Posts tagged "art"

Kate Moss Can Just Sell Her Tattooed Skin If She Ever Goes Broke (Not Likely)

''[Lucian Freud] told me about when he was in the navy, when he was 19 or something, and he used to do all of the tattoos for the sailors. And I said, 'Oh my God, that's amazing.' And he went, 'I can do you one. What would you like? Would you like creatures of the…

By: Rachel Krause / November 23, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 11 Artsy Movie Posters

Once you move out of your college dorm room, it's generally frowned upon to plaster your walls with crinkled "Animal House" posters. You can get around the stigma by putting your movie posters in ornate frames (which is what I did with my beloved "Spice World" poster) or you can show your love for your…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 23, 2012

Sienna Miller Stripped Down For A Pregnant Portrait (NSFW)

Sienna Miller had her first child over the summer with Robert Pattinson's adorable BFF Tom Sturridge, but just before she popped out daughter Marlowe (what, is that not a clinical term?), she posed for a nude portrait by her artist friend Jonathan Yeo. The painting itself is actually quite beautiful, but Yeo had to go…

By: Rachel Krause / November 7, 2012

James Franco Is Covered In Paint, Making Weird Art

God bless James Franco for always keeping things interesting. Here he is getting down and dirty with a set of paints with what looks like a giant Gumby doll inside someone's bedroom. If you don't understand, it's just because you don't get modern art. [ONTD] Pippa Middleton's new boyfriend has a brother who is a "raging…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2012

Do Not Want: Jawbone Sunglasses

One of my dad's main hobbies when I was growing up was collecting and cleaning skulls, so I probably feel a bit more comfortable with bones, teeth, and cartilage than the average person (my brothers and I used to play with one particular manta ray exoskeleton as if it were a GI Joe doll). Even so,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 6, 2012

Life Dream Status: A Trampoline Bridge In Paris

Paris is my favorite city in the world (so original, right?), and before today I didn't think there was anything that could make it better. But after seeing this conceptual photo of a giant trampoline bridge across the Seine, well, I stand corrected. Dreamed up by architects at Atelier Zündel Cristea, the idea took third…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 1, 2012

Thank Goodness For Pretty Thank You Cards

Finding the motivation to send a proper thank you note is almost impossible--unless I have a stack of beautiful thank you notes sitting on my desk, in which case I'm so excited to use them that I start thanking everyone for everything. Thank you, 5th grade teacher, for believing in me! Thank you, best friend,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Creepy Or Genius? Artist Gives Men A Peek Into The Ladies Room

Austrian artist Alexander Riegler must really want a meeting in the ladies room, because for his latest project, he's installed a one-way mirror in the bathroom of a local cafe in order to capture what women really do in the bathroom. Riegler swears he's not a perv, and promises that the mirror only captures wome…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 24, 2012

A Baby That’s Pregnant With A Baby That’s Pregnant With A Baby

Calm down. Baby's First Baby is not a real toy. It's art, dammit! The piece by Darren Cullen will be part of a group show called "Moral Holiday," showing at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Of his human pregnancy wormhole, Cullen says: "It seems like the majority of news websites covering this have misunderstood…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 19, 2012

French Artist Sculpts A 330-Pound Cube Out Of Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick

Leave it to the French to come up with a fresh, creative, avant-garde use for a practical product from one of their most iconic brands: conceptual artist Fabrice Hyber crafted a 330-pound, one-meter cube, titled "1m3 de Beauté" (or "One Cubic Meter of Beauty") of solid Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in shade…

By: Rachel Krause / October 18, 2012

Do Not Want: Tooth Shoes

These toothy oxfords, made with a pair of British dress shoes and over 1,000 dentures, are just an art project at this point, but let's hope they don't become a trend. I have a hard enough time remembering to floss the teeth in my mouth--I'm not sure I could handle the extra responsibility of flossing…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2012

Start Saving Up, Hipsters: This Bike Costs $70,000

Classic Schwinn not doing it for you anymore? Yearning for a ride that will really get you noticed? How about this one-of-a-kind beech wood bike? Inspired by a famous 19th century chair designed by Michael Thonet (side note: who are the people who are keeping track of famous chairs? Should I know about famous chairs?),…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 10, 2012

The End Is Nigh: Costco Starts Sells Andy Warhols Now

Costco, the big box retailer, sells virtually everything -- engagement rings, meats, coffins -- and now they're extending their empire to the art market. Apparently Costco used to sell fine art, but stopped after the authenticity of a couple of Picasso paintings it sold was questioned. The store began relisting art a couple of week…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 9, 2012

And You Thought Your Stilettos Were Uncomfortable…

Artist Leanie van der Vyver created these insanely high leather heels, aptly titled "Scary Beautiful," to draw attention to the strange and intense ways humans alter themselves to achieve "perfection." The front heel requires the wearer to lean forward onto their shins in order to stand and walk upright(ish). Extreme? Yes, but if you had…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 9, 2012

Meet “Pricasso” The Penis Painter (NSFW)

Like Tim Patch aka Pricasso, I also get all my best ideas when I'm in the bathroom. Unlike him, it's never occurred to me to make a smiley face with my pee. Lucky for Pricasso, this idea led him to start experimenting with using his penis (and sometimes his balls and/or bum) as a paintbrush.

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2012

We Want To Go To There: Dublin’s Urban Playground

For a project called "The City Is A Playground," artist and self-described "urban hacktivist" Florian Rivière used hot pink duct tape to create playground games around the city of Dublin. He improvised mazes and hopscotch squares and race tracks in all kinds of unexpected places, but unfortunately for those of us who would love to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 25, 2012

Artist Documents 160-Pound Weight Loss In Dressing Room Photos

When photographer Julia Kozerski lost 160 pounds following her wedding in 2009, her weight loss journey culminated in a beautiful--and heartbreaking--nude portrait series called "Half," which explored the emotional repercussions of losing half of your self. But in addition to these striking artworks, Kozerski was also documenting the process in a more casual, intimate way:…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 24, 2012

The Met Costume Institute Chooses An Unlikely Subject For Next Year’s Exhibit

Killer news for gritty Sid Vicious appreciators and louche Givenchy fanatics alike: the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has announced the subject of next year's illustrious spring exhibition, and they're drawing inspiration from some very badly behaved candidates. On the heels of this year's "Schiaparelli and Prada" exhibit, which drew less-than-desirable numbers, the museum…

By: Rachel Krause / September 16, 2012

As You Can See, We’re All Made Of Stars

When astrophysicist Carl Sagan said, "We're made of star stuff," he was speaking about the fact that human beings are quite literally composed of elements that were forged within the cores of stars that went supernova. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from," he posited, "because the cosmos is also…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 13, 2012

Amy Mebberson Shows That Disney Characters Can Wear High-Fashion

Amy Mebberson is a frequent staple of our Things We Saw Today posts, an artist who not only uses her spare time to create adorable Disney and Muppets crossover art, but who draws a lot of Disney stuff professionally, from being the regular cover artist for Boom! Studios' Muppets, Pixar, Darkwing Duck and other Disney titles, to her current stint a…

By: The Mary Sue / September 9, 2012
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