Posts tagged "art"

Frisky Matchmaker: The Breast Painter Should Meet Pricasso

I may be slightly lost when it comes to dating myself, but I know a perfect match when I see one. Which is why I would like to set up Victoria, the Russian artist who paints with her boobs, and Tim Patch, the Australian known as Pricasso who paints with his peen. Seriously, not only…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 6, 2010

What The Hell Is Breast-Painting?

Breasts are good for lots of things, like feeding newborns and painting exquisite abstract artwork. A Russian artist named Victoria excels at the latter, dipping her jugglies on a palette of Dick Blick paint and smearing her paint-covered nipples on a canvas. Um, doesn't breast-painting hurt? Maybe she believes she has to suffer for her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

Creepy Tchotchkes You Don’t Want In Your Home

British artist Jessica Harrison's figurines kind of scare the crap out of me. Can you imagine your guest's reaction if you just casually placed the Maria figurine, a woman pulling out her guts, in your curio cabinet. Arrrggggghhhhh! After the jump, a few more of Jessica's frightening figurines. [Jessica Harrison]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 23, 2010

Bringing New Meaning To Penny Loafers

Artist Ben Heine makes a pair of shoes out of Euro coins. We wonder how much these would cost ... [Animal NY]…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 22, 2010

Frances Bean Cobain’s Art Isn’t Disturbing, It’s Good!

With Kurt Cobain as a dad and Courtney Love as a mom, it only makes sense that 17-year-old Frances Bean Cobain is an artiste. Under the pseudonym "Fiddle Tim," Frances Bean will exhibit several of her drawings at Los Angeles' La Luz De Jesus gallery and has sold all of her work for the reasonable…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

Slightly Creepy, Slightly Awesome: The DIY Damien Hirst Skull

Damien Hirst is a British artist known for the freak-out factor in his art. He first got famous for encasing huge dead sharks in tanks of formaldehyde, and in recent years combined bling with bereavement in a diamond-encrusted skull worth about $100 million. Now to be an owner of a Hirst work, if you want…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 14, 2010

Daughter Wants “Artsy” Footage Dad Filmed Of Her Breasts Out Of NYU’s Archives

When Emma Tamburlini was 11 years old, her father, the late Pop artist Larry Rivers, began videotaping her and her sister every six months, naked or topless, and talking about their budding breasts. He edited the footage into a 45-minute film about his daughters called "Growing." Rivers planned to show "Growing" as part of a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2010

Art From Rubik’s Cubes

There's something you don't know about me—I love Rubik's Cubes. I would spend hours trying to solve them as a kid and could never do it, but was way too stubborn to peel off the stickers. A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to solve one for real. I contacted a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 21, 2010

The Hair Timeline: A Weird New Way To Document Your Life?

Some people keep photo albums or blogs. Design student Miho Ishizuka, however, used her hair to document her life. For this project, she lopped off her locks at certain points in time, with each centimeter of hair representing one month. The bands represent different events from the year. Definitely something we've never seen before. We…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 10, 2010

Chatroulette Pervs Rendered In Charcoal

Anyone who's ever used Chatroulette knows it doesn't take long before your screen is infiltrated by pervs. Whether it's a set of boobs unexpectedly popping up to say hello or someone's man meat putting on a show, if you spend long enough on the site, you'll see it all. In a strange celebration of the…

By: Lily Q / June 8, 2010

Miranda July’s New Exhibit Is Adorable

We love Miranda July's book (No One Belongs Here More Than You) and movie ("Me and You and Everyone We Know"). So, shocker, we also dig her art. She has a new exhibit up in New York's Union Square called "Eleven Heavy Things" and it's pretty awesome. Most of the "things" are pedestals and scree…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 4, 2010

Anni Rapinoja Takes Fashion Back To Nature

Ca-yute! Anni Rapinoja creates fashion replicas with materials from plants. For all the nature girls out there. [TrendLand]…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 4, 2010

Johnny Depp Paints Vanessa Paradis (And More)

Johnny Depp revealed his skills as an artist in this weekend's issue of Madame Figaro, guest-edited by longtime partner Vanessa Paradis. Besides this portrait of Vanessa, the magazine ran his renderings of Marlon Brando, Keith Richards, and Julian Schnabel. Do you think Johnny is as talented a visual artist as he is an actor? [The

By: Catherine Strawn / May 17, 2010

American Able Photo Series Spoofs Hypersexual American Apparel Ads Using A Disabled Model

Photographer Holly Norris says on her website, "Rarely, if ever, are women with disabilities portrayed in anything other than an asexual manner, for ‘disabled’ bodies are largely perceived as ‘undesirable.’" To combat that perception, Norris has chosen to spoof the highly identifiable American Apparel ads, which the company claims feature "real women," though only real…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2010

DIY Coffee Lid Art Project

We've always been a little skeptical about the idea of making "art" out of garbage. Ribbon and a headband? Yes. A bit of old chain and the brooch your grandma gave you? Definitely. Two-day-old coffee filters and a sandwich wrapper? Maybe not. That said, we've got to give props to the guy who realized that…

By: Lily Q / April 27, 2010

Artist Damien Hirst Shows Us Where Babies Come From

A new Damien Hirst installation opened at the Oceanic Museum of Monaco earlier this month, and it features this mannequin (with a bun in the oven) that greets ships from her spot on the pier. Keep reading for a view of her better side. [Highsnobiety]…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 14, 2010

Nudity And Sex In Art Still Cause A Stir

Even though artists have been paying homage to the human form since the beginning, nudity and sex in art still cause a major commotion. Two works of art -- one newish and one really old -- are getting a lot of attention lately and making some people a little uncomfortable. On "The View," Barbara Walters

By: Catherine Strawn / April 14, 2010

Urban Outfitters Launches Artsy-Fartsy “Print Shop”

Urban Outfitters, your favorite mass retailer of faux-culture, has just gotten a bit more artsy-fartsy with the launch of its new Print Shop. After teaming up with Society6, "an international artist community representing more than 70 countries worldwide," Urban has selected works from their favorite artist members, and now presents you with a gallery of…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 12, 2010

Goth Glorified? Antwerp Museum Pays Homage To Black Clothing

Black is the whore of the fashion world. It gets passed around from group to group like nobody's business. See: Mourners, too-chic for school chicks, little dresses, beatniks, Goths, robbers. A shared cultural and fashion phenomenon, the color (or non-color, if you're really picky) definitely merits some analysis, which is what you get at Antwerp'…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 31, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Photographer Says Facebook Removed Her Breast Photos

Australian photographer Gemma Rose-Turnbull says a Facebook administrator removed two of her photographs from the site's "Photos" section because they depicted exposed breasts. One photograph showed a baby being breastfed, while the other showed a topless middle-age woman. Turnbull also had "sexy" photographs, such as from a wet T-shirt contest, which were left up by…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2010
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