THIS warms my heart. Spanish street artist Escif traveled to Goa in an attempt to combat the prevailing negative stigma against street art in India. Escif offered to paint murals of ‘whatever you want’ outside local shops for free.
Like this portrait of Mr. Shivadatta. When Mr. Shivadatta passed away his wife Ms. Shivadatta took over his shop. She asked Escif to paint a portrait of her late husband on the facade.
The owner of Hotel Cafe Prasao Restaurant asked Escif to paint a big Veghi Talhi on their facade.
This space was shared by two women who ran a stamp shop and dental clinic. They asked Escif to paint teeth on the facade to market their dental services a little bit better.
The owner of Panjim Garage asked Escif to paint something “well”. But because of Escif’s poor English he understood it as “wheel”.
Fatima and her husband recently opened a candelabrum shop, and thus asked Escif to paint a candelabra.
Images via www.booooooom.com/
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K-pop is the best thing since sliced bread and that’s a fact. My friends might think I’m being ironic when I share my love for Korean music, but I don’t know if you watched BTS perform at the American Music Awards this year? Well. Joke’s on you dear friends. International K-pop appreciation is a now a thing.
I dreamt an incredibly vivid dream last night that I went to a dinner party and sat next to Hyuna. Naturally all I did was scream ‘I LOVE YOU SO MUCH’ repeatedly. This dream is no coincidence, because over the past couple of weeks I’ve been anticipating the release of her latest single Lip and Hip.
To give you some context, Hyuna debuted as a girl group member at the age of 14, and began her solo career in 2010, at the age of 18. Her first single as a solo artist, Bubble Pop, was a huge success. But the track’s video and performance was deemed “too sexually suggestive” by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), so promotions of the song were brought to a halt. Since then several songs and choreographies by Hyuna have been banned, such as Change and Very Hot, for being too explicit. And just to be clear. By “too explicit” they are referring to the fact that Hyuna does the split in one of the videos.
In a culture where cigarettes and tattoos are blurred out in music videos, and girls who act cute and innocent become more popular (á la Girls’ Generation) – you would think that Hyuna would be discouraged and opt for a less provocative persona. But no! Hyuna breaks just about every social norm for women in Korean society, and is super unapologetic about it. Not to mention the aesthetics of all her music videos! Watch the video for Lip & Hip below!
There are certain things I treasure in life. Art and its ancient history would be one of those things. Celebrity culture another. As much as I appreciate baroque art, I truly live and breathe for all things millennial.
Let me introduce you to internet sensation Caroline Goldfarb. She admins the viral Instagram account OfficalSeanPenn, and hosts the tv-show This Week Had Me Like. Through these channels she highlights crazy things famous people do. Caroline Goldfarb has built an entire brand on the strange psychology of celebrity.
On top of the aforementioned feats, she also creates collages. And there is nothing not to love about them. Everything from a collage of white people wearing cornrows, to a collage paying homage to the greatness that is Drake’s mother. <3 Caroline Goldfarb’s artistry is in my humble opinion an entertaining commentary on the absurdities of contemporary society, communicated through a very millennial aesthetic. Ugly? Yes. Would I still hang this on my wall? Yes, for sure.
All images are from OfficialSeanPenn on Instagram.