Miss Van’s paintings of luscious, dark sex kittens started their life on street corners but, like a lot of graffiti art, have now been elevated to the galleries of Paris. Her technique has become more sophisticated but her subject matter remains the same; salacious, strange and sad.
ART from the ashes (AFTA) is raising funds to benefit wildfire victims in Texas by opening an exhibition this Saturday, 17th September. The show is on at Royal/T in Culver City. The full show is available to preview and, upon opening, will be for sale.
If you’re standing naked in front of some dude the last thing you want him to say is, ‘I think you’re sexy because you’re so smart’. The fun wizards at The Hairpin have put together a collection of amusingly painful partner faux pas. These guys certainly put the ‘ex’ into sex.
How far would you go to make a record? Jonesez front man Mark Stewart donated his body to science for four weeks to raise the money to complete the band’s new album, Gruffalo. Lucky for us Mark is that hardcore because it’s all kinds of good. Perfect for the impending Sydney summer, tracks like Piranhas [...]
Radical artist Adam Cullen is raising money for Australia’s most endangered species by donating a characteristically vicious painting to the cause. Rather than hitting up the usual suspects, Adam is asking guests at The Cullen Hotel (yep, he has an Art Series Hotel named after him) to bid on the big brute. So far, the [...]
This quarterly literary journal is a word nerd’s paradise despite the semi-confusing fact that it’s based in New York City. Featuring interviews with authors, poetry, new art and short stories, The Paris Review is an institution for good reason. If you’re an aspiring writer or just want to hone your craft, this is one of the best resources the mailman can deliver (plus you will feel super-smart reading it on the bus).
I have been besotted with Daniella Germain ever since I laid eyes on her Mexican cookbook, My Abuela’s Table. Subsequently, I started stalking her blog, I bought a pair of Camper boots and now I am broke, to swoon over more of her pared back, whimsical illustrations (with the odd recipe thrown in). Care for some dead bread aka Pan de Muertos? Deathlicious.