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The Model Artist

Models, fashion, and art? How could I NOT be fascinated by artist Danny Roberts?

Roberts’ creations are whimsical, yet beautifully mysterious all at once. His Etsy shop, Igor + Andre, is definitely one of my new favorites. His inspiration comes from fashion such as current models (Gemma Ward and Lily Donaldson are a couple of his favorite muses) and also pop culture. Check out “The Girls in Glasses” below:

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The Girls in Glasses

The fashion designer/artist/entrepreneur studied photography at Cal Poly SOL and fashion design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, so he definitely has the credentials to be fashion’s next greatest illustrator. Good Luck Danny!

Check out Danny’s blog at igorandandre.blogspot.com

You can purchase his prints online at his Etsy shop, Igor + Andre.

P.S. Sorry it’s been awhile since my last post – I moved to a new apartment earlier in the summer and work has taken up my time.

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John Wood=Truly Inspiring Photography

John Wood is quite possibly the coolest artist since . . . well . . . the other John Wood (a 19th century English painter who made a name for himself with his oil landscapes). 

The work of the contemporary John Wood, a mixed media and photo collage artist, spans 5 decades. A comprehensive exhibit, “On the Edge of Meaning”, showcasing his work will open at the New York University Grey Art Gallery on May 12, 2009. So exciting! Here’s a sneak peak:

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(Photos via Visual Studies Workshop)

On the Grey Art Gallery website, the artist is quoted saying:

“I cut through several mediums. I do go through a whole range of things. I’ll do one thing, then that will lead to another, then to another. It’s hard for me to say where things stop. I’ll make a collage which leads to a montage which leads to the next thing and so on … my objects are always going through different transformations.” – John Wood

Is anyone else intrigued by his work?

More to come after the opening on May 12!

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A Quick Venture to Brooklyn & Back

The Brooklyn Museum (just off the #2 train) is a favorite stop of mine, although a tad bit out of the way. Everything about the place is so relaxing and inspiring: the landscape, the architecture, not to mention the beautiful pieces inside. And so, on a brisk Saturday in February, I found myself once again swinging open those familiar glass doors. 

Immediately, I was struck by the huge, terrifyingly depressing and yet elegantly beautiful Rodin sculptures contrasted with the modernist, open, glass entry. 

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The Pianist's Hand

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Once inside, I was fascinated by this disintegrating canvas entitled Fallen Bierstadt by contemporary American artist Valerie Hegarty.

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Fallen Bierstadt

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And of course – this Bauhaus chair, which reminds me of an old friend of mine whose father is an architect. Her parents owned a couple of these chairs and as a 12-yr-old I thought what great fun it would be to climb on it. Needless to say, my friend and I were chewed out to the point of nausea. My only option now is to buy my own and sit, or lay, or climb on however I please. (Although I do appreciate the beauty of this chair much more than I did then)

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Until next time, my dear museum, until next time.

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NYC’s Own Zorro

Just recently I discovered Poster Boy NYC. Have you seen him? The masked man roams around the city’s subways cutting and pasting wall posters transforming them into public art. To me, his poignant work has a kind of crude beauty and his social commentary is right on the money.

'Dunkin' Dummy' by Poster Boy NYC

'Dunkin' Dummy' by Poster Boy NYC

Why then is he being hunted by the police and locked up like a common criminal? Because he is vandalizing public property. Is his work illegal? Admittedly, yes. But is it wrong? I would rather call it a freedom of speech; a freedom of art.

'Diversity' by Poster Boy NYC

'Diversity' by Poster Boy NYC

Check out Poster Boy on YouTube

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