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Jeff Koons’ Sculpture is Virtually Vandalized

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Recently, I wrote about Jeff Koons’ collaboration with Snapchat to place his sculptures in augmented reality around the world. I thought it was interesting and harmless. After all, what is bad about artists creating cost-effective artworks accessible to anyone with a smartphone and a free app? But it turns out thatContinue Reading

October 16, 2017
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Objects of Devotion: Tom Sachs’ Exhibit Closes this Month

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Sculptor Tom Sachs‘ fourth show, “Object of Devotion,” will close this month at the Sperone Westwater Gallery. In this exhibit, he explores the culture of making, taking handmade objects transforming them into cabinets of curiosities, also known as wunderkammern. The wunderkammern was a tradition in sixteenth century that showcased their experiments and interestsContinue Reading

October 14, 2017
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Don’t Miss Polly Apfelbaum’s Exhibition at Alexander Gray Associates

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Alexander Gray Associates is currently having Polly Apfelbaum‘s exhibition in New York City. The exhibition features all new work, including gouache drawings, hand-woven rugs, and wall-mounted ceramics. Apfelbaum is an American artist who likes to discover different mediums and combine them together in her work. She also likes to display herContinue Reading

October 10, 2017
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Miyazaki Art Show by New York City Gallery, Spoke Art

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New York City gallery, Spoke Art, presented the art-work show dedicated to the legendary Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki on September 29. The exhibition featured art pieces inspired by Miyakazi’s cult Studio Ghibli films such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and so on. Spoke ArtContinue Reading

October 9, 2017
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Famed Typographer and New Yorker Alan Peckolick Dies at 76

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Iconic Typographer, Graphic Designer, and Painter Alan Peckolick left a legacy of iconic typographic work when he passed away this August. As a typographer, he created identities for a wide range of companies, like Revlon, Mercedes-Benz, and institutions such as New York University. At 76 years old, he never let his condition,Continue Reading

October 6, 2017
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Jeff Koons’ Latest Work: Snapchat Augmented Reality

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You may be familiar with Jeff Koons‘ giant, reflective sculptures that look like balloon animals. His works are extremely well-known and have been featured all over the world. Koons’ latest sculptures range from balloon dogs to rabbits and lumps of Play-Doh. Although these installations are three stories tall, if you walked byContinue Reading

October 5, 2017
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Japanese Flower Artist Composes and Decomposes Flowers at Rio de Janeiro

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Japanese Floral Artist Azuma Makoto presented his contemplation of life and death with two colorful masterpieces. The two experiments on decomposition are found at the Oi Futuro museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first of the two installations, entitled “Gaibu-outside,” is formed from a cut flower garden on theContinue Reading

October 4, 2017
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Rob Gonsalves: A Modern Day M. C. Escher

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Last week at Alfalfa, I needed some inspiration for a poster design for a multi-dimensional play. This play consisted of many twists and turns, much like an optical illusion. I relied on my trusty friend, Google to help me out. Rob Gonsalves’ work instantly popped up. “Who was this modern-dayContinue Reading

September 21, 2017
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MoMA Recreates Yayoi Kusama’s Life in New Children’s Book

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Yayoi Kusama’s work is vibrant, eccentric, and an all-consuming polka-dot experience. Her work has captured the attention of many around the world, and now, children will be able to learn more about this contemporary Japanese artist in a new book, Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity. Released by the Metropolitan Museum ofContinue Reading

September 15, 2017
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French Artist JR Showcases Provoking Artwork

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French artist JR, known for his stunning installations in Rio De Janeiro and large-scale paintings in New York, created his latest thought-provoking artwork in Tecate, Mexico. This art piece lies between the United States and Mexico border town, depicting a young Mexican boy named Kikito. As you may know, this pieceContinue Reading

September 9, 2017
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MODA is Looking Forward not Backward with Luba Lukova: Designing Justice

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Founded in 1989 as the Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design, in 2011, MODA relocated to Midtown Arts District. MODA is unique because “it is the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design.” (source) But that’s not the only aspectContinue Reading

August 23, 2017
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Celebrating the Solar Eclipse

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If you’re like me, you probably tried to snag a glance at the sun yesterday. Who wouldn’t? It’s a Total Solar Eclipse! We don’t get those for another hundred years. And while many of you were burning your eyes out, graphic designers took advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the wayContinue Reading

August 22, 2017
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Polly Nor’s Exhibit: “Its Called Art Mum, Look It Up”

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For those who live in London, there is a great exhibition near by! Artist and internet celebrity Polly Nor has opened a new exhibit It’s Called Art Mum, Look It Up with work that continues her unapologetic exploration into the transparent side of women and their demons. While her work playfully captures theContinue Reading

August 20, 2017
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The Fall of Graffiti Artist RD

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One of the graffiti legends has fallen!!! While spending most of my teenage years around Harlem and the Upper East Side, a name I always came across through was RD. The tag of the famous NYC graffiti artist followed me everywhere. I saw his graffiti work on fire hydrants, walls,Continue Reading

August 8, 2017
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Banksy’s Art-Filled Hotel on Israel

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If you are still looking for a destination for your summer vacation, how about Israel? British guerrilla artist Banksy, who is known for his politically charged works, opened art-filled Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, five meters from the wall that separates Israel from the Palestinian West Bank, a few monthsContinue Reading

August 7, 2017
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USSR: Textile Propaganda

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We censure the late USSR for their harsh methods, their utopic ideas, and their totalitarian approach to socialism but we’ve got to give them credit for this: they surely knew how to create beautiful looking propaganda! Their red, yellow and black propaganda created a style that changed design forever, butContinue Reading

August 2, 2017
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