“What Banksy and Lazarides had done together was create a market for street art where none had existed before.”
Probably worth a read.
Leo Fitzpatrick Not Garbage
OHWOW is pleased to announce the publication of Leo Fitzpatrick’s Not Garbage, a book based on the exhibition Ray’s A Laugh curated by the artist. Expounding on this exhibition, Not Garbage presents a selection of contemporary artists responding to the work of collage and correspondence artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995). Here, another generation of New York artists including Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Adam McEwen, Leo Fitzpatrick, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Josh Smith, and Dash Snow, apply their own sense of wit and guile to the work of their forefather. These artists add personal twists to work that acknowledges the past, reflecting the importance of their own community. The individual means of communication that Johnson promulgated during his life remain a powerful force, still influencing the New York City art scene of today.
Available in store and online.
A little bit ago, the wonderful Shauna Mei asked me if I would like to help curate an AHA Life post. Of course I agreed and after much deliberation decided that Dallas Clayton’s latest book, The Awesome Book of Thanks would be the perfect thing to share with the world. Click through to read all about it and pick one up for yourself. For every book he sells one copy goes to a school or hospital. Happy Sunday!
What is JAM? Aside from a delicious sandwich spread, JAM is a brand new book published by Peter Sutherland’s Decathlon Books. It’s a collaboration between Jack Greer and Maggie Lee (Jack And Maggie) comprised of photos, drawings, and collage work by the two artists.
Greer is a recent Pratt graduate who has shown work at Rental Gallery and is part of the Still House collective. Maggie Lee is an artist living in Brooklyn whose works have been exhibited worldwide. Frenching is Maggie’s latest zine and has been printed through many forms of media from photocopy, letterpress, lithography, and risograph. Frenching zine was featured at New Museum’s Younger Than Jesus show, Vice Photo Show in LA, The Journal Magazine, and in Off Off Bowery for Colette.
Scott Belsky’s Making Ideas Happen has basically the cheesiest name ever in the creation of books, but we dont’ judge books by their covers over here at Hyde or Die,* much less their titles. Let’s take a peek inside.
Based on the conditions in which artists thrive as professionals Behance founder Scott Belsky reveals his formula for creative success in Making Ideas Happen.
Just like his Behance Network, which offers artists an online portfolio-sharing platform, Belsky’s book offers motivation to put concepts into practice, outlining key steps in the execution of ideas. Referencing a framework that involves inspiration, organization, and leadership, it’s a step-by-step primer for making your own creative dreams become reality.
OMG!! THERE’S A FORMULA FOR CREATIVE SUCCESS!!! SIGN ME UP!
Obviously, there is no formula for creative anything, much less success (except maybe pop songs and Banksy stencils). That being said, I would still like to get a hold of this book to take a peek at what said formula is. I guess his formula got him a book deal, and that’s something.
*Sometimes I do judge books by their covers.