Friday, May 30, 2008

GAP / Whitney Museum of American Art

Art in the Park. Jim Shi. The Daily. 05.29.08.
excerpted text:

"The 13 tees designed by the likes of Kiki Smith, Marilyn Minter, Cai Guo-Qiang, Kenny Scharf and Glenn Ligon (plus Close and Koons) will be displayed in Bryant Park from today through June 4. Displayed with biographies, they will promote Gap Inc.'s ever-increasing affiliation with the arts through its Gap and Banana Republic brands while encouraging visitors to 'experience works of art among the trees.'"

Topshop / Helmut Newton

Topshop and Helmut Newton collaboration. Fashion United. 05.22.08.
excerpted text:

"From 10th June, The Helmut Newton Foundation will re-create one of Helmut Newton’s photographic concepts. In the early 70s, the ‘Newton Machine’ was first developed by Newton. Reflecting his mocking approach towards fashion, the machine allows the model to become subject, stylist and photographer simultaneously. Staged in a photographic studio at the Oxford Street flagship store, the machine will be available to Topshop customers."

"Working closely with Helmut Newton’s long-time agent Tiggy Maconochie and his long-standing assistant Fifi, the set-up will be as close to the original concept as possible. Images taken by shopper will be displayed in a store gallery and on"

Alessandro Dell'Acqua / Vanessa Beecroft

Malo Names Dell'Acqua Creative Director. By Godfrey Deeny. Fashion Wire Daily. 05.29.08.
excerpted text:

"Alessandro has also successfully married art and fashion, designing all the shoes for Vanessa Beecroft’s happening VB46 in the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles – the only items the models wore in that event."

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Keith Haring

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Keith Haring. Houston Street and Bowery Mural. 05.04-12.21.08. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Andre Courreges

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Ace of Space. WWD. 05.27.08. 
excerpted text:

"André Courrèges has unveiled his latest brand of monumental designs, in the form of 18 vividly colored abstract sculptures. The works, created by Courrèges throughout the Nineties, are on show in Paris' André-Citroën park, and include "Pink Triangle Cat," a naive nod to the designer's iconic trapeze dress. Three electric car prototype designs by Coqueline Courrèges also form part of the exhibit, which ends June 8."

Vogue Russia Art Issue

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Vogue Russia. Art issue. May 2008. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Giorgio Armani / Andy Warhol

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Giorgio Armani. Interview. June / July 2008. 

"Artists love artistry, so Andy Warhol loved making portraits of great creators. An iconic subject reflects on his image". (Giorgio Armani)

"Andy  stopped me  in a corridor for 10 seconds and took a photo to work of, and when the final photo was bought by GFT, he make quite a lot of money!" (Giorgio Armani)

"That is what Warhol portraits do: They elevate the subject into an icon of the pop culture he was documenting." (Giorgio Armani)

"He was not an art snob, and I liked that. He didn't think that being commercially popular meant that he was somehow less of an artist. This is very much my philosophy as a fashion designer. I have never believed in design for design's sake." (Giorgio Armani)

"Making money is art, and working is art, and good business is the best art." (Andy Warhol)

"For myself, I can say that the secret is to remain true to your aesthetic vision, so that people can see that you really believe passionately in what you are doing. That way, they cab relate to your style. For me , this has meant not only adopting new fabric technology and ideas in clothing design but also applying my design vision to cars, furniture, flowers - even cakes! - and exploring collaborations outside the word of fashion, with film and football, for example. Andy's work shows a similar creative approach. He had a stye and he then applied it to different subjects in a way that was both recognizable and innovative at the same time. Anyone who is passionate about what they do will have a better chance of connecting with future generations than those who simply follow transient trends. At least their work will have a distinctive character, and this is what people respond to, I believe." (Giorgio Armani)

Superheroes / Metropolitan Museum of Art / Giorgio Armani

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Superheroes Fashion and Fantasy. Sponsored by Giorgio Armani. Armani Exchange. Broadway, New York. 

Prada / James Jean

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Bluhende Phantasie. Lea Gross. Vogue Germany. June 2006. 

Diane von Furstenberg / Francois-Marie Banier

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Diane von Furstenberg. West Houston Street, New York. 

Diane von Furstenberg. Francois-Marie Banier. Natalia Vodianova. 

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs: A fashion force to be reckoned with. Melanie Rickey. The Independent. 05.26.08.
excerpted text:

"In a talk to Central Saint Martins students in London last week, Jacobs said that the corporate bods upstairs at LV didn't want to do the Sprouse graffiti bags. 'But we just did it. I thought, 'If they fire me, it won't be the first time'. And $300m in sales later, they thought it was a good idea.'" (Melanie Rickey, Marc Jacobs"

"He's made the art/fashion collaboration valid yet enjoyably populist in contemporary fashion." (Melanie Rickey)

"Who cares what the references are? I hate references, they're boring. If a girl wants to wear it, then it's valid. (Marc Jacobs)

Louis Vuitton / RIchard Prince

Arm Candy Alert! The Daily. 05.27.08.
excerpted text:

"The French fashion and accessories house, which tapped Richard Prince to design a collection of handbags for spring, is offering a limited-edition style to celebrate the artist's first major UK solo exhibition from June 26 to September 7, entitled "Continuation," at the Serpentine Gallery."

