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My Familiar Romance T-Shirt Ships Guillermo and Nandor!

WWDITS T Shirt

Do you love the TV show What We Do In The Showdows?  I sure do, because it is the fucking best. If you are also a fan, then you will recognize the likenesses of vampire Nandor The Relentless and his human familiar, Guillermo in a scene straight out of Guillermo’s fantasies, in which Nandor returns his unrequited love.  If the design by MarianoSan looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s inspired by the cover of the My Chemical Romance album Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. Pick up one for yourself or for a holiday gift for just $24.95 at This Link!

Elon Musk as Buzz Lightyear

elon musk by degruppo photo by gail worley
Space Cadet (Art By DeGrupo, Photo By Gail)

I just heard or read (who can even remember) that Elon Musk is all of a sudden the richest man in the world, but that will probably change by the time this posts. Because that is what happens. I spotted this paste-up of the Tesla creator / general psycho as Fictional Action Figure Buzz Lightyear on a boarded-up menswear store as I walked up Broadway toward the Flatiron Building. The quote, “Dream Until It’s Your Reality” is a new tag that I see all over the city now. Life is strange.

Update! See how this image changed just few days after the post went live, after the jump!

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Pink Thing Of The Day: Malibu Barbie / Virgin Mary Mash Up Sculpture By Heath Kane

Malibu Mary
Photos By Gail

OK, so what exactly are we looking at here? What initially appears as a fairly standard-issue Virgin Mary desktop statue is revealed, on closer inspection, to be a mash up of the holy mother and a Malibu Barbie (check out the sunglasses propped casually on her head, for your first clue).

In Brands We Trust
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The statue, by UK-based artist Heath Kane, is based on a print entitled In Brands We Trust, originally created in June of 2016 in association with Jealous Gallery of London. The idea for the print was to create a mock idol by galvanizing a Malibu Barbie figure with the Virgin Mary.

Says Kane: In Brands We Trust is designed to look on the surface like a classic piece of pop art – juxtaposing Barbie’s face with an image of the Virgin Mary. But the light facade masks a deeper question about consumerism. Whereas Pop Art fetishized consumerism, In Brands We Trust challenges it. In March 2016 two people were shot and seriously injured in America when Nike released a new version of its Air Jordan 2 Retro shoes. In Brands We Trust ponders the question ‘have brands become our new religion?’ And if so are they encouraging division and extremism? Brands have such a profound impact on our daily lives it’s raises the question if religious faith can compete.

In Brands We Trust

Spotted at The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn, NY.

Malibu Barbie Virgin Mary Sculptures

Liberty Buddha

Liberty Buddha
Photo By Gail

This wheat paste mash up of our Lady Liberty and the Buddha was spotted by me on West 38th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in NYC! Artist unknown!