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

Charles Lutz | Charts, Price Lists, Corrections, and other Relevant Statements

By Editor in Art on July 8th, 2010 | No Comments »

Charles Lutz Well Oiled MachineIf you’re in town this weekend, stop by the Five Myles Gallery in Brooklyn to check out a solo show by one of our favorite artists Charles Lutz.

Taking place at Brooklyn’s Five Myles Gallery, “Charts, Price Lists, Corrections, and other Relevant Statements” is the most significant and ambitious exhibition of new work by the artist to date. The series is a prelude to the artist’s allegorical based paintings to be shown this November at Gallerie Nordine Zidoun in Luxembourg.

In this most recent series “Charts, Price Lists, Corrections, and other Relevant Statements” Lutz takes a closer look at the monetary figures and rhetoric that have come to characterize the Contemporary Art Auction Market today. Each painting features a carefully selected document from the Contemporary Art auction market, ready-made subjects that include quotes, images and price lists disseminated by auction houses in pamphlets and catalogs.

Read more on the Facebook event page for the opening and make sure to check out Lutz‘s site for more images of works in the show.

“Charts, Price Lists, Corrections, and other Relevant Statements”
Charlez Lutz
Five Myles Gallery (558 Saint Johns Place)
07.10 – 08.01.10
Opening: Saturday 07.10.10 5-8pm

SIREN @ Anna Kustera

By Editor in Art on June 30th, 2010 | No Comments »

Narcissister Anna Kustera Yes, that’s a picture of the famed (or is it infamous?) New York performance artist Narcissister from The Box. All we know is stuff goes places then comes out. You’ve already seen the pic, so use your imagination.

A show entitled SIREN featuring work by Narcissister and three other artists (Dineo Bopape,
Sally Dennison
, and Pinar Yolacan) opens tomorrow from 6-8pm with a performance by none other than Narcissister. So if you’ve missed her at The Box (like us) stop by the gallery. We’re dying to see what the hype is all about.

SIREN
Various artists
Anna Kustera (520 West 21st Street)
07.01 – 08.06.10
Opening: 07.01.10 from 6-8pm