I've never actually seen a Hermès Birkin bag. Most of what I know about these accessories, which I'm told go for as much as $150,000 each, is based on Mark Khaisman's colored packing tape mock-ups, now on view at Philadelphia's Pentimenti gallery.
Pop surrealist Mitch O'Connell's kitschy aesthetic has garnered him shows in galleries on several continents and wall space in tattoo parlors the world over. Now the Chicago-based luminary presents a career retrospective in coffee table book form.
Don't look now, but something important just happened on Mad Men. A major character, someone with real talent in the field, just rejected advertising. Someone who happens to be ad guru Don Draper's bright and shiny new wife.
On a cold, sunny day in Paris, the Sunday before Christmas, I met Camille Saint-Jacques for lunch at a beautiful traditional bistro near the Drouot auction house. He agreed to talk about what it had been like to be a young artist in Paris.