Resembling a soft-serve ice cream swirl, the upper portion of this sculpture consists of the world’s largest crystal ruby, at 30,090 carats. Artist and Devo front man Mark Mothersbaugh had the gem carved to poke fun at both fine jewelry and fine art. A ludicrous send-up of both disciplines, the sculpture, Ruby Kustard (2009 – 14) evinces Mothersbaugh’s longtime interest in using humor as a means of cultural and institutional critique. Continue reading Mark Mothersbaugh’s Ruby Kustard Sculpture
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Living in NYC Fucking Rocks! And if you’re looking for cool things to do in the City right now, why not let yourself experience the mind-blowing career retrospective of Mark Mothersbaugh: Lead singer of New Wave / Performance Art legends, DEVO, Composer, Artist and De-Evolutionary Genius. The exhibit is called Myopia, and you can see it at the Grey Gallery at NYU. Let’s a take look at all of the fun surprises that Myopia has in store for you! Continue reading Must See Art: Mark Mothersbaugh, Myopia at Grey Gallery
Devo Frontman and Gazillionare Composer Mark Mothersbaugh, with a Toy That Looks Like Him
New Wave pioneers Devo are suing McDonalds over a Happy Meal doll that sports the band’s signature red flower pot hat!