You may have heard that there’s a huge Keith Haring show opening tomorrow at the Brooklyn Museum. While we are super excited to see his early work in person, non-New Yorkers can get in on the fun too, thanks to the Keith Haring Foundation. They’ve scanned the journals featured in Keith… Read More
If one your New Year’s resolutions was to see more art shows, then you should find this guide quite handy. From east coast to west coast and over the pond, we’re in for an exciting year of ambitious retrospectives and thematic group shows. Explore the seedy underbelly of ’30s and ’40s New York with Weegee’s intense crime scene photography. Take a trip into the intimate dreamworld of female Surrealists. Meet Keith Haring before he was a superstar. Be other people with Cindy Sherman. Here are just some of the exhibits that we’re most looking forward to in 2012. … Read More
[Editor's note: While your Flavorwire editors take a much-needed holiday break, we're revisiting some of our most popular features of the year. This post was originally published February 16, 2011.] If we’re being honest, most of us will never own a work of art by a famous artist. And while back in college, it might have been okay to pay homage to one of the greats with a poster print from the museum, these days when it comes to the artwork that hangs on our walls, we tend to opt for original pieces by emerging (read: more affordable) talents. A few enterprising souls have found a way to sidestep the issue completely by displaying famous works of art directly on their bodies. Click through for some of our favorite examples, and if you happen to have an art-inspired tattoo, be sure to tell us about it in the comments. … Read More
After running features on the childhood photos of both famous writers and rock stars over the past few weeks, it might seem like we’re a bit youth-obsessed at Flavorwire lately. But we promise that that’s not the case. We just think that there’s something fascinating about images of cultural icons snapped long before they’d become household names. It humanizes them a bit. And so, today we turn our focus on the art world — specifically, some of the most influential talents of the past 100 years. Click through to peep photos of everyone from a dashing young Andy Warhol (pictured here) to a breathtakingly adorable baby Yoko Ono. … Read More
While AIDS cases are on the decline in many parts of the world, it’s still our most pressing global epidemic. Thirty-five million people are affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide. Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV in West Hollywood.
In honor of this anniversary, we wanted to highlight MAC Cosmetics who has been doing more than their part to trim the numbers since 1994. With your help, the MAC AIDS FUND has raised $218 million exclusively through the sale of MAC’s Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass donating 100 percent of the funds to support people living with HIV/AIDS around the world. You can also get involved and spread awareness by going to Vivaglam.com, creating an online profile, and uploading a photo of yourself for a chance to be part of the largest fashion collaboration in history with MAC and Lady Gaga.
We were also inspired to pay tribute to 10 cultural icons who died due to AIDS-related causes. Read on for our roundup. … Read More
Attention was showered on the illustrated journal this week, a generally lesser-discussed artistic genre, when the Victoria and Albert Museum in London announced the winners of its annual illustration awards. Olivier Kugler took top prize for his pictorial account of his journey across Iran, Un Thé en Iran. The 30-page journal was described by judges as a “stunning work” which was “hard to fault.” “This is where drawing can top photography and copy,” said judge and contemporary artist Rob Ryan. … Read More
[Editor's note: While your editors take the day off, Flavorwire will be counting down some of our most popular features of 2011 so far. This post originally ran on April 10th. Enjoy your Memorial Day!] This week, New York Magazine ran a series of fairly great articles documenting apartment living in New York City. One of these in particular, entitled ‘The Perpetual Garret: Where the starving artists slept’ caught our eye for its rare peek into the homes of some of our favorite artists. Inspired, here we’ve put together some of our favorites from the NY Mag article as well as some of our other favorite artists’ lairs from around the world (and the internet), the whole collection running the gamut from the tiny and cramped to the ridiculously messy to the spacious and modern. Click through to see how the other half lives. … Read More
The boldly simple, instantly recognizable art of Keith Haring has always been a natural fit for fashion. But sometimes it feels like those appropriations have cheapened, rather than paid tribute to, his work. (See, for example, Uniqlo’s line of Haring T-shirts.) We’re much more excited about shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood’s new collection of heels, in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation. Inspired by a viewing of the documentary The Universe of Keith Haring, Kirkwood has created a stunning line of brightly colored, crystal-encrusted, and surprisingly shaped shoes decorated with Haring’s characters and motifs. There’s even a bedazzled, pink-wheeled pair of knee-high roller skates. Check out some photos of our favorites after the jump, then visit the great UK blog Style Bubble for more images, a video about the project, and a some more information about the collection. … Read More
From a strange, sexy, mechanical shrine that occupied Marcel Duchamp for the last two decades of his life to Vincent van Gogh’s and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s disputed paintings — final works of famous artists are always something of a curiosity. What were their near-death obsessions? What was that artist’s last artistic hurrah? From a loving tribute to Stalin to the act of dying itself, find the controversial, surprising and affirming end chapter pieces from art history’s heroes in our gallery. … Read More
When art, tech, and crowdsourcing come together, magical things can happen. At that intersection is Street Art View, a project that collects and maps images of street art collected around the world on Google Street View. A collaboration between Red Bull and the Brazilian ad agency Loducca, it includes photos from around the world; although a large plurality come from Brazil, the U.S. and Europe are also well-represented. You can search SAV for a specific location or artist (a limited list including Banksy, Blu, Keith Haring, and a few others), browse in a particular region, or add and tag an image from your neighborhood. As long as the entries are kept reasonably up to date, SAV could double as a great tool for planning your next street art-appreciation outing. Check out a few of our favorite pieces after the jump. … Read More