Charles Lutz Re-Make/Re-Model Opening !!

By Editor in Art on February 9th, 2012 | No Comments »

Charles Lutz Equivocal Voids Brillo BoxNew York artist Charles Lutz is having an opening Re-Make/Re-Model tonight (Thursday, 02.09.2012) from 6-8pm at Hionas Gallery (89 Franklin Street) in Tribeca.

Since I last covered his work, Charles has been working a lot and on some amazing new work, including stainless steel glossy black Brillo boxes, an insanely cool series of all black “sex” paintings, and on a series entitled Aftermath, which I love.

For more information and imagery, check out his official site.

Doug Aitken | Black Mirror feat Chloe Sevigny

By Editor in Art, Video on October 16th, 2011 | No Comments »

Long x Boy by Teddy Fitzhugh

By Editor in Art, Fashion on October 11th, 2011 | No Comments »

Long x Boy by Teddy FitzHughCheck out this gallery of images by Teddy Fitzhugh taken of guys and girls wearing items from the collaboration we posted on in the Spring between Long and Boy London. Check out that post here. (more…)

Tobias Wong @ SFMOMA

By Editor in Art, Fashion on July 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

Ju$t Another Rich Kid + Tobias Wong @ SFMoMAIf you’re in San Francisco, stop by SFMoMA before 07.24.11 to see the Tobias Wong exhibit that features the original Ju$t Another Rich Kid project Indulgences (for the man who has absolutely everything!) that Tobias collaborated on.

Arguably contemporary design’s most nimble provocateur, Tobias Wong staged his debut in 2001 and continued — until his untimely death at age 35 in 2010 — to produce an extraordinary body of work he designated “paraconceptual” and “postinteresting.” Drawing inspiration from various anti-art practices, Wong probed and subverted design’s complicity with the culture of late capitalism, exposing its smoke and mirrors while exercising his own sleight of hand.

Read more and get more info on SFMoMA‘s official site.

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.