Thursday, October 31, 2013

ART HISTORICAL HALLOWEEN


For Halloween this year, my friend (and faithful art lover) Kathy and I decided to go all out art historical.  She was Picasso's Woman in a Hat with Pompoms and a Printed Blouse from 1962 and I was Warhol's Turquoise Marilyn from 1964.
I even ran into an Andy at a party that night, and couldn't help being reminded of the quote by the man himself: 
"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person."


I'd love to hear what you're going to be for Halloween!

Dress and Wig: Amazon.com (search "Marilyn dress" and "Marilyn wig"--easy!)
Body paint and makeup: Ricky's NYC

Picasso and Warhol images from about.com

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

5 POINTZ













5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. (also known as the Institute of Higher Burnin') is a converted warehouse space in Long Island City in Queens, which is completely covered with graffiti.  It originated as a safe place for graffiti artists to write, in order to discourage vandalism.  Writers from all over the world have tagged the city-block-sized abandoned warehouse, and it's been the site of some of the most compelling street art in the five boroughs--hence the name 5 Pointz.  This year, a $400 million residential project was approved, which will require demolition of the site.  In my protest, I hit 5 Pointz in a blank canvas dress, in search of writers who wanted to make their mark.

Tags by Kid Lew, Kazu, Shiro Japan!, and others.

Dress: H&M
Tagged with aerosol spray paint & Sharpies
Boots: Franco Sarto
Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Photos by Kathy Paciello and myself.

Monday, October 21, 2013

NOW WEARING: Clive Van Den Berg.


CLive Van Den Berg, The Land Throws Up A Ghost II, 2013
I'm finally embracing the season, inspired by the work of Clive Van Den Berg.  An "artist, curator, designer, writer, teacher, and activist", Van Den Berg produces work across media that deal with various themes from desire, to the human body, to landscape, and more.  Imbued with a sense of his identity as a South African, Van Den Berg's works are colorful representations of memory.
Jacket: Desigual
Jeans: Gap
Boots: L.L.Bean
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Photo by Hannah Kauffman, Van Den Berg image and info via Artsy.net.

Friday, October 18, 2013

NOW WEARING: Barry McGee.

Barry McGee (b. 1966) is a San Francisco-based artist who originally came on the scene as a street artist in the early 1990s.

Known by many different aliases, including Ray Fong, Lydia Fong, Bernon Vernon, Twist, and others, McGee's work was included in the 2001 Venice Biennale, which paved the way for his blue chip status in the art world today.

McGee's boldly graphic work deals with the overwhelming nature of advertising, and the plight of individuals existing the urban landscape.  His current exhibition at Cheim & Read features notorious geometric patchwork pieces in addition to pottery and a ballooned wall piece, which combines his surface design with sculpture.

Barry McGee is on view at Cheim & Read in Chelsea through October 26th.

Silk Blouse: H&M
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Boots: Franco Sarto

Photos by Kathy Paciello.

Friday, October 11, 2013

NOW WEARING: Leaves, Flowers.


Florence Derive, Leaves, Flowers in the River, 2011, acrylic on canvas.
I'm slowly moving past my "denial of fall" phase, and embracing the season.  Though my color palette doesn't change very much with the arrival of autumn, I'm currently feeling inspired by flora that is just on the verge of changing color.

Jumpsuit: Vintage
Platforms: Buffalo Exchange (I last wore them here.)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bracelet: J. Crew
Photo by Kathy Paciello; Image via Artsy.


Monday, October 7, 2013

NOW WEARING: On the Fringe.



Inspired by the acrylic paintings of Tomie Ohtake, I put together this look for a masquerade at the New York City Ballet.  Born in 1913, Ohtake's work has spanned many artistic movements, but she is most known for her informal abstractionism, such as this Untitled work, from 2012.

Clutch: Thrifted
Mask: via amazon
Photo by Meri Feir; Ohtake image via Artsy.net