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    Artist Jon Rafman overlays interiors with masterpieces

    (Pictured: Picasso Everybody Loves Raymond (2013))

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    Huang Yan is known for overlaying traditional Chinese paintings on his models’ faces and torsos. This work is a particularly striking—the painted subject looks directly at the viewer, his cultural heritage deeply imbedded into his personal identity, not unlike a tattoo.


    A post card from Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse.


    "Do a lot of little things - it’s better than large things."

    Postcard from Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse, New York, New York, postmarked July 2, 1966

    All postcard images courtesy of Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio.  Eva Hesse Archive, Gift of Helen Hesse Charash.  © The Eva Hesse Estate. Courtsey Hauser & Wirth  © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ Artist Rights Society (ARS)

  5. #ARTMOMENT(s)

    We’ve been taking the west coast by storm this past week. We teamed up with Nordstrom to add an artful element to their Designer Showcase and spent time at YBCA in San Fran for a special evening amidst their current exhibition “Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa.” Pit stops along the way included Jessica Silverman and John Berggruen galleries. We are sharing all of these pics via #artmoment, follow along and join in!

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    Another great gem from Brainpickings.org: Giorgia Lupi & Accurat's visualization of 10 painters' lives.

    [Found via Artsy]

  8. Happy Tuesday! If you spent all last week (and weekend) binge-watching season two of House of Cards, then you are in good company. We couldn’t get enough of Frank & Claire Underwood, so we selected them for this month’s iteration of our Fictional Curator Series to keep the obsession rolling. Here’s our "His & Her" collection.

    Frank | Claire

  9. Anchored by Robert Longo’s compelling darkened flag, Frank Underwood’s collection is bold yet filled with subtleties, much like his character. We especially like how the menu of southern delicacies in the background of the Skylar Fein work speaks to Frank’s southern roots and we hope you caught our gentle nod to Frank’s video game obsession in Longo’s Untitled (Arena Brains). 

    THE ART:  Black Flag (1989), Robert Longo | Untitled (dollar bill back) (2012), Tom Friedman | High Water at the Carrollton Gauge (White Flag) (2011), Skylar Fein | Untitled (Arena Brains) (1986), Robert Longo

    #Fictional Curator Series #House of Cards

    See Claire’s collection

  10. Made up of many shades of gray, Claire’s collection includes works that were very carefully selected to reflect her personality. The minimal, geometric works by James Siena and Susan Hefuna speak to her personal aesthetic, while the haunting Francesca Woodman photograph subtly references her darker side. To add a dash of philanthropy, we made sure to include a piece by Clifford Ross, which fittingly benefits the clean water initiative charity:water.

    THE ART: Hurricane LIV (2009/2011), Clifford Ross to benefit charity:waterNumbered Triangle Sequence (2012), James Siena Cityscapes (2012), Susan HefunaYet another leaden sky, Rome, Italy (1977-1978), Francesca Woodman

    #Fictional Curator Series #House of Cards

    See Frank’s collection



    It’s hard to believe we’re about to say goodbye to the spectacular Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition. A visit to Gaultier’s world offered the best kind of sensory overload: one emerged feeling inspired by the designer’s incredible capacity for innovation and his joy in the creative process, as well as by fashion’s ability to reflect and inspire social change, and express and celebrate identity.

    Visitors often asked me which piece was my favorite, a question I found impossible to answer faced with such an array of rich materials, vibrant colors, and iconic silhouettes. Was it the elegant gown trimmed with sailor striped feathers? The sheath dress printed with a life-size photographic likeness of a nude female body? The exquisitely tailored crocodile jacket? One of his amazing corsets? Maybe it was the body suit embellished with a red sequined map of the circulatory system, perfectly accessorized with a heart-shaped purse.

    In the end I think I’ll go with these fantastic fur-lined Eiffel Tower heels, which exemplify Gaultier’s irreverent humor and his love affair with Paris. If you missed them, you can see them again this fall as part of our next fashion exhibition: Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe.

    Posted by Lisa Small.
    Jean Paul Gaultier, “Eiffel Tower Pump,” Fall/Winter 2000-2001 
    Photographed for the Brooklyn Museum by Jay Zukerkorn 

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    Our favorite find on the internet today is the blog, Caldergram. It pulls a feed of instagrams geo-tagged near bright red sculptures by Alexander Calder. Made up of a combination of artistic shots of the pieces, selfies, and food photography, it’s interesting to see how public art can become seamless with the everyday.

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    This ceramic sculpture by Xiang Jing is sure to put a smile on your face this dreary Tuesday. 

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    This minimalist work by Ellsworth Kelly leaves us with a “Blue Valentine” kind of feeling. Anyone else?