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This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids

This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs through March 12.


More pics at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuart_addelsee/6643534481/in/photostream/
And: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuart_addelsee/6643532207/in/photostream/

I saw my neighbor mowing his lawn today.

In Iowa.

In January.

I, like many, have been pretty good at pretending that we (humanity) would be able to take action against global warming. But I'm not so sure anymore.

Peter Frampton's Dream Guitar (of Frampton Comes Alive fame) , Recovered 32 Years Later

The story begins in 1970, when Frampton and his old band Humble Pie scored a gig playing two sets a night at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Frampton says the first night was a rough go: The guitar he was using fed back at loud volumes and made soloing a chore. After the show, an audience member approached him and offered to help.

"He said, 'Well, look, I have a Les Paul that I've sort of modified myself a little. Would you like to try it tomorrow?'" Frampton tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "I said, 'Well, I've never really had much luck with Les Pauls, but you know what? At this point, I'll try anything.'"


That guitar — a shiny black number with an added pickup — became Frampton's signature instrument. He continued to use it with Humble Pie, and in his solo material, played it almost exclusively for years. It even made the cover of his classic 1976 live album, Frampton Comes Alive!


In 1980, while Frampton was on tour in South America, the guitar was put on a cargo plane in Venezuela, en route to Panama. The plane crashed right after takeoff.

"Basically I'm thinking, 'It's gone,'" Frampton recalls. "But the thing is, I'm also sitting in a restaurant where I can see the pilot's wife. She's waiting in the hotel for her husband, who, unfortunately, didn't make it. So we were all overcome, because people lost their lives as well as our complete stage of gear."

What Frampton didn't know is that the guitar had survived....

Read more: http://www.npr.org/2012/01/07/144799712/framptons-dream-guitar-recovered-decades-later
Or Listen: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=144799712&m=144840341


Take a break from the moran olympics and enjoy some "culture" (dialup warning)

The website http://www.booooooom.com/ had a contest to remake a famous work of art using photography.

There were a LOT of great submissions. I'll post a few, but to see the variety and talent go to: http://www.booooooom.com/2011/10/04/remake-submissions/ (it may take a while to load them all)

Picasso's “Weeping Woman” remake by Frances Adair Mckenzie

Frida Kahlo's “The Two Fridas” remake by Claire Ball

Lichtenstein's “Woman in Bath” remake by Andrew Tamlyn

Joan Miro's “Young Woman Escaping” remake by Alma and Ed

Van Gogh's “Bedroom in Arles” remake by Joshua Louis Simon

Matisse's “Dance” remake by Samantha Madonik

El Greco's “Gentleman with his hand on his chest” remake by Jodi Tychkowsky

MORE! http://www.booooooom.com/2011/10/04/remake-submissions/

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