Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Behold The Fearsome Anglerfish, New Auction Record For A Female Artist, Papercraft R2-D2 Dreidel and More!

Okay everyone, it’s time to get your Monday Morning Quickies! I like to think of them as Saturday morning cartoons for adults. Did you know that those don’t even exist anymore? *sigh* Now I’m sad.

A Georgia O’Keeffe painting, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, was sold at Sotheby’s for $44.4 million, nearly quadrupling the amount paid for work by a female artist. Quite a feat. However it’s still a staggering $100,000,000 less than the record for a male artist. -Via Courtney

I wonder if I can get a set of this porcelain dishware by Mary O’Malley that’s covered with gorgeous sculptures marine life? How many pieces do you think come in a setting?

Whoa! The first ever footage of Melanocetus (aka “the Black Seadevil”), a species of anglerfish never before filmed alive in its natural, deep-sea habitat. More footage below to delight and frighten the shit out of you.

A new exhibit at Muriel Guépin Gallery in NYC features new work by 5 artists who use light and optical illusions to mess with your head.

Is this the Droidel you were looking for? Papercraft R2-D2 dreidel!

Little girls apply makeup to their mothers. What does this reveal about beauty standards? Photographer Elly Heise wanted to find out.

 

 

 

Behold the freakish whims of evolution!!!

 

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Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In his spare time he makes videos of Spirograph drawings and complains about doing laundry. Website: www.bgeorge.com Twitter: @brianggeorge Insta: @brianggeorge If you're into what I'm doing, feel free to throw down a bit in my tipjar here: @brianggeorge

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