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alexanderheir:

christopherhansell:

Sacred Bones Books Presents:

Death Is Not The End: The Art of Alexander Heir

http://sacredbonesrecords.com/releases/sbb001/

164 pages of the work of acclaimed underground punk artist Alexander Heir, including 10 new works exclusively available in this release. Handmade at Brooklyn’s Circadian Press and housed in a deluxe 9.5 x 7.75-inch foil-pressed slipcase.

Brooklyn artist Alexander Heir has been drawing strange, other-worldly pictures for years. Previously, these illustrations have only adorned 7-inch record jackets and Xeroxed flyers across the international punk underground, but now Sacred Bones Records is offering a new collection of the artist’s finest illustrations.

For those who truly crave the transgressive and are unfulfilled by the commercially “confrontational” trends in current zines and indie publications, Heir’s work will connect immediately. Heir has been so prominently involved in designing, printing and producing for countless NYC and international artists that over the years his work has become one of the defining aesthetics in the contemporary underground punk scene. His work has graced the albums, singles and ephemera of highly regarded bands such as Hoax, Forward (Japan), The Mob (UK), Night- birds, Destruction Unit and Modern Life Is War amongst countless others.

Similarly, his popular clothing line Death/Traitors has become a staple among punks, the hip-hop scene, the tattoo community and beyond. Members of notable acts Three Six Mafia, Fucked Up, Antwon and Odd Future have all been known to support the brand.

Alexander Heir’s art has all the prominent elements of 50 years’ worth of subversive underground culture. Somewhere between Garbage Pail Kids and Tom of Finland, this is the kind of art that gets kids in trouble with their parents. Heir’s morbidity, which is blended with a sick humorous quality has a penchant for the bizarre, taboo, and a raw, physical compulsion has allowed him to achieve such delightfully confounding imagery. Referencing an eclectic cache of dark symbols in his unapologetically graphic style, he has created a stunning and recognizable collection of work.

It’s so rare we have an opportunity to experience a collection of work that so fully breathes the history of obscure subversion. Death Is Not the End is a cause for celebration amongst misanthropes and sickos alike - we finally have a new master on our side.

Death Is Not The End will see release on May 13th, 2014

164 pages of art including ten unreleased, never-before-seen illustrations housed in a hardshell, foil-stamped slipcase. Limited to 500 copies. 

The limited edition of 150 hand numbers copies will come signed by the author, with an iron-on patch, bookmark, wrap around sleeve, and will be wax sealed in typical Sacred Bones fashion.

Endless thanks to all the bands, labels, and promoters that have asked me to do art for them, as well as Sacred Bones for making this all happen!

— 1 day ago with 128 notes

booklynart:

Caroline Paquita’s GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL Exhibition Zine now up for sale online- sending out a surprise free Pegacorn Press publication with every order! If you can’t make it to the show this publication is a great recap of exhibited works. $5 on BUY.BOOKLYN.ORG

— 3 days ago with 12 notes
Working at Booklyn tonight for the opening of Caroline Paquita’s solo-show🌻Garden of the Womanimal🌻 7-10pm 37 Greenpoint Ave 😜

Working at Booklyn tonight for the opening of Caroline Paquita’s solo-show🌻Garden of the Womanimal🌻 7-10pm 37 Greenpoint Ave 😜

— 6 days ago with 1 note
happinesscomix:

Yo Happiness comrades! Are you a musician and/or are you in a band?
Happiness is looking for your submissions!
The fourth issue is music-themed and will include a comp music CD - a combo of contemporary/local punk, rock, noise, & electronic. The CD will come with the book, not to be sold separately. We currently have 15 of the 20 needed tracks for the CD, thus we need just FIVE more tracks to complete it. Could one of them be yours?
To submit: answer this post in the next 3 Days with a link to you/your band’s site where one could stream or download the music (ie., a bandcamp or soundcloud page) as well as your preferred contact email. 
If we dig your tunes we’ll email you within the next week with more details!

happinesscomix:

Yo Happiness comrades! Are you a musician and/or are you in a band?

