Friday, April 30, 2010

Alan Ruiz

Cave«, 2009 by Alan Ruiz.

Haim Steinbach

“A defining moment 1”, 2008 by Haim Steinbach. Plastic laminated wood shelf, 2 resin cast “Degas” sculptures, 2 rubber dog chews, polystone rhinoceros.

Amanda Wachob Tattoo

Web portfolio of Amanda Wachob tattoo work

Richard Prince ‘Tiffany Paintings’ at Gagosian Gallery

Richard Prince will open his new paintings and related newsprint collages, entitled ‘Tiffany Paintings’, at Gagosian Gallery ’s Madison Avenue in New York on May 7th 2010. The image of the painting above, entitled ‘The Moon’, is as Prince puts it himself, ”These things looked like something that should be painted.”

Prince first attracted attention in the early 1980s with images re-photographed from magazine ads, through which he defined for himself the concepts of authorship, ownership, and aura. Applying his understanding of the complex transactions of representation to the making of art, he has evolved a unique signature filled with echoes of other signatures yet that is unquestionably his own. The highly anticipated show will run through until June 19th 2010.

Begun in 2004 at the juncture of the Nurse and De Kooning paintings and evolving through the Canal Zone and After Darkseries, the Tiffany paintings reflect Prince’s continuing attentiveness to the recurring patterns and suggestive potential of advertising, honed by years of perusing newspapers and magazines. These almost abstract, monochrome paintings treat the plain yet distinctive ads that New York’s most famous jewelry brand has run daily for many years in the upper right hand corner of the same page of The New York Times, while echoing associations with another classic, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, whose object of desire Holly Golightly lures admirers only to elude them later.

Prince’s Tiffany paintings are terse, tenuous combines of material reference and literary allusion comprising, in addition to the aforementioned Tiffany ads, scanned news events, obituaries, and the occasional autobiographical note. This field of reference is then painted over in a manner evocative of post-war Abstract Expressionism, from its sedimentary layers and floating blocks of color to the swipes and splatters of its more animated moments. In some cases, words and phrases snatched from the ad copy – “will be girls,” “undecided, and “Picasso”– are echoed suggestively in the titles of paintings; in others, such as Poetry, headlines charged with dread and import loom through obfuscating veils of paint.

Above text extracted from ‘Tiffany Paintings’ press release.

Film Preview – Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

The new movie “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” premiered at MoMA during Tribeca Film Festival. Nowness gives an exclusive preview of the film. Check it out here above!

E for Effort Loose Leaf Apparel

School's always in with Artware Editions' E For Effort Loose Leaf tees, bags and tanks, a playful riff on the inexpensive writing paper from youth.

A collaboration between Brooklyn artists Beka Goedde and Rachel Ostrow, each hand-screen-printed shirt encourages crafty additions to their clean lines.

The Loose Leaf tees and bag are available by emailing the gallery directly. Shirt prices range from $50 to $65 and just $20 for the tote bag.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

McQ by Alexander McQueen 2010 Fall Lookbook

Although his passing will obviously put a standstill on future designs, Alexander McQueen’s design legacy lives on through this upcoming 2010 Fall Collection from McQ by Alexander McQueen. Following a grunge-inspired aesthetic, the line is highlighted by the use of patches, flannel, knits and stripes throughout an extensive array of relaxed garments.

via: hypebeast.

Michael Joo and Damien Hirst: “Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?” Exhibition

“Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?” marks a unique collaboration between artists Damien Hirst and Michael Joo, who first met in Cologne in 1991. This upcoming show will be the first collaborative effort for both creatives and looks to feature new, especially conceived sculptures and installations, as well as seminal paintings and sculptures from Joo and Hirst. A publication will go on sale to compliment the exhibition, which opens May 1st and continues through August 14th, 2010.

