A new work of Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. psychylustro transforms one of Philadelphia’s major transportation thoroughfares with a series of seven bright, bold installations along the city’s rail gateway between 30th Street and North Philadelphia stations. The work unfolds in a series of seven passages – from vast, dramatic warehouse walls to small buildings and stretches of green spaces — meant to be framed through the windows of the moving train, creating a real-time landscape painting that explores shifting scale, perspective and the passage of time. Magic train world.
psychylustro – The Drama Wall / 2014 / acrylic on wall, floor, and various objects
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public art program in the United States. All images © by Steve Weinik.
untitled / 2008 / acrylic on wall and floor
The wonderful and frightening world of vinyl – compiled by Fuck yeah, Schallplatten!
Vinyl is Forever!, Noth End Records
A Musical Milkman
Aikei Pro’s Records Shop, Holly Springs, Mississippi
The world’s greatest male disco dancers are over 50, wear 80′s fashion outfits and got a weakness for performances in museums. »Rave – A Cellebration of British Dance« directed by Rollo Jackson is pitched as »a neon celebration of the dance« filmed on location at the recently renovated Tate Britain, with a soundtrack from Warp artist Rustie. Warp x Tate was held last December at London’s major museum.
Warp x Tate from Rollo Jackson
Commissioned by Dazed & Confused Magazine.
The famous Prada Marfa sculpture in Texas has been hit by a vandal calling himself the TOMS Marfa. The interventionists spraypainted it blue, and covered the sculpture with TOMS stickers along with a manifesto explaining the reasons for the attack.
With »Apparatus«, American artist Roxy Paine introduces a new chapter in his work, a series of large scale dioramas. Inspired by spaces and environments designed to be activated via human interaction, a fast-food restaurant and a control room, the dioramas present spaces and objects which are hand carved from birch and maple wood and formed from steel, encased and frozen in time, void of human presence, making their inherent function obsolete. Apparatus was Paine’s first solo exhibition in Chicago at Kavi Gupta Gallery.
»Carcass«, 2013, birch, maple wood, glass, fluorescent, 13′ 7″ x 20′ 1/2″ x 13′ 13/16″ (H x W x D)
Kavi Gupta Chicago | Berlin
Photo: Joseph Rynkiewicz
Seats, hood, roof, and even license plate – everything in this truck is made from ice blocks. I only miss the heated seats. More photos and two videos can be found here.
Built from more than 11,000 lbs of ice.
Constructed in Ontario on the frame of a chevrolet 2500HD.
A team of ice sculptors from Ontario’s Iceculture made the truck.
The team confirmed its functionality by driving it over one kilometer.
This page follows their journey and contains a great collection of cultural heritage. »These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. Many photographs only become iconic shots years later, once we understand their importance and historical context. From historical landmarks and famous people to the basic daily routines of the past, these pictures portray the past in a way that we can empathize with and understand more intimately.« 40 must-see photos from the past.
Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961
Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924
Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930
Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929
The original Ronald McDonald, 1963