I’m suuuuper excited about the April issue of ARTnews, which not only features my article on video games and art, but provides me with a cover story that features Elvis. And as someone who got hitched at the Graceland Chapel in Vegas, all I gotta say to that is: HELL. YES.
If you want to see video of Brody Condon’s piece, which is featured on the cover, you can find that on his website right here. If you’re looking for some additional reading, may I highly recommend Tom Bissell’s Extra Lives, a breezily written and poignant introduction to games and game criticism. Online, for thoughtful takes on video games and game culture, definitely check out Ian Bogost’s blog as well as Kill Screen Magazine.
Thanks for reading! And, as always, the story looks even better in print (with lots of sexy graphics) — so buy the mag if you can.
The January 2011 of ARTnews magazine is hitting stands with a cover story I wrote about the new shape of street art. Specifically, it’s a look at the more abstract, geometric, sculptural and conceptual interventions going down in cities across the globe. (That’s Spanish artist Nuria Mora featured on the cover.) You can read the story online, but may I recommend picking up the mag. The article is illustrated with all kinds of incredible pictures, which you won’t be able to see otherwise.
As part of this, there’s a couple of street art-related tomes that really deserve a plug: Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art and Urban Interventions: Personal Projects in Public Spaces. These are two very thoughtful books devoted to the subject. Definitely check ‘em out.
As always, thank you for reading!
Asco’s Spray Paint LACMA, 1972. (Image courtesy of Harry Gamboa Jr.)
Taking the week off because it’s the freakin’ end of summer and I’ve got work comin’ out the hoo-ha. In the meantime, may I kindly direct you to ARTnews magazine’s September issue, where I’ve got a story on Chicano art — one of the most challenging pieces of writing I’ve ever done.
So, if you want to learn all about what went down in the photo above (that’s really LACMA and it was really sprayed) and you’re keen on reading about a crew of artists who you may not know, but whom you should…then, by all means, click right here. Or, better yet, pick up the mag, which is on newsstands now.