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Friday, March 20, 2015

Kurt Cobain "Montage of Heck" Documentary To Air On HBO (Trailer)


This looks like they did him right. HBO May 4th.

Basquiat's Notebooks For View At Brooklyn Museum In April

Get out of the house some.

Eight of his notebooks, from the collection of Larry Warsh, will go on display next month at the Brooklyn Museum. The four most crowded with entries date from 1980 to 1981, when Basquiat was working furiously in a wide variety of media: writing and painting on every surface that came to hand, from walls to sweatshirts to refrigerator doors; playing with his band, Gray; appearing on Glenn O’Brien’s public access show “TV Party”; and making the color-Xerox postcards with which he first announced himself to the art world. In those days, it was perhaps not entirely clear to him what direction he would take, but painting was on the ascent. (Three of the other notebooks, speculatively dated 1981-84, 1983 and 1985, only contain a few written pages; the last is thought to be from 1987, a year before his death at 27.)

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M.I.A. Interview w/ Rolling Stone "Give people opportunities to express themselves and make the fucking record — even for like, five pounds in your bedroom"

My guy Paul snags one of the greats to reflect on her massive debut.

XL took notice and gave me a record deal, and that was like the most liberating thing on the planet — to have somebody care that your work is any good, that they would give you a check. And for the first time I was able to like, pay rent — move in to somewhere and pay rent, put a deposit down to buy a computer — because up to that point I used Justine's Roland MC 505. She took the 505 back and I had to buy my own one. That to me was like a massive life-changing thing to be able to afford your own equipment, and you don't owe anything or anything you do to anyone. And to have that independence and freedom was amazing. 

But by the time I hit America and actually found out the press aspect of it and the success aspect of it and the fact that there's gonna be, you know, tons of people at the shows. . . and I had an encore at Coachella. That had never happened except for like, Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, and it only happened like four times in the history of Coachella. By the time that was happening to me, I was with Diplo and he basically just like shat on every good thing that was happening to me, and I just didn't enjoy it because if I was on a cover of a magazine he'll be like, "What do you want to do, like be on the dentist waiting room table? Like, is that what a magazine is for? It's corny. Like, don't do magazines." 

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Banksy Is Back, Hits Gaza AKA 'the world's largest open air prison'


This guy and his messages and work are incredible.

More photos and video via banksy.co.uk

Zane Lowe Talks to Kanye *Part 2 (HD Video)


Great talk as you'd come to expect from these two.

"Art is to be free, design is to fix."

New JJJJound Update



There's mad goodies as expected. Those pants that kid Ian wearing are $$$$$$$

JJJJound

Monday, February 23, 2015

NY Rapper Shirt Leaves "Damien Hirst Mickey" + "RAP" Wood Boards In Soho

"RAP ALBUM ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY"

Having some fun.

Damien Hirst Mickey, 2015
Acrylic on salvaged wood; 89 x 58 1/2 in.

RAP, 2015
Acrylic on salvaged wood; 72 x 72 in.

Via IG/worksite.info

The New Yorker Profiles A Talkative Jony Ive

Not sure if you have the time to read such a long article. But the thing is good.

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Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful" Illustrations

Some of these are wild. Artist is FRKO. Excited about the album too. In a sea of a whole lot of bullshit Bronson really a spitter.

Mr. Wonderful drops March 24th.

Jeff Staple 10 Year Anniversary Of Pigeon Dunk (Video)

Sneaker game history. Extended family.

Long Lost Henri Matisse Interview

Some jewels here.

It is necessary that life be hard in order to form one’s character. That makes muscles. Art is a thing of exception. A great many people think today that they are artists because they see beautiful sunsets, or flowers. Today with the degree of civilization to which we have reached, everybody is sensitive to art, but that doesn’t mean that they are capable of making all that. One would not be able to make anything more if everybody were painting. I speak to you sincerely. I would wish that a commission of recognized artists chose among the young people those gifted to paint and that the State give them a subsidy. But the works produced by these artists must belong to the State, who would put these pictures in its museums, in a fashion that one coming into France would see French painting, in America he would see American painting, etc. This is what would happen. The best painters would be not those who are not recognized by the commission. They are the ones who would arrive all by themselves. You are recognized by the committee of artists. Immediately, you are seated nicely in your chair and you say to yourself, “I am an artist I am recognized.” That gives you pride, pretensions. One must guard in himself the desire to work. Make it secretly, if need be, but make it. One must suffer for what one loves. It is the truth for me, but perhaps not for you.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Shirt Drops New Museum LP, Streams Intro "Used To Go By T.Shirt"

First of two new albums. Records essential to my story.

Get the 11-track work for $5  worksite.info

Stream the intro below:


Press Release

Rihanna For I-D's Music Issue

I'm saying.

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“NYC, 1981: A Most Violent Year” (Short Documentary)

"New York, New York. So bad they had to name it twice."

Via Highs