The top left picture is of a textile sketch that really caught my eye because of the geometric shapes and colors, which reminded me of Studio 54 for some reason. I don’t know why but I get a groovy, disco feel and long to hang out with Cher and Bianca Jagger, which is a feeling I rarely get. ;) But I thought the sketch was really cool and would have liked to see the finished fabric that it was based on.
I’ll say this many times but Grey Gardens is one of my favorite movies and Little Edie is a hero to me so anything related to her or the film will find its way into my book. The cuff and brooch shown here is part of Eva Beale’s Grey Gardens Collection where she locates pieces of jewelry that are inspired by Little Edie. The brooch is very art deco and the shape is something I draw over and over again but have yet to make it work in a painting.
And now to the bottom left where there’s a tiny photo of a painting of a woman’s face titled “Who needs blood when you've got lipstick?” and it was done by Kate Moss using lipstick-very cool. It also features the blood stains of her former lover Pete Doherty-very uncool. But I love this painting for so many reasons that I’ll overlook the blood (and probably drug) stains. Aesthetically it works very well. Second, it was done with lipstick, which I know isn’t an original idea but I never thought to use lipstick in my paintings! And third, it was done by Kate Moss, who I love. I’ve posted a better pic of her painting below, courtesy of the telegraph website.
Next month I’ll come at you with a cd cover, a jacket, and Princess Margaret. How’s that for a combo!