January 16, 2009
The Digest. 01.16.08.
Mulberry Tree , 1889, by Vincent Van Gogh, at the Norton Simon in Pasadena. (Photo by C-M .)
The McRib locator. Handy. ( Coudal.)
Art Fag City evaluates the worst of the web in 2008. It’s a juicy one, folks. Do not miss.
Me, this morning. You’ve got through the weekend to sign up for the latest
C-Mon Giveaway Extravaganza. Plus: More me…blogging on
Art21 about the photographs of an Army serviceman in Iraq. Check it out. Beethoven, as interpreted by
Charlie Brown. (Gracias, Big Papi G.) Love the caftan: A couple of pix from the Hirshhorn Museum’s opening,
R.I.P Andrew Wyeth.
Nobody’s home. Vladimir Putin,
(bad) painter. ( Arts Journal.) Create your own
Shepard Fairey-style Obamicon. ( Hrag Vartanian.) Related:
Shepard Fairey interviewed by Stephen Colbert, who confesses his admiration of the “Obey” posters because, without them, he’d “forget to obey.” (Fairey barely gets a word in edgewise.) Plus: The Philadelphia Inquirer tracks down the pic used as the basis for the famous poster.
“7 Things I Learned From Working on a Pot Farm.” Plus: CNBC.com has a breathtaking gallery of medicinal weed. ( World’s Best Ever; ackackack.)
Balloon animals humping. Soooo Jeff Koons. ( Kottke.) Today’s Graff:
Dack and Fabula in Moscow.
A trailer for a documentary about pixaçao, the São Paulo graffiti. (Só português.) ( Ekosystem.)
A building in Germany that looks kinda Star Trek.
Archinect took the pulse of the architecture industry and it’s faint: “Unless one is happy and married to money this is going to be painful,” said one respondent to the survey. ( architecture.mnp.)
R.I.P. Jan Kaplický. A few more images of his crazy buildings here and here.
Grist evaluates Obama’s urban policy picks. The reviews are mixed. ( The Skyline.)
Design Observer lists 10 objects in need of a redesign. Your moment of