I just read something that made me ill. Nike has bought the naming rights to a public park in Tokyo and plans to turn the park into a corporate skate park. This is despicable and I hope that opportunist New York City does not follow this trend. Once again, Nike, trying to infiltrate every facet of your life. Weak sauce.
Design Within Reach has these really cool building blocks for you, your kid, or anyone. I bet they are really fun to play with when you’re stoned. Here’s the lowdown from there site….
“First designed as an instructional game for Swiss schoolchildren, the Cuboro Standard Building Block Set (1979) has evolved into a labyrinth designing exercise for all ages, including those old enough to run a company. Configurable in infinite combinations, the weighted marbles travel and forge their own path through underground tracks and hidden passages. The Building Block Set encourages experimentation and activates the discovery of spatial, mathematical and aesthetic problem solving. Help your child, and yourself, transition from a two-dimensional to a 3D world by constructing something highly functional that isn’t necessarily seen by the visible eye. The Cuboro Set contains 54 FSC-certified beech wood blocks and three colored marbles and can be added to with additional sets to expand the possibilities even further. Contains small parts; not recommended for young children.”
Kate Moss, photographed for W magazine by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Christopher Kane’s runway show from London Fashion Week on style.com. The prints are really cool. Buy one for your girl. The girls……
We finally got pictures in of Paul Schiek’s new show, the thing about you is you will end up like me at Stephen Wirtz Gallery and they are outstanding. I can only image coming into a crisp white room and being surrounded by stark black & white. That pile in the middle? The white sculpture is a limited edition book that is only available through the gallery.
Check out New York Artist CAL LANE‘s engraved oil barrels. The work is amazing, detailed, and delicately intricate.
Big L, M.V.P., 1995
Brandon Friend sent over this video of himself and his artwork last night, now you know what they both look like.
In the August 2008 issue of Juxtapoz, Adam Wallacavage interviewed Andrew Jeffrey Wright and made the observation that “He’s just been 15 since 1986.” That’s a good summary to describe the art on display for Wright’s solo exhibition “Art for Corporations” which opened at the Luggage Store on Fri, Sept 12.
Wright’s works in this exhibit are intended to “provoke and provide a satirical and absurdly humorous social commentary on corporate infuence on life and popular culture.” Included in this irreverent exhibit are a trashcan full of Furbee’s (as well as a rogue Furbee tweaked out by Barry McGee), fake dog poo, an E.T. constructed out of stones, and a photo of someone with Bart Simpson shaved into the back of their head.
With Contemporary Art presently laughing at and defying the economy, it only seems fit that Larry Gagosian is holding his namesake gallery’s second exhibition in Russia. Opening in a couple hours is FOR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE, a stellar show featuring contemporary luminaries such as Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. A special performance of Arc Light by Aaron Young will accompany the opening. Full details, plus a couple more pieces after the jump.
And apparently she is in NY tonight to host some party…
Seems like a pretty cool chick.
Dealbreaker makes sense of the future doom by remembering the last year that the Cubs threw a no-hitter.
This weeks installment is titled Stolen Edition. I was a bit under the weather and did not make it out as much as I should have, so I resorted to the internets.
I want to open this up to contributions, so we can represent the hot chicks who frequent art openings worldwide. If you’re interested, drop me a line at dw (at) theworldsbestever (dot) com. Now, the one and only original, Hot chicks at art OpeningS.
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