~TOM SACHS . . NASA CHAIR / WORLD WIDE WEB / ORDER YOURS NOW !! THE CLOCK IS TICKING !!

lol, meanwhile b-i-g switch-up . . from car travel – to SPACE !!

from $250 to . . $1,000 / but, s-t-i-l-l worth every penny !!

if I had $200 x 5 !!!!!!!

Bad Boy, TOM SACHS . .
is offering up a limited release of his NASA ‘chair’, for $1,000. a pop.
limited time only . . .
“available for 24 hrs on our webstore” / and, the clock started ticking 35 mins. ago. FRI DEC 7 2018 – 12:43 PM

def, check out: TOM SACHS / STORE / NASA chair & where you can order YOURS !!


image via Instagram @tomsachs

@tomsachs: Space program / NASA Chair, 2012
Mars ‘Flown’ Chairs available for 24 hrs on our webstore.
Limited release of Samsonite Model 2250 Mission Control and audience NASA chairs.
Each 31.25″ x 17.25″ Samsonite folding chair was used during the mission (i.e. ‘flown’ that took two astronauts
to the surface of Mars at the Park Avenue Armory, NYC 2012.
Each High Density Polyethylene (H.O.P.E.) and zinc plated, powder coated steel chair is made in U.S.A.
screen printed with NASA, and and labeled with an individual hero’s name and unique serial number.
Chairs contain dust from the Martian surface, and signs of use.
No choices, no returns.
Signed by the artist.
Each NASA chair comes with “Chairs” zine.
Published July 12, 2012

NASA Chair
($1,000.00)


TOM SACHS SWISS PASSPORT DESK

def, see: TOM SACHS WEBSITE

FROM THE ARTLOVERS ARCHIVE: JAN 21, 2003 !!!! 15 YEARS – AGO !!!!


TOM SACHS at his NUTSY’S INSTALLATION / BOHEN FOUNDATION, JAN 21, 2003
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~LOW BROW ARTIQUE . . RUSTY, OLE SPRAY PAINT CAN / ‘SUCCULENT’ PLANTERS

IN-YOUR-FACE / DIY . . TAKE 2 !!!!

UP-CYCLE . . THOSE RUSTY OLD SPRAY PAINT CANS !!

LOW BROW ARTIQUE
143 CENTRAL AVE, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, NY 11221
HRS: WED-FRI 12-8 PM / SAT+SUN 11-7 PM
CLOSED MON +TUES / WINTER


@lowbrow_nyc: “Fucking white people with their arts & crafts…
Now making a bunch of these. For sale in the shop.”
image via Instagram @lowbrow_nyc

only $20 !! a pop !! / & NOT an edition.

damn. I had to get me one !!!
is the friggin’ L train running ?
yes . . it’s Thanksgiving weekend !! Praise the Lord.
I’m on !! Jersey to Bushwick . . in a hard-core heartbeat.

everything is so damn fraught . . today.
bring on the DAMN . . DIY !!!

the more in-your-face, and HOMIER !! the BETTER !!!
radical contrarians unite . .
in a new age of rebel arts & crafts !!!

Red rover, red rover, let the insider / outsiders . . . take over.


right in the heart of still authentic Bushwick – a rebel heart grows.


re-purposed rusty old SPRAY CANS bearing succulents – line one shelf.


a seed grows in . . Brooklyn


a radical ‘graff’ artist & purveyor of Spray paint supplies . . blossoms into a pop-up pocket DIY gardener.


take an old empty spray paint can.
the rusting is accelerated by an immersive water bath, first.
then . . “let them dry. Spray (the interior) with a clear varnish by either 94 or Gold.”
then throw in some dirt, & a baby succulent, and you are good to go.


this one is . . . mine.
best $20 – ever !!!!!


BISHOP.
artist/store owner. entrepreneur and . . gardener.
damn, check out the rows & rows . .
of color tonality on the wall / if that ain’t . . ‘pretty little maids all in a row’ / OG ‘garden’ metaphor !!
I don’t know what is.

oh yeah. somebody on your list, wants this.
so, take that brisk trek over to outer Bushwick,
take that lonely $20 bill in your pocket, and fork it over. no brainer.

or better yet, if you are flush.
pull that dirty, well-worn, w-i-d-e elastic band, off that wad of $20s, or if it’s:
Real-fake Basquiat forger / Alfredo Martinez style $100 bills burning a hole in your pocket /
my sincere advice is: flash the cash,
peel off those greenbacks . . & buy out the store.

def, check out: LOW BROW ARTIQUE

they have other merch, including logo t-shirts, graff-centered artworks, Boundless Brooklyn water tower & billboard kits, ink markers and, hands-dpwn,
. . “the largest aerosol color selection on the east coast.”
to peer upon that wall of cans, is to tremble / every time.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / logos: LOW BROW ARTIQUE




~DEVIN TROY . . COLOURED PUBLISHING / CLAY PIPES & . . . !!!

