Scientist – Scientist meets the Space Invaders (1981) Scientist – Scientist rids the World of the evil curse of the Vampires (1981) Scientist – Scientist wins the world cup (1982) Scientist and Jammy – Scientist and Jammy strike back (1983) Youtube Playlist of Scientist. A few album covers with amazing artwork and [...]
Artwork by Romare Bearden (September 2, 1911 – March 12, 1988) an African-American artist and writer, best known for his collage work.
Some work by one my favorite Graphic Designers Herb Lubalin.
Tom Wesselmann was known as the “pleasure painter”. I first encountered his art in the pages of Avante-Garge Magazine . Simple clean pop graphic imagery, with a sense of humor … and some sexiness! have a look …..
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) The Breakfast Club (1985) Sixteen Candles (1984) Vacation (1983) writer Weird Science (1985) Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) Uncle Buck (1989) Les Paul Slash Eric Clapton Pete Townshend Jimmy Page Kieth Richards Marc Bolan Ace Frehley Remembering two greats and huge influencers of popular culture, that passed away this week; Les [...]
Heinz Edelmann dies at 75; art director for the 1968 Beatles film ‘Yellow Submarine’
Julius Shulman dies at 98; celebrated photographer of modernist architecture.
Grammy Award winning Art Director and Designer, Tom Wilkes, Dies at 69.
Thau in Canada circa 84. Don’t Stop to you get enough I Can’t Help It (Tangoterje Re-edit) – Michael Jackson We all loved Michael and grew up on his music, despite his later issues he was a huge influence on pop culture and breaking down boundaries. I don’t think there will be anyone of his scale [...]
Two of my favorite designers from art school were Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky. They were part of the Construct movement of Russia in the early 1900′s. They rejected art for art’s sake, and put their art into a social context. Constructivism was the parent of the modernist movement that later developed at the bauhaus, and the great grandfather for a [...]
Painter Robert Colescott was the first black American to represent the United States in the Venice Bienalle. He died at age 83. Known for reworking European and American masterpieces, his paintings were full of humor and his colorful style. View more of Robert Colescott’s work and his obituary HERE.
After the last post thought I’d sneak a few photos of Sister Corita’s prints from the amazing collection at Immaculate Heart College Art Department. All religion isn’t bad. Prints circa 1968.
Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool Opening Reception and Party Friday, May 15 Members’ Preview: 6-7 pm with remarks by artist Barkley L. Hendricks and Trevor Schoonmaker, curator of contemporary art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Public Opening: 7-11 pm Featuring music by Thee Mike B and Brian Waters from [...]
Elizabeth Colomba is a part of the group exhibition enitiled “Cooperative”, opening tonight at the Pounder-Kone Art Space, 3407 Glendale Blvd (Atwater Village), Los Angeles, Ca 90039 View more of Elizabeth’s painting and drawings HERE
What’s Going On? Oil, acrylic on canvas Napoleon Oil on Canvas Black Flag Oil on Canvas Before Kehinde Wiley there was Barkley L. Hendricks.
Maybe best known for his Marvin Gaye artwork for I Want You, collaborations with Bill Withers and sketching out the character JJ Walker in Good Times, Ernie Barnes was a great American painter. Read more about Ernie Barnes HERE
Odetta – Hit or Miss
Respect to Miriam Makeba
Actor/comedian Rudy Ray Moore, better known as Dolemite, has died in Akron, Ohio. He was 81.
Respect to Levi Stubbs, lead vocalist of the Four Tops, who passed away this week at his home in Detroit.
Went to a next level listening party of Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak last night. This was a collaboration between Kanye and artist Vanessa Beecroft, produced by Kanye’s creative man, Willo Perron. It started off with everyone being lead from a waiting room to the second level of a parkcade type structure ( the unfinished [...]
Princeton and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman just won the Nobel Economics prize. HVW8 has always been a fan of Paul Krugman and his views. We have included him in our Political Minded shows since 2004. Respect where respect is due.
Jerry Wexler, the influential Atlantic Records producer who coined the term “rhythm and blues”, passed away at 91.
The legendary Isaac Hayes has dies at age 65 in Memphis.
Political Minded 4 Los Angeles mural 2004 Political Minded 2 Montreal mural 2003 Noam Chomsky 2003 (From Political Minded 1 – San Francisco) Shirin Ebadi 2003 Since 2003, HVW8 Art Installation has produced a series of shows titled “Political Minded”. Look for more PM shows on the horizon ……
Today is the 400th birthday of Quebec City. HVW8 Was born in Montreal and have painted a few prominent Quebecers in our day …. Romeo Dallaire Rene Levesque Pierre Trudeau Charlie Biddle
Some recent icon pieces in the HVW8 tradition painted live by Gene Starship and Luc Paradis at the Bonnaroo music festival. Blues Legends – BB King, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley; Funk Stars – Maceo Parker, Chaka Khan, George Clinton; American Song Writers – Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe and Willie Nelson.
Though he passed a few weeks ago, still wanted to pay trubute to the liberator Sonny Okosuns.
Two great heavyweights of fashion and music passed away this week. Respect to Bo Diddley and Yves St Laurent.
(AP Photo) Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving are shown in this January 26, 1965 file photograph, Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, died Friday, May 2, 2008 at her home in rural Milford, her daughter said Monday, May [...]
“Obama” By HVW8 AI (44″ x 30″) Dali Lamma by Gene Pendon
Ed Ruscha The art form has long been given up for dead, but just because New York no longer dominates the scene doesn’t mean it’s failing. Young artists in L.A. help it thrive. …… Painting gets a broader brush An interesting piece about the history of painting in L.A, the beginning of the “Cool School, [...]
Some shots from the amazing revolutionary artwork of Emory Douglas, on now at MOCA.
Taking photos of and for Warhol, Graffiti in 1970, Knoll furniture catalogs, portraits, sustainable living book, John Naar did some amazing work. Jon Naar
On urban canvas, 2 art forms collide. from the LA Times, June 18th. Art, Money, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, and the Quest for Clarity from ArtBuisness.com I like the first article where it states about the first sign real estate agents look for of a neighbourhood being gentrified is when wheat pasting starts replacing graffiti. Time [...]