HDTS Gem & Mineral fundraising auction ends today!

February 16 2015 . 07:10pm


Bid on an artist’s rock!  HDTS is holding a silent auction of artist-painted and altered rocks, being held in the spirit of artists Scott and Tyson Reeder’s project General Store Rocks (originally featured in Amy and Wendy Yao’s Art Swap Meet at the HDTS 2004 event). A selection of artists, including many HDTS artists and collaborators, have contributed original “painted rocks” to be auctioned in support of High Desert Test Sites. Email your bid to info@highdeserttestsites.com by 5pm PST today, or bid in person today from 12-5pm at Riverside Studios in LA – part of the HDTS Gem & Mineral Expo fundraising event (we still have plenty of great deals on gems & minerals, plus Sunday mimosas!)

View artist rocks up for auction here.

Participating artists include:

Adrienne Adar
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Katie Bachler
Tanya Brodsky
Jedediah Caesar
Akina Cox
N. Dash
Bob Dornberger
Shari Elf
Alyse Emdur
Claire L. Evans
Cayetano Ferrer
Katie Grinnan
Emilie Halpern
Steve Halterman
Katie Herzog
Matt Merkel Hess
Bettina Hubby
Daniel Ingroff
Patrick Jackson
Emily Joyce
Alice Könitz
Molly Larkey
Candice Lin
Jay Lizo
Karen Lofgren
Shana Lutker
Alison O’Daniel
Michael Parker
Corrina Peipon
Paul Pescador
Sarah Rara
Fay Ray
Samantha Roth
Kathleen Ryan
Lindsay August-Salazar
Pascual Sisto
LeRoy Stevens
Glen Steigelman
Julie Tolentino
Richard Turner
Amy Yao
Amanda Yates Garcia
Vanesa Zendejas

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Special thanks to Riverside Studios, Bob Dornberger, Mark X Farina, Megan Plunkett, Catharine Stebbins, Gabie Strong, and all of the amazing artists who donated rocks! 

For more information visit our website at www.highdeserttestsites.com

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New HPM by Victor Reyes titled Broken Cage available now at www.ArtHeist.com

February 15 2015 . 01:15am


Victor Reyes
Broken Cage, 2015
12 color Screenprint, all hand touched with Gouache
Arches 88 French mouldmade heavyweight archival paper
30″ x 22″
Signed and numbered by artist
Certified by Art Heist
Edition of 38

Available now at: ArtHeist.com

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Barry McGee x Beats by Dre | Pill 2.0 Speakers

February 13 2015 . 07:59pm

As a part of the Apple Artist Series, Barry McGee has unleashed his creativity on a limited edition version of the Beats by Dre Pill 2.0. With a bold and distinctive design, in a white and red colorway, McGee’s signature geometric patterns adorn the speaker. One of McGee’s trademark characters are exclusively painted on as well, as a part of this rare partnership. Enjoy your music through a specially designed Pill 2.0, which retails for $199 USD, sold exclusively at Apple retail stores and Apple.com.


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Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart paint a 9 story wall in Port Adelaide during the Wonder Walls Festival

February 12 2015 . 09:04am

“Here is the final shot of the 9 story wall Elliot Francis Stewart and I painted in Port Adelaide during the Wonder Walls Festival. It was a trying but exciting experience and we are both so stoked to have had this opportunity.

The wall is an ode to the history of the area and we tried our very best to include many things. Firstly the text reads: “Ngadluku Kaurna Miyurna Kaurna Yarta tampinthi. Marni niina pudni Kaurna yarta-ana pudni. Pukipirra tarrkarri mankutitya’dlu tirkanthi.” Translated into English that means “Let’s recognise Kaurna People and Kaurna Land. It’s good that you came to Kaurna land. Learn from the past so that we can grasp the future.”

Considering the past of the region and how affected Kaurna and other
indigenous people have been, I think this is such an incredible sentiment to have and feel honoured to have been given the task of painting these words. Ironically (and as always there’s a serendipitous aspect to every large wall I paint) we completed this on Australia Day.

The figure Elliot painted is looking back into the past with her arm extended out clutching some of the earth. Within the soil is some of the objects we found on the ground around our site, mainly birds eggs, feathers and skulls. The entire cycle of birdlife was visibly represented at our feet and we felt that was poetic. She has a hammer in one hand and a tool belt, this is an ode to Port Adelaide’s more recent past as an industrial centre but also represents
the rejuvenation the area is going through currently. She has one foot in the past, that knee is ripped and one foot forward, the tear on that knee has been patched up with the Indigenous flag.

We would like to extend a huge thanks to Uncle Lewis O’Brien for preparing the text for us, Jack Buckskin (who is doing so much work to define Kaurna as a written & spoken language) for making sure the spelling was current, Joel
Moore and Jane Marr for co-ordinating and making this mural happen. Also Digby and Sam for operating the lifts and keeping us company for a week. Thank you.”

Askew One

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VNA Magazine annouces newest issue #29 cover featured by Cleon Peterson

February 12 2015 . 08:50am

VNA Magazine just announced the release info about their newest issue #29. With Cleon Petersen as their cover artist, they picked his hometown of LA to celebrate the launch. The event will be held at Subliminal Projects, this Valentines Day, Saturday Feb. 14th, between 6-9pm.

This issue features an extensive report on Peterson and his violently bacchanalian work that echoes the brutality he sees in society. Other articles include a look into work of legendary street photographer, Ricky Powell and the co-founder of Alife clothing turned book designer, Tony Arcabascio, a peek at the nature-loving Jessica Albarn and a look at the latest street work from London, San Juan and Las Vegas. Plus, included is a retrospective on the work of Ron English and the low-brow lowdown Detroit kingpins Inner State Gallery.

Find out more info at arrestedmotion.com | verynearlyalmost.com

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