Gucci Pickles? Tiffany Yogurt? A Commentary On Consumer Culture from Peddy Mergui.

wheat is wheat is wheat hero IIHIH

Wheat is Wheat is Wheat by Peddy Mergui is an exhibition that explores the dynamic and often blurred ethical boundaries of design within consumer culture. iMilk by Apple. Wheat Flour by Prada. Coffee by Cartier, Yogurt from Tiffany & Co., Baby Formula by Chanel …. you get the idea. Read more

Pop Culture Carved Crayons By Hoang Tran Will Color You Excited.

Pop Culture Carved Crayons

Although not the first artist to carve images from Crayola crayons, Hoang Tran of Sunnyvale, carves his in even more detailed likenesses than our other favorite Crayon carver, Diem Chau, and adds painted details. And since he is lesser known, his are actually available for purchase at an affordable price. Read more

That Dad Who Colors In His Kids’ Drawings Is A Wicked Tattoo Artist, Inventor, Philanthropist and Environmental Activist.

We could all use a dad like Fred Giovannitti. Heck, we could all use a friend like him. An inventor and philanthropist, tattoo artist and environmental engineer, Fast Company has profiled him, he has spoken at TED and now he’s become famous as a Dad for coloring in his childrens’ drawings. Read more

The Paintings and Works On Paper of Mark Bradley-Shoup.

above: Mark Bradley-Shoup, Summer Gray Gas Station in Patine Blue

There’s something about Mark Bradley-Shoup’s work that I find really appealing and it’s no wonder. His representational works on paper, abstract paintings and mixed media works each have elements that remind me of four of my favorites artists; Richard Diebenkorn’s landscapes and abstracts, Ed Ruscha’s Standard Oil gas station studies and prints, Wayne Thiebaud’s composition and painterly style and Robert Rauschenberg’s collages. Read more

Neon Valentines By Tracey Emin Take Over New York’s Times Square.

Neon Valentines by Tracey Emin

Not only does this public art installation in New York’s Times Square add some colorful romance to the city, but by snapping a pic of yourself among it and sharing it, you get a chance to win a digital limited edition by Tracey Emin, and that’s something to set one’s heart a-flutter.

Neon Valentines by Tracey Emin
Neon Valentines by Tracey Emin

The installation, “I Promise To Love You”
s[edition], the online platform for the world’s most renowned contemporary artists to sell their digital limited editions, brings celebrated British artist Tracey Emin to Times Square throughout February.

tracey emin neon art in times squareabove: Tracey Emin: I Promise to Love You © Tracey Emin, Photograph by Ka-Man Tse, 2013.

Every year I send valentines. This year I won’t have to. Times Square will do it for me,” said Tracey Emin. The title is her promise to love NYC, as well as individual promises to love one another.

artist Tracey Eminabove: artist Tracey Emin

The artwork, a dazzling visual valentine, will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors as part of a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital displays in Times Square.

“I Promise to Love You”, premiered on February 1st and plays throughout the month as part of the “Midnight Moment”, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. s[edition] helped bring these works to Times Square and they will all be available for sale simultaneously and exclusively at [s]edition.

February “Midnight Moment” features these neon works by Tracey Emin throughout February 2013, every night from 11.57pm – midnight:
Tracey Emin, I promise to love you, 2007above: I promise to love you, 2007
Tracey Emin, Love is what you want, 2011above: Love is what you want, 2011
Tracey Emin, I listen to the ocean and all I hear is you, 2011above: I listen to the ocean and all I hear is you, 2011
TRacey Emin, When I held you I held your heart, 2012above: When I held you I held your heart, 2012
Tracey Emin, can't believe how much (how much) I loved you, 2012above: can’t believe how much (how much) I loved you, 2012
Tracey Emin, You touch my soul, 2012above: You touch my soul, 2012

Get in on the romance and show them your love!
Join Tracey Emin’s Digital Valentines in Times Square, Just Snap + tag + share your photo and they’ll give you a digital limited edition by artist Tracey Emin.

tracey Emin Midnight Momentabove image composited by If It’s Hip, It’s Here using images from the midnight moment gallery and sedition’s site.

• Snap a passionate photo in Times Square between 11:57pm and midnight with Tracey Emin’s art in the background
• Tweet or Instagram your photo with #MidnightMoment
• Follow @seditionart
• Win a Tracey Emin digital limited edition

Images of the installation in Time Square:
artist Tracey Emin takes over Times Square with neon artartist Tracey Emin takes over Times Square with neon artTimes Square Tracey Emin neon heart artTimes Square Tracey Emin artall images courtesy of

Galleries that represent Tracey Emin:
White Cube
48 Hoxton Square
London N1 6PB

Lehmann Maupin
540 West 26th Street
New York

Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
ROMA 00165

30 Pieces of Poignant and Uncensored Art by US War Veterans.

uncensored art by war veterans at if its hip its here
above: Autobiography (02) by Maurice Costello

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I wanted to share with you some moving pieces of sculpture and art by US War Veterans. Read more