21 Nov
Danny Quirk’s investigations into what is human

Watercolor is the medium for these alarming self-dissections, as aspiring medical illustrator Danny Quirk paints surreal images of people slowly anatomically dissecting themselves with knives. The visually intriguing and educational pieces are a part of series that Quirk is experimenting with — he displays technical skill both as an artist and anatomical scholar by portraying […]


3 Nov
Only 500 bottles to be made, 10 headed to auction

British artist Damien Hirst is known to stir controversy, ever since the days of slicing up cows and sticking them in formaldehyde. Then of course came his notorious For the Love of God piece, an ancient human skull embedded with 8,601 diamonds, including a big pink one worth more than $8 million. That skull ended […]


12 Oct
An eerie and bloody way to decant your favorite Bordeaux

What will surely be a big hit in the Vampire Wino community, Italian designer Liviana Osti’s Cuore is actually a fascinating, yet eerie symbol of just how fragile the human body is. Granted, it’s an ironic piece of working art considering the use for the heart shaped object: Osti designed the carafe in the form of […]


23 Sep
A Q&A with jewelry designer/humanitarian Kali Arulpragasam

Kali Arulpragasam is a UK-based jewelry designer and creative force behind the avant garde line SUPERFERTILE. Her controversial, often violence-plagued work — which includes jewelry emulations of gunshot wounds, slashed flesh and head trauma — has been heavily influenced by issues involving environmental decay, geopolitics and human rights. Much like the work of her little […]


31 Aug
The fastback 4-seater set to debut at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Ford has taken pole position as America’s most stable and innovative automobile manufacturer, and they don’t intend to let their momentum slow down as they head into tomorrow. Their future design direction takes a quantum leap forward with their EVOS Concept car set to makes its official debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Ford […]


5 Aug
Patricia Piccinini's technology-questioning multi-media exhibit

Artist Patricia Piccinini has set out to explore the concerns and issues surrounding today’s technologies, consumerism and the construct of nature. Compiling work she’s done from 1997 to present, her Hold Me Close to Your Heart exhibition at Instanbul’s ARTER gallery includes sculpture, installation, drawing and video to challenge the viewer. Conventional wisdom has given […]


4 Aug
80's dance-offs, Human League twisted & more Another Earth

A 3-pack of brand new videos for your thursday afternoon, started off with Mayer Hawthorne’s “A Long Time”. The clip is the first video for Hawthorne’s upcoming album How Do You Do (Universal), with clips edited from VHS tapes of an old 80’s Detroit public access dance show. Next up comes the incorrigible Chain Swangaz […]


28 Jul
Wooster Street Social Club opens its doors to human augmentation

Tonight at the esteemed Wooster Street Social Club the Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game is manifested into the art world via some of the world’s top contemporary artistic minds. Artists from the U.S. and Mexico — including Sam Flores, 3rassiere, Estevan Oriol, Eyeone, Jeremy Fish, Jorge Alderete, N8 Van Dyke, Rico Deniro and Robert […]