130517 view from California (building) on Flickr.
Barbara Kruger’s never really talked about Supreme, the skate company who’s been ripping off her ideas and prints letter for letter, color for color, for their red-and-white logo, which you have seen, because it is everywhere.
I emailed her casually to ask her about this. And today, she got back to me, and gave a candid statement on the matter of Supreme for the first time, ever, really. By emailing me a blank email, with an attachment. Which you can see above.
Kick ass response from Ms. Kruger.
Absolutely LOVE this concept! Hoping some clever folks in the Twin Towns take notice and make a Repair Cafe happen HERE. And why not? We’re already turning into the Land of 10,000 Craft Fairs. Surely some of these crafty types also like to MacGyver and Fixit, amirite?
A new tale waiting to be written - “Where’d You Go, Barton Kestle” Has anyone checked Scott’s Antarctic hut lately? @BartonKestle #MoreReal
The Art of the Cicada - fantastic stuff via the Finch + Pea
Prepare to be invaded.
There are works in the @artsmia collex that even I, as a staff member, am tempted to touch. Though I do not. Ever.
Exhibit A – from the incomparable Ruth Duckworth, “Untitled”, 2007 (detail). Porcelain, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Walter C. and Mary C. Briggs Endowment Fund, 2007.80a-c
Look, and touch in your imagination.
Ever had people say that you reminded them of someone else?
Well, sometimes it may be not just a cheesy pick up line. Canadian photographer François Brunelle proves this in this twin photo series Je ne suis pas un sosie! (I’m not a look-alike!), where his almost identical models are not even related. The artist has been studying the human face since 1968, when he first started of as a photographer at the age of 18. He is now set to make 200 photos of the look-alike couples and publish them as a portrait book.
François finds his models while traveling and then brings two complete strangers together for a photo shoot. “I found my first subjects simply through people I knew who looked alike. Then as the media covered my project, more people came forward to take part”.
Brunelle is fascinated by the resemblance between two unrelated people. He states: “It is not about looking like famous people. The project is about looking like other people. The fact that two persons, totally unrelated to each other, sometimes born in different countries, share the same physical appearance is really the essence of the project.”
If you or someone you know would like to be involved in the project you can reach out to Francois via email at email@example.com. You can also find him on Facebook and learn more about the project at his site.