Manga Meets Modern In The Work of Jessica Lichtenstein.

The Work of Jessica Lichtenstein

Antique chairs paired with risqué textiles and large mounted word sculptures inside of which are stylized fetishized illustrations of women frolicking in landscapes are some of the ways in which Manga and Modern are incorporated into the work of artist Jessica Lichtenstein. (more…)

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LaChapelle’s Earth Laughs In Flowers. The Photographer’s Take on Baroque Still Lives.

David LaChappelle The Earth Laughs In Flowers
above: Lovers (detail) by David LaChapelle

In this new series of ten works photographer David LaChapelle, best known for his wild and elaborate fashion photography, he explores the vanity of life and beauty. With titles such as “Springtime”, “Late Summer”, “Early Fall” and “Deathless Winter” the works refer to the four seasons and allude to the life cycle: from birth to death. A contemporary take on the still life paintings of Flemish and Italian masters, these ornate florals contain references to present day culture and humanity, such as cigarette butts, Barbies, junk food, toys and telephones. (more…)

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Nina Levy Related Forms: More Creepiness at the Salamatina Gallery [UPDATED]

Nina Levy Related Forms
Nina Levy, Boy With Eyes, 2011

We first introduced you to sculptor/photographer Nina Levy with her strange Family Portraits. Now Artist Nina Levy’s Related Forms at the Salamantina Gallery in New York is her first exhibition in New York in five years. The exhibit featured two new sculptures, a new series of photographs, and a selection of Levy’s work from the last ten years. (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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A Lavish Look at Christian Dior’s Legacy and The Art That Inspired It.

inspiration dior exhibit
above: Dior’s Suzurka-San Coat, 2007 and the inspiration , Hokusai’s The Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa, 1848

Moscow’s Pushkin Museum presents Inspiration Dior, a comprehensive exhibit of Christian Dior’s breathtaking fashions and the art that played a role in inspiring them. (more…)

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