My Modern Met has a diagram by Lucy Bellwood describing the meanings of Western nautical tattoos. (See Bellwood’s “100 Demon Dialogues” here).
Artist Felice House uses images of women in classic Western paintings. “House had spent much of her career painting women in ways that clashed with media representations, so she decided to tackle the male-dominated Western genre. She put out a call for models and was quickly overwhelmed with […]
At Americana, Katrina Powers writes about the paintings in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960). “In the original 1960 trailer for Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock notifies us that the parlor of the Bates Motel was Norman Bates’ (Anthony Perkins) “favorite spot,” then suggests that we visit the parlor with him. Once […]
“Twenty years ago, the conceptual artist Mel Chin cold-called the offices of Melrose Place, Aaron Spelling’s wildly popular prime-time soap opera, with a proposition. What if a task force of artists supplied free artworks and props for the show’s apartment-complex set, with coded cultural messages on pressing topics […]
“Grace Jones is perched on a ledge above the dancefloor of New York’s 12 West, the state-of-the-art, members-only gay disco, about to take the stage for one of her first performances. The year is 1977, and no one is prepared for what’s about to hit them.” More at […]
Open Culture has all eight issues of Dada (1971-21) and you can download them! “Edited by [Tristan] Tzara and including his manifesto in issue 3, the magazine ‘served to distinguish and define Dada in the many cities it infiltrated,’ writes the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘and allowed its […]