Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art

If you find yourself in Dallas be sure to check out a retrospective of Gaultiers's work being showcased at the Dallas Museum of Art. Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is on view at the DMA from November 13, 2011 through February 12, 2012.

When you enter the exhibit you feel as if you have just fallen down the rabbit hole into a new world....the world of Gaultier. Mannequins outfitted as mermaids, sailors and virgins will sing, speak and flirt with you. Each mannequin is suited not only in couture but also with animated faces brought to life by video projection on sculpted faces representing people of artistic inspiration to Gaultier. As you enter easch room you will be filled with a different experience, one is guided into the "Boudouir" and then into a room of "S&M", followed by the "Punk Cancan", the "Metropolis "and finally the "Urban Jungle".

“Art is art and based on one person’s vision,” said Gaultier. “My job in fashion is to be inspired by the desires and needs of the people which sometimes can come across artistically.”


Anne-Constance Frenoy

Anne-Constance Frénoy's "Waking The Witch."

Her inspiration was from Kate Bush's Hounds of Love album as well as the Pre-raphaelites and Vanitas. She says Autumn and Spring are her favorite seasons...hence the half naked girls in a large portion of here work. This story however was shoot in Nov, and as Anne-Constance says "Reason enough to put some clothes on the model."


To see more of Anne-Constance's work click here


The Last Knit



Takashi Murakami "homage to Yves Klein"

"I think that most people would agree that color is among the most important elements of my work and when we look back on the life of Yves Klein, the reason becomes clear. Color is much like the means of Japanese Zen Buddhism, it is a tool that can instantaneously guide people to a world outside themselves. 

I would like to dedicate this exhibition to the artist who has most passionately pursued this exploration of color - Yves Klein."» Takashi Murakami

Galerie Perrotin is presenting the exhibition by Takashi Murakami "Homage to Yves Klein" from October 20, 2011 to January 7, 2012.

Takashi MURAKAMI “MCRST, 1962->2011″ (2011) Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 36 1/4 x 28 1/2 inches, ©2011 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Takashi MURAKAMI, “MCBST, 1962->2011″ (2011)  by Takashi Murakami, (2011) Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 92 x 73 cm ©2011 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Takashi MURAKAMI “MGST, 1962->2011″ (2011) Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas mounted on board, 32 x 28 1/2 inches, ©2011 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

"Living Paintbrush" by Yves Klein

"Untitled Yellow and Pink Monochrome" 1955 Yves Klien

"Lune II" ( MoonII) 1961 Yves Klein

For more Info go to the Perrotin Galerie here


Video by We Cut Corners "Pirate's Life"

The entire video is hand drawn frame to frame. To see still pics and behind the scenes making of the video go HERE


We Cut Corners "Pirate's Life" from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.