The 100th day of President Barack Obama

Day 1


Day 100

still fine

Thats all.....

Roll the Tape!!!


l'homage: Bea Arthur

Thank you for being a friend.....

....and occasionally letting it all hang out

Bea Arthur Naked by John Currin


May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009


a lazy PRE-Summer observation

plus this


sssshhhhh....BAMart Silent Auction

Starting next Thursday, the 29th, BAMart is hosting their 5th Annual Silent Auction. This year Kehinde Wiley will preside as the honorary artist chair.

Wiley, known for his mega-sized canvas paintings of 'Raheem Round-the-Ways', will have his work, along with over 150 emerging visual artists, on display at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Bidding will take place online and closes on MAY 11.

This is great way to support BAM, a major cultural institute and the New York Arts scene. And even if you can't come off of some coins to bid, feel free to pop in and enjoy all that culture for the low price of $FREE99......

Thank art gods.
Thank you BAM.


Read This Fools: Che the 2nd Coming

We've all seen this image plastered on any and everything that they can stick a price tag on. In Peru it sells air fresheners, in Switzerland snowboards and vino (wine for you uncultured few) in Italy. And let's not forget when Jay Z donned a Che T Shirt for his MTV Unplugged, how it sparked a mainstream hip hop fad; had all the hood dudes running to SOHO to cop one.

Michael Casey's book Che's Afterlife tracks down the origins of the photo and its reincarnation into today's iconic logo.

Che's Afterlife

In this bracing and keenly observed book, Mr. Casey traces how Korda’s photograph became one of the most widely disseminated images in the world, how Che went from being a symbol of resistance to the capitalist system to one of the most marketable and marketed brands around the globe, how the guerrilla fighter became a logo as recognizable as the Nike swoosh or McDonald’s golden arches.
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Korda holding the 3 Cuban Peso.

Crazy lil Fact: the photographer Alberto Diaz Gutierrez, also known as Korda, originally took the photo at a funeral in 1960. In some early predecessor of PhotoShop, Korda crops the pic, erases the trees nearby and removes another man in the background. Only in 1997 was Korda able to collect the royalties of his work. Korda dies in 2001!! He only got 4 years of profits on his work from 40 years earlier. Damn Son....Charge it to tha game!!


Earth-Shattering Greatness, Here I Come!

BTWsss...... I found the book that's gonna change my life

Where the hell have I been?!?!
Apparently this life-changing ode to helping us all be a better Kanye made its debut last summer.
Shit, I got a lotta catching up to do.



Oh Lord, Why won't Blogger Let Me Be Great?

Hello Critique de Culture readers and non-readers.

I write to you today with a heavy heart.
My aspirations of grandeur and blogging-success have once again been thwarted by Blogger. While I'm not blaming Blogger for my fits of laziness, I will blame them and their formatting-nonsensical-red-tape-bull shit for hindering my creative output.

Exhibit A: the post below "Once Ripe, Now Luminous" was written about 10 days ago. My first attempt at publishing was unsuccessful because one paragraph magically dissapperard off the page and would not return. Also note, the first paragraph is in a different font from the rest of the post.....long story short the devil is busy.

Please bare with me whilst I wrestle this demon. We will be victorious Snobbers.

Sincerley yours,

Culture Snobette


Bopping about town, south of 14st that is, one can come across many people. Given. And of those people, this is an enclave of talented, driven and creative individuals. Given. And of this enclave, there is an even smaller niche of creatives that are truly working and hustling to bring their visions to life. Given. And of this niche there is a handful that will see the promise of their talent and hard work come to fruition. Not so given. And of this handful, I have met Folasade Ologundudu.

RIPE, Ologundudu’s first foray into jewelry, celebrated the voluptuous forms and the feminine mystic. Inspired by the sophistication of her male counterparts and noticing the absence of jewelry that suited their avant garde style, she created LUMINARY to fill the void.

The Guillotine Bracelet and The Blind Ring

With this new line entitled The Space Blockade; Ologundudu shifts her focus from the supple sinuous silhouette of RIPE to the asymmetry and angular form of LUMINARY. Architecture, geometry and negative spaces served as components for the visual synthesis of these jewels. A lesson in contrasts to say the least, Ologundudu shows that she is no one trick pony when it comes to her art.

The Modern Architect Earring

The Guillotine Cutter

Defining a LUMINARY as “one who inspires others , leading light” Miss Ologundudu invites us to share “our experiences and ideas, our passions and dreams, in the most intimate of ways; in the way you dress, style yourself, and see the world around you.”

See the light and get into The Space Blockade at Luminary Collective.com

PS: She did the Art direction for the amazing-ass look book too!