Culturally and historically, hair has been a marker of everything from social identity to sexuality, and wigs especially conjure associations with masquerade. As objects that signify the body, they can be alluring, comical, or abject. No wonder so many artists have used it for its material and allegorical associations. I’ve mentioned here before my fascination with wigs since I was a girl, coveting the platinum versions worn by […]
Today the art world is living on the dangling threads of the early sixties rug.
LARISSA, NO LAST NAME PLEASE: The Coco Chanel of Rock and Roll (from patricia field.com ) Larissa was born in Russia to a furrier father and housewife mother, who became a corsetiere and dressmaker when finances demanded. The couple were political refugees after World War II and moved the family to Brussels, Belgium shortly thereafter, […]