Heidestrasse 46
10557 Berlin

Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun? is a unique collaboration between the two artists, who met in Cologne in 1991 and have remained close friends since that time. Engaged in a continuous, twenty-year discourse about their individual artistic practices, this marks the first time Joo and Hirst have worked together to realise a full-scale joint exhibition. Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun? will feature new, especially conceived sculptures and installations, as well as seminal paintings and sculptures from Joo and Hirst.

Since gaining international attention after showing in the exhibition Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1995, Joo has employed a highly personal language in the creation of his art to express ideas about identity, nature and the body. In key works like Improved Rack (Elk #18) (2010), a wall-mounted sculpture of elk antlers Joo plays on the traditional presentation of the hunter’s trophy by cutting the antlers into segments and extending them with metal rods. Other major works are a painted pink, bronze life-size sculpture of a zebra, Doppelganger (Pink Rocinante) (2009) and a new group of colorful paintingsof quartz crystals on shaped aluminum panels. Joo will also premier a sculptural homage to Martin Kippenberger involving a framework of ice and prehistoric Irish Elk antlers.

In dialogue with Joo’s works, Hirst brings together signature sculptures and paintings for which he has become known. Included in the exhibition are The Incredible Journey (2008), a zebra suspended in formaldehyde in a whitepainted steel tank and The Black Sheep with Golden Horns (divided) (2009),another major formaldehyde work shown here for the first time. Also on view are Har Megiddo (2008), a monumental circular fly painting as well as The Dark Continent (2010), a stainless steel medicine cabinet stacked with black pills, behind glass.

Source: Other Criteria

A Bathing Ape BAPEXCLUSIVE Kyoto Camo Items

A Bathing Ape unveils its latest range of BAPEXCLUSIVE releases for the brand’s Kyoto retail store. Amongst the selected items is a set of chopsticks, coin pouch, and fan, much like the previous set, although these new ones come in different shade of BAPE’s signature camo print. A release is expected for May 3rd, 2010.

If You Don't Belong, Don't Be Long

Scott Campbell, who's inked the skin of celebrities, supermodels and Hell's Angels, opens his first solo NYC show this week at Ohwow Gallery with an all-new series of sculptures, paintings and intricate drawings under the title "If You Don't Belong, Don't Be Long."

Owner of Brooklyn's vaunted Saved Tattoo studio and the artist behind tattoos gracing the skin of Marc Jacobs, Lily Cole, Courtney Love, as well as the late Heath Ledger and Dash Snow, Campbell's fascination with the various cultural treatments of tattoos carries through to his fine art practice. From folklore to prison life, he likens the art of tattooing to that of storytelling, with each piece representing a memorialized tale. On paper and other mediums, Campbell's signature illustrative style translates seamlessly.

The mostly black-and-white collection of works includes ornate latticed designs and cursive phrases "tattooed" with lasers into dollar bills. Stark images of makeshift tattoo pens—inspired by a visit to Mexico's Santa Marta prison, where Campbell applied his craft to some of the inmates—mark a new visual style for the artist.

His second solo show with Ohwow, "If You Don't Belong, Don't Be Long" opens this Thursday, 29 April 2010, and runs through 30 May 2010.

via: coolhunting.

LCD Card

Write your own message on this paper LCD card, get them here! Hello Jackie!

Via LikeCOOL

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Google Map envelopes

The Google Map Envelop is a clever idea thought up by 2 student in the Industrial Design program at Syracuse University. Just a concept for now but Google should add this feature asap, perfect envelop for that card above!

Amazing Restaurant

The Maldives are islands in the Indian Ocean which are on the verge of disappearing. The Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa set up a restaurant which can sit up to 12 people under water. For their anniversary they turned it into a suite which would make Neptune proud!!!

Via Gizmodo

Wood Hard Drive Enclosures

These custom wood enclosures are handmade and come in different sizes to fit around your hard drive. They range from $100 to $145, click here for more info.

