“Pride” takes on a whole new meaning at Manbar, a London gay bar that just got its own shirtless Prince Harry mural — our royalty is more bangable than your royalty, Swedes. Manbar commissioned artist Mike Bliss to put a shirtless Hot Ginge outside its Charing Cross pub and surprise, surprise, it’s quite popular with the ladies … and gentlemen. [BuzzFeed, London Evening Standard]
When I was a kid, my family drove to upstate Connecticut once a year to visit friends. On the long, dark drive through the woods on the way home, my older sisters and brothers (and mom — thanks, Mom) had me convinced boogeymen were in the trees, just waiting to drop on our minivan. I was legit terrified. Whole new generations of small children who live in Big Foot Country and Loch Ness will now be freaked out by these six faux vintage travel ads marketing the local monsters. Artist Fernando Reza bases his ads on classic TWA designs of the “Mad Men” era. You can purchase each print for $35, if you feel like convincing friends you really did battle alligators in the subways of NYC. [Flavorwire]
”[Lucian Freud] told me about when he was in the navy, when he was 19 or something, and he used to do all of the tattoos for the sailors. And I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s amazing.’ And he went, ‘I can do you one. What would you like? Would you like creatures of the animal kingdom?’ I mean, it’s an original Freud. I wonder how much a collector would pay for that? A few million? … If it all goes horribly wrong I could get a skin graft and sell it! It’s probably the only one on skin that’s still around, because when he was in the navy he was about 19. Can you imagine?”
— Considering the late, great artist‘s nude painting of Kate Moss sold for £3.9 million (Sienna Miller could learn a thing or two from Kate’s choice in pregnant portraiture), which equates to approximately $6.2 million, the morbid fact of the matter is that his etching of two swallows on the supermodel’s lower back would likely be worth exponentially more. (If people actually did that stuff, that is. Do they? Don’t tell me.) That is one fancy tramp stamp. [Huffington Post]
Once you move out of your college dorm room, it’s generally frowned upon to plaster your walls with crinkled “Animal House” posters. You can get around the stigma by putting your movie posters in ornate frames (which is what I did with my beloved “Spice World” poster) or you can show your love for your favorite films with artistic prints instead. I found 11 awesome movie posters designed by Etsy artists that will mix right in with all the other art on your walls. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
Sienna Miller had her first child over the summer with Robert Pattinson‘s adorable BFF Tom Sturridge, but just before she popped out daughter Marlowe (what, is that not a clinical term?), she posed for a nude portrait by her artist friend Jonathan Yeo. The painting itself is actually quite beautiful, but Yeo had to go and ruin it with a silly artist’s statement that made it sound like Sienna was the first woman to ever pose naked and pregs, and it was totally, like, groundbreaking and stuff. He included the portrait in his exhibition in Germany as a counterpoint to the other paintings in the feature, which documented cosmetic surgery patients undergoing procedures “in a bid to help them conform to societal notions of beauty.” Keep reading »