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Steps to Greatness.

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As you may already know, we can never get enough of Baltimore-based photographer, Glenford Nunez. The artist recently made a fresh addition to his renowned Coiffure Project, and we thought we would share it with our readers–especially those of you who enjoyed our past coverage. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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Captain Murphy to the Rescue.

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This weekend was a complete dud–is what we would have said if we didn’t spend it listening to Captain Murphy. Releasing his newest project, Duality, late last week, the mystery rapper is quietly making a shitload of noise. Many are still speculating on the rapper’s true identity; with 99.9999% listeners believing it to be Tyler, the Creator. Some have even …

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Well Put Together.

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We haven’t featured a collage based artist in a while, but today we discovered an artist who refreshed our affinity for the hands-on genre. Like most collagists, Joana Coccarelli‘s work makes a bold statement through meaningful arrangement. But unlike most collagists, Coccarelli effortlessly blends artistic substance with connotations of fashion. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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Burst of Motion.

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The vivid paint story, En Route, is a visual ballet of abstract motion and dynamic artistry. The brilliant creation of photographer, Mark Zibert, each piece is a portrait of human athleticism that extends itself into a realm perpetual movement. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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A Journey to Rock Center.

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With most galleries easing their way from underneath the after effects of Hurricane Sandy, we were more than happy to see our friends over at Lyons Weir get back on their feet. Reemerging from their hiatus with a bang, the gallery debuted their exhibit for the talented Melodie Provenzano. Titled Rock Center, the show features a series of selected works from …

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Brand “New” Blue.

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In what looks to be a case of ‘lost and found’, the James Franco directed visuals for R.E.M.’s single, “Blue”, have surfaced after mysteriously laying low for nearly a year. Starring Lindsay Lohan, the video is a pleasant surprise for fans–especially since it is for a song that is off of R.E.M.’s very last album together, Collapse Into Now. Retaining …

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Booklandia.

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Portlandia can be a strange place, but thankfully the Norse Gods have bestowed upon us, Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors. With everything from a comprehensive restaurant guide to a purposefully God awful trailer, this book is guaranteed to usurp the bible in both usage and worship. Get a copy of the book → here. ← “Please note, and point out to your best friend, that …

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A Sparkling Rarity.

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After releasing the video for “The Symbol” last month, Action Bronson has finally submitted the highly anticipated mixtape, Rare Chandeliers. Produced entirely by The Alchemist, Rare Chandeliers sports a few dope features like Styles P, Mayhem Lauren, and Schoolboy Q. The project also sports a dope GIF cover by artist, Johnny Sampson. Bronson serves up more of that good shit, dishing out brassknuckle raps …

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Can’t Forget the Little People.

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After nearly a decade long hiatus from New York City, London based artist, Tomoaki Suzuki, is back with a brand new exhibition at Marc Jancou Contemporary–and although Suzuki’s return to the Apple is a grand occasion, the works on display are of a more Lilliputian nature. Boasting a height of 22 inches (on average), Suzuki’s miniature sculptures are a result …

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The Scattered Crowd.

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After ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’ over the Balloon Lamp we featured last issue, we were happy to stumble upon this 2002 installation by William Forsythe. Titled, Scattered Crowd, the installation involves an insane number of balloons and engulfing audio. Scattered Crowd directly relates to relationship, humans, distance, and emptiness. “In the gorgeous, breathless space that is choreographer William Forsythes «Scattered Crowd», the …

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Doing It in the Park, Especially After Dark.

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New York artist, Leo Villareal, combines the realms of art and mathematics with his latest work titled, BUCKYBALL. Inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, the 30 foot sculpture will feature two nested, geodesic sculptural spheres comprised of 180 LED tubes arranged in a series of pentagons and hexagons, known as a “Fullerene.” The light sequences created by the BUCKYBALL is said to …

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Gordon Parks at Jackson Fine Art.

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An exhibition is being held in honor of the late, great, Gordon Parks. Selected works by the iconic photographer will be on display at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Aside from his extraordinary skill, Parks is most famously known for his documentation of a pre-Civil Rights America. Parks traveled all around the country capturing aspect of American life and …

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By a Thread.

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We stumbled upon the work of Ryuta Iida and out of all the projects we saw, the one being featured today is the one that affected us the most. Iida, an artist from Shizuoka, Japan, there are some sectors of her work that reminds us of Meg Hitchock–but her Misin series isn’t as recognizable. In fact, it is perplexing. We can’t …

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Die Entdeckung Der Langsamkeit.

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We live in an age of instant gratification. There was a time when New York was the only city that never slept, but with technology becoming even more advance, the world is becoming one restless ball of energy. Seeking to counteract this effect, designer, Susanne Westphal, is inviting us to get reacquainted with slowness. Westphal’s project, Die Entdeckung Der Langsamkeit (The …

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Lord of the Masks.

