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David Wightman

On a recent trip to London we were offered some accommodations with some family friends Fran Giffard and David Wightman. Our stay with them ended up being the most delightful and inspirational part of our trip. The entire time they apologized for their “extremely shabby flat” while we reminded and assured them that it was infinitely more cozy, clean and comfortable than New Yorkers are used to.

They are both artists, and work from home and so we ended up having lengthy conversations about process, commissioned work, gallery snafus and life. The most remarkable part was that we ended up getting a lengthy tour of David’s studio. Where he showed us in detail the methodical process behind his work and the never-ending search for refinement and purity in color.

Pictured here: Celestine, 2015 David Wightman (acrylic and collaged wallpaper on canvas 70 x 105 cms)


“Six Girls Six Cities” by Cole Brash

I have long enjoyed the photography of Cole Barash, and I also admire his journey from professional snowboard to world renowned photographer. His work is always captivating and original. Now his newest project and show is another great departure for him. Entitled “Six Girls Six Cities”. This group of work in made up entirely of double exposure shots, where each roll of film is exposed twice resulting in a random collage of imagery. I will leave you with a few of Cole’s words below and some of my favorite images from the series.

“I generally do not love double exposures, however I felt this process of a cohesive vision all the way through combined with the organic process of the unknown suited it well. After I had finished the last city I boarded the plane in São Paulo and realized I had no idea if any of it would work, I had no idea if any of the film had fogged or if any of the x-rays fucked anything up. I had no way to check it or back it up—it was all based off of gut reaction when photographing and having faith the process would work.”


Walton Ford – Watercolors (May 1 – June 21)

Besides being a longtime friend and mentor Walton Ford is far and away my favorite contemporary painter. His recent exhibition has gone off with the same sensual panache he has become known for. Also a hat tip to Paul Kasmin Gallery as they always put on the most enjoyable shows and parties. Lucky for me Kasmin is just around the corner from my office so you can be sure I will be stopping in at lunch time to view these a few more times over the next few weeks.

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce Watercolors, an exhibition of new paintings by Walton Ford at 293 Tenth Avenue, New York. Ford continues to explore the visual and narrative scope of traditional natural history painting with his monumental watercolors, chronicling encounters between human culture and the natural world. Several pieces in this exhibition will expand Ford’s longstanding practice of incorporating written marginalia in his work, featuring, for the first time, musings penned by the artist from the perspective of his animal subjects.

photos courtesy of: Galleries Now


Madeleine Hines

It’s always awesome when someone you have been working with for a period of time shares some of their personal work with you. When the work is from an intern or even someone in a junior position it is even more exciting in my opinion. The paintings here are by Madeleine Hines who has been interning for one of our clients for the past several months. Her style and technical prowess are so evolved its truly amazing. The composition and subject matter are also rendered beautifully and demonstrate a nice balance between abstraction and attention to detail. Madeleine is definitely someone to keep your eye on in the years to come.

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P Nut

One of my favorite pairs of Vans from a few years ago were a pair designed by Galinsky. The artwork of Greg “P Nut” Galinsky has always been some of my favorite. Its honesty and simplicity are OffTheWall TV and was created to promote their 2013 Get Out and Do Something tour.


Alex Roulette

My first impression upon seeing the work of Alex Roulette was that it had to be photography and was colorized digitally. After closer inspection and reading up on him I found out that he works predominantly in oil on panel. He creates an interesting juxtaposition between almost Rockwellian images and compositions and intense colors, difficult to decipher scenes, and weird architectural forms.

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Showtime Vase

As part of the celebration for their 40th anniversary BD Barcelona Design has released a limited edition of their Showtime Vase. They collaborated with Jaime Hayon who painted the collection of 40 vases entirely by hand. The resulting vases fit right in with the other releases BD has done over the years with other artists including Juan Gris and Salvador Dalí. The vases are currently available for order through Northern Icon.

