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 This is a great video produced for the Detroit News by Donna Terek.

1st collector for Fly by Night Artists decide to stay in Detroit
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Detroit is the kind of city that you really need to sink your teeth into. You can’t just figure it out in a drive by or weekend get-away you need some time to get to know the local haunts and the best scavenge piles. Me and my peeps have got a bunch of press lately… we made the cover of the Detroit Metro Times with a huge story by Michael Jackman and Donna Terek has featured us in her column Donna’s Detroit for the Detroit News.

photo by Donna Terek

Juxtapose magazine also did a little follow-up about the “Treasure Nest” on the blog which you can check out here and all of the photos were taken by Faythe Levine: gallerist, blogger, filmmaker, photographer, author of Hand Made Nation, and expert on all things DIY. Also check out Fecal Face Dot COM To see more of Faythe’s photos and Monica Canilao’s solo show at the SkyHigh gallery in Milwaukee and our Detroit Treasure Nest!!

photo by Faythe Levine
So like I have said before if you are interested in visiting and or helping out on this big project please send me a comment – Detroit will love you too

I had heard a lot of talk recently about the dirt cheep properties located in and around Detroit and started seriously entertaining the idea of what life would be like living there. When I found out that friends Monica Canilao, Harrison, Ben Wolf, and Swoon  had been invited to do a project with Power House Productions and Juxtapose magazine, it was the perfect opportunity to get down there and check it out for myself. $100 House ABC News

The photos of the remnants of abandoned buildings of Detroit city remind me of the desolate scapes of Chernobyl, beautiful decay and silence. Detroit seen here through the eyes of french photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre who will be publishing this and other images in their upcoming book entitled “The Ruins of Detroit” (December 2010)


Pictured above is the blue house which has now been named “The Treasure Nest” in a certain stage of progress. So free and magical, an almost utopic idea come to fruition, creating a living breathing artwork, social sculpture. I’m so excited to be a part of building this project, this house, this neighborhood, this city….. when I saw it my mind started racing and hasn’t stopped. Above photo taken by Todd Seelie. I’m sure you will be hearing more about this project as it develops and if you are interested in visiting Detroit and or joining this project please leave a comment!

I can’t believe this song was first recorded by The Monkeys! I guess Taj just oozes blues…. I love him and thought this was an appropriate song for a blog called “yesterday is already gone”

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Faster, stronger, laster, longer! When I took my ride on the Regurgitator I went crazy fast but not long enough to vomit.
If you missed seeing my ride in Miami click here to view.

Doyle’s style of sculpture/performance/interactive art is something that has to be experienced and felt in person. His art gives off a very powerful energy that does not translate very well through print or even video formats. Doyle uses materials that have already lived an entire life previous to becoming part of his artwork which gives the pieces an eerie lingering soul that almost attaches to you during an interaction.

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Recently Ryan Doyle was part of a group show that I curated in Vancouver, BC. Slivers, Shivers, & Snake Skin his first Canadian art world showing.
Want more of Doyle? click here

Exposition of the Ukrainian Pavilion at 53rd Venice Biennial
The Ukrainian pavilion was the one I kept talking about this summer when I was in Venice. Anyone who asked me which pavilion they shouldn’t miss Ukraine was my answer. It really was able to pull you into an environment of whimsy and magic – I was describing it as a surrealist house of horrors.
Ukraine is also home to my favorite billionaire! Victor Pinchuk #246 on Forbes list of Billionaires

Victor Pinchuk (left) pictured here with wife Elena and artist Damien Hirst


This is the man behind the biggest and soon to be most important art prize of this century. With a winning purse of $100,000 and secondary prizes of $20,000 shortlisted artists will be asked to participate in an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev. As if that wasn’t good enough the most interesting and possibly most important part of the prize is that the winner will be mentored by some of Pinchuk’s favorite artists Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andreas Gursky, and Takashi Murakami.
You can watch a short video of the mentoring artists talking about their involvement with the prize on the new website www.futuregenerationartprize.org
You can also check out the other great things he is doing through his foundation pinchukfund.org

Applications will be accepted from artists under 35 starting Jan 18 – April 18 2010 through the art prize website www.futuregenerationartprize.org so get it together and apply!

I was on tour with some Black Labels in Miami. The Cast: Doyle – artist and builder extraordinaire and the hugest member of Black Label bc. Mike Jirish – the meanest mf piece of trailer trash i ever met and member of Black Label Reno. Ian – an artist and curator who certainly knows how to handle it! We got some good hollas – a few “Brooklyn!”‘s and just as many “Zarah!”s


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Ellis Gallagher is a wicked street artist who likes to play with fire and side walk chalks. I met him in Miami where he was included in SCOPE art fair, the Squishy Universe, and a bunch of others. This man is in high demand and for good reason. Check out his site for more works – ellis gallagher dot com

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I just discovered this video and it is pettie coo dare! This large scale stop motion animation is super smooth with a pretty high production value and keeps your attention for almost all of the 8 minutes – well it does loop. Sweet and Huge!
www.blublu.org

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Hey Yall – meet one of my favorite new artists Richie Wislocky from NJ. He likes playing with lazerz, feathers, dreams, music, hot/spicy glue, and meows. Enjoy!

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