Nick Cave discusses the Hustle Coat (2021) currently on view as part of the exhibit Furthermore at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC:
It’s almost as if you were walking down the street and you were flashing someone. Meaning, if someone came up to you, and you opened your coat, and you had items for sale.
The hustle coat is a trench coat, which is made out of cotton. It’s double breasted, it has a belt, but inside of the coat, it also has a lining, which is covered in jewels. Just imagine necklaces, chains, watches, jewelry, stones are all sewn by hand into this lining of the coat, making it appear to be this jewel box. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Nick Cave, Hustle Coat→
Artist and jeweler Dan Life (also known as Daniel Jacob) makes wearable art and tabletop items that glitter and shine with his hand-set crystal embellishments. This Pink Panther sculpture was spotted prowling around inside a vitrine in his booth at NY Now. I couldn’t find this exact piece on the website, but I did see a Pink Panther Head Pendant which sells for $550, if you want to check it, out at This Link!
Artist Metis Atash is known for her Swarovski crystals-encrusted sculptures of little Buddha Babies (which she calls Funkybuddhas) sporting spikey mohawks or embellished with sassy sayings. This pretty Pink one, joyously flipping the bird in a shirt that proclaims “Darling, No is a Full Sentence”(which: truth) was spotted in the Eden Gallery in Soho.
In a fairly eventful week that included a Street Art Safari, Valentine’s Day, my birthday, three museum visits, and a Chelsea art crawl, my most popular Instagram post of the past week is this fabulous Bling Skull hood ornament emerging from the softly gathering snow. When you have an iPhone at-the-ready, art is everywhere.
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