Saturday was absolutely gorgeous in NYC. We started our day with a quick brunch at 202 — I had the hammy, eggy, cheesy sandwich, an excellent choice after the Wallpaper* Brazil launch — and a quick stop at the Chelsea Market where my friend Matt purchased the tiniest and cutest cup of coffee we’d ever seen. Next, we strolled along part of the High Line, which was gorgeous and filled with meticulously placed wildflowers and greenery but very narrow and cramped. It’s not a place where one can “lay out” and enjoy the sunshine, more of a pass through en route to somewhere more pressing.
Photographs from Make Yourself At Home.
We descended the High Line and caught an art installation by 7Eleven Gallery called Make Yourself At Home — it runs through June 6th. The gallery was transformed into a multiroom home, each room dressed by various artists using objects they’d created. It was perhaps one of the creepiest yet most resourceful art installations I’ve seen since Ryan and I went to the Meth Lab at Deitch Projects last summer. There was a square, miniature “mattress” turned into a fountain, a little animatronic boy contructed or more accurately deconstruted from what seemed like the face of a Teddie Ruxpin doll, and an ethereal woman sleeping in a mesh/glass enclosed case, very much in the vein of Snow White.
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Tagged 7eleven gallery, art, artists, design, Graffiti, ICFF, NYC, street art, the high line, travel
I opened the paper today to a giant photo of a Banksy piece on Essex Street in Chinatown (right around the corner from our place). The proper authorities have been informed (Ryan and Dollar) and are going to investigate. I love living downtown.
Apparently, he’s hit Central Square, too.
Updated: If you’re looking for the Bansky piece, it’s located here, on the back wall of Kaze Shabu Shabu.
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Tagged Banksy, Banksy in Boston, boston street art, Chinatown Boston, Graffiti, location of Banksy piece in Boston, street art
Say what you will about Banksy, the guy’s got smarts. And now, he’s taking them all the way to the big screen with his first film Exit Through The Gift Shop. Described as “the world’s first street art disaster movie,” the film portrays the bawdy existence of street artists, and by the looks of the trailer, it’s going to be a humourous ride. Exit Through The Gift Shop premieres at Sundance (I’m sure to much acclaim — celebs looove Banksy), with limited distribution this spring. Will you be seeing it? I know we will.
Peeped at Wooster Collective.
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Tagged Banksy, Banksy film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Graffiti, Mental Age 13, Paranoid Pictures, street art
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Click here to read our review of MindTheGap at PRISM.
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A few days ago we posted our fabulous gift suggestions for ladies, and in keeping with our holiday theme (notice the falling snow on our background?), we’re following up with our fabulous gift guide for that genteel man in your life. We tried to keep it fanciful and creative, so you won’t find ties, cologne, or socks on our list. But you will find a hand-picked selection of gifts sure to get your guy grinning ear to ear come the holidays.
1 ) Steven Alan Men’s Flannel Holiday Reverse Seam, $168, Steven Alan. 2 ) Three-fold wallet by Paris House, $134, available at Paris House. 3 ) A year’s subscription to Arkitip magazine (every issue is curated by an artist or creative luminary and comes with a cool gift), $95 for 4 issues, Arkitip. 4 ) Vans x R. Crumb “Fritz the Cat” Slip On, € 70.00, Colette. 5 ) Grunge by Michael Lavine (text by Thurston Moore), $24.95, Abrams Image. 6 ) Incase Perforated Snap Case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, $29.95, Incase. 7 ) Ethan Toiletcase by Steve Mono, $150, Opening Ceremony. 8 ) American Youth, Collector Box of 11 films about adolesence selected by Hedi Slimane and MK2 films, €149,99, available at MK2. 9 ) Sandalwood Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl by Taylor of Old Bond Street, $32 and Ivory Silver Tip Shave Brush by Muehle, $61.25, available at Smallflower. 10 ) Climate Project Tee by Marc Jacobs, $28, available at Marc by Marc Jacobs stores.
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Tagged American Youth films by Hedi Slimane, Arkitip magazine, christmas 2009, Climate Project Tee by Marc Jacobs, colette, films about adolesence, gifts, Grunge by Michael Lavine, holiday 2009, holiday gift guide for guys, holidays, Incase Perforated iPhone case, MK2 films, Opening ceremony, Paris House, Steve Mono, Steven Alan, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Vans x R.Crumb
RxArt is a non-profit organization that uses art to promote healing and wellness in healthcare facilities. One of its popular projects is its contemporary artist coloring book, which I recently read about in the Art Issue of W magazine. The second volume of Between the Lines will be released in November, although it’s available for pre-order now through RxArt‘s Web site. Artists such as Dan Colen, Raymond Pettibone, Ed Ruscha, and Kehinde Wiley contributed more than 50 line drawings to be finished by you! According to W, the coloring book comes with a set of crayons designed by KAWS, although I haven’t been able to find any more info about that at the moment.
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Tagged art, artists, Between the Lines coloring book, brian donnelley, KAWS, kid's art, RxArt
For those who celebrate it, we hope you have a scrumptious Thanksgiving! We’ll be back to regular posting after the holidays, watch for our review of the Phil Frost and Barry McGee Show “mindthegap,” now showing at LA’s new PRISM gallery.
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