Posts tagged "art"

When Life Gives You A Breakup, Make Art

Writers often turn their relationships -- failed and successful -- into stories and novels. But they're not the only creative types spinning exes into gold. Recently, a few visual and performance artists have used dating and breakups as a starting point for their work. At least some people are finding uses for their relationship failures.
By: Catherine Strawn / May 12, 2009

The Guerrilla Girls Go Down In History

The Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous activists whose mission is to fight discrimination against female and minority artists in the art world, have sold a bunch of documents, letters, and artwork to the Getty Research Institute for an undisclosed sum. This is kind of ironic because the Guerrilla Girls have protested against the art…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 9, 2009

Presidential Pornography

Painter Justine Lai's series of erotic oil paintings depicting the artist banging it out with U.S. Presidents massage two nerdy pleasure centers: history and sex. Are you reading this, History Channel? Less Nazis, more Presidential pegging please! The artist's intent is to break down the mythological idea of the President, expose their inherent humanity and…
By: John DeVore / March 27, 2009

The World’s Tiniest Brothel

Leanne Eisen is a Toronto-based artist who creates dollhouse scenes that depict the human condition. One of her most intriguing photo-based series is "Play," for which Eisen built miniature replicas of brothel interiors. While most dollhouses contain scenes of perfect domesticity, Eisen's rooms allow viewers a downsized peek inside the mostly…
By: Susannah Breslin / March 20, 2009

Is This Ad Misogynist?

The Museo Tamayo in Mexico City has created some shock-advertising that has left some viewers scratching their heads and some suggesting misogyny. In the ad, a woman stands in what one can assume is the museum, her finger on her chin as if contemplating a work of art hanging on the wall i…
By: Susannah Breslin / March 11, 2009

Center Of All Eyes

I woke one day and decided to be the artist’s model at the local art school instead of being one of the painters/sculptors as I usually am. Most artist’s models always looked a little spacey to me and uncomfortable, even unhappy to be the one standing nude in front of students. What I had not…
By: DivineCaroline.com / February 15, 2009

Have A Killer Valentine’s Day

I'm already a fan of the strange creature art made by LA-based artist Liz McGrath -- and I love this weirdly special, customized Valentine's Day gift that she's selling in her online store. If you want to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day in a totally…
By: Susannah Breslin / February 5, 2009

DIY: Instant Art

Looking to make your cell of an apartment a little less depressing without pissing off your crotchety landlord? Painting your blues away will also mean kissing your deposit good bye and those N'Sync posters are kind of unacceptable at this point. So what's a budget-conscious girl to do? Though the options outside of boy band…
By: Robyn Moreno / February 1, 2009

I, Woman Robot

The Three Laws of Female Robotics: 1. A female robot must always have perfect makeup, even if her arm is falling off. 2. A female robot must have at least one spare head available to her at all times. 3. A female robot will only find a mate if she follows the First and Second…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 29, 2009

Is This Mannequin MP3 Player Sexist?

This converted mannequin created by Detroit-based designer Bob Turek is causing quite the blogosphere kerfuffle. In case you're not clear as to what the heck is going on here, Turek remixed a mannequin torso into an MP3 player. Ergo, those are speakers in her boobs, plugged in care of her hoo-ha. As Turek…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 26, 2009

How To Buy Affordable Art

So you can finally afford an “It” bag (though you loathe the term), a vacation to another continent, and a couch that doesn’t require assembly. So why pray tell do you still have that sappy Klimt poster hanging over your bed? It’s time to outfit your pad with some REAL art. I’m not suggesting you…
By: Robyn Moreno / January 25, 2009

Strange Jewelry Designs By Lucy Rowlands

Lucy Rowlands is a 24-year-old, UK-based jewelry designer who makes wearable artworks. Her Oral Examination Device is a ring with a mirror attachment that comes with a set of instructions and enables its wearer to expose the interior of her oral cavity to others. "Be prepared for any adverse reaction from…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 20, 2009

Attack Of The Zombie Barbie!

One of my favorite fashion bloggers, Oslo, Norway's Are Sundnes of Paranaiv, has created this lovely Barbie of the Undead. No longer nice, blond, and sweet, Zombie Barbie is gently eaten, somewhat gray, and stands over a random limb that she was likely gnawing upon. Bad Undead Barbie! Flesh-eating Barbie and…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 10, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Breast Clouds, Naughty Sculptures, And Sexy Show Jumpers

The BBC has an article on its website with the headline "Clouds that look like breasts." The article discusses clouds called "mammatus," a name derived from the Latin word for breast. [BBC]…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 21, 2008

Masterpiece Theater: This Is Art

See that photo to the left? It took me 15 minutes to make. I'm sure you're thinking, "That piece of 'art' looks like crap. Any four year old could have made it." You may be right, but I'm proud of "Striped Mountains," as I call my creation. I made it at ThisIsSand.com. It…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 15, 2008

The Frisky Wedding Gift Guide: Only Online

ZOMG! It's wedding season! You know what that means? If you're getting married, you've got to register for gifts and if you're going to a wedding (or many weddings, as these things tend to come in droves), you've got to start purchasing. Most wedding registries are done online these days, but not everyone registers at…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2008

Star Trek: Bead-Dazzled

Ever wanted to run your hands all over Captain Kirk? Well, you’re not the only perverted geek. Artist Devorah Sperber has strung along Spock, McCoy, Kirk, Sulu, and even Uhura. She nailed them all by being crafty and recreated scenes from a vintage Star Trek episode in bead and spool curtains. The pieces are a…
By: Simcha / May 7, 2008

Online Dating As Art

"I Want You To Want Me," an interactive installation at MoMA, uses information from online dating profiles to explore the search for love and self. I wonder if my profile is included. [I Want You To Want Me]…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 22, 2008

Paris Hilton’s Artful Nipple

PixlPorn.com is a site with nude celeb photos you can actually peruse while you're at work. How is it possible, you ask, to view Paris Hilton's nipple, Pamela Anderson's vagina, and Colin Ferrell's penis without getting bad looks from my boss? Well, the photos are of such low resolution that you actually can't…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 18, 2008

Ivy League Student Induces Miscarriages In The Name Of Art!

Check this story out. Aliza Shvarts is a senior at Yale, majoring in Art. For her senior art project she has been documenting "a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself 'as often as possible' while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2008
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