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    Artist Jon Rafman overlays interiors with masterpieces

    (Pictured: Picasso Everybody Loves Raymond (2013))


    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)



    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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    We are so excited to partner with the Drawing Center on limited edition Ferran Adrià prints!


    Do you want to be at the top or are you happy just creating? It’s important.”- Ferran Adrià

    Listen to more of what Ferran Adrià has to say as he discusses the nature of creativity, innovation, and careers in his lecture on “Should Business Meet Art” at IESE Business school.

    Ferran Adrià’s drawings will be on view at The Drawing Center beginning this Friday January 24th at our opening reception from 6-8pm and will continue to be exhibited through February 28. 

    Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran Adrià. The exhibition emphasizes the role of drawing in Adrià’s quest to understand creativity. His complex body of work positions the medium as both a philosophical tool—used to organize and convey knowledge, meaning, and signification-—as well as a physical object—used to synthesize over twenty years of innovation in the kitchen.


    Now Putt This: Artists’ Mini Golf at the Walker

    Playful, funny, and even interactive holes in a creative golf course at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden [via Artnews]


    Jeff Koons Is the Most Successful American Artist Since Warhol. So What’s the Art World Got Against Him? [via New York Magazine]


    David Shrigley makes a shrine to Michael Jackson’s former pet chimp Bubbles (who is alive and well in the Center for Great Apes in FL). [via Artinfo]


    An interview with Kehinde Wiley in GQ

    At 36, he is already one of the art world’s brightest lights, painter of portraits that borrow heavily from the old to make something blazingly new. Where once there were only white kings and their queens, Kehinde Wiley inserts the “brown faces” long absent from Western art. Rappers, athletes, kids off the street. Wyatt Mason hangs with Wiley as he hits the beaches and markets of North Africa, handpicks his subjects, and transforms them, step by inspired step, into an ambitious new series of paintings. This is how a masterpiece is made. [Read more on GQ]