IN-YOUR-FACE . . .
GLORIOUSLY OVER-THE-TOP, WICKED / BOLD & BEAUTIFUL.

IT’S NOT JUST THE SOCIAL POLITICS BUT, THE ‘VICTORY’.
THE ‘VICTORIOUS’ TRANSCENDING . . of the CULTURE, GENRE & ART HISTORY, that went before.
trampled. done. over.
I dunno, maybe that is .. politics ?
well, it damn well puts art history – in it’s place, anyways.
I’m for anything / but most esp. anything supremely ‘outsider/insider’. heavy with the w-i-t, & flat-out . . inspired.

plus . . it’s FUNCTIONAL.

most of these are already sold-out, so duh, it seems,
I’M not, the lonely & only . . one.

‘CULTURAL RECEPTACLE’ – SOLD OUT !! / was $250 ea.
HAND-MADE by DEVIN TROY STROUTHER / & founder of COLOURED PUBLISHING.
one-of-a-kind . . . NOT AN EDITION !!
‘GLAZED CERAMIC . . THAT FUNCTIONS AS AN ASHTRAY’, 6 x 5-7/8 x 1-1/8 in.
images via . . ‘CERAMICS – COLOURED PUBLISHING’

def, check out: CERAMICS . . COLOURED PUBLISHING

there are still some “PIPES” – LEFT !!


‘CULTURAL INSPIRATION (BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT) #20’
HANDMADE BY DEVIN TROY STROUTHER / ONE-OF-A-KIND / NOT an edition / each one is different.
‘GLAZED CERAMIC SCULPTURE . . THAT FUNCTIONS AS A PIPE’.
4-7/8 x 1-1/2 x 1-1/4 in.
$300.
image via ‘CERAMICS – COLOURED PUBLISHING’
to order, check out: Cultural Inspiration – COLOURED PUBLISHING

DEF, CHECK OUT: COLOURED PUBLISHING, BOOKS, etc




~’UNAUTHORIZED’ MICKEY . . incl WIZARD SKULL & ROY WADE / CON ARTIST, L.E.S. / OPENS FRI NOV 16

the ROY WADE – ‘MICKEY MINAJ’ piece . . below is only $150 !!!!
and it’s an original – not a print.

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY, MICKEY !!
MICKEY MOUSE . . made his debut on Nov 18, 1928.

note: even though the press release (quoted below) clearly states work by WIZARD SKULL,
will be featured in the show, his work is on the (supremo) flyer / with no other pieces in the show. but I still think that makes him a very big PART – of the show.
it’s a great image.

lol, Brandon M. Wisecarver, Managing Director of Con Artist Collective writes:
“He was going to be in the show, but got pulled away to be featured in the official show in Australia.’ !! (SUN NOV 19, 2018)

Long Live . . all the Mickeys, mutants, con artists and real fakes . . everywhere !!

ta-ta-talk about . . BRANDING !!

and, yes.
File under: the REAL FAKE !!!

‘UNAUTHORIZED’ – MICKEY !!!!
OPENING PARTY !! FRI NOV 16 / 7 – 11 PM !!
the show runs thru . . NOV 23, 2018
CON ARTIST COLLECTIVE & GALLERY, 119 LUDLOW ST., L.E.S,, NYC, NY 10002
HRS: MON-SAT 11am – 7pm

“JOIN US . . in celebrating 90 years of a cartoon icon with this unauthorized exhibition of artwork featuring the world’s most famous rodent. An open-call to the general public, this show will feature work from collective members like WIZARD SKULL, DEAN MILLIEN, JAUAD BENTAMA, SASHA LOV, and TERRI FROHMAN as well as newcomers making their Con Artists Collective debuts like JASON MALSTROM, EMMANUEL LAFLAMME, SHITHOUSE MOUSE, IKORA and . . more.” !!
~CON ARTIST COLLECTIVE


