Artist Liu Bolin, has his body meticulously painted and photographed, creating the illusion of disappearing into various surroundings. The Beijing based photographer has a solo exhibition on view at the Eli Klein Fine Art gallery in NYC through August 28th, 2011. The Invisible Manshow “continues his exploration of Chinese national identity and the relationship between human beings and the environment…”
But, Liu Bolin may also be spotted around the city, interacting with the New York landscape. In the video above (shared by Wooster Collective), Liu Bolin blends into a Kenny Scharf mural as part of a new live performance piece.
(photo of Liu Bolin blending into racks of magazines via Daily Mail / Barcroft Media)
source info for photo: “…Empire State Building in rainbow colors as provided to NewYorkology on June 23 by the Edelman PR firm, which handles corporate communications for the skyscraper’s owners. Fog is actually obscuring the building tonight.” —NewYorkology
CBS Sunday Morning takes an inside look into the book publishing industry, specifically contemporary book cover design. There’s a peak into one of Grand Central’s jacket design meetings with Publisher Jamie Raab and Creative Director Anne Twomey, a flash of international variations for the Twilight book cover, a visit with Peter Mendelsund at Knopf, generalizations on design trends for various genres, a focus on large book publishers based in New York City, and a short history of the dust jacket explained by a curator of rare books at the New York Public Library.