Posts tagged "art"

Artist Turns His Ex-Girlfriends Into Shoes

In his new project, 12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS, artist Sebastian Errazuriz puts all of his past relationships on display as a collection of shoes. “When I started this process I never imagined where it would end up, it’s been infinitely more complex, revealing and difficult than I thought," said Errazuriz, whose…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2013

Artist Drapes Nearly-Naked White Women Over His Shoulders As ‘Trophy Scarves’

It's that time of year when the weather gets a bit cooler and you've got to pull out your winter gear -- big coat, gloves, hat and scarf -- there's nothing out of the ordinary about that. But one artist is raising eyebrows with his choice of 'scarves' that aren't wool…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 9, 2013

“Vaginal Knitting” Is Here: Watch This Woman Knit From Wool Inserted Inside Her Vagina

When I first heard the term "vaginal knitting," I assumed it meant knitting with your pubic hair. [Really? I assumed it meant knitting things that look like vaginas. -- Amelia] But no. Vaginal knitting is inserting a skein of wool into your vulva and knitting with it! Whoa. Crafting just went to a whole new level.
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2013

James Franco’s Latest Work Involves Batman, Semen (NSFW)

On the subject of James Franco, I have learned not to ask questions. For clarification: how many questions? None. Zero questions. Just go along with it. The provocative Mind of Franco has developed a new "work" (??) called "50 Shades of Batman and Robin," which presumably involves elements of both the "50 Shades" serie…
By: Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013

‘Tis The Season For Large Corporations To Steal From From Illustrators

Another day, another artist accusing larger corporations of stealing her work. Today it's cartoonist and illustrator Gemma Correll, whose pug-heavy doodles you may recognize from her "Pugs Not Drugs" paraphernalia or books like A Pug's Guide To Etiquette and A Pug's Guide To Dating.
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013

RIP Society: Walmart Tried To Sell Banksy Prints, Failed Miserably

I was about to pack it up and call it a day when I saw that Walmart was selling the work of graffiti artist Banksy on their website starting at the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 4, 2013

This Artist Found A Whole New Purpose For Old Jeans

When I was a preteen, I made a purse out of an old pair of jeans and thought I was just too cool. Artist Ian Berry took things a big step further, using denim as a medium to make beautiful "paintings." In a report by the BBC, Berry shows off his art. The…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2013

Do Not Want: A Picture Frame Made Of Placenta

January Jones and other new mothers have been known to eat their placentas or swallow them in pill form, to the disgust of some. For those who don't want to go so far as to ingest this fetal organ but still want to memorialize it, artist Amanda Cotton presents another…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 26, 2013

Care To Put George W. Bush’s Artwork On Your Christmas Tree?

As if the holidays weren't reason enough to fight with your neo-con relatives about politics, now you can have George W. Bush right on your tree. The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas is selling Christmas tree ornaments emblazoned with a painting of a red cardinal by Dubya himself. He is a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2013

Artist Turns Abandoned Detroit Homes Into Colorful Art Installations

Detroit artist Tyree Guyton had seen his beloved McDougall-Hall neighborhood transform into a poverty-stricken, crime-ridden ghost town, full of abandoned houses, garbage, and broken windows. Looking to bring a dose of bright playfulness into this increasingly hopeless place, Guyton painted giant pastel polka dots all over his grandfather's house on Heidelberg street. His grandfather loved…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 20, 2013

George W. Bush Actually Painted A Halfway Decent Portrait Of Jay Leno

Former bumbling president/current amateur artist George W. Bush has expanded his painting repetoire since we last checked in with him. No longer is Dubya painting creepy portraits of himself in the shower (seriously, that's actually something he painted) and in the bathtub.  Last night he gifted Jay Leno with a portrait he…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2013

Study: No, That Art Degree Does NOT Mean You’ll Be Poor Forever

With the economy in such a dismal state, mocking people with art degrees has practically become a national pastime. After all, it gives everyone else a way to feel smug as they melt into financial ruin at the ripe age of 23. "Sure, things are shitty," they muse. "It's true that I have to move…
By: Claire Hannum / November 18, 2013

Artist Creates Real-Life Versions Of Kids’ Drawings Of Their Grandparents

Yoni Lefevre was tired of the way elderly people were viewed as frail, weak, and boring in society and the media, so The Netherlands-based designer came up with a way to portray senior citizens through the eyes of people who see them as dynamic characters: their grandkids. In a photo series called…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 15, 2013

A Glimpse Inside The Not-So-Perfect World Of Barbie And Ken

"In The Doll House," a new photo series by Dina Goldstein, gives us a peek inside Barbie's Dreamhouse, where things are not always as they seem: 'In the doll house’ examines the less than perfect life of B and K. B is a super doll, the most successful doll in the world. Her partner K…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 12, 2013

The Most Offensive Painting Ever Created?

As unforgettable yet controversial images go, it's hard to top the one made by artist Cedric Chambers. His painting, "The Prophet," shows Darth Vader carrying Jesus Christ with the smoldering images of the Twin Towers in the background. Looking at it, you might think the 23-year-old Denver artist had managed to offend three separate but equally…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 9, 2013

Artist Turns Real-Life Female Role Models Into Disney Princesses

When artist David Trumble saw the sexy makeover Disney had given "Brave" Princess Merida, he was as appalled as we were, and he decided to use his artistic skills to show his concern. "I wanted to analyze how unnecessary it is to collapse a heroine into one specific mold, to give them all…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 5, 2013

Girl Talk: So A Perfectionist Walks Into An Abstract Painting Class…

"Don't be afraid of the white canvas." I'm sitting in the Nashville community art center for my first art class in almost a decade. My art teacher is standing at the front of the room repeating this phrase over and over in her sweet, calm voice. She brought homemade cupcakes to class and brewed a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 31, 2013

It’s Official: Cat Painting Contest Will Be The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever

Just when you thought the streets of Brooklyn were safe again, cat people had to go do something ridiculous: on November 24th, there will be a Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown held in a gallery space. What happens at a Cat Painting Takedown? Unlike past Takedowns where competitors try to make the best soup or bacon,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2013

Contortionists And Public Places Is A Strange And Delightful Combination

A conceptual art group called "Bodies in Urban Spaces" have taken their unique form of contortionist street art to Paris, Seoul, and New York, but their recent demonstrations in Bangor, Wales really caught my eye. I especially love seeing the contrast of their bright, modern workout gear and bendy bodies with Bangor's heavy, ancient architecture.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 26, 2013

“Performance Art” Is Now A Gay College Student Having Anal Sex In An Art Gallery

There's a stigma around virginity, so gay college student Clayton Pettet, 19, is doing his part by having anal sex inside an art gallery in front of a live audience on January 25th. Pettet's performance art will be called "Art School Stole My Virginity" and will include first-time butt sex with a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013
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