Keith Haring: In His Own Words

“…My father made cartoons. Since I was little, I had been doing cartoons, creating characters and stories. In my mind, though, there was a separation between cartooning and being an ‘artist’…”


“I’d been convinced to go [to art school] by my parents and guidance counselor. They said that if I was going to seriously pursue being an artist, I should have some commercial-art background. I went to a commercial-art school, where I quickly realized that I didn’t want to be an illustrator or a graphic designer. The people I met who were doing it seemed really unhappy; they said that they were only doing it for a job while they did their own art on the side, but in reality that was never the case–their own art was lost. I quit the school.”


“…When someone canceled an exhibition [at the Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center] and they had an empty space, the director offered me an exhibit in one of the galleries. For Pittsburgh, this was a big thing, especially for me, being nineteen and showing in the best place I could show in Pittsburgh besides the museum. From that time, I knew I wasn’t going to be satisfied with Pittsburgh anymore or the life I was living there. I had started sleeping with men…I decided to make a major break. New York was the only place to go…”


“I wanted to sell my paintings because it would enable me to quit my job, whether as a cook or delivering house plants or whatever else I was doing–and paint full time. But I had to have a gallery just to give me distance.”


{Since his death, Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. The work of Keith Haring can be seen today in the exhibitions and collections of major museums around the world.} http://www.haring.com/

OFF THE WALL

{These eye-catching images are part of an initiative by the Wide Open Walls project, a collaboration by British, international and Gambian painters, where graffiti artists spend two weeks a year spray painting homes in the bush.} AP


{All of the villages targeted are set in the 85sq km Ballabu Conservation Project. Long term it is hoped the art will create revenue for the area through tourism and book sales and halt the flow of young people migrating to the cities.}




BEAT DOWN





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SQUEAKY

The Desert Rain Frog aka the cutest frog in the world can be found in Namibia and South Africa. It is a creature of the night.. just like me! Check out the video below, this lil' frog gets squeaky!


{The desert rain frog is a small, plump species with bulging eyes, a short snout, short limbs, spade-like feet and webbed toes. On the underside it has a transparent area of skin through which its internal organs can be seen. Its colour is yellowish-brown and it often has sand adhering to its skin.} DESERT RAIN FROG



TEA TIME ANYONE?


Audrey Kawasaki
You Come First
Limited Edition Cup & Saucer



Happy to announce that Click for Art and I collaborated on an 

This is a bone china cup & saucer made in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
There are only 250 to ever be produced. Each is numbered.
Included inside the presentation box is an artists signed & sequentially numbered mini print.

It's quite nice to see my work take on different form.
My favorite is the dish.

retails at £39 (~$50)
can be purchased HERE.

BUBBLEGUM: MAMASTROSITY

Check out my new track off my latest album.. Being a perfectionist this album making process is taking forever! My new album Deep And Slow has tracks produced by GLAD2MECHA and yours truely! This particular beat is produced by Glad2MeCHA. Peep the DIY home video filmed by GLAD2MECHA@GMAIL.COM and edited by Mamastrosity (me). It's my first time using final cut.. but it only gets better from here right?! Moral of the story DO IT YOU DAMN SELF! Show some love and share the eargasm. XXXO


ARYZ GETS UP


ARYZ is a street artist and illustrator from Barcelona. His work can be found on abandoned walls on the outskirts of Barcelona as well as in New York, Germany, Poland, Italy, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.





He creates stunning and intricately detailed works using mostly spray paint and paint rollers.} ARTISTADAY.COM

To find out more about ARYZ check out this site.. ARYZ

CLASSICAL HISTORY OF DRAWING: DOUGLAS McDOUGALL



{Douglas explains his work by saying, “My medium is charcoal/graphite on 300gsm Snowdon Cartridge, it’s a combination of drawing/painting/sculpture with a nod towards the discipline of ‘trompe l’oeil’. An ongoing tribute to the classical history of drawing. Being very much influenced in my early years by the vision, technical prowess and theatre conjured by select masters such as Caravaggio, Guthrie, Rembrandt and Velazquez, I now find myself pushing to hunt down and encapsulate the almost jolting theatre of ambiance evoked when viewing a classical masterpiece. The real purpose or vocation in this art, my art, is to try and unleash some of that haunting historical beauty. Excavate with a purpose so that it links to the very atmospheric of the vivid memories I have as a young boy viewing such works for the very first time. To manage the sublime emotion, press on and encourage the wizard of a fresh new dynamic. Take the classical drawing medium of charcoal on paper and push it to an absolute extreme.} ARTISTADAY.COM






I LOVE BAD BITCHES..






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