10.01.13 by Jeff

Mark Landis – Father Philanthropy

Mark Landis - Father Philanthropy

Mark Landis - Father Philanthropy
Introducing Mark Landis, master art forger. I really wish this little documentary was a lot longer. Watch below!

Directed by Terri Timely for Avant/Garde Diaries.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Paul Fiore

    i wish this was much longer as well… really fascinating

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      i wanted to see more of the news reports surrounding his fakes being donated to museums

  • Tim Roth

    Fascinating! What a strange drive and I wonder if he has any squashed desires to make original work.

  • http://pupilphoto.com Tim Roth

    Fascinating! What a strange drive and I wonder if he has any squashed desires to make original work.

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      yea it’s such a specific passion to copy things

  • http://twitter.com/OliverJeffers Oliver Jeffers

    Does anyone know if there is a longer version of this?

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      from what i understand there is more on the way!

  • http://twitter.com/anadrojo Jordana

    such a lovely man doing what he likes !!!!

  • Patrick




29.05.16 by Staff

“NGURAALAMI” by Artist Otis Hope Carey

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Otis Hope Carey explores his indigenous heritage in a series that mixes 1960s optical art with themes of home and dreams of safe passage for his ancestors and the Gumbaynggirr people. His first solo exhibition, “NGURAALAMI,” will be on display at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills (Sydney) starting May 27th. More images and video below!

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27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli

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A selection of images from Maria Baoli’s latest series, which involves a mirrored triangle highlighting simple daily gestures that usually go unnoticed. More images from “Kaleidoscopic” below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng

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Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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