INFLATABLE MICKEY SUIT by WIZARD SKULL
image via CON ARTIST


ROY WADE -‘MICKEY MINAJ’
looks like colored pencil on paper, maybe 8 x 10 in.
ONLY: $150 & ORIGINAL !!!!!!
image via Instgram @roywade

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&: *check-out* *check-out* *check-out* !!!!


def, check out: WIZARD SKULL / WIZARD$KULL


def, check out: ROY WADE




~NIGO . . just posted this

NIGO . . just posted this / re: MERCH PRICES
just in case you were wondering . . . ????!!!!!!

not too pricey / not too shabby, either.
just about right.
I mean, a bandana is just . . . $16 !!

image via Instagram @nigo




~ANDREW GUENTHER . . GIFC, Agatha/Vi Ser Pa Kunst, NADA / NYC 2018

$100 – CASH & CARRY !!!!!

ORIGINAL ARTWORK – SIGNED & DATED !!!!!

WE GOT – 3 !!!!!

‘VELVET ROPES’ / a guest ‘performance’ at the Agatha/Vi Ser Pa Kunst, booth . . NADA NYC, Sun March 11th
was presented by GIFC/GOT IT FOR CHEAP a project of . . O-Ola, L.A.
it included over 60 artists’ original works on paper – all priced at $100.
all signed & dated / cash & carry.


ANDREW GUENTHER, drawing & cigarette on paper. approx. 11-1/2 x 16-1/2 in. / GIFC $100. / SIGNED & DATED 2018.
towards the end of the last day, while I was retrieving my ‘SpongeBob’ fleece/quilt, from the ‘ESSEX FLOWERS – HOME EDITION’ booth, my kid Theo went to check out ANDREW GUENTHER’S work . . at GIFC/’VELVET ROPES’ – at the Agatha/Vi Ser Pa Kunst booth. Andrew had posted about it – on his Instagram: @andrewguenther_art
lol, he came back . . with 2 !!


ANDREW GUENTHER, white & black paint (clock ‘face’), & black ink drawing (her body) on photo print, approx. 11-1/2 x 16-1/2 in. / GIFC $100. / SIGNED & DATED 2018.
this image harked back to a much earlier painting series of Andrew’s, that had originated in part with paper plates, & maybe Picasso ? . . and, which later morphed into his ‘Mother Nature – Earth Mother’. . pendant series.
see: ANDREW GUENTHER / EAT THE LEAF: Earth Mother Pendant
(& yes, we have 3 !!)


& yes, they were both signed, and dated on the front, & in both cases – in the left-hand corner.
I had – to see this !!


CHRIS REXROAD . . of GIFC/O-OLA GALLERY, L.A., and VICTORIA DUFFEE, co-editor of Vi Ser Pa Kunst Magazine, Norway.

O-OLA . . is a gallery “located in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA & home base for the traveling show series: GIFC/GOT IT FOR CHEAP.

VICTORIA DUFFEE is . . “an American artist based in Oslo. She received her BFA from SVA/School of Visual Arts in NYC and is now an MFA candidate at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as at Yale University in Connecticut.” ~Vi Ser Pa Kunst
Vi Ser Pa Kunst / (We Look at Art) . . published out of Oslo, Norway / is edited by ANDREAS BREVIK & VICTORIA DUFFEE.
see: Vi Ser Pa Kunst / viserpakunst.com


the GIFC art works were displayed in a few large binders, and there were quite a few works for offer, in the ANDREW GUENTHER ‘section’.
all $100 – CASH & CARRY.


this one was . . . amazing !!


detail, ‘male reproduction parts’ / looking like long white candles, hand-painted on folk art pottery, on a
‘national geographic’ photo . . ANDREW GUENTHER / GIFC series.


ANDREW GUENTHER, ‘CLOCK’ . . some were very graphic.


this painted & collaged piece, was very . . post-modern.


ANDREW GUENTHER, ink & crayon, possible self-portrait (!!!!).
approx. 11-1/2 x 16-1/2 in. / GIFC $100. / SIGNED & DATED 2018.

my fave !!
was still, the very first one. the crazy, mad one / the naked dude on a deserted island !!
but, still . . dancing.
it might be . . just a guess, but guess – I will:
I think this is how Andrew feels, a lot of the time / art world be damned.
yes. I know – the feeling.


and. just like that.
you throw your money down, you get the work !!


