Posts Tagged ‘art’
Legendary Japanese psychedelic artist Keiichi Tanaami's current fashion collaboration with iconic streetwear label Stüssy was celebrated Thursday night with the opening of his art show, "Burlesque," at the brand's pop-up gallery in Harajuku, Tokyo. Read More
Supertouch NYC hangout The Standard Hotel debuted its latest addition to the front patio exhibition space last week: Kenny Scharf's beautiful new "Squirtz" sculpture. Display of the giant blue outer space noggin is timed to coincide with "Kolors," Scharf's show of new artworks opening tonite at the venerable Paul Kasmin Gallery which should be considered a must-see event for anyone in the city. Don't miss it. Read More
Opening today at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong is a beautiful joint show of new works by renowned Filipino painter Ronald Ventura and metal sculptor Wim Delvoye. While the respective artists differ totally in both style and choice of subject matter, the two find common ground in their inherent attention to detail and complexity of rendering—the true common theme of the exhibition. Read More
Needless to say, young Pharrell is more than a little outgunned in this artist discussion with legendary Black Flag frontman and punk icon Henry Rollins, but it's fun to watch the two dig in. Luckily, the topic of conversation never turns to wanton hedonism, conspicuous consumption, or overt consumerism, but hey, why would it?...
New York photographer and downtown denizen Ryan McGinley is the latest artist to be included in NYC's prestigious Highline Park art billboard project. Featuring McGinley's 2007 "Blue Falling" photo of a silhouetted figure dropping backward toward the ground against a radiant blue background, the giant sign brightens up the park's view in advance of the impending spring blooms and attendant madness the warming weather brings out in the stir crazy natives. Located at West 18th Street & 10th Avenue, McGinley’s billboard will be on view throughout the month of April. Read More
Easily the most influential chameleon in rock history, David Bowie's storied career has seen him inhabit more personas than an accomplished schizophrenic, and at age 66, release a new album last month that debuted at #1 on iTunes and on UK record charts. The foremost arbiter of rock style and fashion at every generational and cultural pivot point, Bowie's avant-garde futurism and absolute abhorrence of stasis has seen him generate a massive archive of personal artifacts, that, despite years of massive chemical intake and general debauchery, he had the presence of mind to preserve in an institutional grade archive (complete with its own full-time dedicated archivist) for posterity. It is from this incredible collection that London's Victoria & Albert Museum assembled its current blockbuster visual retrospective of Bowie's life & times, titled, appropriately enough, "David Bowie Is..." Read More
Legendary punk artist & Supertouch art hero Raymond Pettibon gets personal with the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA, at his Venice Beach art studio in this MoCA TV interview.
Few things could be more of a surefire mega-moneymaker for art world puppet master Larry Gagosian than to stage a show of large scale pop art cowboy paintings in the wild west town of Los Angeles. Here, self-styled movie industry cowboys & girls are the big guns, shelling out massive sums for huge canvases to brighten up their vast expanses of open wall space. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood's biggest players pulled every string at their disposal to score one of the Technicolor trophies on display at Richard Prince's current show at Gagosian Gallery, "Cowboys" (on display till April 6th), to brighten up their next Beverly Hills dinner party. Read More
Chicago-based artist Nick Cave has been invading NYC's Grand Central Terminal with a mesmerizing troupe of 30 animated roving art horses in a project called HEARD•NY in conjunction with Creative Time. Twice a day at 11AM & 2PM through March 31st, the sculptural horses—animated by two dancers from New York's venerable Alvin Ailey dance troupe per suit—wander, graze, and dance through the historical station's halls, accompanied by live music to the amazement of the thousands of hurried commuters that pack the transit hub daily. Cave's motivation? "I’m looking at the station as a platform to get people back to that place where we dream. We’re in a world where we’re trying to do what we can to exist and hold on to our jobs.So I’d like to transmit this dream-state feeling, to get us out of our day-to-day routine for a moment." Don't miss it... Read More