:тime for mornin’ push-ups

.A Czech artist has re-modeled a traditional London double-decker bus into a mechanical sculpture of an athlete doing push-ups to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in the British capital on Friday.

David Cerny, whose past works have enraged European politicians and sought to poke fun at rival artists, has installed the bus outside the Czech Olympic House in London’s Islington neighborhood. Cerny bought the 1957 bus from an owner in the Netherlands, attached two huge arms, an electrical engine and a lot of wiring and suspension tools to make it into a piece of art named “London Boosted”.

The mechanisms inside make the 6-tonne bus move up and down on bright red arms, raising the chassis into various angles, accompanied by recordings of a groaning voice and video projections in the windows.

“There is one common exercise for every sportsman in the world, and that is push-ups,”

Cerny said:

“It is training for sport activities but at the same time it is also punishment in armies and prisons. So the push-ups are a very universal physical activity…It is in a way very ironic.”

In 2009, Cerny revealed a huge puzzle-like object, called “Entropa”, in an EU building in Brussels that pictured European countries in unflattering ways, making a dramatic start to the Czech Republic’s EU presidency. Bulgaria protested for being shown as a squat toilet, Germany was a Swastika-like web of highways, including moving cars, France was covered by an “On Strike” banner and Britain was missing altogether.

In the Czech Republic, he once painted pink a Soviet tank, which was serving as a monument of the 1945 liberation of Prague. His “Shark”, was a statue of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein floating in formaldehyde. It was meant to poke fun at British artist Damien Hirst’s embalmed shark, and was banned from exhibitions in Belgium and Poland.

Cerny once also put up large replicas of guns and posters in London back in the 1990s, calling on people to observe a “Day of Killing” to control population growth, as part of an art fair. In that context, the London bus seems uncontroversial.

“We will see how long the athlete can work out for”, Cerny said. “Let’s hope he will exercise for the full three weeks. He will be the biggest sportsman there.”

:London double – decker bus rigged with giant arms тo do push – ups. [smile]

:designed by Czech artist David Černý

Li Si (208 BC), Prime Minister during the Qin dynasty, was executed by the Five Pains method which he had devised.

James Heselden (1948–2010), having recently purchased the Segway production company, died in a single-vehicle Segway accident. (He drove off a cliff)

Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889–1944) was an American engineer and chemist who contracted polio at age 51, leaving him severely disabled. He devised an elaborate system of strings and pulleys to help others lift him from bed. This system was the eventual cause of his death when he was accidentally entangled in the ropes of this device and died of strangulation at the age of 55.

Wan Hu, a sixteenth-century Chinese official, is said to have attempted to launch himself into outer space in a chair to which 47 rockets were attached. The rockets exploded and, it is said, neither he nor the chair was ever seen again.

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:flying messages ~

I saw one picture from this creative couple(?) this morning and I just decide to google bit more. Yes, great idea, great realization as well. Very funny, satiric, ironic way to show ur hidden thoughts and conclusions.

[from mymodernmet]
Artistic duo Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen use basic black text on white paper to convey their often comical messages relating to a wide variety of topics. The written works range from social commentary to self-reflective statements. The two-year-long 100 Posterworks project takes a straightforward black and white photography series with an equally simple concept, involving two deadpan subjects holding a banner, and manages to transform it into a really amusing collection of artistic reflection with a healthy dose of humor.

:rainbow lines for a good day

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:when we start talk about perspectives, this is a good one. amazing project that I saw last week but when u’re in a hurry u’re not able to save things even that I didn’t leave any trace for this one. but good is good and this gives some trendy vibe, adaptable in this indi atmospheres around. I have similar one colored line in d corridor in my house, since spring is coming I have some new ideas about.

I like d colorful input, d crying rainbows effect..

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.Markus Linnenbrink is making amazing metamorphosis with d colors, d way how he use d spectra, d floor that gives 3D even multidimensional  feelin’ nice, trippy corridor indeed. have no idea where it takes?! 😀

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very inspiring project, positive, kind of retro. .. d street style is obvious. I like d red traces on d grey line. .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page

#graff_in’ d history

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I know that I bit slow this days with posting but I have pretty much things to do, and in this turbulent periods I just collect street art. I don’t know why but in moments when I work I just don’t stop on d conceptual art and nowadays actually there are not so grande projects besides d one supported with video.. d girl that makes some circles in d snow  walking that I don’t count as some big concept just good payed.

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I decide to make one collection of urban street art works that drawn my attention, o7 pieces for this edition, enjoy!
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Alma, Sao Paolo

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EMOL, Rio de Janeiro

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Gaia - Carrier Pigeon, Chicago

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:other, Berlin

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Roa - Black Bird, London

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.the post that will follow as next feature on :d white blog will present you one of d most influenced graffiti artist in d world Hyuro that besides bansky, roa (that we see here) and few more are top 5 in d last few years.
:hope u like graff art as I do, I haven’t post here a lot about and I’ll keep to this pure selection not only transferring d regular daily stuff that we see in d stream. I’m really up to wait for a while till I make some good selection. ..u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page

:what ’bout white line?

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:let’s make some history, is d tweet that I just sent. 22:22 time to make some post today. Plaster sculpture by Gerhard Mayer is amazing space, interior installation that will fit d whiteness here. ..and happily we have 3 pics from this work. good line, a? 😉

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:very, very. .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page