January 16, 2012

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Part 1 of 7) (by CuChoileain)

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September 15, 2011
Frida’s Corsets

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Leslie Jamison

The Paris Review


Frida Kahlo wore plaster corsets for most of her life because her spine was too weak to support itself. She painted them, naturally, covering them with pasted scraps of fabric and drawings of tigers, monkeys, plumed birds, a blood-red hammer and sickle, and streetcars like the one whose handrail rammed through her body when she was eighteen years old. The corsets remain to this day in her famous blue house—their embedded mirrors reflecting back our gazes, their collages bringing the whole world into stricture. In one, an open circle has been carved into the plaster like a skylight near the heart.

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June 2, 2011

Swampified - Artshow setup (by ashes57)

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