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Tristan Eaton and Ron English
On June 15, 2011, artists Tristan Eaton and Ron English got together (along with art critic Carlo McCormick and artist Dr. Revolt) to discuss Eaton’s latest project “The 3D Art Book” at the New York Public Library. The book features art from 100 of the leading contemporary artists and as you’ve probably guessed by now, their works are in 3D! Eaton mentioned the painstaking process to compile the book and getting the images transferred into 3D. It was very fascinating. Some of the works in the book took over 100 layers in Photoshop to complete. It was worth all the work as the book is excellent! The images look fantastic and the art in 2D is enough to transport you into another dimension, so now add another dimension to the work and it’s enough to make your head explode (in a good way, of course). The 3D Art Book is available at bookstores and online now!
The 3D Art Book. Out Now!
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Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and G.
On March 8, 2010 at the New York Public Library, the Young Lions Committee presented a conversation with Ezra Koenig (of the group Vampire Weekend) and writer John Wray. The discussion primarily dealt with the subject of music and words and both Koenig and Wray were very interesting to listen to. Ezra Koenig talked a lot about the inspirations behind the songs on Vampire Weekend’s recent album “Contra,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. Plus he talked about the fact that while the song “Rapper’s Delight” pretty much changed music forever, he is still wondering what in the hell the lyrics mean. Ezra also revealed that the first band he was in was a rap group, and while he didn’t reveal the name, he did say that his stage name at the time was Ezra-Factory. I was also amused as he addressed the fact that when people listen to his lyrics, they often assume that the words are a transcript of a therapy session, which is not necessarily the case. I had a lot of similar experiences after my first book was released. I am glad that Ezra brought that out into the open – inspirations come from lots of places. Sometimes they are true, but most times, they are just fantasies. A fun fact about John Wray: his recent novel Lowboy was written primarily on the F and 6 trains whilst he listened to music in headphones. I can certainly relate to that writing style also, though I more of a person that likes to hop on the E train. As you can see from the above picture, Ezra Koenig was nice enough to pose for a photo with your favorite blogger and he was extremely cool. What could be better than Ezra? Discuss…
Ezra Koenig and John Wray discussing words and music at the New York Public Library.
More photos of Ezra Koenig and John Wray after the jump.
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