Posts tagged "art"

London Artist Turns Trash Into Art

One man's trash is another man's ... trash. But trash that's actually art, too. London street artist Francisco de Pajaro uses tossed out refuse as his medium, making cheeky and sometimes thoughtful sculptures from discarded garbage bags. "Rubbish is the only legal place you can make art on the street," said de Pajaro of hi…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

Photographer’s Series Removes The Space Between Strangers

Most of the time, those of us who live in busy urban areas do our best to avoid bumping into or grazing the hands of our fellow city-dwellers. We're too afraid of being admonished for violating someone's personal space, too aware of when our own personal space feels threatened. But when given permission to actually…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2013

12 “Art Shows” I’d Rather See Than A Dick Pic Art Show

For those of you who do not live in or near New York City, here is something you need to know: Bushwick, Brooklyn is the most annoying, pretentious, gentrified neighborhood in the whole world, filled with the most annoying, pretentious gentrifiers in the whole world. I moved there once and hastily moved out less tha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2013

These Are Real-Deal Russian Portraits Of Cats

Russia's Hermitage Museum holds more than three million works of art, and is the largest museum in the world. It's also, likely the only museum with its own staff of stray cat security guards. The 65 badass, mice-killing cats to roam its grounds at night, killing vermin and protecting the museum's precious works from harm.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 15, 2013

Impressively Detailed Map Of Westeros Is Colorful And Gorgeous

"Game Of Thrones"' Westeros and the lands beyond the narrow sea make for a big world, but artist J.E. Fullerton has rendered the entirety in an amazingly detailed map full to the brim with world building references, geographical features, cities, roads, the locations of various houses, and more. We’ve picked out some of the major…

By: The Mary Sue / August 14, 2013

Artist Makes Very Special Piece Of Art For Rapper Riff Raff

Rapper and professional James Franco hater Riff Raff is a pretty special guy. So it makes sense, then, that Cranbrook graduate Tré Reising would want to make him a super unique piece of commemorative art. Reising, who majored in sculpture, created an entire tableau for the man. It includes handmade resin letters, a papier mache…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 1, 2013

All Of My Body Image Issues Summed Up Neatly Into One Hilarious Drawing

When it comes to judging — or rather, assessing — the appearance, weight, and other such physical attributes of People That Are Not Me, I am forgiving to the point that someone close to me refers to me (endearingly? maybe? I hope?) as "Shallow Hal" (post-hypnotherapeutic incantation, obviously). It's not that I can't see it,…

By: Rachel Krause / July 31, 2013

Jay-Z Has 99 Problems And Artist Ali Graham Is Illustrating All Of Them

"Even world famous rappers have first world problems," says the tagline for this amaaaaaazing Tumblr, featuring illustrator Ali Graham's depictions of Jay-Z's imagined "99 Problems." Click through to see 12 of our favorites -- including "No Toilet Roll" and "Broken Umbrella (Ella Ella)" -- and the rest over at her blog, which updates with new and hilariou…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2013

Check Out These Portraits Of Men Posing In Their Girlfriends’ Clothing

Boyfriends! When there isn't a cat or a guinea pig around, they're always great to dress up in a silly outfit. Or, your own clothes. Photographer Jon Uriarte is has done a portrait series called "The men under the influence..." of men dressed in their wives' or girlfriends' clothing inside the couple's shared living space. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2013

The 15 Dumbest Art Installations

It’s summer.  Time to kick back, relax and take a gander at absurd photos of kooky art that make you wonder if you might have what it takes to be a great artist. You know, because what it takes seems to be insanity, some glue sticks and the ability to charm some municipality into letting you stick…

By: TruTV / June 25, 2013

Would You Hire A 20-Year-Old Jean-Michel Basquiat?

About a year after I first started working at The Frisky, Jessica was going through a bunch of old papers and somehow unearthed my résumé. I can't believe they actually let me work here, because my (very brief) summary of education and accomplishments did not look all that unlike this hand-written document by a 20-year-old…

By: Rachel Krause / June 16, 2013

James Franco’s Reign Of Terror Extends To A Remake Of “Psycho”

My feelings on James Franco are well known, and I'm aware that some of you think that when it comes to JFrancs, I'm just some intolerant harpy, shaking my first in the air and cursing the various venerable degree-granting institutions he attends. If that's how you feel, no hard feelings, skip ahead to the next…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 11, 2013

Naked Pregnant Kim Kardashian Immortalized In A Life-Size Sculpture

That is what a life-size sculpture of a naked, pregnant Kim Kardashian looks like, y'all. The artist Daniel Edwards says you should rub her belly for good luck!  His illustrious past work includes naked sculptures of preggo celebs Brangelina and Octomom. [Daily Mail UK] A new art exhibit is opening in NYC called "You Can Touch…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2013

Vagina Killer: Vaseline Body Armor

Vagina killer is the term I use for anything that kills a lady's libido upon contact. For me, these things include any song by the Dave Matthews Band, long, pointy-toed dress shoes and now, Vaseline body armor. Let the record reflect that these petroleum jelly body suits are part of an art piece by South…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 30, 2013

Of Course Jon Snow Would Be A Grunge Dude

Artist Mike Wrobel wanted to update the "Game of Thrones" crew with a new look, and wondered what they might wear if the show took place in the '90s. Jon Snow, the broody, lady-lipped bastard son of Ned Stark, would most definitely have been into moody grunge bands. His girlfriend, Ygritte, probably started a Garbage…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 28, 2013

This Flesh Flower Is Really Offal

What you are looking at is a flesh flower from Heidi Hatry's new photography exhibit, "Not A Rose." The collection, on display at NYC's Stux Gallery, features images of flowers made from "grotesque, immaculately manicured flesh debris and picturesque, nonchalant nature." Meaning, her floral arrangements are made from offal and sex organs of deceased animals.

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 23, 2013

This Woman Is Trying To Give Birth To A Shark

"I love a good piece of dolphin meat on my plate, but every time I feel bad for eating an endangered animal," 32-year-old artist, Ai Hasegawa, told Vice. "We're soon going to be facing a global food shortage crisis. But I still want to give life, I don't want 30 years of painful menstruation to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 21, 2013

How Much Would You Pay To See A “Golden Girl” Naked?

Bea Arthur is baring all, on canvas that is. A nude painting of the late and great comedic icon will sell at auction today in New York City. The painting, which Arthur did not pose for and is not from this episode of "Golden Girls," is expected to go for anywhere between $1.8 and $2.5…

By: Celebuzz / May 15, 2013

The World’s Largest Rubber Ducky Floats By Hong Kong

Ahem, excuse me Captain, but I think we're being followed. This is the world's largest rubber ducky, seen here floating around Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. Designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, its aim is to "spread joy around the world." The duck has also been caught ducking off in Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2013

Behold, A Glorious Inflatable Turd Sculpture

This artwork you see before you in a 51-foot-tall inflatable turd sculpture called "Complex Pile." The inflatable turd sculptor is named Paul McCarthy, although I originally read his name as Paul McCartney and was freaking out for several moments about how and when Sir Paul McCartney diverged from music to inflatable poop sculptures. I was having…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013
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