BY Laurie in Artsy on Jul 15, 2010 |
Joan Rivers is a polarizing figure in popular culture. Some see her as a boundary-busting comedy pioneer whose tenure as guest host on The Tonight Show opened doors for every woman in the industry who came after her. Others simply regard her as a crass and elitist plastic-surgery casualty whose red-carpet diatribes and mean-spirited barbs have worn out their welcome. But whatever side of the fence you’re on, watching the startlingly intimate ... Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner in Artsy on Jul 13, 2010 |
Do you like bicycles, art, and weird shit?
What a silly question, of course you do!
That said, you’re going to want to attend the silent auction benefit, "Bizarre! Weird Bikes! Weird Art!” (plus, I think it’s common knowledge that anything with three exclamation points in the title is guaranteed to be awesome).
It all goes down tonight from 8-midnight @ Brooklyn Fireproof Bar (119 Ingram St.).
Not only ... Read More
BY Alison Berry in Artsy on Jul 12, 2010 |
For anyone who loves dolls, or just appreciates art in any form, they should direct their gaze to Marina Bychkova’s Enchanted Dolls.
These life-like miniature works of art are no vinyl Barbie dolls and are, in my opinion, so much more than the polyurethane resin Super Dollfie ball-jointed dolls from Japan. Ms. Bychkova creates these highly articulated (18 movable ball joints), delicately painted wonders out of porcelain ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Artsy on Jul 09, 2010 |
My intense interest in biographies was sparked while studying World War II in what seemed like all three years of middle school. Reading Anne Frank's diary was one of the rare occasions that we got to hear the perspective of someone the same age as us 7th graders— hearing about the world from the perspective of someone at least twice our tween age was almost always like listening to Charlie Brown's teacher. However, Anne's voice and story were so relatable ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in Artsy on Jul 09, 2010 |
If you're writing a book, try and make friends with a quasi-famous person to make fun of you when it comes time to promote that sucker, because apparently this trend is still cresting that wave. The tendency first came to my attention last May at the Mobys, an awards show concocted by the industry to bring attention to the latest craze in publishing–book trailers, short films meant to market works to wider audiences (like movie trailers, but for ... Read More
BY Alison Berry in Artsy on Jul 06, 2010 |
Dear Frida Kahlo, Google has informed me that it is your birthday. Happy birthday.
I’m must say that you have become quite accomplished since your death. You’re on a U.S. postage stamp, your 1943 painting "Roots" set the record for the highest-selling portrait by a Latin-American artist, you’ve even had an Academy award nominated film made about you! With Salma Hayek no less! (The movie made me tear up darnit, Frida.)
Now I know that I ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in Artsy on Jul 06, 2010 |
There was some warning that the Met was trying to link fashion to female empowerment–the exhibition reveals how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation, reads their promotional material –but I can't say I bought it. C'mon. Fashion is pretty nearly universally a symbol of entrapment. The high heels, the bras, etc. Sure, we can revel in being pretty and sexy and still be liberated, but by ... Read More
BY jodi sh doff in Artsy on Jul 01, 2010 |
Katrina del Mar admittedly, and obviously, influenced by Russ Meyer, likes to make movies with tough girls. Dubbed "Charles Manson, with giant boobs" by a Hell on Wheels cast member, she is surrounded by wicked-cool, smart & talented women, lots of them, and she puts them all in her movies. Girls that roll, surf, skate, drive and canter - if it moves, her girls are doing it in skimpy leathers and heavy eyeliner. Someone's going to get hit, there's ... Read More
BY Intern Brittany J. in Artsy on Jul 01, 2010 |
Though it seems to have been left in the dust, what with all the other natural disasters these days, the story of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans is still unfolding. Few have captured the aftermath as well as Getty Images photographer Mario Tama. Come check out his new exhibition, Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent, at the Umbrage Gallery in Brooklyn, NY from July 8th to September 14th. Tama's photos showcase not only the interruption of a culture and ruin of a ... Read More
BY Alison Berry in Artsy on Jun 30, 2010 |
So most people of have an idea of what Wonder Woman wears, right? That little red, white, blue, and gold bustier/hot pants combo, with those high red boots, wrists cuffs and let’s not forget that fancy headband. You’d have to say that Wonder Woman is definitely recognizable. I mean, don’t you just wonder where she holds stuff or if she ever has had a wardrobe malfunction when she’s kicking butt? I do.
Well, that’s all about to change. ... Read More