Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Afterlife

I think about the afterlife a lot. What happens to us when we die? Do we vanish into oblivion? Or do we continue, in some other form?

Recently seeing these pictures of Donatella Versace at a beach instantly made me think of Damien Hirst. Just imagine what he could do with her! Both before and after death! If she was smart, she'd get in with him now while there's still time. I mean, just look at her. He'd have a field day!

Still not convinced? Not reminded of anything? Hmm...

OK, got it? I mean, yuck. Just look at her. All she needs is her own big tub of formaldehyde. And with Hirst's name on the tag, she'd be worth a heck of a lot more than she is right now. -much like his "For The Love of God", below, which sold for $100,000,000:

And if no one wants to spend that much on Ms. Versace (I sure the heck wouldn't), maybe that popular traveling show we all know about would want her? I just have a bad feeling that she'll look even worse with all that sagging orange leathery skin off.

I somehow doubt Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty would have touched Donatella with a 10 foot pole, though. Because no matter how much work she gets done, no matter how brilliant Damien Hurst could make her, she'll never, ever be THIS beautiful:

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Few Random Things

I went to see the Bauhaus exhibit at MoMA a couple of days ago, which made me dig up this old sketch I did almost 10 years ago of The Bauhaus by Walter Gropius:
Here's something by Gareth Pugh, who's my favorite menswear designer:

And keeping with my being random, here's something incredible by Robert Beatty called 'artwork for Burning Star Core, Challenger 1p, back':

And finally, today, here's one of my collages. It's unnamed, but that doesn't mean I never loved it:
Oh, and really finally, a really cool video for Alexander McQueen's Spring-Summer 2010 Mens Presentation, directed by David Sims, a British fashion photographer:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Bandwagon

Finally, just enough people have encouraged me to do this. Finally, I have started my own blog. Personally I think all blogs are incredibly silly, no matter how serious they may appear. A blog is a blog, which means that anyone can publish anything they want. Anyway, you know what I'm getting at. There's no filtering system. Which I guess is good, as far as freedom of speech is concerned. But it's also bad, because there's a whole lotta nonsense out there.

Anywhoo, here's a few things I felt like showing you. They make me feel good. They inspire me. When I look at them, somewhere inside each of them I find an echo of a little bloody reflection of me. And that, I like.

Harry Clarke's 'Upon The Bed'

The Old Town Bar near Union Square

Pierre Auguste Cot's 'Springtime'

The Standard Hotel in New York City by Todd Schliemann of Polshek Partnership Architects

Odilon Redon 'The Smiling Spider'