PAPER MAG: Meet the Original Gangsters

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rudePaulSqueezing all 37 of these artists, visionaries, icons and iconoclasts into our September 30th anniversary issue was about the best birthday present we can imagine. (Shooting everywhere from Wyoming to Tokyo was a sweet party favor.) But as Patti Smith suggests in this feature, this is no exhaustive list. OGs are everywhere: some have already changed the world, some are building toward their moment and some are reading this magazine right now. So to the OGs featured here, and to all fierce, fabulous trailblazers out there, this one’s for you.

AZZEDINE ALAIAPEDRO ALMODOVARSARAH ANDELMANANDRÉ BALAZSJOHN BALDESSARIAFRIKA BAMBAATAAKLAUS BIESENBACHDANNY BOWIENRICHARD BRANSONNICK CAVELARRY CLARKJEFFREY DEITCHDAVE EGGERS HERBIE FLETCHERHIROSHI FUJIWARA KIM GORDONJEAN-PAUL GOUDEBETHANN HARDISON DEBBIE HARRYANGEL HAZEJAMES JEBBIAMICHELE LAMYGIORGIO MORODERSHIRIN NESHATRICK OWENSMARISSA PATERNOSTERRUPAULJEREMY SCOTTCINDY SHERMANJENNY SLATEPATTI SMITHSHANE SMITHPAT TENOREALICE WATERS JOHN WATERSOLIVIER ZAHM

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Holy Murals designed by Monks

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Tibetan Monks Use Millions of Grains of Sand to Create Breathtaking Murals

As part of a tour put on by an organization called The Mystical Arts of Tibet, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from India recently visited the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas.

They were there for a weeklong residency during which they constructed this magnificent Tantric Buddhist mandala sandpainting.

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Photography by Brooke DiDonato

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Dreamy Photography by Brooke DiDonato 

Today we’re delighted to showcase the work of NYC based 23-year-old fine art and portrait photographer Brooke DiDonato. Already earning her BA in photojournalism, DiDonato’s dreamy photos seamlessly blur the lines between fantasy and real-life.

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Wow…a Tapestry App, fantabulous!

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Read my first story (of nothing) featured on tapestryapp ^^
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3D Pencil Drawings by Ben Heine

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SPOTLIGHT: 3D Pencil Drawings by Ben Heine

Awesome Belgian artist Ben Heine created ‘Pencil vs Camera’, a work that mixes drawing and photography to create some fascinating imagery. – – See  & Read More → 

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Russian poster for Death Loop, 1929.

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Stenberg Brothers, poster for Death Loop, 1929Stenberg Brothers, poster for Death Loop, 1929. Top: detail of the Stenbergs’ poster for A Perfect Gentleman, 1928. Courtesy GRAD Gallery for Russian Arts and Design and AntikBar. (via Eye Magazine | Blog | Colours of Soviet film posters)

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Baroque Art by Claudia Rogge

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artsyPHOTOGRAPHY: Images of the Human Form

German artist Claudia Rogge digitally transforms her photography to create patterned and rapturous images of masses of people.

Often the subject matter of her work appears bleak or apocalyptic, but ultimately portrays the vulnerable beauty of these deliberately arranged human figures.

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GaGaLicious Gaga on Pop Art

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ART: Robert Wilson Turns Lady Gaga Into Art at The Louvre

A pop artist as the subject of fine art recreating fine art, which in subject and theory serves as an allegory for the identity of the pop artist. Art and pop happening at the same damn time.  – –

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“I want to have an exhibition at The Louvre with all my fashions and technologies. I´d want it to be like art pieces with explanations and inspirational references. I want to do things that have nothing to do with my own artistic ego.” Lady Gaga (2010) – See more at: http://www.wetheurban.com/post/67985499397/art-robert-wilson-turns-lady-gaga-into-art-at-the#sthash.A8IongGx.dpuf
“I want to have an exhibition at The Louvre with all my fashions and technologies. I´d want it to be like art pieces with explanations and inspirational references. I want to do things that have nothing to do with my own artistic ego.” Lady Gaga (2010) – See more at: http://www.wetheurban.com/post/67985499397/art-robert-wilson-turns-lady-gaga-into-art-at-the#sthash.A8IongGx.dpuf
“I want to have an exhibition at The Louvre with all my fashions and technologies. I´d want it to be like art pieces with explanations and inspirational references. I want to do things that have nothing to do with my own artistic ego.” Lady Gaga (2010) – See more at: http://www.wetheurban.com/post/67985499397/art-robert-wilson-turns-lady-gaga-into-art-at-the#sthash.A8IongGx.dpuf

Introducing ‘Adam Santana’

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adam santanaAdam Santana was born and raised in Oxnard, California. Since the tender age seven, Adam sparked a strong interest in Art. His dream since then was to bring his imagination to life in any way shape or form possible. Through out his childhood years he stayed and continued working at his passion in different ways. Adam was inspired by Walt Disney and his creative mind. Animation was a challenge that would bring his art work to another level. Adam graduated from The Art Institute of Los Angeles. Attending the school took his raw talent and simply brought it life. During his stay, he learned the craft of animation, 2D and 3D. as well as learning multiple programs for special effects, video and other multimedia such as Photoshop, Maya, 3D Max , After Effects just to name a few. Adam was hand selected by the school to be a part of the animation team “Red Giant”. “Red Giant” is the group of top artist and animators at The Art Institute of Los Angeles, which is put together by to two of the top teachers.

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This vintage 1950’s ad packed in ALL the ‘chuckles’ for me. Holla-h !

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There are just too many dick jokes to unpack here.

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John William Walters, illustrator

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Edvard Munch, The Kiss, 1897

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Edvard Munch, The Kiss, 1897Edvard Munch (Norwegian pronunciation[ˈmʉŋk]) is a 1974 biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch, written and directed by Peter Watkins. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks NRK and SVT, but subsequently gained an American theatrical release in a three-hour version in 1976. The film covers about thirty years of Munch’s life, focusing on the influences that shaped his art, particularly the prevalence of disease and death in his family and his youthful affair with a married woman. The film was screened at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn’t entered into the main competition. – – Info ©ourtesy of Wikipedia

Photography: Colorless Black Men

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