Posts tagged "art"

What Would You Put on Display At the Museum Of Broken Relationships?

At this point in my life, I have enough memorabilia from broken relationships to fill an entire museum. As a writer, I tend to heal after a breakup by writing about it—helps me understand what went wrong. But there aren’t always words to express how painful, sad, annoying, or existentially confusing a breakup can be.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2009

Sex And Fashion Meet Beads And Felt

Think arts and crafts projects are all about camp activities and innocent fun? French artist Marianne Batlle causes us to think again. While her handmade beaded broaches are super crafty, they also channel the world of haute couture with portraits of cute Coco Chanels with signature pearls, cartoonish Karl Lagerfelds, and a flamboyant John Galliano.

By: Leonora Epstein / August 25, 2009

Missed Connections Art By Sophie Blackall

Admit it. From time to time, you browse Craigslist's Missed Connections, secretly hoping that you'll recognize a description and realize you are the "girl on the A train." What could be more romantic than someone experiencing love at first sight? Artist Sophie Blackall brings these moments to life. Using striking "New York Missed Connections" posts,…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 23, 2009

Porcelain Planters Depict Parks And (True) Recreation

Some artists choose to see life through rose-colored glasses. Then there are those who see gritty reality, and still try to make something pretty out of it. Take Tristan Zimmermann, a designer who created these bonsai planters (pretty) and incorporated the concept of what parks are really like (reality). The white porcelain pottery depicts disturbing…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 21, 2009

What Is A Junk Monster?

No, that's not the slang term for a hoarder, although it would totally fit. Junk monsters are the strange suits London-based photographer Danny Treacy crafts from items he finds in "lonely places," like the woods, parking lots, and landfills. Once the junk monster suit is completed to Treacy's satisfaction, he wears it in his life-size…

By: Annika Harris / August 20, 2009

Crave: 500 Colored Pencils

Calling all artists and creative types—and those who just think they're the next Da Vinci! Social Designer, a company that strives to get people thinking and creating differently, has started a colored pencils of the month club. Well, sort of. After you sign up, once a month you get a batch of 25 different colored…

By: Nina Carbone / August 18, 2009

New Sculpture Is Hands On, Balls Out

Installation artists Jason Krugman, Stella Kim, and Ben Chao have got balls! Their latest piece of work is a giant replica of a scrotum. And much like your man’s fun bags, the Teste Touch responds to a gentle caress and, er, rises to the occasion. Check out this vid of the interactive art in action.

By: Simcha / August 18, 2009

Artist Carves Faces Out Of Fashion Magazines

We here at Der Frisky are loving these amazing carved fashion magazine artworks by Nate Page. We're not entirely sure how he reconstructs these deconstructed glossy pages, but it involves "drawing and assemblage," and the results are beautiful and haunting. Here, he appears to have carved the face out of Naomi Watts on the cover…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 18, 2009

Woman Artist Turns Self Into Human Skin Rug

No, that's not a deflated woman. It's Chrissy Skin Rug, a work of art created by New York-based sculptor Chrissy Conant. What is it? A silicone rubber cast of herself. To make it, she shaved her body, coated herself in Vaseline, and lay spread-eagle on the floor, where she was covered with molding material. It'…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 17, 2009

Fashion History Is Pretty But Painful

Has anything changed for women since the 1880s? We're still stuffing ourselves into too-small clothes like skinny jeans and wreaking havoc on our feet with dangerously steep platform shoes. But that's nothing in comparison to what our foremothers went through to look good -- or stay incredibly thin). "Suffer for Beauty," an exhibition at the…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 12, 2009

Club Monaco’s New High Art Obsession

Call it one gorgeous example of wearable art: Club Monaco has just released a new collection of accessories based on the work of American artist Alexander Calder. Well-known for his mixed-media sculptures and kinetic aesthetic (he was the "inventor" of the mobile), it was Calder's lower-profile accessories work recently exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of

By: Nina Carbone / August 5, 2009

A Sculpture Of Angelina Breastfeeding, Plus Other Odd Celebrity Artworks

Controversial celebrity sculptor Daniel Edwards has unveiled his latest work: a park-bench-sized statue of Angelina Jolie in the nude, double breastfeeding her twins. This artistic work of public indecency (she’s not wearing pants!) is called “Landmark for Breastfeeding” and was inspired by Jolie’s cover photograph on W magazine last year. Edwards decided that, in order…

By: Justine Fields / August 5, 2009

“The Female Gaze” Art Exhibit Looks Pretty Sweet

If you live in New York City, or even if you don't, we think you should head to Manhattan gallery Cheim & Read and check out "The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women." This art exhibit tries to get away from the stereotype of women as passive and sexy. The ladies depicted in this art…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 3, 2009

Artist Manages To Make Chocolate Unappetizing

Artist Stephen J Shanabrook's work may be the best diet out there. He molds yummy things like chocolate and cotton candy into such unappetizing sculptures we shudder when we think about putting these "treats" in our mouths. Shanabrook sculpts chocolate into body parts, like ugly ears and fat fingers. He also makes chocolate scars and…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 2, 2009

From MTV To Art: “The Hills” In Pastels

Vancouver-based artist Karin Bubaš was watching "The Hills" last year when she realized the range of emotions shown by the characters on the MTV reality show would make for good art, especially since so many of us are familiar with the drama depicted, so she decided to recreate some of the show's epic moments using…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 31, 2009

Get Excited, Tim Burton Is Coming To the Museum Of Modern Art

If you haven’t been to a museum in a while, we have one very good reason why, come fall, you should. From November to April 2010, never-before-seen art by Tim Burton will be on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit will feature 700 works, including 14 films, as well as puppets,…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 30, 2009

One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s … Shrunken Head?

Paris-born artist Junior Fritz Jacquet has figured out a unique way to give new life to old toilet paper rolls. In an effort to keep the cardboard cores from clogging landfills, Jacquet turns them into eco-art through a series of intricate origami-like folds, enhanced with layers of richly colored paint and varnish. The result i…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 30, 2009

Cats Are Funny!

A lot of people up here in this website are dog people. Me? I'm a cat person. (RIP Kurtis!) I love this animated series, "Simon's Cat," in which a guy named Simon suffers the various hijinks of his feline friend. The cartoons are created by Simon Tofield, a British animator who has three cats: Hugh,…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 27, 2009

Is Fashion Art? (Margiela Couture Makes Us Wonder)

LA Times blogger Elizabeth Snead has a bone to pick with Maison Martin Margiela's couturiers. She writes:"The oceans are dying, children are suffering around the world, the ozone is disappearing, and the polar ice caps are melting, and this is the best idea you can come with up for us to wear in a few…

By: Erin Flaherty / July 8, 2009

Boys Make Passes At Girls Who Wear Glasses (And Look Like This)

There are many old adages that say guys don't like girls who wear glasses, that having four eyes is simply not attractive, and that nerds get no play. New Zealand photographer/illustrator Kelly Thompson proves everyone wrong with her mixed media exhibit "Bookworms Never Go To Bed Alone," on display at the Gorker Gallery in Melbourne,…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 7, 2009
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