New Life for 10 Lamp Posts Torn Out by Hurricane Katrina

Last year, artist Michel de Broin presented a bright new public artwork at Prospect New Orleans, an international art biennial. Constructed entirely in New Orleans with the assistance of local artisans, Majestic is a satellite-shaped structure made up of 10 New Orleans street lamps that were torn from their industrial roots by Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 27-feet high and 33-feet across, the huge artwork, actually illuminates at night. According to E-Flux, “By resurrecting and reassembling disused public fixtures, only to place them once again in a public space, de Broin addresses questions of entropy and the reorganization of systems.”

Ottawa Citizen is reporting that Majestic will be erected outside the National Gallery of Canada as the newest addition to their sculpture quarter in late October.

Love how the street lamps have found a new lease on life.

Photos via [Harpo Foundation]

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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