Yes, "The BFG" Official Trailer!
Roald Dahl books turned into films have a mixed-record, but we are getting excited for the Steven Spielberg-directed version of the "The BFG". Of all the "summer blockbusters" we have been teased with so far this year, this one stands out. It will be released on July 1, 2016, and this looks like the official-official trailer.April 06, 2016
The Erotic Prints of Félicien Rops
Félicien Rops (7 July 1833 – 23 August 1898) was a Belgian artist, known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint. Spending most of his life in Paris, Rops founded a satirical weekly entitled ‘Uylenspiegel' in 1856. He engraved and illustrated many literary works including those of Baudelaire and Barbey d'Aurevilly. Considered rather scandalous in his time, Rops' prints are inhabited by the likes of devils, skeletons, prostitutes and Death himself.March 14, 2014
3-Ton Aerical Mosaic of Johanessburg by Gerhard Marx
From a distance this enormous sculpture appears to be an aerial photograph blown up and mounted. However, as you look closer you will find that it is a huge mosaic made from natural stone, red brick, ceramic elements and glass! The 56-panel sculpture weights almost three tons and was created by artist Gerhard Marx and Spier Architectural Arts for the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair.October 04, 2013
Slow Culture's 'Illustrations Vol. 1'
Slow Culture's second opening, Illustrations Vol. 1, opens this Friday, Sept 6th from 7-10PM, and is a group exhibition comprised of work by a selection of LA's most exciting, most in-demand, and most accomplished young illustrators - Benjie Escobar, Ken Garduno, Mike Jones, Brandon Spiegel, Suedehead, and Eric McHenry.September 05, 2013
Gustave Doré’s Engravings of the Great Flood
Perhaps one of the greatest masters of illustrating deep dark subject matter with morbid undertones is Gustave Doré, a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor who passed in 1883. His depictions of "The Flood,", formed the frontispiece of Doré's illustrated bible. Doré, who also created famous images for the illustrated edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, frequently depicted his subjects under profound suffering. Very Apocalypse appropriate.December 21, 2012
Basquiat Revisted: Aaron Rose & Sam Spiegel on MOCAtv's "SAMO©"
Yesterday we caught up with curator Aaron Rose and talked about his new video for MOCAtv, a project, which focuses on the late New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Made in collaboration with Los Angeles based musician Sam Spiegel (AKA DJ Squeak E Clean, one half of DJ duo N.A.S.A.), Aaron and Sam decided they would not pay direct homage to Basquiat and his work.October 31, 2012
Alternate Mickeys by Ward Kimball
'Ward’s the one man who works for me I call a genius,' Walt Disney once noted. Ward Kimball was a core animator at the Walt Disney Company between the 1930s and 1970s and was especially noted for his wilder animation style. That eccentricity is visible here in one of Ward's model sheets, where Mickey is drawn in a variety of guises ranging from a flasher to Spielberg's E.T.July 27, 2012
Our Favorite Garbage Pail Kids!
The series of Garbage Pail Kids was the brainchild of Topps consultant and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who came up with the product idea after the success of his earlier creations, Garbage Candy and Wacky Packages. The concept originally began as an unreleased Wacky Packages title, but the management at Topps thought it would be a good idea for a separate spin-off series...June 21, 2012