Friday, August 29, 2008
I stole this photo from the Material Girls blog, which they took from Domino. What a great, inexpensive art idea. Just print huge numbers that go in order of the date. Take them to Kinko's and get them bound, and each day roll back the number. I can never remember what day it is anyway, so a huge reminder in the kitchen would be stylish and practical. Love this idea and I'm going to do it on Monday.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Vintage Sindhi Ralli Quilt from Pakistan or India from Rayela.
Sidenote: My love for quilts is a love for quilts as wall decor. Not beds, because I think quilts are art.... although most people think they are tacky.
These would look great all together. Vintage Bird Prints from Emily Lynch Vintage.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Rattlesnake ribsAlligator scute
Charcoal, 25 x 19
Oil on Canvas, 2008, 76 x 84 (I actually would love this above a mantel...)
Oil on Paper 2008 10 x 10"
The artist's studio
Works from studio
Oil on canvas, 90 x 100, 1986
(images from Garden and Gun and John Alexander Studio website)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Q: You're working on Art in America now. What is the problem with art writing today? How come I can't understand the writing in art magazines?
A. The problem with art writing is that it isn't good writing. I believe in putting out a plain-language art magazine that any smart person can read, without a degree in jargon. Also, I think there aren't enough artists writing in art magazines. I'd like to see more primary material from artists, not just people reacting to art.
Q: I went to college, own a dictionary and I make art. If I can't understand it, who can? Can you?
A: You're preaching to the choir, baby. Didn't you ever read my satire on artspeak, "Progress here is no longer a subtextual gloss, but a condiment, as it were, related sidereally to a parasite morphology that has been elevated to a counter-theological syntax among its proponent..." Had enough?
Q: Do you like art?
A: It's my life. It's my wife.
This is the one I'd go for. It's only $42.18 on Amazon.com, and the men's style is better for the chunk oversized look. I just bought another men's watch and had the links taken out for only about $10.
...My boring art history posts will not change, because art is expensive for a reason!
So today's is this snake cuff I've been eyeing.
This Sydney Evan Pave Snake Cuff is a Neiman Marcus for $3,575. I love it. I like how it is still a snake, but much more classy than the chunky bedazzled reptiles that I've been seeing lately.
And here are the cheaper, more affordable versions:
This one is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art store, its 24K gold plate for $76.50 for members and $85 for non. This one is even cooler than the Neiman's one because it is reproduced from a master mold taken directly from an original bracelet from around 300–250 B.C. and now in the Museum’s collection.
This one is from Bettina Duncan and it's $150.
This one is a little scary how real it looks, but I like it, and it's only $42. It's from Michelle Chang Jewelry.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
One of the items at Target is that coaster you can barely see, with the club on it.