Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Slinky was invented by Naval engineer Richard James. He knocked a spring off of a shelf when he was working to develop springs that could keep ship instruments stable in choppy waters. The spring did what a Slinky does… it stepped down to a stack of books, then to the table, and then to the floor, where it righted itself into a cylinder. James knew it would be a great toy, and tests by neighborhood kids proved him right.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bathtub IV

Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

See: Keith Loutit.

Keith Loutit is a Sydney based photographer. "These photographs and short films were made in ordinary places, probably not too unlike where you live. Combining a variety of techniques including tilt-shift and time-lapse photography, I aim to help people take a second look at places that are familiar to them."

Guitar Store

From David Rager.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The End of the World - New Print From Keep Calm

THE END OF THE WORLD (REALLY BUILT TO LAST) is Paris-based artist Matthew Rose's latest surreal fantasy about the fragility of world we live in and the end of the world we've built. 
Based on an original collage from 2008, THE END OF THE WORLD, reports from the frontiers of the real and dream worlds, where foods and animals, naughty little boys and errant little girls enter into the visual field and run, jump, hang and float in and around an assortment of human narratives that are veering dangerously out of control. Like in life.

This work, and others in the series, will appear in Masters of Collage (Lark Publishing, USA) in May 2010 along with 40 other contemporary artists.

This full color print measures 25 x 25 cm, and also has a border for framing.  Signed and numbered in an edition of 85, the print, produced by Lalande Digital Art Press Paris costs 38 UK Pounds exclusively from Keep Calm Gallery.  Click here to go to Keep Calm Gallery to see detailed images and order.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bernard Madoff Webcam: Pay Back Scheme

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Caterina Verde : All You Can't Eat

Image: POVERTY IS A LUXURY I CAN'T AFFORD. © 2009 Caterina Verde.
VISIT: Caterina Verde All You Can't Eat.

Supply & Demand: Shepard Fairey At The ICA Boston

Guns & Roses, Shepard Fairey, 2007.

Fairey, who is enjoying his first museum retrospective at the ICA Boston, brings together elements of the UK street artist Banksy, the factory-and self-obsessed Mark Kostabi, Russian Constructivism and propaganda to great effect.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gloria Zein : Migration One Bernauer Straße Berlin

Gloria Zein, "Migration 1," 2008
C-print, Größe variabel.
Ausstellungsansicht "Glück gehabt - Kunst im Untergrund," 2008, NGBK Berlin. U-Bahnhof Bernauer Straße.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ray Johnson. Please Add to & Return

Ray Johnson. Please Add to & Return
28 February – 10 May 2009

Thank you Alex Sainsbury for bringing Ray Johnson to London.

Raven Row’s inaugural exhibition is the first large UK show of the collages and mailings of New York artist Ray Johnson (1927–1995). Johnson used radical means to construct and distribute images, inadvertently inventing the ‘mail art movement’. He made art out of social life – both real and imagined – gathering celebrities, the art world, and friends into his work. His influence on twentieth century art far exceeds the recognition he receives.

‘Ray Johnson. Please Add to & Return’ will represent Johnson’s mailings, objects he regarded as gifts and thus contrary to the market, equally with the collage works he made for gallery exhibition in the sixties and seventies. Also included will be the collages he subjected to a seemingly endless process of reworking and overlaying, which were found signed with multiple dates and neatly arranged in his house at the time of his death.

Raven Row 56 Artillery Lane London E1 7LS T +44 (0)20 7377 4300 E: info@ravenrow.org