Don’t you wish you’d held on to that Colt 45 bobblehead you bought for your man at a garage sale? Not only is Colt 45 hipster pop, honing in on Pabst Blue Ribbon at limited open bar events, the bobblehead doll is worth thousands as a collectible. Read the rest of this entry »

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”.

In Buenos Aires, when I interview club owners or designers a number of them express a vision of “elegant trash” that they’re looking to project. This video nailed it with the cabaret ho models in the street car-styled tour bus.  Don’t get shook by this strange choice of still from Youtube – this guy is the least attractive thing in the video.

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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.