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Monday, march 2, 2015
In the 90s, an entire generation of American teenagers celebrated the arrival of Punk and the new wave of artistic creation and the lifestyle which came along with it: skateboarding, graffiti, photography, hip hop and hardcore music. Internationally acclaimed artists Warhol, Futura, Chalfant, Crumb are responsible for inspiring this artistic revolution.
When individuals such as Harmony Korine, Barry McGee, Steve Powers, Kaws, Ryan McGinley, Ed Templeton and the dead Margaret Killgallen began documenting their extraordinary lives, the public named them experts in the field of creating “something from nothing”. It’s no surprise indeed, that the aforementioned names are also the most appraised and in vogue  artists of the contemporary art market. A collaboration between Miuccia Prada and  Barry Mc Gee led to the exhibition and publishing of some of his work at the Prada Foundation. A gifted generation, with hubs in both New York and California, witnessed and gave rise to a new art form which is a mix between Hip Hop and Punk, Graffiti meets easel painting. Partly inspired by the cultural DIY - DoItYourself-  phenomenon, this radical transformation of artistic motivation and working methods has resulted in the revival of street art , tattoos , street photography and documentary making, revolutionizing both the creation and reception of mainstream art forever.


Monday, december 16, 2013
Winter has arrived and with it the ability to create art out of the ordinary to manifest the extrodinary.
The artist push the bounds of what is possible with ingenuity and creativity!
We have choosen a dozen of these ice masterpieces from various country's that inspire us. 




Thursday, november 21, 2013
Body and Hand painting are temporary works of art, were talented artist have create incredible illusions using the body as their canvas. 
Is it a bird? A snake? A dog or a tiger? Is it even alive?
Below are examples of the art form from famed Italian artist: 
Guido Daniele


























Monday, november 4, 2013

Burning Man is an annual 7 day art festival and temporary community in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada held on the last week of August. Based on radical self-expression and self-reliance, this apocalyptical city gives you the freedom to create your own personal reality in this odyssey of survival.


An aerial view of Burningman. with over 60,000 people in attendance this year, Burningman in the fifth largest city in Nevada.

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The effigy aka the man is burned on the Saturday night of the festival. 

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10 principals were created to embody the core values
Radical inclusion: Everyone and anyone is embraced and welcomed
Gifting: Instead of cash or the barter system, everyone participates in the gift economy. No cash transactions are permitted between BM and the attendees, but you can be part of the communal endeavor interacting with group activities and social events which benefits various community groups, charities and veteran participants By the exchange of gifts, it creates involvement in the lives of those around us and forges an immediate and emotional bond. Community can only begin when a part of the self is given away. 
Decommodification: No commercial sponsorship, transactions or advertising is allowed.  Any corporate advertising or promotional paraphernalia is strictly prohibited.
Radical self-reliance: You are encouraged and expected to rely on your own resources. The only thing provided for you are porta potties, and the purchase of ice, and/or coffee. Use this as an opportunity to utilize your survival skills. 
Radical self-expression: Express yourself in whatever way inspires you to showcase your ideas. Find potential collaborators that interest you and come prepared to contribute some unique part of yourself to the shared experience. 
Communal Effort: Help thy neighbor. Most of this temporary community is based on the collective efforts of hundreds of volunteers, so pitch in, produce., collaborate, promote, create, and communicate. We each have different abilities, and by contrast when we unite as a community, we strengthen that society. 
Civic responsibility: assume responsibility for conducting yourself, and your events in accordance with local, state and federal laws. Don't forget public welfare and community well being. 
Leaving No Trace— pack it in, pack it out and leave NO TRACE! The Burningman community is committed to leaving any place they dwell in a better state than when they found it in. Disappearing is part of the art. 
Participation: Participate, don't spectate or stagnate. The entire infrastructure is based on participation creating an environment that functions as a home for everyone. Free expression thrives. Get involved, get people involved, interact, play, have fun. 
Immediacy: Be present, don't be a bystander, be an active participant. This event is not a spectator sport. Find the sacred in the ordinary and the mystical in the mundane. Don't let any moment pass you by.

The People

http://clinic.ripperdoc.net


http://nickonken.com/blog/2012/burning-man-project-for-stylecaster.html


http://nickonken.com/blog/2012/burning-man-project-for-stylecaster.html

Art Installations
The Playa is the perfect canvas to create your visionary piece.

http://parlez-vousphotography.quietplacetolive.com

artist: Marco Cocchrane photo: Ben Canales



Nightlife
Burningman after dark introduces you to an adult playground. Cooler temperatures, pyrotechnic shows, live performances, fire dancers, DJ's, party buses, is just the beginning of this epic week long adventure.



Mark Peterson

Mutant Vehicles 
Burningman a foot and bike friendly event established the mutant vehicle movement to allow artist to showcase their mobile art. 



Scott London


Daily life
Canter Camp Cafe
George Post


The hammock hangout karaoke lounge

Party at the Pickle Joint

Tuesday, september 17, 2013
Ari Marcopoulos (1957) is an Dutch-born photographer and filmmaker, living and working in New York .As a photographer, Marcopoulos, who began his career in New York City assisting Andy Warhol, transplants himself into the intimate lives of people living on the edge. Artists, snowboarders, musicians and skateboarders have been both muses and commercial subject-matter throughout his quarter century career as a photographer. He worked for Andy Warhol, profiled Jean-Michel Basquiat and chronicled the Beastie Boys and skateboarders under the Brooklyn Bridge. Recently he came out with a limited edition book called Directory which includes 1200 photos of his current body of work.


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