When You’ve Seen Yourself Dead, It Changes You.

Make-up 2008 – Saskia Edens Silver Skeleton 2007 – Pete Ippel

Conceptual Art Is Misunderstod.

Those that support conceptual art (performance art, video art, social sculpture, happenings etc.) art are mocked by those that do not understand it…and the myth of disbelief, shock, and awe is perpetuated by popular media. Mimicry is common BECAUSE there is a long history of conceptual art, even when it’s lost. The concepts surrounding this […]

If You’re Having a Tough Day, Read Brian Wilson’s Quote And Watch Heather Dorniden’s 600m Race

Brian Wilson gets it. “You can’t be a pro unless you dive in,” Wilson said. “You can’t just put one foot in and say, ‘Oh, well let’s just test this out.’ You’ve got to dive in and you’ve got to swim around in your dreams. You have to go for it.” “If you can’t fly […]

The Grit and The Grind: Exploring The Artistic Hustle, Commonalities, and Myth

This workshop will explore commonalities among The Bay Area’s innovative, musicians, poets, entrepreneurs, artists, and politicians. Starting with hip-hop as a visible, accessible entry point to the grand metaphor of a creative career path we will canvass our community for inspirational stories, myths, fictions, half-truths, lies, facts, and constructions. After discussion and research the workshop […]

The Seven Things You Must Know Before Purchasing Contemporary Art

When you learn how to best answer these questions, you are ready to buy some art. Get educated, enjoy life, support artists. What am I looking at? What is my budget? Can I make it myself? Why do I like it? Is it an investment? Can I store it? Will it degrade? Contact Pete Ippel […]

Celebrating My Visiting Faculty Appointment At SFAI With Some Mc Connell’s Ice Cream

Celebrating My Visiting Faculty Appointment At SFAI With Some Mc Connell’s Ice Cream., originally uploaded by hypermodern. Today is a very happy day. Will be teaching one day a week at the San Francisco Art Institute for the fall semester. Pete Ippel – Artist / Athlete – hypermodern.net – Taken at 3:28 PM on July […]

Free Money, Sticky Fingers

Earlier this month I participated in SOMArts Community Center’s show “MOMENTS (Bringing Back the Now)”. At the opening, Justin Hoover, the newly hired director of the gallery space, re-created the 100 Performances for the Hole that he formerly curated out of his Garage San Francisco’s Pacific Heights Neighborhood. For 100 Performances for the Hole Take-Two, […]