Vi Ser Pa Kunst . . .
the magazine is quite – the riot !!
esp for an art – mag !!
designed like a retro American ‘How to’/’crafts’ book, it has a nice shiny feel, and a great, small paperback book . . ‘weight’.
slim. really lively graphics – throughout. fun to turn the pages.
with a great range of articles inside, some quite colorful.
it’s not afraid to be nationalistic & homey, either.
so surprising, so refreshing. so dis-arming !!
“STREET ART/VEGETABLE FARMING – HOW TO BE A SAMI ARTIST” . . . . LOL !!!!!!!

see: Vi Ser Pa Kunst – Facebook

ps: I’m so digging, how the color palette & ‘vibe’ of the mag cover – works so well, with the Andrew Guenther ‘Desert Island’ drawing, above.)
lone male artist dancing / lone female artist painting. sunsets / sunrises. swirls of pink & blue. pale yellow.
a moment of . . random visual sympatico, for sure.


“I DON’T GET IT!”
“OK”.
DRAWING BY MARTIN SKAUEN

lots of male parts . . in this post.


interview . . with ‘GEIR TORE HOLM: HOW TO BE A SAMI ARTIST.’
see: GEIR TORE HOLM – INTERVIEW ONLINE


that’s . . just how I talk to my huge Akita puppy !!
can definitely . . relate.


the Table of Contents . . .


got my eyeball – on you !!

Vi Ser Pa Kunst is published at irregular intervals / online & offline.
For advertisements, contributions and inquiries, contact: viserpakunst(at)gmail.com
www.viserpakunst.com
supported by ARTS COUNCIL NORWAY

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~NICHOLAS CUEVA . . ‘JERRY SALTZ’/ LIMITED EDITION BEACH TOWEL, ‘SAPPHIRE POOLS’ / MOUNTAIN

SEA SALTZ !!

‘ALONG A RIVER OF SAPPHIRE POOLS’ – MOUNTAIN, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

a selection of limited edition / dye sublimation printed / artist-designed beach towels.
curated by MICHAEL FLEMING of MOUNTAIN, and OLIVIA SWIDER of SELENA.

all of the towels – limited edition of 10 / $130 ea. – can be seen & purchased here:
SAPPHIRE POOLS, MOUNTAIN – SHOPIFY

this one, is a bit of an . . . in-joke !!!

it is also very much . . PHOTO-BASED !!!!


NICHOLAS CUEVA, ‘SALTZ’, 2017
limited edition of 10, beach towel.
($130)
photo via Sapphire Pools/MOUNTAIN

apart from the beauty of the fabulous distressed look . .
there’s something awesomely beautiful about an art ‘critic’ whose main pedantic theme is: naked, and in-your-face-private-parts – gone big !!
ad nauseam . . . !!
to now, be able to have many private parts, and bare bottoms – rubbed all over his face.




~BILLY BUCK . . ‘SAPPHIRE POOLS’ / LIMITED EDITION ARTIST BEACH TOWELS / MOUNTAIN

‘ALONG A RIVER OF SAPPHIRE POOLS’ – MOUNTAIN, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

A selection of limited edition beach towels – curated by MICHAEL FLEMING & OLIVIA SWIDER

all the artist-designed beach towels, can be seen & purchased here: SAPPHIRE POOLS – SHOPIFY


BILLY BUCK, ‘Rockaway’, 2017. limited edition of 10, beach towel.
($130)
photo via Sapphire Pools/MOUNTAIN

obviously, PHOTO-BASED – PHOTO-REALISM.
so cool . . as to be very very HOT !!!!

the strange part, is the sunglasses – must be tinted / mirrored lenses.
a surrealist up-date on PUNK, or what !!!




~NICHOLAS STEINDORF . . ‘SAPPHIRE POOLS’ / LIMITED EDITION ARTIST BEACH TOWELS / MOUNTAIN

‘ALONG A RIVER OF SAPPHIRE POOLS’ – MOUNTAIN, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN
A selection of limited edition beach towels – curated by MICHAEL FLEMING & OLIVIA SWIDER

all the artist-designed beach towels, can be seen & purchased here: SAPPHIRE POOLS – SHOPIFY


NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘Doe, a Dear’, 2017. limited edition of 10, beach towel.
($130)
installation photo via MOUNTAIN

NICHOLAS STEINDORF’S beach towel . . looks to be feverish and intense, and maybe also . . about passionate love ?
as much as heat, sand, rip tides, and the hot hot sun.

but it’s also at the far extreme of . . PHOTO-REALISM !!

expressionistic ?!!! photo-realism ???!!!

though not necessarily ‘3-D’, I did inquire about the red / blue separation.

