Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 31 exhibit Philadelphia > Re-purposed functional objects

the usefulness of useless things:
Janette Laverriere, La Commune
"This exhibition examines five artists who re-invent, re-imagine, and re-purpose the use, meaning and worth of functional objects in daily life and domestic space. The result of these endeavors often begins with the implication of a utilitarian object: a vessel, a newspaper, a handkerchief, a mirror. However, by denying their primary identity, these objects change from implying a use we know to registering as 'useless' or non-functional, and acquire a new use dictated by the artist."

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Last gasp petition to keep the Barnes Collection in Merion + Related stories

Stop the vandalism before its too late « Ob Populus:
"Although the art work is scheduled to be moved by 2012 [[and the new building is nearly complete -ed.]], it is not too late to stop this act of vandalism. A petition has been filed with Judge Ott (the judge made the original decision) to reconsider his earlier decision based on the new evidence that the hearing was rigged. If the judge refuses to act, then the state legislature should get involved in the matter. Funding for the new museum should be withheld and hearings held to see if laws were broken. "

Petition to keep the Barnes Collection in Merion, PA created by Albert C. Barnes
Barnes Foundation building in Merion, PAImage via Wikipedia

Motorcyclepedia: New museum + Rat Fink in Newburgh, NY + #Motorcycle news

New museum features everything motorcycle | Westfair Online:
"Jerry Doering and his son, Ted, have assembled what is surely one of the most comprehensive and compelling collections of motorcycles – from the first Indian motorcycle built in 1901 – to an eclectic collection of bikes built by the creator of Rat Fink the late Ed “Big Daddy” Roth – at the height of the ’60s counterculture frenzy."

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The Victor Gulotta Collection of Charles Dickens + related articles

The Victor Gulotta Collection of Charles Dickens - The Fine Books Blog:
"Upcoming Heritage auction in New York City on April 7-9, rare Charles Dickens manuscript material, serialized parts, first editions, theatrical broadsides, and period photographs will find new owners (of course, if you want to get a head start or won't be in NYC, you can place bids online). Ten years in the making, this is an amazing collection, and I've taken the opportunity to talk with the collector, Victor Gulotta, about how he built the collection and why it's time to divest."

@ThePosterList - Poster design in Long Beach, CA + #Typography news

About Us: "The Poster List is a small design company, based in sunny Long Beach California.

We've been designing for the last 20 years and we love what we do. Typography, color, textures, photography...and some surfing, skateboarding, music and our love of breakfast foods.... all influence and seep into our stuff."

Rare #Houdini Poster Auction March 26 + Related articles + books

Rare Houdini Poster Up For Auction:
"A rare Houdini poster, which is one of only five such posters known to exist, is going up for sale at a Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago on March 26"

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New Woody Allen Movie poster @owenwilson1 > News: Starry Midnight in #Paris

Starry midnight in Paris - Roger Ebert's Journal

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55 Superb #Vintage "Golden Age" Posters + Poster Resources & News

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Maine Pan Man #castiron collection on display — Maine Lifestyle — Bangor

Maine Pan Man has a passion for cast iron — Maine Lifestyle — Bangor Daily News:
"Shuck is known among Maine antiquers, yard sale fans and the small but devoted community surrounding all things cast iron as the Maine Pan Man. For the better part of two decades, Shuck has traveled the highways and back roads of Maine and New England in search of pans, cake molds, Dutch ovens, trivets, griddles, cauldrons, waffle irons, candle molds, stove grills and anything else that’s ever been made from cast iron."

American Pickers video > Sumter County (GA) Nike missile + related

Sumter County man goes on American Pickers - Live, Local, Late Breaking news, weather, and sports:

"'A friend of mine who stops by pretty regular, told me that with all this stuff that you have and wanting to get rid of it, you should contact them,' he said.

Who he contacted was the American Pickers. For those who haven't seen it, it's a show where two collectors go around and pick up all sorts of stuff. Perfect for Ed. After some back and forth with the producers: 'they sent me a questionnaire, e-mailed me a bunch of stuff, to make sure I wanted to sell it, how long I had been collecting it, why I wanted to sell it,' he said.

The pickers came to Ed's place. One thing immediately caught their attention.

'I had a Nike missile, that was a surface to air missile,' he said."

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