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Yoko Ono is calling upon women from all over the world to participate in a performance art project about gender violence. On September 6th, the artist issued an invitation for women to send in their personal testaments, as well as photographs of their eyes. The project is open to women of all languages, ages, and nationalities — the only stipulation is that no participant sign their full name. The accounts will be used in the installation, which will debut at the Reykjavik Art Museum on...
 We have exclusive photos of your favorite male celebrities posing in striking, fun, and very un-masculine ways. The new book Red-Blooded American Male, by Emmy Award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg, has 100 delicious and surprisingly... sexy photos of male celebrities. From Judd Apatow to Neil Patrick Harris, Trachtenberg features male celebrities' vulnerable and softer sides by photographing them in traditionally female poses. Instead of usual photos of stoic faces and flexed muscles; it has nude, quirky, and emotion-filled photographs. One of my favorites presents the cast of Jackass...
When it comes to the big leagues of socio-political photojournalism, there are a select handful of artists whose photographs have sparked a revolution. Although you may not have heard of Nick Ut and Dorothea Lange by name, their photographs of children fleeing a napalm attack and a mother living during the great depression respectively have stayed with our society for decades. An up-and-coming photographer, Yana Mazurkevich, has the same passion for capturing the trauma of human destruction. This college junior is the creative mastermind behind...
Six weeks ago, I came across LUST— a posh, immersive fetish event that is hosted at the House of Yes. This unique party invites guests to eat dinner off nude models and features shibari rope tying performances and an interactive wax pouring installation. The party is so inviting that a journalist covering the latest event ended up in a hot tub- naked! Curious, I researched it further and I came across Abby Hertz, the young woman behind LUST. I was interested to learn more about the...
You may have seen Gillian Dreher’s drawings of feminist heroes around the interwebs this year. Dreher, an artist based in Oakland, California, pledged to draw a portrait of a badass lady every day for 100 days. Here’s what she tells us: I started the #100DaysofBadassLadies project in April as part of Elle Luna's #The100DayProject, during which participants do one thing every day for 100 days. I lost my mom to cancer late in 2015 and had been thinking a lot about how strong she was and...
When was the last time you asked someone if they were okay? If you could do something to help them? Did you mean it? As a white woman, it’s too easy to let my life be, well, too easy. I have to push myself to do uncomfortable work and not cower from vulnerable and difficult situations. We all have our own work to do. I sat down with two stunningly fierce black poets from the Bowery Slam Team, Lauren Whitehead and Ashley August, to learn more about...
Inspired by the game-changing music festival, this collection of eye-popping, Afrocentric threads is out of sight! ON IMAN: TOP THREE COLLAR NECKLACES BY MIKUTI, MIKUTI.COM; BEAD/FIBER NECKLACE BY AISH, SHOPLATITUDE.COM; CROCHET NECKLACE BY ARIELLE DE PINTO, ARIELLEDEPINTO.COM; PENDANT NECKLACE BY WANDERLUSTER, WANDERLUSTERNEWYORK.COM. ON FOLASADE: TOP AND SKIRT BY CUSTO BARCELONA, CUSTO.COM; HEADWRAP BY 1953 THE HEAD WRAP COLLECTION, 1953.BIGCARTEL.COM; GOLD COLLAR NECKLACE WITH BEADED TALON BY MIKUTI; BLUE AND GREEN NECKLACES BY AISH; GOLD PENDANT NECKLACE BY PSYCHE JEWELRY, PSYCHE-JEWELRY.COM; GOLD AND BEADED BRACELETS BY MIKUTI; CAT...
We may have to wait until 2017 for Broad City to grace our television sets again, but we have just the thing to hold you over! Jane Dope​, Hussy Whipped and Sleazy Bake Oven​, the trio that’s brought us Eat Your Art Out for nearly ten years, are bringing our favorite queens in the form of art to LA. Eat More Art Out Productions is transforming LA’s legendary Meltdown Comics Nerdist Showroom into the streets of Broad City and with 75-100 pieces of the show’s most impressive fan...
Even if you aren't familiar with her name, chances are you've encountered artist Signe Pierce's work. Characterized by its use of stunningly saturated neon and lavish, unabashedly feminine color palettes, it’s beautifully provocative and mesmerizing work that’s hard to look away from—whether it be in the form of photography, video art, or performance art, it's work that leaves you aching for a more colorful and aesthetically-pleasing world. After recently seeing (and adoring) the multimedia artist perform here in New York, I had so many questions...
Etheldreda Laing first began taking photos of her daughters when she was 38 years old, using Autochrome, an early color photography process. She processed the photos in a darkroom in her Oxford home and later became known for photos she took of her daughters, Janet and Iris, ages 12 and 7 respectively.  Check out these photos of her daughters Laing took in the garden of her Oxford home in 1908.   More from BUST 20 Beautiful Vintage Photos Of Lady Loving Ladies Christine Osinski's Photographs Show 1980s New York In...
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