Saturday, December 28, 2013

Beautiful Kurt Cobain...


George Clooney dotted by Yayoi Kusama


George Clooney photographed by Emma Summerton and styled by Michael Kucmeroski for the latest issue of W magazine. According to the article, Yayoi Kusama admitted to not being familiar with who George is...

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Pussy Riot, the last rebels...

Photograph: Itar-Tass/Barcroft Media

Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova attended a special post-release press conference. Speaking publicly for the first time since being freed, the Pussy Riot punk band have told journalists in Moscow they still wanted "get rid" of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. "We still want to get rid of him." They said. 

Chapeau !

Are you ready for New Year's Eve?


Some festive shoes from McQueen

"Non Basta Ricordare - Collezione MAXXI" in Rome

AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS.

"Non Basta Ricordare - Collezione MAXXI" an exhibition presented at the MAXXI museum in Rome. The exhibition runs from December 20 to September 28, 2014. 

"Georges Braque: From colour to engraved purity" opens at Le centre d'art la Malmaison


While the Grand Palais in Paris presents an exhibition on Georges Braque, the Cannes Art Centre showcases until 27 April 2014 an exhibition entitled, Georges Braque, magic prints. The exhibition features 250 original prints created between 1921 and 1963.

Fifty years after the death of the artist who was with Picasso, one of the founders of Cubism, this show focuses on his relationship with literature. The exhibition highlights the relationship between the artist and members of the literary avant-garde of the twentieth century including Guillaume Apollinaire, René Char or Francis Ponge...

The exhibition also includes the famous series of sixteen engraving works, inspired by Hesiod's Theogony and commissioned by the publisher Ambroise Vollard in 1932.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bailey’s Stardust at the National Portrait Gallery



The cover of Baileys Stardust. ©Published by the National Portrait Gallery, London. 


‘Spin paintings’ an artwork by Damien Hirst is part of the front cover of David Bailey’s new book, Bailey’s Stardust, which will accompany the photographer’s exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, opening in February. 

David Bailey says of the Hirst painting: ‘Damien was generous in letting me use one of his great spin paintings to create the front cover for my new book – Bailey’s Stardust.’ 

Over 250 images, personally selected and printed by Bailey, will be presented thematically across a series of rooms and will illustrate the extraordinary range of subjects that the photographer has captured throughout his career: actors, writers, musicians, filmmakers, designers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels; many of them famous, some anonymous.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hiroshi Sugimoto on view at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto


The Samsung Museum of Art of Leeum presents a solo exhibition of works by the amazing Hiroshi Sugimoto until 23 March, 2014. This exhibition marks the first time the institution introduces the work of Sugimoto to South-Korea. 

The exhibition brings together the artist’s major photographic series ranging from the late 1970s to the present, featuring his celebrated early works Theaters and Seascapes, as well as Portraits, Lightning Fields, and his recent multimedia installation, Accelerated Buddha among others. 

Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo, Japan) has defined what it means to be a multi-disciplined contemporary artist, blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation, and most recently, architecture. His iconic photographs have bridged Eastern and Western ideologies, tracing the origins of time and societal progress along the way. Preserving and picturing memory and time is a central theme of Sugimoto’s photography, including the ongoing series Dioramas (1976– ), Theaters (1978– ), and Seascapes (1980– ). His work is held in numerous public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The National Gallery, London; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian Institute of Art, Washington, D.C., and Tate, London, among others. He is represented by Pace. 

A Holiday Message from The Getty

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Raf Simons' private ceramics collection goes up for auction at Piasa Rive Gauche in Paris


This is very exciting: Raf Simons' private ceramics collection will be auctioned at Piasa Rive Gauche on 17 December. Dior's current artistic director Raf Simons founded his eponymous menswear label in 1995 and then in 2005, moved to Jil Sander and womenswear Dior in 2012. But before that, Simons started his career as a furniture designer.

