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Priscilla Frank and The Bunny Museum : 15 For 2015

Priscilla Frank and The Bunny Museum : 15 For 2015

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What are you celebrating this season? We’re celebrating BSA readers and fans with a holiday assorted chocolate box of 15 of the smartest and tastiest people we know. Each day until the new year we ask a guest to take a moment to reflect on 2015 and to tell us about one photograph that best captures the year for him or her. It’s our way of sharing the sweetness of the season and saying ‘thank you’ for inspiring us throughout the year.

Priscilla Frank is the Arts & Culture Editor of the Huffington Post. A student of Rhetoric at Berkley, and now based in Los Angeles, she favors Art Brut, feminist art, comic art and folk art. Some entertaining posts by Ms. Frank in 2015 include  Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina On Her Plans For A Women’s-Only Museum , Stereoscopic Nudes Are The Sexy GIFs Of The 19th Century, Artist Lip-Syncs Entire GOP Debate While Dressed As A Clown, and ‘World’s Greatest Cat Painting’ Sells For $826,000. As hilariously engaging as those sound, most germane to BSA readers might be her 10 Women Artists Who Are Better Than Banksy.


USA, Pasadena (LA)
May 2015
Photograph by Micah Hauser

This is an outdoor view of The Bunny Museum located in the private home of Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski. The couple, who call each other “honey bunny” as a term of endearment, have given each other a bunny-centric gift every day for quite a while now. They now have over 32,000.

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I visited the museum in the midst of the Marie Kondo frenzy, when I felt a paralyzing pressure to clean up and grow up in more ways than just home tidying. When I saw the surreal gaggle of stuffed bunnies smushed against the suburban home’s window panes, it was as reassuring as cuddling up with a long lost stuffed animal.

I turned to my boyfriend and said “I’m not Kondoing.” This might have been a key liberating moment in my life, or perhaps a damning one, I guess it remains to be seen. For now I’m content to embrace the chaos, the clutter, all the bunnies.

 

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El Mac and Augustine Kofie : Two Cats in an Alley

It happens on a roof in LA, in a back alley. El Mac and Augustine Kofie, two gifted graff writers, street artists, fine artists, balanced assuredly on ledges and ladders, cans in hand and collaborating on a new piece.  It’s a dreamlike sequence of scaling and balancing, backing away and re-approaching, scanning the sky as day folds into night and looking back at the bricked canvas to see a gentle babe gazing upward from an abstract future past.

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Photographer and videographer Todd Mazer, a regular contributor to BSA, circled and treaded nimbly and quietly in panther-like pursuit of the right screen capture while the artists worked. Over time, perched camera in hand, he documents the dexterous and purposeful movement and focus of two big cats on the top of their game. And roof.

“For me I feel like that’s as good as it gets,” says Mazer.

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El Mac. Augustine Kofie. (photo © Todd Mazer)

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El Mac. Augustine Kofie. (photo © Todd Mazer)

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El Mac. Augustine Kofie. (photo © Todd Mazer)

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El Mac. Augustine Kofie. (photo © Todd Mazer)

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El Mac. Augustine Kofie. (photo © Todd Mazer)

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El Mac. Augustine Kofie. (photo © Todd Mazer)

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El Mac. (photo © Todd Mazer)

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Augustine Kofie. (photo © Todd Mazer)

Brick: You’ll make out fine. Your kind always does.

Maggie: Oh, I’m more determined than you think. I’ll win all right.

Brick: Win what? What is, uh, the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?

Maggie: Just stayin’ on it, I guess. As long as she can. *

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El Mac. Augustine Kofie. (photo © Todd Mazer)

Read our interview with Augustine Kofie with photos by Todd Mazer here:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=18806

The piece was created behind 33third in Los Angeles http://www.33third.com/ A Graff and Street Art supply store in conjunction with:

The Street Cred Art show in Pasadena  http://www.pmcaonline.org/exhibits/61/index.html

* from “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, a play by Tennessee Williams
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