We saw a showcase of new work by The Bruce High Quality Foundation in Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG’s booth at Art Basel. Unable to afford anything priced in Swiss Francs or Euros, we played the familiar role of art appreciator. Fast forward one month stateside, and the anonymous artist collective have released a “self portrait” print with Exhibition A, priced for the high-end American collector on a budget.
Shepard Fairey revisits a rare early print inspired by Russian Constructivism and turns it into a 21st century commodity. Available July 17th.
Santiago Mostyn shares with us the story behind his photograph Susa in the Fog, 2014
Summers can be cold in Stockholm, and sort of rainy, but when a warm day cools off into one of those nights that never gets dark there’s a cinematic fog that rises over all the waterways in the city. I’d spent the night before this photograph riding around with a sound system and a few good friends looking to start a street party, but when that didn’t work out we ended up at a Jazz club after closing hours drinking with the chef and a bartender we knew. Late night turned into early morning and we all rode bikes through the deserted, echoing centre of town before climbing a fence onto a concrete jetty and jumping into the water.
The woman in the photograph makes up one half of SW, a dreamy new music project releasing their first tape this month (check their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Tougher than the Rest here). The two of us have become close collaborators since this photo was made, and when I first saw it on the contact sheet it really felt like a prophecy of all the exciting things to come. It’s great when an image seems to show you the way forward like that.
This photo is available as an edition through Absolut’s art initiative
A traditional diamond kite with a bong carrying case, the HIGH Kite & Journey Tube are handcrafted objects that push the boundaries of adult entertainment. Hand-stitched out of ripstop nylon by Miami-based master kite-maker Dan Ward, the 32” HIGH Kite is a statement in the sky. Literally embracing the century-old phrase “high as a kite” while referencing the kite as a means of advertising in the same era, the HIGH kite celebrates the lifted. With a stylistic nod to the legendary acrylic Tobacco Master Water Pipe, the Journey Tube is a 39-inch, fully functional travel case designed in partnership with Brooklyn-based industrial design studio The Principals. This edition is made with the intention for its users to spend time outdoors—a luxurious opportunity in the modern world. The HIGH Kite & Journey Tube launch exclusively in-store and online at Paul Kasmin Gallery’s PK Shop, and retail for $400 in an edition of 20.
Nieves just published a new Raymond Pettibon zine. You can purchase it here
FriendsWithYou’s new extensive monograph from Rizzoli features contributions by Pharrell Williams, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Peter Doroshenko. It’s a delightful look into the group’s history and artwork from their formation in 2002 until the present. This Thursday is the New York book launch, which takes place at the PK Shop and accompanies the release of their latest artist edition, Little Cloud.
After what has seemed to be ages, we are pleased to officially announce the release of our latest edition, the HIGH Kite & Journey Tube. The set will launch exclusively in-store and online at Paul Kasmin Gallery’s PK Shop on June 5th, 2014.
Video by Marcus Manoogian and Sean Stewart
Journey Tube designed in partnership with The Principals
GROTESK’s ‘SNOW BEACH’ sculpture edition through Case Studyo is a tribute to the Lo-Life culture that has spread across the globe, and of course, Raekwon.
While not new to the website, Michael Gaughan has recently opened up a webshop featuring affordable prints of his humorous, highly-skilled watercolors. Head over here for a laugh and a purchase.
A signed and numbered limited edition vinyl record featuring original covers of the song “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) by artists such as Tyler The Creator, Weird Al Yankovic, Katy Perry, Mark Mothersbaugh, Nick Cave, and Everlast.
We picked up a rare copy of Eric Elms’ 2011 zine featuring “a collection of images cut from old NBA posters highlighting the fans staring in unison at the slam dunks” when we visited his studio last week.
Preorder a new collaborative art skate deck by Chris Johanson and Art Department PDX. Limited to an edition of 30
Bill McRight just finished up this deadly new print. It’s available now.