Odd Nerdrum: Creepy Modern Masterpeices
The dark, epic and haunting world of Odd Nerdrum has been transfixing art viewers for decades. The Norwegian figurative painter is influenced not by modern abstract masters but the old world gods; Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Goya. Nerdrum uses narrative images to achieve a dimly lit world of twisted characters.
Top 5 Rock N Roll Bios
I know that many of you out there dream of a rock n’ roll lifestyle. You know what I’m talking about. The life of endless money, fame and a harem of men or women (whatever you fancy, I don’t judge). But if you are like me and can’t hold a note or play an instrument, then go ahead and live the lifestyle through these five autobiographies....
Before I Die: Rad Street Art in NOLA [pics]
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the visions of masked all night parties and debaucherous behavior typically asociated with New Orleans have turned somber as the city works to rebuild from the tragedy. Powered by the unbreakable spirit of New Orleans inhabitants artist, designer, and TED speaker Candy Chang has created an inspired work of street art called Before I die in NOLA.
The West 25Th Pub Crawl: Cleveland, Ohio | PICS
Ahhh Cleveland, the home of steel mills, rust, red brick 19th century streets and now ice cold micro brews! Once a bastion for blue-collar workers after the 5 o’clock factory bell and formerly a somber reminder of urban decay, the inner neighborhoods of Cleveland have given rise to some of the best pub-crawls in the Midwest.
TARFEST 9/25/11 FREE INDIE Event in LA
Come out this Sunday to soak up the sun and embrace the arts. You’ll be supporting rising talent and you just might have your mind blown. Stop by the Voice Your Temper booth and say hello while you’re at it. Sunday, September 25 12pm-6pm Hancock Park 5801 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
Worlds Best Tattooist: Bert Grimm Vintage American Tattoos
Legend and career tattoo artist Bert Grimm defined the Classic American style of tattooing. Alongside artists like Sailor Jerry and Don Hardy, he helped outline many of the tattoo motifs we see so popular today . Grimm was reported to have spent a year with the Buffalo Bill Wild West show and to have started tattooing as early as 1916. His bold style and years of work marked his own definitive style of American Tattoo art.
Top 5 Street Art Books [pics] Only the Best from the Shelf
ere’s the deal, I am a big lover of art, street art in particular. I really don’t know what it is that draws me to this rebellious art form. Maybe it’s the secretive nature of the artists. Or maybe it’s the jabs they take at modern society. Or it could be I just like interesting pictures. Whatever it may be, I find myself hooked and looking at every street corner in LA for new, interesting art.
I didn’t get my first CD player until I was in 6th grade but the minute I did I ran to the nearest Sam Goody store to snag my copy of the Clueless soundtrack. I’ll admit that, being as I was 12 years old, Jill Sobule’s “Super Model initially lured me in” but after weeks of the disc being in constant rotation my mind was officially expanded.
Throwback 1920 Hollywood Bar in LA! [5 Pics]
The Spare Room is a swanky throwback bar that includes a game room and two bowling lanes. Designed by the Los Angeles-based Studio Collective, The Spare Room combines vintage style and that famous smokey Hollywood vibe. Take a look at the shots below, grab a gin and take the night off.
Amazing Art from Styrofoam Cups! [5 Pics]
Growth, process and size are all attributes artist Tara Donovan develops in her epic works. Donovan uses common everyday objects (straws, Styrofoam cups) to create organic mimicking masterworks. Take a look below at her time intensive process of creating cloud-like growths from simple cups.
Top 5 Zombie Books!
Zombies the ever-popular flesh eating creeps from the dead unsurprisingly make great reading. Below we have compiled our favorite top 5 books about zombies. Now I know many of you will say your favorite is left out - Stop crying. Add your favorites below in the comment section and if we really love them we’ll post them up here.
Big Hair, Big Style, Big Talent Amy Winehouse RIP
Paying homage to the hottest of messes. We all know 27 is an ominous year for rock stars. It seems a good number of them have cut their careers and lives short 27 years into the game by way of heroine and booze. It’s always the ones with the most talent, the most to say, that go. There’s no getting around it, it’s a total bummer. When Amy Winehouse added her name to the 27 Club roster, I was sad though not surprised. She traveled a rocky road, which is probably what made her songs cut to the bone. She was a true talent and a tortured soul and I will miss her very much.....