every night in august, from 11:57 until midnight, Os Gemeos will be taking over the Times Square billboards with their Midnight Moment installation Parallel Connection. so much better than a 100 foot image of kendall jenner.
now that the server isn’t crashing, check out the NYC Department of Records “over 800,000 items digitized from the Municipal Archives’ collections, including photographs, maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings. “
“Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.”
Based on a true story…
Simply put, Eugene Schieffelin was what one would call a hopeless romantic. With plenty of time and even more money, (he had made his fortune years earlier manufacturing (and occasionally indulging in) “pharmaceuticals”), Eugene would waste his days frequenting the numerous New York clubs and organizations that he so proudly belonged*. Yet despite all of his academic appointments and social endeavors, Eugene still found himself to be a man both eternally lost and perpetually bored. Faced with a life void of passion or purpose, he reacted as any romantic would… First he turned towards the bottle, then to various amphetamines and/or opiates of his choosing, (preferably a drip or two of oxymorphone), and then on to the bible for a bit of salvation, (the bible was a big deal back in the 1890’s. yeah, it’s like 1890). Of course, it was only a matter of time until his guilt would wear thin and he’d start it all over again, loosing the bible for yet another bottle.
well, i was waiting for Kathy Grayson to post these pictures up over on her blog, but it appears as though she’s taking a well deserved break from the internets as of late, (that girl can blog!) perhaps she’s busy with the NADA Art Fair? so i suppose i’ll just have to step up to the spray can and write a little something myself. here we have Kenny Scharf‘s colorful and crazy addition to the houston/bowery wall which is now being “curated” by the wonder woman of the Hole Gallery post Deitch Projects. the wall has now featured a number of artist including Angel Ortiz, (and his tribute to Keith Haring), the twins Os Gemeos, (featuring a dedication of sorts to the late, great Dash Snow), Shepard Fairey, (no comment), and the bay areas own Barry McGee and Josh Lazcano (wo0T!) it’s tough to know what’s in store next for the great wall of HoBo, but whatever it may be, rest assured it will be big, bold and ballsy, (unless Swoon comes around, than it will be just big and bold…)