Shyheim, One’s 4 Da Money, 1994
This month is Movember, a philanthropic movement in which men start November clean-shaven then grow their mustaches and beards for one month in order to raise awareness and money for prostate and testicular cancer. In support of all the men who are growing out their mustaches this month, Harry’s—the brand of razors that offers a great shave at a fair price—created a holiday in celebration of their commitment. National Shave Day will take place on December 1, 2013, and Harry’s is offering free mustache shaves and a limited-edition razor at partner barbershops—from Baxter Finley in California to Harry’s Corner Shop in New York.
In preparation for National Shave Day, we decided to present 10 mustaches in the history of art, and rate them on a Needs-a-Shave Scale. The list includes Salvador Dali’s book dedicated to his mustache, in which the Surrealist painter poses with his whiskers tied in a knot, as a paintbrush, and as the hands of a clock, and Marcel Duchamp’s “L.H.OO.Q.,” for which he drew a mustache on a reproduction of the Mona Lisa.
Click through the slideshow for these mustaches and more.
A Comics & Narrative Art anthology series featuring: Aidan Koch, Amalia Ulman, Angie Wang, Ben Mendelewicz, Blaise Larmee, Brenna Murphy, CF, Cody Cobb, Daniel Swan, Dmitry Sergeev, Gabriel Corbera, GHXYK2, Hugh Frost, Jacob Ciocci, James Jarvis, Joseph Kelly, Jonas Delaborde, Jonathan Chandler, Jonny Negron, Julien Ceccaldi, Karn Piana, Kilian Eng, Lala Albert, Lando, Leon Sadler, Matthew Lock, Noel Freibert, Olivier Schrauwen, Robert Beatty, Sam Alden, Sammy Harkham, Stefan Sadler, Viktor Hachmang & Yuichi Yokoyama.
Bill Hicks’ banned performance on the “Late Night with David Letterman show”
Suge Knight Reflects on ‘Doggystyle’ 20 Years Later by Paul Cantor
The Death Row Records co-founder looks back at Snoop’s debut
Michelle Steilen (gets better around 2:00)
John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, and his heiress wife have put their beachside Malibu ranch home up for sale for a post-punk $1.995 million. Featuring 4 bedrooms, hi-beamed ceilings, and an extra large pool, with waterfall, the house is perfect for “artists, musicians, surfers & visionaries.”
A look at art in street level galleries, because we only have 90 minutes, and climbing stairs and using elevators takes too long.
For our new series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. Last week, Philippe Fernandez sent us a design, and this Job de Quay sent us the above. Job works at Salon Serpent in Amsterdam, and you can follow him here.
Menswear, I’ll Manage Somehow