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ART EPHEMERA TV: Orange Crate Art (Interview)

Orange Crate Art (née Tobias Bernsand) has been the soundtrack composer for our two latest episodes of Art Ephemera TV (#3 and 4, seen here and here). His music has not only become a central component of this short documentary series but is now a source of fascination for many of the followers of this site....

By: Brian
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INTERVIEW: WEIRD LUKE

Luke Reich, aka Weird Luke, is into provocation. The 22-year-old Gowanus native has a special interest in toxic waste, having been situated so close to a river full of it since childhood and all. Perhaps he saw real-life versions of the Man-Thing or Toxic Avenger trudging around in dark corners growing up. Or maybe they were...

By: Brian
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John J. O'Connor: paintings and drawings.

INTERVIEW: JOHN O’CONNOR

John Jerome O’Connor is known as a painter, illustrator, sculptor, and photographer, though the mediums often blend into highly-processed, conceptual works which have made him difficult to pin down. Take O’Connor’s Sunspot series, for instance, from his last show at Pierogi Gallery (November 2013). The artist snapped a series of selfies that captured a variety of moods,...

By: Brian
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INTERVIEW: SCUMBAGS AND SUPERSTARS

Scumbags and Superstars is an alt-culture boutique in Bushwick that specializes in t-shirts, hats, patches, and other assorted collectibles of cartoon fiends. They opened in 2012 and quickly became square-one in the tiny NYC low-brow scene. Last year, however, the store came under fire for their official logo: a skull wearing an Indian headdress and a Nazi Iron...

By: Brian
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INTERVIEW: RAUL DE NIEVES

Raul de Nieves keeps a studio at Secret Project Robot, the DIY artists collective in Bushwick, which I’ve covered numerous times for the Village Voice. Though he works in a number of mediums, including painting, installation, performance and even music, de Nieves is best known for his sculptures. The artist takes worn out women's...

By: Paolo
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