Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

 

Ian Curtis Is Hungry

April 22nd, 2015

This might win the Sam’s Favorite IG Account Ever award. Ian Curtis Is Hungry on Instagram (and they have a shop!)

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Memento Mori at Loved to Death

April 15th, 2015

A reminder not to miss Paul Koudounaris‘s signing of his new book, Memento Mori, tomorrow night at San Francisco’s Loved to Death! I have been fortunate to obtain an early copy of the book, and it is an absolute masterpiece.  Through photos taken at more than 250 sites in thirty countries over a decade, Paul […]

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James Jean Jewelry

April 7th, 2015

Perfect, delicate porcelain anatomical jewelry from artist James Jean- the vertebra pictured below are stackable rings, the pelvis and skull sets are necklaces. These are from 2012- and no, I didn’t find them available for sale anywhere.

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Etsy Shop of the Week: vladimirsart

March 19th, 2015

Finnish illustrator Vladimir Stankovic creates portraits and biological illustrations inspired by mythology, cryptozoology, science fiction, and fantasy. I am particularly enamored of his portraits of The Greys, but his Etsy shop offers a wealth of prints ranging from the Abominable Snowman to some wonderful mash-ups of cephalopods and beetles, the Cephalopodoptrea. The Grey V, Print, […]

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What Will you Leave Behind?

March 3rd, 2015

What Will you Leave Behind?    120,00 ceramic skulls cover the floor of this installation by Nino Sarabutra.

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Welcome to the Dollhouse

February 13th, 2015

In a back corner of a Royal Street gallery in New Orlean’s French Quarter is a handmade dollhouse, that on first glance, doesn’t seem much like anything. I walked past it at least twice before noticing its inhabitants, and then I stood there for at least fifteen minutes taking it all in. Artist Chris Roberts-Antieau […]

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American Grotesque :: The Life and Art of William Mortensen

January 27th, 2015

Ansel Adams has called him the anti-Christ, and with admirers including Anton LaVey, William Mortensen is the master of the macabre. Shunned by his peers (Adams wasn’t paying him a compliment), Mortensen fell into near obscurity after the 1940s, despite his prolific career in film and photography. After working alongside Tod Browning and Cecil B. […]

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Memento Mori :: The Dead Among Us

January 23rd, 2015

Paul Koudounaris has announced the release of his third and final book on the presentation of death in sacred contexts, Memento Mori. From the publisher: Through photos taken at more than 250 sites in thirty countries over a decade, Paul Koudoundaris has captured death around the world. From Bolivia’s “festival of the little pug-nosed ones”, […]

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