Peter Dobill

Born in New Zealand, Peter Dobill is a Brooklyn, NY based actionist who has performed across the country. He is the recent recipient of the 2008-2009 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art Grant. For this four hour endurance piece titled “Receiver,” the artist is suspended in a pool of milk, while a bowl placed overhead drips a continuous stream of milk into his nose. By constructing extravagant sets in which to carry out his actions, Dobill seeks to add a visual component to the performances. Dude is wild.

Stephen Floyd

stephen floyd

Stephen Floyd has some really fun and simple illustrations. He was born in Galveston, Texas in 1978, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. “The ideas for his drawings originate from a wide variety of sources: conversations, bad jokes, politics – anything that is a part of daily life… It is left for the viewer to decide whether the ideas come from a world of benevolence or a world of malice. Depicting stereotypes, humor and sex, everything he creates is understood differently based on the observer’s perspective. The play between the words and the images can be disarming, offensive or charming, depending on their pairings.”

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This Sale is Kind of a “Big” Deal.

In honor of all things big and tall, Beautiful/Decay is offering up ALL of our XXL t-shirts for the bargain basement rate of $5 only on our online shop. This means nearly 85% off our normal pricing! Why, you ask? Well, with Thanksgiving around the corner, we know you’ll be needing some extra room in your tees, and they make great holiday gifts for the lovable large guy in your life!

To kick off the sale, we hired a top XXL model to promote the Beautiful/Decay shirts on the streets of Los Angeles, though his sales technique was….not exactly what the B/D team signed up for. Watch the video above to see what happens!

Wendy White

Wendy White

Wendy White was born in 1971 in Deep River, CT. She now lives and works in New York City on these fun paintings. Check it.

Damn Flies

To promote their exhibition stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Eichborn the publisher prepared 200 flies with an ultra light banner to fly around and help promote.

Phil Hansen

Phil Hansen’s artwork is fun and unique. Thanks to him, news tabloids just got a little bit more interesting with a series of interpretive pieces from his new series, Art Happenings. Hansen is “… interested in trying to understand whole individuals and whole ideas through the fragmentsof perceptual memory, the sound bites, and the semiotic tokens collected by society and recollected by the individual. It’s the product of these carefully selected elements that multiplies out to a greater whole, and it’s in that product that I look for a more holistic understanding.” Check it out.

SCREEN BURNS

screen burnsSCREEN BURNS is a pop-up exhibition juried by Luis Gispert being held at a new little space in Williamsburg, JCIA Video. From December 11th – January 3rd look for the storefront that looks like a giant TV! JCIA Video storefront 522 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211.

Aaron Maurer

Aaron MaurerFrom collage to film, Aaron Maurer is one talented guy. Aaron hails from the frozen tundra of the Midwest. After growing up in Minneapolis, MN, he headed East to attend Rhode Island School of Design, where he majored in film and animation. He now lives and works in New York… in a cave.