Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eat Art

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.
Mark Twain

The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober.
William Butler Yeats

I take a vitamin every day.  It's called a steak.
Buck Weston 

Mmm … unexplained bacon.
Homer Simpson

I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over the kitchen table.
Rodney Dangerfield

Oh yes mustard! That'll do... Mustard? Don't let's be silly. Now lemon, that's different...
Mad Hatter

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. 
George Miller

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first. 
Josh Billings

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Elle Is For The Way You Look At Me

Street Artist: Elle

Because I'm not a Vanderbilt, suddenly I'm white trash? I grew up in Bel Air, Warner. Across the street from Aaron Spelling. I think most people would agree that's a lot better than some stinky old Vanderbilt.
Elle Woods

Williamsburg Train Station

View from Juliette rooftop


Is this the end of street art?

Your life story can inspire live art, tonight.

Interview with Shepard Fairey after his Copenhagen attack.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Skulls Out For Summer

Best known for his floral stencils and contrasting images, you can find his wheatpastes, stencils, stickers and spray paintings all over his New York City neighborhood.

With various readings stored in his empty skull
Learn'd without sense, and venerably dull.
Charles Churchill


The tired and thirsty prospector threw himself down at the edge of the watering hole and started to drink. But then he looked around and saw skulls and bones everywhere. Uh-oh, he thought. This watering hole is reserved for skeletons.
Jack Handy

Fact: The official name of the Skull and Bones secret society founded in 1830 is The Order of Death.

Mac: He doesn't have any poison.
: I don’t have any on me, but I do keep some in my fridge at home in the relish jar.                 Frank: There’s poison in that jar? I thought I was allergic to pickles. What’s in the jar with the skull and crossbones?                                                                                                                                         Charlie: Well, that’s mayonnaise. It’s a decoy.                                                                                 Frank: And the mayo?                                                                                                                                      Charlie: That’s shampoo.                                                                                                                      Frank: You're telling I’ve been putting shampoo on my sandwiches?
Charlie: If you’ve been using the mayonnaise, then yeah, probably. 
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Don't you have a terribly empty feeling- in you skull?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You're Nobody til NOBODY Crowns You

Street artist Nobody A.K.A. TMNK.
  With three spokes for a crown, and an X for an eye,
random street images are promoted to winking street royalty. 
Similar to the transformation of an unknown street artist into a cultural celebrity.

A throne is only a bench covered in velvet.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
William Shakespeare

Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.

Mystery Whitehead gets crowned

But somebody does.

A TMNK trademark.
"Yes, I may be nobody, but I am not powerless. I fight back through creative expression"


In his own words: TMNK/Nobody discusses sellouts, street art, and his road to becoming somebody.

If you have something nice to say, say it through a loudspeaker in Union Square:

Huffington post and LA MOCA host a street art discussion with Shepard Fairey and more.

California street art is visiting Syracuse, NY.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bortusk Leer's Dumbo Monster Experience

 Combining vintage newspaper pages with bright and goofy drawings is the staple of a Bortusk Leer "piece". His street art career is as youthful as his drawings, approximately half a decade old. Inspired by his childhood, his first drawings hit the streets after he met graffiti artists Sweet Toof and Cyclops while he was working in a London gallery. They told him it was a laugh doing stuff on streets, and he's been making cities around the world smile ever since.

After his last show Bortusk Took A Trip; Art Comedy: The fruit of forbidden love between a gypsy and a communist party official-Bortusk Leer, Leer disappeared, and hasn't been seen since.


Revolution leads to street art: anti Mubarak graffiti popping up all over Cairo.

Olek says don't confuse yarn art with yarn bombing. Gallery opening in Chelsea explains the trail of knitted grocery carts on the west side.

UK's biggest street art project unites artists from around the world.

David Cameron tries to up his street cred; gives a speech in front of huge graffiti wall.

Banksy in SouthHampton.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stencil it in

Location: Where teamwork and competition meet.

Where you're headed is more important than how fast you're going.

Are we human, or are we dancer?

Lisa: Area 51? I found Area 51!
Guard: No m'am this is Area 51A.
Lisa: Grr...well, um, I'm kind of lost, can you tell me where I am?
Guard: I'm sorry, the location of this location is classified!
The Simpsons

Fact: Husbands who kiss their wives before leaving home in the morning have been documented to live 5 years longer than those who do not.
Fact: Social kissing was invented by midievil knights as a way to determine whether their wives had been hitting the bottle while the knights were away on the crusades.
Fact: In Indiana, it's illegal for a moustached man to "habitually kiss human beings".

If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
T.S. Elliot

On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken the ghosts inside of me. Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts. 
David Bowie 

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