KAWS unveils a new print exclusive to Art Basel 2016 in Miami, the print is limited to 50 prints and is said by people on Reddit that it is selling for $18k.
KAWS is perhaps my favorite artist out there right now, I knew of his work, he designed Kanyes 808’s and Heartbreaks album artwork, but I didn’t know who had designed it. Then I stumbled upon his instagram account and finally knew who he was, I was fascinated by his artwork, especially his vinyl figures and how he let others have a piece of his work whether it be through these “toys” or the clothing he designed. Dissected companion (in black) is my favorite work of his. I like how it shows the outside half of his body, all blacked out, the you get to the inside, a colorful core with blues, yellows, pinks and greens.I also like it because Companion sort of looks like Mickey Mouse in a way, and some of KAWS work is based from things he like as a kid, like spongebob, the smerfs, the simpsons etc.
Nike enlists KAWS to redesign NYC’s Staton street courts.
Working alongside the official New York City Parks and Recreation Department, the Swoosh’s new collaborative project sees the Stanton Street Basketball Courts in the Lower East Side completely embellished with the famed Brooklyn artist’s signature “XX” motif as well as a pair of Elmo-inspired silhouettes. – Via Hypebeast
Shooting in film is fun, it was used before all of the DSLRs were introduced. Taking your film and loading it, into your camera, is something that I like, I do not know why but I do. Then you have the number of exposures you have, or the number of pictures you can take, 24 or 36 are the pretty common ones for Kodak. When taking your pictures you have to be careful, you only have a certain amount shots you can take. Just going around with your camera photographing is great, and you never know how it will come out until you get it developed and that is the fun part. You can take pictures and pictures, go through film rolls before getting them developed, once you do it is amazing to see what your pictures came out like, not remembering that you took that one picture. It’s just really fun.
The canon sure shot owl, a 35mm film camera that was released in 1997. It is a great point and shot camera you can carry around, take out and take your picture quickly. It has a fully automatic 35mm camera lens, built in flash, with red-eye reduction. A fairly cheap camera you can purchase on eBay from around 8-20 dollars shipped. I recently purchased one myself and love it.
Supreme teams up with Akari is a Japanese photographer to release a few pieces of clothing and a zine featuring original photography from Akari.
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