Art by Jon Stich

While perusing Instagram earlier today we came across this great illustration by Jon Stich, who apparently is based in Oakland, CA (so are we!) Glad to promote some local talent, keep up the great work Jon! 

Prison Inmates draw corporate executives

A clever new artists’ book highlights the fact that while some serve time for minor offenses, corporate officers whose companies may be guilty of grievous acts tend to walk free. It features renditions of corporate executives from companies like Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and Monsanto, all drawn by people who are serving prison sentences.

Artists Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider have published Captured: People in Prison Drawing People Who Should Beall profits from book sales will go to support the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who has made corporate responsibility a cornerstone of his campaign. (He also has pledged to support the arts if he gets into the Oval Office.) It’s a limited edition of a thousand books; at time of writing, nearly half have sold.

The pair was also responsible for the guerrilla installation of a bust of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park. That work is included in a current exhibition about activist artists at the Brooklyn Museum.

via Artnet

Bernie Sanders action figure, coming soon!!

Artist Mike Leavitt, who made waves in 2009 with his Obama action figure, is back at it with a new Bernie Sanders sculpt!

Mike’s custom made figures have shown in art galleries and museums around the country, and his smart but tactile works are definitely on our cool list.

Looks like a Kickstarter will be started soon, be sure to sign up for advance notice!

“We Matter” by Serge Gay Jr.

Artist Serge Gay Jr. recently sent us this great painting, titled “We Matter”.

Here’s what he had to say: “This painting talks about the “Black Lives Matter” movement and “Racial Justice” when equality and basic human rights are stripped, de-humanized, and leaving black american people powerless at the hands of the state. What started from the “war on drugs” to all the years of police killing of innocence, has now become a bigger movement then the killing by Law enforcement. Also honoring all the life that were lost from a unfair system.”