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Much like the character, Jack Merridew, in the classic book, Lord of the Flies, humans being escape rather easily once they are wearing a mask or some facial covering of some kind. Artist, Jozef Mrva, plays with that very concept in his ongoing series of mask made from cardboard. Mrva plans to expand the project with a stage performance, musical performance …

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Recognizing Cheyenne.

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We are not going to pretend as if we haven’t featured illustration like this before. It looks vaguely familiar but still manages to stand out like a shimmering black sheep in a snow white flock. French illustrator, Laura Riedinger, who goes by the pseudonym of Cheyenne, is a sore thumb of sorts. Although her technique may resemble one you have …

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Draped Up.

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Photographer, Patty Carroll, is delivering a brilliant message with her series, Anonymous Women: Draped. A sister series to Anonymous Women: Heady, the series is a clever interpretation of female domestication. Representing the double edge sword that is domesticity, Carroll brings to light that  the comfort of domesticity comes with a hefty price. “I am addressing double edge of domesticity; the home as …

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Home in a Can.

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omesickness is no laughing matter and photographer, Kirill Rudenko, knows that concept very well. Rudenko’s canned air series is a humorously charming collection of “genuine air” collected from respective cities. Containing air from cities like New York, Singapore, Prague, Paris, London, Riga and Berlin, it makes a great gift for anyone yearning for the smell of their homeland. Quiet LunchQuiet …

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Mori’s Morose Musings.

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Cattolica native, Virginia Mori, is not one for much color or explanation. She isn’t into bending and twisting your mind with fanciful feats and artful acrobatics. Mori’s agenda is a simple one–move the pen; move the audience. Virginia Mori‘s muted taste for gore is merely a plus. What is most striking about her work is her masterful use of the ball point …

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Life with Derrick B. Harden.

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Rarely does one encounter a soul like Derrick B. Harden. Raised on the streets of Brooklyn, he is truly a master of his own destiny. He needs no wind in his sails for he is fueled by an innate drive that is unfounded in most. Currently the star curator at Lyons Weir Gallery, Harden is a modern day renaissance man. …

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For Sport.

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More often than not, women are subjected to some form of objectification–whether it be through the media or the opposite sex. But what of self-objectification? Holly Grimsrud‘s work relies on that very concept. The Minnesota native is focused on exposing not only the self-objectification of women but the self-objectification of a modern society that holds steadfast to the teat of …

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Meating America.

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America is the land of carnivores. With the exception of Southern California, a majority of the nation will strangle their own mothers for a plate of bacon–never mind a great steak. An official “meatographer”, Dominic Episcopo, infuses culinary humor with conceptual art. Based in Philadelphia, Episcopo has spent over 20 years honing his craft–“jumping between the worlds of high fashion, …

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He’ll Pencil You In.

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Now THAT’S how you use a pencil! Wow. Prepare to be put into a state of such awe that you may never use a pencil ever again out of pure shame for not understanding its true potential. The artwork depicted here by Diego Koi may look like photography, but it’s not. No–it’s a drawing done in pencil. Through Diego Koi’s …

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Painted Memories of Light.

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If someone spilled pastel-colored paints all over Paris in the 1920’s, then it would probably look something like the Souvenirs de Paris by Leslie David, a graphic designer and illustrator who operates out of Paris. Souvenirs de Paris, or “Memories of Paris,” to put it in English, are literally black and white images of the famed city of light covered in …

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Gravis’ First Creative Departure.

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The omni-functional footwear brand, Gravis, just recently kicked off their Creative Departures project. A whirlwind of skateboarding, art, and music, their first stop landed them in Antwerp, Belgium. The globetrotting group, consisting of photographer Ryan Allan and a few Gravis athletes, filmed in Rotterdam for few days and hit a few skate spots in Brussels before capping off the trip with a three day …

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The Werewolf.

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Artist Ryan Humphrey produces Sendak-like illustrations that are both surreal and creepy–in a good way, of course! Today’s selected works come from his series title The Werewolf. Humphrey style is an odd but delightful mixture of crude and quirk that spills will beyond its pages. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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Noise in Paris. (NSFW)

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Ever since we featured his Naked Truth series a while back, Mario Zanaria has become one of our most cherished photographers. His work is often a revealing experience and his innate ability to capture these moments is what makes him an artistic force to be reckoned with. Once photographed, his subjects are usually encased in a frame of bare honesty. …

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Micah On Acid.

