It's not only Memorial Day but National Burger Day! Dreaming of one while I eat a cold Jimmy John's instead.
Seeley Cardone is an artist who "draws her bewildered self into the latest runway looks." She also inserts her drawn self into photographs in an effort to wear couture in the real world. I love how she is claiming inaccessible fashion for herself in such a whimsical way. See more here; she also has fashion comics available at her shop.
I can't believe I've never seen John Cake and Darren Neave's stagings of contemporary art icons in Lego before. According to the artists, they "attempt to understand the significance of contemporary art and the consumerist culture in which it is produced" and use Lego to explore this idea, "especially the idea of the artist as a brand-name." They then photograph the tableaux they create. Shown here, Damien Hirst saunters past his The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, Jeff Koons peeks through his Two Ball Total Equilibrium Tank, and Dalí admires his Lobster Telephone. See more, including their more current, monochromatic pieces, here.
Went to New York to catch the Cindy Sherman retrospective at MoMA before it's gone. Fell in love with her history portraits all over again. Also spent a morning in Brooklyn for some coffee and a little thrifting at The Thing; I didn't even bother to look through their room full of vinyl. I'd need another weekend to get that done.