My favorite design show, Salon Art + Design, wrapped up last week and I’m so excited to start featuring all of the amazing art furniture that I was lucky enough to see in person at the Park Avenue Armory. To kick things off, let’s take a look at the Dune Table, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid (1950 – 2016). Continue reading Eye On Design: Dune Table By Zaha Hadid→
Today March 9th, 2019, marks the 60th Anniversary of the introduction of the world’s most famous fashion doll, known to us simply as Barbie. In honor of this lovely icon of pop culture, I dug up a set of photos I took earlier this year that I have dubbed the Golden Barbie Street Art Shrine, even thought it has less to do with Barbie than it does with the mission of NYC street artist Hispano Man (@hispanoman). Check out his Instagram for more art and information!
Golden Barbie Street Shrine was Spotted on Elizabeth Street Near the Corner of Prince Street in the Nolita Neighborhood of NYC!
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s bold, irreverent work, America, skewers social complacencies and re-imagines cultural icons. On the occasion of the artist’s 2011 – 2012 retrospective at the Guggenhiem, which featured virtually every work he had ever made suspended from the oculus of the rotunda, Cattelan announced his retirements from art making. Continue reading Eye On Design: Maurizio Cattelan, America→
If you are like me, you do whatever you can to avoid ever having to be in Times Square, but sometimes, it is an unavoidable displeasure. Imagine my surprise then, when I was just trying to get to the subway as quickly as possible after leaving a Food Show at the Marriott Marquis, and I saw this awesome sculpture; a circle of conjoined, golden mirrored hearts, that seems to reflect all that is lovely and wondrous about the most miserable place in the city.
The sculpture, created by Collective–LOK and called Heart of Hearts, will be on display in Times Square, near the TKTS Booth between 46th and 47th Streets, until March 6th, 2016. Read more about the sculpture at This Link!
Lauren Kalman’s Tongue Gilding (2008), a digital print laminated on acrylic, entertains questions like, “Where does adornment end and body modification begin? How do we use jewelry to create and ‘ideal’ body? Can it create an ‘abject’ one?”
Trained as a metalsmith, Kalman has made gold body embellishments which, in order to be worn, alter the body in a way that may seem unusual or off-putting. She then documents the works through photographs that focus on these performative elements. At once seductive and repulsive, Kalman’s images ask us to question the ways in which we present our adorned bodies to the world.
Photographed in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.