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  At art school, nude dudes and ladies are a part of the curriculum. I’ve been drawing from unclothed figures for six years, and after seeing the rainbow of people that have modeled for my classes, I realized that anyone could be an art model. The only requirement was that one must be willing to show off all the goods on a pedestal under the scrutiny of ten or more artistically-trained students. This summer, I finally did it. Pants down, art on.As I ... Read More
  Evelyn Evelyn, AKA Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, recently released an animated music video to their track "Sandy Fishnets." The dark, haunting tune tells the story of the encounter between the conjoined twins, Evelyn and Evelyn, and tragic character Sandy Fishnets. The beautiful, flickering animation - which also includes amazing light painting - is a perfect companion to the song. Palmer and Webley chose director and artist Vince Mascoli to create the ... Read More
For the past couple of years, I’ve been attending the MOCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Festival held at the Lexington Avenue Armory. There, I trade comics with other artists and revel in the geekery. One of my favorite things I walked away with this year was a print by Danish artist Rikke Bakman. (Her awesome bowl cut caught my attention.) She was as adorable as her drawings, not to mention super polite; she even signed my print with a little doodle ... Read More
  If you missed her most recent installation (click for our post) at Christopher Henry Gallery, fear not - Agata Oleksiak AKA Olek is coming back this June to the streets of New York.  Inspired by Yoko Ono's 1964 book of 'instructions', Olek combines her impeccable crochet skills with performance art in Crocheted Grapefruit, a participatory piece that aims to engage the public and encourage human interaction.  In Olek’s own words, "For the ... Read More
  Here at BUST we’re not shy about expressing our unabashed and limitless love for Miranda July, and we’re all excited about her upcoming film “The Future.” While some of the editors have already seen the film, I have not yet, and I feel a little embarrassed to admit it, but I think I’ve watched the trailer five times in the last thirty minutes. There’s a sort of rawness that Miranda July promises us here in her depiction ... Read More
Yes, you read that right. Aelita Andre, the 4-year-old daughter of two Australia-based artists, has her own solo exhibit, The Prodigy of Color, at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, NY until the 25th of June. While the popular joke about abstract art may still be “my kid could have done that,” Andre’s success adds new meaning to the common trope. The artist sold paintings for as much as $24,000, and celebrated her second birthday during her first ... Read More
One my favorite people in the world (and former BUST writer), Sarah Verdone was a talented writer, beautiful wife, and mother to two young daughters. She lost her battle with cancer last year, and we all still miss her terribly. Come help celebrate her memory next Wednesday at a benefit party for a writers award created in her name. We’ll be there! Tucker Viemeister & Paper Magazine invite you for Cocktails to support the Sarah Verdone Writing Award ... Read More

Review: Mike Mills' Beginners

BY Laurie in Arts

Director, writer, and graphic designer Mike Mills (whose first film was 2005’s Thumbsucker) has a new movie out June 3rd called Beginners—a beautiful film about love, death, and new beginnings. Based on Mike’s personal experiences, the story revolves around 38-year-old Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor) whose father Hal (Christopher Plummer) comes out as a homosexual at the age of 75 after his wife of 45 years passes away. Unfortunately Hal is ... Read More
Contest ends May 31st 2011, still time to enter! If you own an official Polaroid camera manual from the 1960's, 70's or 80's you've undoubtedly noticed the mod ladies stiffly posing for product shots. With perfectly manicured†nails and immaculately coiffed hair, these ladies were not only fine as wine, but they're also a window into the fashion of the day. If you have seen the hit series Mad Men and salivated over the styles of the working girls, this is ... Read More
In her current installation Knitting Is for Pus****, Polish artist Agata Oleksiak, (Olek) has taken craft to a new level. Previously having merely covered people, bikes, and cars, she has now covered an entire apartment with her intricately looped yarn and left no surface untouched by her crocheted creations. Much of the furniture featured is from Olek's own apartment, including her bed, which she apparently misses so much that she occasionally sleeps in ... Read More
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