“I will definitely give up in two years’ time. I want to do something else, but I don’t know what yet. I want to find a new way of expressing myself …design is a dreadful form of expression.”
These are the words of legendary French designer Philippe Starck, who is ashamed to ever be involved in product design and planes to step away from the scene once he finds his new calling. He also added “everything I designed was unnecessary” during the interview with German newspaper Die Zeit Weekly claiming that design is officially dead and his revelations will cause much talk.
Thanks to Core77 for the heads up.
Home Sweet Home is a celebration of Banksy’s street art in his home city of Bristol. This book places him in the context of 3D, John Nation from the Barton Hill Settlement, Inkie, Nick Walker and the other artists and musicians who were instrumental in linking Bristol to the original New York hip hop scene.
It is the most revealing account of Banksy’s formative years and contains more than one hundred images of his Bristol art, as well as pictures of Banksy at work, many of which have never been published before.
Steve Wright, Venue magazine’s Art Editor, traces Banksy’s roots back to the rave culture of the Nineties and draws a rounded picture of an artist who is most famous for being anonymous.
Available for just 12pounds at Tangent Books, a must have for Banksy fans.
Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and Xu Beihong Museum are proud to present Xu Beihong in Nanyang, a solo exhibition on one of the most seminal figures in the history of modern Chinese painting. Featuring 90 works, selected from both public and private collections from around the world, this exhibition serves as an unprecedented opportunity to examine many of Xu’s most important works completed in Southeast Asia and India, a number of which have never been exhibited publicly before. On view 5 April through 13 July, 2008.