Posts tagged "art"

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…

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 u…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 10, 2010

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]…

By: 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…

By: 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]…

By: 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…

By: Bianca Posterli / February 5, 2010

Artist Katie Sokoler Keeps The Kid Inside Alive

In-flight magazines almost never hold my attention—more often than not, I lose interest in them once I figure out the crossword puzzle is already completed. After this, I usually find myself flipping through Sky Mall and picking out all the outrageous things I could buy for my cat if I had all the…

By: Kelli Bender / January 24, 2010

Gap And SF MoMA Tap Ed Ruscha, Other Artists For T-Shirt Collab

We’re loving us some artsy fartsy style today. The SF branch of MoMA has just released a series of artist-designed t-shirts in collaboration with the Gap to celebrate the museum’s 75th anniversary. The goods feature the work of some of our favorite artists like photographer Ed Rushcha, who made a color block address-book image, and…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 18, 2010

Photographer Meg Wachter Dumps SpaghettiOs On Her Pal

In her series “Dumped!,” Brooklyn-based photographer Meg Wachter pours everything from Pepto-Bismol to cottage cheese to Fruit Loops on her friends’ heads and snaps their reactions. Is it wrong that I find these pics strangely erotic? [Meg Wachter Photo]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2010

Behold The Music Flesh Map

Fleshmap is a series of studies done by artists dedicated to an inquiry into human desire and its expression through touch, feel, and sound. Yep—it’s a little bit of crazy art science for ya. My favorite study on the site is about music genres and body parts. It maps out the body parts invoked most…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 13, 2010

Check This Out: Artsy Barbie

Looks like there’s a Barbie art trend catching on. Not too long ago, we saw some amazing re-creations of Lady Gaga costumes modeled by the doll, and now we’ve come across another designer who makes her over according to artist themes. There’s Vermeer “Girl With a Pearl Earring” Barbie and Coco Barbie. She also star…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 11, 2010
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