1:12 PM, November 20th, 2013

Made for women, by women, the newly launched Adult magazine explores sexually explicit literature and photography— and asks, is it possible for porn to be fashionable and artistic

5:40 PM, November 11th, 2013

“My Father Reading the Newspaper,” by Larry Sultan (1989)

Dads are awesome. If you have a dad, call him up. Let’s all call our dads later. 

1:14 PM, September 26th, 2013

He may have been born at the dawn of the last century, but Balthasar Klossowski knew a secret of our time: put a cat, and a girl, in everything. LIke this one: “Thérèse Dreaming,” 1938.

See a few more on the Beast.

2:46 PM, September 24th, 2013

We went to @horse_ebooks’s funeral. It was, of course, in a Lower East Side art gallery. 

3:17 PM, September 23rd, 2013


Aristide Maillol. “The River.” Completed 1943 (cast 1948)

MoMA is now on Tumblr, and check out them GIFs. 




Aristide Maillol. “The River.” Completed 1943 (cast 1948)

MoMA is now on Tumblr, and check out them GIFs. 


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12:11 PM, September 10th, 2013


Bey models the pair of earrings Jay got her to mark the anniversary of the day “Crazy in Love” placed first on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000s.


12:08 PM, September 6th, 2013

Iconic fashion photographer Richard Avedon is the subject of a new show in London called Avedon: Women

5:18 PM, September 5th, 2013

Editor Anna Brand just casually painted this on a Bounty paper towel at her desk today. 

3:36 PM, July 10th, 2013

Here’s a Vine of Marina Abramović and Jay-Z “dancing”? Because art. More Vines and photos here.

(via, h/t @joecoscarelli

3:42 PM, June 5th, 2013

Lol: People can be fooled into thinking a statue is a real person pretty easily. (Our offices are right near here!)

(h/t NYMag

3:23 PM, May 3rd, 2013


Van Gogh, “Self-Portrait With a Bandaged Ear”/Beyonce, “Crazy in Love”

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10:28 AM, March 21st, 2013


DAILY PIC: This photo of Jewish schoolchildren in the town of Mukacevo, now part of Ukraine, was taken by Roman Vishniac sometime between 1935 and 1938, when he was documenting the sorry state of the Jewish population in Eastern Europe – which was about to get so much worse.  The image is now in his show at the International Center of Photography in New York. The exhibition makes clear how much Vishniak’s “simple” documentation owes to avant-garde art and photography from earlier in the century. That’s doubly clear when you look at the much straighter photojournalism by Chim that’s on view one floor up at the ICP, and that was done at precisely the same time. I have to admit that the stylishness of Vishniak’s vision helps sell me on his subjects – even though his Orthodox subjects often resisted the modernity he represents.

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Like the 1930’s Russian version of Humans of New York.

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11:58 AM, March 14th, 2013

I mean, has anyone seen Kim Kardashian and Marina Abramović in the same room? [Kim Kardashian is Now the Spitting Image of Marina Abramović]

(Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic/Getty (L), Marco Anelli (R))

3:49 PM, December 12th, 2012


DAILY PIC: This is Anne Collier’s “Veterans Day (Nudes, 1972 Appointment Calendar, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Edward Weston)”, from the “New Photography 2012” show now at  MoMA. The image gives a new take on Sherrie Levine-ish appropriation, getting at it through full-blown still life. All appropriation has its roots in still life – on the copy-stand, at least – but normally the context is cropped out. Here, the original use-context, narrowed to a particular day in MoMA’s 1972 “Nudes” calendar, is kept in view. You can imagine some museum member flipping the page on that Veterans Day and seeing Weston’s torso. To what effect, back then?  And will there someday be a MoMA calendar with Collier’s calendar image in it, waiting to be borrowed yet again by some future artist?  (Courtesy the artist, Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles; and Corvi-Mora, London)

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