Mike Stilkey’s 24-Foot Tall Book Art Sculpture + More!

Mike Stilkey’s new solo exhibit opened this month in Hong Kong. After spending time creating a high-end retail boutique exhibit in the city earlier this year, he decided to take on an even bigger challenge and cover the entire ground floor of Hong Kong’s Times Square, a 12-story major shopping center and office tower complex.

Stilkey is well-known for his site-specific painted book installations. His playful characters and scenes are created in his signature style and he forms them with mixed inks, colored pencils, paint, and lacquer painted across piles and piles of books.

This solo exhibit includes Stilkey’s largest body of work. Many new pieces include a 24-foot tall installation which can be seen from all major floors of the shopping center, as well as other large and small book sculptures, paintings, and paper pieces. More than 200,000 daily visitors will be wowed by Silkey’s incredible talents, a collection which he has dubbed Full of Smiles and Soft Attentions.

Mike Stilkey’s website
via [Arrested Motion]

December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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