You Spin Me Right Round

September 9, 2008

Remember when we were wee young things looking for something to do with long days of sun? A saving grace was the arrival of the county fair. For one long weekend you could get lost in pure amusement and visual stimuli – a real attention grabber was the Spin Art booth. By just squeezing color tubes onto a whirling canvas you became the next Jeff Koons. Bringing your proud new piece home for Mom to paste up on the fridge for all the world to see. London based Illustrator Miles Donovan has taken this to a level of good repute with pop-culture illustrations. Catch his work in The New York Times, The Observer, and Billboard. Keeping the youth alive, he is the man behind PEEPSHOW where you get a view of the showreel and an idea of where he spins his artistic wand.

Dog Eat Art World

June 24, 2008

Frank \Most people attend Art events to hob-nob, drink bubbly, party with the worlds eclectic and they might even discover the next art hero of the era. Frank Fu goes to be a dog. Attending the 52nd Venice Biennale, he left his hotel traveling hand and foot along the walk ways, bridges and ally ways panting his way to Giardini. Equipped with dog collar around his neck with his name inscribed in gold, and a written message on his jacket for all the world to see “I Love Venice Biennale and Venice Biennale Loves Me”, he explored the event from the ground up; literally. Just when you clink your glass, raise your brow and adjust your judgment hat there comes along an artist who breaks the barriers by becoming Mans best friend. Can someone say “ruff ruff”.

Un-Natural Disaster

April 20, 2008

When Artwise Curators commissioned Troika to create the signature sculpture for the new addition to Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5. they had no idea the tornado would be so apropos. The recent baggage debacle that has resulted in the resignation of high level staff, has brought a new level of irony to the artwork. Read the rest of this entry »

Beat By Meat

April 18, 2008

In the US, stores are closing, mortages are being defaulted upon, and the cause of all this repressive economics is said to be the high cost of gas and food staples, taking a chunk out of consumers’ pockets. As a result, the newest crime wave may be food theft. In Massachusetts, a thief broke into the meat locker of a restaurant where he attempted to make off with an armful of freezer booty. The restaurant owner surprised him, mid-theft, and beat him with his own meat.

Big up to the boys at Frank 151 for the tip off

Painting by Luke Chueh, LA


Ham by Luke Cheuh, LA

Boom Town

April 14, 2008

This painting lives behind these flowers in the city of angels. Banksy is a big deal in the galleries, but remains a street artist dedicated to his urban footprint. He connects immediately with his audience, so do we. The Boom Bip is glad to meet you. Come by for a cordial whenever fancy strikes.