Thursday, September 29, 2011

Prada Spring 2012 amazing shoes

Pink Floyd's pig is back

An inflatable pig flies above Battersea Power Station in a recreation of Pink Floyd's 'Animals' album cover on September 26th, 2011 in London, England.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quote of the week: Courtney Love on Marc Jacobs

"Marc sent me & Kurt his entire Perry Ellis Grunge collection. We burned it." - Courtney Love

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jil Sander Spring 2012 collection inspired by Picasso

When I was telling you there are no boundaries between art and fashion. It is the first time that the Picasso estate has allowed the use of the Picasso's drawings on the Vallauris ceramics made by the artist.  The result is stunning !

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quote of the week:

"I am disgusted. I have no other words. I am disgusted and embarrassed: How can Italy tolerate Silvio Berlusconi and his bevy of girls." Anna Wintour on Silvio Berlusconi in La Repubblica.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Preview of Paris Photo - Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin, Pentax Calendar 1980, 1980
Archival pigment print, from an edition of 18
Estate of Guy Bourdin, Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery
Exposant/ exhibitor : Michael Hoppen Gallery

Thursday, September 22, 2011

William Eggleston’s "Untitled (Glass in Airplane)"

William Eggleston’s “Untitled (Glass in Airplane)

Davidelfin s/s 12 - Katharsis

I heart this look and the whole collection !

agnès b. presents Jonas Mekas’s This Side of Paradise

agnès b. is a great friend of the arts. With that in mind, the NYC gallery presents “This Side of Paradise,” an exhibition of photo prints taken from original 16mm film from Jonas Mekas’ celebrated film “This Side of Paradise: Fragments of an Unfinished Biography” (1999). The exhibition will mark the first time these rare and personal images of the Kennedy and Radziwill families are on view in NYC in their entirety.
Jonas Mekas talks about the beginning of this project, from a page in his diaries.
“Unpredictably, as most of my life’s key events have been, for a period of several years in the late 60s and early 70s, I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy’s and her sister Lee Radziwill’s families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship. The time was still very close to the untimely, tragic, death of John F. Kennedy. Jackie wanted to give something to her children to do, to help to ease the transition of life without a father. One of her thoughts was that movie camera would be fun for the children. Peter Beard, who was at that time tutoring John Jr. and Caroline in art history, suggested to Jackie that I was the man to introduce the children to cinema. Jackie said yes. And that’s how it all began. I bought them a very easily operable 16mm movie camera, and even wrote a “mini-textbook” suggesting some simple movie exercises…
The images in the exposition, with a few exceptions, they all come from the summers Caroline and John Jr. spent in Montauk, with their cousins Anthony and Tina Radziwill, in an old house Lee rented from Andy Warhol, for a few summers. Andy himself spent many of his weekends there, in one of the cottages, as did Peter Beard, whom the children had adopted almost like their older brother or a father they missed. There were summers of happiness, joy and continuous celebrations of life and friendships. These are ‘Little Fragments of Paradise.’ “—Jonas Mekas
To coincide with the New York show, there will be a special screening of “This Side of Paradise: Fragments of an Unfinished Biography,” along with “Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol” (1963–1999) at Anthology Film Archives at 7:30 PM on October 13, 2011.
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue New York, NY
Let me know if you attend the preview and what you think about the show !

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MoMA de Kooning retrospective

The MoMA presents the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition features an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist’s development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. Bringing together nearly 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum’s entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet. 

Representing nearly every type of work de Kooning made, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Among these are the artist’s most famous, landmark paintings—among them Pink Angels(1945), Excavation (1950), and the celebrated third Woman series (1950–53)—plus in-depth presentations of all his most important series, ranging from his figurative paintings of the early 1940s to the breakthrough black-and-white compositions of 1948–49, and from the urban abstractions of the mid 1950s to the artist’s return to figuration in the 1960s, and the large gestural abstractions of the following decade. Also included is de Kooning’s famous yet largely unseen theatrical backdrop, the 17-foot-square Labyrinth (1946).

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tilda Swinton at the Pringle of Scotland show - London Fashion Week

Here is a rare picture of this morning Pringle of Scotland Show at London Fashion Week. Doesn't Tilda look amazing? I think she does.

I am also so looking forward to the Tom Ford's first-ever "public" show.


I am back and in full swing after some much needed holiday ! Hope to hear back from you all too soon !

Friday, September 2, 2011

Late summer holidays in California

Maurizio Cattelan - Hollywood installation

I am finally taking some holidays basically from tomorrow to mid-September, in California... But stay tuned, don't leave, keep following Art is Alive because I'll keep publishing news eventhough I'll be "cruising" the West coast !

Hollywood sign - L.A

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Prada Marfa by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset

Jackie by Vik Muniz

Vik Muniz, Jackie (Pictures of Diamonds), 2005. Estimated at $100,000 to $150,000. Photo: Courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Company. Under the Influence auction. September 2011.
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