Raw meat remains one of the most potent and taboo of materials and subject matters, evidenced by the public's visceral reaction to Lady Gaga's donning of a meat dress to the VMAs in 2010. But the earliest known use of raw meat for artistic purposes was Canadian Jana Sterbak's meat dress, 50 pounds of flank steaks in dress form that caused a cultural flap in 1991.
The name of the Costume Institute’s fall exhibition, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion, is a double entendre. On the one hand, it refers to breaking down those masterworks' significance in fashion history. And on the other hand, it signals that this is an acquisitions show, as in those masterworks have been purchased or donated, becoming part of the permanent collection.
Sir Elton John began collecting photographs on a serious level after completing rehab in 1990. Since then he's gathered over 8,000, many of them modernist masterpieces, most from the early 20th century, and 191 of them now on display at Tate Modern in London. All original vintage prints by the artists themselves, they're grouped exactly as they hang in his home in Atlanta.
Back in February, Iggy Pop sat for 21 drawing students in a nude life class, in collaboration with Turner Prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller. Now, nine months later, the drawings have gone on display at the Brooklyn Museum, along with other, historical works depicting the male body.
Now in its 43rd year, the FIAC is Paris’ biggest international contemporary art fair, housed in the historic Grand Palais. This year there are 186 galleries representing 27 countries — and, for the first time, the inclusion of the Petit Palais across the road.
"I draw. I fill notebooks with sketches of people, objects, a cartoon, my lunch, a tree outside — not always hats," the great British milliner Stephen Jones once told Hint. "I do them very fast. I tend to think if they've taken me more than a minute, then I've failed."Read More