Category Archives: Modern Art

When Art Surveys the Damage

The sun may have set on the British Empire, but recently artists have lit it back up. It’s not the most flattering light, either. Previously on TSAH for WIB, I wrote about how time cannot only heal the wounds of … Continue reading

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A Dark Genius for the Ages

There’s blood beneath every layer of skin Alexander McQueen, what can I say about you that hasn’t already been said? It’s been a year and a half since Lee Alexander McQueen, just Lee to his friends, committed suicide, and I … Continue reading

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In Loving Memory: The Cosmetology of Death

Death is inevitable. Especially on this blog. If I could write about death and botanical symbolism all day, I would be over the moon. So imagine my delight when, earlier this month, the fashion-forward U.K. beauty brand Illamasqua teamed up … Continue reading

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Charmé, I’m Sure

I had what can only be described as a surreal time over the weekend. On Friday, I was introduced to J, a Chinese gallery owner and curator who holds court on the floor above my workplace. At least I think … Continue reading

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Found Art

Digging into the art scene of any city is a worthwhile and time consuming endeavor. It’s something a lot of people want to do, but either never find the time or get locked into their routine of coming home in … Continue reading

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Why, Kawaii

Flipping through the March issue of ARTnews, I happened on something amazing: a reason to write about Hello Kitty and art in the same post. The article in question, by Stephanie Murg, juxtaposes two art shows, one low and one … Continue reading

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Google Art Project Wins the Internet

I’m writing this blog post from than Van Gogh Museum.  I’m also writing it from the armchair of my apartment.  How, you may ask, is this possible?  Although I do entertain the Multiverse theory, it’s actually not that.  It’s on … Continue reading

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