Everyone can name his or her favorite quotation from an author. But not everyone has the nerve to wear it forever on their skin. The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide introduces us to the amazing, emerging subculture of literary tattoos, in a full-color guide that includes quotations from favorite writers, beloved lines of [...]
ARCIBOLDO, 1526–1593: NATURE AND FANTASY EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY Sixteen of the composite heads painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, though bizarre, are filled with scientifically accurate components, are featured in their first appearance in the United States at the National Gallery of Art at the Arcimboldo, 1526–1593: Nature and Fantasy exhibition now through January 9, 2011. [...]
DESIGNER KARIM RASHID ‘UNPLANNED BRUTALISM’ NEW FURNITURE UNVEILING Karim Rashid will be showing his new furniture designs at Vintage 20 in New York City, on show November 5 – 8, 2010. Vintage 20 is a Manhattan based firm specializing in European mid-century furniture and decorative art.
November 5 through the 28th, 2010, La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents Laurie Lipton ‘Punk Machine’ show, inspired by the Steampunk movement. Info Glut The artists states “Instead of steam, however, my devices are mostly run by electricity and madness. I was vacuuming one day and noticed the amount of plugs and cables on the floor… [...]
MARC CHAGALL EXHIBIT IN HAMBURG The Bucerius Kunst Forum is showing around 150 works by Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985) in an exhibit titled Marc Chagall. Lifelines now through January 16, 2011. The exhibition presents numerous paintings, drawings and prints by Chagall from the collection of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, which can be seen for [...]
“Something Old, Something New” Jewelry artist Marianne Hunter incorporates estate jewels into her gorgeous new pieces. You can meet her at the upcoming Washington Craft Show. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Not only are those the words of a popular children’s song, they are words to live by for Marianne Hunter, a jewelry artist working in a [...]
Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968 exhibition features more that fifty works by Pop art’s most significant female artists and is the first major exhibition to explore in depth the contributions of female Pop artists. The exhibition will be on view in the Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and in the adjacent fourth-floor [...]