Spotted in the display window of a London clothing boutique, this Barbie Doll wearing a bespoke Pink outfit and seeking shelter under a Pink Japanese Umbrella, looks to me like she was rode hard and put away wet, as the saying goes. You can see she’s got her hairbrush in hand, so obviously she’s trying to do some damage control, but wtf is up with those smudges of dirt / bruises (!) on her face? What is the message being sent here? Is no one advocating for our favorite girl? So. Many. Questions. Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Boutique Window Display With Pink Barbie
It takes a lot to get me to go to New Jersey, but an exhibit featuring Beatles’ memorial inspired by 1960’s-era Beatlemania ? I’m there! Through June 25th, 2023, the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center is hosting Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! Is it worth a trip from Manhattan to Newark, on the PATH train? Oh, yeah. Continue reading Yes, It Exists: Beatles’ Bubble Bath Dolls!
If you have children at home who still believe in Santa Claus, then you may have an Elf on The Shelf who visits each holiday season and makes your kids feel paranoid. Known as Scout Elves, theses elves are distinguished from the rest of Santa’s Helpers by their distinctive red-and-white suit, white collar and pointy hat.
I don’t have kids myself but I get that, for families with rug rats, The Elf on the Shelf is a fun Christmas tradition, even if the point is to make your kids believe that the elves are spying on them (because of that whole Naughty or Nice List that Santa supposedly keeps). Is that effed up? Maybe a little bit. Then again, what does a happily-childless person like me know?
Continue reading Yes, It Exists: Elf on The Shelf Claus Couture Line
Like many feminist-aligned artists in the 1970s, Faith Ringgold embraced collaboration as a politically significant part of her practice. Ringgold’s primary collaborator was her own mother, the fashion designer and dress maker Willi Posey. Mrs. Jones and Family (1973, also known as Mrs. Jones, Andrew, Barbara, and Faith) was created with Posey, who designed and sewed garments for many of Ringgold‘s mask sculptures throughout the 1970s. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Mrs. Jones and Family By Faith Ringgold