Via Uncrate

Louis Vuitton iPad Covers

These won’t be released until 2011 which will probably be right in time for the 2nd generation…

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ashley Wood x 3A – 3 x TQ

The newest offering from Ashley Wood and 3A is coming into focus. 3 x TQ – that’s a triple pack of 1:6 Tomorrow Queens figures drops this Thursday, April 29th @ 5:59 PDT for $260. These ladies mean business. So far only Yubi O tekika (above) has glamour shots, but keep watching the new TQ blog for more [Intel: Gimbat’s Daily 3A News].

and via: vinylpulse.

Triumvir x Super Street Fighter X Collection

In conjunction with Capcom’s Super Street Fighter IV® release, Triumvir has conceived the Super Street Fighter X collection. Inspired by graphics from the iconic Super Street Fighter II® released back in 1993, the collection presents an abundance of designs accentuated by watercolor accents.

The line featuring beloved characters from the iconic franchise that were not included in past Street Fighter® collaborations such as Cammy, Blanka, and E. Honda. The collection will be available on the Triumvir webstore as well as select retailers.

A Bathing Ape x OriginalFake 4th Anniversary Collection

Joining UNDERCOVER and NEIGHBORHOOD, A Bathing Ape is another heavyweight Japanese brand to join the celebration of OriginalFake’s 4th anniversary. The iconic Baby Milo meets the Kaws Companion in a three-pack of t-shirts each featuring a different colorway. The t-shirt will release on May 3rd, 2010.


To kick off the month of May, MEDICOM TOY will release this upcoming BEARBRICK involving HEADQUARTER x SEHER. The two-pack includes a 100% and 400% version each with their own distinct aesthetic. The overall aesthetic teeters on the gory side of things with some interesting graphics courtesy of the Mexican urban artist, SEHER. The BEARBRICK was created to commemorate HEADQUARTER’s 5th anniversary. The HEADQUARTER x SEHER MEDICOM TOY BEARBRICK will release on May 1st at select retailers including Project 1/6.

via: hypebeast.


At the recent PASS THE BATON retail showcase, NIGO previewed his upcoming retail spot entitled “NIGOLDEN STORE”. As of now their are no details on information regarding the store or what it’s about. So stay tuned for more details.

via: cultureshoq.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ashley Wood x 3A – 3 x TQ Pack Coming Soon

Never content to sit on their hands Ashley Wood and ThreeA will follow up the release of the WWRp Armstrongs with a 3-pack of Tempting 1:6 TQ (Tomorrow Queens) figures. The three pack will feature the red and black ones above as well as a yet to be revealed lady in white.

Via: Gimbat’s Mighty 3A Updates].

Friday, April 23, 2010

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement (TED)

A brief, smile-producing video on starting a movement.

New Poketo website

Poketo is a designer of limited edition art products, accessories, apparel, and decor. Founded by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo promotes the work of top international artists by showcasing original artwork through their fun and accessible wares. Poketo takes art off of gallery walls and makes them a part of your everyday life. Poketo products are available internationally in fine boutiques, museums, and houses the entire collection and artist roster, and is also a place for people to connect with the artist community.


Check out Pharrell Williams news and entertainment site for teens. If you’re craving info about everything from science to fashion, including info about cool jobs, then bookmark now. And if you’ll be in New York on June 26, register for the Kidult Youth Leadership Conference where Pharrell and others will teach you the skills on how you can become tomorrow’s leaders.

via: bbc.

Phillip Starck Designed Yacht “A”

We showed you pictures of this Yacht last year, here is a video of the inside. Sorry for the annoying commentator!

Baby Milo by Sanrio Collection

A while back there was an announcement that Bape entered a licensing deal with Sanrio for their Baby Milo character, joining the likes of Hello Kitty. Today we get a look at the first collection by Sanrio, incorporating the new character, as well as the launch event and presentation, attended by Bape founder Nigo.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mike Burnett x Thunderdog – Mini Thundermutts

Here’s a look at final production pieces designed by Mike Burnett and produced by Thunderdog Studios in their swanky packaging. Each of the Mini Mutts is limited to just 300 pieces.

via: vinylpulse.