Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Eres / Vanessa Beecroft

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Eres. Wooster Street, New York. 

John Varvatos / Rene Magritte

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John Varvatos, Greene Street, New York.

Louis Vuitton / Takashi Murakami

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Louis Vuitton. Fifth Avenue, New York. 

Diane von Furstenberg/ Francois-Marie Banier

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Diane von Furstenberg F/W 2008. 

Friday, November 7, 2008

Susan Sonntag

Regarding the Pain of Others. Susan Sontag. Published by Picador, 2003. 
Excepted text:

"The less polished pictures are not only welcomed as possessing a special kind of authenticity. Some may compete with the best, so permissive are the standards for a memorable, eloquent picture."

Juergen Teller / Marc Jacobs - Part 9

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Marc Jacobs F/W 2008. 

Moon / Juergen Teller

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Excerpt from Moon. Juergen Teller. Tar, Fall 2008. 

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Elizabeth Peyton

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Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton. New Museum, New York. 10.08.08-01.11.09.  

Comme des Garcons SHIRT / Tauba Auerbach

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Comme des Garcons SHIRT / Tauba Auerbach

Alles Gleich Schwer - Helmut Lang / Absolut

Photographs by Sesse Lind

In an Absolut World / Alles Gleich Schwer. Helmut Lang. Virtual Platform Launch. 09.30.08. 

Chanel / Zaha Hadid

"Inject Relevance Back into Architecture". By Lukasz Swiderski. The Hoya, 11.04.08. 
excerpted text: 

“The pavilion sets out to drape an aura of refinement over a cynical marketing gimmick. Surveying its self-important exhibits, you can’t help but hope that the era of exploiting the so-called intersection of architecture, art and fashion is finally over.” (Nicolai Ouroussoff)

Chanel Mobile Art

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Chanel Mobile Art. Chanel Spring Street, New York

Gucci vs. Paul Bury

Paul Bury, Palais Royal, Paris

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Gucci, 5th Avenue, New York

Elizabeth Peyton / Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs by Elizabeth Peyton, 2004

Portrait included in Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton. Exhibition on view at the New Museum, New York, through 01.11.09. 

Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton. Press Release. 
excerpted text: 

"From her earliest portraits of musicians like Kurt Cobain, Liam Gallagher, and Jarvis Cocker to more recent paintings featuring friends and figures from the worlds of art, fashion, cinema, and politics including Rirkrit Tiravanija, Matthew Barney, and Marc Jacobs, Elizabeth Peyton's body of work presents a chronicle of America at the end of the last century. A painter of modern life, Peyton's small, jewel-like portraits are also intensely empathetic, intimate, and even personal. Together, her works capture an artistic zeitgeist that reflects the cultural climate of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries."

Prada / Fallen Shadows / James Lima

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Prada / Fallen Shadows / James Lima

Monday, October 20, 2008

Alles Gleich Schwer / Helmut Lang / Absolut

Courtesy of Absolut

In an Absolut World Alles Gleich Schwer by Helmut Lang. Produced by Absolut. 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Louis Vuitton v.s. Dan Flavin

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Louis Vuitton. 5th Avenue, New York, NY.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf: Guys and Dolls. By Elva Ramirez. Wall Street Journal. 06.18.08.
excerpted text:

"Maverick Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have cultivated a reputation for showing whimsical clothes in highly theatrical runway settings. So when London's Barbican Art Gallery approached the duo for a retrospective, the quirky designers wanted to do something playful. The result: A three-story playhouse showcasing dolls dressed in miniature Viktor & Rolf designs." (Elva Ramirez)

Art News

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$25 Billion and Counting. By Eileen Kinsella. Art News. May 2008. 
excerpted text:

"Auction sales are what one dealer calls the 'visible part of the iceberg'. But how big is the rest of it? According to dealers, auction house experts , and other advisers, the private art market is exponentially larger - fueled by increasing demand from Russia, Asia, the Middle East, and other emerging markets."(Eileen Kinsella)

'Christie's and Sotheby's, which dominate the global auction business, reported more than $12 billion in combined sales last year. Christie's said that about four-fifths, or slightly more than $5 billion, of its $6.3 billion total came from fine-art sales." (Eileen Kinsella)

'It's impossible to know how big the private art market is. I would estimate that it's two to three times the auction market" (Arne Glimcher, Chairman of Pace Wilderstein)

"Hardly anyone spends $50 million on artwork and stops buying" (Arne Glimcher)

"In our view, the art business and the number of people around the world who buy works of art will continue to grow exponentially." (Marc Porter, President of Chritie's Americas)

"The United States has retained its leading share of the market over the past ten years." (TEFAF Report)

"One of the most significant developments in terms of market share has been the rise of China, now ' the world's fourth largest global art market, with 5 percent of world sales by value'". (Eileen Kinsella)

'These works can freely circulate, and this is incredibly important. Many people who bought Old Masters have switched to buying contemporary art". (Jonathan Mennell, Founder and Director of Sotheby's Rome).  

"Top collectors from the United Arab Emirates, Beirut, Jordan, and other Gulf states know most of the galleries in Dubai. They tend to focus on Arab art or art from the Gulf region, Iran, Lebanon." (John Martin, Director of Art Dubai Fair)

"What the auctions do for us is really solidify prices. It's much easier when there is some public record." (David Zwirner, New York dealer)

"When demand for an artist is so intense that there are gallery waiting lists, a 'premature secondary market' can develop, particularly at auction, with prices skewed to the high end" (Neal Meltzer, art adviser)