Ellsworth Kelly, Lemon Branch, 1964
Pencil on paper.
Top: Moschino Ad 2014
Bottom: Ryan Trecartin
Both deal so heavily with popular culture and the “now” it would be a match made in heaven. Trecartin’s aesthetic is quite a bit messier than their traditional advertorials go for but I think that not only would that be key for garnering a younger demographic, but for shaking up the brand. To be a fly on the wall during the meeting between Trecartin and Jeremy Scott! I feel like their desire to one-up each other would be overwhelmed by their deeply compatible visual sensibilities and compulsive need to create something new and now.
I love this new series Fantasy Hiring by Alexis and this one is truly inspired!
Brooke DiDonato is a fine art photographer based in New York City.
Her work blurs the boundaries of fiction by fusing real-life narratives with surreal, dream-like elements. She is inspired by the subconscious mind and its relation to our emotions and perceptions.
Brooke’s work has been nationally recognized by Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Creative Quarterly and College Photographer of the Year. She received a gold in illustration from College Photographer of the Year in 2012.
Man Ray - Nusch Eluard
Wow. Those thighs. the white triangle in the middle, the black to make it pop. The Vermeer blue, the tension in those fingers, The completely dull background to make the flesh come alive.
All eight hundred of the little creatures are clambering over each other, crawling up a very tall beer stein. Any gardener knows beer attracts and kills snails. But the sculpture (left) is called “Schwarmerei,” German for “enthusiasm,” the enthusiasm of crowds.
The great sculptor Auguste Rodin, photographed by Charles Aubry, ca. 1862.
If Things Were Different, 2009, digital video, 18 min 17 sec
In If Things Were Different, a couple in the throes of breaking up converse on a couch. Over the long, drawn out sequence, they trade lines of dialogue that recall both real life experiences and the formulaic versions endlessly propagated by popular culture. The sequence is constructed in conventional shot/reverse-shot style. However, at different times, sound and image fall out of synch, sometimes to the point that they appear to mouth each other’s words.
Marc Bijl Too Sad To Kill You
Marc Bijl Urban Modernism.
Marc Bijl, The Loss (after Mark Rothko), 2010
I kind of like Marc Bijl, even though his ideas are so superficial and derivative and in a lazy way offensive. That is kind of the appeal.