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The work of Micah Lidberg seems to celebrate the end of summer with a hit of acid. Lidberg creates a world that possesses a strong dose of frightful beauty. His pieces are surrealistically playful but somewhat tormented. We caught up with Lidberg and asked our usual questions: On his inspiration: “I think Nature has always been a big influence. When I …

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Estroiezioni. (NSFW)

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Photographer Sabrina Baruzzi‘s Estroiezioni series is a torturous transformation of what can be expelled from the human body. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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Above Social Media.

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Taxi highlights the work of international street artist “Above” and his recent manifesto against the overbearing presence of social media in our in our everyday lives. The video is a 5 day time-lapse video of his messages painted on a wall during the GALORE festival in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this month. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Doodling a New Daye.

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Quiet Lunch had the distinct pleasure of interviewing filmmaker Michael Daye, who has recently gained notoriety for his remixed portraits of famous authors. What started out as “a project between projects,” became “an exercise in exploring a different medium,” as Michael told us. Speaking about the “Doodling on Famous Writers” series Daye says, “By ‘defacing’ portraits of these esteemed writers …

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Changing Faces. (NSFW)

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We love the Flaming Lips. They never pass up the opportunity to pass nudity off as a form of artistic expression. Now, when we say ‘pass off’, we don’t mean it a negative way. We truly do cherish a band that has the ability to positively transform something that is taboo and often exploited. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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Killer Cupid.

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Valentine’s Day seems months away but just like every other holiday, it will be on your heels before you know it. So, in an attempt to help you scratch “Prepare for V-Day” off your list, we have the perfect loving messages from Kids Are Dumb. Simply leave one of these Serial Killer Valentines on a co-worker’s desk or neatly pin …

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Little Lady, Big City.

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It’s hard trying to make it in the big city. Artist Slinkachu displays that very notion in an image taken from his book and upcoming solo shows in New York and London. Click →here← for more info! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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If You Only Had 31 Days…

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“What would you do to change the world in 31 days?” is the question esteemed photographer, Stephan Schacher, asked himself.  Here is how he decided to answer said question: ↓ the 31 – day project ↓.   Stephan says: “This question which I tried to answer for myself, was to become the trigger for my project ” 31Days, 31Ways, 31Minds”! In May …

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Think Yarn and Benetton Pops Up.

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Tonight marks the beginning of New York’s Fashion Night Out and being the Quiet Lunch is mainly an art oriented publication, we found the perfect place that integrates both. Tucked in Soho, New York City, the United Colors of Benetton pop-up combines contemporary art, design and lucrative fashions. “Here you will find a world of knit, color and creativity – …

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What’s Your Sign? (NSFW)

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Welcome to the mind of Superfucker. Yes, Superfucker. Formally known has Marco Rached — his mother refused to put Superfucker on his birth certificate — he is an illustrator who has a knack for naked. His bio goes as written: “Born October 24, 1981, creator Marco Rached’s naughty habit of doodling naked girls and reading horror comics during karate practice …

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(Stone)d Realism. (NSFW)

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Artist and shaman Matthew Stone has claimed his own corner of Neoclassicism. Stone’s Body Language series and Staging Reality series presents a tangled and tortured display of the human anatomy. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance …

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The Hall of Broken Heroes.

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The Broken Heroes series by Patricia Waller is hard to take seriously but the twisted humor of it all definitely has some significance. See more → here ←. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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Stripes Are In. (NSFW)

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Barcelona born illustrator Chamo San take an intimate perspective on stripe patterns. The works are both playful and sensual. San presents a duel between pattern and eroticism; almost daring you to choose between ogling the female form or becoming entranced by the stripes. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Pissing Her Life Away. (NSFW)

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There has been a renewed interest in Sophy Rickett’s Pissing Women series as of late.. Created in 1995, Rickett’s radically redefined the idea of women in a civilized society and played with the notion of sexual misbehavior. The series can viewed as empowering on some levels but, overall, it contains a compelling satirical shock value that resonates with its audience. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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The Providence of Eugenia. (NSFW)

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One of the true marks of an artist is their ability to engulf you into their world. We would like to think that art is a vast landscape with various unique regions that are governed by a particular genius. Day in and day out we stumble through these regions, gathering odd experiences and tall tales along the way. This week …

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Mr. Smith & His Peach Pits.

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One year ago, I came across a picture of Roger Smith, showing him towering over his diorama of a baseball stadium. Spectators lined the balsa wood bleachers and players covered the felt field. Each person – there were more than a hundred in all – was meticulously carved from the pit of a peach. I was at the opening of …

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Covered in Purple Kisses. (NSFW)

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After recently releasing “Bath Salts”, we finally get to see visuals from A$AP Mob’s upcoming Lord$ Never Worry. Directed by A$AP Rocky, the video for “Purple Kisses” is a drug drenched kaleidoscope of sin and winning. As of now, this video seems to be doing a hopscotch across YouTube but we’ve found its temporary place of residence so get a look at …