currently: graphic novels, jenny holzer & k8 hardy

30 Days: K8 Hardy from Matt Wolf on Vimeo.

lately i’ve had the good luck of stumbling upon so many neat things, and wondering to myself “how have i never heard of this before?” k8 hardy is one of those people. i saw this short interview/profile on her and was really blown away. i love what she says about questioning the multitude of ways that we look and are looked at through fashion. if you know how i can get my hands on a copy of her fashionfashion zines, let me know. (found via crows in tea leaves)


i picked up this hardcover amazing book for twelve bucks on monday, and can’t put it down. there are so many artists i have heard were great but never read before, and it is great to discover these things. it doesn’t hurt that over the past month i’ve also found a bunch of amazing graphic novels for sale that i had wanted for ages, like anders nilsen and adrian tomine’s shortcomings. i just signed up for goodreads and i’m not gonna lie, i’m finding it a wee bit addictive. all of this to say, i am picking up graphic novels instead of reading online these days, and it sure is tickling my fancy.

sarahdeetz: This is Lady Pink, one of the only female graffiti artists active in the ’80s. Jenny Holzer, famous for her feminist postmodern “Truisms,” designed this shirt and Lady Pink wore it around NYC.  WOAH how did i go this long without knowing the story behind one of my favourite photographs of all time?!

then we have this image. now this isn’t so much a “find” per se, but rather a renewal of lust for one of my favourite things. jenny holzer has been one of my favourite artists since i was a teenager, and this image is up there. back in 2007 i even made a jenny holzer t-shirt which i’ve sadly lost. but finding the background to this one has made an already favourite image even more appreciated (via leraje).

This is Lady Pink, one of the only female graffiti artists active in the ’80s. Jenny Holzer, famous for her feminist postmodern “Truisms,” designed this shirt and Lady Pink wore it around NYC.

…which strangely links back to a documentary called blank city i saw recently, which piqued my interest (largely around  gender in the art scene in NYC in the late 70s and early 80s).

Blank City Official Trailer from Celine Danhier on Vimeo.

overall, it’s a pretty interesting documentary, especially if you like jim jarmusch, jon lurie, experimental filmmaking and/or sonic youth, but it didn’t blow me away. the bits and pieces that did draw me in, however, were links to street art and graffiti, namely charlie ahearn’s 1983 film wild style. and how ironic that lady pink happens to be profiled in it!

the music i’m jamming out to while writing this post is also a recent discovery and currently enjoyed thing – the soundtrack to drive. you can listen to four tracks here.  aaaaaaaaaand last but not least, since no one can resist the best new meme on the internet: feminist ryan gosling (via batarde)

and that’s what’s currently going in my eyes and ears.

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