the fashion world of jean paul gaultier – brooklyn museum

A well-worn teddy bear (Nana, circa 1957) with a drawn-on face and pasted on cone-shaped breasts that the five-year old Gaultier constructed out of newsprint greets the visitor in one of the first displays in the new Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. A wardrobe with vintage women’s undergarments, a 1950s black and … Continue Reading

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masculine / masculine

‘Masculine/Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day’ is a current exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris which at its opening, naturally stimulated plenty of conversation in both press and society. Why? Because it is actually one of the first exhibitions to focus completely on the male nude form. The artwork … Continue Reading

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shunga: sex and pleasure in japanese art – review

An intensely rich feast for both eye and mind is currently showing at the British Museum where 170 works ranging from paintings, sets of prints and illustrated books from UK, Japan, Europe and USA feature ‘Spring Pictures’, the erotic art of Japan from 1600-1900 or in other words, Shunga. These works of art were developed … Continue Reading

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alexandra eldridge: meetings with my daemons

The world renowned Alexandra Eldridge’s paintings are being exhibited again. What absolute joy to have the chance for exploration of the space between the temporal outer world and the latent internal world that she creates. Alexandra’s use of collage, paint and Venetian plaster is just the tip of the iceberg of her creativity and sublime … Continue Reading

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michael landy: saints alive

If you happen to be in London until the 24th of November 2013 don’t miss the extraordinary exhibition Saints Alive by Michael Landy at the National Gallery. Saints are more often associated with traditional sacred art than with contemporary work, but Michael Landy, current Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist in residence at the National Gallery, has … Continue Reading

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the iron books by andreas philippopoulos-mihalopoulos

The Iron Books 04 July – 25 July 2013 Private View First Thursday, 04 July 2013, 6pm-10pm The Gasoline Rooms are proud to host the visual and textual work of Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos. The Iron Books is a series of thirty material poems that trace, photographically and textually, the posthuman condition. The works originate in instagram, … Continue Reading

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lichtenstein: a retrospective

Roy Lichtenstein, Oh, Jeff…I Love You, Too…But… 1964 Collection Simonyi © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012 Tate Modern presents a retrospective of one of the great American artists of the twentieth century. Lichtenstein: A Retrospective is the first full-scale retrospective of this important artist in over twenty years. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago … Continue Reading

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hyacinth betrothal

In youth resurrected, This blossom I carry Is without price There is a mark of you Upon each part of me Inscribed in skin I need no ink nor blood spilled in remembering Your laughter When I close my eyes Rapture, sunlight and kisses You asked and I answered I cannot die for I have … Continue Reading

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fallen from grace, risen from man by predrag pajdic & mathieu miljavac

Fallen From Grace, Risen From Man – exhibition – Predrag Pajdic & Mathieu Miljavac Featuring Sohrâb Chitan, Benjamin Gibert & Anthony Thévenoux Opening on the 2nd of March 2013 from 3pm Until the 23rd of March 2013 Wrong Weather Gallery, Porto, Portugal with the live performance The Myth Of Yearning Never Ends by Predrag Pajdic … Continue Reading

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fallen from grace, risen from man

Fallen From Grace, Risen From Man – exhibition – Predrag Pajdic & Mathieu Miljavac Featuring Sohrâb Chitan, Benjamin Gibert & Anthony Thévenoux Opening on the 2nd of March 2013 Until the 23rd of March 2013 Wrong Weather Gallery, Porto, Portugal with the live performance The Myth Of Yearning Never Ends by Predrag Pajdic with Anthony … Continue Reading

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