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Marilyn Minter Update

Marilyn Minter loves lips. Her recent photography shown here on B/D before, is of models eating and licking all kinds of things. This video, Green Pink Caviar, is an eight minute high definition video by her. She filmed the models licking candy and cake decoration, from under a panel of glass. Yum.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Luis

Luis is the 2nd short video of the series “Lucía, Luis y el lobo” (”Lucía, Luis and the Wolf”). The video was shot frame by frame with a digital photo camera. Materials: charcoal, dirt, flowers, found objects and cardboard.

By Niles Atallah, Cristobal Leon & Joaquin Cociña

Garbage Played Their Last Headline Show Of The Year At A Casino… Everybody Won!

Shirley Manson from Garbage sings to an adoring fan, “Why do you Love me?” at the San Manuel Casino on December 6, 2012.

It was a long trek in rush hour traffic from Los Angeles to Highland, CA to see Garbage‘s final headline show of the year at the San Manuel Casino, but well worth it! I was lucky enough to catch their “rehearsal” back in early April at the Bootleg Theatre and I can tell you that even after touring most of the year (Shirley announced that this was their 100th show of the tour), they still have incredible energy and power and obviously love playing together.

They performed songs from their new record Not Your Kind Of People and of course many  hits from their entire catalogue. During the opening of Stupid Girl, Shirley went down and did 20 perfect push-ups sharing with the crowd that she’s still in amazing shape after all these years. I’m sure I’m not the only one that would pay to see Gwen “Abs of Steel” Stefani and Shirley Manson in a push-up contest. Shirley went on to dedicate, #1 Crush to Bean from KROQ’s Kevin & Bean morning show stating how incredible and brave he was. Bean recently underwent kidney transplant surgery to help long time KROQ staffer Scott Mason, It was actually one of the most touching song dedications I have ever heard at a concert.

Garbage heads to New Zealand and Australia starting in February, 2013 so definitely check them out if you’re able to!

Jacob Ciocci of Paper Rad

I saw Jacob (one part of the trio? I think who makes up Paper Rad, and half of hip-hop-mashing/electro/idkwhat Extreme Animals) Tuesday night at Wildness and yesterday night at the Family bookstore, two stops on his “2 Blessed 2 B Stressed” tour.

I made a list of the things he “live blogged” about: how he was a fan of the Christian band Paramour’s positive messages, the Eddie Murphy and MJ duet “What’s Up With You“. I also grabbed one of the attitude bracelets that he’s so into right now. David of Extreme Animals also showed a synchronized guitar riff + head banging video piece during the Family show which was painful yet ecstatic everlasting repetition.

Next Day Flyers Presents: Robjoe

A very nice collection of prints, graphic, typography, and apparel design from Estonian designer/illustrator Robi Jõeleht AKA Robjoe.

 

Robjoe is presented by Next Day Flyers who make postcard printing easy and affordable. For fast postcard printing services, order online.

 

Otto Duecker’s Hyperrealist Celebrity Paintings Look Like Photos Taped To Your Bedroom Wall

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A picture of a celebrity taped on a cracked wall. Otto Duecker not only depicts portraits, he also paints the surrounding that goes with it. Like all artists part of the hyperrealism movement (or photorealism) from far, the whole image can be misled for a photograph.

Otto Duecker depicts celebrities from the 20th century such as Mick Jagger, Basquiat,  John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and more surprisingly Yoda. The black and white photos are represented crumpled and torn. Hung by random pieces of tape on a contrasted colored wall, the faces appear naturally brightened and alive. The artist painstakingly reproduces the details of the faces’ features and the cracks which makes the nature of the piece even more confusing to determine.

Hyperrealism allows the artist to guide the viewer to a new intimate examination of the piece. How did the artist depict the whole thing? Did he tape a picture of the celebrity on the wall and reproduced exactly what he was seeing? Do this wall exist in reality? Through this process, the artist gets in the way and the dialogue is not between the painting and the viewer anymore, but between the artist and the viewer. We are seeing the subjects through the artist’s eye and that’s what make the experience unique. (via Faith is torment)

Gregory Ito is Moonstruck

SF based installation artist Gregory Ito has just wrapped his latest exhibition at Eleanor Harwood Gallery entitled Moonstruck. The press release defines the show as “…an exhibition that deconstructs Ito’s impassioned relationship with the Moon, in hopes of connecting viewers with the constant looming presence of the lunar sphere that floats high above us.  By referencing domestic spaces, romantic companionship, and his personal history, Ito presents new works that highlight his engagement with the Moon through assembling images, objects, text, textures, and gesture. Ito raises awareness of the Moon’s encompassing presence throughout human history, and acknowledge the void that exists between the general populous and the sky above us.  Ito aims to present works that encourages viewers to address their individual connection with the Moon and redefine it’s significance in today’s social and cultural climate.”