|Demdike Stare Interview|
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I just read about the crazy sultry world of Christa Helm. Someone needs to make a movie about her eccentric life. Read her story on the From the Books of Exlibris blog
and here… The Unsolved Murder of 1970′s Hollywood Starlet Christa Helm
|05.24.09 | No Comments|
James Jean’s portfolio site: www.jamesjean.com
James Jean’s blog: www.processrecess.com
|05.19.09 | No Comments|
My dad found an old drink ticket from the 80s NYC club Danceteria and scanned it for me. I always loved their logo and flyer designs.
front & back
|Goodbye Bettie Page|
|12.12.08 | No Comments|
Our beautiful pinup queen has passed away. Photographer Unknown.
|Dame Darcy’s Gasoline|
|11.19.08 | No Comments|
My dearest friend and fellow good witch Dame Darcy had her art opening today at Sloan Fine art. Tonight, I arrived right on time at her opening and I waited (with her best friend) for her to arrive. We looked at her amazing illustrations and talked about how much we love Darcy. I have adored her work since high school and since then we have become close friends. After 40 minutes I went home and with a fresh copy of Gasoline in my arms. I can’t wait to cuddle with her drawings and her story tonight. I am so proud of her for finally publishing her book and I hope that she will have a brighter and better future once she moves out west.
Darcy, I know you are leaving New York with a broken heart but my heart will always be with you….
Gasoline original illustrations
Nov. 19th – Dec. 20th 2008
Sloan Fine Art
Gasoline art exhibition of original
illustrations from graphic novel and Gasoline painting series by Dame Darcy
128 Rivington st.
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Photo by Chadwick Tyler
|Awesome new Diesel Ad|
|10.09.08 | No Comments|
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…but the shoes are killing me.
|04.30.08 | No Comments|
The Large Glass at the Philadelphia Museum of Art,
photo by Seze
While studying art at Bard College in upstate NY in 1996, I made a trip to Philadelphia just to see the Marcel Duchamp room at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. He was that important to me, and he still is. I made my second trip to the Duchamp room yesterday, 12 years had past and I was still just as thrilled to see his work again. But the real treat was to see his haunting installation Étant donnés that is only visible trough a peep hole.
Étant donnés interior view
Étant donnés is Marcel Duchamp‘s last major art work which surprised the art world that believed he’d given up art for chess 25 years earlier. It is a tableau, visible only through a peep hole in a wooden door, of a nude woman lying on her back with her face hidden and legs spread holding a gas lamp in the air in one hand against a landscape backdrop.
Duchamp worked secretly on the piece from 1946 to 1966 in his Greenwich Village studio while even his closest friends thought he had abandoned art.
It is made of an old wooden door, bricks, velvet, twigs, a female form made of leather, glass, linoleum, and an electric motor. Duchamp prepared a “Manual of Instructions” in a 4-ring binder explaining and illustrating how to assemble and disassemble the piece.
It wasn’t until 1969 that the Philadelphia Museum of Art revealed the tableau to the public.
|The sticky science of relationships…|
|12.13.07 | No Comments|
Super smart and sexy shows like Coupling (BBC UK) and Tell Me You Love Me (HBO) have a lot to say about relationships between men and women. The two are not to be missed.