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The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is just around the corner, and many people have forgotten the devastation caused by the storm as well as the injustices it exposed in New Orleans. The residents of the Lower Ninth Ward have not forgotten—because they can’t. The effects of Katrina are still visible everywhere you look in the community. Read More
When Brooklyn-based artist Caledonia Curry, AKA "Swoon," found herself at a table with activist, writer, and all-around goddess Gloria Steinem, she literally gave her the ring off her finger. We are all green with envy. It was the all too perfect scenario of meeting your feminist role model while wearing a vagina-inspired accessory and having the gusto to be like, “Gloria Steinem, will you wear my clit ring?” (Okay, so she probably didn’t say those exact words, but we can dream. Read More
Superchief Gallery, which BUST partnered with for our first art show last summer, is jumping coasts and opening a new gallery in downtown L.A. The grand opening group show opens on May 15th and will run through July 31. This bi-coastal gallery’s new digs flaunt 4,000 sq. ft of warehouse space, which they say they'll take as a challenge to “go bigger and better than before.” The new space has lead to Superchief’s largest group show yet, featuring Swoon, Dennis McNett, Coby Kennedy, Miguel Ovalle (DIZMO), and many more. Read More
From April 11 to August 24, the Brooklyn Museum will be featuring graffiti portraitist Swoon's installation Submerged Motherlands, a poignant work that focuses on climate change, and the disastrous effects of Hurricane Sandy and the Doggerland--a landmass that once connected Great Britain to Europe’s mainland before it was submerged by a tsunami. Swoon transformed the Brooklyn Museum’s Rotunda Gallery into a magnificent landscape with makeshift boats, rafts, and paper foliage to adorn an enormous tree, which is the focal point of the exhibit. Read More
Art initiative New Orleans Airlift is working to create an architectural landmark in New Orleans, a musical space in which artists and visitors can share and collaborate. The first phase of the musical village was The Music Box, a set-up of interactive structures built on the site of a collapsed 250-year-old Creole cottage. This project, completed last year, is a giant musical instrument that takes an entire community to play and looks freaking awesome. Read More
Experienced online daters know that it can be difficult to filter through the sea of people looking for love online; it often all seems weirdly clinical. A new app called Swoon hopes to provide us ladies with an e-solution to the sometimes-irritating world of online dating. Designed for ladies, by ladies, Swoon's trying to change the way we meet people online. The app tracks your location using GPS and shows possible male or female matches in your area. Their photos are shown flipbook style, and you have the option to "like" people you find interesting. Read More
BUST and Superchief co-curated group art show, LADIES REPRESENT!, and it was a super successful showcase of work by 20 AMAZING lady artists, including legendary graffiti artist CLAW Money, who painted a mural outside the gallery! BUST's first art show ran until August 18th, and showed the work of other awesome artists, including Beth Hoeckel, Dame Darcy, E.V. Read More
It's been many moons in the making, but we're excited to announce the opening of LADIES REPRESENT!, an all-female, all-awesome art show opening next week at Superchief Gallery in New York's Lower East Side. In collaboration with digital art and cultural collective Superchief, we've curated an amazing lineup of female artists from all over the U.S. Works range from the intricate wheat pastes of street artist Swoon to E.V. Day's gravity-defying installations and new diptychs by photographer Jaimie Warren, among others. Read More
BUST is proud to present Ladies Represent! in conjunction with the Superchief Gallery at Culturefix on the Lower East Side. The show will run from August 13 - 18 and will feature works from some of our favorite female artists, including: Beth Hoeckel, Dame Darcy, E.V. Day, Caroline Hwang, Veronica Ibarra, Alexis Mabry,Laura McMillian, Claw Money,  Kembra Pfahler, Martha Rich,Beatrice Schleyer, Lauren Silberman, Heather Vernon,Jaimie Warren, Amy Watanabe, Esther Pearl Watson,Martynka Wawrzyniak, Sarah Wilmer, Swoon, Twiggs. Read More
In the 70's and 80's, graffiti was extremely common in major cities like New York. As the act became increasingly associated with crime, police heightened surveillance of street art. Still, little tags can be seen almost everywhere you look, including bigger pieces that make quite an impact. While some citizens clearly aren't fans of graffiti, others are glad that these anonymous artists are being generous enough to create free, original artwork for the public.  There are many female pioneers who painted the way for women in the mysterious world of street art. Read More