Happiness is looking for your submissions!

The fourth issue is music-themed and will include a comp music CD - a combo of contemporary/local punk, rock, noise, & electronic. The CD will come with the book, not to be sold separately. We currently have 15 of the 20 needed tracks for the CD, thus we need just FIVE more tracks to complete it. Could one of them be yours?

To submit: answer this post in the next 3 Days with a link to you/your band’s site where one could stream or download the music (ie., a bandcamp or soundcloud page) as well as your preferred contact email. 

If we dig your tunes we’ll email you within the next week with more details!

— 1 week ago with 41 notes
Judy Chicago, There You Stand Like a Palm, Heliorelief and lithograph with hand-coloring, 2000

Judy Chicago, There You Stand Like a Palm, Heliorelief and lithograph with hand-coloring, 2000

— 2 weeks ago with 14 notes
#judy chicago 
booklynart:

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL : CAROLINE PAQUITA
Opening reception + Zine Launch, Saturday April 12, 2014, 7 - 10pm
Booklyn Artists Alliance, 37 Greenpoint Ave, 4FL. Brooklyn, NY booklyn.org
RSVP on Facebook
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL, an installation by Caroline Paquita and a small survey of thirteen years of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and zines.
GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL explores a recurring theme throughout the recent years of Caroline’s work, depicted in a wide variety of media, a cult of  “womanimals” half-women/half-wild animals are illustrated in landscapes of playful sexual scenarios, mystical adventures, and explorations of nature and the body. The womanimals’ corrupt playfulness and exuberance are contrasted by the meticulously clean line work of Paquita’s drawings and paintings. Newer works are surrounded by thirteen years of imagery demonstrating the evolution towards this theme and its stylized representation.
Culling works from her personal collection GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMALcreates an audacious yet welcoming environment of new and past works including drawings, paintings, screenprints, paper mache, sewn soft sculpture, wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. The installation is climaxed by Paquita’s  new artist book, published exclusively for the exhibition, compiling years of screenprints, publishing ephemera, hand-colored Risographs, and drawing reproductions into a beautifully hand-bound hardcover limited edition.
GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL is Caroline Paquita’s first solo exhibition in New York. Born in Miami in 1980, Caroline studied creative photography and art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to her personal art practice, Caroline is a musician and an independent publisher working under the guise Pegacorn Press. Printing exclusively with Risograph since 2009, she has collaborated with and published work by Al Burian, Anna Haifisch, Brontez Purnell, Mike Taylor, Sy Wagon, and Lale Westvind. Coinciding with the exhibition, Caroline and Booklyn are collaborating on compiling and archiving sixteen years of her self-published zines to be released as a limited edition box-set in May 2014.

booklynart:

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL : CAROLINE PAQUITA

Opening reception + Zine Launch, Saturday April 12, 2014, 7 - 10pm

Booklyn Artists Alliance, 37 Greenpoint Ave, 4FL. Brooklyn, NY booklyn.org

RSVP on Facebook

The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL, an installation by Caroline Paquita and a small survey of thirteen years of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and zines.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL explores a recurring theme throughout the recent years of Caroline’s work, depicted in a wide variety of media, a cult of  “womanimals” half-women/half-wild animals are illustrated in landscapes of playful sexual scenarios, mystical adventures, and explorations of nature and the body. The womanimals’ corrupt playfulness and exuberance are contrasted by the meticulously clean line work of Paquita’s drawings and paintings. Newer works are surrounded by thirteen years of imagery demonstrating the evolution towards this theme and its stylized representation.

