Art Crush: Nick Cave

Dudes. Last night I went to see the crazy talented artist Nick Cave speak at the Denver Art Museum. He makes incredible sculptural suits called Soundsuits. It's like fashion, art, and dance collided in a universe of awesome.

One of the coolest things - and there are many cool things about this artist - is that he's really interested in making the essence of his work accessible to everyone through his shop, the SoundsuitShop. So even if you can't attend a show or wear a soundsuit, you can still access the cramazing world of Nick Cave. I love when artists think outside the box (a.k.a. the white box a.k.a. the gallery). I mean, how hilarious/awesome would it be to have a Nick Cave Soundsuit punching bag? Yep, definitely an art crush.

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YSL at the DAM Giveaway!

So I'm really excited about this giveaway, friends! I'm sure you've heard - Yves Saint Laurent at the Denver Art Museum. Yeah I don't know how we did it, but it's here. Right in our own little art museum. Pretty awesome. You want to go, right? Obvi! ARTSOCIAL is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the exhibition!!

 

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Two winners will be randomly selected from our Facebook fans on March 30th...

Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective is a sweeping retrospective of the designer’s 40 years of creativity. Learn more here.

*The fine print: Tickets are valid April 9th - June 23rd only. It's cool, you'll miss the crowds this way.

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This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winners!!

Major Art Crush

Last Wednesday night at the Denver Art Museum, who happened to be giving a lecture? Well only one of the best artists EVER, Tucker Nichols.

I've never laughed so much at an art lecture. That's right, actual laughter in a museum auditorium, everyone. Tucker Nichols' work is that incredible combination of clever, conceptual, and aesthetically pleasing that does not come around often. Not to mention he's completely genuine and unpretentious. His work is a reminder to everyone: art is supposed to be fun.

My art crush was already a strong 9. But when I learned he made everyone special tiny notebooks for the lecture? Art crush: 10.

This is the actual size of the notebook. Too frickin cute. Yes, that's the professional art term for it.

P.S. his Anonymous Postcard project is genius... and hilarious. You can't beat that.

* Remember, an art crush is not a crush on the artist, but merely an unusually strong admiration for their work.