Travertine And Resin Tabletops Make Having Coffee At The Beach An Everyday Reality | Beautiful Decay

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 […]

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Christopher Chiappa’s Installation Covers The Gallery Walls With Over 7,000 Oozing Fried Eggs | Beautiful Decay

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 […]

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Blonde Bombshells

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 […]

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A Careful Carnival: Trailer by Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher at McClain Gallery

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 […]

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Cleavage and Sculpture

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 […]

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Nan Goldin

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 […]

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Art is more absurd than emotional: Review of Art As Therapy (Alain de Botton and John Armstrong)

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 […]

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