Archive for May, 2014

LAST LOOK | RYAN McGINNESS’ NEON NUDES AT PACE PRINTS, NYC

May 29, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up at the esteemed Pace Prints gallery in NYC on June 7th, Ryan McGinness' beautiful show Figure Drawings is a continuation of the artist’s Women series, which began in 2010. Drawing directly from nude models, McGinness approached these drawings in the same manner in which he creates his signature undulating and layered icons. He begins with sketches, and refines those drawings down into their basic and most essential forms. In the Women series, the artist simultaneously embraces the Read More

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STREET LIFE | TRISTAN EATON x VERSACE IN HAWAII

May 29, 2014  |  Streets, Style  |  Comments Off

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Few people would mention the words street art and Versace in the same sentence (the more frequent combination is usually "purple Lamborghini" & "Versace"), but then again, Donatella Versace is not the average person. To breathe some fresh life into the vaunted couture house, the ageless fashion queen commissioned relentless street artist Tristan Eaton to paint a version of the classic Versace Medusa head logo in Read More

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FIRST LOOK | “GIRL” CURATED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS AT GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN, PARIS

May 28, 2014  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Continuing the push behind his new solo album of the same name, Pharrell opened his group art show GIRL at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris last nite with a gala reception and onsite concert performance for the beautiful people of The City of Lights. Marking his debut as Read More

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DESIGN | OS GEMEOS PAINT THE BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TEAM PLANE FOR WORLD CUP 2014

May 27, 2014  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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Identical twin street art phenoms & longtime Supertouch buddies Os Gemeos (aka: Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo) have brought their formidable visual skills to the forthcoming World Cup by painting their Brazilian National Team's plane (though we're not sure why they need one when the WC is in Brasil). Unlike traditional plane graphics where the design is applied to the jet's surface using

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FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S “THE INSISTENT IMAGE” WITH JASPER JOHNS AT THE HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

May 25, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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South Carolina native Shepard Fairey proved once and for all to his hometown that crime pays when he commandeered Charleston's Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art last week for the opening of his academically titled exhibition,  Read More

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DESIGN | THE MINI SUPERLEGGERA VISION: THE CONCEPT MINI NEEDS TO MAKE

May 24, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Built by Mini and Touring Superleggera as a concept for this month's Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, the Mini Superleggera Vision is a low-slung, vaguely Mini-themed two-seat concept roadster that Mini says blends “Modern Britishness” with Read More

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STYLE | KAWS DESIGNS BOTTLE FOR THE PHARRELL x COMME DES GARCONS FRAGRANCE “GIRL”

May 24, 2014  |  Style  |  Comments Off

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As part of the heavyweight push behind his current LP "GIRL," jack-of-all-artistic-trades Pharrell is releasing his own signature fragrance of the same name in collaboration with boutique Japanese fashion house Comme des Garcons with a bottle designed by his longtime friend & art enabler KAWS. Developed by Read More

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ART + COMMERCE | DAMIEN HIRST’S GOLD MAMMOTH RAISES $15 MILLION FOR AIDS AT CANNES

May 23, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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AIDS charity amFAR's annual gala was held last nite in Cannes where Damien Hirst's gold mammoth sculpture, Gone But Not Forgotten was auctioned off to Ukrainian businessman Leonard Blavatnik to the tune of $15,000,000 USD by auctioneer hosts Read More

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OPENINGS | DFACE AT ABOVE SECOND GALLERY AND EVISU FLAGSHIP, HONG KONG

May 22, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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British street artist and Stolen Space London proprietor D*Face made his own run on Hong Kong during last week's Art Basel HK fair with a solo show, Honestly Dishonest at Above Second Gallery and an art installation at the Evisu HK flagship store. Featuring the painter's trademark remixed imagery, both shows exemplified the Mr Face's postmodern Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | THE GIANT “IRON PANDA” SCULPTURE AT K11 ART MALL FOR ART BASEL HONG KONG

May 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently towering over Hong Kong shoppers—and ready for some hardcore Kung Fu—is the six-metre-tall "Iron Panda," an installation by Beijing artist Bi Heng, at the K11 art mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong as part of the K11 Art Foundation’s “Art Nova 100”, a collaboration with Art Basel, showcasing the works of Read More

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