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Conceptual artist Yolanda Dominguez sent normal women onto the streets and sidewalks of Manhattan and asked them to strike the awkward, ridiculous fashion-model poses like the ones inside magazines. The project, called Poses, was her "direct criticism of the absurd and artificial world of glamour and of fashion that magazines present." The music in the video nearly drowns out the artist's arty VO commentary, which is probably just as well. (via The DW)
Crochet artist Nathan Vincent, says the juicy, NSFW East Village Boys site, "has been crocheting his way through a discourse on gender roles, stereotypes, sexuality, homoeroticism, and traditional tropes and trophies of masculinity, told through the filter of what has clearly been misrepresented as 'women's work' for far too long." Look at more of Vincent's woolly work here.
Super-fab guerilla artist and wowlebrity Buff Monster is seen here reclaiming the sign outside Fenton's office. Until recently, you might recall, it was a Marilyn Monroe wheatpasting by the infamous Mr Brainwash. Before THAT, though, it was a bunch of boobies that Buff did for Lenora Claire's "Merry Titmas" exhibit at the gone-but-still-sorely-missed WOW Storefront Gallery. So it's a bit of a homecoming for him on our roof. Check out more of Buff Monster's work (including a fab mural he did for a South Central high school) on his website here.
Absolutely brilliant. Artist and wowlebrity Jason Mecier just sent me the pictures from his latest pill series, and I was blown away by how beautiful the Amy Winehouse one was. It's like she guided the placement of each capsule from heaven. Three other equally stunning pill-poppers, after the jump.
On Saturday, Andy Warhol turned 83. And we're guessing he also turned over in his grave that day when he got wind in the afterworld of Brit artist Edgar Askelovic's depiction of him as he would look now if he'd lived. "I thought long and hard about what he might look like today," says the 23-year-old Edgar, who worked on the sculpture for three months, "which led me to sculpt him without his teeth and with the wrinkles that reflect the years that have now passed. Although maybe there should also be a botox version – after all, he was a pioneer of all things new." (via The Mailbox)
Artist Oliver Voss' 13-foot mermaid with human legs instead of a fishtail sits in the middle of Hamburg, Germany's Alster Lake, her knees up and parted, seemingly daring the tiny boats to approach and get sucked into what could be an underwater cavern. The monumental sculpture will stay in the lake until next Friday. More Reuters thumbnail views of the curiosity here.
He explains in this accompanying note: "Whether or not Casey Anthony killed her daughter is not the reason she is important. Casey is important because we made her important. Just like Marilyn Monroe was in her day, Casey is now a celebrity. And, just because she's not doing any TV interviews, it doesn't mean she or her legacy will disappear. What's done is done. We made her famous, and we can't take that back. Like Marilyn, Casey has left a permanent mark on our American Pop Culture and she will be remembered for a very long time."