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My projects this year :

- Drawing a tree every week in a sketchbook. I will probably use it for an exhibit this summer in the south of France.
- Drawing almost every day from real life. I usually use an object in my place.

I chose not to show them every day or every week here.

"#TRYPOPHOBIA" by @colinchristian at @stephen_romano_gallery. See this title piece and the rest of the show as well as an interview with the artist, now up on BetweenMirrors.com

#colinchristian #teeth #sculpture #art #sculpt #horror #artwork #artshow #exhibit #stephenromanogallery #macabre #horrorart #darkart #darkbeauty #BetweenMirrors

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PART 1 of 3

I’m surprised no one has really posted detailed photos for “The Art of Laika” exhibit that was currently showcased at the Heritage Auction building in Beverly Hills.  It lasted a few days before the auction but now all the pieces are gone and went to their new homes. I’m grateful to have caught it before it ended. This gallery was so awe-inducing, I had to be at the exhibit for a good three hours just to take it all in. Seeing images or looking in a book does NOT do any of these pieces justice. You must see these beautiful pieces in person to really take in the creativity, dedication and craft each one of these props possess. Every item is a work of art. The whole show was quite magical and witnessing the live auction was very exciting. Enjoy these photos!

I may or may not have won something from this photo set. 

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Hey everyone, photographer Jimmy Nelson will be having an art exhibit this Thursday February 26th, 2015 - April 8th, 2015 at the Bryce Wolkowitz Galley in NYC. I would love for you all to attend during opening night on Feb. 26th (6pm-8pm), if you can make it send me a message, let’s meet up!

He will be exhibiting his work from his book “Before they Pass Away”. In this book he showcases his 3yr work in a photo-doc.
Mr. Nelson visited 35 of the world’s least known and most imperiled tribal peoples — from the Huli and Kalam tribes of New Guinea, to the Tsaatan of Mongolia and the Mursi people inhabiting the highlands of the Omo River valley in remote southern Ethiopia.

One of the tribes that he had the honor of meeting is the Samburu people of Kenya. (Pictures above)

The Samburu people live in northern Kenya, where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the northern desert. As cattle-herding Nilotes, they reached Kenya some five hundred years ago, moving southwards along the plains of the Rift Valley in a rapid, all-conquering advance.

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BLACK DOLLS - FROM THE COLLECTION OF DEBORAH NEFF

NOW ON EXHIBIT AT THE MINGEI MUSEUM, BALBOA PARK SAN DIEGO,CA

BLACK DOLLS presents an extraordinary group of handmade African American Dolls and rare photographs , all from the collection of Deborah Neff, a Connecticut-based collector and champion of self taught vernacular art. The dolls, created between 1850 and 1940, were likely made by African Americans for themselves, for members of their families and communities and for the white children in their charge. The photographs, featuring children and adults clutching, posing and playing with their dolls, provide commentary on racial identity in the Unites States, before. during and after the Civil War (1861-65).

Photographed by Stacey Palmer @TheCivilWarParlorTumblr.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/arts/design/a-love-for-vintage-dolls-that-never-grows-old.html?ref=arts&_r=1

https://www.facebook.com/MingeiInternationalMuseum

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PART 3 of 3

I’m surprised no one has really posted detailed photos for “The Art of Laika” exhibit that was currently showcased at the Heritage Auction building in Beverly Hills.  It lasted a few days before the auction but now all the pieces are gone and went to their new homes. I’m grateful to have caught it before it ended. This gallery was so awe-inducing, I had to be at the exhibit for a good three hours just to take it all in. Seeing images or looking in a book does NOT do any of these pieces justice. You must see these beautiful pieces in person to really take in the creativity, dedication and craft each one of these props possess. Every item is a work of art. The whole show was quite magical and witnessing the live auction was very exciting. Enjoy these photos!

I may or may not have won something from this photo set.

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Today, known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. One of the most memorable museum experiences I had on a trip to Berlin five years ago was visiting the Jewish Museum. Over the last twenty years there has been a trend in the museum world to create splashy, eye-catching buildings (see the Guggenheim in Bilbao) that unfortunately overpowers the contents on display. But as an architecture buff, I think the Jewish Museum, unlike some distracting modern structures, is a thoughtful design.

The architect Daniel Libeskind created a radical zigzag, almost like a broken Star of David, which has earned it the nickname “Blitz” or “Lightning”. The zinc facade is covered in jagged windows and diagonal slashes. The building is literally a prison in that it has no entrances or exits of its own. One must enter through an underground passage from the original museum. There are promises of doors but they always turn out to be dead ends. A line of “Voids,” empty spaces about 66 feet (20 m) tall, slices linearly through the entire building. They represent "That which can never be exhibited when it comes to Jewish Berlin history: Humanity reduced to ashes."

In the basement, visitors first encounter three intersecting, slanting corridors named the “Axes”, one of which leads to the irregularly shaped Holocaust Tower. The bare concrete tower is a 79 foot (24 m) tall empty silo, neither heated nor cooled, and its only light comes from a small slit in its roof. Visitors are admitted into this dark space only a handful at a time. It is an unsettling experience, with the amplified sounds of the outside world, then the heavy door is open again and one is free. There might be criticism that it is a bit cliched and melodramatic, but how can one truly convey what it was like to be incarcerated by the Nazis without creating an isolating, somewhat uneasy space?

The second axis leads to the Garden of Exile. Its tilted foundation make the 49 concrete pillars appear crooked from the outside street, but inside they grow straight. The unsettling experience for the visitor continues with the installation titled Shalekhet (Fallen Leaves) by Israeli artist Menashe Kadishman in the Memory Void, one of the museum’s empty spaces. Over 10,000 open-mouthed faces coarsely cut from heavy, circular iron plates cover the floor, which you can step on and pick up (although you hands will get dirty quickly). Sounds echo throughout the space, much like the Holocaust Tower. I could go on, but I won’t and will only say that the Jewish Museum’s building and interior left a lasting impression on me. Its architecture didn’t overwhelm the exhibits on display, but transformed them and made me think deeper.

"I am Baghdad", the #yashmagh #diptych at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum in #Ithaca, New York, 2010. Curated by Leeza Ahmady & Iftikhar Dadi #bagdad #baghdad #art #iraq #arabic #exhibit #arabiccalligraphy #red #calligraphy #keffiyeh #urbanart #canvas #خط # #عربي #فن #فن_عربي #رسم #كوفيه #يشماغ @hfjmuseum #hfjmuseum #irak #arabe #arab