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Weekly Ink: Artist Homage

Welcome to the second installment of Weekly Ink!Vital Statistics: Tonya, 28, studio manager Spotted at: A dinner party Tattoo: Drawing by Yoshitomo Nara Why/When: I got it about four years ago. I just always wanted a tattoo on my arm…
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Miss Misery

The Japanese pop phenomenon known as "kawaii" encapsulates the cult of cuteness that's run amok over the last few years, but there are signs of subversion. Take the work of artist Yoshitomo Nara, whose motley cast of tots, with their…
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Artbeat

"Anne Appleby." These paintings are easy to love. Though Appleby's work has changed very little over the years, it always appears fresh, and is always a pleasure to look at. Her masterful monochromes are luminous meditations on color -- leafy…
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Artbeat

"Beniamino Bufano." It's no secret that plenty of adults enjoy entertainment created with kids in mind, which seems fine to us. And we've all known girls who were reading Jane Austen at age 12 -- also OK. But it's something…
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Culture, Art

Artbeat

"Beautiful Losers" and "Free Basin." What do 14-year-old skate rats have to do with art? Are hip hop and punk kids somehow important in the grand cultural scheme of things? And is it really cool to walk around underneath a…
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