Monthly Archives: May 2014

invitation art show

Art Opening- Identity

      In a world dominated by Pop Culture, society and the media how is identity defined? Please join me at gallerynine5 for the opening of this international exhibit of 21 female artists.         Advertisements

invitation art show

Art Opening- Identity

      In a world dominated by Pop Culture, society and the media how is identity defined? Please join me at gallerynine5 for the opening of this international exhibit of 21 female artists.        

Vintage Ad 1957 Adams Hats

The Most Sexist Ad Ever

When it comes to misogyny in advertising,  1947’s Pitney Bowes Postage Meter ad easily ranks in the top ten. And that’s saying a lot in a culture that was prolific in sexist advertising. In the ad we learn Pete Jones,

Vintage Ad 1957 Adams Hats

The Most Sexist Ad Ever

When it comes to misogyny in advertising,  1947’s Pitney Bowes Postage Meter ad easily ranks in the top ten. And that’s saying a lot in a culture that was prolific in sexist advertising. In the ad we learn Pete Jones,

vintage illustration secretary with boxing gloves

Women Pull No Punches

Trading her ladylike gloves for a pair of Everlast a short evolution of women’s progress as seen through boxing. Housewife’s Hook    Working Girl-No Contender Executive Sparring   Did the NY Times  below the belt when they unceremoniously fired Executive

vintage illustration secretary with boxing gloves

Women Pull No Punches

Trading her ladylike gloves for a pair of Everlast a short evolution of women’s progress as seen through boxing. Housewife’s Hook    Working Girl-No Contender Executive Sparring   Did the NY Times  below the belt when they unceremoniously fired Executive

vintage illustration WWII vets college

GI Joe To Joe College

Once upon a time colleges and home ownership were a privilege reserved for the rich. As the cost of 4 years of college education escalates between $100,00 and $200,000 we  may end up replicating  those pre- WWII times. It was

vintage illustration WWII vets college

GI Joe To Joe College

Once upon a time colleges and home ownership were a privilege reserved for the rich. As the cost of 4 years of college education escalates between $100,00 and $200,000 we  may end up replicating  those pre- WWII times. It was

art collage appropriated images women

Identity Art Exhibit

  In a world dominated by pop culture, society and the media – how is identity defined? I am pleased to be a part of an  important international exhibition of 25 works from 21 female artists   entitled Identity and

art collage appropriated images women

Identity Art Exhibit

  In a world dominated by pop culture, society and the media – how is identity defined? I am pleased to be a part of an  important international exhibition of 25 works from 21 female artists   entitled Identity and

vintage family riding a soad bottle

Selling the Nuclear Family

Has the selling of the 1950’s nuclear family finally reached it’s expiration date? In a consumer culture of unlimited choices, Madison Avenue has long sold only one brand of the American family…and it is now a bit shopworn. Never was

vintage family riding a soad bottle

Selling the Nuclear Family

Has the selling of the 1950’s nuclear family finally reached it’s expiration date? In a consumer culture of unlimited choices, Madison Avenue has long sold only one brand of the American family…and it is now a bit shopworn. Never was

collage sally edelstein art vintage images

Nuclear Family Meltdown

The nuclear family was once as American as the nuclear bomb. But by the end of the 1960’s the nuclear family detonated along with our notion of marriage and motherhood. Parenting and partnering were not a priority for the newly

collage sally edelstein art vintage images

Nuclear Family Meltdown

The nuclear family was once as American as the nuclear bomb. But by the end of the 1960’s the nuclear family detonated along with our notion of marriage and motherhood. Parenting and partnering were not a priority for the newly

vintage illustration college graduation

Empty Nest Egg Syndrome

To the click of camera shutters and the ring  of stirring oratory, hundreds of thousands of students have stepped forward this spring to receive diplomas from the colleges and universities of our vast country,  thus marking an age-old  rite of

vintage illustration college graduation

Empty Nest Egg Syndrome

To the click of camera shutters and the ring  of stirring oratory, hundreds of thousands of students have stepped forward this spring to receive diplomas from the colleges and universities of our vast country,  thus marking an age-old  rite of

vintage illustration girl eating bread

Dubious Diets- The Bread Diet

  Dubious diets are as American as…well…. all-you-can-eat apple pie. Relying on fad diets to shed a few pounds has been handed down from gullible generation to gullible generation willing to swallow anything promising a trim figure. In 1938 The

vintage illustration girl eating bread

Dubious Diets- The Bread Diet

  Dubious diets are as American as…well…. all-you-can-eat apple pie. Relying on fad diets to shed a few pounds has been handed down from gullible generation to gullible generation willing to swallow anything promising a trim figure. In 1938 The

Vintage Ad Lestoil Moon Bound Housewife

Betty Francis’s Space Odyssey

The dawning of the Space Age may have caused some business men to ponder their obsolescence but homemakers needn’t worry- their jobs were secure. With Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey looming over Mad Men, it would be no surprise if

Vintage Ad Lestoil Moon Bound Housewife

Betty Francis’s Space Odyssey

The dawning of the Space Age may have caused some business men to ponder their obsolescence but homemakers needn’t worry- their jobs were secure. With Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey looming over Mad Men, it would be no surprise if