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Woman Rubs Her Bare Butt All Over $30 Million Painting

Like many of us, the first thing I like to do when I’m wasted is find the nearest multi-million dollar painting and rub up all on it. That’s just what poor Carmen Tisch, of Denver, Colorado, was trying to do when she was stopped by police for punching and then pressing her bare ass on… More »


Smoking Kids Are Startling Art

Holy disturbing, Batman! These little nuggets are much too small to be sucking on the cancer sticks! Thankfully photographer Frieke Janssen didn’t give the children real cigarettes or cigars — they are “smoking” cheese. The artist was inspired, apparently, by that two-year-old boy in Indonesia who smoked 40 cigarettes a day. The depressing thing is,… More »


Perfect Dresses Made Of Paper

Artist Susan Stockwell makes intricate, gorgeous dresses out of paper goods, like maps and sheets of currency. The dresses mimic colonial styles, and reflect her interests in ecology, geo-politics, mapping, trade and global commerce. It’s this confluence of ideas that give her work an extra charge. Check out some of her paper dresses in this… More »


Celebs Reimagined In Classic Portraiture

Lining the walls of the MTV Voices Dinner were a collection of classic portraits reimagined with celebrity faces. Beyonce was cast as Queen Elizabeth I. We should probably expect the neck ruffle to make a comeback any second now. And Eminem wasn’t looking half bad as a decorated nobleman. I’ve always wanted to see him… More »


The Most Unappetizing Kitchenware Collection Ever

Artist, Christine Chin created this line of kitchenware entitled Sentient Kitchen. “While it is the nature of the human ego to cast suspicion on a challenge to human intellect, Sentient Kitchen products offer a non-threatening environment to explore the benefits of smarter, more sensitive solutions to our daily dining needs,” says Chin in her project statement. More »


Money Shot: The Art Of The Finger Bang

That is exactly what you think it is. An sculptural interpretation of finger banging. There’s more where that came from at South Korea’s Jeju Love Land, an erotic sculpture park featuring 140 sculptures of sexy stuff. Also of note, a gigantic mosaic penis that squirts water and a bronzed woman pleasuring herself. As Liz Lemon… More »


The Best Way To Get Your Art Collection Started

It was bound to happen. You got older. You got wiser. “The Crow” and the “Pulp Fiction” posters that were tacked up in your college living room made way for the more sophisticated framed skylines from Ikea and  machine-printed canvases from Urban Outfitters in the living room of your early twenties. And that brings us… More »


Really Cool Thing Worth Checking Out: The Sketchbook Project

This past weekend I stumbled into the Brooklyn headquarters of the Sketchbook Project and I’m now one of its biggest fans. Around for the past six years, the Sketchbook Project is a traveling library of artist sketchbooks that has a permanent home in Brooklyn. Visitors to the project can browse through and explore literally thousandsMore »


Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Words Of Wisdom

My friend Katelyn is terrified of flying. Like, sweating, crying, white-knuckles-gripping-the-armrest terrified. We took a trip to Hawaii a few years ago and things got really turbulent about halfway through the flight. I tried to comfort her by cracking jokes, holding her hand, and listing off air travel safety statistics, but ultimately the only thing… More »


Ron Swanson In Paper Doll Form Is As Awesome As It Sounds

Illustrator Kyle Hinton creates paper dolls based on his favorite TV characters, and man does he have good taste. He’s paper-ized the cast of “Arrested Development” and “Breaking Bad” and now he’s tackling “Parks And Recreation”. This little Ron Swanson is so perfect, from his well-groomed mustache to the turkey leg accessory. Check out Kyle’sMore »


Tanya Vlach’s ‘Grow A New Eye’ Camera On Kickstarter

When they rebuilt the Six Million Dollar Man, the doctors of the 1970s TV series made him “Better…stronger…faster.” Now, if San Francisco artist Tanya Vlach gets her way, she will be able to add “web-optimized” to that list.

Vlach, who lost an eye in a car accident, is now seeking funding for a… More »


“Jersey Shore” Season 4 Promos Offend Italians, Art Historians

Nothing is sacred to “Jersey Shore,” not even world-renowned priceless art. The season four promos, plugging the just-wrapped season the GTL gang filmed in Italy, depict juiced up and Snooki-fied works of art.

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Young Sean Connery In A Thong

Consider all of your curiosities about Sean Connery’s derriere satisfied. Before he was the dapper James Bond, Sean stripped down to his skivvies for art students when he needed extra cash. A painting of Sir Connery posing in a thong will be featured at an exhibit in Scotland’s Halliwell’s House Museum. The painting was discovered… More »


Do Your Eyes Match Your Sign?

How cool are these sketches of the eyes of the zodiac? I thought my round Taurus eyes were accurately represented, and when I showed it to my best friend, an astrology-obsessed Scorpio (naturally), she said, “The Gemini eyes need more sparkle and the Cancer eyes are missing some depth, but otherwise it looks pretty accurate.” More »


Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Jaws Of Life

I have one of Berkley Illustration’s awesome shark-wearing-a-suit prints hanging in my house, but now they’ve expanded their offerings to include this bottle opener featuring the world’s best-dressed great white. A quirky piece of art that also opens my beer? Yes, please! [$6, Berkley Illustration] … More »


Lindsay Lohan Does An Art Film Called “Lindsay Lohan”

The words ‘Lindsay Lohan’ and ‘art film’ may go together like ‘Anna Nicole Smith’ and ‘Buckingham Palace,’ but try to scrub “I Know Who Killed Me” from your brain for a minute if you can. The house arrest hellion is the star of an two-minute-long art film called “Lindsay Lohan” by Richard Phillips,… More »


What The Inside Of A Mermaid Looks Like

Once and for all, the Brazilian artist Walmor Correa answers the age-old question, how do mermaids poop? He does not adequately explain, however, how she becomes pregnant. [Walmor Correa via The Hairpin]
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James Franco Mutilates Himself In The Name Of Art

More high art on the way from Mr. James Franco. For his latest project, he is participating in a group art show called “Rebel,” a nod to “Rebel Without a Cause.” Part of the Venice Biennale and promoted by MOCA, the show is being described as a “fracturing [of] the themes and events housed within… More »


Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: I’m Not A Hipster, I Swear!

Are you wrongly accused of being a hipster just because you wear vintage dresses and men’s cardigans and have perfectly coiffed bangs? If so, whip out your thick-rimmed glasses and read the words on this adorable little print: “I’m not a hipster I just dress like one.” Might I suggest posting it by your front… More »


Lindsay Lohan Bites

Random fact: Lindsay Lohan has a vampire fetish. Her friend, photographer Tyler Shields, displayed four pics of an undead LiLo at an art gallery in Los Angeles. “Lindsay loves vampires,” Tyler told People magazine at the exhibit’s opening on Saturday night. “It’s well documented that she is a vampire fan, and I said we need… More »


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