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May 1, 2012

Cindy Sherman Photographs Chanel

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Cindy Sherman has new large-scale works on exhibit at Metro Pictures Gallery in NYC. The series of photographs is based on an insert she did for Pop Magazine that featured clothing from the Chanel archive. As she developed the images for exhibition she has since significantly altered the photos.

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Each photo features Sherman wearing Chanel – ranging from pieces designed by Coco Chanel herself from the 1920s to contemporary pieces designed by Karl Lagerfeld. In each image she stares at the viewer amidst a background that in some cases is complimentary to the clothing, and in others is completely foreign. The background landscapes are photos that Sherman took on the island of Capri and on Iceland in 2010 during a volcano eruption. She manipulated the landscapes and gave them a painterly effect in Photoshop.

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If you are in NYC you can see the Cindy Sherman exhibit at Metro Pictures Gallery now through June 9, 2012.
519 West 24th Street
New York NY 10011

cindy sherman chanel

cindy sherman chanel

cindy sherman chanel

cindy sherman chanel

cindy sherman chanel

cindy sherman chanel

All Images: Untitled, 2010/2012 © Cindy Sherman / Metro Pictures NY
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June 29, 2011

It’s A Stick Up!

chanel gun heelsI don’t like guns.  I don’t think anyone should have them.  But what about a Chanel gun?  No, Chanel isn’t making guns but that doesn’t mean other people aren’t taking liberties and interpreting what a Chanel gun would look like.  Of course, Karl Laferfeld gave us a little hint when he let loose Chanel gun heels on the runway in Miami for the Chanel Cruise 2009 Collection.  But of the guns pictured below I can say for certain that 2 of the 3 are not made by Chanel – the third remains a mystery but I’m betting that it’s not authentic.  Either way, they are clever in their own way…

1.  Chanel 001 Cosmetic Gun by Ted Norton -Dutch jewelry designer Ted Norton created a gun that cleverly stows 7 “essential” items a lady may need upon leaving her home:  “[Chanel] lip gloss, antique hairpin, 18 carat gold toothpick, a vile of perfume, a 50 gram 24 carat gold bar, a USB stick and a Viagra pill.”  The gun costs $17,000.  Source.

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2.  Chanel Gold Pistol

I don’t know anything about this gun other than a friend owns it and she emailed me a photo to ask me if I knew anything about it.  My hunch that it isn’t real but you never know…

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3.  Peter Gronquist Sculptures – Artist Peter Gronquist repurposes retired weaponry and blings them out because “The Revolution Will Be Fabulous” (Source)

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chanel gun peter gronquist

chanel gun peter gronquist

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