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Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood Boulevard: 1973 and 2002

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By Paul White in Video on Monday 25 November 2013

Ed Ruscha’s work in both paintings and film are influenced by the vernacular of Southern California. In 1966, he published Every Building on the Sunset Strip, a book about capturing a continuous shot of a two and half mile section of the strip. In 1973, he likewise photographed the entire length of Hollywood Blvd. Here […]

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Photos by Vienna’s Stefan Fuertbauer

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By Paul White in New Photography on Friday 22 November 2013

I love this photo series of Viennese Wurstel Diners by Stefan Fuertbauer. These diners have been operating in Vienna since the 1870s, and in a response to the invention of commercial fast food, now have this nostalgic 60’s Americana-type appearance.

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BMW have commissioned famous artists to decorate their cars since 1975

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By Paul White in New Art on Thursday 21 November 2013

Since 1975 BMW have commissioned artists to create art pieces on and about their cars, from sports racers to road cars. Artists such as Warhol, Lichenstein, Rauschenberg, Koons, even Australia’s Ken Done have done one. A great synthesis of art and machine.

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Decotora: decorating trucks with lights in Japan

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By Paul White in New Photography on Thursday 21 November 2013

Tatsuki Masaru’s Decotora photo series puts the lens on the seriously cool decorated trucks of Japan. These are apparently a reflection of the individuality of the owner, with most of them looking like spaceships from another time.

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This Must Be The Place: a short film series about ‘home’

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By Paul White in New Film on Wednesday 9 January 2013

Check out this series of short films considering the notion of ‘home’. I particularly love Hill, about a guy who became the caretaker of a remaining part of the crumbling Packard car plant in Detroit. Also check out Prime, about a burger joint that has been in Manhattan since 1938 and has remained unchanged since the 60’s – a true time capsule.

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Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead’s project on display in 2013

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By Paul White in New Art on Saturday 22 December 2012

A sad loss earlier this year, Mike Kelley was an artist who influenced a generation and helped bring attention to Los Angeles as a vital art capital. His Mobile Homestead’s project – a recreation of his childhood home mounted on a trailer – was only part completed at the time of his death. The Museum […]

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The Boneyard Projects

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By Paul White in Video on Saturday 22 December 2012

I saw some of these works in progress some time ago at a plane junkyard full of US Military surplus in Tucson, Arizona. Here’s the end product. Pretty cool. Indeed.

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New drawings by Paul White

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By Paul White in New Art on Friday 21 December 2012

I am interested in the abandoned and obsolete in relation to contemporary culture. My recent drawings focused on the modern detritus frozen within the deserts of California and Arizona. Here in the majestic and desolate landscapes, objects of mobility such as planes, cars and other vehicles lay motionless and frozen in time. This imagery is […]

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Wall mounted reliefs by Ron van der Ende

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By Paul White in New Art on Friday 21 December 2012

Ron van der Ende uses salvaged and reclaimed timber to create wall mounted reliefs of the stuff of our everyday, or at least the everyday we have left behind: classic cars, cassette tapes, planes, houses, stereo systems, spaceships and more. This is inventive and clever work.

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Led Zeppelin reunion performance in 2007

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By Paul White in Video on Tuesday 18 December 2012

In 2007, the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for a one off performance, joined on drums by the original drummer’s son – a young boy at the time of his father’s death, which ended the band in 1980. Recently released as Celebration Day, this document captures of rock ‘n’ roll at it’s finest. […]

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Chris Burden’s impressive kinetic sculpture

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By Paul White in New Art on Tuesday 18 December 2012

This has been around a while, but is still one of the best things I have seen in a long time. Ok, I was right into hot wheels cars as a kid, but one must be impressed by this kinetic sculpture.

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