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

 

 

JACK RUTBERG FINE ARTS - Los Angeles by nigel daly

Hans Burkhart

HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)  

"TWO WOMEN" (1960-61 Pastel on Paper 24 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches)

As a participating gallery in the Getty’s region-wide endeavor, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present an exhibition entitled Hans Burkhardt in Mexico. Opening on September 23 at its gallery located at 357 N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.  

At the time of Burkhardt’s first visit to Mexico, he was among the most widely exhibited artists of L.A.’s avant-garde, including having been the subject of a solo exhibition in 1945 at the Los Angeles County Museum.

DUST DOWN YOUR TYPEWRITER by nigel daly

Watch CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER (The Movie). It's time to get cool with Tom Hanks and typewrite your thank you letters. Why? Because it's a connection between the human and the machine that is fast disappearing (you're the one in control ) and because it is FUN. Be sure to purchase your typewriter from CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER (The Store the film is named after) and support the wonderful stars of the film. There's a revolution happening and apparently it's going to be typewritten.

Also featured in the film is artist Jeremy Mayer who makes his sculptures from old typewriters that are beyond repair. His works are made only with parts from the machines themselves, there is no welding or invisible wires holding his creations together.

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photograph Jeremy Mayer