Posts tagged "art"

Restorers Discover A Big Old Erect Penis In A Classic 17th Century Painting

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that folks back in olden times (a) had a sense of humor and (b) had dirty minds just as bad as ours. But it’s true.

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 3, 2009 - 3:30 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | August 28, 2009 - 7:20 pm

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,…

Leonora Epstein | August 25, 2009 - 3:10 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | August 23, 2009 - 11:00 am

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,…

Leonora Epstein | August 21, 2009 - 7:15 pm

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…

Annika Harris | August 20, 2009 - 1:30 pm

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…

Nina Carbone | August 18, 2009 - 6:00 pm

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…

Simcha | August 18, 2009 - 4:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | August 18, 2009 - 1:40 pm

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.

Susannah Breslin | August 17, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | August 12, 2009 - 5:40 pm

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…

Nina Carbone | August 5, 2009 - 7:50 pm

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…

Justine Fields | August 5, 2009 - 6:50 pm

“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…

Nikki Dowling | August 3, 2009 - 8:00 pm

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…

Nikki Dowling | August 2, 2009 - 4:30 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | July 31, 2009 - 7:30 pm

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…

Nikki Dowling | July 30, 2009 - 5:40 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | July 30, 2009 - 12:50 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | July 27, 2009 - 11:45 am

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,…

Erin Flaherty | July 8, 2009 - 5:20 pm
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