(1909-2004) Rene Gruau is an iconic fashion illustrator whose style of drawing has greatly contributed to the marketing approach of the fashion industry. At the age of 14 his drawings were already published in famous fashion magazines and by the time he was 18 they were in internationally published. His work has been featured in renown magazines such as Marie-Claire, Femina, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Flair, L’Officiel, and Madame Figaro, and L’Officiel de la Couture.
art + humor = greatttttttttttt!
Evidence (pitchfork 01)
Such a haunting and captivating body of work, Evidence by Angela Strassheim challenges viewers to imagine the world of domestic abuse and familial homocides. The black and white photos in stark contrast with colored photographs of the home they were taken in ground the viewer from their CSI-influenced imaginations back to reality. These deaths are filthy and graphic, and entertain the mind: this could be your mother, your father, your friends, and etc.
For more on Strassheim visit her website @ http://angelastrassheim.com/
Oxalis tuberosa, Peru
Pirated Lost DVDs
Mixed Fruits, Africa
Guinea Pigs, Ecuador
Dry khat, Kenya
Pharmaceutical Pills, Pakistan
Bird Corpse, Indonesia
Fake BMW Emblems
Louis Vuitton counterfeit handbags
Plastic Pitcher of Salami
These objects may seem weird and unusual to you but it’s actually a documentation of some of the contraband items that get confiscated at airports, specifically the JFK Airport. Taryn Simon spent five days taking pictures of the illegal stuff people bring in from all over the world. Even though they’re only pictures of objects, it’s fascinating to see what people try to smuggle into their luggage. She has an exhibit in the Gagosian Museum in Beverly Hills until November 6th. I suggest you check it out ! !