"Only 50 of the ostrich and canvas Jamais bags are available, each numbered and signed by the artist. They will be sold exclusively at Vuitton's Sloane Street store in London during Prince's solo show. Priced at 9,000 pounds, or about $17,800, a portion of proceeds from the Jamais bags will benefit the Serpentine."

Andy Warhol / Christie's

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Andy Warhol / Christie's.
excerpted text:

"Christie's dominates the market for Andy Warhol, holding records for eight of the top ten most expensive works by Warhol ever sold at auction".  

Green Car Crash - Green Burning Car I, 1963. $71,720,000

Lemon Marilyn, 1962. $28,040,000

Liz, 1963. $23,561,000

Mao, 1972. $17,376,000

Orange Marilyn, 1962. $16,256,000

Elvis 2 Times, 1963. $15,721,000

Sixteen Jackies, 1964. $15,696,000

Mustard Race Riot, 1963. $15,127,500

Small Torn Campell's Soup Can (Pepper Pot), 1962. $11,776,000

Muhammad Ali, 1978. $9,225,000

Large Flowers, 1964. $8,476,000

Double Marlon, 1966. Sold on May 13, 2008. 

Alexander McQueen

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Hail McQueen. By Bridget Foley. W. June 2006. 
excerpted text:

"My relationships with producers or photographers - these are relationships that took years. I've had good times; I've had bad times. If I do a bad show, they're still there. And that's what to me friendship is about. I love what it's about."

Modern & Contemporary Prints

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Modern & Contemporary Prints. Bloomsbury Auctions, London. 06.18.08. 

Monday, May 26, 2008


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Rainbow. Bill Cunningham. The New York Times. 05.25.08.
excerpted text:

"All over the city, people with an individual concept of dress are embracing color, often exuberant stripes. Institutions are following suit: vivid fluorescent tubes fill the windows of a store at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street; at the Museum of Modern Art, the floor of the garden lobby is gally striped. "

No Milk Today

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No Milk Today. Volume 1, Issue 1. Poster. 

Hogan vs. Sol Lewitt

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Hogan. Spring Street, New York.

Sol Lewitt, "123454321+"

Christian Lacroix

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Arles' Hometown Boy. Miles Socha. WWD Scoop. Spring 2008. 
excerpted text:

"The charming souther French town on the western edge of Provence, is chockablock with reminders of one of its most famous sons, perhaps newer more so than this summer, when the Musee Reattu hosts a sprawling and autobiographical Lacroix exhibition May 17 to October 31." 

"What's more, the famous international photography festival, Les Rancontres d'Arles, July 8-September 14, will be curated this year by Lacroix, who believes that behind every good dress lies a powerful image or two."

1 2 3 4, art is at your Gap store

1 2 3 4, art is at your Gap store. The Star. By Stephen Marche, 05.24.08.
excerpted text:

"The Gap's new campaign is only a mainstream version of what Louis Vuitton has been doing for years, using artists as marketing devices. In 2005, LV hired Vanessa Beecroft to stage a performance art piece at the opening of a store on the Champs Elysée – she placed nude models on the shelves. The great Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has designed window displays for them. The most startling room in the new Takashi Murakami show in Brooklyn is the Louis Vuitton boutique right in the middle of the museum. It sells handbags he designed, drawing no distinction between his artworks and commercial products." 

"This is all cheeky and wonderful from the point of view of the corporation, but in what position does it leave the artist? It's not just that art has become suffused with money – a practice market for those who love markets so much they want to spend their recreation hours buying and selling. Art has always had to deal with commerce. The difference is that artists are now aspiring to be the CEOs of their work, as conceptualizers, organizers, synthesists, and packagers of other people's labour. Cai Guo-Qiang, the great Chinese gunpowder artist specializes in works that are so large they require teams to construct or perform. Damien Hirst conceived of a skull covered in diamonds, so he hired Bond St. jewellers to make one. Hirst gave the piece its name, For the Love of God, he set the price ($100 million) and he sold it on to a consortium. Conceiving and naming and selling are his jobs, not the business of fabrication. Beauty, like everything else, has been outsourced."

