~REGELVERK . . STICKER ART – in EARLY AMERICAN QUILT / FORMATION !!

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regelverk’s sticker art . . arranged (though he probably doesn’t know it) in an early American piecework quilt . . pattern / lay-out. I don’t remember how I exactly stumbled upon regelverk’s Instagram feed.
but I do know . . the patterning of his hand-drawn sticker presentation – is what instantly attracted me, myself being a deep lone wolf believer – in early American quilts, with quite a large personal collection – running in age from the recent to the very colonial, and all in various states of condition, from well-worn but preserved, to excellent condition – to the ultra raggedy. I have also studied quilt patterns & their lore for many, many decades by now.

some people have pigeons, I have quilts. my most favorite thing to do – is to hand-stitch and repair thesequilts. esp the most raggedy. .
as well, the warm vibrant colors in the regelverk sticker art – also resonated with my quuilt. they echo the simple but rich hued home dyes of long ago fabrics. as well as the wood block printed & stenciled textiles that evolved.

I always think . . it must have something to with being the outsider, the ‘Montrealaise’ Canadienne . . coming to America. and esp finding my inspiration in the North East Kingdom. we didn’t have a tradition of quilts in Old Montreal, we had . . furs.
kind of like ‘The Revenant’ – the film.

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this lay-out would be . . a very early & simple patchwork pattern, called: Postage Stamp.

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sticker. sticker on the . . tape roll. the essence of ‘piece’ work.

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if you follow my quilt work, you know this is how I like to photograph my repairs, laid out on the floor like this, rather than on a bed.
the better to see the ‘plastic’ formality.

I also use many, many patches, both old, archival pieces I’ve found over the years – as well as patches made by contemporary artists, and ribbons, too. to make the repairs, so … this really rocks for me.

as well I like bold, graphic design, that is open to many interpretations.
I’m talking about .. the Finger, lol.

all images via Instagram – @regelverk




~regelverk . . I want to believe.

JENS REGLER TTT aka regleverk . . .
street artist – based in Malmo, SWEDEN.

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@regelverk: “I want to believe.”

image via Instagram – @regelverk

I want to believe, too.
I want to believe . . . in the beauty of the world.




~ABE LINCOLN Jr . . . & PHETUS: LIVE PAINTING TODAY, WELLING COURT, QUEENS

“PHRIENDS PHOREVER” . . . . !!!!!

ABE LINCOLN JR. X PHETUS – LIVE PAINTING COLLABORATION
TODAY – SAT JUNE 11, 2016
WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT, QUEENS, NYC.

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~SEAN VEGEZZI, OLMO SCHNABEL, PARIS VENTURE, MERCER TULLIS, ANDREW KASS & SPENCER TULLIS & even some 34JOEY !!

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SEAN VEGEZZI, OLMO SCHNABEL, and PARIS VENTURE . . .
at the JIM JOE opening, at THE HOLE, NYC. April 28, 2016.

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MERCER TULLIS, ANDREW KASS, and SPENCER TULLIS . . .
JIM JOE opning, THE HOLE, NYC. April 28, 2016.

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MERCER TULLIS . . did the awesome, ghostly-realistic pencil line drawing on my copy of the ’34 JOEY’ BOOKLET. Put out last DEC 2015, along with the crew’s short film: WWW.34JOEY.COM – the ad hoc booklet, was a hand-published, DIY limited edition of 40, with each cover a unique drawing by different members of the crew & their friends/collaborators – at the time. it’s kind of a fluid, floating scene. hooray.
very . . born & breed downtown local, Tribeca NYC scene.
tight knit, but fluid. always, right on the – mark.

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34JOEY BOOKLETS on display, just outside the 34 Street – Hudson Yards Subway Station, West Side, NYC.
Photo: Dec 12. 2015

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ANDREW KASS and SPENCER TULLIS, with the pop-up display of 34JOEY BOOKLETS.
note . . the new building construction – going up behind them !!
Photo: Dec 12, 2015

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which meant . . real time / real life – ‘Joeys’ – as construction workers are fondly known as in NYC – were watching the action, but without knowing . . they were indeed – the focus of attention.
Photo: Dec 12, 2015

see: WWW.34JOEY.COM

ALL PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~SEAN VEGEZZI – LAUNCHES NEW BOOK, SNOW CAB . . LOOSE JOINTS, LONDON ………… UP-DATE: JUNE 12, 2016/2:03 PM

up-date: SUN, JUNE 12, 2016 – biggest, mass killing in the USA – homophobic/terrorist.

