Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture

Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Red Star Over Russia (A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – ’55) exhibition at the Tate Modern in London the other day. This exhibition marks the centenary of the October Revolution. On show is a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. From the overthrow of the last Tsar and the revolutionary uprisings of 1917, through to the struggles of the Civil War and Stalin’s campaign of terror, it reveals how political events led to the social transformation that inspired a wave of innovation in art and graphic design across the country.

David King

‘Red Star Over Russia’ is made with the huge collection of the late graphic designer David King (1943 – 2016) which carries over a quarter of a million artefacts by famous and anonymous photographers, artists and designers, it features over 250 posters, paintings, photographs, books and ephemera. King started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016. Read and see more on David King. Continue reading

Meet Mimi Berlin Senior and Senior

Meet Mimi Berlin Senior and Senior

Hello! Meet Mimi Berlin Senior and Senior. Obviously they are twins. They aren’t amongst the living anymore. But they still are in our thoughts and inspire us everyday to create, decorate and collect everything. #collectingeverythingMeet Mimi Berlin Senior and Senior
We love that they wear the same outfit! And look at those pied de coq checkered tops splatting from your screen. We can’t keep the apart! (not true)
Have a nice day xoxo Mimi

Danke Schön Aunties P & M for this wonderful image!

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Hans Peter Feldmann Shoes High Heels

Hans Peter Feldmann Shoes High Heels

“Hans-Peter Feldmann (born 1941 in Düsseldorf) is a German visual artist. Feldmann’s approach to art-making is one of collecting, ordering and re-presenting.” In this case Mr Feldmann has been lining up colorful high heeld shoes (Pumps). Nice! N’est pas?

(images via http://www.303gallery.com/artists/hans-peter-feldmann/selected-works?view=thumbnails / http://www.stiletto.fr/edito/hans-peter-feldmann-accumulations-sensibles / https://dailyartfair.com/exhibition/4569/hans-peter-feldmann-mehdi-chouakri)

VintageDeLuxe Book Ends

VintageDeLuxe Book Ends

Make do for a nice face!mimiberlin VintageDeLuxe Book EndsCollecting colorful metal book stands has paid off today!  “The Reader” a rainbow face styled by Mimi Berlin.

Made in England; expandable spring coil in yellow and orange / NVF orange and red book ends.

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Mary’s Purple Palace

Mary’s Purple Palace

I am the biggest Prince fan, everyone knows that. But I came accross a story of even a bigger fan. Her name is Mary.

xoxo Beja von Bis

Images and story via Dennis Roszkowski shared with the group Prince Vinyl Record Collecting on Facebook

” Mary (93) moved to her new place on April 22nd. I was with her helping her move when we heard the earth shattering news that Prince had died. My phone, as I know all other fans phones did, started blowing up with the news, and when I told Mary, she said “I always thought I would be in heaven before Prince.” Continue reading

Found in Nature by Barry Rosenthal

Found in Nature by Barry Rosenthal

Mimi’s Brainbreaker Week.
Which color do you like best, blue or green? We are aware that this is a very difficult brainbreaker: both colors are nice and the topic is horrible…

‘Found in Nature’ is a series of compositions that tell compelling stories about beach-trash. Barry collects previously discarded junk along the coastal areas of New York Harbor then curates and orders the objects by color, type and/or theme. (by/ via barryrosenthal.com)
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