French artist Soasig Chamaillard was raised as a Christian. In his new work, Chamaillard wanted to challenge quesions of ‘a women’s role in society’, so he decided to conscript the Virgin Mary. Restoring damaged statues that were either donated or discovered at garage sales, Chamaillard transformed her into a playful and more accessible pop-cultural icon better suited to our times. The pieces are for sale individually through his website.
I’ve been obsessed with Madonna lately. I think she is one of the most fascinating people alive today. People are very quick to dismiss her, but her level of creativity is something that is very aspirational to me as an artist. Everything is always fresh, yet familiar, poppy and explosive, but greatly controlled. Try to label her and [...]
Like her or hate her, you have to admit that Madonna provided quite a spectacle for her half-time show at this year’s Super Bowl. Not content with just enjoying a great show, this blogger felt the need to provide a rather warped interpretation of the performance. While it’s a load of psychobabble, I have to say the writer did provide some great pics and it’s rather entertaining, all in all.
If you have a spare twenty-five thousand dollars or so just gathering dust, you might like to invest in one of these outrageously eye-stopping chandeliers by Dutch artist Hans van Bentem, whose recent work includes skulls, planes and jagged pointy things. Madonna even bought one, a revolver-shaped crystal chandelier. Who knows what she uses it for?
I checked out the prestigious Berlinale the other day, which is the moniker for the Berlin Film Festival. Besides being an awesome festival, filled with A-listers — Madonna and Scarlett Johanson, amongst others — I had the chance to see P.T. Anderson’s new film, There Will Be Blood, starring the genius actor, Daniel Day Lewis. [...]