Let’s Here it for the Ladies!

After watching “Style Wars” the other day I got to thinking about the underrepresentation of female graffiti artists in the film. I found a website that provides some information on female graffiti artists from the early days of this practice (including “Barbara 62” and “Eva 62”, who were mentioned in the film) to current artists.
Here’s the link: http://www.at149st.com/women.html
(Right: An example of “Claw’s” work)

Photo courtesy of: at149st.com

Marina Abramovic: Then & Now

Today I was watching a morning talk show, and the hosts happened to mention a particular show at MoMA–the Marina Abramovic retropective. They were discussing a New York Times article, which mentioned a re-enactment of the performance “Imponderabilia”, where Abramovic and Ulay stood naked in a doorway of the museum–the original performance was in theĀ 1970’s. Here we are, forty years later, and the audience is still unsure about how to approach this performance. The article can be read at the following link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/arts/design/16public.html?ref=arts.

(Left) The original performance.

Photo Courtesy of: blogs.nyu.edu

From “Clown Chattle” series, 2010. Ballpoint pen on newspaper.

Appropriation for everyday. (My brother sent this to me. He made it.)