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Posts Tagged ‘ Museum ’

‘The Diamond Boutique’. By “Creneau International”.


A diamond exhibition has been designed in Maasmechelen Village by Creneau International, and “It is a BEAUT”.  When they were assigned to create a design for a ‘Love the Diamond boutique’, this INCREDIBLE interior instructor gave life to one of the most artistic, colorful, and visually pleasing exhibitions we here at djstormsblog.com have seen to date. 

They started their design with the origin of the diamond: (crystallized) carbon.  Diamonds consist entirely of crystallized carbon. Carbon can only crystallize at extremely high temperatures and pressure; circumstances found 150 kilometers below ground. Crystallized carbon rises to the surface through volcano eruptions, sealed in volcanic rock.

The black rough stone that emerges from the heart of the earth has, after lots of grinding and polishing, a shiny core with many facets and colors. This is exactly what they see in the interior design. The walls are painted black and look like they’ve plastered them with carbon. At the center of the exposition an iridescent volume is shining in an array of colors and facets.  This can not be exemplified by photos.  This is TRULY a sight to behold.

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Contemporary Artists Fill Museum Walls with Groundbreaking Art


As fans of contemporary art, we’ve always been somewhat surprised by its lack of representation in museums. Galleries like Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California—one of our personal favorites—often share the exceptional work of artists today, but why not museums? Thankfully, Long Beach Museum of Art and Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace have teamed up, along with Jasper Hong and Pow! Wow!, to bring an extraordinary display of contemporary art to a museum setting.

With its Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibit, Long Beach Museum of Art is breaking down barriers, and setting a new trend for museums worldwide. Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson explains, “An opportunity to present an exhibition such as Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape rarely happens in a museum setting. For this exhibition the museum has, for the first time, bared its walls to show murals and paintings created by some of the top international artists working in their field.”

Scrolling down these images, you will probably recognize some of these artists as they have been featured on this site. Participating artists include: Aaron Horkey, Alex Yanes, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Brandon Shigeta, Cryptik, Esao Andrews, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Hot Tea, James Bullough, Jeff Soto, John S. Culqui, Low Bros, Meggs, Nosego, Nychos, Saber, and Tristan Eaton.

According to the museum, the exhibit “examines the current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It will feature site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who will be demonstrating the skilled and nuanced application of their craft.

Vitality and Verve aims to illuminate the sensory value and powerful practice of these artists as they transform the urban landscape around them. The meticulous renderings, the hyper-realistic imagery and patterns and the gestural strokes assert the diversity in a fully immersive experience.”

Above: James Bullough / Photo by Eugene Kim for My Modern Met

Artwork by James Bullough / Photo by Eugene Kim for My Modern Met

Artwork by Audrey Kawasaki / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Me

Artwork by Esao Andrews / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Jeff Soto / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Alex Yanes / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by C215 / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Photo by Brandon Shigeta and Vincent Ricafort/Pow! Wow! of Kamea Hadar and Reach’s collaboration / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Meggs / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Cryptik / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Andrew Schoultz / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Meggs / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Nosego / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Aaron Horkey / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by DOTS / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Matt Small / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Artwork by Hottea / Photo by Eugene Kim of My Modern Met

Guilty Mega Yacht By Jeff Koons


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Greek Cypriot industrialist and art collector Dakis Joannou who green-lighted American artist Jeff Koons and Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri to create for him this mega yacht, ’Guilty.’ The stunning looks and amenities of this 115-feet long ship, inspired by the naval camouflage used by Britain during World War I, Guilty’s yellow rhombuses, pink triangles and blue polygons become even more amazing when reflected off the water. Onboard there are 180-degree views of the envious and awestruck rest of the world, along with plenty of bedrooms filled with museum-worthy works of art.

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Art Deco 1930 KJ Henderson Custom Motorcycle


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Looking like a cross between something you’d find in a museum and something you’d find in the Batcave, this custom-made 1930 KJ Henderson Custom is the pride and joy of one Frank Westfall of Syracuse, NY. Underneath all that homespun bodywork is an inline-4 air-cooled engine, though reportedly it’s a little tough to handle. No matter, because really, the less time this beauty has to spend near careless drivers the better. Among the changes Frank made were taking the bike’s original two-tone color scheme and instead going all black. It was first unveiled at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet in 2010, and the ooh-and-ahh reverberations are still being felt.

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The Fantastical Worlds of Tim Burton at the LA County Museum of Art


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The Nightmare Before Christmas has arrived in Los Angeles’ County Museum of Art…well not exactly, but the museum did a retrospective of the career and works of the film director Tim Burton. The exhibition features over 700 pieces of art associate with Burton’s movies including puppets, storyboards, costumes, photographs, and more from both popular and little known projects from the director.

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Andreas Nicolas Fischer


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Spectral Density Estimation is a pair of sculptures commissioned by the SECCA and the Winston-Salem Symphony orchestra. Two sound recordings of the first organized tuning were taken at the last 2 orchestra performances of the 2012 / 2013 season. Each recording was analyzed and transformed into a spatial arrangement of the audio frequencies over time. The resulting geometry was then carved into a block of wood from a cedar tree, that had fallen outside the museum.

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The Museum Of Nature.


The Finnish photographer Ilkka Halso made images of the nature in a possible future for his photo series ‘Museum of Nature’. To protect the remains of nature it is protected by human made constructions. By combining nature photography and 3D manipulation he sketches a distopian future of our planet’s natural beauty.

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