Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Nick Cave's Grand Central horses, tracking Chinese censorship, mosh pit math and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Basquiat’s Unseen Work After a year of record breaking sales at Gagosian Gallery, the public’s voracious appetite for the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is undeniable. In the wake of this recent rush, his former girlfriend Alexis Alder has come forward with a treasure trove of unseen works that she amassed over their year-long relationship. The collection includes the walls of her apartment, which Basquiat …


Intelligent ruminations from China's most notorious radical artist

In his fight for freedom of expression, Ai Weiwei’s words are his ammunition. And fortunately, the controversial Chinese artist wields intellectual commentary with the voracity of a machine gun. For those who share his sentiments about the synonymity of art and activism, the new book “Weiwei-isms” is like having a nuclear arsenal of critical thinking right in your back pocket. For Weiwei, “Everything is art. …

The Energy Collection

London's Sound Taxi, Ai Weiwei's Grass-Mud Horse Style, COMUNE's last ride and more in our look at the web this week

Using reactive dye as a power source, designer Marjan van Aubel created The Energy Collection, a range of glassware that charges through exposure to sunlight. Van Aubel so cleverly built upon chemist Michael Graetzel’s recently discovered photovoltaic pigment it earned her this year’s DOEN award at Dutch Design Week.