500 Pieces of Art
James Franco, a veritable Jack of all Trades, has unveiled a solo exhibit of artwork in Berlin, Germany titled Gay Town … made up of 500 pieces made up of paintings, drawings and video installations. I, personally, find it very hard to take anything that Franco does seriously anymore because, IMHO, it feels like he just does stuff to see the kind of attention it attracts. Because he never really focuses on one thing, everything that he does seems unfocused and unfinished. For his latest feat, at least for the next few minutes, James Franco is an artiste so … let’s indulge him for a moment (again, at least for the next few minutes) and check out what he has to offer. Click below to see some of Franco‘s art from Gay Town, including a video tour of his new exhibit. More »
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The 2013 Academy Awards are just a couple of weeks away, and I’m beyond excited. The fashion! The winners! The snubs! The speeches! The orchestra cutting off the speeches! I love it all, and I can’t wait to see how it all goes down. The official Oscar website recently published these amazing minimalist posters for all nine of the Best Picture nominees, and I want them all. I still have to see a bunch of these movies before the end of the month, and these posters are a great reminder. It’s hard to pick a fave, but I especially love the artwork for Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty. Peep the gallery for more! Oh, and to learn more about each other artists, go HERE.
The 2013 Academy Awards air February 24 at 7 pm EST, on ABC.
The TV Guide
Yesterday was, for the most part, a really fun day. I managed to get out of the house early enough to enjoy the beautifully warm and sunny weather with a quick trip to Pasadena. I had to pick up a few things and basically meander in Old Town Pasadena. Unfortunately, my parking meter went over by 3 minutes and, naturally, I got slapped with a $50 parking ticket. I even made a point to get back to my meter on time but I was off by 3 mins and the meter maid dude was right there, issuing my ticket. Blah. That stupid ticket almost ruined my day but … I rallied and got to hang out with friends and was happy to come home to a fun little delivery in my mailbox — the SuperEmoFriends! More »
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The Return Of The Roaring 20s
As y’all know, I am [im]patiently awaiting the release of Baz Luhrman‘s The Great Gatsby. We’ve watched the trailers, checked out the amazing character posters, and learned about the geniuses (like Jay-Z) behind the movie’s score. Now we get to check out a few really sweet costume sketches from Miuccia Prada herself. The designer released these to British Vogue, and it’s all just one more reason to get excited about the adaptation. Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'The Great Gatsby', Prada
The TV Guide
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been doing a bit of redecorating in the past few days and last night, I dug out an amazing print that I’ve been meaning to display for months but never got the chance to hang. My dear friend Tamar gave David and me a print of one her photographs and last night I had it framed for display in my bedroom. The print is titled Broken Robot Girl #1 and it’s beautiful. More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a mostly quiet but very productive day for me. I spent much of the day redecorating my home. I did some furniture shopping on Friday and early Saturday morning it was all delivered. I still have a couple more things to get but overall, my place is coming together. David and I have very different decorating styles and for the entire time we lived together, much of our home was decorated to his liking. While I didn’t mind the minimal sparcity, it’s not really the way that I would’ve done things. Now is the time for me to make my home more me. More »
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Everybody Lurves 'Revenge'
If you ever caught the E! reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company, then you probably remember Tyler Shields, the drama-inducing boyfriend of Clint Eastwood‘s daughter Francesca. I caught a few of the episodes when it was on and Tyler was really the controversial character… I was not a huge fan. Reality TV personality aside, he’s also a talented photographer (we’ve seen plenty of his work with Lindsay Lohan) and a huge fan of one of my favorite shows, Revenge. Tyler has been sharing some ah-mazing photo shoots of the Revenge cast on his official website for the past few months and I had to show y’all some of these images. It’s just crazy fun to see these characters getting reimagined in cool ways. And although he’s done the ‘gun’ thing before, I think it was an appropriate prop, given the revenge-y characters he was working with. Tyler‘s Chromatic series is esepecially impressive, as it renders many of our fave people totally unrecognizable. I love it! And I think all of you who’ve been joining me in the Revenge recaps will love it too. Peep the gallery for more!
Posted under: 'Revenge', Tyler Shields
Bad Girl Artsy
M.I.A. is one of many celebrities to get the Rizzoli publication treatment. Kate Moss and Pharrell also have books from the esteemed publishing house and now M.I.A. has an art book coming out. She took to Twitter to share a simple video of her flipping through mock-up pages of a binder so fans could have a sneak-peek of the project. Mostly you get to see images; art work, prints, and various designs (all in the signature style that we’ve come to associate with M.I.A.) make up the bulk of the collection. I also saw some pages filled with pics from video shoots and performances. Check out the video above (Bad Girls is playing in the background… nice!) and click inside to learn more.
Anja Rubik brought sexy back in a big way when, earlier this year, she showed up at the 2012 Met Ball in the amazing-iest Anthony Vaccarello dress ever. Since then I’ve had my eye on the supermodel, who recently sought out Kanye West to make an artsy porn flick for her erotica magazine, 25. Now Anja‘s in a spread for Numéro magazine and I’m in love with her all over again! Numéro came under scrutiny last week for publishing and then photoshopping some intense photographs of Karlie Kloss, but this photo shoot should be pretty controversy-free. Anja takes us back to Art History 101 (if Art History 101 was kind of seductive and fashion forward, lol), posing against classic paintings and wearing Givenchy, Balmain, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli and Gucci (among others). Photographed by Camilla Akrans, the shoot has a dark tone to it, but there’s a whimsical feel as well that kinda reminds me of that other Karlie Kloss shoot we saw. Maybe it’s the pink hair ;) Peep the gallery for more!
Julia Kozerski's 'Changing Room'
Julia Kozerski just changed my life. Recently I’ve seen her work profiled on a few different sites and everyone is wow-ing over this series of iPhone pictures she took over the course of a year documenting her dramatic 160 lb. weight loss. What’s interesting about this collection of photos (dubbed Changing Room) is that they represent the most basic form of self-portraiture. Her skill and bravery as a photographer shines through most in another project (which also documents her experience with weight-loss), titled Half. In the gallery above, we have some of the photos from Changing Room. And inside there are more images from Half, some of which are NSFW. Prepare to be kind of blown away.
Posted under: Julia Kozerski