Top: Do Ho Suh Home Within Home
Middle: Rachel Whiteread Ghost, Ghost I 2008
Bottom: Marc Jacobs SS15
The last thing I worked with Deborah Sussman on was this reissue of a bag design for LACMA she did in 1966. When we were going through her archive, we found these, showed them to LACMA and understandably, everyone went nuts.
When she was commissioned to do these, she had just gotten back from India to work on the Nehru exhibit with the Eames office, and while she was always a collage enthusiast, she incorporated the shapes and colors she had seen in her travels to the bags. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. Go to the museum store and pick up something and get a bag! Can’t lie, I’m a bit tempted to frame one.
LACMA and Los Angeles are going to be a little more colorful because of Deborah this fall. Just how she would have wanted.
Devil’s Advocate for Miley Cyrus’ art:
It’s a mirror for our heavily saturated and instant gratification oriented consumption culture. She’s a product of it and therefore her products are the what she knows. Assault your visual cortex with information and color and whether or not you enjoy it, it made an impact. The need to infantilize her with her Disney past combined with her sexual awareness as a developing woman. It’s an attempt to show a unique point of view with regurgitated totems of our collective childhood. It’s a statement in a puffy wrapped and sterile package, the layers to break through to get to any sort of center are years of harmless, yet effective, defenses. It’s a self portrait a la Tracy Emin’s bed.
Give me 5 minutes and I’ll play devil’s advocate with absolutely any piece of art.
New Retna piece on Melrose and Robertson, Los Angeles, CA
Anonymous said: what is artsy
Ignorance truly is bliss.
Ha, even my outlook can’t take Artsy seriously.
Doug Aitken Native Land 2014
Doug Aitken at Regen Projects