'When I was studying industrial design in Genk in the early 1990s, I was lucky enough to be taught by the Belgian ceramicist Piet Stockmans,' explains Simons in the auction catalogue. 'I became interested in furniture designers from the 1950s and 1960s, like Charlotte Perriand or Nakashima, and also in ceramics.' 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Duckie Brown



Victor Nylander lensed by Matthew Kristall and styled by Victoria Sekrier with pieces from Duckie Brown, for the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of SID magazine.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Natural Beauty from Fra Angelico to Monet



The Natural Beauty exhibition presents landscapes and still lifes from the collection of Gustav Rau (1922-2002), a German collector. Gustav Rau is regarded as one of the most exceptional collectors of our times. Masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Van Goyen, Van der Neer, Bonnard, Fantin-Latour, Monet, Liebermann, Sérusier, Vuillard, Sisley, Morandi and others are featured in this show presented at the Groninger Museum, in the Netherlands until 25th May 2014.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dior's 'Secret Garden 2 - Versailles' | Film

National Gallery of Art unveils Chagall mosaic Orphée (1969) in the Sculpture Garden


Marc Chagall, Russian, (1887 - 1985), Orphée, 1969. Stone and glass mosaic, 302.9 x 517.84 cm (119 1/4 x 203 7/8 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington. The John U. and Evelyn S. Nef Collection, 2011.60.104.1-10 

An exhibition celebrating Cartier's history opens in Paris


An exhibition celebrating the golden age of Cartier opened last week at Le Grand Palais in Paris. This beautiful exhibition features hundreds of glimmering treasures, from Grace Kelly's engagement ring to Queen Elizabeth II's tiara. A glamourous must-see if you're in Paris.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Beautiful Stella McCartney dress

Shot by Rory Payne for Vogue UK, December 2013.

The New Contemporaries opens at the ICA



For the fourth year running the ICA welcomes the New Contemporaries exhibition. This year’s selectors Ryan Gander, Chantal Joffe and Nathaniel Mellors have chosen outstanding works by the most promising artists coming out of UK art schools from a range of over 1,500 submissions. 46 artists in total are featured in the exhibition. 

Throughout the exhibition's history a wealth of established artists have participated in New Contemporaries, including Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anthony Gormley, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Mike Nelson and Jane and Louise Wilson; whilst more recent emerging artists including Ed Atkins, Peles Empire, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost have also shown their work.

Participating artists for 2013 are: Aisha Abid Hussain, Rebecca Ackroyd, Thomas Aitchison, Lewis Betts, Jason Brown, Fatma Bucak, Agnes Calf, Lauren Cohen, Patrick Cole, Menna Cominetti, Calum Crawford, Mark Essen, Adham Faramawy, Ophelia Finke, Grant Foster, Archie Franks, Joe Frazer, Kate Hawkins, Adam Hogarth, Catherine Hughes, Antoine L'Heureux, Roman Liška, Lana Locke, Alexandra McNamee, Steven Morgana, Laura O'Neill, Hardeep Pandhal, Julia Parkinson, Joanna Piotrowska, Hannah Regel, Dante Rendle Traynor, Daniela Sarigu, Ferdinand Saumarez Smith, Yves Scherer, Simon Senn, Isabelle Southwood, Josephine Sowden, Marlene Steyn, Matthias Tharang, Shelley Theodore, Esme Toler, Sarah Tynan, Maarten van den Bos, Dominic Watson, Tom Worsfold, Tim Zercie.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Breaking‬: Laure Prouvost announced as winner of Turner Prize 2013



Congratulations !


Transparent house in Californian desert



This is the work of artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua Tree, California. The piece, called “Lucid Stead”, completely transformed the 70-year-old abandoned homesteader shack into a structure that constantly contrasts its surrounding environment, as the light changes throughout the day.

Is Banksy in Paris?


Rumour has it that Banksy's in Paris. The French capital is getting excited... Let's see if it's true or another impostpor... 
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