Posts tagged "art"

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…
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,…
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

Macaulay Culkin’s A Painter Now! Plus 11 Other Celebs Who Fancy Themselves “Artists”

Macaulay Culkin has been off the grid for awhile now, popping up looking sort of frail, which some gossip mongers attributed to a possible heroin addiction, but maybe Macaulay has just been too focused on his art to eat? And by art, I mean the paintings he's apparently been working on with the two friend…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 7, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Russian Pasta Artist

Dear Sergey Pakhomov aka The Pasta Artist, Six years ago you were working on an ad campaign for a Russian macaroni company and were struck by divine inspiration: what if you built models of various objects using macaroni? So you did, and the ad campaign fizzled, but your life was forever changed. Now you build…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 6, 2012

Pizza The Hut’s Family Portrait

You all know Pizza the Hut from the seminal 1987 Mel Brooks film, "Spaceballs." But here, for the first time, we meet the rest of Mr. Hut's saucy and cheesy family. Portland, Oregon, artist Ilan Schraer gives us a rare glimpse into the lives and minds of the Pizza the Hut family tree. […
By: Julie Gerstein / September 5, 2012

First Look: Goodbye, Life Savings; Hello, NARS x Andy Warhol

You know that saying about love — you know, the classic line from the classic film "The Hot Chick" — that it makes your heart beat faster and slower at the same time? Well, I have intimacy issues, but that's the kind of feeling I get towards new makeup releases, particularly when not one, but…
By: Rachel Krause / September 1, 2012

Finding Freedom: Artist Explores The Ocean In Underwater Wheelchair

Sue Austin is a performance and installation artist based in the UK. She has been wheelchair-bound since 1996, and dedicated her artistic work to "finding ways to understand and represent my embodied experience as a wheelchair user." Most recently this goal has led her to team with scientists and diving experts to create…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

The Creepy Art Work Of Jeffrey Johnson, The Empire State Building Shooter

According to The New York Post, St.JollysArt.com is a website featuring the artwork of the Jeffrey Johnson, the 58-year-old man who killed his former manager in front of NYC's Empire State Building last week, and eventually died at the hands of police. (Nine innocent bystanders were injured by police gunfire.)…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2012
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