ANDY WARHOL’S PENCIL AND PAPER

Dear readers, sorry for being absent for such a long time! Almost two month since my last post…I was working on some various projects. Some to earn money and some others to become “rich and famous”…
Beside working my ass off we bought a wonderful piece of land – which took a lot of time. I’m so happy about this, you can’t imagine! It’s pretty close to Berlin near one of the most beautiful lakes around Berlin! No one cared about during the past 20 years – so it was like a jungle when we first saw it – trees and squirrels celebrated a lot of parties there (and I really hope they won’t stop)! That was the main reason why I fell in love instantly, beside a little house which was build in the twenties or thirties and a huge shed! I’m planning to build my studio out there in the woods – silence, lovely flowers and trees are growing, birds are singing, no internet, – best preconditions to concentrate on work! I’m gonna post a few pictures as soon as it is showable. Now, finally, a further contribution to you my dear readers!

CLICKETY CANDY: These unique still-live polaroids were taken by Andy Warhol between 1977 and 1983. He referred to his Polaroid Big Shot camera, which he purchased in 1970, as his “pencil and paper.” A selection of 70 Polaroids was on view at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. What a pity that I haven’t seen the exhibition! You can find more here. Hope you like them! Happy wednesday!

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EMBROIDERED WORKS

QUICK CANDY: are the things that have caught my eye somehow, while I’m very busy.
I am always fascinated by embroidered works! Why? Because I would never be patient enough to create these kind of works – I am one of the most impatient humans on this planet! Maybe I should start to embroider somewhen – just to learn how to be patient? More works here!
Hope you are all doing well!

THE ART OF CLAUDIO PARENTELA

ART CANDY: “Born in Catanzaro (1962 – Italy) where he lives and works…Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, journalist, free lance… Active since many years in the international underground scene. He has collaborated & he collaborates with many, many zines, magazines of contemporary art, literary and of comics in Italy and in the world…& on the paper and on the web…some name amongst the many: NYArtsMagazine, Turntable & Blue Light Magazine

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THE ART OF LAUREN SCANLON

PAPER CANDY: These beautiful cut outs were made by Lauren Scanlon out of some romance novels she was reading at the age of ten. What an incredible patience! Not only these magnificent papercut works…even the separate book pages were sewn together.

THE SAUGATUCK ART COLONY

Hi friends, sorry for my absence – it just felt so good to shut down the computer and work without the influences of the internet a few days! The Saugatuck Art Colony was one of the first posts I did on this blog – I still love the summery, relaxed and creative atmosphere in the pictures! They’re kind of become my role models when there is a lot of pressure and work. Looking at these pictures always reminds me to work with a little more relaxation. I wish you all a happy weekend!

All pictures via Life archives.

THE ART OF JOHN MC ALLISTER

Oooh, how I love John McAllister‘s pattern collages – so inspiring!

THE ART OF ARIAN BEHZADI

Go and take a look at Arians awesome collages here!
“Arian is currently a Biological Sciences major with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at UC Davis. In between classes he does personal and commissioned visual design work. He has always found parallels between art and the sciences so a lot of his studies find their way into his artwork. Aside from design work, Arian interns at the Same Day Surgery Center at the UCD Medical Center and does research at the Carraway/Sweeney Cancer Lab.”