radiation source and the device was not fully constructed, officials said.

Crawford was arrested Tuesday at an out-of-business auto body shop in Rensselaer County where he went to assemble and test the device, authorities said.

THE KKK'S 
RADIATION WEAPON? 
A plot to design a radiation weapon that could fit in a small van and be used to silently kill humans was unraveled by an FBI task force that charged two men — a General Electric Co. industrial mechanic from Saratoga County and a computer software expert from Columbia County -— with conspiring to sell the weapon to Jewish groups or a southern branch of the Ku Klux Klan.

"a radiation emitting device that could be placed in the back of a van to covertly emit ionizing radiation strong enough to bring about radiation sickness or death against Crawford's enemies," 

During the past year, the complaint indicates Crawford communicated and met regularly with an undercover FBI employee posing as a supplier of radiation equipment, such as X-ray tubes used in medical devices or construction test gear. Early-on, the undercover FBI employee sent an email to Crawford with pictures of different X-ray systems he could arrange to supply.

The FBI's investigation began in April 2012 when, the complaint says, Crawford went to a Capital Region synagogue and "asked to speak with a person who might be willing to help him with a type of technology that could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies, specifically, by killing Israel's enemies while they slept."

Later that day, Crawford telephoned an Albany Jewish organization, using his cell phone, and made a similar offer, the complaint states. An FBI agent's affidavit indicates that someone at the unidentified synagogue contacted police, who relayed the information to the FBI. At that point the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in Albany launched an investigation and began monitoring Crawford.

Rabbi Matthew Cutler of Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady on Wednesday recounted that a "strange man" came to his synagogue in April 2012 and began discussing a device he developed that would protect the Jewish people, though he did not specify what it was. Cutler said that when he and colleagues told the man they were not interested, he asked for suggestions on what he could do with his creation and employees told him to contact theJewish Federation of Northeastern New York.
Glendon Scott Crawford?s home Wednesday, June 19, 2013, on Hinds Raod in Galway N.Y. Crawford, 49, of Galway, is accused in a federal complaint of developing ?a radiation emitting device that could be placed in the back of a van to covertly emit ionizing radiation strong enough to bring about radiation sickness or death against Crawford?s enemies,? states the complaint attributed to an FBI agent. Eric J. Feight, 54, of Hudson, is identified as a co-conspirator and listed in the complaint as Crawford?s acquaintance. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union)

The Cramps Chick!

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