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San Francisco Area Event Picks for Feb1 – Feb7, 2011

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The Last Iceberg at the Corden/Potts Gallery

Event: The Last Iceberg, Opening Reception When: Thursday, February 03, 2011 At 05:00 PM Where: Corden|Potts Gallery, 49 Geary Street Suite 410 San Francisco, CA 94108

Event: PURE PAPER Group Show, Opening Reception When: Thursday, February 03, 2011 At 05:00 PM Where: Rena Bransten . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for Feb1 – Feb7, 2011

Flying above San Francisco

Check out this video by filmmaker Nigel Ellis flying from Oakland, across the Bay Bridge, around San Francisco, and finally across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County. How many places can you recognize?

Filmed with a GoPro HD camera.

(From Above San Francisco with a GoPro (and a wheel…) on Vimeo)

. . . → Read More: Flying above San Francisco

Roses blooming in New York City

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An unseasonable crop of gigantic roses is blossoming in NYC this winter!

Last weekend artist Will Ryman and his crew installed 40 gigantic pink and red rose blossoms sprouting 25 feet above the street on Park Avenue. The colorful blossoms, composed of fiberglass and stainless steel, range 5 to 10 feet in diameter. For a naturalistic . . . → Read More: Roses blooming in New York City

Phlegm leaves a story

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The artist Phlegm makes the street jump alive with the larger-than-life characters in his murals. His latest street work, called Whale of a Time, features a whale bobbing after a town being carried down the river in a boat. It can be seen in the Riverside carpark in Rotherham, UK.

Born in North Wales . . . → Read More: Phlegm leaves a story

News Photography: Chaos in Cairo

Protesters are confronted by riot police as they demonstrate in downtown Cairo, chanting against President Hosni Mubarak and calling for an end to poverty. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

Egyptian demonstrators pray in central Cairo during a protest to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and call for reforms January 25, 2011. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Cairo has descended into near anarchy as the riot police and army attempt to quell protests by tens of thousands of demonstrators determined to push President Mubarak . . . → Read More: News Photography: Chaos in Cairo

Motoi Yamamoto meditates on salt

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LABYRINTH salt / 7.2×7.2m Force of Nature, Part 2 Sumter County Gallery of Art, SC, U.S.A. Apr – June. 2007

Salt is not only a symbol of life in Japan but also a material used in several traditional rituals including funerals. Artist Motoi Yamamoto has been incorporating salt in his artwork . . . → Read More: Motoi Yamamoto meditates on salt

Christian Dior’s Art-Inspired Haute Couture Collection for Spring 2011

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Made In Slant usually only covers the Indie fashion scene but I caved in when I saw the gorgeous voluminous skirts, and cinched-at-the-waist billowy tops featured at Christian Dior’s Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection.

Earlier this week, at the Rodin museum garden tent in Paris, John Galliano for Dior sent out these luscious dresses inspired . . . → Read More: Christian Dior’s Art-Inspired Haute Couture Collection for Spring 2011

ROA continues his trek through America

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ROA's work in NYC

The prolific artist, ROA, doesn’t take breaks. Last year, right after ROA finished several stunning pieces in Los Angeles, he headed straight for Art Basel Week December 2010 in Miami where he completed several large murals.

To end 2010, ROA, the Belgium-based street artist, then headed up to . . . → Read More: ROA continues his trek through America

San Francisco Area Event Picks for Jan25 – Jan31, 2011

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Event: Sketch Tuesdays When: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 At 06:00 PM Where: 111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna Street @ 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94105 Description: Live sketching/art making by local artists. Artwork is available for sale to the audience. Audience is also encouraged to sketch.

Event: . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for Jan25 – Jan31, 2011

Tatsuya Morino breathes life into classic Gothic tales

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Frankenstein – Mary Shelley, 1818

Anyone who likes character drawings will love looking at Tatsuya Morino’s darkly rich Gothic-inspired illustrations.  In Morino’s work, the characters, full of life, or rather gore and horror, spring from the page. His work is so chock full of intense imagery and details that looking at each piece is . . . → Read More: Tatsuya Morino breathes life into classic Gothic tales