Author Archives: LOL

Taipei / Manila Bound

LOL leaves for a two week research trip to Taipei and Manila today (thank you Ian Potter Foundation!) to check out the above, amongst other things. Keep an eye on Instagram for the latest happy snaps.

RIP Peter Gutteridge

Hot Photo Friday – Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg, 'Girl in Bathtub', 1949

Saul Steinberg, ‘Girl in Bathtub’, 1949

Da Vinci’s Dicks

Lude drawing in one of Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbooks

A lude drawing in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks

Here’s a surprise – a saucy doodle in one of Renaissance Master Leonardo da Vinci’s sketchbooks.  Likely drawn by the artist’s cheeky apprentice and lover Salai, it’s pleasing to know that dick pics have been amusing even the fanciest of humans for hundreds of years.  More here.

What Sterling Ruby Listens To

Sterling Ruby in his California studio

Sterling Ruby in his California studio

Art world darling Sterling Ruby’s just created some vividly coloured stage backdrops – not unlike those in his recent Hauser and Wirth show -for BasilicaSoundScape music festival, so Blouin Artinfo asked him to share his current studio playlist.  A bit patchy, but good to see perennial LOL faves Chrome in there – listen below. Turns out Ruby’s introduction to the band consisted of him getting high in the back of a van with Helios Creed (one half of Chrome) in 1993. Nice for some.


As an aside, LOL’s just discovered the recent fashion collaboration between Ruby and his Belgian designer pal Raf Simons, featuring a rather outrageous $33,000 parka. You can view some of the collection here and below is a snap from the catwalk with some Ruby soft sculps in the background.

Raf Simons with Sterling Ruby at 2014 Paris Fashion Week

Raf Simons with Sterling Ruby at 2014 Paris Fashion Week

Miley is an artist now.

Vacuous popster Miley Cyrus and one of her horrible sculptures

Vacuous popster Miley Cyrus and one of her horrible sculptures

“I did the pineapple because you know what they say about pineapple, right? If you drink a lot of pineapple juice you’re going to have yummy cum. So that’s why I put it on the dick with a bunch of babies, and it says, ‘Fuck.’ I try to think about everything so it has a story to me.”

Miley Cyrus discusses the sculptures she’s created for her forthcoming exhibition, Dirty Hippie at V Magazine’s office gallery in Manhattan. God help us.

Nick Chambers returns to Australia

Nicholas Chambers

Curator Nicholas Chambers

Nicholas Chambers, currently the the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum will be returning to Sydney, his home town, this November. After two and a half years at the Warhol Museum, he’s heading back to Australia to take up the role of Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner has confirmed that the institution will soon begin an international search for his successor.