The Sartorialist Celebrates Man Ray's Contributions to Bondage Fashion
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-06-11
Calling this fashion season's dabbling in BDSM regalia a "perfect storm" of mainstream-meets-subversive, the Sartorialist has put out a photo-slide show documenting the influence of fetish culture on high style (and perhaps the reverse.) Among some of the most provocative entries are Ma ...more

Marjorie Perloff: Endgame and the "End of Art"
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 08-05-11
A bit ago, I posted a selection from Arthur Danto’s “The Physical Disenfranchisement of Art” in which he elucidated upon his conception for the “end of art.”  In her book, Radical Artifice, Marjorie Perloff continues in the vein of his initial investigation.  ...more

Thing/Thought: Fluxus at MOMA
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-04-11
Recently we covered the exhibition of editions at the Gallery Perrotin in Paris, which featured catalogs, multiples, and posters, by Takashi Murakami, Joseph Beuys and Marcel Duchamp. The issue came up then as to whether and how the artist-signed reproductions, manufactured series, and microcosmic m ...more

Annals of the Surreal
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-03-11
"Lilliputia, the MIdget City: If dreamland is a laboratory for Manhattan, Midget City is a laboratory for Dreamland. Three hundred midgets who had been scattered across the continent as attractions at World's Fairs are offered a permanent experimental community here, 'a bit of old Nuremberg m t ...more

On Anamorphosis
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-02-11
"Distortion may lend all the paranoiac ambiguities, and every possible use has been made of it, from Arcimboldi to Salvador Dali. I will go so far as to say that this fascination complements what geometral researches into perspective allow to escape from vision. How is it that nobo ...more

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