Dr. Lakra

DL_PorPayasa Dr. Lakra is a Mexico-based  world renowned tattoo artist whose work has been seen on vintage printed materials and found objects rather than skin, manipulating images of pin-up girls, 1940s Mexican businessmen, luchadores, and Japanese sumo wrestlers.

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Christopher Schreck

Schreck_1 Christopher  Schreck‘s photos have such a cool feel they almost seem as if you were dreaming when you see them. I don’t know if i’m dreaming or not now!

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Irma Gruenholz: Clay Illustrations

irma gruenholz cocinaIrma Gruenholz creates charming illustrations out of clay.  Treat yourself to some afternoon clay delight.

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The Original Video Pizza

video pizza spence & ziggyAre you ready for love?  Are you prepared for savage, unbridled, intense, ultra mega romance?  Then you might be suave enough to handle this “one of a kind way to spend the evening.”  Photographer Robbie Augspurger (who was featured in Book 3) sent us a DVD of The Original Video Pizza.  Needless to say, Ziggy and I were excited to enjoy “the soothing sound of sizzling” in a pizza-filled hour of pure retro rawness.   The DVD case is just as amazing as the actual video, featuring a quote from Rope McCord, who simply states that he loves pizza movies.  Not only does Video Pizza add “the perfect ambience to any party experience” but also, there are “no pizza boxes to clean up” and “no waiting for it to be ready”.  The party of a lifetime is waiting for you… after the jump.

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Photography Spotlight- Alva Bernadine

alva bernadine sadie-coffee-tableAlva Bernadine is a British photographer, so dedicated to his craft that he risks his freedom… literally.  He has a new book called Gratuitous Sex and Violence: My Favourites.  The images investigate the violent nature of sex and the sexual nature of violence.  The images make you feel uncomfortable, but command your attention.  Alva is a seasoned veteran, having worked for 25 years as a photographer for many publications like GQ, Elle and Vogue.  Get mesmerized by Alva’s erotic surrealism!

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Alison Pebworth Beautiful Possibility

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In 2006, “Looking for Lost History” traveled in the form of a 19th Century American Traveling Show. This was Alison Pebworth’s first tour in a continued series of traveling exhibitions, exchanges and happenings exploring what it means to be American. The investigation continues with “Beautiful Possibility” launched first in San Francisco at Southern Exposure coinciding with a intimate exhibition of drawings and a video by Chris Sollars at Michael Rosenthal. The project will then travel May through October from California to South Dakota across the northern United States and Canada. Pebworth seeks to discover a new understanding of our past, present and future through research, conversation and survey’s comparing and contrasting opinions of those living and working in the various regions she visits along the tour.

Pebworth writes: “This interactive project combines art, history and anthropology for an investigative look at obscured people, places, stories and myths and how they contribute to our collective understanding of who we are as Americans. Venues for the traveling show are pre-scheduled and will serve as headquarters for conducting research on local histories and culture. I will be physically touring the show and living in a travel trailer for this solo journey, interacting directly with regional audiences and gathering source material for new work to be included in the second tour and culminating exhibitions in 2011 and 2012.”

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Illustator Spotlight: Vertico’s Puppets

verticos puppets sosima amrei universe balanceEverybody likes a dash of mystery. We got a submission from a German illustrator named Amrei.  Her body of work is called Vertico’s Puppets.  She also seems to go by the name Sosima.  Which one is her true identity?  You be the judge!  Either way, her illustrations are cute yet deadly like a pink bunny rabbit with a switchblade.  Enjoy the amazingness!

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Scott Hove

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Crazy insane cake sculptures from Scott Hove!!! His show “Iced Out” is up until May 2 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood.

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