Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lygia Pape Treia

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Katrina Moorhead

An Island as It Might Be. 2005 Artpace

Noguchi

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Chandelier Post on Glasstire.org!

Catch up on all my Melba Toast posts for Glasstire.org.

Lance Jones. Untitled (And There Was). Metalic C-print. 2010.

Oliver Herring

Gregor Gaida

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

White Noise

Matt Bryans

Maya Lin

Karin Sandler


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Maurizio and Mochetti

Boxing Terms

Barnburner
A barnburner is a very good fight. One that is very intense and exciting, a real nail-biter. A fight that is so close it's hard to predict who will come out the winner until seconds before it ends.
Below the Belt
Below the belt is an imaginary line from the belly button to the top of the hips where a boxer is not supposed to hit. To hit below the belt is to not behave according to the rules or decency.
Corner Man
At the junction of the ropes (a corner of the ring) where a boxer rests between rounds his second, the corner man advises him, gives him water, tries to reduce swelling and stop bleeding.
Down and Out
Lack of prospects, penniless. A boxer who is utterly defeated. Knocked down to the canvas and out of consciousness.
Glass Jaw
A boxer who is especially susceptible to a knockout is said to have a glass jaw or glass chin.
Haymaker
A haymaker is a wild swinging punch thrown with all of the person's weight behind it in an attempt to knockout the other person. You usually see haymakers in street fighting or in the movies. Haymakers are also used in boxing as a last resort. They deliver enough force to break a man's jaw. The term first appeared in 1912, perhaps from the 1880 "hit the hay" or "go to sleep".
Journeyman
A journeyman is a boxer with good boxing skills who strives to succeed but who has limitations and little or no expectations of winning a fight. Journeymen are often hired on short notice to fight up-and-coming prospects and contenders to pad their records.
Kissed the Canvas
When a boxer is knocked down face first on to the canvas. In the old days they would say "His face was in the resin of the canvas".
KTFO'D
Knocked the Fuck Out
Lacing
Pushing with or using the bottom side of open glove where the laces are to rub the face of an opponent. Lacing can cut the face.
Matchmaker
A matchmaker in boxing is a person proposes, selects, and arranges a fight between boxers.
Mouse
A swelling on the face, forehead or head.
On the Ropes
Refers to a boxer on the verge of defeat who has been knocked against the ropes and kept there by his or her opponent's blows.
Punch-Drunk
In boxers it refers to Dementia pugilistica, a neurological disorder triggered by repeated blows to the head over an extended period of time. Symptoms include slurred speech, dementia, dazedness, confusion and inappropriate behavior resembling alcoholic intoxication.
Queer Street
When a boxer is dazed from getting hit hard on the head or has taken too many punches to the head he is said to be on Queer Street or taking a walk on Queer Street.
Rope a Dope
Rope a dope was used by Muhammad Ali in his 1974 fight against George Foreman. It involves lying back on the ropes, shelling up and allowing your opponent to throw punches until they tire themselves out and then you exploit their defensive flaws and nail them.
Sanctioning Body
Sanctioning bodies are boxing sanctioning organizations that sponsor championship fights and awards title belts. The World Boxing Association (WBA) (oldest), World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) are considered to be the legitimate ones.
Skinning the Gloves
All boxers have tape wrapped around their gloves at the wrist to prevent the laces from coming lose, however when the tape job goes up even higher on the glove it forces the padding to conform around the knuckles giving a distinct advantage to the boxer. Skinning of gloves is not permitted by many boxing commission rules
More terms HERE.

Yuichi Higashionna

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Loose Women in Tights


An amazing group of cabinet card photos from the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance from Burlesque to Clubs on Flickr. Housed at Ohio State’s Lawrence & Lee Theatre Research Institute, McCaghy’s expansive collection contains a wide variety of materials related to striptease research and memorabilia, spanning from the mid-19th century to the present day. Browse more.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Senalka McDonald- Smiling Sessions #2 (Cheer)

Bas Jan Ader- Nightfall 1971

Monday, July 18, 2011

Oscar De La Renta - Runway - Fall 2011

Le Souk

Terence Koh: Wild rabbits of the World Unite


The Animagnetism of Terence Koh
By Tim Chan | Theme Issue 13, Feb/Mar 2008 Rebel

"In person Koh is excessive and gaudy, often arriving at parties wearing nothing but sunglasses, Balenciaga tights, and an oversized fur wrap (goatskin, some say) draped over his sinewy shoulders. He’s usually surrounded by an entourage of gay twinkie-types who coo over him while he holds court in some dark corner of the room. He’s not afraid to extend a kiss when he meets someone he likes. And it’s taken as a compliment when he comments on what you’re wearing, regardless of what he actually says. READ MORE...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Terence Koh and Oscar De La Renta

“I still believe that art can change the world” Gregg Bordowitz

“I’M HERE TO PRESENT some of my beliefs,” Gregg Bordowitz said as he began his performance-talk Testing Some Beliefs at Murray Guy gallery last Thursday evening. “Some of these beliefs will be familiar to you, since they are common beliefs, and one of the things I’m testing is whether we actually still share them.”  READ MORE...

www.artforum.com

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hennessy Youngman on Bad at Sports

Take a listen then visit his youtube channel.

Nina Simone Live

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chanel

via: via YIMMY'S YAYO™

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gloria Swanson

Friday, July 8, 2011

Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Fall 2011

See the entire collection here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

L.B.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Heavy Metal Music according to Wiki... hummm...

Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music[1] that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.[2] With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.[3]...

More Wikipedia thoughts on the subject...
I better start doing some real digging.

Annie Leibovitz

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th y'all!

Some of the guys from Okay Mountain here in Austin worked on this video for Bill Callahan!

AMERICA! from Ryan Hennessee on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Florence and the Machine

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Publication Pastelegram is online!

Pastelegram is an online and print publication concerned with images and their sources and is dedicated to contemporary artists, art historians and critics as well as the ideas, images and texts that inform their projects, some historical and others less so. Providing an international platform for the examination of artistic and historical practice. Check in for coverage of the Dallas Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Domy Books - Austin in today's launch!