The Art of Marjorie Strider

Marjorie Strider was a core member of the 1960s avant-garde movement. She’s most known for her three-dimensional paintings of beach girls with “built out” curves, which were prominently featured in Pace Gallery’s 1964 International Girlie Show alongside other “pin-up”-inspired Pop art by Rosalyn Drexler, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselman. Her comically pornographic Woman with Radish was made into the banner image for the show, one of the first successful exhibitions of the then-new gallery. (via wikipedia) At 78 years of age, she continues to remain active. Here we get a look at a more recent body of work which centers around the themes of feminine beauty and the girly pin-up, playfully juxtaposing male obsessions and the objectification of women. Her exquisite use and understanding of colour and composition, occasionally veering towards abstraction, firmly sets her among her Pop Art male counterparts. More after the jump. Read more...

Dream

Dream is a short video that features some incredibly realistic CG scenes that at times could easily be mistaken for real life. It was created by Bulgarian studio, Vaya for the sole purpose of having “fun”. I’d like to see what they’re capable of when challenged… Read more...

A Book of Beards

Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Justin James Muir is a photographer whose most recent project is a book that focuses on man’s most majestic and noble facial feature, the beard. It consists of portraits of 86 beards with 18 written contributions. All proceeds from the first pressing of the book will help finance the medical bills of a friend of Muir’s who was diagnosed with cancer, while all subsequent pressings will go entirely to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more info about the book and purchasing go to bookofbeards.com. More after the jump. Read more...

Specter ‘Bushwick Bodega’ Mural

Specter recently completed his latest outdoor mural. Located in Brooklyn, Bushwick Bodega is a realistic mural depicting a typical New York bodega. The artist states the following about the mural: “It refers to the changing landscape of the Bushwick neighborhood and its demographics. The clues are in the signage. It was also a blast watching people go to use the faux ATM.” More after the jump. Read more...

Hyperrealist Urban Landscapes by Nathan Walsh

Nathan Walsh is a contemporary British realist painter who often focuses on the urban landscapes of New York. His works transcend simply duplicating the flatness of a photograph onto canvas. He alters his sources by shifting perspectives, changing the size of buildings, and sometimes introducing structures found on Google Earth, inventing another kind of reality. More after the jump. Read more...