"In the realms of both luxury goods and art, the whole notion of the hand-made has become quaint, an old-fashioned notion like dressing for dinner or saving yourself for marriage. Murakami has argued that the idea of authenticity in art, and the lines it draws between art and design, original and fake, are Western constructs, destined to lose place in an increasingly globalized art world. That may well be true, but there are Western processes at work, as well, notably the triumph of consumer capitalism and the reduction of all things to cash value."

"There's a nearly perfect analogue to the current condition of art and commerce in one of the West's oldest myths, the story of Erisichthon from Ovid's Metamorphoses. As punishment for destroying a sacred grove of trees, Erisichthon is cursed by the gods with a terrible affliction: Famine is put in his belly. The more he eats the more he wants to eat. He begins to sell off all his possessions for food, including his daughter. Neptune has granted her the ability to change shapes at will. So Erisichthon sells her as a bull or a beautiful deer and she transforms back into herself and returns to her father to be sold again. She finds herself conjured into beauties in order to feed an insatiable hunger. Just so: The artist in his or her many varied transformations feeds the endless consumption which no glut can sate. No amount of diamond skulls or cherry-blossom handbags or Gap T-shirts will fill our inner, endless hunger for things and more things. Erisichthon can't save himself from his hunger, no matter how often he sells his daughter. In the end he eats his own guts. The myth doesn't say what happens to his daughter."

Louis Vuitton sales don't suffer in downturn

Louis Vuitton sales don't suffer in downturn. San Fransisco Chronicla.By Al Saracevic, Suzanne Herel, Victoria Colliver, Ilana DeBare and Steve Corder.05.25.08.
excerpted text:

"This is a very relevant question today. If you look at what's been disclosed over the last several months by the high-end department stores, and you see their results, there are some challenges clearly in the luxury industry. Some areas in the U.S. seem to be a little bit more challenging than others. But with respect to Vuitton, so far this year has been in double-digit growth. We're continuing with our investment plans as we have laid them out last year. We're not stopping." (Daniel Lalonde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton North America)

"I'd point out three in particular. We've had a very successful collaboration with (American artist) Richard Prince. These bags are still in our stores. They go from about $2,000 to $5,000. It's a one-shot, meaning it will come in the network, we'll sell them all and it goes away." (Daniel Lalonde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton North America)

"There's another one in that same vein that is a collaboration with (Japanese artist) Takashi Murakami. Marc Jacobs and Takashi designed a pattern for Vuitton which is based on the monogram, but it's very unique and it's called Monogramoflage. This is not in the stores yet. (It will be available June 15.)" (Daniel Lalonde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton North America)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Uniqlo / UT Project

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UT Project. 
excerpted text:

01. Sandpepp / 20 / Student, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series. 

05. Med / 20 / DJ, Keith Haring Series.

14. Michael / 29 / Photographer, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series

16. Keit / 23 / Photographer, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series.

18. Nicholis / 26 / Bartender, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series.

20. Morgan / 19 / Student, Keith Haring Series.

22. Austin / 20 / Filmmaker, Keith Haring Series.

23. Jaiko / 35 / DJ, Jean-Michel Basquiat.

24. Darren / 25 / Photographer, Keith Haring Series.

33. Lucy / 23 / Visual Merchandiser, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series.

37. David / 24 / Intern, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series. 

38. Lily / 25 / Fashion Designer, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series. 

41. Zachary / 26 / Sales Assistant, Keith Haring Series. 

48. Jason / 25 / Musician, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series. 

51. Rebecca / 31 / Musician, Jean-Michel Basquiat Series.

Olafur Eliasson

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Take Your Time. Olafur Eliasson. MOMA. West Houston and MacDougall Street, New York. 

Olafur Eliasson at MoMA & PS1: Seeing Yourself Seeing

Marc Jacobs / Andy Warhol / Interview

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Men. Bleecker Street, New York.

Superheroes / Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Super-Duper Comic Relief at the Met's Superheroes Show. Lynn Yeager. Village Voice. 05.20.08.
excerpted text:

"Even under these challenging circumstances, the Met remains determinedly high-concept; the topic may be pop, but the execution remains." (Lynn Yeager)

"Well, what do you know? Can it be mere coincidence that a spidery glass-and-crystal dress by Signor Giorgio Armani is prominently featured in the 'Graphic Body' tableau? Oh, and look—isn't that gunmetal frock with enormous round shoulders by the same designer? Armani just happens to be the sponsor of this exhibit! (Far better to have included one of his iconic '80s women's suits, the uniform that saw a generation of empowered females ascend the career ladder. Now that was an armored body.) Well, count your blessings—if Ralph Lauren had sponsored the show, we'd be getting metallic equestrian jackets and spiderweb jodhpurs." (Lynn Yeager)

"Oh, well. These sponsored shows raise so much money for the Costume Institute that Koda has told me wearily on more than one occasion that without this financing, there would be no Costume Institute at all." (Lynn Yeager)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thomas Demand / Hedi Slimane / Peter Saville / Hans Ulrich Obrist / Cristina Bechtler

Art, Fashion and Work for Hire. Thomas Demand, Peter Saville, Hedi Slimane, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Cristina Bechtler in conversation. 
excerpted text:

"They discuss their work and motivation in a conversation in Berlin with the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the editor Cristina Bechtler, and also share their views on new forms of creativity, cross-border endeavors, fashion, architecture, photography, political art and many more subjects."

