Highlights From The Met’s Alexander McQueen Fashion Retrospective, Savage Beauty.

Alexander McQueen Fashion Retrospective

From May 4 through August 7th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art featured an impressive exhibit of the innovative fashions of the late Alexander McQueen. The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the talented and sorely missed Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. Read more

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. Read more

Yes, These Historical Fashions & Haute Couture Are Made Of Hand-Painted Paper.

Paper Couture by Isabelle de Borchgrave

Let me start by saying… what you are looking at is made of paper! Now, that I’ve got your attention, prepare to be amazed at the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave. Read more

Stanley Kubrick Revisited. The Films, The Props, The Method and More.

stanley kubrick retrospective

It is the first time that The Paris Museum of Film (La Cinémathèque française) hosts a travelling exhibition not initiated by their own teams but by those of another institution. This Stanley Kubrick exhibition owes its existence to the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt and to Hans-Peter Reichmann, its curator, who designed it in 2004 in close collaboration with Christiane Kubrick, Jan Harlan and The Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. Read more

Modern Art Highlights From The Los Angeles Art Show – Part II

above: Halim Al Karim, Hidden Love 3 (detail), 2009, Lambda print on aluminum, 67 x 47 inches (170 x 120 cm)

Yesterday I shared with you some of the modern art from the Los Angeles Art Show in Part I and now the eye candy continues with Part II. Read more

Modern Art Highlights From The Los Angeles Art Show – Part I

The 16th annual Los Angeles Art Show took place in the city’s Convention Center this past Thursday, January 19th through Sunday, January 23rd. I attended with my friend and fellow art-lover/collector Betsy Wills, who flew out from Nashville for the event and who is the author of an enjoyable art blog named Artstormer. Read more

Sandra Musy Taxidermy Art: Dead Animals Get Decorated

sandra musy taxidermy art

Sandra Musy: La Nature Vénéneuse was a recent exhibition featuring some seriously glamorous taxidermy — sparkly stuffed animals of the real variety. Read more

Tiki, Tatts and Skulls. Lionel Scoccimaro’s Go Big Or Go Home.

Lionel Scoccimaro Go Big or Go Home

The talented contemporary artist and photographer Lionel Scoccimaro had an exhibit titled Go Big Or Go Home earlier this year at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. If you missed it, don’t fret, I’m bringing it to you here. Read more