What do nude pandas look like? What do naked artists wearing panda hats look like? On November 18, 2014, those questions you never asked will be answered. This is the date we launch Art F City’s 2015 panda calendar and print series, Artists as Pandas in the Nude—it will be an event to behold. All calendars and prints will be available for FREE with a tax-deductible donation to the blog.
Check back on the 18th and GET READY FOR SOME FUR. In the meantime, you can find out more after the jump.
These aren’t art GIFs, but if anyone remembers our Panda Liveblog during last year’s government shutdown, you’ll understand why we have such an affection for these guys. We spent more than two weeks broadcasting ourselves dressed as pandas while blogging. Check out our AWESOME recap video by Rhett Jones.
In any event, we’re not over this panda thing. Here are 10 more GIFs to prove it. More after the jump.
Color Wheel is a new series in which we identify a trending color in art for the week and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. In honor of PandaCam, this week’s color is black and white. Readers are invited to send us images they have on hand so long as they match the profiled colors and we’ll post the best ones we receive.
Back in 2010, a panda bear flash mobstormed Rob Pruitt’s show at Gavin Brown. The bears were needed to protest the show because Pruitt had used T-shirt graphics of pandas, without citing the emerging designers Jimiyo and AJ Dimarucot.
All this is to say that if you or anyone you know was part of Panda Mob, you are needed. Please send Pandas and heads this week, during business hours, to:
[Editor’s note: The video above compiles footage from AFC’s pandacam so readers have a sense of what we did over the course of the shutdown.]
The shutdown of the federal government has not affected everyone equally. Here at AFC, none of us are federal employees. None of us have ever been in nature. None of us require experimental medical treatments, and none of us are currently in space. We are all, however, fans of the National Zoo’s Pandacam, which has tragically been lost in the general disruption of public services.
But we’re not taking this lying down. Instead, we will dedicate ourselves to providing Pandacam services for as long as the government cannot, even if it requires a lot of lying down and occasionally live-pooping.