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Sorry, Levi’s: Turns Out, Jeans Are Way, Way Older Than We Thought

While many like to believe that Levi Strauss invented denim as we know it in 1873, it turns out that jeans have a much, much longer history. Historians have known…

Leonora Epstein | September 22, 2010 - 1:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2010 - 2:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 9, 2010 - 11:10 am

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] …

Leonora Epstein | September 8, 2010 - 5:40 pm

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

Leonora Epstein | August 31, 2010 - 7:45 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 30, 2010 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2010 - 3:45 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 6, 2010 - 2:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2010 - 4:50 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | July 23, 2010 - 11:20 am

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] …

Leonora Epstein | July 22, 2010 - 11:10 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2010 - 6:10 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | July 14, 2010 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2010 - 3:20 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 21, 2010 - 7:45 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | June 10, 2010 - 3:20 pm

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…

Lily Q | June 8, 2010 - 5:18 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 4, 2010 - 6:30 pm

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 - 2:40 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | May 17, 2010 - 3:50 pm
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