What Up Amanda B?
OMG… these photos will give you great pleasure, I promise. Michael Jason Enriquez is an art director and he came up with the brilliant idea of taking some of our favorite law-abidingly challenged celebs and giving them their own vintage mug shots. It’s hilarious. In fact, the photos kind of remind me of those awesome Planet Hiltron celebrity make-unders, but these ones get a little more artsy with it. Enriquez recently created a series of photographs featuring mug shots from old school 1920s criminals and he used those images to create this contemporary celebrity series. Read more about his project here and peep the gallery for more photos. Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, Charlie Sheen, and Robert Downey Jr. all get a shouts-out from the artist. Enjoy!
Posted under: Amanda Bynes, Charlie Sheen, Hugh Grant, Khloé Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Macaulay Culkin, Mel Gibson, Michael Jason Enriquez, Nick Nolte, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Phil Spector, Robert Downey Jr.
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Nothing says classy like a bottle of French rosé… with Prince Harry‘s bum on the label. Apparently, people are seriously looking to cash in on that wild night Prince Harry had up in Vegas. Not too long ago we heard from the girl who was (allegedly) partying with him in his hotel and some people thought it was a cry for attention/money on her part. Now Sheldon Wines is releasing a new bottle of rosé with a fantastic illustration on the label. Click inside for more That-Ish-Cray Of The Day.
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Get ready to be artistically intrigued, inspired, and possibly disturbed. Manhattan-based artist Jason Freeny has released a new set of images titled ‘Barbie Anatomical Model.’ I used to think my older brother was creepy for biting off the feet on all my Barbie dolls (true story, lmao)– but that’s nothing compared to these images! Now I’m not sure what this guy is saying about the Barbie image or the femme body as a visual product of pop culture consumerism (what? lol… that ish cray) but I’m sooo digging these images! Earlier this summer we saw another artist take on the Barbie image with a series called ‘In The Dollhouse‘, and it was also pretty awesome. Peep the gallery for more of Jason Freeny‘s work (I’ve also included some of his hilarious anatomical models of Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba and Hello Kitty) and go to his Facebook page for more!
[Source] [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Posted under: Barbie, Jason Freeny
Art Or Exploitation?
The HuffPost is sharing a Brazilian photographer’s collection titled ‘Albinos’ and I was amazed at the actual images and the responses from viewers. It’s difficult to say where I stand on the series; on the one hand Gustavo Lacerda‘s work has an anthropological feel to it and I get the sense that he had great respect for his subjects. But the gaze of the viewer (myself included) is problematic, as the project cannot help but to inspire that sometimes dangerous feeling of other-ness (in fact, this is part of the point of the project). And some of the responses I saw were also strange to read. So I’m trying to figure out if Lacerda has done more harm than good, by putting a certain group of people on display, allowing others to exoticise them, even if he meant to ‘normalize’ them in some way. Join me as I work through this cultural quandary, inside.
Funny... Or Hella Disrespectful?
As many of you know, Banksy is a street artist that has a certain anti-establishment attitude about himself and his work. Recently we saw what he and some other artists came up with in response to the London 2012 Olympics and the movement to destroy local street art in the name of the games. Well someone has come along and gotten a little tongue-in-cheek with the king of all artsy tongue-in-cheekiness. Brandsky takes well-known Banksy images and ‘brands’ them with their applicable corporate logos (Brand + Banksy = Brandsky). Now y’all know I have a pretty open sense of humor and I love a good parody, but this one kinda got to me! Maybe I’m a little less open when it comes to artwork, and an artist’s message, lol. But peep the photos in the gallery and tell me what you think. Is it amusing to see Banksy‘s graffitti messages get, well, graffittied?
Okay, there’s one that really is funny. It’s got the Venus logo. LMAO.
Posted under: Banksy, Brandsky
All Types Of Ummm Ratchet
Remember last month when we got to check out those horribly funny celebrity make-unders from Planet Hiltron? Well, he posts about one new creation every week on his Facebook page, so we’ve got some catching up to do. There’s not a lot to say, I mean, this guy’s still hilarious! See which one of your fave celebs got the Planet Hiltron treatment inside!
The TV Guide
And so … I’m home again. Because my flight out of NYC was fairly early in the day for me, I had to pack up my shizz and get to JFK Airport in time for the sometimes painfully long flight home. And yes, the flight yesterday was painfully long but really not too terrible. I got home early enough to relax for a bit before David and I went out for a reunion dinner last night. It wasn’t the most exciting of nights but it was nice to be home again. More »
Posted under: Keith Haring
Plus, Check Out the Kerouac Drawn Bookcover for 'On the Road'
Back in March we got to check out the first movie trailer for the forthcoming big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac‘s classic novel On the Road. Today we get to check out a newer, international trailer for the film. As you can see, this new trailer features a lot more footage from the film … footage that, thankfully, eases my concerns about this film. On the Road is such an important book that careful attention must be paid to ensure that a film version does the book justice. I am liking what I’m seeing in this trailer. I hope the movie doesn’t disappoint.
In other On the Road news, a hand-drawn sketch that Kerouac himself drew as the potential book cover for Road has come to light … and you simply must give it a look. Check it out below. More »
Posted under: 'On the Road'
The TV Guide
Yesterday, all across the US, hateful and misguided people rallied against love … but here in LA, well, we got struck with a Love Bomb. While out and about yesterday afternoon, I came upon a new piece of 3D street art that went up on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, CA. As you may know, street art takes many forms … from spray paint graffiti to vinyl stickers to stencil paintings and more. On occasion, a 3D sculpture will show up on a street somewhere. Yesterday, a new piece by a street artist named Plastic Jesus showed up on Melrose … click below to take a look. More »
Posted under: 'Love Bomb'