When We Were Criminals

 
If you’ve ever smoked modern pot, you can definitely tip your joint to Mel Frank. A pioneer of cannabis botany (he is responsible for Durban Poison and many other genetics lines trace back to his work) and cannabis culture photographer, Mel Frank has documented he and his comrades work on the outside of the law over the past 40 years. Now for the first time, a selection of these photos are on display at M+B in Hollywood. Honest in intention, and beautifully captured, these photos are a vibe unto themselves.

On view through June 9th.
 

ArtFits (vol. 45)

 

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: RAMMΣLLZΣΣ at Red Bull Arts New York, and all the shows at Marlborough Contemporary (05/03/2018)
 

Sun Sprawl

 

Artwork by Mario Ayala and Greg Ito. On view at Club Pro Los Angeles through April 28th.
 

ArtFits (vol. 44)

 

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: Survival Research Laboratories at Marlborough Contemporary (1/6/2018)
 

Pots For Puerto Rico

 

Other Plants put together this auction of artist painted pots to benefit the Circle of Health International for aid in Puerto Rico. Available to bid on through December 18th.
 

ArtFits (vol. 43)

 

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: Adam Parker Smith (Kidnapping Incites Years of Murderous Doom), and Eric Shaw (Trails) at The Hole (10/21/2017)
 

NY4PR

 

This Thursday at the Think!Chinatown x ChaShaMa space at 384 Broadway, an Art Auction & Benefit for the victims of Hurricane Maria happens from 6 to 9 pm. Featuring a great group of artists and a meaningful cause, be sure to stop by and place a bid if you’re in the area.

More info here, and a flyer after the jump.
 

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The Saga Continues…

 

Last week our intrepid photographer (and massive Wu-Tang Clan fan), Christos, headed over to the San Remo cafe to take pics and hang out with Ghostface killah, The RZA and Cappadonna. The occasion was the release party for the Wu-Tang’s new album, The Saga Continues. The evening was pretty wild as the pictures attest.
 

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni
 

Dissection Resurrection

 
The power of mid-90s graphic design in this series of print ads from Nike.
 

Found Photos (pt. 41)

 
So this past Sunday I was riding around when I noticed a homeless man holding a tin in his hand. The tin looked like a bulk film tin. I rode over to him and saw a bunch of cardboard boxes and a couple more of those tins. I opened one tin. It was full of slides! I took one out and held it to the sun. It was an 1980’s porn photograph! So I pulled out another, and another slide, they were all 1980’s porn!! I gotta get that other one too I thought… so I asked the homeless man “Hey man, do you want that tin your holding? I’ll give ya a five for it.” He looked at me, I handed him $5.00. He walked down the alley headed to the store. I put his tin in my bag and the other three tins in my bag. Here’s a selection I chose for you. Pretty good score for $5.00

—Dave Schubert

 
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{Note: Nudity}
 

Designing For Nature

 
Selections from the Modern Archivist’s collection of NPS Maps.
 

ArtFits (vol. 42)

 

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins, and Devin Troy Strother at Marlborough Gallery (09/07/2017)