Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Astor Place Christmas decorations

What a great Idea, I love these, it makes astor place look like some kind of forest...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"

This guy has a mesmerizing face. The way he uses it and his body to express a wide range of emotions is fascinating. Theres something about his big head, big mouth with all those extra teeth crammed in there....he's fascinating to look at and his co-star here Berenice Bejo is equally fascinating, but I must admit, I kind of have a crush on the Dujardin guy.

You can see the trailer HERE...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ai Weiwei's 1 Tiger 8 Breasts

– Nude War Between Ai Fans and Chinese Authorities: Ai Weiwei's assistant Zhao Zhao has been interrogated by the police over a photograph showing the artist surrounded by four equally naked women. The picture, entitled "One Tiger, Eight Breasts," is demure — there is no contact between the subjects. The authorities' accusations are suspected to be yet another attempt to silence the artist-activist. "If they see nudity as pornography, then China is still in the Qing dynasty," Ai tweeted. Soon after news of the investigation broke, Ai's supporters began tweeting their own nude photographs, from full-frontal shots to pictures of themselves as babies.

Carsten Holler's Psycho Tank

Last week i got to spend an hour or so floating around in 18 cm of salted water in this installation by the artist Carsten Holler. It was kind of amazing. Me and my friend Rick got naked, showered and entered. Then Carsten's official photographer Attilio Maranzano set up his camera and snapped away. At first it didn't seem deep enough, I was touching the bottom in some parts, then the current of the pump started to move me along, but my lighter friend, Rick was really moving. I was trying to avoid him when I'd bump into him or he'd bump into me but after a while I just stopped caring, it really didn't matter and that was part of the experience. After a while we were joined by 2 female friends of the photographer's assistant, 2 naked, female strangers joined us and we were all floating and moving around the tank, I was floating much better as the two additional bodies raised the water level. I closed my eyes and felt nothing but the occasional big toe against my head or leg rubbing against my side. When I'd open my eyes I became aware that I was actually moving along quite quickly. The whole experience was supremely relaxing and when I came home I ate then took a 4 hour nap....nice!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Louis Vuitton Window

These new windows seem to owe something to Hilary Harkness don't you think?

EIJA-LIISA AHTILA @ Marian Goodman Gallery

This is a drawing for an incredible video I saw there last week

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cattelan @ The Guggenheim

What a great crazy way to exhibit all of these sculptures and wall pieces, by hanging them in the rotunda!