Friday, August 5, 2011

Chris Burden: Metropolis II Coming to LACMA

Can't wait to see this monumental work from Chris Burden at LACMA...

A short doc about a kinetic sculpture that took four years to build. We had the honor of spending three days in Chris Burden's studio filming this sculpture before it was moved to the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA) where it is being reinstalled.
The installation opens fall 2011.
Chris Burden is one of our favorite artists of all time. For more about him and his work

Directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
Edited by Max Joseph
Cinemtography by Schulman, Joost & Van Neistat
Music by Tortoise (Ten-Day interval) & Mahogany (Windmill International A)

Special Thanks to Zak Cook and everyone at the Burden studio...Tortoise, Mahogany, Jaclyn Slimm & Andrew Prinz

"The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California...

...less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion-

It is his fault he didn't lock the garage."

One of the most memorable automotive scenes in the history of film. From John Hughes' (RIP) 1986 movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.


Monday, August 1, 2011

PLINC Catalog

I'm a huge fan of the boys (and girls) over at House Industries in Yorklyn, Delaware. Their latest project, the digitization of the overwhelming Photo-Lettering (PLINC) archives, has been online for a few months now. If you're a designer, be sure to go check it out...and be sure to sign up for their new printed PLINC catalog.

Above images House Industries © 2011

in situ: Betsy Cain at Telfair/Jepson

My former York Lane neighbor and friend Betsy Cain is presenting in situ at the Telfair Museum/Jepson Center in Savannah, GA later this month. If you're a local, go check it out; Betsy has been at the heart of the art scene in Savannah for more than twenty years.