@toykio's KAWS collection circa 2007, soon to be on display in a museum in Berlin!
It’s been a busy week on Instagram. First, there was the influx of Android users. Then came the news of Facebook’s $1billion acquisition of Instagram. [Here’s a good counterpoint]. We also had the Easter and Passover holidays (which are always good for a photo-op or two). This week, we go around the world in museums: One man’s amazing toy art collection readies itself to occupy a museum in Berlin, Kraftwerk plays a series of sold-out shows at MOMA in New York, and a couple of jesters make an appearance at MOMA in San Francisco. As usual, there’s also great cat pics, excellent toy pics, a brand new BABY, and a bonus dog wearing a yarmulke.
Have a great weekend, and you can always find my Instagram Roundups from weeks gone by right here.
Collaborative Ice Scream Melt Monsters by @bryanbrutherford & @honkeylips
Every Instagram snap of a painting posted by @craola is amazing. I'm not even sure "amazing" or a mere 2D digital photo does his work justice. Can't wait for his upcoming solo show!
A great shot of Kraftwerk performing one of their sold out show at MOMA, taken by @margaretnyc
One of my favorite Qees of all time, QeeVo by Mark Mothersbaugh x Toy2R. Photo by @kevbayer33.
Click through; there’s lots more ahead!
I love the toys of @xT9Gx, and so apparently do kids, according to this cute photo by @youxsay.
Keiko (@jellystones) and Ray of Kokoro Gallery welcomed their little Kika! SOOOOO CUTE!
(You might remember the very pregnant, hammer-wielding gallery owner from this pic during the EARTH MOVEMENT installation.) So happy for the new family!
Here's @rayreadyray with the new arrival. Awwwww....
This is a REAL sign at an IKEA in the UK. Witmaster @mynameisdelme quips: “Had a wee, dried my little person. Ikea think of everything.”
I try to give everyone a chance, but @mynameisdelme gets another spot for this gem: "Stunt rider warning. Cars parked at owners risk. #Wheeeeee”
And herein lies my inspiration for a new career as a vigilante street art editor...
You can find the entirety of the Hunter S. Thompson quote (and some more of my meanderings) in this blog post. Or click here to go to Instagram where @luluamy encourages me to get out my red pen and @ryanwheelbarrow points out: “Grammar: The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit.”
Tim Biskup designed this fragmented all-access pass for Coachella. Photograph by @xavierburt
Some wood and fabric cuteness afoot @devirobo headquarters in Japan...
@faythelevine found this collection of unicorns at a thrift store.
I asked her about it, because sometimes when I’m in a thrift shop, antique store or estate sale, I experience a sort of sadness. I start to think about how this collection was once loved by a collector somewhere, and I wonder what happened to the collector. Here’s Faythe: “@jeremyriad I didn’t feel sad this time but have felt sad about other stuff. In the past. I have mixed feelings about it all, I mean we all die- I think about keeping my stuff manageable so whatever lucky person has to deal with it won’t feel insane. I just hope people end up with things that appreciate them.” I wonder if she bought some of those unicorns though!
Oooh, it's the Playge Doctor by @fergbag getting closer!
Some heroes depicted by The London Police: @feelinfinejlevine of the Jonathan Levine Gallery & Sarah & @marcshil of Wooster Collective
@abelincolnjr introduces folks in this doodle. Google Doodle Committee: are you paying attention???
A pair of Swanicorns by Daniel Fleres, produced by @dragatomi & snapped by @agent_r!
Happy Easter from @theodoru!
Happy Passover from @drxromanelli!
Easter Eggs, San Francisco-style, photo by @yosielllorenzo
"Conor Oberst has nothing on my cat!" #brighteyes #lasercats @jeremyriad
Two of the five lucky cats who are resident felines @thinkspace_art
Let it be known that this is the beginning of a new meme: #boxesofinstagram via @bryanbrutherford.
Just a couple of jokers (jesters, really) at @SFMOMA.
A final note from @jontofski on "The Importance of Being Furry"!