Francisco Zúñiga by nigel daly

MUJER DE PIE (STANDING WOMAN), 1970 Bronze 18 3/4"  x 7 7/8 x 6 1/2" DESNUDO RECLINADO (RECLINING NUDE), 1977 Crayon on White Paper 19 1/2" x 26 1/2"   

MUJER DE PIE (STANDING WOMAN), 1970
Bronze
18 3/4"  x 7 7/8 x 6 1/2"

DESNUDO RECLINADO (RECLINING NUDE), 1977
Crayon on White Paper
19 1/2" x 26 1/2" 
 

The power of these women is heart stopping. 

Francisco Zúñiga carves such deep sensuality into his powerful female forms. Their gender is palpable. The sculptured women inhabit the room. You feel them watching and listening. Their power is directly rooted to the earth, the core of all life, these are the original earth mothers. So respectful, full of dignity and courage. You wish they could cradle you, hold you, comfort and restore you. They are literally heart stopping in their magnificence.

Currently on display at Jack Rutberg Gallery, Los Angeles.

 

THE IMAGE ISSUE by nigel daly

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AT LAST... THE STUNNING FRONT COVER OF OUR NEXT EDITION IS READY FOR THE WORLD. THIS INCREDIBLE ART WORK WAS CREATED FOR US BY THE IMAGE MAKER OF OUR TIME, ARTIST ALEX BOX WHO HAS DESIGNED LOOKS FOR LADY GAGA, FRANK OCEAN, KATE MOSS, THE HOUSE OF CHANEL, ALEXANDER McQUEEN AND MORE.

ALEX CREATED THE VERNAL EQUINOX HEAD PIECE SERIES MIXING REAL AND FAKE FOLIAGE, HAND MAKING AND FORGING THE WORK FOR A YEAR. INSIDE THE ISSUE WE FEATURE MORE VERNAL EQUINOX HEAD PIECES.

& THERE IS TALENT GALORE INSIDE THIS ISSUE.

14th Factory – Simon Birch, Adam Dunlop Farkas, Alex Box, Brie Trenerry, Camilo Matiz, Damien Shen, Duggie Fields, Fabrice Bigot, Jeremy Mayer, Jo Ann Callis, Johanna St Michaels, John Tottenham, Katy Grannan, Kristen Stewart, Laura Beckner, Louise Salter, Lucienne Lane, Matt Johnson, Melanie Pullen, Michael Cook, RA Friedman, Robert Wilson, Scott Siedman, Steven Poster & Uldus Bakhtiozina

We wish to thank these incredible artists, writers and mavericks for their stunning contribution to The Laboratory Arts Collective IMAGE EDITION.

Guaranteed to leave you breathless...

PROSPECT - NEW ORLEANS by nigel daly

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Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

New Orleans opens it's arms to PROSPECT. 4, an incredible Art Festival in the American South.

From Trevor Schoonmaker, Artistic Director of Prospect. 4's statement: "The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp evokes New Orleans’s natural environment—surrounded by bayous, lakes and wetlands near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It also alludes to the city’s unique cultural landscape as a creative force; the politically engaged jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp described jazz itself as a triumph of the human spirit, a lily that grows “in spite of the swamp.”

Should you visit, look out for the work of Londoner Zak Ove, Yoko Ono and Kara Walker, just a hint of the artists showing.

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Untitled (Stool for Guard), 2007-2017 by artist Taiyo Kimura

 

polaroids are forever by nigel daly

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"I'd imagined to myself to move [to New York] and discover the metropolis of the future: beautiful, modern, shiny, and I ended up on the bus, on my way from the airport to the city centre, staring at old streets and rusty cars," says Edo Bertoglio in his book, New York Polaroids 1976—1989. "This was my first experience of a city looking really decadent in the middle of a big economic crisis...[and] the areas around South Manhattan were becoming a massive outdoor stage, right before our eyes, with people playing music, painting, writing, acting."

Every book shelf needs one of these beauties.

In honor of our next theme IMAGE, we salute superstar photographer Edo Beroglio.

A LOVE LETTER TO THE OCEAN - RABBIT RABBIT RADIO by nigel daly

Natalia Molchanova - Russian free diving legend

Natalia Molchanova - Russian free diving legend

A KICKSTARTER PROJECT

BLACK INSCRIPTION

A multimedia song cycle that uses music, sound and imagery to plunge us into our oceans and fill us with wonder, outrage, and hope.

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Rabbit Rabbit Radio duo Carla Kihlstedt (HER issue), and Matthias Bossi (HYMN issue) have joined forces with Jeremy Flower to create a rock opera. “Black Inscription keeps breaking my heart… Every single moment comes from a place of truth… It is a journey both devastating and exhilarating… The most perfect opera of today.” – Osvaldo Golijov

 Explore their KICKSTARTER campaign and support them if you are feeling fantastic. We do.  

And for those who like to go deeper, here is a wonderful imagined dive by the late and great free diver Natalia Molchanova, who was one of the inspirations for BLACK INSCRIPTION.

JUMP BLUE