Thursday, February 28, 2013

via: the sartorialist

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

similar but different

An acoustic listening device developed by the Dutch army between WWI and WWII. via: k as in knife
Rebecca Horn, «Cornucopia, Seance for Two Breasts», 1970

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

russian theater

Grimes- Nightmusic ft. Majical Cloudz

ingrid bathe

Monday, February 25, 2013

Joan-Didion- by Annie Leibovitz.

guy ben-ner

Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner.  Known for his 12-minute version of Moby Dick set entirely in the his kitchen, and a flick (image above) about Ben-Ner and his family visiting the park while dressed in homemade ostrich costumes. Wild Boy is another piece filmed entirely in Ben-Ner's apartment (featuring a feral child and a mound of astroturf).

Saturday, February 23, 2013

jana sterbak


woodkid- i love you

rooster walking on a tight rope

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Look and listen

Beautiful sights and sounds and best seen and heard together via:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Paul McCarthy | Hauser & Wirth

Paul McCarthy has been exploring and reinterpreting the 19th century German folk tale, Schneewittchen, and the 1937 animated Disney adaptation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in a variety of mediums.  In 2009, Hauser & Wirth presented a series of McCarthy's drawings based on the "dark psychological and social undercurrents of the original 19th century tale" (from show's press release) and the sanitized, Disney-fied retelling of the 20th century version.  The gallery currently has on view The Dwarves, The Forests, a series of bronze sculptures of disfigured, grotesque dwarves that expands on the artist's examination of the children's stories.  Read More...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Legacy of Lily White

Headed to here for an exhibition and lecture...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Beach House Walk in the Park

Thanks Ben Ruggiero for the share!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Dignified Ending for an Ugly Story

"On Tuesday, more than a century and a half after her death, in 1860, the woman, Julia Pastrana, will finally be given a proper burial near her birthplace in Sinaloa, Mexico. Her return home from a locked storage room in an Oslo research institute would not have been possible without the nearly decade-long efforts of the New York-based visual artist Laura Anderson Barbata." Read More...
More here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Great poster UTA!

Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important, said Carl Jung.

Anne Wenzel

my work, your casa: Dallas

Monday, February 11, 2013

cup love

Teaching ceramics again this semester... always makes me wish I was a potter.
Kuwata Takuro
Birdie Boone

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Janelle Monáe - Tightrope

And this versions pretty good too: Tightrope (Wondamix) [Feat. B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco]

man on a wire

via: theshooterremainsnameless

new orleans, la - alec soth

via: rolu


"Inspired by Louise Bourgeois’ rich textures and cagelike prints, designer Jade Lai worked her own comfortable-cool aesthetic into fall’s Creatures of Comfort lineup. There were nubby cotton T-shirts foiled in gold, along with mididresses and boxy separates ribbed or quilted and then layered, all to good effect." See WWD’s full coverage of the Creatures Fall 2013 collection here.

Friday, February 8, 2013

modernist birdhouse

“A life without memory is no life at all” luis bunuel

The filmmaker Sofia Coppola captured an intimate conversation with T’s cover subject, Lee Radziwill, in her New York City apartment. via: NYTimes Magazine.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

An ugly carnival

A crowd jeers as a woman’s head is shaved during the liberation of Marseilles
Photograph: Carl Mydans/Time Life/Getty. Via and more at: The Gaurdian

"The 65th anniversary of the D-day landings is an occasion to revisit joyful pictures of the liberation of France in 1944. But among the cheering images there are also shocking ones. These show the fate of women accused of "collaboration horizontale". It is impossible to forget Robert Capa's fallen-Madonna image of a shaven-headed young woman, cradling her baby, implicitly the result of a relationship with a German soldier."
A French woman who conceived a baby with a German soldier, punished by having to have her head shaved as a form of humiliation for her acts. Her mother also was subjected to the punishment - June 1944

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Men Bound to Lampposts Smothered in Tar and Feathers

Original caption:Londonderry: Two men seen who were stripped to waist and tied to a lamppost and railings, and then tarred and feathered by I.R.A. terrorists in the Bogside area of Londonderry. December 23, 1971 via: Corbis

rosemary laing

a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes- galerie lelong

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

“The human being is this night, this empty nothing, that contains everything in its simplicity- an unending wealth of presentations, images…Here shoots out a bloody head, there a white shape… One catches sight of this night when one looks human beings in the eye.” 
G.W.F. Hegel, Hegel’s Recollection 7-8
via: northmagneticpole

kiki Smith - singing birds

The Sartorialist

On the Street…..The Fortezza, Florence

Monday, February 4, 2013

Leonard Cohen - Bird On A Wire


Friday, February 1, 2013

Similar but Different: Lily White

The Lily-White Movement was an anti-civil-rights movement within the Republican Party in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement was a response to the political and socioeconomic gains made by African-Americans following the Civil War and the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which eliminated slavery. Black leaders gained increasing influence in the party by organizing blacks as an important voting bloc. Conservative white groups attempted to eliminate this influence and recover white voters who had defected to the Democratic Party.
The term Lily-White Movement is generally attributed to Texas Republican leader Norris Wright Cuney who used the term in an 1888 Republican convention to describe efforts by white conservatives to oust blacks from positions of Texas party leadership and incite riots to divide the party.[1] The term came to be used nationally to describe this ongoing movement as it further developed in the early 20th century.[2] Localized movements began immediately after the war but by the beginning of the 20th century the effort had become national.
According to author and professor Michael K. Fauntroy,
"The lily white movement is one of the darkest and underexamined eras of US Republicanism."[3]
This movement is largely credited with driving blacks out of the Republican party during the early 20th century, setting the stage for their eventual support of the Democrats. via: Wikapedia

LILY WHITE, TEXAS on the other hand was a black community on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas line and Post Oak Road, near the site of what is now Hedwig Village in west central Harris County. At one time the rural community had a church, a school, a cemetery, and scattered dwellings.
Hedwig Village Gazette, July 4, 1986. via: The Texas State Historical Society

My work, your casa: David Shelton

Nice piece about my friend and gallerist David Shelton for Paper City. I'll be showing in his space this October. Wonderful taste and beautiful home, lucky to be part of his crew! See the full spread HERE.