Posts tagged "art"

Princess Hijab, The French Graffiti Artist Who Draws Burqas On Subway Ads

This short film follows Princess Hijab, a graffiti artist who skulks around the Parisian subway system, scribbling burqas on commercial advertising with a black Sharpie. The Princess appears to be a woman, but like other street artists (Banksy, for example), the true identity is unknown to protect her from police.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

Ouch! This Bra Pinches!

If you thought wearing a bra was uncomfortable before, imagine strapping on artist Laura Ann Jacobs clawed brassiere! It would, ahem, make you pretty crabby, no? According to AOL’s Weird News, “Her body of work includes more than 100 unusual, ornate sculptures of bras and corsets that are meant to poke fun at the extreme…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 9, 2010

Art Wars

Bloods go high-brow: Artist Dana Park Weiser pays tribute to classic gang hand signs with her sculpture series, “Throw ‘Em Up.” [Lost in a Supermarket]…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 8, 2010

Things We Love: Cindy Sherman And Her Hate For Couture

Iconic photographer Cindy Sherman made a name for herself by doing self-portraits in fabulous disguises. In the September issue of Pop magazine, Sherman had the opportunity to use the Chanel archives as her costume supply, from which she sampled classic vintage looks made by Coco herself, as well as Karl Lagerfeld’s contemporary designs. While Sherma…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 31, 2010

Yummy Gummi Bear Rug

As a candy, we think gummi bears are just OK. But as an artistic medium, well, they really shine. Chinese American artist YaYa Chou employs the chewy, gummy creations to fantastical effect. Chou’s “Gummi Bear Series” features sculptures coated in the tiny bears — like this meta faux bear rug made out of the saccharine…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2010

Giant Beaver Vagina Terrorizes The People Of Minnesota

Life must be slow in Bemidjii, Minnesota. Locals are up in arms over a piece of public art: Gaea, a human-sized beaver with a vagina painted on her belly. Gaea is just one of 10 beavers made by artist Deborah A. Davis, who says the pink folds and round nub are the hands of a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2010

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 see…

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
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