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"Fish Here, Get Your Fish!"

Just a few weeks ago when autumn seemed a million days away, Brooklyn played host to the Renegade Craft Fair.  If you were one of the many walking through the maze of artisan booths you might have stumbled upon what at first glance looked like the world’s only odorless fish market.

Fake fish on fake ice and her real dog Sheila.

Nic Annette Miller, a print maker from Utah now based out of Brooklyn, set up shop with her new series of seafood woodcut sculpture prints— Campbell’s Coho Salmon, Ayres’ Largemouth Bass, Hayley’s Halibut, and Sebastian’s Shrimp.

Nic has been creating hand printed animal sculptures for some years now.  Her process in handcrafting begins with researching her latest choice of species, then hand carving her desired image on wood.  She then produces a series of prints, all slightly different from the one before, and adheres them to a slab of wood before cutting out each individual print and adding watercolor accents.

Other sculpture prints by Nic include blue birds, black birds, robins, buffalo, bear, deer, moose, elk, and… Chewbacca.

These woodcut sculpture prints and other work by Nic Annette Miller can be viewed on her website:

Follow her on Instagram @Nicamiller to catch her exciting posts of new work.

And in case you missed the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, do not fret!  The Manhattan Renegade Craft Fair (which is free to also attend) will take place November 15 + 16 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  You can find more information about the fair and its other locations by clicking HERE.

-Becca Gore

Anne Menke from her book, See The World Beautiful

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Morning Work, Giandong, China, 1980, 單雄威 / Don Hong-Oai. Chinese (1929 - 2004)

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Opening tomorrow, October 2nd, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), and sponsored by Swarovski, this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.

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The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 150 costumes. The Academy’s presentation will add more than 40 costumes to this landmark show, including Jared Leto’s costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Bart, 2013) – a recent acquisition from the Academy’s Collection – as well as costumes from such recent releases including The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained  (Sharen Davis, 2012), Lee Daniels’ The Butler  (Ruth E. Carter, 2013), The Wolf of Wall Street  (Sandy Powell, 2013), American Hustle  (Michael Wilkinson, 2013), and The Great Gatsby  (Catherine Martin, 2013). In addition, Hollywood Costume will showcase the Academy’s pair of the most famous shoes in the world – the original ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz (Adrian, 1939) shown with Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress.

“We are thrilled to bring this innovative exhibition to Los Angeles,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President. “Hollywood Costume invites visitors to see some of the most well-known costumes from their favorite movies and to explore the impact designers have in creating our most beloved characters.”

Upending the conventions of what is considered “costume,” Hollywood Costume reveals what is hidden in plain sight: that films are about people, and the art of the costume designer helps create their characters. On view October 2, 2014, through March 2, 2015, the exhibition brings together iconic costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age, including costumes for Marlene Dietrich from Morocco (1930) and Angel (1937) designed by Travis Banton, and from modern classics such as Mary Poppins (Tony Walton, 1964), Raiders of the Lost Ark (Deborah Nadoolman, 1981) and Titanic (Deborah L. Scott, 1997). 

Hollywood Costume is curated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Academy Award®-nominated costume designer and founding director of UCLA’s David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design, whose credits include National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Coming to America (1988) and the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (1983); with Sir Christopher Frayling (Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Royal College of Art), and set and costume designer and V&A Assistant Curator Keith Lodwick.

“Cinematic icons are born when the audience falls deeply in love with the people in the story. And that’s what movies and costume design are all about,” notes Landis.

The exhibition is the culmination of a five-year effort to source, identify and secure objects from all over the world. The collectors who have loaned to the exhibition include major motion picture studios, costume houses, actors, public museums and archives, and private individuals.


Ōoka Shunboku (Japanese, 1680 – 1763) 

Designs for Decorative Transoms, 1734



Sand Circles, California, Jim Denevan


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Autochrome, early 1900s

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Rifle Paper Co

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Raphael Kirchner

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Horse (Uma).  Ink on Paper.  Artist Soga Shôhaku, about 1770’s, Japan

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Star-Shaped Tile, 13th-14th Century Iran

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Henry de Waroquier (French, 1881-1970), Nature morte aux bananes [Still life with bananas]. Oil on canvas mounted on framed panel, 24.5 x 31.5 cm.


帰漁 Going Back Home After Fishing, 1901

Hishida Shunsō 

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