“The whole narrative of ‘Snow Cab’ is to comment on the commercialization / monetization / ownership at work around us – specifically to do with terror attacks, pain, anxierty, etc.” ~ SEAN VEGEZZI, via email.June 10, 2016.

end – update.

also – last, ok a few . . weekends ago:

NYC-based SEAN VEGEZZI . . launched a new indie book, ‘SNOW CAB’ . .
with LOOSE JOINTS, a cutting edge publishing house and design studio in London, UK.
the launch took place last Thursday, May 27, 2016 – in a suitably vacant, retro-commercial space.
you can just file it under: industrial & raw, urban exploration art !!

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this was the flyer for the launch . . .
“SEAN VEGEZZI . . . selected One Crown Court as the location to for his book launch, due to its versatility, clean lines, excellent natural light and interesting floor plate.”
do they mean . . floor plan ?

knowing Sean well, I would also add, that he was most likely attracted as well – to the ‘outsize’ retail dimensions, the now vacant barrenness, and the outmoded interior look – which is actually quite ‘sweet’ meaning slick and scary !! – looking back, with newborn industrial post-modern eyes.

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“Classic Sean Vegezzi being a flirt at our Studio with the wet proof of Snow Cab book available next week @offprint.projects.”
image & text via LOOSE JOINTS – @jointsloose

yes, see: OFF PRINT LIBRARY – LONDON 2016

which happens to be . . an ‘avant garde’ art publishing fair – featuring books & items on art, photo, design, music, architecture @PalazzoClerci, Milano & Tate, London.

this is the 2nd edition – and it looks totally happening.
GO, SEAN !!

the book is also available online at LOOSE JOINTS . . .

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LOOSE JOINTS is . . . LEWIS CHAPLIN . . & SARAH P-ESPENON.
(with a most minimal style approach, btw)

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love their home page !!
super classic.

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the SEAN VEGEZZI book . . is currently the 2nd box in from the left – on the top line.

here’s the specific link to the book: SEAN VEGEZZI – SNOW CAB




~DREW MILLER, ESSENTIAL SKIMMING . . SEATTLE

NYC-based DREW MILLER . .
was in a pop-up group show last weekend in SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.
ok, so the show is down. damn, blinked and missed it, but the poster is GREAT !!
and looks like the show – was too.
so . . here it is:

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see: Common AREA Maintenance – fb




~CHESTER BROWN & SAMMY HARKHAM, CAKE . . CHICAGO

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ps: that’s SAMMY, on the right.

CHESTER BROWN and SAMMY HARKHAM – IN CONVERSATION
(ART, GOD, MOTHERS, TOM DEVLIN)
AT CAKE, SUNDAY, JUNE 12th at 11:30am
– COFFEE & DONUTS A POSSIBILITY TOO –
CAKECHICAGO.COM

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from the artlovers archive:

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SAMMY HARKHAM . .
at the ‘KRAMERS ERGOT 7’ book release party, Desert Island, Brooklyn, NY.
DEC 8, 2008.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

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the cover of ‘KRAMERS ERGOT – 7’
image: artlovers archive.

lol:

the book listed for $125 – when it first came out in 2008, and there was a lot of bitching back then – about the ‘high’ price . . . even though it was a huge 16 x 21 in. coffee table sized hardcover, a very high quality / full color production . . and an amazingly hard-core, cutting edge, curated anthology – with many, very talented contributors.

it now lists, used . . for $268.99 on amazon.

I believe SAMMY HARKHAM did the cover art.




~ANYA DAVIDSON, CAKE . . CHICAGO

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ANYA DAVIDSON . . . ‘PLANET GLOOM’

“FRONT COVER for a new 14 page riso zine about street harassment, misanthropy & robotics engineering I’m working on for CAKE – printed by MATT DAVIS of PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE PRESS”.

see: ANYA DAVIDSON – tumblr
http://anyaisdead.tumblr.com/

(lol, Anya .. is dead !!)

CAKE – CHICAGO ALTERNATIVE COMICS / is this weekend / JUNE 11 & 12, 2016 / 11am – 6pm

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from the artlovers archive:

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ANYA DAVIDSON . . .
at the (now defunct) BROOKLYN COMICS and GRAPHICS FESTIVAL, Brooklyn, NY.
DEC 3, 2011.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~ABE LINCOLN Jr. . . NYC / Charlie Brown ? not.

Summer in the city . . . can’t take the heat ?
Finger by . . Abe.

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Abe Lincoln Jr, ‘city intervention’ – photo image by @BKLenny / @BKLENNY – via Instagram
#streetart #nyc #streetartnyc

nice light bouncing off the hot steel, or what.
black & white: rules. urban hieroglphs. code for civilized/non-civilized . . behavior ?
industrial chic – too. not too shabby, either.

