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The Smell of Aerosol Is in the Air at POWWOW Hawaii

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 3:36 PM

When you think of prominent contemporary street art scenes, cities like Los Angeles, New York City and Detroit all spring to mind. After all, they're known for their rich history of graffiti artists and crews that have tagged, bombed and painted their way into the mindset of modern-day contemporary street...

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Steve McCurry Talks About His Career, Dying Twice and the Pirelli Calendar

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 3:04 PM

The New Year is typically rung in with a few friends, fireworks, far too many drinks and a long lie in on January 1. When we do resurface there is the renewed optimism that this year, unlike all the others before it, we might actually be able to uphold those...

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Breitling and Francisco Toledo Join Forces to Save the Mexican Royal Eagle

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 8:56 AM

I rarely pay any attention to collaborations nowadays; there are just too many. But when I heard that the Swiss watch brand Breitling had persuaded contemporary artist Francisco Toledo to do a watch with them, I paid attention. Breitling along with Toledo, who is widely considered as Mexico's most famous...

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The Rarest Converse Shoes Ever?

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 3:15 PM

Converse and Missoni continue to dig deep with their partnership. And for their sixth season, it's into the archives...

The highly and hotly anticipated Converse Missoni Archive Project set to launch at Colette this Friday, will feature 20 one-of-a-kind pairs of Converse (10 pairs of Auckland Racer...

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PHOTOS: Complex's Guide to Artistic Nepotism

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 3:29 PM

Nepotism makes the world go round... the world that matters anyway.

And though Hollywood is notorious for its nepotistic tendencies and keeping it all in the family (example: Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith) there are a few other humdingers out there that will make you go hmm...

Whether it's all...

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PHOTOS: Complex's Top Ten Tattooed Comic Book Characters

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 11:20 AM

From Popeye to Snake Eyes to Supergirl and Darth Maul, nowadays, inked characters are finding themselves getting inked.
To honor one of the best tattoos a comic character has gotten, Complex Magazine has compiled a list of the 50 best tattooed comic book characters. We're...

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Pirelli's First Store

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 2:33 PM

This week saw the opening of Italian brand Pirelli's first flagship store, Pirelli Corso Venezia, in the heart of Milan. On hand to discuss Pirelli's decision to open their first store as well as the launch of their PZero line were Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera and Designer Renato Montagnier. They...

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An Exclusive Interview With Alex Turnbull: Beyond Time

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2011 | 4:13 PM

There are few living artists as underappreciated today as Dundee born, William Turnbull. For close to six decades now, he has been creating an artistic body of work, lauded by many of the most artistic minds of the second half of the 20th century -- figures such as...

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Big Changes at Major Fashion Houses Put Rumor Mills Into Overdrive

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2011 | 3:04 PM

Before Paris Fashion Week even began, the web was already abuzz with rumors on who would replace Dior's recently dismissed head designer, John Galliano. Considering the unusual fashion in which the vacancy of this coveted role came about, I suppose it was unavoidable.

From cafes to catwalks, the stories and...

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Prism Presents Clare Rojas: Inside Bleak (SLIDESHOW)

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 9:10 AM

Prism and PC Valmorbida Presents Inside Bleak, a new solo exhibition of San Francisco-based painter, musician, and filmmaker Clare Rojas.

Transforming the PRISM space, the exhibition features what Rojas calls "domestic abstract interiors," the newest installment of her ongoing investigation of domesticity through a wide range of media. Her...

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Bison, Fashion's New Favorite Skin (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2011 | 4:30 PM

Bison is all the rage. From new meat alternative to now, fashion, Jason Jones and Mike Feldman, the duo behind the Los Angeles label Parabellum are pushing the fashion boundaries with their use of bison skin.

Parabellum, a premiere collection of men's and women's accessories crafted from 15-year-old Bison...

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2010's Biggest Video Star: Dr. Dre

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2011 | 3:06 PM

What do Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Maximum Balloon, Eminem, Far East Movement, Keri Hilson, Timbaland, Keyshia Cole, Lady Gaga, and Greyson Chance have in common? They, and many others, helped make Dr. Dre the biggest video star of 2010. If you're confused because you never saw Dr. Dre in...

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Marcos Castro: Pater/Padre

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 10:22 AM

The first thing you learn when you arrive in Mexico City is that nothing's ever on time. A concert that promises to start at 9pm begins at 10:30pm, a museum that claims it's open Monday thru Friday, is unexpectedly closed on Wednesday, and when the artist I'm scheduled to meet...

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Jensen Kimmitt: The Future of Yo-Yoing

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 6:09 AM

Currently Yo-yo World Champion, 22-year-old Jensen Kimmitt is shaking up the Yo-Yo world with his new video.

In his video he reveals a new style of long string yo-yoing. With the extra slack, yo-yos can be difficult to maneuver, but with Jensen's tourniquet-style placement of the...

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I Want to Punch You in Your Neck Face

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 12:42 PM

Of all the major holidays, Halloween is my least favorite. Since I was a kid, I've had a love/hate relationship with horror movies, I'm scared of the dark, and I've had a few ghostly encounters. Yes, I am "that" friend. But for the artist known as Neck Face, "Halloween is...

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Kazunori Nozawa: "Sushi Nazi"

(10) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 2:46 PM

Along the four-mile stretch on Ventura Blvd in Studio City commonly referred to as "the Sushi strip," connoisseurs of raw fish are confronted with many choices to satisfy their raw fish cravings, but the only man you can turn to satiate them is Kazunori Nozawa. Nozawa is a master sushi...

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The Well-Honed Craft of George Esquivel (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 12:14 PM

It's 7:30am and I'm outside the Esquivel workshop waiting for Albert Yeh, the General Manager for Esquivel shoes to arrive. I haven't driven down to Buena Park in a while, and as a precaution due to the unpredictable nature of L.A. traffic I woke-up early and gave myself ample time...

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Oliver Peoples Finds Love with Devendra Banhart and Lisa Eisner

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2010 | 4:52 PM

Oliver Peoples takes a break from the their past two seasons of PG-13 fantasy storylines and heads towards the land of Rated R...kind of. Starring real life couple, singer and artist Devendra Banhart and set designer Rebecca Schwartz, the new 2011 campaign directed by acclaimed photographer Lisa Eisner, focuses on...

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Jay Jay Burridge Brings Dinosaurs to Life With a Little Foam and Tape

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 5:56 PM

As a child growing up, one of my many aspirations in life was to become the foremost dinosaur archeologist in the world. I could picture myself traveling the globe discovering only the rarest of dino-creatures. I'd even have one named in my honor: the Joyosaurus. But growing in urban Los...

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The Return of David Choe

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2010 | 3:10 PM

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When I first saw the title of David Choe's forthcoming show, I laughed. Nothing To Declare seemed like such an oxymoron to describe Choe and his work. As one friend put it, "This guy has absolutely no filter when it...

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