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“Anomaly” – Realistic Oil Paintings of Fabled Characters and Creatures In The Modern World by Matthew Grabelsky

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In the vein of the TV show “Once Upon a Time” or the graphic novel series “Fables”, Matthew Grabelsky‘s oil paintings show a wide variety of mythical and fairy tale creatures in the modern world. The painting style and locations are extremely realist, but the characters and situations are surreal, which is an absolutely interesting combination. They show a mix of humans, animals, and anthropomorphic characters and many of these paintings feature human/beast couples. Seeing these creatures alongside people is both comical and cool.

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Self-Portraits that pays Homage to Van Gogh, Lempicka, Malevich, Klimt, Klimt, Kahlo, Picasso

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A series of self-portraits that pays homage to great artists such Degas, Picasso, Klimt, and Van Gogh. The images combine her knowledge of photography, painting techniques, and digital manipulation to capture the style of each artist and by using herself as the artist’s model, Katerina Belkina becomes not just a spectator but a participant as well.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2015 Highlights

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Much has been said about Hannah Davis’ provocative pose on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, with pundits describing it as overly suggestive. A few other of the models are making their own headlines, like Caroline Wozniacki. The fifth ranked women’s tennis player, joins a list of current and former WTA players who’ve elected to wield a bikini in favor of a racquet. The latest edition of the magazine features a drove of returning favorites like Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Chrissy Teigen and more.

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“Abuela” – New Mural from EL MAC x KOFIE x NUKE in Los Angeles’ Art District

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A new mural by Street Artists El Mac, Kofie and Nuke went up in LA on this weeks tuesday. The wall which has a portrait of an older woman of Navajo descent (marked by her turquoise necklace) now looms over the Arts District in Los Angeles between Traction and E. 4th Street on S. Hewitt.

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“Sunsets” feat. Tianna Gregory by Photographer Martin Murillo

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Check out the latest Set called “Sunsets” taken by Los Angeles-based photographer Martin Murillo aka Martin Depict in Venice Beach. The colors in this set came out perfect and absolutely everything fits, down to the colors of model Tianna Gregory’s bikini and the contrast on the sand.

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“Sin City 10.8K” – Astonishing Aerial Shots of Las Vegas by Vincent Laforet

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“The scary part was to open the door and slide out of the helicopter at 9,000 ft.,” says Vincent Laforet, the photographer and filmmaker behind a series of new dizzying and surreal images of Las Vegas shot at night called “Sin City 10.8K”. To shoot this series of never-before-seen images, Laforet had to get as far away and as high as possible – while taking into account that Las Vegas is already 2,000 ft. above sea level. But, the resulting images make the whole ordeal of shooting at such an altitude worth it.

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“EVERYONE’S A CRITIC” – Vintage Photographs Hijacked by Artist David Lyle

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Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present EVERYONE’S A CRITIC, a new body of work by artist David Lyle. Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950’s and 1960’s America – not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist. In EVERYONE’S A CRITIC, we see how Lyle’s methodology combined with his acerbic wit creates an altered reality rife with cynicism and bursting with humor. Lyle is impeccably faithful to the vintage photographs that inspire his work – until a point, in which he instills a cultural reference so familiar, yet iconoclastic, as to leave the viewer wincing, laughing, or really thinking — often it is all three.

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$95 Million Park Avenue Apartment in Manhattan, New York City

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The penthouse apartment is located at 432 Park Avenue in Manhattan, one of the world’s most premiere addresses. The building, designed by famed architect Rafael Vinoly, rises 1396 feet high, making it the highest residential building in the Western hemisphere.

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Coffee Stain Illustrations by California Artist Carter Asmann

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California artist Carter Asmann creates beautiful pencil drawings from his coffee stains on his Instagram account.

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“Faces” – Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings by Erica Elan Ciganek

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Erica Elan Ciganek is a painter based in Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of North Park University where she majored in both Art and Conflict Transformation. She took her first painting class senior year of high school, and has, with great interest, participated as this passion grew. She works mainly in the medium of oil paint, but is simultaneously interested in film photography, music, and drawing.

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“StickyHeadz” – Illustrator Erik RVA Has Created Thousands of Post-It People

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Based in the UK, Erik RVA is a self-titled “digital chef, animation soldier and creative minion.” The illustrator has been drawing funny faces on post-it’s on the daily for quite some time. He uploads his daily doodles to his Tumblr called StickyHeadz. Aside from the doodles, he often shows the background which inspired each face behind it, with clever commentary below.

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“Buzz Off” – New Mural by Artist Lonac in Zagreb // Croatia

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The Croatian photorealistic maestro known as Lonac is back in business with a brand new piece which he just completed somewhere on the streets of Zagreb in Croatia. The Croatian artist quickly wrapped up this piece which is entitled “Buzz Off”, the text reads “Fuck Off.. I fish to paint something else!!”.

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Toy Stories – When a Photographer is Having Fun with his Favorite Toys

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The Instagram photographs of Daniel Cerejo who is having fun to stage his favorite toys into funny and offbeat compositions, from Buzz Lightyear to Woody through Mr. Potato Head but also Batman, Jack from Adventure Time or Superman…

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Typography: Snow Script by Faust New York

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“I believe everyone has an affinity for writing in the snow as a child. When most people grow up they lose the urge. I guess I just haven’t been able to shake it.” – Faust New York

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“Heart Breakers” feat. Nicole Mejia & Mónica Alvarez by Van Styles

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February is here which means Valentines day is coming up. Now I am not much for holidays but I love this time of year. Simply because it allows me to create another Heart Breakers capsule. I worked with Nicole Mejia out in Miami for the Project. I thought it would be fun to rent a boat and shoot out in the water with the Miami skyline as the backdrop. With Monica Alvarez I wanted to try a different setting for our day of photos so I was able to secure a shoot for us inside a private jet. The space was a bit tight but we definitely made it work. Monica has always been a pleasure to shoot with and I think it is safe to say she did another amazing job in front of my lens. – Van Styles

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