Family Ties: Fashion and Art Collide in the Work of Jack and Bill Whitten

I recently wrote a story about the work and writings of the late artist Jack Whitten for artnet, and in his book called “Notes From the Woodshed”, he shares an interesting recount of a fabric shopping experience with his brother Bill that had a profound impact on the artist. Jack Whitten dedicated one of his … Continue reading Family Ties: Fashion and Art Collide in the Work of Jack and Bill Whitten

Artist a Day Challenge (21): Kahlil Joseph, Shabazz Palaces and Kelsey Lu present, “Music is My Mistress”

The Kenzo team snuck around and dropped off this video, tip toeing away like it was a secret gift.  It’s a visual stunner which comes as no surprise with Khalil Joseph as director.  Music is My Mistress is a short film featuring Jesse Williams as an Easy Rawlins style private eye who’s tracking down a man and his mistress for Tracee Ellis Ross; Kelsey Lu and … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge (21): Kahlil Joseph, Shabazz Palaces and Kelsey Lu present, “Music is My Mistress”

Christian Louboutin and His Stylish Take on “the Gaze”

  If you walk up to any makeup counter or shoe salesperson wanting to create the perfect nude lip or find a classic nude pump you will likely get one shade.  What if that nude looks nothing like your skin tone?  Why is the universally accepted nude distilled to a single ivory hue? If you’ve never even thought of … Continue reading Christian Louboutin and His Stylish Take on “the Gaze”

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-10: Misty Copeland X Degas

  The March issue of Bazaar hits newsstands on February 16h and today the magazine released stills of its photoshoot with American Ballet Theatre’s Principal Dancer Misty Copeland.  The shoot is a Degas redux bringing some of the artist’s most famous work to life with Copeland wearing Alexander Mc Queen, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti and Oscar de la Renta. The re-creations … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-10: Misty Copeland X Degas

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-9: Brandan Odums & Noirlinians Usher in New Wave of Art in NOLA

Laissez le bon temps rouler! I’ve got New Orleans on my mind, so I thought I’d use today’s post to shine a light on the art that’s being made in the Crescent City today. Steeped in tradition, plagued by disaster and portrayed as a crown jewel of urban renewal, New Orleans is a multifaceted and deeply … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-9: Brandan Odums & Noirlinians Usher in New Wave of Art in NOLA