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11.04.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, New York artist Genevieve Belleveau talks about The Business of Pleasure: Disney Edition, a ritualistic performance exploring polyamory and limitless love through the metaphor of a limited children’s toy, from inside a giant Polly Pocket in Malmo, […]

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03.12.13 Andy Cush

Brought to you by boom-art, an “art gallery dedicated to skateboarding” (no, not that skate art gallery), this deck recreates in color a 1967 black-and-white illustration by Mad Magazine founding cartoonist Wally Wood, published by Merry Prankster Paul Krassner. For $340, you get two hand-screened decks chock full of your childhood favorites doing the dirty in an […]

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01.22.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Escape from Tomorrow, which premiered at Sundance on Friday, is a dark, surrealistic fantasy-horror that has already scored director Randy Moore comparisons to post-modern film master David Lynch. It’s about the psychological breakdown that a man on vacation experiences after abruptly losing his job, and the subsequent unraveling of his life and loss of his […]

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01.07.13 Andy Cush

In an effort to give its theme park patrons a more customized, interactive experience, Disney is adopting the tactics of law enforcement agencies everywhere: giving out wristbands embedded with tracking devices and information about the people wearing them. Uses for the wristbands, dubbed “MyMagic+,” range from the pedestrian–like tracking purchases and attractions visited, presumably to […]

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05.02.12 Marina Galperina

Well, that’s the last time I get all invested in a damn shoe. Designer Christian Louboutin was to revamp Cinderella’s glass slipper, to turn a symbol of token fragility, creepy age-regressive daintiness and economic subjugation into… something, we hoped. A fetish object? Something fun and liberating? A better story? Nay. What story do these flimsy-looking […]

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04.27.12 Marina Galperina

Since Disney is re-releasing “Cinderella” in the summer on DVD for the kids, designer Christian Louboutin is redesigning the glass slipper for the headlines, to be presented separately. That translucent shoe was kind of risque for 1950, wasn’t it? I see harlot toes! Here’s your chance, Louboutin. Rewrite this terrible, terrible fairy tale. Turn that little symbol […]

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03.02.12 Bucky Turco

The Disney Fantasy is Mickey Mouse’s newest cruise ship and last night its godmother, Mariah Carey, christened the hyped-up vessel during a “star-studded celebration” at Manhattan pier. This afternoon it left, slowly. Watch how long it takes the big-ass boat to pass by as seen from the windows of our Hell’s Kitchen office. […]

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06.23.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s the newest video from Pogo with the silly gurgle of Disney princess cut-up into jazzy little vocal blips and beats. It’s hypnotic, as usual, but is he risking getting sent to YouTube’s Copyright School? […]

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04.19.11 Marina Galperina

Well, Patti Smith did tell all young artists to get out of New York and “find a new city,” so let’s set sail to Disneyland, arrr! Annie Leibovitz is working her way out of debt with this latest series of Disney Park ad portraits. The Pirate Patti and Johnny Depp insert will run in May’s […]

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11.04.10 Marina Galperina

Here’s the 1937 animated tale of a pale chick and seven old diamond-digging dudes, cut up into a beat by YouTube’s remix artist Pogo. The hours-fresh Wishery vid uses the olde toon’s sound effects, vocal syllables, chords and grunts only. It will make your Thursday merry or give you nausea, depending on your Disney tolerance. […]

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