BY Claire Hamilton in Artsy on Jan 15, 2010 |
The art of burlesque's been enjoying a revival in the US for years - but do you know where it all began? Britain's answer to Dita Von Teese - Immodesty Blaize - is about to tell us in a brand new feature film coming to these shores in March. Burlesque Undressed opens a window into the glamorous world of the showgirl, and features interviews with artistes from the 1950s and 1960s, including Dixie Evans (who was known as 'The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque'). From the ... Read More
BY Intern Leala in Artsy on Jan 15, 2010 |
Live in the San Pedro area and looking for something cool to do? Well check out this cool show…30 Years of Pin-Up 1927 - 1957 Fashion Show at the Historic Warner Grand Theatre on Sunday, January 24, 2010, which is being presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the Grand Vision Foundation.
The event starts at 5pm and guests will be treated to an elegant silhouette fashion show with live piano music (pretty swank!) They will also ... Read More
BY Intern Leala in Artsy on Jan 12, 2010 |
Come on down and see one of NYC’s well loved “downtown darlings”! World Famous *BOB* puts on a “one man show” at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, January 24th about a girl*who had to become a drag queen*to learn how to become a woman.
The show highlights the life of a farm girl from California, who was “raised” by a pack of homosexuals, and decides her life’s destiny is to become a professional drag queen, and ... Read More
BY Intern Leala in Artsy on Jan 12, 2010 |
To all you West Coasters! This Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents its 5th Annual Focus on Female Directors. This event features short films from cinema pioneers, Oscar nominees, documentary filmmakers, international award winners, and some of the brightest upcoming artists emerging from the festival circuit.
Included in the set is Jane Campion’s “Peel”(a.k.a. "An Exercise in ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V. in Artsy on Jan 11, 2010 |
Julie Newmar will forever be known as Catwoman - a sultry villian on the campy 1960s Batman tv show. Like another version of Emma Peel, Catwoman was swathed in black leather bodysuits with a luscious mane of hair. Not to mention, the cat ears.
She purred, she plotted, and she was the bad chick. Meow.
It's no surprise Ms. Newmar attained cult status with this role and stroked a few young minds as a result. As one thing ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V. in Artsy on Jan 08, 2010 |
In the new year we all stock up on new supplies: organizers, planners, and the usual calendar. Lauren Marsella sent us a neat little calendar today that's a bit unconventional, funny, and snarky. Instead of typical photos of puppies or canonical art pieces, Marsella has drawn portraits of dead celebrities.
Celebs are featured in the month he or she took the big sleep. Featuring some of the late and greats: Bea Arthur, Michael Jackson and John Updike ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton in Artsy on Jan 06, 2010 |
Ok, this is the most bizarre tribute to The Golden Girls EVER. And possibly the weirdest thing you'll see today. Artist James Kuhn can paint his face to look like pretty much anything. From Shrek, to a human hot dog face, his work shows a deeper dedication to lipstick, powder and paint than Marilyn Manson (who, incidentally I think he has also imitated). What you are seeing here though is THREE GOLDEN GIRLS covering his entire head. Watch the video too, for ... Read More
A Holiday Message to a loved one on the Jersey Shore.Believe this...This is an actual un-touched photo I shot while sitting in my car at the Welsh Farms convenience store in Neptune, NJ, enroute to my grandparents for Christmas Day. I'm not even sure how the universe aligned so perfectly to capture this. I hope you have a good laugh at this true story captured on celluloid. Cheers!What you are seeing, view-by-view:-On the front ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V. in Artsy on Jan 04, 2010 |
The provocateur of underground comics, Robert Crumb, has another book on the chopping block and this time it's all about Adam and Eve. Crumb lends his pen to the first biblical story - rife with signature work in The Book of Genesis Illustrated.
Crumb rendered all fifty chapters of the book with precise and careful detail given to each panel. He made a career out of teetering on the fine line of controversy and proves that even the Bible doesn't stray from ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Artsy on Dec 31, 2009 |
While doing my daily trolling of the Internet, I came across the coolest thing ever. Artist Katie Paterson took a trip to Iceland and recorded the sounds of glaciers, which she then had pressed into ice records that were made from the drippings of the actual glaciers she recorded. (!!!) It's little nuggets of brilliance like this that make me happy to be alive, and whistle while I work and all that. To join in on the inspiration, go ... Read More