Posts tagged "artists"

10 Great Chicago Street Artists, To Demonstrate That Street Art Isn’t Just Banksy

You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it's not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to list…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

French Artist Sculpts A 330-Pound Cube Out Of Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick

Leave it to the French to come up with a fresh, creative, avant-garde use for a practical product from one of their most iconic brands: conceptual artist Fabrice Hyber crafted a 330-pound, one-meter cube, titled "1m3 de Beauté" (or "One Cubic Meter of Beauty") of solid Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in shade…

By: Rachel Krause / October 18, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: French Guy Who Buried Himself In A Hole For A Week To Read

Dear French Guy Who Buried Himself In A Hole For A Week, Sometimes life gets really overwhelming, and I want to just, I don't know, bury myself in a hole with a stack of books and not talk to anyone for a week! Yeah! That's what I want to do! Do you think that's crazy?

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2012

Finding Freedom: Artist Explores The Ocean In Underwater Wheelchair

Sue Austin is a performance and installation artist based in the UK. She has been wheelchair-bound since 1996, and dedicated her artistic work to "finding ways to understand and represent my embodied experience as a wheelchair user." Most recently this goal has led her to team with scientists and diving experts to create a self-propelled…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

Everything You Hate About Your Friends In Art School, Distilled Into One Viral Video

  Artist Charlotte Young knows you find her and her kind a bit insufferable. (Actually, anyone whose CV can be summed up by saying "My dad bought me a MacBook Pro" is annoying.) [YouTube via Gawker]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2011

A Cigarette Lighter As Paintbrush

Paris-based artist Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, aka Stak and Olivier Stak, uses only a cigarette lighter to create his ceiling masterpieces. A self-proclaimed suburbanite, he was intrigued by cities while growing up. His work is clearly influenced by street culture and graffiti art yet exhibits the nearly impossible symmetry of more classical art. Some his works are…

By: Annika Harris / November 30, 2009

Spend The Day Chillaxing On An Artsy Beach Blanket

Here at The Frisky, we've talked wearable towels, Gucci towels and recession-defying $500 towels, but here's another sort of absorbent fabric type to add to the list: Artware Editions has just introduced their 2009 Artist Towel Series. It features three-ply designs from some pretty big-deal artists like Ed Ruscha, Karen Kilimnick, Raymond Pettibon and Julian

By: Nina Carbone / July 9, 2009

Bravo TV Looking For America’s Next Best … Artist?

In the past few years, Bravo has produced a mixed bag of reality content, gaining credibility with shows like "Project Runway" and "Top Chef" that actually succeeded in mass marketing two cultural categories. But then came the wave of housewives, Kathy Griffins, and NYC prep school kids, that took the channel to a lowbrow level…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 3, 2009

You Go Girl: Female Merit Badges

Artist Mary Yeager has created a line of "Female Merit Badges" which resemble Girl Scout Merit Badges, but represent female rites of passage like childbirth, inserting a tampon, breast exams, and birth control pills. While you can't order the individual patches to sew onto your awesome Army jacket (What? You don't have one?), you ca…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 1, 2009

Crave: Pervy Posters Fit For A Child’s Bedroom

Finally someone has found a use for all that nasty and annoying spam that litters your inbox. Artist Janet Nelson takes some of the naughtiest headlines and shows how open to interpretation they can be when associated with innocent drawings in her collection, aptly titled "Innocent Spam". You can find out the prices by contacting…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2008

Crave: Artsy Fartsy T-Shirts For Cheap

The Gap has joined forces with the venerable Whitney Museum to design a line of t-shirts celebrating the Whitney Biennial. The t-shirt above is not from that collection -- it's from Uniqlo, a Japanese chain that's similar to The Gap. See, the Gap t-shirts are retailing for $28, but Uniqlo's line of T's with influential…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2008