Daily Archives: November 1, 2011

Park Sung Tae

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Park Sung Tae

Mr. Park uses fine wire mesh to cre­ate his instal­la­tions, the del­i­cately woven wires accen­tu­ate the con­tours of the fig­ures while lights pen­e­trate to cast shad­ows…

via Curbs and Stoops:  Park Sung Tae x ArtGate Gallery

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Stanley Green

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Stanley Green 

 Stanley Owen Green (22 February 1915 – 4 December 1993), known as the Protein Man, was a human billboard who became a well-known figure in London, England, during the latter half of the 20th century.

For 25 years, Green patrolled Oxford Street in the West End, carrying a placard that advocated “Less Lust, By Less Protein: Meat Fish Bird; Egg Cheese; Peas Beans; Nuts. And Sitting,” though the wording—and punctuation—changed slightly over the years. Arguing that protein made people lustful and aggressive, his solution was “protein wisdom,” a low-protein diet for “better, kinder, happier people.” For a few pence, passers-by could purchase his 14-page pamphlet, Eight Passion Proteins with Care, which reportedly sold 87,000 copies over 20 years, its front cover observing, “This booklet would benefit more, if it were read occasionally.”

Green became one of London’s much-loved eccentrics, though his campaign to suppress desire, as one commentator put it, was not invariably popular, leading as it did to two arrests for obstruction and the need to wear green overalls to protect himself from spit. He nevertheless took great delight in his local fame

Photos via Nad + Norman Craig 

 

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Barry McGee

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Barry McGee

Fus­ing together found and invented imagery, tags and assorted objects Barry McGee draws on a range of influ­ences includ­ing the Mex­i­can mural­ists, tramp art, the graf­fiti artists of the 70’s and 80’s and the San Fran­cisco Beat poets to cre­ate a unique visual lan­guage. The work has the strong imme­di­ately rec­og­niz­able visual sig­na­ture of the best graf­fiti art, but is also enor­mously poetic and evoca­tive. It com­mu­ni­cates the artist’s strong empa­thy with peo­ple who have been left behind by con­tem­po­rary soci­ety. Also known by his street name, twist, Barry McGee has a large fol­low­ing in the street art community.

via Curbs and Stoops + ratio3

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