Visual Art

Call Me The Sucklord

Call Me The Sucklord

  Morgan Phillip’s studio, located above an art gallery in a Lower East Side tenement, looks at first typical for an artist with a wall covered in paint. However, instead of paint and markers, his table is filled with toys from “Star Wars,” “The Love Boat,” and other movies and […]

 
 

Behind the Lens: Looking at the Business of Photography

Behind the Lens: Looking at the Business of Photography

By Lana Lee   The year was circa 2006: the era of MySpace and the “scene” culture of snake bite piercings, local shows, studded belts, bright hair bows and black eyeliner. The School of Rock was putting on a show in a tiny New Jersey venue stuffed with sweaty bodies, […]

 
 

Glassblowing in NYC

Glassblowing in NYC

A student follows her passion and joins the tight-knit community of glass artists By Alexis Brown  In the stainless steel and concrete confines of Urban Glass in Brooklyn on a sunny March afternoon, two glassmakers- a teacher and a student- plotted their session. Isaac Tecosky, a freelance glassblower who teaches private […]

 
 

Becoming a Successful Fashion Designer

Becoming a Successful Fashion Designer

  Since she was in the eighth grade, Alexa Winner has been compiling pictures of her favorite looks, models, shoes, celebrities, magazine editors, and more. With graduation looming from the Parsons New School for Design, the 22-year-old looks back to her younger days, reminiscing. The intricate details of each page […]

 
 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Timeless Fame for Temporary Art

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Timeless Fame for Temporary Art

Land artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude reached the pinnacle of fame with The Gates after a half-century drawing attention to the world around them By Alexis Brown On February 12, 2005, miles upon miles of saffron banners were erected along the paths of Central Park. The vibrant orange popped beneath the […]

 
 

Frida’s Fame Explodes After Her Lifetime

Frida’s Fame Explodes After Her Lifetime

Was it the uni-brow and the mustache? Was it the dramatic paintings? Or did all three catapult Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, into international recognition for translating her  biography into captivating self-portraits By Samantha Tilipman Fridamania, Fridolatry, Fridaphilia, Frida fever. Four decades of a Frida Kahlo-obsessed culture have generated these cult […]