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Art in Canada: Lampwork beads by Sherry Bellamy

We love Art, all kind of Art. We follow the work of many, many artists. Hundreds of links of websites filled with beautiful works made by inspired and creative artists. So it was time was share them with you, as we already did before but with one little change. We received emails from Spanish, Swedish, American, Mexican and other readers asking us why we didn’t talk about this particular artist, coming from their country… So here we are dear ...


Owen Maseko: support free expression in Zimbabwe!

This week-end, Max Dana posted an article on her blog about Owen Maseko: Owen Maseko, a Zimbabwean artist under arrest. She follows the artist and his work for a long time and she wrote about his arrest last week (via This is Zimbabwe). Yesterday, Amnesty International called on Zimbabwe’s Government to end repression of public debate on past and ongoing human rights violations, following the detention of a well known artist for work depicting ...


Pierre Soulages: black like you never saw it before

This post is for all the fans of Max Dana‘s work who want to know more about her inspiration, where it comes from and who inspires her. Working with her and knowing her well, we are supposed to know many things about her work but we are far from knowing everything. For example, we of course know she likes black (in her drawings, her paintings… and in what she wears) but we learned a lot from her recent post on her Blog. It is about ...


Keith Haring’s 1985 Mural at Deitch Projects

  In 1985, Keith Haring painted a 70-foot-long mural for the South of Market Childcare Center (SOMACC) in San Francisco. Today the wall is exposed at Deitch Projects (18 Wooster Street, New York), until February 16, 2010. Keith Haring is unquestionably one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, mixing Abstract Expressionism and Pop in a very unique way.   Information about the exhibition at Deitch Projects (visit website):   Deitch Projects ...


IXIA: nature, whimsically re-arranged

  Working with Max Dana for quite a long time now, we are used to discover almost everyday, the many aspects of the World of Sama and the creative world of our beloved artist. We appreciate creativity whatever the form is can take and recently, we were very impressed by the amazing work done by the San Francisco based company, IXIA. ‘Nature, re-arranged’ that’s it.   Read ‘About IXIA’ from their Website:   Walk into IXIA ...


L.A Graphic Artists Guild Meet & Greet Tonight

  We know some of the Sama Readers live in the Los Angeles area, and we also know some of you are graphic artists or at least interested by this artistic field. That’s why we wanted to let you know that tonight, Friday January 8 2010, at 7:00PM, the Graphic Artists Guild is holding a Graphic Artists Meet & Greet in Los Angeles.   Location information and directions:   Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 South Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA ...


The Rotating Kitchen by Zeger Reyers

 We were very intrigued, to say the least, when we watched the video of Dutch artist Zeger Reyers‘ installation “Rotating Kitchen“. The introduction says: ‘The Rotating Kitchen by Zeger Reyers was put into motion during the opening of the exhibition Eating the Universe at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, last Friday. It will keep rotating slowly until February 28th 2010’. It’s part of the program “Eating the ...


Georgios Maridakis and the Porcelain Vase Clock

Porcelain and a hammer, that’s the idea of this Porcelain Vase Clock created by Greek designer (born in Heraklion, so poetic!) Georgios Maridakis. Every hour, the tiny hammer knocks on the vase placed on the stand. Different vases produce different sounds and the vase will shatter, eventually. We loved the concept. You can also check Maridakis’ other designs on his official website. Only advice: don’t that with a Ming vase…


Úna Burke: when Art meets Fashion

  Sometimes, even if you are not into fashion at all, a designer’s work can catch your attention. Úna Burke is one of them. The astonishing picture illustrating this post has been seen by all the Sama Team and we couldn’t not share it with you . Just read the Collection description from  Úna Burke Official Website to get a better idea about the Conceptual collection of Fashion Artifacts.   This is a conceptual collection of wearable ...


An Interview with Frank Kozik at Juxtapoz

  Juxtapoz published a very interesting interview of Frank Kozik. It was during The Art of Rebellion, an art show in NYC featuring 10 iconic rock poster artists, and Juxtapoz got a chance to speak with renowned artist, Frank Kozik. They talked about the artistic process, the state of the music industry, and his Kid Robot toys.   Kozik’s quick bio (from Wikipedia):   Frank Kozik was born in Madrid, Spain. At the age of 14 he moved to the United ...






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