Hyung Koo Kang is a Korean contemporary painter best known for his hyper realistic portraits of iconic personalities from history. He graduated from the Painting department of Chungang University in Seoul, Korea.
Kang’s portraits of famous people such as Pablo Picasso, Audrey Hepburn are actually works of composite-realism rather than photo-realism. These works are created through the artist’s direct and indirect understanding of the character. Kang’s works exhibited several means of mixed medium with illusionary photo-realism, allowing the audience to interact with the artwork.
A cool video about the reproduction of the iconic, perfectly designed 1960′s IBM wall clock. The lowdown: “Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. partnered with IBM to exclusively produce their iconic 1960s standard issue wall clock. The clock is a faithful reproduction of the classic IBM clocks found in offices, warehouses and schools during the mid-20th century. Hand assembled in Schoolhouse Electric’s Portland, Oregon Factory, it is constructed with a USA made spun steel case, domed glass lens, and the original graphic hands and faceplate design. Operated by a Quartz movement with a red, continuous sweep second hand.”
As part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, the iconic and famed Orson Welles masterpiece, Citizen Kane, will be shown at Hearst Castle, the former home of the media giant whom Welles based his character in Kane. The film will be screened on March 9 at the visitor center theater, “with the blessing of the late William Randolph Hearst’s family.” Really, there are many great reasons to visit Hearst Castle, but to see Citizen Kane? Sign us up.
In one of those moments where you realize a sacred part of you is owned by Disney, there is a Joy Division inspired shirt with the image of Mickey on it being sold on Disney’s site. The Disney store actually reads “”Inspired by the iconic sleeve of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album, this Waves Mickey Mouse Tee incorporates Mickey’s image within the graphic of the pulse of a star. That’s appropriate given few stars have made bigger waves than Mickey!”
Ericailcane, who is currently showing at FIFTY24SF Gallery, with his solo show “We Were Living In the Woods,” made his way up to Bolinas, California to paint on the infamous beach walls that circle the entire Bolinas coastline this past weekend. The Citrus Report caught a few pictures of the piece as it was finished… as you can see the piece has the iconic features of Erica’s work, with a new touch of a walrus added to the equation. More to come…
Iconic Los Angeles punk band Bad Religion celebrates their 30 year (1980-2010) career anniversary with multiple-night shows at House of Blues in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego and Las Vegas beginning March 17.
This 18″ x 24″ screen-printed anniversary poster featuring artwork by artist Munk One is available during the tour.
Signed and numbered Artist edition Available now at the munkone.com shop
“BR 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY POSTER” by MUNK ONE. (Signed and Numbered)
Bad Religion Anniversary poster