The Life and Nudes of Egon Schiele

Dead glamorous Egon Schiele obsessively sketched the genitalia of skinny sluts while his artistic father Gustav Klimt smothered his blondes in gilt half a century before Bond villains were invented.

The father and son of erotic art are inseparable from Vienna at that moment when fin-de-siècle decadence was reinventing itself as avant-garde innovation. But despite Freud, and Expressionism, and an ugly new ring road, Vienna never lost its bourgeois core. Likewise, Klimt and Schiele both aspired to success, while maintaining their outsider status.

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Nov 20, 2018 19:03:00
Frida Kahlo at the V&A

The Secrets of Frida Kahlo's Bathroom

The confident handwriting of Frida Kahlo's diary watches over the entrance to the display of her possessions at London's V&A in Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up (until November 4, 2018). It almost doesn't matter what's written in Spanish; the words themselves seduce you. There is something evocative about ink on paper concealed within the pages of a journal.

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Jun 28, 2018 14:29:00

David Bowie as Woodblock Prints

David Bowie's infatuation with Japan is no secret. It began with a keen interest in the extreme make-up of Kabuki theater and continued with an interest in musician Tomoyasu Hotei and filmmaker Nagisa Oshima. And fashion followers will know about his work with fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto.

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Jun 07, 2018 18:48:00
Zarathustra

Fat Cat Art

Suddenly fat cats are everywhere. They're hissing at the have-nots, kneading dubious tax cuts, and clawing democratic governments to their will.

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Dec 16, 2017 17:11:00
Vivienne Westwood in Punk, Icon, Activist

Vivienne Westwood Revealed

Given Vivienne Westwood's outsized cultural relevance, it's hard to believe that 'Punk, Icon, Activist' is her first feature-length documentary. Needless to say, it will be a highlight of Sundance Film Festival, where it's slated to debut in January 2018.

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Dec 14, 2017 17:32:00

The Kitten Covers

Although The Kitten Covers — a Tumblr featuring classic records with tiny felines as the main attraction — is now defunct, we'll always have the meow-mories...

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Dec 09, 2017 14:46:00
Red Hot Cocks

Gratuitous Pics of the Red Hot C*cks Calendar

Over five years, four calendars, and two art books, UK photographer Thomas Knights has scouted some of the hottest gingers anywhere.

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Dec 08, 2017 14:09:00
Hans Langseth

The Longest Beard Ever Recorded

The beard belonging to Hans Nilsen Langseth — aka King Whiskers — is the longest on record at 17 feet 6 inches, although his descendants claim another foot.

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Dec 03, 2017 13:18:00
Hungry

Meet Björk's Make-Up Artist

Precious little is known about Hungry, Björk's make-up artist, other than a few morsels scattered about her social-media plate. What we know is this: She's German, studied fashion design in Berlin, interned with Vivienne Westwood in London, calls her particular brand of art "distorted drag," and fancies herself a pearlographer.

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Nov 30, 2017 19:53:00

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