The Exhibit Is Called 'The Maybe, In Which'
Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton is always doing things to catch my eye. I most recently saw her in Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom (and she’s already been cast in his next movie), but I have big plans to sit down one day and watch her performance in We Need To Talk About Kevin, which made big waves on the indie scene back in 2011. Anywho, I was excited to learn that she was a part of a performance art piece at the Museum Of Modern Art, strange as that performance may sound. Click inside to learn more about the glass box in which Tilda will be sleeping on various days throughout the year.
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So … a new waxwork statue of Prince William of Wales has gone on display in London, England this week in a new exhibit titled Engagement. As you can see, the artist who created the statue didn’t really capture the essence of Prince Wills in this likeness … at all. At another gallery, a painting of Kate Middleton titled God Save the Future Queen by an artist named Zoobs turned out much better than this wax statue did. It looks like even the art world is getting in on the Royal Wedding bandwagon. More »
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In honor of Sanrio‘s 50th Anniversary they have launched the Small Gift Pop-Up Tour here in the US in both Miami, FL and Los Angeles, CA providing a FREE carnival/art exhibit … yesterday was the first night the event was open to the public so David and I decided to check it out:
David is such a good sport about amusement part stuff so we really had a great time. There was Hello Kitty-inspired artwork on display, rides and games to play, fun fair food to eat and — of course — fun stuff to buy. After the jump, check out some of the fun photos I snapped last night — including a photo of David and me that I cannot EVEN believe I am sharing with the world (hint: there are costumes involved) … More »
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Now … we’ve seen our fair share of wax statue effigies of quite a few celebrities here on Pink is the new Blog … some of them are amazingly lifelike and some of them are horrendously scary. A wax museum in Madrid, Spain called Museo de Cera has unveiled a wax statue of Miley Cyrus and, unfortch, it falls in the latter horrendously scary category … check it out:
Sorry for the nightmares, y’all. Eep!
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
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Did Madame Tussaud's do her right? No Doubt.
No Doubt frontwoman, solo artist in her own right, fashion designer and rockstar mom Gwen Stefani is the latest celebrity to be immortalized in wax by Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum … and this week, Gwen was on hand to make an in-person appearance at the Madame Tussaud’s in Las Vegas, NV to officially unveil her waxen doppelgänger:
A smiling Gwen Stefani gets all excited as she meets her new $300,000 waxwork in Las Vegas. So presumably, the singer-turned fashion-designer had overlooked the fact that sculptors have added extra inches to her life-like model. The waxwork of the 40-year-old mother of two has actually been made two percent larger than the star is in real life … the waxwork has been made bigger to allow for shrinkage in the Nevada desert climate, according to celebrity blogger Robin Leach of Las Vegas Weekly. Gwen was on hand [this week] for the unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussaud’s in Las Vegas. She dressed for the occasion in incredibly short colourful dress teamed with black tights and killer heels. Meanwhile her waxwork has been suited in a crop top, showing off a green bra underneath and toned stomach, teamed with trousers and knee high lace up boots. It took nearly six months from Gwen’s first private sitting to create the figure, and more than 250 measurements and photographs were taken at a total cost of $300,000. The three-time Grammy Award-winning No Doubt singer arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday night ahead of the ceremony. ‘We are very excited to have Gwen Stefani’s figure added to our attraction,’ Madame Tussauds General Manager Rosita Chapman said in a statement. ‘She’s consistently rated high on our request list, so we are very pleased to bring her figure to all her loyal fans.’
Once again, the artists at Madam Tussaud’s have done it again. This wax statue of Gwen looks so lifelike that you’d be hard-pressed to figure out which Gwen is the real Gwen without getting all up close and personal. In fact, I’d be willing to wager that the wax version of Gwen has got sicker abs than the real Gwen does ;) After the jump, check out video footage from this unveiling at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Las Vegas, NV to see the real Gwen in action with the newly constructed wax Gwen … More »
Even better than the Real Thing?
Yesterday we got our first look at the amazingly lifelike wax statue of popstar Rihanna that will be on display at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Washington DC and today we get to see a personal photo of Rihanna and her waxen doppelgänger which she shared on her official Twitter profile:
I think it’s safe to say that Rihanna approves wholeheartedly of this statue. I, too, approve of this statue … mainly because of how spot on perfect it is. I know some folks don’t think the statue is as perfect as I think it is but check out a side-by-side comparison of Rihanna and her wax statue and judge for yourselves … More »
They even got the forehead right!
