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Notorious artist Istvan Kantor strikes again, vandalizing a wall inside the Whitney’s perfect Jeff Koons retrospective with an X of his own blood yesterday. The Hungarian-born Canadian artist first started his “Blood Campaign” in 1979. With the latest action, Kantor passed out Jeff Koons-addressed artist statements for The Gift… …a surprise addition to your monumental exhibition and a sign of my high esteem […]

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Concept jewelry by industrial designer Naomi Kizhne really pushes the notion of functional ornamental objects. These accessories are actually micro energy cells encased in biopolymer. They “collect” kinetic energy from your body. There is the Blinker, “an elegant gold shell that cups the arc of our nose” and extracts energy every time you blink. Another, decidedly more intrusive-looking […]

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In True Blood, a softcore porn series about a southern restaurant, vampires are allowed to roam the earth freely because Japanese scientists discovered a way to synthesize blood. The vampires have always been around, you see, but now that they don’t depend on mauling and feeding on humans for sustenance, they can come out of the dark […]

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NYC’s Public Transit Union really, really wants people to stop dying in the subway. While the MTA is busy working on some high-tech, costly solutions to prevent subway deaths — some of which will allegedly take decades to implement — the Public Transit Union has come up with an immediate plan of action: blood-splattered “Metro(death)Cards.” Yes, this is […]

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I’M SORRY. But this is important. Behold: the laboratory feeding rituals of bed bugs — for science! About a decade ago, bed bugs reemerged onto the scene after a 40-year hiatus and researchers were all like, oh, snap! Time to start studying these suckers! In order to test pesticides and whatnot, labs far and wide began harvesting […]

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ANIMAL’s original series I Should Have Shot That! asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, we give our illustrator James Noel Smith a well-deserved break and let ANIMAL favorite Scot Sothern talk about that one disturbing photo he almost regrets taking. […]

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“Once people get by the initial shock of learning that he works with blood, they soon realize that it’s not about shock or something gross but about regeneration and life, and you can’t deny its energy and beauty.” […]

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“It’s mostly faded, but it’s still there,” says James Franco. We just watched tattoo legend Mark Mahoney carve “BRAD” into his forearm with a switchblade, in a video art. He’s about to show me, but Laurel Nakadate interrupts with a “teenage girl cutter scar” joke. […]

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As far as I can tell, BioNihil and his minions are a merry bunch of Belorussian madmen based in Germany and their art actions bleed a lot. Recently, BioNihil smoked a bong cocktail of his blood, hair and nails and the public’s spit in a performance dubbed DNA to the People. […]

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