by steve.webster.7393 on Flickr.
Building on the theory proposed by David Hockney in his 2006 book on Vermeer and camera obscura, Tim Jenison set about building machines and rooms to test the theory per this article in Vanity Fair.
June 26, 1963: Reviving the American Indian art of painting on furs, the Fifth Avenue fur designer Jacques Kaplan commissioned five American artists to paint on his collection to be worn by “the modern woman.” Within two hours, the first coat — painted by Anuszkiewcz, with a geometric arrangement of black dots on white calfskin — was sold to Mrs. Harcourt Amory. Each design came as a complete surprise to Mr. Kaplan, as he allowed the artists “absolute freedom to do whatever they wanted.” Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times
THAT’S A HELEN FRANKENTHALER CANVAS BEHIND THE NICE COAT DAMNIT!!!
Measuring a Year by the Minute by Margie Davidson
Each day for one year the artist knit 24 rows of 60 stitches each to represent the minutes and hours of each day. The cotton ties on the side represent one day of knitting.
Oh! Here is the version from Colossal. Almost the same!
Follow the Leaders A Corporate City in Ruins
by Isaac Cordal
This stunning living sculpture was at the heart of the garden during the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show in London, UK. The Dreaming Girl is a mud and grass sculpture also created by Pete and Sue Hill. This sister to Mud Maid was placed in the Garden of Dreams.
Jean Pierre Melville
This ‘Haunted House’ is not like any you will have seen before and comes in the form of a spooky gallery of paintings that at first seem ordinary but soon turn out to have some hidden surprises in store. The concept behind Torafu Architects’ ‘Haunted Play House’ is to challenge perspectives and norms where rules are broken as children are actually encouraged to run, shout and touch – activities usually forbidden in a gallery or a museum.
THIS JUST TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!!!
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Venus de Mars has been a longtime fixture in the Twin Cities music scene, producing seven original albums over the past two decades. Known for provocative stage shows that involve lots of black leather and reverb, the transgender rock musician tours regularly around the country, singing songs inspired by her experience living between genders.
De Mars does not have a day job. She makes about $20,000 a year entirely on her music, painting and other artistic endeavors and considers herself a professional artist.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue, however, disagrees. Its ruling earlier this year defining de Mars as a hobbyist who cannot claim tax deductions for her artistic work could set a precedent that advocates for artists say would put artists’ careers in jeopardy.
It listed several reasons, chief among them that de Mars took too much pleasure from her work, and didn’t work hard enough to make a profit.
Liza Lou - Security Fence (2005-8) - Chain-link enclosure, barbed wire and beadwork
Pears exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum (sigh)
PInk Ganehsa: Finished Embroidery: 19 hours. Still to do: attach back, cut out and bind around the edges.