Archive | November, 2010

René Gruau

25 Nov

(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.

artwork_images_126_241952_rene-gruau.jpg

gruau_3-470x630.jpg

ReneGruau1resized

– Sally.

Marc Johns

11 Nov

art + humor = greatttttttttttt!

http://www.marcjohns.com/blog/

– Sally.

Angela Strassheim

7 Nov

Evidence#1

Evidence, #1, 48x60

Evidence #2

Evidence, #2, 48x60

Evidence #3

Evidence, #3, 48x60

Evidence#5

Evidence, #5, 48x60

Evidence #12

Evidence, #12, 48x60

Evidence (pitchfork 01)

 Evidence, (pitchfork 01), 11x14

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/

-Alex.

Taryn Simon

3 Nov

Taryn Simon contraband

Oxalis tuberosa, Peru

Taryn Simon contraband

Pirated Lost DVDs

Taryn Simon contraband

Mixed Fruits, Africa

Taryn Simon contraband heroin

Heroin, India

Taryn Simon contraband

Guinea Pigs, Ecuador

Taryn Simon contraband

Dry khat, Kenya

Taryn Simon contraband

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 ! !

http://www.tarynsimon.com/

– Sally