Greater New York @ PS1

By Editor in Art on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »

Pekka Jylha PS1 Greater New YorkWe read about the latest installment of PS1‘s show Greater New York in the NY Times last week; but it wasn’t until last night when a close friend raved about the show at a chic Upper East Side dinner that we REALLY decided we’re going to have to check it out.

Greater New York, the third iteration of the quinquennial exhibition organized by MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art, showcasing some 68 artists and collectives living and working in the metropolitan New York area, will open at MoMA PS1 through October 18, 2010.

The 2010 exhibition will not only present recent work made within the past five years, but also will foster a productive workshop where artists are invited to experiment with new ideas within MoMA PS1’s building for the duration of the exhibition.

Read more on PS1‘s site and check out the list of artists here. We know if our trusted source liked it, it’s gotta be good!

Kristopher Porter + Christopher Davison | Tall Tales

By Editor in Art on May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »

Mark your calendars: there’s a show opening next month at Fred Torres in New York called Tall Tales featuring the work of New York artists Kristopher Porter + Christopher Davison that we think you should check out.

The artists have influenced each others practice and imagery throughout their 12 year friendship, oftentimes using similar iconography or techniques. Both artists also create psychologically compelling narratives through their figurative relationships. There is a sense of vulnerability, anxiety, sexual tension and play that reoccur in each artists works–yet the final results are unique to each artist.

Check out the gallery’s site for more info. In the lead up to the show, the artists have set up a game/site featuring a back and forth visual conversation between the two. Check it out here. Don’t forget to check out Porter‘s site and Davidson‘s site for more info on each artist.

Rick Owens | Pavane for a Dead Princess

By Editor in Art, Fashion on May 11th, 2010 | No Comments »

We’re sure you’ve heard by now: Rick Owens, but just in case: famed LA fashion designer who jumped ship to Paris several years ago and got outrageously famous — has a show up at Salon 94 (12 East 94th Street) in New York entitled Pavane for a Dead Princess featuring pieces (including a 2 ton bed!) from his very well-known, super chic furniture line. Don’t miss it!

Check out Salon 94‘s site for more info. Now through 06.25.10.

O-PROJECT

By Editor in Art, Fashion, Film on May 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »

We just found this video of an installation at LIFT Atelier in Tokyo called O-PROJECT by Label Under Construction designer Luca Laurini. Leave it to LIFT to make a video documenting the installation that reminds us more of a Matthew Barney short than documentation of an installation. The visuals and the music are awesome. Enjoy.

Jeff Koons + BMW

By Editor in Art on April 27th, 2010 | No Comments »

You know we loves us some Jeff Koons! Via NY Times Magazine

Winning is not supposed to be everything but that’s just what we say to a losing team. To the victors go all the spoils. For some, they include a new BMW. For BMW, the prize is art — or rather artists. It helps if they are famous enough to be their own brands — a Warhol, Lichtenstein or Haring — and a big enough sport to paint a race car headed for Le Mans. For this June’s grand prix, the artist is Jeff Koons.

At a press conference with BMW executives this week, Koons unveiled his design for the company’s next “Art Car.” It’s the 17th in a series that began in 1975 with a custom paint job by Alexander Calder, the man who invented the “mobile” in sculpture. His car was in the room. It was a primary-colored patchwork of Calder boomerangs and looked pretty cute. Koons’s model was there too, a plain white M3 GT2 to be driven by Andy Priaulx. This car can get to 100 miles per hour in three seconds. Koons will give it an added boost with a finish he says will express “the aesthetics of winning.”

Read the full piece on the NY Times site.