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Blackglama Ads, History and Trivia about the Enduring Brand.

Blackglama Ads, History and Trivia

One of the most beautiful and enduring ad campaigns of all time doesn’t get a lot of press because of its controversial product – real fur. But Blackglama has kept their same ad campaign and headline for over 40 years and it still works. Photographs of the world’s most beautiful women – and in a few cases, men – wrapped in the world’s finest black ranch mink. (more…)

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Burlesque, Brooklyn, Roller Derby and Realism. The Paintings of Curt Hoppe.

Burlesque and Roller Derby Brooklyn paintings by Curt Hoppe
Curt Hoppe, Dottie’s Birthday, oil on linen, 64″ x 56″

With a keen eye for composition, a deft hand for realism, and an inherent knack for finding interesting subject matter, painter Curt Hoppe immortalizes his surroundings, people and objects in an impressive and aesthetically captivating style with acrylic and oil paints on canvas and linen. (more…)

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One Subject. One Dress. A Bunch of Fabulous Paintings By Erin Cone.

erin cone paintings
above: Erin Cone, Evade, 2011, acrylic, 40″ x 36″

Texas born artist Erin Cone was named one of Southwest Art Magazine’s “21 under 31” to watch in 2003. Since then she has had numerous individual and group shows at galleries all over the United States. Currently showing at San Francisco’s Hespe Gallery and having just participated in a group show, In Portrait, at the Blank Space Gallery in New York, Erin’s latest works continue her bold take on contemporary figurative realism. (more…)

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Portraits Embossed on Aluminum Foil Pans By Idan Friedman

Designer and artist Idan Friedman of Israel’s Reddish Studio has created a series of portraits embossed on aluminum foil pans. All the people featured in “Ordinary People and Disposable Objects” are part of his everyday life, ranging from close friends to passers-by. (more…)

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