Karlheinz Weinberger | Intimate Stranger

By Editor in Art, Fashion on February 9th, 2011 | No Comments »

Karlheinz Weinberger Intimate StrangerUpdate: we forgot to mention that our friend Anna Kustera, who has been instrumental in getting Weinberger‘s work out, is also opening a show at her gallery. The opening party is Friday, 02.11.11 from 6-8pm at Anna Kustera Gallery (520 West 21st Street). Click here for more info.

We don’t officially cover art anymore, but the work in Intimate Stranger, the Karlheinz Weinberger show that opened last night at the Swiss Institute is about as fashion as art gets. If you’re into men’s fashion and you’ve never heard of Weinberger or seen his photos, you need to check this show out.

In 1958, Weinberger met members of a small band of teenagers and began photographing them both at his home, as well as at the public parks and fairgrounds where the group gathered. In post-war Switzerland, these self-named “rebels” (referred to by the Swiss as “Halbstark” or “half strong”) were comprised of working class boys and girls dissatisfied by the conservative climate of the day. They adopted a powerful gang identity expressed in their self styled and homemade clothing–embellished jeans, motorcycle jackets, enlarged belt buckles, –which referenced and emulated American icons Marlon Brando (in The Wild One), James Dean (in Rebel Without a Cause), Elvis Presley (in the film and album Jailhouse Rock).

Read all about it and get more info on dates and time on the Swiss Institute‘s site.

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By Editor in Art, Fashion on November 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

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CHARLES LUTZ | WHAT MAKES AN ICON?

By Editor in Art on November 6th, 2010 | No Comments »

Charles Lutz What Makes An IconIf you’re walking around New York anytime during the next month, check out the installation What Makes An Icon by Brooklyn artist Charles Lutz.

What Makes an Icon? is the first large-scale installation project by Charles Lutz in New York. The project encompasses 4 billboards throughout New York City as well as a full-page advertisement in the November issue of Art Forum International. The project explores the idea of re-advertising, communicating to his audience through the traditional advertising mediums of the billboard and magazine ad.

For more info, check out Lutz‘s site.

The billboards can be found at the following locations: 1) “Hangman” 49 Prince Street @ Mulberry Street 2) “What Makes an Icon?” 282 Hudson Street @ Dominick Street 3) “Is Jeff Koons Charles Lutz’s Ed Paschke?” 29th Street @ 8th Ave 4) “The End of Art” (Memento Mori) 38th Street @ 8th Ave NY, NY.

Hedi Slimane | His Gaze

By Editor in Art, Fashion, Interview on July 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

Hedi Slimane His GazeCheck out this interview and photos by fashion-it man Hedi Slimane that are currently featured in a piece called His Gaze on Japanese fashion blog high fashion online.

As of June 2010, Los Angeles is Hedi Slimane‘s stronghold. He has traveled across the globe and pursued various professions in order to seek a sense of unity within contemporary consciousness. Slimane is truly a modern Renaissance Man. Here he shares with us his insights on the Internet-age fashion, music, self-expression, and more.

Read more and check out the images here and here.

Homunculi @ Canada Gallery

By Editor in Art on July 9th, 2010 | No Comments »

Matt Greene Canada GalleryWhile we’re back on a mini art tip, stop by Canada Gallery to see Homunculi, featuring the work of Alison Sculnik (check out her video for Grizzly Bear‘s Ready Able here that was recently part of Creative Time‘s At 44 1/2 public art project), Matt Greene, Ruby Neri, and Matthew Ronay.

Check out Canada Gallery‘s site for more info.

Homunculi
Various Artists
Canada Gallery (55 Chrystie Street)
Through 07.11.10