Tag Archive | Woman

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Mannequin Bust

Pink Mannequin Bust
Photo By Gail

What’s most interesting about this Hot Pink bust of a lovely African American lady, is that it’s not in use as your standard display mannequin, despite the fact that it is clearly in the middle of a clothing section of a department store. In this instance, it is really more like a sculpture; more like  a work of art meant to enhance the consumer’s shopping experience, I think. In my case, it was highly effective.

Photographed at Saks Fifth Avenue, The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert, California.

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D*Face Double Crossed Mural on Broome Street, Soho

D*Face Blonde Mural
All Photos By Gail

I spotted this D*Face mural of a lovely blonde on Broome Street between Crosby and Lafayette Streets in Soho, NYC. These photos were taken around 5 PM, when the position of the sun makes it look pretty washed out. This mural, entitled Double Crossed, is part of the Lisa Project.

D*Face Blonde Mural

Big City of Dreams Mural by Tristan Eaton

Big City of Dreams
Photo By Gail

Back in May of this year, LA-based artist Tristan Eaton spent some time in NYC painting a few of his stunning, patchwork detail murals along Broome Street in Soho. This one, entitled Big City of Dreams, is adjacent to an outdoor parking lot on Broome near Centre Market Place.

Big City of Dreams by Tristan Eaton

Dasic Fernandez Mural on Lafayette Street in Soho

Dasic Fernandez Mural
Photo By Gail

This colorful mural of a woman is by Chilean-born, NYC-based street artist Dasic Fernandez. You can see it on the facade of a clothing store, on Lafayette Street, just north of Prince Street, in Soho NYC.

Dasic Fernandez

Modern Art Monday Presents: Willem de Kooning, Woman

De Konig Woman

In the 1940s, Willem de Kooning (1904 – 1997), with his artist friend Arshile Gorky, frequented the Metropolitan Museum to study portraits by 19th-century French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.  this seated figure, which belongs to de Kooning’s first series of Women paintings,  demonstrates his interest in the human form. Awkwardly posed, the woman’s arms, legs and breasts exist as abstract shapes in a flattened space. Like other Abstract Expressionists, de Kooning was interested in portraying nature as simultaneously creative and destructive.  Although the figure is recognizable as a woman, de Kooning arrangements of form, line, and color gives the effect of a body coming together and falling apart.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Head in My Hands

Head in My Hands
Photo By Gail

This is what I feel like at end of long and grueling week at the day gig. Here, we see that feeling manifested in bronze sculpture by artist Tom Otterness, as part of his urban fantasy sculpture series, Life Underground, found throughout the 8th Avenue and 14th Street Subway station in downtown Manhattan.