Inside a Must-See Pop Surrealism Show

Over a week ago, we told you about an exciting new group show in Los Angeles that brings together some of the biggest and brightest names in the Lowbrow or Pop Surrealism art movement all together in one place. In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City asked 50+ artists from around the world to create a special piece. Called Zero to Sixty, the show opened on July 1, 2011 with a bang!

We asked photographer Brandon Shigeta, who you may remember as the one who shot Haroshi’s skateboard deck art, to cover the opening reception of Zero to Sixty on behalf of My Modern Met.

Shigeta just sent us these exclusive photos. Can you pick out the work of some of your favorite artists? (I’m a fan of Luke Cheh’s new piece!)

If you’re in Los Angeles, drop by Corey Helford in Culver City from now till July 13 to catch this must-see group exhibition. For more information, head on over to the gallery’s website.

January 18, 2017

Animal-Friendly Vegan Tattoos Celebrate Nature with Delicately Inked Illustrations

Body art professionals, like Anna Sica, are turning to animal-free inks to create beautiful vegan tattoos. If you’re vegan, you know that when it comes to animal-friendliness, not all commodities are created equally. While assuring the absence of animal products in things like food, cosmetics, and clothing is standard practice for seasoned vegans, many are unaware that body art requires research, too. To make pigments pop, many tattoo inks include bone char, gelatin, and shellac, each of which is derived from various animals.

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January 17, 2017

Zebra Shark Living in Isolation for 4 Years Gives Birth Without a Male Partner

It started like a typical love story. Two zebra sharks, living happily together for 12 years and producing 24 pups. Then, circumstance ripped them apart, leaving the female in her own, isolated tank. But here’s where the story takes a twist. After living alone since 2012, Leonie the female zebra shark give birth to three pups in early 2016. Just how was this possible?

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