Plastic Jesus

Plastic Jesus Strikes Again

In what's become an Oscar tradition, L.A. street artist Plastic Jesus has unveiled a new life-size Oscar statue on Hollywood Boulevard. Standing slightly over seven feet tall, including a platform with a sign reading "False Idol" in old English font, the gold-painted sculpture is none other than Kanye West as Jesus.

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Feb 26, 2017 18:21:00
Mongolian deel

What's the Deel?

We're obsessed with the traditional deel robes of Mongolia, typically made of silk or brocade and held together with a sash. As part of the costume, the hair is flattened and gathered at the sides resemble sheep horns.

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Feb 26, 2017 02:06:00
Ren Hang

RIP Ren Hang

A month shy of 30, Chinese photographer Ren Hang has taken his own life, according to friends and colleagues. Though unconfirmed, depression is likely the root cause.

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Feb 25, 2017 15:11:00
Saul Steinberg + Inge Morath

The Best Paper-Bag Masks Happened 50 Years Ago

In 1942, after publishing his first cartoon a year earlier, The New Yorker sponsored Saul Steinberg's entry into the United States from an increasingly anti-Semitic Italy. Thus began his lifelong relationship with the publication as cartoonist and illustrator, creating over 90 covers and 1200 illustrations in the six decades thereafter. He also exhibited drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures in galleries and museums around the world.

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Feb 25, 2017 10:48:00

Stay Weird, Japan!

You've no doubt seen pics of Japanese businessmen drunk and passed-out on mass transit, or traditional Japanese penis festivals, or unexplained sexual cosplay in — where else? — Japan.

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Feb 24, 2017 20:06:00
Kate Moss

Moving Kate

Photographer Nick Knight is dedicating a SHOWstudio exhibit to Kate Moss. Specifically, 30 interpretations by rising fashion illustrators of some of the supe's more iconic runway looks, including McQueen, Galliano, Westwood, and so on.

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Feb 22, 2017 18:45:00
Annie Jones

A Moment for Annie Jones

Annie Jones, the most celebrated Bearded Lady of the Victorian era, began her unexpected career in exhibition shortly after she was born, with fine hair covering her chin, in Virginia in 1865.

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Feb 19, 2017 19:37:00
Fantasy coffins

The Fantasy Coffins of Ghana

Imagine a funeral in which the polished mahogany coffin is replaced by a whimsical wood-carved sculpture. Imagine a last farewell not accompanied by uncontrollable sobs but by celebration. Imagine a journey to the other side with style.

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Feb 17, 2017 14:20:00
Thom Browne fall 2017

Backstage at Thom Browne

Backstage fashion and frolic at Thom Browne, photos by Sonny Vandevelde...

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Feb 16, 2017 22:53:00

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