Our friends Jeps and Evelien of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse got the rest of us front row seats for Jon’s recent Lossy Botany Lab show at Hamburg’s heliumcowboy artspace. Stay tuned for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit. Herein lies the goods on the actual Lossy Botany Lab, rules for entry shown below, and building process shown here. Please note that banana-beer phone with fruit earpiece and bottle mouthpiece is not for sale, but you are encouraged to make your own.
Here’s a cool stop motion video made by the fine folks at Hamburg’s heliumcowboy artspace. The video depicts various lab techs involved in the construction of the building, whilst Jon occasionally pops into the foreground with a banana.
Here’s an early blueprint of the Lossy Botany Lab, back when it was still called a Lossy Botnay Lab. Ha! As they say across the pond, just taking the piss out of ya there.
Is it possible for someone to have too much fun? I’m sure setting up a solo show in Germany is stressful, but from the looks of these photos, all I see is some good wood, plentiful Poscas, a blingface, a trio of felted peapods and Jon finishing up a Popsicle! Of the wood panels, Jon remarked: “Been working on some wood panels. It’s like cardboard but harder.” For other shots of Jon’s wood, be sure to click the “wood” tag. Don’t worry, kids, it’s all safe for work!
Honorary New Yorker, Jon Burgerman, and Jim Avignon have three collaborative pieces in “Street Art New York, ” a silent auction benefit for Free Arts NYC. The event takes place Saturday, April 24th from 7-11PM with the auction beginning promptly at 7PM EST.
To celebrate the release of the new book “Street Art New York” and to benefit the programs of Free Arts NYC, original artworks by a stellar array of today’s Street Artists from New York and beyond will be featured in a silent auction to take place on April 24, 2010, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Factory Fresh Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The Benefit, to be held at one of New York’s epicenters for the thriving new Street Art scene, Factory Fresh Gallery, will feature an incredibly strong selection of today’s Street Artists joining together for one night as a community to benefit NYC kids from disadvantaged backgrounds as the numbers of poor and low-income children in New York continues to rise. Representing a renaissance in modern urban art at the dawn of a new decade, this artists will very likely be the largest collection of 2010’s street artists in one location.
The list of participating artists thus far includes* Bishop 203, Billi Kid, BortusK Leer, Broken Crow, C Damage, C215, Cake, Celso, Chris RWK , Chris Stain, Creepy, DAIN, Damon Ginandes, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow Toe, Gaia, FKDL, General Howe, GoreB, Hellbent, Imminent Disaster, Jim Avignon, Jef Aerosol, JMR, Jon Burgerman, Keely, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mark Carvalho, Matt Siren, Mint and Serf, Miss Bugs, NohJColey, Peru Ana Ana Peru, PMP, Poster Boy, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Pufferella, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Specter, Stikman, The Dude Company, Tristan Eaton,Veng RWK *as of March 27, 2010.
Street Art New York, the book, by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, with a foreword by Carolina A. Miranda, published in April 2010 by Prestel Publishing (Random House). The authors of the successful Brooklyn Street Art book (and founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com) expand their scope and take readers on a fast-paced run through the streets of New York, along the waterways, on the rooftops, and up the walls of today’s ever-morphing vibrant Street Art scene as only NYC can tell it.
An innovative fan brought a set of nesting dolls to Jon’s Kidrobot London signing, and here are the jealousy-inducing results. For a roundup of all the unusual objects Jon doodled that evening, click here.
These 200 artists are from across the country, Canada, United Kingdom and Arizona and have created custom, one-of-a-kind works of art on skateboard decks and donated their works to After Hours Gallery. The gallery will exhibit the boards and auction them off November 6 through December 4, 2009. On November 7th, the bidding started online. The final art auction takes place on First Friday of December 4th at 8 p.m. at After Hours Gallery.
Join the bidding for Jon’s board here. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction of the skateboard decks will benefit SARRC’s Vocational & Life Skills Academy.
Blank, wooden skateboard decks were provided to the artists, including participants from the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) Autism Artisans program. The artists then painted, decorated or otherwise covered the deck in art. The artwork styles range from paintings, and mosaics, to photographs, and more.
This is a specially created Rogue Audio Jigsaw for oki-ni.com in conjunction with the artist Jon Burgerman and record label Global Underground, to celebrate the release of Rogue Audio’s new album “Haphazard”.
There are only 24 of these in existence so we don’t expect them to last too long!!! An amazing collectors piece and executed to the highest spec, these really are amazing. Get one fast.
Somehow I didn’t know these existed, but when Oki-ni dropped them to just £8.00, they promptly sold out.
I wish I’d been clever enough to do stuff like this in college:
Over the past few months, students Megan Riera, Joe Phillips, Sarah Franco Alves, Christian Carlsson and James Kay from the BA (hons) Design for Moving Image and Graphic Design courses at Ravensbourne College of Design have been sending their favourite designers and illustrators packages containing random objects scoured from London charity shops and car boot sales. 50 designers and illustrators including Milton Glaser, Jonathan Barnbrook, Michael Bierut, Paula Scher, Kate Moross, Jon Burgerman and Si Scott have agreed to take part. The final items were placed in a silent auction at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane on April 30th.