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Vivian Maier via Ed Night

source: Buzzfeed

For real though, this is why we follow FuckNFilthy. On top of getting these awesome daily photo dumps like clockwork, but Ed Night can really dig up some crazy photographic content. Check out the rest of these from Buzzfeed.

Vivian Maier was a nanny who lived in Chicago for most of her life and passed away in 2009 at the age of 83. Little more is known about her, except that she was an avid street photographer. Her work was discovered at an auction in 2007, more than 100,000 negatives and undeveloped rolls of film, sold by a storage facility who were cleaning out her locker for delinquent rent…

source: Buzzfeed

LRG Artist-Driven no.6

Do not sleep on these LRG videos, there’s a few of them now, and the production and subject matter are off the chain. A return of few of the ballinest, and some new kids, ending with an epic wall depicting Hotdogs vs Cheeseburgers, the ultimate culinary showdown. Check it out here.

Korehiko Hino’s Buggin Out

source: Beautiful/Decay

Beautiful/Decay always seems to jump on the coolest new artists that kind of lie below the radar. This time it’s Korehiko Hino’s Buggin Out, a series of portraiture with these crazy eyes. Hino really extends her artwork through several manifestations, and it’s interesting to see that confusion/euphora behind each face.

source: Beautiful/Decay

Korehiko Hino’s paintings and drawings of bug-eyed  figures remind me sci-fi movies where aliens come down and put humans under a trance right before they probe them.  They are frozen in time, with no clues of whether they are about to die or if they are in an eternal state of euphoria.

Hit up Beautiful/Decay for more.

IT buys out Bape, interviewed by WSJ

source: Hypebeast

Talk about a little rag-to-riches story, as Taiwan’s fashion conglomerate Sham Kar Wai was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on fashion brand management. After acquiring streetwear brand, A Bathing Ape for a smaller undisclosed sum earlier this year, Kar Wai goes in depth about how he manages his assets and house brands.

Being the WSJ means the business dynamic is strongest in this interview, but it’s awesome to get an inside look at overseas business and the exploits of this fashion mogul. Check it out here. Via Hypebeast.

Throw Up Thursday: U St. & Georgia Ave.

We are definitely in a graff-induced haze this week, and although it’s going to take a bit of finagling, here’s a little combination of snippets from U St., and a few shots from Georgia Ave’s 3500-4800 block. Fresh off our visit with Art Under Pressure, we’re hyped to not only bring you DC graff but also to get inside and under it more in the future. In the meantime enjoy some 35mm and digital shots.

MARS, KGB once again making some waves with a pretty prominent throw up in the U St. alley. The other end of the wall is this:


Actually there was more buffing than anything large or obtrusive, we think what ends up remaining if we caught. For example this Nero up near Howard was there on 4/20 (we’re sure of it), and gone by today.

We were wondering about what was going on at Art Under Pressure today too…

As always pay attention to what’s around you, and as little as we can do but document, there’s a weird map being constructed in our minds about how this stuff is moving and progressing.

Haha, no really though, enjoy and hit us up every week for this little contribution.

Tofer Chin’s 14 Black

We came upon this a few days ago but neglected to post it. This morning it popped up on Juxtapoz, and remembered how awesome it is. Tofer Chin, creating these 14 stalagmite structures around Lagoa dos Patos at Parque Lage, in Rio De Janeiro. From the artist:

…14 Series1 Black Stalagmite sculptures will live and breathe through out the lush environment surrounding the Lagoa dos Patos at Parque Lage. Experience a sense of discovery amidst conversations between reflection and absorption of light. The Stalagmites are living and breathing souls, ghosts, spirits, voids, shadows…

The juxtaposition and setting is key here, but seeing these works in an extremely natural space really evokes an interesting reaction. The photography almost looks like the works in itself rather than it being an installation. Tofer put together a quick video of the effort: