Monthly Archives: October 2014

little dancer

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The Kennedy Center debuts a new musical called “Little Dancer” this weekend to coincide with a new Degas exhibition. Critics once called the sculpture “heinous” (read my entire post here).

From ugly to inspiring a high-end musical? Get it, girl! You’re one more double-take away from getting on one of those “Once a geek, now I’m chic!” shows.

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gehry for vuitton

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Sometimes art is a Louis Vuitton case designed by architect Frank Gehry. He’s a part of the newest collection, “Icon and the Iconoclasts,” and joins the likes of Cindy Sherman, Christian Louboutin, and others of designing some absolutely mesmerizing pieces.

Can I have one? Pleeeeease??

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gauguin: an erotic life

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It’s not news that I have a deep, loathing hatred of Paul Gauguin. Like, hate. But there are moments that I’m like, “You know? Maybe it’s bad karma,” so I’ll investigate for an article of a biographer who may happen to see the good in Gauguin. I uncovered an old interview of Nancy Mowll Mathews, author of “Paul Gauguin: An Erotic Life.”

When asked if she could ever be interested in Gauguin:

Gauguin was in fact a bully and an abusive husband…I began seeing how unpopular he was during his lifetime. How his habits were so in-your-face in a sexual way. Could I be attracted to Gauguin? Yes. I think he was a terribly charismatic person. I think he was very seductive when he wanted to be. I think everyone would have succumbed to his charms, particularly a young person. I kind of doubt it at this point of my life — you meet people like that and you think, “Yeah. Yeah. Right.” If you were young and this person were as colorful and intriguing as he was, I could see why people liked him.”

Um, gross. And unconvincing. And well, just traditionally expected at this point. Gauguin, you continue to be the worst.

 

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the pin up

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Sometimes art is a photograph of Zoe Mozert painting Jane Russell for The Outlaw poster.

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50 shades of schiele

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But ACTUALLY, how much does Jamie Dornan look like Egon Schiele?!!

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spectacular hats

Mallory Ortberg is actually like my Winged Nike of Samothrace. But with a head. And a beautiful, hilarious brain.

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oh you do go on
tell me what else you like about my hat

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so many places to wear the hat
so many enemies to show up

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i don’t need to smile with a hat like this

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the hat was dyed in the blood of other, lesser hats

 

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you had me at moth pharoah

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Sometimes art is a series of GIFs by Serbia-born, Denmark-based artist Vladimir Stankovic. I love these. Moth Pharoah?! Both darling and creepy. Just my style.

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oscar

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I made this dress for a college formal. I cried every day I made it. Bless you, Oscar de la Renta, for executing beauty and radiance in every design. This video of Carrie Bradshaw reading the Vogue in Season 6 is a beautiful tribute as well. I mean, I didn’t even line the darn thing. He’d hate it!

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interrupted reading

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Someone just told her we have five more days until Friday.

cat pix

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X-rays?! Cats in a tree?! A Viggo Mortensen-type throat job a la Eastern Promises??!! Purr-fect (sorry not sorry.) See more at the “New Cats in Photography” exhibition at the Humble Arts Foundation in New York.

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