Hand-made Guinea Pig Scale-Mail and Helmet (Armor) ~ mightys0x
GUERRILLA CAMPAIGN REPLACES PARISIAN ADVERTISEMENTS WITH CLASSICAL WORKS OF ART
As if Paris didn’t already remind us every second that they are the cultural epicenter of France – Etienne Lavie might have sealed it as it’s guerrilla art CEO of culture. In the series OMG, Who Stole My Ads?, Lavie is replacing billboards and other advertisements with classical paintings like Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People and Renoir’s La Lecture. It makes the rush into the subway, the stroll down to the coffeehouse a cultural experience. “It’s created accessibility, proving that art doesn’t have to exist in a gallery or museum to be successful – it can be anywhere and is for everyone.”
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*photos from Etienne’s site.
Nyoirin Kannon (Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in the form of Chintamanichakra)
Japan; Kamakura period (1185-1333), early 14th century
Saotome and Myochin Gusoku. Helmet by Saotome Iesada, 18th century, the cuirass by Myochin Soshu, dated 1852
Laced in blue with orange and white trim, a sixty-two plate kabuto lacquered russet and adorned with a four-stage tehen kanamono, the wide three-lame shikoro ending in large fukigaeshi applied with stenciled doe skin and Watanabe family heraldic crests, mabisashi decorated to match and finished with a gilt-copper “rope” fukurin, bowl signed Joshu ju Saotome Iesada saku, the kuwagata gilt copper and the large Chinese lion maedate gold lacquer; the russet-lacquer menpo applied with a boar-bristle mustache and chin tuft, fitted with a five-lame hinged yodarekake; the cuirass a mogami do signed Myochin ki Soshu saku kore and dated Ka’ei gonen mizunoene nigatsu hi (a day in the second month of 1852), the munaita and wakiita applied with stenciled doe skin, mounted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, gilt-copper hardware; gyoyo applied with gilt-copper Watanabe heraldic crests; osode; kawara haidate; hinged tsubo gote
With two lacquer trays and a document box decorated with Watanabe family heraldic crests in gold hiramakie on a roiro ground.
The Watanabe were the feudal lords of Musashino province. The first recognized head of the clan was Watanabe Mototsuna (1665-1728). In 1698 they moved to Izumi province where they stayed for 9 generations. In 1871, when the feudal system was dismantled, the Watanabe family were given the title Viscount.
Dress, beaded decoration, probably Sioux, said to have been used by Wahpetonwan Dakota ( Wahpeton Soiux), ca 1900