My feelings on James Franco are well known, and I’m aware that some of you think that when it comes to JFrancs, I’m just some intolerant harpy, shaking my first in the air and cursing the various venerable degree-granting institutions he attends. If that’s how you feel, no hard feelings, skip ahead to the next post. The rest of us? We need to talk about something. James Franco is now trying to remake “Psycho.” With himself as Janet Lee.
Franco’s Psycho Nacirama is on view right now at London’s Pace Gallery, but just in case you can’t go, here’s an essay Franco wrote about it. His closing words say it all: “What’s my motivation? I’m just trying to get to the core of these weird recreations we call the movies.” He’s such a philosopher! [Guardian]
Vagina killer is the term I use for anything that kills a lady’s libido upon contact. For me, these things include any song by the Dave Matthews Band, long, pointy-toed dress shoes and now, Vaseline body armor. Let the record reflect that these petroleum jelly body suits are part of an art piece by South Korean artist Jung-ki Beak, and I respect art, of course.
“Every winter I need to apply Vaseline on my left-hand to prevent dryness, otherwise the skin becomes cracked because it is very thin and weak due to a burn that I got in my childhood. I make the armor as an art work as it is a symbol of protection, with Vaseline for the weak parts of the body such as head, hand and chest. I thought that armor was suitable for representing the meaning of Vaseline as a function of protection,” the artist said of his creations.
“Well, you won’t be needing any protection if you wear those things,” my vagina replied. [Metro UK]
Artist Mike Wrobel wanted to update the “Game of Thrones” crew with a new look, and wondered what they might wear if the show took place in the ’90s. Jon Snow, the broody, lady-lipped bastard son of Ned Stark, would most definitely have been into moody grunge bands. His girlfriend, Ygritte, probably started a Garbage cover band or something – maybe called Wild Trash? Instead of dragons, Daenarys might have had ferrets .(What? They’re scary.) And Jamie Lannister? Well, just click after the jump to see what he and Joffrey would have sported. [Mike Wrobel] Keep reading »
What you are looking at is a flesh flower from Heidi Hatry’s new photography exhibit, “Not A Rose.” The collection, on display at NYC’s Stux Gallery, features images of flowers made from “grotesque, immaculately manicured flesh debris and picturesque, nonchalant nature.” Meaning, her floral arrangements are made from offal and sex organs of deceased animals. This beautiful nightmare is an “immaculately manicured” cow vagina with a sheep penis center. GROTESQUE. [Huffington Post]
“I love a good piece of dolphin meat on my plate, but every time I feel bad for eating an endangered animal,” 32-year-old artist, Ai Hasegawa, told Vice. “We’re soon going to be facing a global food shortage crisis. But I still want to give life, I don’t want 30 years of painful menstruation to have all been in vain. And I want to eat good meat.”
What 30-something woman hasn’t been faced with such dilemmas concerning food and reproduction? While most of us chose to avoid dolphin meat/baby making, hoping the problem would rectify itself, Ai Hasegawa got busy looking for options that were “less costly than raising a human” with “fewer responsibilities.” To reconcile both her desire to give life and her need to eat good meat, she came up with an unconventional solution: the idea of women birthing endangered species and eating them.
Hasegawa’s project, “I wanna deliver a Shark…,” tackles “the problem of human reproduction in an age of over-population and environmental crisis” with a literal attempt to birth a shark. And why a shark? Because, her initial research suggests that sharks are the most compatible with the human body and “they’re endangered, their life-span is almost as long as that of a human, and most importantly, they’re delicious.” Keep reading »
Bea Arthur is baring all, on canvas that is. A nude painting of the late and great comedic icon will sell at auction today in New York City. The painting, which Arthur did not pose for and is not from this episode of “Golden Girls,” is expected to go for anywhere between $1.8 and $2.5 million. Read more on Celebuzz…
Ahem, excuse me Captain, but I think we’re being followed. This is the world’s largest rubber ducky, seen here floating around Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, its aim is to “spread joy around the world.” The duck has also been caught ducking off in Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Osaka, Japan. Where it’ll be next is anyone’s guess, but Hofman says he just wants to make people smile. “The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation,” he wrote on his website. “The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!” [Daily Mail]
This artwork you see before you in a 51-foot-tall inflatable turd sculpture called “Complex Pile.” The inflatable turd sculptor is named Paul McCarthy, although I originally read his name as Paul McCartney and was freaking out for several moments about how and when Sir Paul McCartney diverged from music to inflatable poop sculptures. I was having a hard time processing that. Let me tell you, I am relieved. Anyway, Paul McCarthy‘s other work included a giant inflatable ketchup bottle and a giant inflatable butt plug. Clearly this man is a genius. “Complex Pile” is on display in Hong Kong right now, if you feel like checking out a humongous shit. [Laughing Squid]
It’s always interesting to see our favorite celebs without makeup, and now, thanks to graphic artist Eddi Aguirre, we can also get a glimpse of what the most famous doll in the world might look like sans fards. Barbie has under-eye bags and flyaways? You better believe it! [Boing Boing]