Must See: Jean Paul Gaultier at Brooklyn Museum

Posted by The G on December 4, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

After I saw Alexander McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Met a few years ago, I was convinced that I saw the best fashion exhibit I would probably ever see.  I was wrong!   The Brooklyn Museum has an insanely cool exhibit by designer Jean Paul Gaultier entitled: “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier:
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” and if you like fashion, you cannot miss this exhibit.  First off, the presentation of the outfits is great.  Each of the seven main rooms has a different theme, from the streets of Paris to his cinematic influences and over 140 outfits are on display.  As an added bonus, if you are a Madonna fan, sketches, rare photos and iconic outfits (such as the cone bra bustier) are on display.

Madonna's Blonde Ambition Tour outfits

Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour outfits

The exhibit also does something unique (which will be emulated in exhibits to come) whereby the mannequins have facial projections to make the exhibit even more interactive.

Interactive!

Interactive!

The photos you are seeing here are a tiny portion of the exquisite outfits that are on display, and of course, you cannot see the detail that was crafted into each garment.

Gaultier!

Gaultier!

Clearly, it’s not wise to compare the work of two designers who drew from different inspirations, but McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibit kept coming to mind (possibly because of the breadth of the costumes and the various thematic rooms) and whereas I had a very creepy feeling in the McQueen exhibit (that foreshadowed his suicide), whereas Gaultier’s exhibit is much more colorful and lively.

Kylie Minogue!

Kylie Minogue!

Don’t worry if you are not a Madonna fan – outfits worn by Kylie Minogue, Mylene Farmer, Depeche Mode, Nirvana and Cameo (yes, Cameo!) are represented in this show.

Remember this outfit that caused a commotion when Madonna wore it?

Remember this outfit that caused a commotion when Madonna wore it?

In the photo below, the mannequins were on a revolving platform that gave the illusion that you were watching a live fashion show.  Very well done!

Gaultier

Gaultier

And presented without comment – more amazing images from this must see show!

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

Unseen Polaroids of Madonna and Gaultier circa 1990

Unseen Polaroids of Madonna and Gaultier circa 1990

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

And last but not least…

 

Gaultier --- The Merch!

Gaultier — The Merch!

There is also a fantastic coffee table book of the exhibit that I looked through, so if you cannot make it out to the Brooklyn Museum before February 23, 2014, you should definitely think about getting it.

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“Madonna” by Richard Corman at Milk Studios

Posted by The G on November 15, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos of Richard Corman’s photos by G.

Madonna by Richard Corman

Madonna by Richard Corman

If you’re a Madonna fan and live in New York, you must head over to Milk Studios to see an exhibit of amazing photos of the Material Girl circa 1983 taken by photographer Richard Corman.  The pictures capture a young Madonna in and around New York prior to her status as a global phenomenon.

Madonna by Richard Corman

Madonna by Richard Corman

As you see in these photos, even pre-stardom, Madonna had the “it factor” oozing out of her pores.

Madonna

Madonna

Most of these pictures have never been seen before and occasionally, I recognized a photo or two from what have become iconic photo sessions with Madonna.

Madonna by Richard Corman

Madonna by Richard Corman

Madonna by Richard Corman

Madonna by Richard Corman

The exhibit runs through December 15, 2013 at Milk Studios which is located at 450 West 15th Street in Manhattan.  Get into the groove!

Madonna by Richard Corman

Madonna by Richard Corman

Tattoo of the Day

Posted by The G on June 7, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Body by Madartista!

Tattoo of the Day

Tattoo of the Day

This tattoo sleeve is so epic!  From top to bottom:  YES (from Prince’s ‘Lovesexy’ album artwork), M (for Madonna), “Music makes the people come together,” 1999, Girl Bros. (aka Wendy & Lisa) and Panic at the Disco.

Is that great taste in music or what?!

Thanks to Chris for letting me take this awesome photo of his arm!

Madonna is a Billionaire

Posted by The G on March 30, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Madonna

Madonna

I read on the interwebs that Madonna has become a billionaire!  In combination with successful tours, her own line of clothing, perfume and shrewd investments, Madonna hit the jackpot.  Congratulations.  I freely admit that while I used to be a massive Madonna fan, she turns me off these days as she preaches love, peace and tolerance and behind the scenes she’s a huge twat and rather than just be herself when she makes music, she feels the need to try and work with the “it” producers and singers and the results are often embarrassing. However, I have always respected the fact that she is an extremely hard worker, a marketing genius and is uncompromising in her beliefs (and unfortunately, being a cunt towards fans is obviously a core value to her).  You go Madonna!  Now that you’ve got so much money, I hope you can relax a little and be nicer.

Healthy by Cru Art

Posted by The G on March 27, 2013 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Healthy by Cru Art

Healthy by Cru Art

If you are old enough to remember when Madonna was on the cover of Penthouse Magazine, you are laughing your ass off right now.

If not, I’ll just say the word “Pussy” and maybe that’ll give you a chuckle.

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