Damn: it sure was hot today. How will it be this weekend? It should be pretty mellow, actually. What about in terms of things to do? There will plenty of those–and some will be pretty hot, too. Like what? Well, CHECK THE RECAP!!
Photographer Edward Cushenberry (who you may remember) emailed us about it a month ago and we kept forgetting and forgetting and forgetting to share what he sent in. He’s apparently a part of a little photo clique called Sorry Danny, that consists of a bunch of Art Center alumns. They share their work and have been doing lots of activities from making publications to featuring specific artists. We perused their work and we’re super into what they’re doing. Thus, after much delay, let’s explore the world of Sorry Danny,.
You guys. Did you hear that apparently the people over at NYC based skate brand Supreme have taken legal action against small clothing maker Married To The Mob because they used a similar look? Well, that may not sound insane but–when you get down to it–LA based artist Barbara Kruger is who both of these people are ripping off and are exactly what she was commenting on when she started her advertisement driven work. Kruger recently commented on the situation, calling it “a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers,” which basically sums it all up perfectly and calls the situation out as being a Spike Lee VS. Spike TV level of legal absurdity. Because we thought this was all hilarious and fear that Kruger may be sued next by the NYC based bullies, we thought we’d offer a list of one hundred other things Supreme should sue. Keep your fingers crossed: they could be coming for you.
While researching for yesterday’s Baldessari Still Life app post, we stumbled upon a photo of a giant dog peeing on a building. Was it a joke? Where does this thing exist? Did I go to sleep and create this object as a manifestation of a dream? What the fuck is this and why have none of us heard about this??? Well, yes, it is real and it isn’t far from us in LA: as a part of his Ain’t Painting A Pain show at Orange County Museum of Art, artist Richard Jackson made a giant dog sculpture that is peeing on the face of the building. It’s called Bad Dog and, my friends, this may be the single most important piece of art that we have ever encountered. It is brilliant.
Sister Crayon are Oakland chilled out electronic duo Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez. They have gone through various incarnations and have landed in a trip-hoppy, jazzy, West coast version of Portishead space that’s full of emotions and moody beats. They’ve recently released a little EP–Cynic–and they’ve embarked on a tour to support it. They’re actually going to be in LA May 8th at Downtown’s Low End Theory so we had a little chat with Lopez about the group’s visit down South (even though they haven’t arrived just yet).