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06.19.15 Bucky Turco

Opisthoteuthis adorabilis. That’s the name researcher Dr. Stephanie Bush wants to give to the awfully cute little octopus species she discovered. “As someone that’s describing the species, you get to pick what the specific name is,” said Bush to Science Friday. She thinks it works for both the scientific community and the people. “I don’t […]

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05.12.15 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile Buff Monster. Name/Alias: Buff Monster. Decade you were born in: The end of the ’70s. City you currently live: Brooklyn. Drugs or natural highs? Never done drugs. Never even smoked a cigarette. How did you get your name? […]

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11.15.13 Kyle Petreycik

Brooklyn-based street artist Buff Monster recently debuted a modified gumball machine that’s full of hand-cast resin toys, created in NYC in collaboration with PK Shop. The work features two different machines, each of which is filled with designs from one of two series. The first is Ice Cream Resin Heads which includes original, zombie, devil, and skull designs. The […]

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09.30.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Los Angeles-born, Brooklyn-based street artist Buff Monster talks about creating his new mural in Williamsburg. Read about his process and check out our video interview below. I rarely ever draw, and when I do, it’s always very very […]

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07.19.13 Aymann Ismail

Street artist Buff Monster has been busy painting walls in Brooklyn lately using his signature pink color scheme. We showed you the collaboration he did with HOACS and just the other day he finished another wall at Bushwick Collective, a sort of outdoor gallery on Troutman Street between St. Nicholas and Wycoff Avenues. “Not bad […]

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09.22.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s another pop culture show from Gallery 1988 — a Garbage Pail Kid revival extravaganza! Why not celebrate an empire kindled by the Maus guy, built upon bad taste and puns! Come for tons of icky shticky artist re-imaginings of exaggerated fancies and nightmares, like Buff Monster’s Basking Robin and Casey Weldon’s Peeping Tom, featuring Terry Creepardson himself, monstrously riddled with […]

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11.02.10 Marina Galperina

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty has had her likeness on everything from wine to vibrators to assualt riffles. (Guess which are authorized.) And now, in celebration of Sanrio’s half-a-century-long reign, Hello Kitty is fine art. Check out the pop pussy tended by Eric Joyner’s robots, slathered in pink goo by Buff Monster, dissolved into sea life by […]

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07.26.10 Marina Galperina

Los Angeles street artist Buff Monster gets experimental for his solo exhibit at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. Inspired by Renaissance art and his recent trips to the Louvre and Tate Modern, he’s transplanted his signature characters into surreal landscapes. Here’s a preview of new pink neon, Superflat acrylic-on-panel. Also on view: a […]

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04.14.10 Marina Galperina

Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery (home of last summer’s Banksy vs Bristol) and LA’s Corey Helford Gallery team up to bring 45 artists with visual assortments “from pop surreal and neo-figurative to street art” to the UK. […]

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