1. agentmolder:

    hifructosemag:

    Kehinde Wiley’s (Hi-Fructose Vol. 29) opulent portraiture subtly stirs the status quo. As an American artist, Wiley honed his craft in accordance with a legacy of Euro-centric art history that left him simultaneously awed and alienated. One would be hard-pressed to find a grandiose portrait of a person of color in the works of the Renaissance masters in the Met or the Louvre. This is the motivating factor of Wiley’s oeuvre: to elevate images of average people of African descent through his ornate depictions, exposing the singular beauty of his subjects through dramatic compositions that evoke the Baroque period.

    While he started out this aesthetic exploration by scouting subjects in major US cities, Wiley’s art has taken him all over the world to work with people of the global African diaspora. His latest series, “The World Stage: Haiti” is currently on view at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Culver City and features 12 new paintings based on his recent travels. Read more on Hi-Fructose

    i saw his work at the ncma yesterday :)

    always gonna reblog Kehinde Wiley

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  3. superiorescalator:

    please watch this vine

    theblairbetch VERY IMPORTANT

  4. wilsonlibunc:

Need fashion inspiration for the fall season? Godey’s Fashions for September 1864 suggest tassels, bows, hoop skirts, flora, and a stylish dog to be the Dancing Queen of your Friday night. 

    wilsonlibunc:

    Need fashion inspiration for the fall season? Godey’s Fashions for September 1864 suggest tassels, bows, hoop skirts, flora, and a stylish dog to be the Dancing Queen of your Friday night. 

  5. wilsonlibunc:

"University Archives and Records Management Services; this is the Ghost of William Faulkner speaking. How can I help you?"
GoWF’s offer to answer the phone was generous, but we decided to let him go back to haunting after he referred someone to the  "Records Apparition Schedule.”

    wilsonlibunc:

    "University Archives and Records Management Services; this is the Ghost of William Faulkner speaking. How can I help you?"

    GoWF’s offer to answer the phone was generous, but we decided to let him go back to haunting after he referred someone to the  "Records Apparition Schedule.”

  6. carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

    when u try to caffeinate yourself and just end up increasing ur heart rate with no discernible changes in levels of exhaustion  

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  7. angelicaalzona:

your eggs went bad

    angelicaalzona:

    your eggs went bad

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  10. last night I saw Lorde, which was amazing. now I’m about to go jump in my car and drive out to the boonies to go hang out with an 86-year-old blues musician on his farm. being a music writer is a pretty okay job sometimes.