Nude Life Sketch of Lady Gaga by Tony Bennett on Ebay

A nude sketch of Lady Gaga by crooner Tony Bennett has gone viral (like much of what Lady Gaga is involved in). The Vancouver Sun reports that the 85-year-old Bennet released the portrait after they recorded “The Lady Is a Tramp.” The original charcoal drawing is being auctioned as a benefit for Gaga’s anti-bullying foundation, Born … Continue reading Nude Life Sketch of Lady Gaga by Tony Bennett on Ebay

Gaultier at DMA: From Sidewalk to Catwalk

Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion world is rebellious, revolutional, and to some extent, revolting. These flashy, funky, decadent garments, by eliciting comments from viewers, annotate and challenge our societal views of self-expression through fashion - whether it is about injecting feminism into masculinity for boy toys with kilts, skirts or bra cups, or fetish leather suit with suggestive bondage and sex staging, or print patches of religious iconography/the Eiffel Tower or tattoo-like; loom large his personal statements. And his idiosyncrasy overwhelms both visual elements and sartorial achievements such as textural layers of plain or graphic or seamless assembly of different material as if they were organically grown together.

Google Trends Show Antiques Heading South

I started to play around with a Google feature called Trends recently and noticed some troubling, well trends. Using the words Antiques, Collectibles, American Art, Auctions, and Antique Show, there seems to be a universal downward spiral in searches being conducted. For example, using the word antiques, the peak seems to be in 2004, the … Continue reading Google Trends Show Antiques Heading South