NICHOLAS:
“I made it red blue. For instance the tongue is by itself in the red and the forest/rock is by itself in the blue. It isn’t necessarily ‘3D’. It’s anaglyph . . which separates the colors – this can cross your eyes. What I did was separate the red and the blue so you see two different images if you close either your left or right eye (red or blue)”.




~’SAPPHIRE POOLS’ . . LIMITED EDITION ARTIST BEACH TOWELS / MICHAEL FLEMING / OLIVIA SWIDER, MOUNTAIN / OPENING TODAY, SAT AUG 5 / 3-8 PM

‘ALONG a RIVER of SAPPHIRE POOLS’ – BEACH TOWEL EXHIBIT !!
OPENS TODAY: SAT AUG 5, 2017 / 3 – 8 PM
MOUNTAIN, 284 SEIGEL ST, 1B, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, NY 11206

A selection of limited edition BEACH TOWELS curated by MICAHEL FLEMING & OLIVIA SWIDER, with:
MORGAN BLAIR, BILLY BUCK, NICHOLAS CUEVA, AMIE CUNAT, MICHAEL FLEMING, JACOB HAUPT, LIZ NIELSON, NICHOLAS STEINDORF, OLIVIA SWIDER, PANAYIOTIS TERZIS.

Along a River of Sapphire Pools takes its title from John Cheever’s 1964 short story ‘The Swimmer’. This suburban story takes place in one afternoon following Neddy Merrill who swims all of his neighbor’s pools forming his own eight-mile river which he names after his wife.”
~Press release

All beach towels are now available for purchase online at: sapphirepools.myshopify.com

speaking of being on point . . .
this is a another case of an indie artist-run gallerist, including his/her own work in a group show at the gallery. I personally think it’s really special. intimate, informative, dynamic and exciting when you get to see the inner life, & hands-on thinking of the artist/gallerist !!
which is: their work !!

MICHAEL FLEMING . . founded his Brooklyn-based gallery MOUNTAIN in the winter of 2016 – he is a gallerist/curator/visual & performative artist.
and, he takes damns good video !!
usually posted on his Instagram: @mountain.bushwick

OLIVIA SWIDER . . is an artist, curator and writer from Chicago who is now based in Brooklyn, NY. Currently she co-runs the artist-run gallery SELENA in Bushwick.

both galleries are ‘living room’ venues with limited hrs – but always open by appointment.
the best time to hit their shows – are the opening nights.
both MOUNTAIN and SELENA / MICHAEL FLEMING and OLIVA SWIDER . . have been covered extensively on artloversnewyork / both for their exhibits, and for their own individual art projects.

INTERESTINGLY, as well . . .
both of their beach towel projects involve . . . PHOTO-BASED / PHOTO-REALISM !!!!!!


MICHAEL FLEMING, ‘Black Hole’, 2017
commercially printed beach towel, limited edition of 10
($130)
though I get the powerful imagery & metaphor of the ‘black hole’, and seriously . . . how much more photo-realist can you get !!!!
a big part of me would have liked to have seen it – just all sand !!
and, then photographed on a sandy beach !! or even a rocky one, for that matter.
look for this concept to appear in Walmart, in 2 years time / if not IKEA next summer – that’s a really catchy !! tune !!

it also makes for a great hipster/surfer ‘flag’.
as in the Japanese flag, with the ‘rising sun’ – smack dab in the middle.
they should fly it over . . Rockaway !!
look out for random shots of it on Instagram, I’m sure !!


OLIVIA SWIDER, ‘His Shoulders’, 2017.
commercially printed beach towel, limited edition of 10
($130)
OLIVIA’s towel is also photo-based, though less in your face !!
but still, that’s a roaring & real !! sunset.
and the computer ‘font’ – is also very PHOTO-REALIST in . . spirit.
it looks more like a cinema / movie ticket – than a poem !!
but the poetry . . does work, and feels realist in it’s nature / & narrative, too.