Somewhere along the line this blog has become less regular, let alone daily, and more a "post by request" kinda thing. But put those hankies away because goodness is coming your way.
Let's kick off the day with a quote by our favorite exterior paint specialist Mr. Banksy
: "The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous. Any fame is a bi-product of making something that means something. You don't go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a shit."
Mr. Bansky brings me seamlessly to the three following links.
1) He went on a trip to New York and visited all it's musea. Disguised in beard and raincoat he contributed some art of his own. See it here
but also some 'undercover' shots right here
. It's unbelievable that he can pull stuff like this off but even more unbelievable that two of the four pieces are still up, eventhough it's out in the open on several sites and newsgazettes.
2) On the appreciation scale of one to ten, Shepard Fairey
is right up there next to Banksy
. The whole Obey Giant
phenomenon, together with his Andre The Giant has a posse sticker campaign
, has become cult over the years and made people aware of commercial overkill and mediareflection, just as Fairey hoped it would. The whole idea came to him after watching a particular movie, no doubt. The name of which being...
3) ... John Carpenter
's They Live
(Notice the absence of the exclamation mark), concerning the subtle takeover of a population by an alien race using subliminal messages which can only be viewed when using eyewear provided by the resistance group who has vowed to stop them.
Also this film is responsible for one of the catchiest catchphrases ever stolen by a 3d-game character
: "It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum and I'm all outta gum".
And finally, took me some time to relocate it but here it is N. : The Ring Hidden Camera Hysteria
[extra treat #1] Interview with Shepard "Obey Giant" Fairey
[extra treat #2] Todd Solondz
new flick: Palindromes