The first Moleskine Portrait Party starts tomorrow! Artists in the first round draw self-portraits and create sign in sheets for their buddies to endorse. Above is one of my favorites by the founder of the Moly_X_Project, Marty Harris.
Friday, June 20, 2008
i wonder sometimes what all of you talk about, if anything, when you trade portraits with one another. nadine (portrayed above) and lindsay (portrayed below) inspired some special curiosity because, in my imagination, they would be great friends.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Would anyone like to do a special edition Portrait Party Moleskine Exchange? The host, Melissa, suggested a large scale international portrait party using the japanese fold moleskines. Each person starts with a Japanese Fold Moleskine, draws herself on the first page, includes 2 or 3 photos of herself in the pocket, then mails it to the next artist. Each artist then draws the previous artist and a self portrait to go with it and then mails the moleskine again. The details can be found on Melissa's Moly X Portrait 1 blog. I'd love to see the results!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
i received a great email about an "artist showdown" sponsored by about face, an affiliate of the columbia museum of art. the event is basically a portrait party competition with cash prizes. the contest is judged by guest artists and museum staff and winners receive cash prizes. the most recent face-off was in february but it seems to be an annual event. so, keep your ears peeled! the photo above represents a smack-down from the 2006 competition between jeannette fourie and patty dallas.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
i don't know if this photo by robert doisneau represents an actual portrait party between henry geldzahler (seated on the left) and david hockney (on the right) but it looks like it. it caught my eye during a fantastic documentary. who gets to call it art? is a film about mr. geldzahler, a beloved curator of the metropolitan museum of art. if you're into the history of contemporary art, it's worth watching.