Popstar Rihanna is the latest celeb to be immortalized in wax by the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in our nation’s capital city Washington DC. This new wax effigy of Ri Ri will be on display alongside other waxen luminaries like President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Madonna, Rosa Parks, The Jonas Brothers and Denzel Washington. Here is our first look at this tribute to Rihanna:
As with all wax statues … this statue could’ve been a disaster. I think they really got it right this time. The only thing that would make this version of Rihanna look like the real Rihanna would be if her hair were bright pink. If you get the forehead right, you get Rihanna right. Madame Tussaud’s really got the forehead right, don’t you think?
[Photo credit: Dave Allocca/Starpix]
Nice to meet Sue
Jane Lynch, one of the stars of the hugely popular Fox TV series Glee, was honored in Hollywood yesterday morning with a wax statue in her likeness unveiled at the Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Hollywood, CA. Lynch posed for a few photos next to her waxen doppelgänger and spoke for a bit with the crowd. Here are a few photos and some deets from yesterday’s event:
Jane Lynch has a clone. The Glee star, 50, was joined by her new wife Dr. Lara Embry, a real-life high school Glee club, and more than 100 screaming fans Wednesday morning when her wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds on Hollywood Blvd. Following opening remarks by Ian Brennan, the co-creator of the hit Fox show, Lynch walked out beside her statue, modeled after her character Sue Sylvester, and told the crowd, “Holy crap—unbelievable. This is too much. This is too weird. I feel like I’m seeing myself in a coffin or something. Thank you so much!” Lynch tells PEOPLE the whole experience is “strange and eerie,” adding, “it looks just like me.” But the cloning process was not so simple. “It took four hours,” Lynch said. “They took the measurements of my face and my body, and they put dots all over. There was a contraption that measured from here to here, to here, to here, to here for four hours.”
Wow … you know, sometimes the artists at Madam Tussaud’s get these wax statues SO wrong and sometimes they get them SO right … this new wax statue of Jane Lynch is deffo SO right! The resemblance is uncanny … and I agree with Jane‘s sentiment … Holy crap! It is unbelievable. Jane Lynch really is the breakout star of Glee, I love her character Sue Sylvester so much. I might have to haul my cookies down to Hollywood Blvd. to see this amazing wax statue in person. It’s pretty damn sweet, ain’t it?
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Her sketches will be shown in an exhibit called 'Scumfuck'
It would seem that the artistic apple does not fall far from the artistic tree … Frances Bean Cobain, only child born of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, is currently showing an exhibit of her artwork here in LA under the pseudonym Tim Fiddle (which sounds like an allusion to the Harry Potter character Tom Riddle … who eventually becomes the villain Lord Voldemort). Here is our first look at some of Frances‘s artwork from her current exhibit called Scumfuck on display now at the Luz de Jesus gallery inside the Wackoo novelty shop in Los Feliz, CA:
You wouldn’t expect the first art show by the teenage daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain to be middle of the road. And Frances Bean Cobain does not disappoint. In fact, the images the 17-year-old comes up with in Los Angeles are extremely disturbing. Under the pseudonym Tim Fiddle, Frances Bean’s exhibit of notebook sketches is called Scumfuck. No doubt her parents would be proud of the name. The mostly charcoal drawings depict ghoulish faces and distorted features. Each sketch has accompanying captions, including one that says, ‘Treat Me Like Your Mother Or I’ll Eat the Sun,’ another that reads ‘Goat Shit, and a third that says ‘I Don’t Owe You Shit’ The centrepiece of the exhibit is a portrait of the American punk rock musician G.G. Allin. The singer/songwriter is probably best known for his outlandish antics, including defecating and urinating on stage and performing naked. Allin died of a heroin overdose in 1993 at the age of 36 … Last year, she celebrated her Sweet 16 birthday with a suicide-themed party at The House of Blues in Los Angeles. The teenager will inherit a sizable amount of money from her late father’s estate when she turns 18 next month. In the meantime, all the drawings from her exhibit have apparently been sold. The sketches were listed between $250 and $400 each. The display is on throughout July at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in East LA.
I’m not at all surprised that Frances is trying her hand at art … it seems pretty evident that this is just the beginning. I seem to recall that a few years ago she voiced interest in fashion and fashion design so I think this is only the tip of the iceberg where her artistic leanings lie. To be honest, I’m not all that impressed with any of these sketches … but they do so potential. If anything, they remind me of Marilyn Manson‘s artwork. I’m not at all surprised that all of her sketches sold, considering Frances‘s famous pedigree you can be sure that any of her art that goes up for sale will be bought up immediately. This is a nice first look at the girl’s artistic talent, I think. I can’t wait to see how her work will mature.
[Art work ©2010 Fiddle Tim; Photo credit: laluzdejesus.com All rights reserved; Source]
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