New York-based artist J.K. Keller has come up with a new use for his phone — a facial cleanser. In his new project, iPhone Oil Paintings, Keller rubs his iPhone all over his face and then traces patterns and designs into the resulting gunk.
The New York Times Arts section celebrated Independence Day with an ode to the Statue of Liberty by dance critic Alastair Macaulay. Being a lyrical article the photo editors must have wanted to create an equally lyrical visual effect. So they decided to make three animated GIFs.
This isn’t the first animated GIF that has appeared on NYTimes.com but it may be the first to grace the homepage front and center.
LOS ANGELES — The appeal of Batman has always been that he’s a regular old human being. This is why artist Sara Johnson’s Ordinary Batman Adventures are so delightful.
LOS ANGELES — It looks like animated GIFs are certainly seeing a renaissance. Shortly after spotting the NYPL’s Stereogranimator, I stumbled across Protobooth, an animated GIF photobooth.
While learning more about public art, I began to notice a startling trend; it appears that the public possesses an odd affinity toward public works. Aside from the common images of the Statue of Liberty or the popular monuments in Washington, DC, I found image after image of art lovers groping, humping, licking and kissing public statues in a trend I have come to refer to as Statue Porn.
This week, the guys over at NYPL Labs launched their Stereogranimator, which promises to revive interest in the 40,000-strong vintage stereograms in their collection.
This week, Christian Marclay’s unoriginal(?) “The Clock,” art in post-revolution Egypt, power of Renaissance portraiture, GIF trends, Gagosian troubles, Adolph Gottlieb’s words in 1966 and more.
The Creator’s Project blog is looking at the ways people are trying to sell GIFs and other net art online.
Last month, we learned that Paddy Johnson of Art Fag City curated a show of animated GIFs and now I’ve discovered that Lauren Cornell, the executive director of Rhizome, is selling these often trippy nuggets of Graphics Interchange Format at the 2011 New York Armory Show. Yes, that’s right. She’s a pixel pusher. Click through to see a guerrilla video interview shot on site at the Armory, featuring several of the GIFs for sale.
This week on Required Reading … Thornton Dial is getting ready for a major show in Indianapolis, Spy magazine is posted online by Google, thinking about animated GIFs as art, is the US military creating a fake online “army,” visualizing art thefts, Linda Benglis profiled in the New York Times