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ARTmonday: Asia Kepke’s Self Portraits With Mannequin

Boston-based photographer Asia Kepke is a former model with a great sense of humor. Her series “Bridget and I” are self portraits starring a mannequin (Bridget, I presume) in all sorts of environments, indoors and out. She shot them over the course of ten years with a 4×5 camera (with the exception of the water images).

I discovered Asia Kepke’s self portraits at the SMFA Sale 2013, when I had one of her mannequin photographs in my hand, but ultimately didn’t buy it. (I now wish I had.) She also has a series of humans wearing horse and squirrel masks, but I will feature those another time. For now, let’s enjoy her journey with Bridget.

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ARTmonday: Architecture in Art

Last night I pulled together 20 examples of architecture in art for today’s post. As I scrolled through Pinterest pinning hundreds of images that appeal, I realized that one of the categories that make my heart flutter most is architecture. (You can look at my Architecture I and Architecture II Pinterest boards and see if you feel similarly.)

Artwork sucks me in, street style compels me to lose weight and dress with more verve, and food photos makes me wish I had more time and energy to really cook, but the architectural images draw me in more profoundly. Sure, it’s the design aspects in part—the corrugated metal, black stained siding, expanses of glass, pointy rooftops, and placement in the surrounding landscape transport me to another place, another time, another life I could have. Or maybe, just a house I might someday build.

So just for that reason, the realization that looking at sublime examples of contemporary dwellings elicits a response deeper than browsing well-designed living rooms and adorable, furry animals, here are 20 occurrences of architecture in art, including photographs, paintings, illustration, sculpture, and collage.

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Apple Blossoms and Architecture    The Naked Rose
Prints starting at $22.50 at Society6

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Classic Bowling Architecture    Vorona Photography
Prints starting at $16 at Society6

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Banco    Luciana Levinton
Prints starting at $124  •  Original $10,000  •  Saatchi Art

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Universal Space    Cécile Van Hanja
Prints starting at $60 at Saatchi Art

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Farewell     Rosalind Davis
$170 at Rise Art

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Architecture    Sannngat
Prints starting at $17.67 at Society6

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Yellow Surfer’s House    Ieva Baklane
Prints starting at $104  •  Original $1,278  •  Saatchi Art

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Back door #1    Michael Wolf
Christophe Guye Galerie /Artsy

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False Memory  Ricky Allman
Starting at $60 at 20×200

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Look Down    Gail Schechter
Starting at $20 at Minted

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On Camera Nº41    Luis Mallo
$2,500 at Praxix /Artsy

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Dreamed Bungalow    Carola Schapals
$8,000 at Saatchi Art

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Icons *2 (Trevi Fountain, Rome)    Nicolas Vionnet
$985 at Saatchi Art

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Woodshed    Andrew McClintock
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At the Sea II    Igor Vitomirov
Prints starting at $67  •  Original $1,200  •  Saatchi Art

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Painting Edifico Chrysler y Empire State    Claudia Hernández
Saatchi Art

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Modern Architecture  •  Lemonee on the Hills
Prints starting at $17 at Society6

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Untitled00373  •  Peter Matyasi
Prints starting at $125 / Original $1500  •  Saatchi Art

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Concrete Candy    Neil Ayling
£3,000 at Berloni /Artsy

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ARTmonday: Tom Chambers Landscapes with Animals and Girls

I discovered Tom Chambers‘ photography on Artsy a year ago when I was curating the ARTmonday post Figures in the Landscape. These fantastical portraits of young women with animals in fairy tale-like landscapes have a moody quality, mixed with the irresistible subject matter of alternately adorable, ferocious, and exotic animals and girls swathed in taffeta and tulle.

Tom Chambers was born and raised on a farm in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1985 from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, after which he worked as a graphic designer. He has concentrated on this evocative, photographic storytelling since 1998.

Here are 18 examples of Tom Chambers’ photography.

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Daybreakers

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Winged Migration

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Horse Talk

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Icy Road

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Cow Girl

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Late For Dinner

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Prom Gown 1

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Saccharine Perch

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Seabird Mimicry

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With One Eye Open

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It’s Only Normal

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With the Pack

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Presumptuous Guests

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Grimalkin’s Opus

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Glass Flower

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Pretty As Me

S H O P the P O S T

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ARTmonday: 16 Pieces of Sports Artwork

Ok, so first #PatsNation #WeWon #Phew. I watched the Patriots/Seahawks Superbowl game last night, obviously. Or at least the half time show. (Dancing sharks?) Actually, I watched the second half of the game (half watched as I sourced these sports artworks). I was a little bit worried about my son, who takes all things Patriots very seriously. Even the phone call canceling school didn’t get a cheer. But the Patriots pulled it off again. So, yay. But boo to the snow day.

Here are 16 sports artworks, covering one angle or another of skiing, fishing, swimming, sailing, ice hockey, volleyball, ostrich racing (huh?), surfing, tennis, cycling, cheerleading, football, golf, and boxing. Now bundle up and go sledding.

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Maria Plotnikova, Double Flip
$150 at UGallery

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Nonna Originals, Racing
$14.56 at Society6

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Patricia Freeman, Fishing Creates Serenity of Mind
$775 at UGallery

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Zena Holloway, Schön!
$2,000 at Saatchi Art

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Anthony Dunphy, Reach For It
$340 at Saatchi Art

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Alexander JE Bradley, Course d’Autruches // Ostrich Racing
$75 at Society6

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Jackie Weisberg, Ski Tracks and Bare Trees
$300 at SaatchiArt

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Kammy Nature Prints, Ball
$17.99 at Society6

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    Stephanie Sherman, Wipeout
$375 at Serena & Lily

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Leo Wijnhoven, home sweet home
$6,500 at Saatchi Art

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Lucille Pack, If You See Somebody without a Smile, Give Them Yours!
$2,625 at UGallery

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Yuji Yamada, Le Tour
$60 at 20×200

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Ray Lego, Yellow Football Helmet
$2,500 at Saatchi Art

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Silvia Krupinska, Organic Growth Balls
$200 at SaatchiArt

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Igor Ondruš, Sharapova
$4,800 at Saatchi Art

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Kelly Puissegur, Muhammad Ali
$450 at Saatchi Art

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ARTmonday: Photographer Filippo Minelli

I’ve featured the work of Filippo Minelli in the past, having discovered his colored smoke images on Pinterest. This Saturday, January 10, 2015, marks the opening of his first solo exhibition in the U.S., at 886 Geary Gallery in San Francisco.

Minelli initiated his series of work titled Silence/Shapes in 2009 inspired by political demonstrations, with the aim of visualizing silence as a physical shape in the landscape by decontextualizing the violent media of smoke grenades and juxtaposing it to the beauty of nature.

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Filippo Minelli at work in the landscape.

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