Culling works from her personal collection GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMALcreates an audacious yet welcoming environment of new and past works including drawings, paintings, screenprints, paper mache, sewn soft sculpture, wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. The installation is climaxed by Paquita’s  new artist book, published exclusively for the exhibition, compiling years of screenprints, publishing ephemera, hand-colored Risographs, and drawing reproductions into a beautifully hand-bound hardcover limited edition.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL is Caroline Paquita’s first solo exhibition in New York. Born in Miami in 1980, Caroline studied creative photography and art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to her personal art practice, Caroline is a musician and an independent publisher working under the guise Pegacorn Press. Printing exclusively with Risograph since 2009, she has collaborated with and published work by Al Burian, Anna Haifisch, Brontez Purnell, Mike Taylor, Sy Wagon, and Lale Westvind. Coinciding with the exhibition, Caroline and Booklyn are collaborating on compiling and archiving sixteen years of her self-published zines to be released as a limited edition box-set in May 2014.

— 3 weeks ago with 38 notes
drawing for a new zine “Down by the Bay”

drawing for a new zine “Down by the Bay”

— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
#aimee lusty 
the Mona Lisa Without a Mustache, Art in the Media Age
8 pages, saddle-stitch, full color 8.5 x 11 inches Published by Girls and Beuys Club // Aimee Lusty, 2009.
Visual interpretation/ translation of Harold Rosenberg’s 1976 essay “the Mona Lisa Without a Mustache, Art in the Media Age,” compiled from google image searching each individual word. This essay follows the descent of fine art into popular culture and its consequent transformation/deformation, as a direct result of the ease of mechanical reproduction. This work intends to “illustrate” Rosenberg’s thoughts on mass production and popular culture by using a contemporary version of the process he is describing.
- almost sold out of the second printing of this! $4 on Finders Creepers.

the Mona Lisa Without a Mustache, Art in the Media Age

8 pages, saddle-stitch, full color 
8.5 x 11 inches 
Published by Girls and Beuys Club // Aimee Lusty, 2009.

Visual interpretation/ translation of Harold Rosenberg’s 1976 essay “the Mona Lisa Without a Mustache, Art in the Media Age,” compiled from google image searching each individual word. This essay follows the descent of fine art into popular culture and its consequent transformation/deformation, as a direct result of the ease of mechanical reproduction. This work intends to “illustrate” Rosenberg’s thoughts on mass production and popular culture by using a contemporary version of the process he is describing.

- almost sold out of the second printing of this! $4 on Finders Creepers.

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#aimee lusty  #harold rosenberg  #art in the media age 

Last 6 hours of the Booklyn auction! You can currently get works by David Sandlin, Mike Taylor, STO, Re:Surgo!, Tom Burtonwood, Occuprint, Kottie Paloma, Mark Taylor, + more for under $100!!!!!! Help out a great organization and get some cool art! http://booklyn.org/auction/

— 3 weeks ago with 8 notes
#booklyn artists alliance  #fundraiser 

booklynart:

BUY.BOOKLYN.ORG has the LAST few copies of Jeans 2 for sale! 

Edited by Harris Smith 
Color + B/W 
8.5 x 11 inches 
64 pages

Amy Searles 
Alabaster 
Alex Degen “AD” 
Karissa Sakumoto 
Zach Hazard Vaupen 
Claire Donner 
Harris Smith 
Pete Toms 
Benjamin Marra 
Olivia Fox 
Steph Davidson 
Cory pappalardo 
Leah Wishnia 
Laura Perez-Harris 
Laurie Pina 
Anthony Meloro 
Madeleine Bliss 
Garrett Young 
Wiley Wiggins

and now only 2 COPIES LEFT until this edition is SOLD OUT. ORDER HERE.

— 4 weeks ago with 57 notes
#jeans comics  #leah wishnia  #harris smith  #comix 
Reminder!

ripexpo:

Less than 2 weeks left to get your applications in!

RIPExpo Exhibitor Applications are due MARCH 31st!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dDqaC7pHYcA—DvUdAaaDuG45lQNJ8tF0JAvEFBJIME/viewform

— 4 weeks ago with 15 notes