Someone get me to Manchester, please
Back in November, Trent made me sick with jealousy when he went to see the great and powerful FKA twigs in concert. I’m actually still mad at him for going without me, but I vow to witness this artist in the flesh the next chance I get. And if you’re in or anywhere near Manchester, you’ll likely get the chance sooner than I will. FKA twigs is taking part in the Manchester International Festival, and it promises to be incredibly dope. Click inside for more!
THEIR SONGS ARE BETTER!!!!!!!
While we await news of just how horribly the new live-action Jem and the Holograms movie turned out, I bring you really fun, really amazing news about the forthcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series that will be released next month. As you may recall, back in November we first learned that IDW is publishing a comic book series that stars Jem and the Holograms — Jem, Kimber, Aja and Shana — and their musical rivals/foes The Misfits and today we get to see new artwork from the series. For the first time, we get to see what The Misfits — Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer and Jetta — look like in comic book form, alongside Jem and the Holograms. Click through the gallery to see this really fun comic book art and get excited, Jem and the Holograms #1 will be released very, very soon.
Comic Book Resources nabbed an interview with Jem writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell about this new comic book series, click below to read excerpts. More »
Just in time for the Oscars
Street Artist Plastic Jesus has unveiled his latest artwork just in time for the Academy Awards which will take place this Sunday in Hollywood, CA. Titled Hollywood’s Best Party, this new street art installation features an Oscar statue on his hands and knees snorting lines of cocaine. Last year, Plastic Jesus unveiled a street art installation of an Oscar statue shooting up with a needle of heroin shortly after Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of a heroin overdose … the piece was titled Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret. A few weeks ago, Plastic Jesus unveiled a street art installation that paid homage to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Personally, I really liked the Hebdo sculpture (which you can see HERE) but the Oscar statues seem a bit obvious to me. Click through the gallery to see this new piece along with a few photos of the piece when it was under construction. Does this piece of street art make you feel any kinda way?
You gotta have (f)ART
A street artist by the name KATSU has painted a portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg using poop as his medium of choice. I suppose a lot can be said about a portrait of a person that was created using human excrement but it’s probably better to let the artwork speak for himself. According to KATSU, he had to “wear a respirator and burn organic [incense] during rendering” because, obviously, it is very difficult to paint with feces. I would assume it’s shitty work. See what I did there? Of course you did. Click below to see what this literally shit-stained portrait of Mark Zukcerberg looks like and learn more about the art piece and it’s artist itself. More »
Posted under: KATSU, Mark Zuckerberg
Coming in October
Back in 2010, we first learned that the entire Harry Potter book series was being republished in a new full-color illustrated series of books. Today we get our first look at some of the artwork that is featured in the first book of the illustrated series of books. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone here in the US) will be released in October and the artwork and sketches included in the gallery presented here will be featured in this new book. The artwork was created by Jim Kay and as you can see, the illustrations are warm, charming and very fitting of the Harry Potter mythos. While I’m certain that many (if not all of you) already own the Harry Potter book series, I have a feeling that many (if not all of you) are planning to procure copies of this new illustrated version of the books as they are released annually. Am I right?
"A couple of important clarifications ..."
Luke Turner took to Twitter yesterday to comment a bit about Shia LaBeouf‘s earlier revelation that he was raped during his #IAMSORRY Art Installation Project which took place in LA last February. Turner, along with Finnish artist Nastja Sade Ronkko, collaborated with LaBeouf on the project and decided to comment about Shia‘s revelation because he has some firsthand knowledge of the incident. He doesn’t really go into much detail regarding what Shia already said but he does offer a bit more info from his firsthand experience of what happened. More »
"One woman ... whipped my legs ... and proceeded to rape me"
Back in February, actor Shia LaBeouf sat in residence for 5 days at an art gallery here in LA for his #IAMSORRY performance art installation project where he sat in a room, completely silent, as any/everyone sat across from him for unspecified amounts of time. There were no rules and no parameters for the show. Shia sat in silence in a room for a set amount of hours every single day and people were allowed in one and at time for as long and as little time they wanted. The visitors were free to do pretty much whatever they wanted to do. Today, we learn in a new interview with Shia that one woman actually raped him during the performance art process. More »
Posted under: #IAMSORRY, Shia LaBeouf
I'm not a fan
It’s 9AM, I’m late for work, and I’m about to take it out on some innocent artists. Just kidding (I mean, I am late), but I’ve actually been wanting to write about this for ages. Do you guys remember when Disney and Barney released those “high fashion” photos of characters like Minnie and Daisy? And they were all skinny-fied and weird? Yeah, no. Those annoy me and I’d like them to stop. And, although I really love when celebrities share fan art, I don’t understand the need to take someone like Nicki Minaj and draw her in this bizarre way. Click inside for more!