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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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.