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At 24â€ť x 30â€ť, it is a large painting, and a peculiar one. It depicts a boy. The boy stands in front of a window. He is clad in shorts and a blue t-shirt. Beside him is a girlâ€”though she looks more like a doll than a humanâ€”who holds an angular object in her hands. The window behind them both reveals that it is nighttime: A crescent moon hangs in a black sky. But it is what is reaching out of the darkness that is truly unsettling. Outside the window, a number of disembodied hands reach towards the window, some rapping on it, some pressing themselves against it, and some merely held up as though seeking recognition. The boy, however, does not see the hands. He faces the viewer head-on.
The painting is called â€śTHE HANDS RESIST HIM.â€ť More
Is there a name for the condition of being aroused by knitware? Purlophilia? Then the art project Lana Sutra appears to be catering to purlophiliacs. Curated by Cuban artist Erik Ravelo, the sensual sweater exhibition opened in three European Benneton stores earlier this week. More
Photographer Autumn de Wilde dressed Miranda July all up in Rodarte and snapped some photos for Tar Magazine. The resulting images, which have been manipulated and written on, are clever, thoughtful and pretty all at once. Also: absurdly cool, but given the artists involved, that should go without saying. More
Regular old taxidermy is unsettling enough. It’s taking a dead thing and stuffing it so it looks like an alive thing — and that’s weird to me. Which means that artist Andrew Lancaster‘s taxidermy hybrids — which mix and match pieces from different animals — are more than I can handle. More