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    Nicole Czapinksi's Jessica Stockholder-inspired nails rocked our world with a unique sculptural spin on the idea of Sonia Molina won our hearts with her intricately detailed SFMOMA-inspired nails. Jenny Sharaf nailed it with her Barbara Kruger-inspired design.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF OUR MODERN BALL NAIL ART CONTEST!

    Three winners were chosen for the originality/creativity of their entries:

    • Nicole Czapinksis Jessica Stockholder-inspired nails rocked our world with a unique sculptural spin on the idea of “nail art.”
    • Sonia Molinawon our hearts with her intricately detailed SFMOMA-inspired nails. 
    • Jenny Sharaf nailed it with her Barbara Kruger-inspired design.

    Three more lucky winners were picked at random from everyone who submitted to the contest:

    • Nanako Yano
    • Rosanne Sollecito
    • Lacy Greene

    All six contest winners are invited to join us at the Post-Modern Party at The Modern Ball for SFMOMA’s biggest bash and most important fundraiser of the year.

    While we ran out of tickets to give away, we were enamored with the enamel of the following submissions, to which we’d like to give honorable mentions:

    • Kiyomi Tanouye's Yayoi Kusama-inspired "dotticure" was spot-on.
    • Yovanni Antonelli's pop art nails are simply popping with awesomeness.
    • Shout-out to all of the Mondrian-inspired nails (1,2,3,4), which we can’t help but adore!

    Congrats to all the winners, and thanks so much to everyone who entered! You can browse all of the entries here, and if you’re interested in attending the Post-Modern Party, be sure to get tickets soon – they’re going fast!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

    A poem for Earth Day:
No ArgumentBILL BERKSON
As cicadas split hairs at sunset
      skidmarks reel off frilly increments
               lifting on high the clear carnal sea

Pure Saturnalia––be captivated if you can
     with that approximate yearning for borders
              like when you first heard the music whispered low

What it was was Sprechstimme
     echo of life’s primordial Kunstwollen
               blank check of the air

I always thought a tree house was involved
     the secret loves of a chainlink fence
               you stand mesmerized

while the beholders scatter
     their potshots getting cozier
               on the last meteor out

Ancestral faces hang on the old oak tree of a cloud
     time out of reach for the main complaint
               omit the wake-up stifle any kindred sense of smell

A film is gathering of exceedingly correct proportions
     to puncture maybe tumble into
               not even once

    A poem for Earth Day:

    No Argument
    BILL BERKSON

    As cicadas split hairs at sunset
          skidmarks reel off frilly increments
                   lifting on high the clear carnal sea
    
    Pure Saturnalia––be captivated if you can
         with that approximate yearning for borders
                  like when you first heard the music whispered low
    
    What it was was Sprechstimme
         echo of life’s primordial Kunstwollen
                   blank check of the air
    
    I always thought a tree house was involved
         the secret loves of a chainlink fence
                   you stand mesmerized
    
    while the beholders scatter
         their potshots getting cozier
                   on the last meteor out
    
    Ancestral faces hang on the old oak tree of a cloud
         time out of reach for the main complaint
                   omit the wake-up stifle any kindred sense of smell
    
    A film is gathering of exceedingly correct proportions
         to puncture maybe tumble into
                   not even once

    Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

    newyorker:

Richard Avedon first photographed Gabriel García Márquez on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. Avedon finally had another chance to photograph the writer in 2004. This is the portrait that emerged from that second session: http://nyr.kr/1h2usmA

    newyorker:

    Richard Avedon first photographed Gabriel García Márquez on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. Avedon finally had another chance to photograph the writer in 2004. This is the portrait that emerged from that second session: http://nyr.kr/1h2usmA

    Posted on Monday, April 21st 2014

    Reblogged from The New Yorker

    SubmissionFriday:
gabrielnavar:

“selfie saturation”

acrylic, pencils, ink & oil on canvas board 20 x 16 in © 2014 Gabriel Navar
The notoriety of this Ortiz, “el papi” and US President Barack Obama “selfie” captivated my creative imagination… mostly because I am a fan of baseball, Obama, and am intrigued by the ubiquitous “selfie” phenomenon.

    SubmissionFriday:

    gabrielnavar:

    “selfie saturation”

    acrylic, pencils, ink & oil on canvas board
    20 x 16 in © 2014 Gabriel Navar

    The notoriety of this Ortiz, “el papi” and US President Barack Obama “selfie” captivated my creative imagination… mostly because I am a fan of baseball, Obama, and am intrigued by the ubiquitous “selfie” phenomenon.

    Posted on Friday, April 18th 2014

    Reblogged from Gabriel Navar

    SubmissionFriday:

    Absorption by Sarah Brady

    Posted on Friday, April 18th 2014