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Ed Ruscha, Woody, and the World’s Hottest Pepper

Ed Ruscha has been one of my favorite artists since before I even knew him by name. Through years of art school and after seeing several of his exhibitions I still really had no idea about who Ruscha really was. This short film by Lance Accord entitled ‘Ed Ruscha, Woody, and the World’s Hottest Pepper’ gives some beautiful insight into his process, his life, and how the two affect one another. The project came about as part of the second annual Art+Film Gala at LACMA.

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Keys To The City Mural

This behind the scenes video documenting the process behind the ‘Keys To The City Mural’ that Invisible Creature recently designed for a Seattle based real estate company. The project included some really awesome collaborators including artist Don Rockwell and the Foley Sign Company. The end result is colorful, fun and helps to living up what would otherwise be a bland expanse of wall.


Goldfish Salvation

There isn’t too much I have to say about this video except for the fact that Riusuke Fukahori is one of the most inventive and talented painters of our generation and that his creations are mind bending. I was also one up’ed by this video in an email exchange with a friend, so watch it and enjoy.

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The Paint Evolution

Paint brushes are simple tools, and have been adapted very little during their existence. These playful brushes by design agency CuldeSac for Valentine a Spanish paint company.

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Discover Monet

It’s rare to see a historic artist or art work translated onto the web with such care and attention to detail. Recently St. Louis Art Museum hired Almanac to create Discover Monet, a web presence for Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. Through the site both teachers and students can learn infinitely more about Monet’s life, work, and the connection of both to the rest of the world.

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Dusty Hand Painted Signs

Hand painted signs are one of those things that really intimidate me and thus I love them that much more. The above video shows Dan of Dusty Signs making a self promotional sign as captured through the lens of Hunter Johnson.

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Yasmeen Ismail

Illustration work like that of Yasmeen Ismail is vibrant, refreshing, and fun. The way she depicts people and animals is unique and abstract, while also simple to understand and connect with. The techniques she uses are DIY, combining painting, collage, and other media for a versatile deep compositions.

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Walton Ford New Work

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an opening at Paul Kasmin Gallery of some astounding new work by artist, and long time friend Walton Ford. If you aren’t familiar with his work it is best described as James Audobon with a level of social commentary and graphic sexual undertones. His new paintings titled “I don’t like to look at him, Jack” which are giant 9 foot by 12 foot watercolors capturing the emotions of King Kong. The detail of these pieces and the rendering of the facial expressions is exquisite. The show will be running through December 23rd if you are in New York City you should pop over to Chelsea and check it out.


The Highlands Mural

Hand painted murals are making a serious comeback, and I am loving all of them. This one sponsored by the Highlands Commerce Guild in Louisville Kentucky is bad ass. A true collaboration took place on this one with the design coming from Bryan Patrick Todd, and the sign painting was done by Kirby Stafford.

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New Express Muffler & Brake

Andy Luce aka Visual Armory created this amazing hand painted sign for the client New Express Muffler & Brake. The the final product is beautiful, and is only made better by the fun Instagram process shots.

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Robo Rainbow

I saw this video a few months, but after watching it for a second time I realized how much I love the ingenuity behind it. Such a smart mechanism applied to street art could only come from a genius creator like Akay. Robo Rainbow is part of a collection of objects designed by the Swedish street artist called instruments of mass destruction.

“instruments of mass destruction (complicated technical solution to aide in simple acts of vandalism)”


Raphael Vicenzi

The illustration work of Raphael Vicenzi has such an amazing depth of palette and the layer of textures to create form is really intense. Not to mention he has some great line drawing and hand drawn type thrown in for fair measure. You can check out more of his great work on his Behance profile.

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Pinstripe Skate Deck

Pin-striping is one of those arts that I could never fully wrap my head around. Just like hand drawn type it takes perfectly steady hands and an ability to visualize and execute an end product. Part of the beauty of this style of painting is how the imperfections blend into the overall beauty of a completed pin-striping work. These decks were done by Ryan Lange of Lost Garage and Code of Conduct two pretty cool sites creating fresh original content in the motorcycle, tattoo, skateboarding sphere.


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