When Michael Anderson says that the “street is my palette,” he actually means it. It’s not a metaphor. Anderson’s practice, which Beautiful/Decay detailed in a studio visit over the summer, involves snatching up posters from the street at night. Anderson has collected posters all over the globe, but lives in Harlem, and brings the energy of that place into his work. His current show, The Street is My Palette, up at Claire Oliver in Chelsea until December 30th is a virtuoso exhibition of collage with the flair, rhythm, and charisma of the street.
Photos and digital magic by photographer, designer, filmmaker Joseph Marconi.
Toronto based artist Cody Cochrane is a painter, print-maker, and illustrator extraordinaire. Check out some more of her work after the jump!
Yee Jan Bao‘s paintings are captures of things off in the distance surrounded by nothing but empty land or water. Almost like a mirage.
Canadian artist Winnie Truong creates the coolest illustrations with pencil crayon on paper. I am particularly enjoying his Ornament and Correction piece. Who knew Crayola could be this awesome?
This past week we’ve been getting bombarded with orders as the holiday season kicks it into full gear. Yesterday I managed to ship orders all over the globe with books and shirts going to Portland, New Mexico, Nebraska, NYC, Philly, Alberta Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Portugal, and France and our very own Los Angeles. Needless to say, but The Cult Of Decay is growing by the thousands! Also, those of you who placed your orders this week will be in for a treat when you see our brand new Cult Of Decay Seal on your shipments. Once you receive your package, hold it up face-level and make direct eye contact with our sacred seal. After a couple of seconds, the initiation will be over and you will then be a full fledged, official cult member. This ain’t no mickey mouse club folks! All cult member are sworn in for life to defend and honor our secrets forever. You must do anything and everything to promote creativity, spread our message, and crush all boring art that lies in your path.
Wondering how you leave the Cult of Decay? Well lets just say it involves a toads foot, a scolding pot of the B/D secret potion, and a strand of Basquiat’s dreadlocks.
Long Live The Cult Of Decay!
Michael Massaia is strictly a large format photographer making classic Platinum/Palladium prints. This process creates beautiful results especially for his series “In the Final Throes- New Jersey.”