Originally posted on Artist and Educator: This year has been particularly fertile for the featuring of women artists at one of my favorite galleries: Tate Modern. Although it is not a topic that I am consciously investigating, I’ve been attracted…
The last few weeks have been so noisy! The end of the teaching semester, the approach of the Xmas time, the relentless emails, meetings and deadlines. One might say, well, this is a good time then to write (so many … Continue reading →
If our Instagram celebrities think they know everything about selfies, they may be surprised about the possibilities of using the self-portrait (not only the face but the whole body) as developed by the artist Maria Lassnig (1919-2014). She really pushed … Continue reading →
Sex sells! that’s what every body in the business say. And why wouldn’t it? if we equate sex with creativity, generation and elation, then it is understandable… but We all know that our contemporary culture offers a restricted view of … Continue reading →
Jess Princeton, aka Rosita Lollipop is a great boutique/concept store for dreamers, fashionistas and story tellers. Jess is a proper fashion curator, with a flare for quirky, vintage, trendy clothing and objects. I love her jewerly, Tshirts, etc. and I buy all my presents there…
What do you get when you mix the gravel-voiced demi-god of New York cool with a blonde German ex-model chanteuse? Add a splash of pop art influenced swagger and bake in the drug-addled world of Warhol’s avant garde Factory scene and you’ve got style dynamite. That’s what.
When Andy Warhol introduced Nico to The Velvet Underground in 1966 little did he know that he’d spark the creation of one of the most influential albums of all time (with THAT cover which has adorned the t-shirt of many a hipster since).
He also ignited an inspirational, if short-lived, marriage of style that would reverberate through the decades, influencing rock subcultures up to the early noughties indie explosion.
Central to Warhol’s ‘Factory’ scene, Reed and Nico’s crowd was a flamboyant one. Transgender muses such as Candy Darling provided trashy glitz, while Edie Sedgwick would go on to define the American Modette look…
As far as I can remember I have been intrigued and inspired by the life and intimate paintings of this Mexican artist. When I was just starting to take some drawing lessons with brilliant teacher Nelly Rojas, my dear friend Oz … Continue reading →