Archive for the ‘Arts and Recreation’ Category

If you know how to read, you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don’t know how to read, you don’t know how to decide. That’s the great thing about our country — we’re a democracy of readers, and we should keep it that […]

By Eirik So, via PetaPixel

Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека, Бессмысленный и тусклый свет. Живи еще хоть четверть века – Все будет так. Исхода нет. – Умрешь – начнешь опять сначала, И повторится все, как встарь, Ночь, ледяная рябь канала, Аптека, улица, фонарь. – Александр Блок Картина от  Suhanova3887 

Went to the Fraenkel Gallery with my brother for his birthday and had the pleasure of looking at a remarkable collection of Lee Friedlander’s work. Friedlander has a gift at capturing complex messages of urban life and synthesizing entire experiences in beautiful American settings. More photos after the jump…

Sentimental on a Monday…

A piece of art that sells itself on ebay every 7 days. Title: A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter Year: 2009 Artist: Caleb Larsen Dimensions: 8″x8″x8″ Medium: Acrylic, custom electronics, programming, internet connection, online auction. Description: This object perpetually attempts to sell itself on eBay. According to the ebay listing, (available  here), “A Tool to Deceive […]

Phillip Niemeyer from the NY Times uncannily summarizes 2000-2009 graphically: (via swissmiss)