James Victore on a “Type Safari” through Brooklyn
This past Wednesday we co-hosted a party at Le Baron with Selectism for Jonathan Leder’s new film Promiscuities, starring Amy Hood. As one would expect with a sexy film, the crowd that gathered at the downtown club was nothing short of stunning.
Photos by Christos Katsiaouni
All week we’ll be previewing cultural highlights from the upcoming fall season. Today we start with 34 can’t miss art exhibitions opening in September in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Paris.
From New York to Los Angeles and up to San Francisco, there’s a lot of art to see, and plenty of time to see it. It’s a long weekend!
(above: Josh Reames, Found Objects. On view at Guerrero Gallery in SF)
Last night, our intrepid photographer Christos Katsiaouni headed down to No Romance Galleries in TriBeCa to check out the opening of “Never Too Young,” a group show featuring works by Harry Mcnally, Mike Krim, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez and PJ Monte. Here is the scene that he encountered.
Probably. Here’s a nice history of Keith Haring’s ‘Crack Is Wack’ piece on a handball court next to the Harlem River Drive.
Fun fact: The park where it’s located is officially named the “Crack Is Wack Playground.”
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Nick Thomm to share his favorite place to eat. Nick is an artist, designer and director who lives and works between New York and Melbourne.
“In NYC, my favorite spot is Yakinuku West in East Village. It’s this rad Japanese BBQ place, and the Dinner Set is the deal. Inside it has traditional seating on the floor. Perfect spot to hang/get drunk with friends.
The big fish have come to play. Taking advantage of “cleaner water, more nutrients and less garbage” in the rivers that feed into the Atlantic, this summer, whales and sharks are feeding in abundance off the coast of NYC.
photo by Artie Raslich/Gotham Whale
Roger Gastman & co. take over both of Jonathan Levine’s gallery spaces for “Cruel Summer.” Be there.
In all probability, BLADE has painted more subway cars than you have ever ridden on. By 1980, after reaching 5000 or so, the graffiti pioneer stopped counting. In this new 256-page book edited by Roger Gastman, BLADE sits down with Chris ‘FREEDOM’ Pape to reflect on a life of getaways, girls, and the golden years of graffiti. His story is one for the ages, and a must read for those fascinated with the “old” New York.
On a related note for those in NYC: This Friday (8/8) BLADE and Chris Pape will be at the Museum of the City of New York for a presentation and book signing in relation to their new book. More info on that here
photo by Bradley Hawks
Working with the New York City Department of Transportation who fabricated and installed each piece, Ryan McGinness’s new project Signs, 2014 features a series of fifty vinyl on aluminum signs posted around the streets of Manhattan. While technically on view until August 30, 2014, these public works of art are slowly falling victim to the underground entrepreneurial mindset of NYC, and disappearing from their present locations. Here, we look through some of the “Notes” about each piece published by Ryan McGinness Studios, as this might be the only chance you have to actually see the works.