Book released July 4, 2008. 

Friday, May 23, 2008

Marc Jacobs / Andy Warhol / Interview

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Women. Bleecker Street, New York. 

Part 1, Contemporary Art / Phillips de Pury & Company

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Part 1 Contemporary Art. Phillip de Pury & Company. New York.  May 15, 2008. 

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Amphotericin B, 1993, Damien Hirst. 
Gloss household paint on canvas. Estimate $3,000,000-4,000,00. Sold for $3.177,000.

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Superflat Monogram, 2004. Takashi Murakami. 
Acrylic on canvas mounted on board. Estimate $700,000-900,000. Sold for $724,200.

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Gun, 1981-1982. Andy Warhol.
Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas. Estimate $400,000-600,000. Unsold. 

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Untitled (Fallen Angel), 1981.Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Acrylic and oilstick on canvas. Estimate $8,000,000-12,000,000. Sold for $11,241,000.

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Jime Beam - Caboose, 1986. Jeff Koons. 
Stainless steel and bourbon. Estimate $1,200,000-1,800,000. Sold for $1,385,000.

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Untitles aaaa, 1992. Damien Hirst.
Cardboard boxes, plastic and glass drug bottles.Estimate $800,000-1,200,000. Unsold.

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Beautiful Androgynous Hermaphrodite Painting, 2005. Damien Hirst.
Gloss household paint on canvas. Estimate $400,000-600,000. Sold for $481,000.

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Untitled, 1987. Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Acrylic oilstick on color copy collage on canvas. Estimate $2,000,000-3,000,000. Sold for $2,281,000.

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New Shelton Wet/Dry 10 Gallon, 1981-1986. Jeff Koons.
Vacuum cleaner, neon fluorescent tubes in plexiglass vitrine. Estimate $1,500,000-2,000,000. Sold for $2,673,000.

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Posterity - The Holy Place, 2006. Damien Hirst
Butterflies and gloss household paint on canvas. Estimate $1,000,000-1,500,000. Sold for $1,441,000.

Philip-Loroca diCorcia

Philip-Loroca diCorcia. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Press Release. 05.23.08. 
excerpted text:

"This exhibition features works from his key series of the past twenty years including Hustlers, Streetwork, Heads, and Lucky 13. His merging of a high degree of photographic preconception with the happenstance of street casting has become an influential mode of contemporary practice and secured diCorcia's place in photography's pantheon. For example, in his series Hustlers (1990–92), diCorcia selected locations along Santa Monica Boulevard, typically at twilight or night. The artist would then cast hustlers on the streets around him as his subjects. LACMA's exhibition is the first showing of a powerful installation of 1,000 of the artist's Polaroid photographs, titled Thousand."

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld to exhibit his photos at Versailles.gogoparis. 05.23.08.
excerpted text:

"From 10 June to 7 September, a selection of 40 black-and-white photos by the Kaiser of the Chateau and its gardens will be presented in the apartments of Mme de Maintenon."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tar Mag

All in the name of art. WWD. 05.21.08.
excerpted text:

"The premiere issue of tar mag — the new biannual arts title from BlackBook magazine founder Evanly Schindler — will feature Benicio del Toro on the cover, shot by Julian Schnabel. Other contributors include Juergen Teller, Terry Richardson, Matthew Barney and Ryan McGinley, who shot a 30-page portfolio of unclothed models (obviously in the name of art) for the first issue, out in October.Susan Cappa, formerly of Vogue, is publisher of tar mag, Zoe Wolff from Domino is executive editor, Neville Wakefield is the creative director and Bill Powers has been tapped as artistic director."

Vivienne Westwood / Le Book

Vivienne Westwood designs Le Book. Fashion United. 05.21.08.
excerpted text:

"For the design of Le Book London 2008, Westwood choose a series of images linked to her 'Active Resistance to Propaganda' cultural manifesto in which she argues that art and culture are the antidote to propaganda and the secret of civilisation. This is the first time that a British designer has been chosen to 'dress' Le Book."

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prada / James Jean - Part 8

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Prada Eyewear, 2008. 

Chanel Mobile Art - Tokyo

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Chanel Mobile Art. Mengly Taing. WWD Scoop. Spring 2008. 
excerpted text:

May 31-July 4. National Yoyogi Stadium Olympic Plaza, 2-1-1 Jinnan, Tokyo.