Posts written by Claire Read
Bianca Casady is best known as one half of the eccentric and beloved musical duo CocoRosie, but she was a visual artist long before she recorded the first CocoRosie album in a bathroom in Montmarte.
Anne Koch describes her jewelry as “wearable sculpture,” referring to the careful casting that she executes in designing rings that look like seafood and teeth.
Discretely located on the otherwise rarely frequented Cortlandt Alley in TriBeCa, Red Bucket Films (an indie film production company) has opened the city’s smallest museum in a freight elevator. Red Bucket’s owners, Alex Kalman, Josh and Benny Safdie, creatively called this 80 square foot museum, “Museum.”
Andrea Mary Marshall has re-designed the current cigarette warnings and images that Mayor Bloomberg has successfully haunted (and then taxed) you with on the front of cigarette packets. Her warnings now read “OMG,” “Deliver us from evil,” “Have mercy,” “Holy smoke,” and “Forgive us our sins,” instead.
Using Marlboro Red 100 cigarette boxes as her literal canvases, Marshall paints on provocative symbols with acrylic paint in this series titled “Marlboro Mary.”
A sense of nostalgia is in the air this summer with artists fixated on creating work that recalls the central role that analog music has held in society for decades – from vinyl records, to tape cassettes, to boom boxes.
Shelter Serra creates all of the luxury items you need – from Hummers, to black AMEX cards, to Birkin Bags, to Rolex Submariners, and so on. But these luxury goods have a bit of a twist to them – they’re fakes.