As the title (and photo) insinuates, the mysterious Banksy is the Batman of street art. His work, by definition graffiti, by practice high art, expresses themes of existentialism, anti-capitalism, and anarchism. Like the aforementioned vigilante superhero, Banksy’s medium, however universally regarded as brilliant, has also been referred to as “art terrorism” and, inherently vandalism. He is just as beloved as he is reviled.
And, with an Oscar ... Read More
on Feb 17, 2011
Don’t miss out this Saturday, February 19th, on not only an open bar at Gallery 151, but also a chance to support Swimming Cities and their crazy floating performance venue for the Ganges River, India. Set to float in April, this large-scale project consists of five separate pontoon boats that form together in a radial pattern and designed especially for the unique conditions of the Ganges.
A collaboration of local artists and Brooklyn’s Swoon, ... Read More
Renowned artist of many mediums, Yoko Ono is set to appear as a very special featured speaker for the SXSW 25th Music Conference and Festival. In a highly anticipated interview with Jody Denberg, Yoko Ono will be discussing her pioneering, one-of-a-kind life’s work, from the Dada-inspired Fluxus movement in the 1960s, to the Iceland Imagine Peace Tower, and even her creative collaborations with her husband, John Lennon, a love story that continues to inspire ... Read More
“What has become of the woman? She is imprisoned in her own sex, striving to negotiate her identity in the society that she lives in. Her individual development and relations have been deformed by the pervasive patriarchal ideologies that link her femininity to submission.” (Cairo Film)
The Women’s Voices Now organization hopes to put an end to this, or, at the very least, give women who otherwise might not, a voice through which to tell ... Read More
on Feb 14, 2011
Everything's better when models do it, right? The latest in late night new York entertainment happenings are illegal fighting matches where male models duke it out for those "in the know" paying patrons. While some of the pretty boys are doing this for fun (getting punched in the face is apparently fun!) one of the exceptions is Charlie, a lanky 20 year old model who is actually training to enter the Golden Gloves. BUST contributor, Michelle Groskopf is making a ... Read More
BY Erin Wengrovius
on Feb 11, 2011
It's time for the 7th Annual Fun-A-Day show! If you haven't heard about it already the challenge was to pick a project (it could be baking cupcakes, knitting scarves for puppies or making cartwheels) and do it every day during the month of January*. Why did they chose January this year? Because it's a freezing-cold, long-ass month were people tend to prefer eating pizza and watching Jersey Shore then do anything mentally stimulating.
Once the month was over you ... Read More
Valentines Day will soon be upon us. It is the day we spend marveling at the splendors of love in its many forms.
This year, why not celebrate love and compassion for all mankind?
This is what non-profit organization MOSTCHA is planning to do.
Show: Love, a unique, inspiring, and touching show of photography and film by Aliya Naumoff, with DJ Set by Santigold and DJ Devo Springsteen, is dedicated to raising awareness of the stories of people affected by the ... Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Feb 08, 2011
I love cute old people. I collect them like other people collect glass figurines or beany babies (do beany babies still exist?).
I'd age 50 years and move in with the Golden Girls if I could. Appropriately enough, when I saw the pictures of Sacha Goldberger's 91-year old Hungarian grandma, Frederika Golberger, in a superhero costume, I melted.
What started out as a photoshoot designed to cheer-up his depressed Grandmother became a ... Read More
Love graphic novels? Or fun stories that are touching and heartwarming? Just have a penchant for visual narratives? Are you a romantic at heart?
How about all of the above?
If so, have we got an event for you!
Graphic novelist, and BUST’s boy du jour from the '90s Adrian Tomine will be at the Strand in NYC on Wednesday February 9th for the launch of his book Scenes From An Impending Marriage, in conversation with fellow artist and author ... Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Feb 07, 2011
Back when I was in high school, my brother from another mother was a kid named Rufus who would invite me over to his house every day after school to watch cult movies. We watched tons of deranged shit, but my favorite film he showed me by far was the Russ Meyer classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The film’s star, Tura Satana, with her sneering lips and skin-tight cat suit, was such a powerful presence, she seemed almost superhuman. So when I heard that ... Read More