& file under: epiphany

It suddenly struck me that Abe Lincoln Jr is the great anti-Schulz. Charles M. Schulz; the Peanuts, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, even Peppermint Patty and all – of street art & this generation’s answer . . to the demise of comics in the dailies / newspapers.
and, the M stands for Monroe.
Monroe, Lincoln, get it ?

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arrgh . . can’t take the heat.
I’m melting, melting, melting – I tell ya.

sticker art by ABE LINCOLN JR – via Instagram @abelincolnjr
@abelincolnjr: ‘#finalmeltdown”.

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sticker art by ABE LINCOLN JR via Instagram @abelincolnjr
“Put this up by a bougie outdoor cafe at Lincoln Jr Center”.

haha. your mom’s Charlie Brown, not.




~JIM JOE VS . . TAYLOR McKIMENS ?? / no brainer: WIN WIN

INFINITY PACKAGE !!
meaning . . . ?
it’s a . . . TIE !!

A ‘TIE’ . . . TO DIE FOR.

PIX FROM THE OPENING OF:
‘JIM JOE – LOOK MEANS MEMORIZE’, APRIL 28 – MAY 22, 2016
THE HOLE, 312 BOWERY. DOWNTOWN, NYC

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JIM JOE, ‘ALWAYS RETURN TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME’, 2016
INK ON CANVAS*, 20 x 16 INCHES
($3,000)

*mostly poorly stretched canvases – part of the charm, no doubt.
don’t laugh, if you have any of JOE BRADLEY’S . . early, cheaply made, & most definite poorly stretched human ‘geo’ ‘segment’ canvases, you are laughing all the way to the bank.

at any rate as you can see, I’m pretty much very bored with what’s out there, right now. and, it’s most definite turning into a summer of . . returning to the ‘scene of the crime’.
(just like the presidential race, don’t get me started.)

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oh oh, I SPY a . . TAYLOR McKIMENS PAINTING !!

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the money . . shot !!

did that narrative go by – too fast ?

ok, here’s the long version:

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I believe that should read, ‘PICTURES ARE WORTH MORE THAN WORDS’- and, IF you do not believe that, then;
‘VISIT THE IMPRISONED’ . . . of, their own imagination.

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pretty straightforward.
I, myself wear a gold charm that says: ALREADY DEAD.
@eattheleaf aka ANDREW GUENTHER made it.

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doggie days of summer.
and of course, my . . #puppylove ZORA.

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oh, yeah.

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TAYLOR McKIMEN’S (desolate) bar narrative – up for sale, in the back office.

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detail.
#mood

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lol, how did that run of pix work . . for ya ?

no joke, though about Taylor’s paintings becoming . . “increasingly un-affordable”, after his blockbuster show of . . ‘heads’, also at THE HOLE – this past FALL 2015, titled:
‘STOIC YOUTH’, running SEPT – OCT 2015.
see: TAYLOR McKIMENS – ‘STOIC YOUTH’ / THE HOLE

Taylor McKimens

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TAYLOR McKIMENS. ‘Sundown Somewhere’, 2012
acrylic on canvas, 60 x 84 in.
($17,500).

I first saw, and was absolutely STUNNED BY . . this TAYLOR McKIMENS beaut – at the intense but brief snowflake of a pop-up, PAUL BRIGHT . . did for Taylor back in the winter of 2015.
‘TAYLOR McKIMENS COMMISSIONS BY BRIGHT LYONS, 2008 – 2015’ / OPENING FEB 17, 2015
POP-UP – WEST 19th St, CHELSEA, NYC / FEB 3 – 17, 2015.

that’s only about a year and a half ago. if you had half a brain, (or if I had half your dough) somebody else, would be laughing very very heartily all the way to the bank. as it is, it seems to have remained in Paul’s . . bright, and prescient hands, and it is now up for sale.
the price is SO way up there, nobody wants to divulge it. haha.
yep that high. I’d guess easily over $60, $80,000. maybe even more.
and deservedly, so.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . with one of his paintings behind him.
‘TAYLOR McKIMENS COMMISSIONS BY BRIGHT LYONS, 2008-2015’ . . OPENING, CHELSEA POP-UP, NYC.
FEB 3, 2015
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

if you want to see more pix from that opening,
check out: ARTLOVERS: TAYLOR McKIMENS . . PIX FROM THE OPENING: ‘COMMISSIONS BY BRIGHT LYONS’, FEB 3, 2015

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH