The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art is an impressive new hardcover title from Rizzoli, by Princeton University arts Professor, accomplished author, and trustee on several gallery boards, John Wilmerding. The hefty 248-page, large format tome is a major survey of pop art from the ’60s through today, and also serves as the catalog for a current exhibition the author curated at New York’s Acquavella Galleries, under the same moniker. Wilmerding categorizes major works in the movement, according to theme and precedent, and of course includes important work by Warhol, Thiebaud, Koons, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Tom Wesselmann, and many more household names in pop art. [View More]
Being something of a giant fan of Australian artist The Yok, I was really stoked to see a new video of him painting alongside Sheryo over on Booooooom this morning. They’re painting in the beautiful West Australian port city of Fremantle, practically a stone’s throw from my family home. [Watch Video]
Artist Jay Shells has combined his love of hip-hop and his love of sign-making into one amazing effort which has resulted in official-looking signs, sporting rap lyrics, popping up all over New York. Great idea and execution so I don’t mind being the 4 millionth website to post about this. More pictures at Whudat. There’s also a Rap Quotes Twitter account.
Brandon Shigeta is a really talented guy from Los Angeles. He’s one of the best photographers I know, and he’s a LEED certified architect to boot. He contributes to Hypebeast regularly, which might help explain why he seems to have the coolest job of all time – guaranteed to be backstage at every event you could possibly hope to go to. Which is why if you’re not following Brandon on Instagram, you’re kind of missing out.
The talented Swiss-born, New York-based artist/illustrator Grotesk has just updated his website. It’s really nice and clean and showcases his amazing work well.
All the Buildings in New York is a tremendously sentimental and skillful ode to the very fabric of New York City – its amazing architecture. A Brooklyn transplant by way of Australia, artist, illustrator, and compulsive draw-er, James Gulliver Hancock has attempted to document all of the buildings in New York, sharing much of it on the project’s blog. This new hardcover title from Rizzoli/Universe is the first book based on Hancock’s blog, and also includes bonus illustrations which were not featured on it. I was slightly concerned about how much time Hancock must have invested in this effort, but he seems to be doing very well, professionally speaking anyway, managing two solo exhibitions last year, as well as work for an impressive range of clients. [View Photos]
Jeff Hamada is clearly a man of eclectic tastes in music as well as art; as illustrated by his recent trap music mix called Got Pocahontas on my Yokohamas. I’m far from a trap expert, but this sounds like a blend of contemporary electro-trap and OG trap. It’s ironic that they like snares so much in the trap.