We hope this blog finds you well and you all made it through Hungry Ghost month unscathed by keeping those mischievous poltergeists happy with front row tickets to shows, offers of snacks and by burning hell money and paper offerings. Now that the ghosts have gone home, it’s time to celebrate the end of the autumn harvest with the Mid-Autumn Festival featuring mooncakes, worshipping the full moon, enjoying family and playing with lanterns. Don’t say we don’t teach you anything! 😜
In case you didn’t know, here are some fluffy arty tidbits that may just rock your world (maybe?)…
Smells Like Teen Spirit meets Culture Club
The Italians are culturing-up teenagers by offering a 500 euro ‘culture bonus’. Every 18-year-old will be entitled to claim the bonus to spend on ‘culturally enriching’ pursuits including going to theatres, concerts and museums, visiting archaeological sites, and buying books.
“Here we are now, entertain us…” Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the deck chair does go on…
A deck chair which survived the sinking of the Titanic (1912) is on display at the Museum of the City of New York. The chair is featured in its: “From Teaspoons to Titanic: Recent Acquisitions” exhibition. The show runs until 18 December.
Here at Addicted we love pooches, so our arty hearts were set aflutter when we learned of the world’s first art exhibition for dogs in London called ‘Play More‘, created by Dominic Wilcox.
“The Exhibition features paintings that employ colors within dogs’ visual spectrum and are hung at their eye level.” Image Source: boredpanda.com
A 10-feet-wide dog bowl filled with 1,000 dog food-shaped balls. Image Source: boredpanda.com
We interviewed (not really) Roger the Shih Tzu (and before you say it, yes, this is how you spell it – we checked). When asked what he thought of the exhibition he replied, “Woof. I accidentally peed on a piece. Guess I own it now. Woof.”
Get Invaded (in the most hilarious way)
Brazilian artist and ‘Photo Invader’ Lucas Levitan is “steal[ing] photos and add[ing] an illustrative touch.”
Levitan is encouraging want-to-be-invaded peeps to #iwanttobeinvaded. Check out his Insta account @lucaslevitan.
Image Source: lucaslevitan.com
Get Your Fix!
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…new pieces this month!
“Playing Water” by Jiang Tie Feng
Hand signed, limited edition serigraph on paper, HC #19/50, 1988
Street / Urban Art
“Spock” [Variant No. 2] by Mr. Brainwash
Silkscreen and mixed media on paper, signed by the artist, Unique #1/1, 2013
“Campbell’s Condensed” [Matching Print Set – Silver & Gold] by K-Guy
Hand signed, limited edition serigraphs on paper, #57/75, 201
“Thalia” by STATIC
Hand signed, limited edition serigraph (unique colour way of main edition) with spray paint and hand sprayed spot varnish on paper, Unique #1/1, 2012
“Idea Painter” by Dolk Lundgren
Hand signed, limited edition serigraph on paper, #229/300, 2014
“Louis Vuitton – Vintage Equator Run” by Razzia (Gerard Courbouleix-Deneriaz)
Lithograph poster, linen backed, signed by the artist, Original first printing, 1993
In case you missed any of our August blogs, here’s a list with links for your reading pleasure:
- Invader: The anonymous pizza wearer with “a deep Williamsburg drawl that makes Al Pacino sound like a girl”
- Pakpoom Silaphan – The pop artist questioning the 21st-century capitalist dream
- From odes to J Dilla: it’s Component of Cut Collective
- Nanami Cowdroy…The most wonderful manifestation of ‘ordered chaos’!
- Lu Hong: The Chinese talent who took on the world
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Sometimes art comes in the most unexpected packages…
Image source: Instagram @crazy.millionaires
“I will go to the opening of anything, including a toilet seat.”
– Andy Warhol
Andy just made us flush.
Until next month…
Blair & Elena
Art Junkies xoxo