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Fashion, books, short stories, poems, comics, cartoons, culture and myself. In no specific order.

Anne Vyalitsyna/Harri Peccinotti in Muse

Posted 2012-02-01 21:06:20 | Views: 18,504




in Muse

These stunning photos were taken by Harri Peccinotti for Muse Magazine, The Fashion Art Magazine. This striking model is no other then Anne Vyalitsyna and you can find her in the spread "Sun & Soda."  Is it hot in here or is it just me? 

I stole these great photos from the amazing blog I can't read much on that site but the visuals are amazing. They have some great scans from all of the magazines. Makes for good inspiriation. 



Artist Mike Kelley Dead by Apparent Suicide

Posted 2012-02-01 17:36:30 | Views: 13,083


Artist Mike Kelley has passed away at his home in Los Angeles, having apparently taken his own life. The tragic news was confirmed to BLOUIN ARTINFO by Helene Winer, of New York's Metro Pictures gallery, a long-time associate of the artist.

"It is totally shocking that someone would decide to do this, someone who has success and renown and options," said Winer. "It's extremely sad." She added that the artist had been depressed.


Kelley was born in 1954 in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. He became involved in the city's music scene as a teen, and while a student at the University of Michigan, formed the influential proto-punk band Destroy All Monsters with fellow artists Jim Shaw, Niagara, and Cary Loren (a retrospective devoted to Destroy All Monsters was held at L.A.'s Prism gallery last  year). Together, the band hatched a style of performance that skirted the edge of performance art.


After graduating college in 1976, he moved to Los Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts, studying alongside teachers like John Baldessari and Laurie Anderson. Music continued to be a constant passion: he formed another band, "Poetics," with fellow CalArts students John Miller and Tony Oursler. 

Kelley's career took off in the early 1990s, with solo shows at the Whitney, LACMA, and other international venues. He and Oursler organized a well-recived installation — a kind of monument to punk — at Documenta X in 1997. In the early 2000s, he began exhibiting with Gagosian Gallery after 20 years with Metro Pictures.


For his 2005 exhibition "Day is Done," Kelley filled Gagosian with found yearbook photos, video footage, and automated furniture, prompting New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz to describe the show as an example of "clusterfuck aesthetics." More conventionally, he was associated with the notion of "abject art," highlighting the irrational and the repulsive.


Kelley's studio released a statement to the L.A. Times saying, "Mike was an irresistible force in contemporary art... We cannot believe he is gone. But we know his legacy will continue to touch and challenge anyone who crosses its path. We will miss him. We will keep him with us."


"Mike Kelley was as kind and generous a collaborator as I could possibly hope for," said curator Dan Nadel, who organized Prism's retrospective for "Destroy All Monsters." "I'm extremely grateful to have worked with him, and will be forever grateful to him for his patience and the education he gave me, perhaps without even realizing it. And, besides his remarkable genius, I'll always remember his rolling, infectious laughter, which was a pleasure to behold."

Legendary Artist Mike Kelley Dead

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Aris Jerome Out of LA

Posted 2012-01-27 22:48:58 | Views: 17,899

Aris Jerome

photographer living and working in LA. You can check out more great photos and video right here.

Tania Shcheglova

Posted 2012-01-26 17:37:48 | Views: 16,326

Series: Synchrodogs

By: Tania Shcheglova


I love these, and I love how the background is added in. You can see the rest of the series here.

Brit Ekland

Posted 2012-01-22 23:33:51 | Views: 13,211


Lush Flush

Posted 2012-01-22 18:52:50 | Views: 24,582

A young lady in the old station IIII

View more photos here.

Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern (1962)

Posted 2012-01-22 16:54:26 | Views: 20,140

Marilyn photographed




by Bert Stern in 1962















Fashion according to Oscar Wilde

Posted 2012-01-20 18:19:25 | Views: 14,150

“A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months.” 

- Oscar Wilde

Photos by Irina Zadorozhnaja

Posted 2012-01-20 18:16:05 | Views: 14,241

Irina Zadorozhnaja

Gotta enjoy the sexy photos of Irina Zadorozhnaja. I randomly came across a set of her photos and I fell in love. You can view more of her photos here. 

Bela Borsodi

Posted 2012-01-20 15:36:57 | Views: 14,957

Oh! My! Just discovered the work of Bela Borsodi. It's like a cross between fashion photography, design and madness. Check out more of her work over at OCCUPY.