Posts tagged "art"

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…

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…

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]…

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

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…

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…

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]…

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…

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…

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’…

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 u…

Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2010

Adorn Your Walls (And Yourself) With Gemstones

Since I’m trying to get my home together, I’ve been on the hunt for cool things to frame so I can rid my apartment of its bare walls. My inner nerd loves gemstone prints and bookplates like the one above, which go for less than $75 on Etsy and eBay (and often cost around 20…

Catherine Strawn / March 23, 2010

Male Models Are More Than Pretty Faces?

Ladies and gentlemen who like gentlemen, there is now a reason far better than saving on Manhattan rent to move to Bushwick, Brooklyn: a bunch of male models being artsy in a space visible from the street. By “a bunch,” we mean four and by “visible from the street,” we mean it’s not weird to…

Lily Q / March 22, 2010

Photographer Mom Dressed Baby Up Like Hitler And Other Dictators

I like art a whole lot. And I love living in a country where people can create any kind of artwork they want without fear of being thrown in prison or killed. I’m guessing Nina Maria Kleivan, a Danish-Norwegian photographer, feels the same way. Eleven years ago, Kleivan created a series of photos of her…

Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2010

At The MoMA Today: See Marina Abramovic’s Live, Nude Performances

On Sunday afternoon I walked between a naked man and woman in public, through a doorway actually. They stared at me as I tried to avoid her breasts and to not graze his genitals with my oversized handbag. I couldn’t make eye contact with them, though I felt their breath. No, this wasn’t a sex…

Joanne Hinkel / March 16, 2010

Pricasso Paints With His Peen

Anyone who thinks painting is dead has clearly not been introduced to Australian artist Tim Patch, who goes by the name Pricasso. He paints portraits, landscapes, nudes, and sexual fare using his peen as his paintbrush. “I dip it in the paint and then apply it to the canvas,” he says. “I videotape all my…

Stepping In Crap Never Looked So Good

We wonder if these 10-inch platform heels made of elephant dung smell as horrible as they look. [HighSnobette]…

Leonora Epstein / March 9, 2010

New Jersey Family Forced To Cover Up “Indecent” Snow Babe

Despite what we’ve learned from “Jersey Shore,” not everyone in the Garden State is psyched to see public nudity. This week, the Gonzalez family of Rahway, NJ, were forced to cover up their snowy tribute to the Venus de Milo. After toiling for hours in the snow, the family got a visit from the po-po…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2010

The Cutest Morning Commute Ever

Artist Mark Reigelman spruces up public places like in this work, “Home Sweet Home,” in which he remodeled a bus stop to look like a quaint living room. [Homelife.com.au via NOTCOT]…

Leonora Epstein / March 4, 2010

Gaga Dolla Bills, Ya’ll

I love Lady Gaga just as much as everyone else. But there’s a surefire way to kill a good thing, and that’s overexposure. Right about now, I’m thinking we should take it easy on the Gaga obsession, for fear that we’ll become sick of her like a bad romance. Despite my fears, Craig Gleason got…

Bianca Posterli / February 5, 2010
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