This, truly, is one of the coolest concepts we’ve seen in the art world in a long minute. Olloclip, creators of mobile-photography technology, are putting on an art show in Orange County that is worth looking into  — perhaps with a magnifying glass. The show’s theme is nothing big, literally, baring the bold but teensy title […]


28 May
Katsuhiro Otomo's classic goes to Springfield & gets comic bound

Paying homage to the halcyon days of Japanimation and The Simpsons of old comes this revival of Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk manga classic Akira — as cast by the famed characters of Springfield. Thanks to the lovers of comics and the powers of the Internet, Ryan Humphrey‘s brainchild Bartkira became a massive art collaboration led by James Harvey — enough of a cult hit to eventually […]


19 May
Scottish sculptor's latest re-invention of the classic figurine

Jessica Harrison, a sculptor out of Scotland, has done another series involving the re-invention of the classic porcelain doll. But rather than blood and guts, this time it’s exquisitely rendered tattoos. Yes, perhaps tattoos have become so commonplace that they’re even coating Victorian Disney princesses now, too. Beautiful breakable dolls that are also tough-chick bad ass  […]


10 Jan
Toronto illustrator's cartoons of nostalgia & disquiet

Acclaimed illustrator and animation designer Nik Dudukovic will be having his first California-based exhibit this month at the Scion AV space. Opening tomorrow, January 11th, The Secret Clubhouse exhibit will show the Toronto artist’s work in all its cartoony, nostalgic glory. As Dudukovic explains: “Utilitarian quality goods that honor the history of clubhouses — their implied […]


11 Nov
Taking place this Friday at Hero Complex Gallery

Our friend and artist extraordinaire, Jim Mahfood — aka Food One — is having his first solo exhibit in Los Angeles this Friday. How the hell he hasn’t done a solo show in LA before is beyond us, seeing as he’s one of the city’s most important underground artists. Whether its his LA Ink Stains […]


8 Oct
Turning the Dark Side Onto the Art Side at the Saatchi Gallery

There will never be a shortage of art inspired by Star Wars. It’s like Pandora’s Box — those damned demons have been granted their freedom, and there’s no way to ever again stop the onslaught. Stormtrooper helmets — among the most iconic elements of the Star Wars universe — seem to be particularly ripe for artistic […]


2 May
Spoke Art Gallery exhibits art homage legendary director

In honor of the acclaimed director, writer and producer’s hometown, the v in San Francisco brought its Scorsese exhibition to New York. From auteur Martin Scorsese’s clothes-pressing actor father and seamstress-cum-actor mother, the cinema master’s mad skills at figuring out the movie brat power structure lingers on into all our viewing darknesses. Finally coaxed by […]


11 Feb
One of the most iconic car lines ever marks its half century

Porsche’s 911 is one of the longest continually running car models, and is without a doubt one of the most iconic bloodlines in the history of the automobile. The mid-engined sports car was originally unveiled in Frankfurt as the 901 at the 1963 IAA International Automotive Show, and was hitting public roads as early as the […]