Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
A huge reason why the lives of successful artists really captivate me is because they live for their passion, not for the money or fame but since their passion is so strong that some of those things just come along with the recognition. I mean performing or executing their art is not a "job" to them, it is their way of self expression and a huge reason for their being. People with those types of interests and love for their art are really lucky in the sense that there is no soul searching, it is over the top obvious what they enjoy and should pursue.
Keith as a person, the man behind the hard line images, was also an open-minded, kind, and loving guy which is so obviously apparent through his own actions and based on what his closest friends and family members had to say about him. I really felt I had things I could relate to him on like how our parents were, our experimental drug use, living in the glorious East Village and what I couldn't relate to him on was what inspired me.
The best part about his work, was really getting that "street" element and graffiti type work to been seen as art rather than criminal acts or just stereotypically the works of minorities. It is just ridiculous how people can't see the skill, expression, and work involved in street art. If anything, using a spray can for example takes some crazy skills if you really think about it!
It is unfortunate we had to lose such a great person to the huge AIDS epidemic in the late 80's. Being the person he is, he didn’t let his misfortunes bring him down but if anything helped him to appreciate his life day to day even more so then he already did. His legend definitely still lives on and his story is well articulated in this book. My library had it, so I'm sure yours does too. Enjoy.
[photo via amazon.com ]
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
[photos via 21.media.tumblr.com, jesseleeroberts.com, gourmetbeats.com, sugarscape.com ]
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Self Service Magazine is featuring the work of photographer Juergen Teller. His name might not exactly ring a bell with you right away, but you might know him as the photographer of all of the Marc Jacobs ads that are all over every magazine you own. I've always loved his work (click here for a previous post on him) and I'm glad he's getting some recognition.
Pay $400 to Opening Ceremony and it is yours along with a signed print by the artist.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Fashion and trends are great and all but my true appreciation of fashion really comes from individual style and using style as a form of expression. I mean if you're going to have to wear clothes, it might as well be a reflection of yourself. On that note, Karen O is a perfect person with a superb individual style. She's the female front woman for the band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a outrageously great performer. Her clothes are a huge contributor to elevating her performances and her unique style mirrors the unique and brilliant music they are known for. Kudos to her and I'd give her a standing ovation if I could.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Some people are shoe obsessed, I am bag obsessed. Well, I love shoes too but that's besides the point. I perused Saks.com to view their new arrivals for kicks and here are three lovely bags I discovered and yet sadly cannot buy. Meet the Be & D Garbo Convertible Tote, YSL Studded Satchel, and the Olivia Harris Rounded Shoulder Bag. A pleasure I'm sure.
I think if I won the $252 million dollar mega millions jackpot I would be the most ridiculous in terms of handbags. I would probably have an entire walk-in closet in my amazing newly bought loft dedicated only to bags. I know it's disgustingly materialistic, but oh so true. Please don't judge.