Eye On Design: Dress, Lavie By Claude Kameni

claude kameni dress photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

In her designs, Claude Kameni (b. 1994) uses fabrics often referred to as African wax prints. These vividly colored and densely pattern textiles, which having enduring history of popular use in West and Central Africa, originally inspired by batik, or wax resist, cloth from Indonesia. Continue reading Eye On Design: Dress, Lavie By Claude Kameni

Healthy Retirement: Diet and Health Advice for Your Aging Loved One

positive senior man in formal wear and eyeglasses hugging with young lady while sitting at table
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It’s easy to throw caution to the wind in your youth and engage in a lifestyle that doesn’t necessarily support healthy aging. But once we reach our golden years, priorities change and a new outlook on life and health begins to emerge.

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MoMA and LEGO Collaborate to Release New Starry Night Set

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The Museum of Modern Art is set to launch a new LEGO® Ideas set inspired by one of the most iconic works in MoMA’s collection, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night (1889). The three-dimensional set reimagines the renowned painting — which has been in MoMA’s collection since 1935 — in LEGO form, emphasizing the artist’s striking brush strokes and color choices. The set will be available on June 1st for the general public at store.moma.org, at MoMA Design Stores in New York, and at LEGO locations globally.
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Modern Art Monday Presents: Mike Kelley, Ah. . .Youth!

mike kelley ah youth photo by gail wotley
Photos By Gail

A kitsch klatch of thrift shop yarn dolls and stuffed animals get the yearbook photo treatment alongside the genuine article (featuring the artist himself) in Mike Kelly’s lineup of misfit mug shots entitled Ah . . . Youth! (1991). The artist’s self-charicature compares his apathetic, acne-scarred, adolescent self to the cuddly but creepy castoffs in a fractured fairytale about youth.

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Instagram Photo of The Week: Me at Frieze

In a stroke of great luck, I scored a pair tickets to the Mother-of-All- Art-Fairs, Frieze, and enjoyed a leisurely afternoon there on Saturday looking at lots of fun and provocative art! The fair has moved from its former remote location on Randal’s Island to The Shed in Hudson Yards — a fabulous modern space that allows the exhibitors to take over four entire floors! I’m sorry that I was so overcome by this hyper-realistic sculpture of a Corpse Flower that I neglected to note the name of the artist. I am sure that you’ll agree though that is quite impressive!

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