August 28, 2010 § 1 Comment
Unfortunately you can’t see the photos online – go buy the magazine and get some extra 790 pages of fashion.
Ah, I wonder what the Sartorialist would say about these suits…
Ceremonial dance costumes or playful stuffed animals?
July 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
Born in Seattle and with an art degree from University of British Columbia, Jessica Stockholder has been exploring multi-media installations for many years. Now her work takes the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid courtesy of Museo Reina Sofia with an installation titled Peer Out to See. The work was planned for this bright space and includes several elements and many colours. I love the central column formed by shopping and waste baskets, bowls, and other objects made of plastic. Subtle and vibrant, this work reminds me of Frank Stella, Rauschenberg, Miró.
Familiar objects transformed with witty humour and a clever sense of colour.
Stockholder lives and works in New Haven and currently directs the undergraduate program in sculpture at Yale University.
July 17, 2010 § Leave a comment
the artist and Lisson Gallery. Photograph: Ken Adlard
You may remember my comments on the Rodney Graham band at the Candahar during the Olympics.
From The Guardian:
Why we like him: For his film The Phonokinetoscope from 2001, Graham took acid and rode a bicycle backwards. While the soundtrack that accompanies this feat suggests 1970s-style delirium, the everyday footage suggests a chasm between inner states and outer reality.
Art rock: Graham formed new-wave band called UJ3RK5 (“you jerk” – the five is not pronounced) in his twenties with Jeff Wall, while his current ensemble, the Rodney Graham Band, morph between country rock, folk and psychedelia.
May 29, 2010 § 1 Comment
Actor Dennis Hopper, who appeared in some contemporary classics of the screen as Apocalypse Now and Easy Rider , has died. Hopper was also a collector, active artist, and visual arts champion . A retrospective of his artwork, curated by his friend, fellow film-maker and artist Julian Schnabel, is to open at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art July 7th. The title of the show, Art is Life, gave me goosebumps.
Hopper amassed an impressive art collection during his lifetime. He reportedly bought one of Andy Warhol’s first soup can paintings for $75. He later lost the Warhol and bog part of his collection in a costly divorce.
His seven-year battle against prostate cancer was revealed in October, 2009.
Art Forum 1964 (Blue), 1988, silkscreen, 36 x 36 inches
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Chiharu Shiota, Flowing Water, 2009
Seen on designboom.
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Brazilians are mourning the loss of almost 2,000 works of Helio Oiticica, on a fire last night in Rio de Janeiro. The works were estimated in US$ 200 million.
Caetano Veloso, Brazilian singer and composer, wears one of Oitcica’s ‘Parangoles’