Check out my article on LA Table at BeautifulDecay Tables designed by Alexandre Chapelin make having coffee at the beach everyday a reality. By carving slopes into travertine and adhering layers of blue resin, his tables provide a home to what appears to be lapping waves on a sandy beach – transforming your morning coffee into […]Read more "Travertine And Resin Tabletops Make Having Coffee At The Beach An Everyday Reality | Beautiful Decay"
A woman’s virtue is a pretty transcendental theme in opera. A woman either has virtue, someone is trying to take it from her, or she’s lost it altogether. When I went to see La Traviata, the woman in question had lost her virtue. Completely. And a long time ago. In proper terms, Violetta was a […]Read more "Camellias and the Fallen Woman: La Traviata and Coco Chanel"
Check out my article on Christopher Chiappa at BeautifulDecay Christopher Chiappa has been casting sculptures of eggs in plaster for the past five years and now they have taken on a life of their own. His work,“Livestrong” uses 7,000 eggs in a gallery installation and makes us wonder if we should be worried about an imminent […]Read more "Christopher Chiappa’s Installation Covers The Gallery Walls With Over 7,000 Oozing Fried Eggs | Beautiful Decay"
Everyone loves cleavage! Here are some famous, though perhaps, unconventional examples. Lara Croft is not only the archaeologist who rescues the world’s historical relics in the video game Tomb Raider but one of the first lead video game characters to be coined “sexy.” This title was solidified when, in 2001, Angelina Jolie played Croft in […]Read more "Unconventional Cleavage"
The title “blonde bombshell” began in early Hollywood and included stars like Jayne Mansfield, Mae West, and Brigitte Bardot. Jayne Mansfield, labeled the “Cleavage Queen,” was a stage and film star and later became one of the early Playboy Playmates. It is said that her measurements (41” bust and 22” waist) inspired new designs for […]Read more "Blonde Bombshells"
Running through May 31st at McClain Gallery is “Trailer” by Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher. By bringing together their background in art and electronics, the team has created a playful work that becomes more engaging the more you try to unravel it. The duo, who has been creating works together since 2002, has installed a […]Read more "A Careful Carnival: Trailer by Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher at McClain Gallery"
Cleavage has inspired sculptures since the dawn of time. Here are some contemporary sculptors who have shown a different side to décolleté. Armando Munoz creates amazing, architectural sculptures in Tijuana. Will Cotton creates clothes from candy and such. Here is something where he creates a bustier ala John Paul Gaultier out of icing. Jeff Koons has […]Read more "Cleavage and Sculpture"
Love love love these paintings by French artist Pascale Taurua. They look like photos turned to paintings. You can see more of her work on her Saatchi Gallery profile.Read more "Pascale Taurua"
Jen DeNike blurs the lines between art, dance and performance in her ballet inspired work “Scrying” shown at the Museum of Modern Art. (Dance begins at 1min6sec.)Read more "Jen DeNike"
Miguel Angel Rojas and John Sparagana are exhibiting works in the show “El Cuerpo Sutil” at Sicardi Gallery until Saturday, February 22nd. With these large tactile pieces, the artists magnify the time and labor associated with domestic craft while situating them in a contemporary political context. In “Crowds and Powder,” a series of large works made of […]Read more "El Cuerpo Sutil at Sicardi Gallery"
Been finding a lot of cool artists from Beautiful Decay, Ivan Puig just one of them. Check out his sculptures that look like they are melting into the ground.Read more "Ivan Puig"
Something SWEET for Valentine’s Day! Will Cotton’s sculptures of sweet treats have inspired real pastry chefs at Laduree and the Spring 2013 fashion issue for New York Magazine (below).Read more "Will Cotton"
I hate to even call this “Art Candy” because Nan Goldin is definitely not sweet. Not at all. Gaining notoriety for difficult works like drug use, physical abuse, and – well – getting crazy, in the literal sense of the word, her work has been gratuitous, graphic, and intense. Her most famous work “The Ballad […]Read more "Nan Goldin"
Last week the New York Times posted an article on creativity as a burgeoning area of concentration at major higher education institutions across the country. So, the question is — can creativity be taught? And then, what is the difference between creativity and problem solving? Let me know what you think. Article hereRead more "Can creativity be taught?"
In Alain de Botton’s recent book “Art as Therapy” he summarizes his work with this simple goal: art should create a world where less art is needed. Taking an emotional point of view on how to engage with art and how that engagement can be applied to notions of love, politics, and money, de Botton […]Read more "Art is more absurd than emotional: Review of Art As Therapy (Alain de Botton and John Armstrong)"