The World’s Largest Scrabble Game

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Spanning over 49′ sq.–nearly 5x the size of the original–this is the world’s largest wall-mounted Scrabble game. One of only nine in existence, it is handmade by John Kahn, renowned mixed media artist and creator of colossal pop art. Meticulously constructed from Russian birch plywood, the 3/4″-deep back board is overlaid with the classic purple-hued background of the original game, laminated with a .023-gauge galvanized steel sheet, and covered by a heavy vinyl print of the playing board which is protected by a satin laminate. Bordered by a 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ birch frame that wraps from the front to the back, the board attaches to a wall with included hardware. The two 6′ H x 5 5/8″ W x 7″ D birch tile racks are grooved and lined with felt, each accepting 50 of the included 100 tiles. Made from a 3/8″ x 5/16″ rare earth magnet sandwiched between two pieces of birch plywood, each 4 3/8″ sq. x 3/8″ thick tile’s letter is sandblasted to a depth of 1/64″, lacquered in black, sanded, and clear-coated to a finish that will last for generations. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Please call 1-800-227-3528 for details. Board and racks: 88 1/2″ H x 99 1/4″ W x 7″ D. (12 3/4 lbs.) Price: $12,000 Link here.

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Xooang Choi

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Bringing back one of my favorite sculptor and mixed media artist Xooang Choi for your eyeball viewing pleasure. More here.

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Wim Tellier

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Wim Tellier is a Belgian photographer and artist known for his installation projects using giant-size photographs. His projects have included covering 800 square meters of the Antwerp docks with six giant photos of elderly nude sunbathers, and his “Protect 7-7″ project, the first installation art project in Antarctica.

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Zombified Walking Dead Characters

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Here are some of the characters from the Walking Dead series (an American TV show developed based on the comic book series of the same name) turned into flesh-eating zombies. Braaaaaains! Link here.

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Indigestion II by Liu Wei

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Liu Wei‘s sculpture Indigestion II is a monumental poo. Spanning two meters, it’s a man-sized statement of rejection. Crafted with comic exaggeration, Liu’s turd is both repulsive and compelling; leaving no detail to the imagination, Liu offers ‘too much information’ in the details. On closer inspection, half digested kernels emerge as hundreds of toy soldiers, spilling forth in an unmistakable sentiment of protest.

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Sticker High: Tony

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Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum

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The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, located at the northern edge of the Michigan State University campus, is influenced by a set of movement paths that traverse and border the site. The vitality of street life on the northern side of Grand River Avenue and the historic heart of the university campus at the south side generate a network of paths and visual connections; some are part of the existing footpath layout, others create shortcuts between the city and the campus side of Grand River Avenue. Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects

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Allison Schulnik

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Allison Schulnik choreographs her subjects in compositions that embody a spirit of the macabre, a Shakespearian comedy/tragedy of love, death and farce. The subjects often stare back at the audience and study them as they are in turn studied, aware of their ancestors from the Grand Theme works of the past, the genre paintings that inform them. Although a haunting sense of foreboding, discomfort and unease is palpable, a sense of understanding, compassion and hopefulness for her cast of characters is still evident in the heavy impasto paintings. Her sculptural use of oil paint references her clay-animation background, as a motion-like sensibility affords her paintings unparalleled depth and energy. Born in 1978 (San Diego, CA), Schulnik earned her BFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (CA).’ (via Mark Moore Gallery)

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Twelve Chambers

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Kevin Francis Gray is a London-based sculptor working in cast resin, bronze and marble. His works merge classical forms of old masters with a gritty, urban aesthetic. Figures cloaked in modern-day street wear are given a meditative, somber quality. Gray’s sculptures project a sense of nobility and admiration for an often marginalized and consciously melancholic inner-city youth subculture.

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Jessica Drenk

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Jessica Drenk was raised in Montana, where she developed an appreciation for the natural world that remains an important inspiration to her artwork today. Tactile and textural, her sculptures highlight the chaos and beauty that can be found in simple materials. Drenk’s work is also influenced by systems of information and the impulse to develop an encyclopedic understanding of the world.

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