Posts tagged "art"

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

Ever Wonder What Barbie Looks Like Without Makeup?

It’s always interesting to see our favorite celebs without makeup, and now, thanks to graphic artist Eddi Aguirre, we can also get a glimpse of what the most famous doll in the world might look like sans fards. Barbie has under-eye bags and flyaways? You better believe it! [Boing Boing]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2013

Modern Art Desserts: For Those Who Like It Sweet, Difficult And A Little Bit Pretentious

Yes a beautiful new book by Caitlin Freeman called Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art goes the extra mile to make someone feel like an idiot when you serve them dessert.

From a Fritsch Ice Cream Sandwich to a Koons White Hot Chocolate (to…

By: TruTV / April 16, 2013

“Everything” Perfume Is The Perfect Scent For Indecisive People

Have you tried shopping for perfume lately? The selection is so extensive it can be a daunting process. To make things easier for you, Dutch artists Lenert and Sander have created a new scent called “Everything,” which is a mixture of every single one of the 1,400 perfumes that were released last year. Apparently it…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 5, 2013

If Zoo Animals Were Sartorialists

If zoo animals were sartorialists, they’d something look like this. Yago Partal’s Zoo Portraits series imagines the fashion possibilities for every species.  And now we know that ostriches look fetching in bowler hats. It must be their long necks. You can see more fashion forward zoo animals or buy prints here. [Laughing Squid]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 30, 2013

Tilda Swinton Naps In Glass Box At MOMA

Our love for Tilda Swinton knows no bounds, which is why we’re prepared to ditch everything the minute we hear the actress has resumed napping in a glass box at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The “live performance” titled “The Maybe” was first staged at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1995, with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2013

Photographer Brings Picasso Paintings To Life

Spanish artist Eugenio Recuenco has been recreating Picasso’s famous paintings in photograph form, and the results look like pages pulled from a surrealist fashion magazine to which I would definitely subscribe. Check out a couple more examples of his work after the jump!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 21, 2013

Do You Recognize These Famous Floor Plans?

Does the layout of this modern apartment look familiar? That’s because it’s Dexter Morgan’s Miami apartment from the show “Dexter,” recreated in painstaking detail by illustrator Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde. His depictions of TV homes are available as posters from his Etsy shop, and include such notable spaces as Lorelai’s sprawling Stars Hollow house from “Gilmore Girls,”…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 13, 2013

U Of Cincinnati Artist Displayed Vagina Photographs On Campus, Students For Life Flips Out

Wake up and smell the vagina, University of Cincinnatti. On Thursday, two student groups displayed “Re-envisioning The Female Body,” a temporary art show of 12 billboard-sized photographs of vulvas, on the campus commons. A student photographer photographed the images [NSFW], which are displayed on campus alongside quotes about sexuality, health, and reproductive choice. The show followed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2013

Art School Confiscates 68 Vials Of Student’s Sperm

Are you eating? Because I can’t ask you to read a blog post about an art student who stored 68 vials of his own sperm in a school fridge without making sure.

Marc Bradley Johnson, 23, who attends the School of Visual Arts in New York City, planned an exhibition called “Take Thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2013

An Honest Appraisal Of George W. Bush’s Art Work

Yesterday, we told you that the Bush family emails had been hacked and various personal information had been leaked on the internet. Among the spoils? Photos of a few of President George W. Bush’s paintings.  Apparently, after ol’ Dubya left the White House and no longer had an ill-advised war in Iraq to run, he got…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2013

When Penises Become Works Of Art (NSFW)

From what I can glean with my limited grasp of the Spanish language, this story on Anatomika says photographer Armin Morbach works with the penis as his subject. I think it says he gives personality to penises, but I’m really not sure. I think that Edvard Munch would be proud of this adaptation of “The…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 23, 2013

Visit A Brothel Without Ever Setting Foot In One

Photographer Marc McAndrews spent five years photographing 33 of Nevada’s brothels, which are featured in the book Nevada Rose: Inside the American Brothel.  McAndrews says the project started with curiosity and evolved into an impressive body of work:
“I had all these preconceived ideas running around my head about what they were like and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 23, 2013

Get Your Banana Situation Laced Up Tight

This laced up banana is part of an art project from artist Sarah Illenberger, and is part of her “Strange Fruit” series. Obviously this banana’s been altered, but it still looks strangely natural to have laces there, doesn’t? Click through to see an apple with hair and a cauliflower brain.  [Neatorama]…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 21, 2013

Lucy Liu Is Actually A Talented Abstract Artist

Not only did I think Lucy Liu was bad-ass for her role in “Elementary” as a female Dr. Watson, but now I’m damn well in love with her. It turns out Liu is also an abstract painter! She’s been painting for years and exhibiting under the pseudonym Yu Ling, so as not to draw more…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2013

18 WTF Celeb Tributes For Sale On Etsy

There’s a lot of beautiful weirdos out there. And a lot of them sell crap on Etsy. Specifically, we’re talking about the strange amalgam of celebrity-oriented craftery that’s available on Etsy. Need an R. Kelly prayer candle? Yeah, we’ve got one. A wine glass etched with the glorious visage of Julia Roberts? Of course you…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 8, 2013

Plant This Pretty Flower Print Anywhere In Your House

I love all of Valentina’s colorful ink drawings, but this flower print especially caught my eye, thanks to its funky ’70s vibe and whimsical swirling shapes. The best part? Unlike the jar of wilted roses in my office that I keep forgetting to throw away, this bouquet will last forever. [$35 framed, Society6]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 1, 2013

Today In Crazy History: CIA Admits To Using Modern Art As A Cold War Weapon

Don’t “get” modern art? Apparently none of us do, because while we were off contemplating Jackson Pollack’s splatter paintings in the Museum of Modern Art, the Central Intelligence Agency was using Pollack and his pals as “weapons” during the Cold War. A new report reveals that the CIA promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 26, 2012

These Dopplestränger Pictures Are Mesmerizing

In a new project called “I’m Not A Look-Alike!”, Canadian photographer François Brunelle brought together unrelated strangers who could be twins. He invited these pairs of dopplesträngers (I’m coining that term by the way) to his studio and photographed them together. These pictures are kind of blowing my mind. Click through to see more people…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 15, 2012

“Photoshop In Real Life” Is Exactly As Troubling As It Sounds

There’s no such thing as “too perfect” in the age of Photoshop. Reconstruct eyes, mouths, noses, cheekbones, entire faces? Turn real, blemished human skin into smooth sculpted porcelain? Make full thighs slender, small breasts large, protruding bellies flat? Well, if you can do it, then why not? We’re so accustomed to the image of widespread…

By: Rachel Krause / December 10, 2012
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