Story and Photo By Gail Worley
If you’re in search of aesthetically-pleasing drug paraphernalia, nobody makes weed accessories that look as good on a coffee table as Flower by Edie Parker. The brand’s beloved pipes and smoking accessories truly strike a balance between stoner kitsch and functional art. Now, they’ve released a delicate and delightful pipe that’s the essence of chill: the Ice Bowl, which we saw at NY Now.
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The first of dozens of boxes Joseph Cornell made in honor of famous ballerinas, Taglioni’s Jewel Casket (year) pays homage to Marie Taglioni, an acclaimed 19th-century Italian dancer. According to legend, Taglioni kept an imitation ice cube in her jewelry box to commemorate dancing in the snow at the behest of a Russian highwayman (a traveling thief). The box is infused with erotic undertones — both in the tactile nature of the materials (glass cubes, velvet, and a rhinestone necklace purchased at a Woolworth’s dime store in New York) and in the incident itself, in which Taglioni reportedly performed on an animal skin placed across the snowy road.
Although he spent his entire artistic career living and working in Queens, New York, Cornell drew inspiration from the European art he saw at the Julien Levy Gallery — the first in the United States to exhibit Surrealist work — and he often inspired the European Surrealists in turn. In a press release for a 1939 exhibition of Cornell’s work at the Levy Gallery, Salvador Dalí heralded it as “the only truly Surrealist work to be found in America.”
Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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I love these “cool” little Skulls and Crossbones ice cube trays found online at the This Link. The trays sell for $6.80 each, plus shipping. I think they would make cool gift as well!