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  Francoise Gilot may be a far less familiar name than Pablo Picasso, but don’t let that fool you. The 93-year-old artist, former muse, and romantic partner of Picasso is producing just as much work as ever. The French artist began a relationship with Picasso in 1943 when she was just 21-years-old. Picasso was forty years her senior, and the two of them had a love affair that lasted almost ten years into Gilot's thirties. In that time, they had two children, Claude and Paloma. But leaving Picasso was perhaps the best decision that she could have made. Read More
  Portrait of Hartigan, photo by Cecil Beaton This December 1st-6th, during Art Basel in Miami, the X Contemporary Art Fair is exhibiting some of the later works of Grace Hartigan, a celebrated Abstract Expressionist from the New York School in the mid-20th century. The collection, assembled by Hartigan’s former art dealer, the late Beatrice Perry, and curated by Michael Klein, is comprised of some of Hartigan’s works from 1960 through 1965. Hartigan was quite often the only woman in a sea of well-recognized male artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Read More
As a feminist from the South, Jack Off Jill will always occupy a special corner of my heart. Technically, the band broke-up fifteen years ago, a rather tumultuous ordeal at the time. So imagine my surprise when I was handed a slim, pink copy of After Grrrl last week – the first issue of Jack Off Jill’s rebooted fan zine, last seen circa 2002.  Back in April, a certain reputable feminist site (*cough* okay, it was Bust. Read More
  Have you been swept up by the coloring-in craze? London-based Amelia Gregory, the founder of the fabulous Amelia's Magazine, has.    "I didn’t think it would be my thing as I’m generally more of a crafter in my spare time – knitting, crochet and so on," she says, "But now I see what all the fuss is about! It’s actually really fun to just zone out and color some interesting artwork by someone else. Now I just want to spread the word."    And so she has created her own coloring book. Read More
London-based Natalie Lea Owen is “new to the craft market scene”, so where better to start out that at the London Bust Christmas Craftacular? Natalie is a graduate of Leeds College of Art, where she studied Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. Now a busy freelancer, she launched her own range this year, inspired by “mid-century graphic design and all things bright and colorful”. Natalie makes stationery, cushions, tea towels and other fun bits and pieces, all in her own super-sassy style. She told us a bit about her new range. Read More
Dewey-Hagborg collected DNA from this gum to create this face Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, 33, has loved science since she was a child. And her ongoing project, Stranger Visions, is an eerie and surprising intersection of these two passions. Read More
Get ready to rave with dAKOTA rAE dUST's super-embellished designs. Based in Bristol, Bec opened dAKOTA rAE dUST in 2014, ten years after graduating from a degree in surface design, after which she worked in the womenswear industry for five years, designing prints and embroideries. She says: “dAKOTA rAE dUST allows me to continue... my passion for pattern and texture in fashion. Read More
The real Betty Cooper just stood up, and her name is actually Betty Tokar Jankovich.  At 94 years old, she’s the star of “Archie’s Betty,” a new documentary chronicling the journey of one obsessive “Archie” comics fan (Gerald Peary) and one researcher (Shaun Clancy) in their search for the people who inspired the beloved characters. Read More
Do oil paintings make you think of The Mona Lisa or The Venus Of Urbino? Artist Janet Bruesselbach is modernizing the medium with a series of gorgeous, full-body oil portraits of transgender women called Daughters Of Mercury. With the goal of “celebrating the beauty and diversity of trans women,” Bruesselbach is currently running her second fundraiser for the project on Indiegogo. Read More
From Paris Is Burning to Madonna to FKA twigs, voguing has entertained and fascinated us for decades. Now, you can learn how to vogue like the experts, thanks to this amazing gif guide from Javier Ninja. Javier, father of the House of Ninja, showed off his skills, grace, flexibility and New Way moves at the Standard, High Line's Standard Talks “Let’s Have A Ball” in New York this week - with Jack Mizrahi, Aisha Diroi Prodigy and Meeka Prodigy joining. New Way is comprised of four main elements: floor performance, dips, hands, and stretchhhh. Read More