High By The Beach

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Nino Stelzl’s paintings oscillate between acid-tinged pop-cultural images, Informalism and Geometric Abstraction as them attempt to represent portraits of space, galaxies, or drug-induced hallucinations.
“Do you feel alright,” the oversized couch (an integral part of psychoanalytic practice) that quotes the title of Rainald Goetz’s book Rave, makes an allusion to the last big youth movement to dream of transcendental or hypnotic states and mind-revealing alterations.

Grande Vista Residency Show
www.grande-vista.com

Opening reception: April 14th 2016, 6 pm

1425 S. Grande Vista Ave
Los Angeles CA 90023

BioFutures

The Extrapolation Factory has teamed up with The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose inviting museum visitors to explore intriguing tidbits and provocative examples of real work being done using synthetic biology and envision your own near-future use of gene-editing and synbio which can be added as short pictorial story to an ecosystem simulator where the concepts and choices are impacted by other submitted stories.

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Try the web based demo version of BioFutures
Designed for retina resolution tablets using Chrome

— via http://www.extrapolationfactory.com

Dazzle Bags

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Known for his visually striking geometric style inspired by World War One-era camouflage patterns, German contemporary artist and winner of the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion, Tobias Rehberger, who has created the cover artwork for Daniel Haaksmans “African Fabrics” album, has lent his artistic talent to this latest limited edition collaboration with luxury accessories brand MCM, coinciding with its 40th anniversary.

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Infantile Glamour

Barneys New York has created its most relevant window to date, filling Manhattan’s Madison Avenue displays with spot-on replicas from Hood By Air’s spring ’16 presentation.

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The ornate sculptures took six months to complete, as Barneys NY’s site outlines, beginning with a 3D body scan and complex plaster casting for each of Oliver’s models. Once Yoshimoto’s team created a positive mold, the “master mold,” they replicated models’ original features using tinted silicon, human hair brows, custom dentures and lifelike glass eyeballs. Final details included hand-painted tattoos—a daunting undertaking—hair fashioned to resemble Yusef Williams’ original runway wigs and those babycore Dolly Cohen-designed pacifiers.

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Bye bye Blowfly

Before there was Kool Keith, Old Dirty Bastard or 2 Live Crew – before there was hip hop, for that matter – there was Blowfly, performing X-rated songs with a funky groove. Born 60 years ago in Cochran, Georgia, Miami’s Clarence Reid has recorded more than 40 albums during his illustrious career. He got his nickname as a child when his grandmother, after hearing him sing dirty versions of then popular songs – like “Suck My Dick” for “Do The Twist” – proclaimed, “You is nastier than a blowfly.”

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About a year ago or so, we got in touch with Clarence to record his voice — the Voice of God — for a Time Titans teaser clip.
Blowfly was the perfect match for that. No question. We were proud to work with a legend like him.

Today we got informed, that Clarence Reid, the genius known both by his given name and as Blowfly, the Master of Class, passed peacefully today, January 17th, in his hospice room.
Damn, fucking cancer.

Nothing But Love and Respect — Blowfly is a real time titan, will stay forever. Period.