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De-classifieds,

-Shady

…and I love them.

Thanks to Israel for passing it along,

-Shady


…and if you love the work above, you’ll love him, too.

My childhood is now fine art,

-Shady

…is trying to raise $25,000 to fund a new documentary film about American photographer/artist Joel-Peter Witkin. The name of the project (for now, at least) is “Joel-Peter Witkin: An Objective Eye.”

If you don’t know what Witkin does, he creates a lot of imagery like this:

Sure, it’s not exactly for everyone. But if you’re an art and photo nerd like myself, you love it.

Anyway, Marino started up a Kickstarter page to raise money for the film. The page contains an outline of what he’s trying to accomplish, as well as a fancy trailer! Check it all out here.

Oh, and did I mention that my good friend Erik Rose is also involved in the project? Yep, he is! That’s his illustration work on the Kickstarter page.

So support indie film (and artists like Thomas and Erik) and donate today.

Going to bed,

-Shady

Learn more about the poster series “A Bunch of Crock” here, then love Safwat yourself (and buy some posters) here.

My birthday is September 25th,

-Shady

dead at 88.

Never made the connection,

-Shady

…here are some images from the show (click each image for a larger version):

Learn more about Camille here and the exhibition here.

Trying desperately not to buy art,

-Shady

…first gets fucked by Chinese art thief Cai Jiang Xun, then by the copyright infringement-friendly eBay.

Learn more about the thievery here, and check out Paul’s art here.

Cai Jiang Xun is an imposturd,

-Shady

…has a solo exhibition opening tonight at Artcite in Windsor, Canada.

You can learn more about the exhibition (and even see a short video interview with Jodi) here. She will also be interviewed on CBC’s (Canada’s NPR) “The Bridge” later today; if you don’t catch it live you’ll be able to stream it here later in the day.

Jodi is a sweetheart who I’ve known for many years now (more than a dozen!) and I’m so happy that she’s still making beautiful photographs. Learn more about her here.

She used to hate me,

-Shady

Last Friday, KB and I had the opportunity to attend the opening of Gottfried Helnwein’s retrospective “Inferno of the Innocents” at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.

Here are a few photos from the event!

The show runs through April 24th, so if you find yourself in Sacramento before then be sure to check it out.

Learn more about Gottfried here.

Yes, those are paintings,

-Shady

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