17 Oct 14 at 5 pm


Mickalene Thomas's “Hair Portrait #20,” was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum for Pop Departures, a group exhibition focusing on a generation of artists who have been inspired by Pop Art. The exhibition is on view through January 11, 2015. 

Images: Top: Mickalene Thomas, Hair Portrait #20, 2014.

Below (all): Mickalene Thomas, Hair Portrait #20 (detail), 2014. 

rhinestone and acrylic on panel
30 panels, each 30 x 30 inches
76.2 x 76.2 cm
overall: 60 x 450 inches
152.4 x 1143 cm

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I fukin love 14th century art art because everyone looks so shady and suspicious of ppl around them its AMAZING




or just like they know something u dont and oh my gdfuck i cant

I believe the highest point is reached in Simone Martini’s Annunciation


and the look of absolute hatred Mary and Gabriel exchange. 



"mary i know ur only half a virgin"
"fuck off gabriel"

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06 Sep 14 at 5 am

Asked by Anonymous

asker Can you make a list of your favorite female rappers?



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31 Aug 14 at 12 am

 Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free."

26 Aug 14 at 11 am


josephine baker 1930’s


josephine baker 1930’s
26 Aug 14 at 11 am


josephine baker in new york 1936


josephine baker in new york 1936
17 Aug 14 at 3 pm


A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."


There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

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24 Jul 14 at 9 pm
Spirited Away (2001)

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