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Yayoi Kusama Exhibits Dizzying Infinity Room


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With a six decade long career behind her, the famed japanese artist Yayoi Kusama shows no signs of slowing down, presenting a monumental show of new and recent work at David Zwirner gallery in New York. Her distinguishing themes of universal infinity, endlessness, and the cosmic realms are reflected in twenty-seven new large scale paintings, two immersive sculptural rooms, and a video installation, of which the exhibit ‘I who have arrived in heaven’ is comprised, spanning the gallery’s three consecutive locations. Kusama’s amalgamation of pop and minimalist art have manifested as hypnotic architectural interventions within david zwirner gallery, dizzying the visitor in illuminated mazes of sound, light, and color. A room of kusama’s most kaleidoscopic environments to date is filled with inflatable tentacle like forms covered in the artists trademark polka dots, while the artist’s voice can be simultaneously heard reciting a japanese love poem. Her more recent explorations of two-dimensional mediums have been realized through the series of acrylic works, all painted by hand, with representations of vibrant biomorphic shapes and forms personified as animated creatures.

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Dai Macedo Has Brazil’s Best Booty.


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A 25-year-old model with a 42-inch bottom has been crowned Brazil’s new Miss Bum Bum.  Dai Macedo, who represented the central state of Goias in the nationwide search for the woman with the most bodacious butt in all of Brazil, was chosen from among 15 finalists by the contest’s grand jury in Sao Paolo this week.  “It’s a lot of work, a lot of devotion,” Macedo told Agence France-Presse by way of an interpreter. “I denied myself a lot of things. No nightclubs. No sweets. I went to the gym Saturdays and Sundays.”  The sacrifice is well worth it. Miss Bum Bum winners become instant celebrities in Brazil, and receive a fortune in endorsements.  But the glamor comes with its share of drama. Earlier this year, a columnist for Brazilian newspaper O Dia accused Miss Bum Bum contestants Mari Sousa and Eliana Amaral of bribing judges in attempts to win.

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In a note published in October, well in advance of the winners being announced, the newspaper reported that Sousa had secured top honors by paying thousands of dollars to judges. It also claimed Amaral paid $32,000 to judges and would come in second.  Those ethically suspect predictions did not pan out (although Amaral was awarded third place), but even the future bum-bum queen became embroiled in the scandal at the time. Angered by the accusations, Macedo joined other contestants in lashing out against corruption in Miss Bum Bum via social media, according to News.co.au.  Macedo distanced herself from the outburst after winning the competition.  “I’m all emotional. I didn’t expect to win,” Macedo said, according to News.co.au. “All hell broke loose on social media sites but now I can say the contest was real.”

Check out what the Bum Bum competition is like to be a part of.

Check out what the Bum Bum competition is like to be a part of.

Steve Kraitt – Designer Drugs


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Steve Kraitt is a photographer and according to him a good photograph is like a good joke : if you had to explain it, it just isn’t that good. Respecting this principle, Steve Kraitt gives us his last photoshoot entitled “Designer Drugs” without further explanation. In these photos, starred the model (especially her lips) Echo Nittolitto. So, Designer Drugs show a contrast between the white teeth and the colored lips of Echo Nittolitto, a variety of pills and tablets stamped the biggest luxury brand : Chanel, Prada, Gucci, YSL, Dior… The artist may be trying to expose the addiction of some people to luxury brands and what they represent, the desire for recognition and a higher social status.

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Rihanna – What Now


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Rihanna premieres the music video for “What Now,” the fifth single from her latest album, Unapologetic. Directed by Darren Craig, Jeff Nicholas and Jonathan Craven, in the short, shot in Phuket, Thailand, a goth-inspired Rihanna looks “demented” while singing in a dimmed room.

“It’s going to be kind of eerie, very creepy because ‘What Now’ is one of those songs that you can get really boring with the visual,” states Rihanna in the BTS. “Everybody is probably expecting a narrative video and a love story of some sort, and something really soft and pretty. It is kind of soft but it’s really a little demented.”

ZINK magazine x Therapy


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Zink Magazine is known as a luxury fashion and lifestyle publication offering unparalleled content, highlighting the latest in fashion, photography, design, beauty, innovation, film and music. As a photo-forward magazine, Zink caters to a savvy, well-cultured and upscale audience. Zink is edgy, daring, provocative, and pushes the envelope. While serving as a platform for young, emerging, and reinvented talent, Zink inspires a generation of influence. Zink Magazine understands the importance of providing coverage that is as interesting as it is stimulating.

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Pink Star Diamond Auctioned for a Record of $83 million


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A plum-sized diamond known as the “Pink Star” was auctioned in Geneva Wednesday for $83 million, a world record for a gemstone. The diamond had been estimated at $60 million. Three years ago, Sotheby’s set an auction record of $46.2 million for a diamond when it sold the “Graff Pink” gemstone. The Sotheby’s auction came a day after rival house Christie’s sold an almond-shaped diamond dubbed “The Orange” for $35.5 million, also a record in its category. The 59.60-carat “Pink Star” is the largest in its class ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), with the second biggest less than half its size. The sparkling oval-cut rock measures 2.69 by 2.06 centimetres (1.06 by 0.81 inches), and weighs 11.92 grammes (0.026 pounds). In addition to its top color and clarity ratings, it falls into a rare subgroup with the purest diamond crystals and extraordinary optical transparency, comprising less than two percent of all gem diamonds. The “Pink Star” was 132.5 carats in the rough when it was mined by De Beers in Africa in 1999, according to Sotheby’s.. It was cut and polished over two years by Steinmetz Diamonds, and unveiled to the public in 2003 under the title of the “Steinmetz Pink”.

Naya Rivera


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Naya Rivera is ready for her time in the spotlight as she strikes a sexy pose on the flip cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The 26-year old actress’ rise began on the popular Fox series Glee, where she plays lesbian cheerleader Santana Lopez. But with the musical drama filming its final season, Rivera is ready to move to the next phase of her career as a musician.

“It took a long time to figure out where I wanted to go musically,” she told Rolling Stone. With the kinks worked out, the newly engaged entertainer called on her fiance, rapper Big Sean, to jump on her first single Sorry Not Sorry this past summer. Rivera recalled that while her album is not completed, she was eager to push her label Columbia Records to release the single early. “Get on or get off. I think this is a summer song, and I want it on the radio by the end of the summer,” she told them.

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