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Behind The Scenes: Installing Maurizio Cattelan’s Untitled 2001

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If you’re a fan of Maurizio Cattelan you know that he is known for big ambitious installations that are both humorous and conceptually engaging. Sotheby’s will soon be auctioning one of Cattelan’s most famous works, Untitled 2001. This is not an easy work to display as it involves the use of master paintings and a giant hole in the ground. To their credit Sotheby’s went through great pains to present this brilliant work in its natural setting. Sotheby’s isn’t hip to embedded videos just yet but clicking on the image above to watch this behind the scenes install video will be worth the extra lick of the mouse.

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Aftershock L.A.

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Elemental and Royal/T are hosting a benefit art auction for Build Change, a non-profit organization that helps build earthquake resistant homes. The night will feature 92 artists and over 100 works of art, as well as live music and free food. For more info on the show and the artists involved, please visit www.aftershockla.com. See some of my favorite images by artists in the show after the jump.

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Comic Sans Destroyer

logo Comic Sans Destroyer is a project that was designed by Happiness Brussels, a communication agency, in order to find a new graphic designer. The project includes an application you can use to apply for their job opportunity. The concept of applying for a job has gone creative for creatives! The artwork was done by Jean Andre.

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Manjari Sharma

005 Manjari Sharma’s newest project, called “Shower Series,” takes her subjects into an area that is usually private and very intimate; the shower. In this new series, the subject is invited to her apartment where she photographs them in her bathroom. The experience, Sharma says, was one in which, “.. every new person in the shower became a brand new allegory. With every new visit I had a new protagonist; A new plot and a new parable of hurt and heroic that came undone under that shower – My Shower.” 

Manjari Sharma was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She has worked as a photojournalist with many respected magazines in India as well as been featured on the cover of many publications. Her work can be seen on her website.

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B/D Apparel Artist Interview: Steve Bonner

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ABOVE: Steve's B/D Apparel design, "Unknown Voyage." BELOW: Steve working in his studio.

This week’s Beautiful/Decay Apparel Artist Interview features Steve Bonner, who contributed the nautical themed  “Unknown Voyage” shirt to our Spring 2010 collection. With its art deco flourishes, the shirt hearkens back to the golden age of glamorous cruises in the 1930′s, when tuxedoed and ball-gowned movie stars might be seen in the dining hall, or red-lipped starlets might sip a cocktail or two sunbathing on the deck. Today, the T-shirt would look great with your favorite pair of Docker’s and boating shoes- or just hanging around town. Steve’s work is almost exclusively digital, focusing on sleek and creative typography. Read the full interview to find out the one activity Steve devotes an hour to every day (and that every emerging artist should do as well), how he stays inspired, and more.

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Know Hope

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Israeli artist known as Know Hope recently shared his latest works, projects, shows and travels.

Know Hope is known for his street art, in which he depicts characters through several story lines. An overarching theme within his work is the need for momentary connection in daily reality. Or, in other words, the everyday human struggle.

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Charles Martin

5twins Charles Martin is an artist working out of NYC/SF. His paintings and drawings are simply beautiful. The shapes he uses add new dimensions to works that would otherwise seem flat. His drawings resemble the figures, shapes and doodles an artist stuck in math class would create. Check out his work on his website. There is definitely something for everyone.

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New work from Alex Lukas and Matt Leines

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New stuff on view by Alex Lukas and Matt Leines @ Sf’s Guerrero Gallery, opening tonight!!!!!!

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