A series by Philippe Vogelenzang, explained as “a modern day vanitas referring to the possible transiency in fashion.”
Four ads taken out in four different publications (Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, and Art News) used to publicize the exhibition of his now famous ‘Banality Series’ in 1988. The show happened simultaneously in three galleries, with each sculpture in an edition of 3.
Each of the full-page features depicted different parts of Koons’ reputed persona:
• A propagator of the banal: Koons is shown alongside two pigs
• A bad influence on future generations: he is in a classroom with lots of children, a blackboard contains the slogans “Exploit the Masses” and “Banality as Savior”
• A gigolo: he is standing in front of a boudoir-style tent
• A ladies man: he is with a pony and several women in bikinis
A group exhibition in D.C. co-curated by our old friend Roger Gastman, featuring BORF, Richard Colman, Cynthia Connolly, Tim Conlon, COOL “DISCO” DAN, Mark Jenkins, Globe Poster Archive, Clark Fox, Rosina Teri Memolo, Mingering Mike and Robin Rose.. On view through April 21st at Contemporary Wing.
Those freight train paintings by Tim Conlon are sick.
Mara Corday is a former playmate, showgirl, pin-up girl, and actress.
Photographs by Gautier Deblonde
Ron Mueck opens a new exhibition today at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. It is on view through September 29th.
Eddie Martinez’s strong show of “painted drawings” is on view at The Journal Gallery in Brooklyn through April 28th
25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.
JR is a photographer and artist working across the globe.
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If you’re looking for a quick escape from New York, consider the sleepy surf town of Bathsheba, Barbados. Located on the lush east coast of the island, far, far away from the sunburnt tourist herds (at least a 30 minute drive), it’s a chill persons paradise. There are empty beaches with natural baths and grottos, a world class surf break, strong rum punches, and delicious plates of marlin. On our recent visit, we stayed at the Sea-U Guest House, a relaxing bed and breakfast located in a Bajan style plantation house replete with a hammock jungle, soothing coastal breezes, and an honor bar. Once you’re there for 24 hours, you’ll forget your troubles and never want to return home.
From the collection of The Detroit Photographic Company, a business that in the late 1890s had acquired exclusive rights to use “Photochrom,” a Swiss color photolithography process. This enabled “the mass production of color postcards, prints, and albums for sale to the American market.”
Andrew Kuo’s new exhibition of acrylic paintings opened to a packed house this past Thursday at Marlborough Chelsea. Christos Katsiaouni was there to capture the scene.
Annette Funicello passed away yesterday at the age of 70. She will forever be remembered by us for getting down with Fishbone and doing the “Jamaican Ska” in Back to the Beach.
Published by Morel Books, Hester is Asger Carlsen’s latest monograph focusing on his disturbingly lovely series of nudes.
Open at Guerrero Gallery alongside Erin M. Riley’s tapestry-filled Show Me More until April 6th.
Featuring: Asger Carlsen, Alfred Steiner, Chris Yormick, Dave Schubert, Eddie Martinez, Eric Beltz, Faile, Geoff McFetridge, HuskMitNavn, Mark Gonzales, Mark Mulroney, Sandy Kim, Stephen Powers, Suzannah Sinclair, Taylor McKimens, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Troels Carlsen, and Victor Reyes.
For info on individual works, contact Guerrero Gallery
Bettie Page was the “Queen of Pinups”
A luminous crowd filled Gavin Brown’s westside space this past Thursday night for the opening of Elizabeth Peyton’s latest show. Christos Katsiaouni was there to capture the scene.
Over the course of three years, photographer Colin M. Day has traveled to and from a marijuana farm in the wilderness of Northern California. These are the resulting photographs.