How’s a girl supposed to see with all this hair, fog, and cerulean glow in her way? Anna’s doing her best not to bump into to anyone inside of Olafur Eliasson’s Your Blind Passenger tunnel installation at the Arken Museum. (Photo by Sarah Tora Hansen)
Here’s a video of the alluring and disorienting experience:
Security has been so good at their job lately that I’ve resorted to doggy paddling around the lobby of museums to snap a stylish photo. Here is a gleaming needle in a haystack, Siobhan spotted at the New Museum. (Photo by Xavier Aaronson)
Sometimes looking at art is easier than looking for your friends. Lucky for us we had a short window of time to intercept this stunning, Mexican-born photography student at the Art Basel Convention Center while she was trying to locate her cabal of compadres. Here’s a moment with Mariel and Carlos Cruz Diez. More photos here.(photo by Xavier Aaronson)
Combination leg tattoo and slight exhibitionism, courtesy of Andrea of Too Legit Too Quilt at the Getty Museum in LA. The tattoo flash exposes a scene from the very Rubens & Bruegel’s painting that Andrea is standing in front of. Meta to the fullest.
For years, the electro-dance outfit Lemonade has been gyrating our ears and hips in a hedonistic frenzy. So when they agreed to curate the second installment of our Babes At The Museum mixtape series, we heel clicked all the way home like some cracked out springboks.
The collection of 10 handpicked songs make up a chromatic mix of ambient, electronic and dance that can only be sourced by a wayfaring bunch constantly touring, plucking obscure ear gems along their way.
Check out the mixtape and let your crowded museum visits be filled with blissed out insouciance. Finally something to put a muffling end to all the loud-talking know-it-alls always feeling like they need to express their art criticism in public.
Lemonade looking like their standing inside a Richard Serra installation. (Photo by by Von Pamer.)
Cluster and Eno – “Für Luise”
Vladislav Delay – “Whistleblower”
Asa Chang and Junray – “Hana”
Saint Etienne – “Kiss and Make Up”
Anna Domino – “Caught”
Durutti Column – “For Belgian Friends”
Ana Helder- ”Next Club”
Instra:Mental – “Leave It All Behind”
Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin – “Vaccination (for Thomas Mann)”
Alva Noto – “Monophaser 2″
If you don’t already know, Art Basel Miami Beach attracts a saucy wave of silver-tongued art lovers, dealers and bullshitters. Lucky for us, we encountered the fair’s most breathtaking of dulcineas: entrepreneur and humble heart-melter Sophia Amoruso. Here’s the founder of Nasty Gal comfortably wedged between works by James Rosenquist and an Ed Ruscha at Art Basel’s convention center. More here(Photos by Xavier Aaronson)
If you ain’t feeling this wild water lynx then you must be some lousy invertebrate with impotence issues. Sarah is fresh out of a wet place and sporting a hot new Babes number. Check out more of Sarah here (actually at a museum this time) and skip over to our shop to start your own BATM wet t-shirt contest. (Photo by Mikkel Vigholt Petersen)
The rise in Museology degrees should raise the barriers of entry for cute jobless girls – who majored in English and Studio Art – relentlessly trying to wiggle their way into the professional world of art.
Thaís is a museologist from Rio de Janeiro. She’s a pro at all things related to museum design, organization and management. Warning to all aspiring gallery girl types, don’t try to test her or else she’ll squash you with her babe brain.
Out of all the colorful hues featured at this year’s São Paulo Biennial of Arts, Thaís was spotted looking like the perfect temperature.
Lustrous hair billowing around the bundled up neck of an American girl living in Paris… Need I say more? Her Dooney & Burke bag and Jeffrey Campbell loafers are all the accoutrements Katie really needs to stay stylishly (and functionally) bedecked for a long day at the Château de Versailles. More photos of Katie here
Within SFMOMA’s collection lies a selection of artworks that challenge our views on sexuality and identification. With the green light from SFMOMA’s resident staff babe Willa (previously exalted on our site,) BATM got to “DJ” for the day and put together this playlist that muses on androgyny in art– its power to lure and gracefully confuse, visually and musically.
More on the artwork that inspired our music picks here.