Innovative Colorado Butt-Painter Given Probation for Her Extreme…

Carmen Tisch, the 36-year-old Colorado woman who notably punched, scratched, and rubbed her butt against a $30-million Clyfford Styl painting in a Denver museum, has been sentenced to two years of probation and will have to undergo mental health treatment because the justice system does not understand performance art.… » 6/01/12 9:30am 6/01/12 9:30am

There Are No Genitals On Garage Magazine's New Cover

But there is a pregnant bunny. Significantly less suggestive than the last cover of the oversized art/fashion glossy, which featured [link NSFW] a butterfly sticker that peeled off to reveal a Damien Hirst butterfly tattoo on the labia majora of a young London woman, but in that bunny's pregnant belly there is still… » 2/08/12 6:50pm 2/08/12 6:50pm

A 14-Year-Old Rapper, Some Candy, And Ryan Trecartin's Weirdo Suburbia

There was a closing party for Ryan Trecartin's show "Any Ever" at the Museum of Modern Art's contemporary space, PS1, on Wednesday night, co-hosted by the museum and an online magazine called DIS. There was candy, and an open bar, and Trecartin's incredible video installations, which are about capitalism and market… » 9/02/11 4:40pm 9/02/11 4:40pm

Marina Abramović Is On Another Fashion Cover

Pop magazine tapped Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramović as a cover star for its latest issue. Abramović made and dressed up a doll to look like herself during "The Artist Is Present," her landmark 2010 Museum of Modern Art show. The artist posed with the doll herself for one cover, and had Danish model… » 8/29/11 7:45pm 8/29/11 7:45pm

How Much Did The Met Make Off The Alexander McQueen Show?

The "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art closed on Sunday having drawn over 650,000 visitors, and in the process, becoming one of the ten most popular shows in the museum's 141-year history. Measured in attendance, McQueen is now up there with Tutankhamun, the Mona Lisa, and… » 8/09/11 4:20pm 8/09/11 4:20pm

One Year's Worth Of Makeup Is Applied To This Model's Face

Dutch video artists Lernert and Sander put foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick on Belgian model Hannelore Knuts' face. They did this three-hundred and sixty-five times. The whole thing took nine hours, three lipsticks, seven bottles of foundation, and two bottles each of cream blush and eyeshadow to achieve.… » 6/30/11 6:10pm 6/30/11 6:10pm

A History Of Fashion's Appropriation Of Art [NSFW]

For Christian Louboutin's latest lookbook, photographer Peter Lippmann used models to essentially recreate iconic works from art history: Whistler's Mother, Francisco de Zurbarán's St. Dorothy, and here, Jean-Marc Nattier's 1738 Portrait of the Marquise D'Antin. And added, you know, really expensive shoes. It's an old… » 6/22/11 6:10pm 6/22/11 6:10pm

Here Is A Video Of Marina Abramović Posing For i-D

Marina Abramović was shot by photographer Beau Greely for i-D magazine, and Greely filmed this behind-the-scenes video. Ever since "The Artist Is Present" was mounted at MoMA last spring, the Marina Story has been a feature of certain casual conversations in New York City. People love to tell their Marina Stories,… » 6/02/11 7:05pm 6/02/11 7:05pm

Chuck Close Photographs Diane von Furstenberg After Ski Accident

Diane von Furstenberg sat for a portrait with Chuck Close six weeks after a skiing accident left her with a broken nose and fractured bones in her face. "I gave up on my looks a long time ago," says the designer. In fact, she wishes Close could have taken this color Polaroid closer to her accident. "I should have come… » 4/04/11 1:13pm 4/04/11 1:13pm