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Posts by: Ainsley Drew

Laurenn McCubbin is more than live nude girls

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Laurenn McCubbin creates illustrations that aren’t simply two-dimensional renderings of pretty ladies in seductive poses. Her work forces the viewer to shy away from viewing the female form as simply an object of desire and to absorb the full impact of emotion wrenched from every line, color, and shape. McCubbin’s illustrations have graced the covers […]

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The Artist And The Goldfish

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Artist Marco Evaristti was given consent by American inmate Gene Hathorn to feed his body to goldfish for the sake of art. Hathorn was found guilty of murdering his father, stepmother, and stepbrother in 1985 and has been on death row in Texas ever since his conviction in that same year. Evaristti, on the other […]

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Rumpus Original – A Review of Cadillac Records

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Good music usually has a story. At 26 Beethoven lost his hearing. Bach had issues with authority. Sid Vicious’ parents were hippies. Sometimes these details explain the nature of the art, other times, they’re just interesting anecdotes that are nicely set to their owner’s soundtrack. But these stories are only as strong as the musicians […]

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