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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Photoshopping the Classics
Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano (great name... can that be the name she was born with?) has created a series of works that comment on the media obsession with photoshopping models to look thin and flawless. She's taken famous classical nudes and made them thinner. So Botticelli's Venus gets slimmed down for the beach, as does Francesco Hayez's Venus. The New York Daily News quotes her as saying:

Art is always in search of the perfect physical form. It has evolved through history, from the classical proportions of ancient Greece to the prosperous beauty of the Renaissance, to the spindly look of models like Twiggy and the athletic look of our own time.




Categories: Art, Fashion, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Mar 06, 2012
Comments (1)
I have always found reality to be ever-so-much better than some scare-crowish ideal. The body dimensions portrayed in ads and the media as 'perfect' would, in reality, signal some serious health/psychological issues. Give me healthy and 'real' any time!!
Posted by daveprime  in  Deep in the sticks...*yay internet!!*  on  Wed Mar 14, 2012  at  10:52 AM
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