Puressence, featured back in January on iTunes, in “Editor’s Choice”, Don’t Forget to Remember. The band, Puressence have finally decided to come to America for the first time to play a show at the Mercury Lounge. Check them out tomorrow night, get tickets now. The will also be performing at the Apple Store Soho on Friday, at 7:00PM with Mani (Stone Roses, Primal Scream) opening up with a 6:30 DJ set.
And thankfully, Puff Daddy is nowhere in sight.
Plastic Logic has announced that their flexible e-newspaper gadget will go on sale during the first half of 2009 with more details, including which news organizations will feed information to the reader.
Barry McGee (b. 1966)
acrylic on three attached canvases
85½ x 105 in. (217.1 x 266.7 cm.)
Executed circa 1990
Estimate: $30,000 – $40,000
Lot 65: Christie’s first open post war & contemporary art, 9 September 2008
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
These are notable lots that are coming up for auction in the month of September.
If you’re lucky enough to be in San Francisco this weekend, Shepard Fairey’s Duality of Humanity exhibition opens at White Walls this Saturday. Not to spoil all of the fun but, some highlight pieces after the jump.
My friend Lisa says this is going to be great and I believe her.
I thought we were over this. Read more at the Village Voice.
Cormega, Get Out My Way, 2001
I was in Moma the other day and came across this great piece by Jacques de la Villeglé. A french artist born in 1926, Villeglé created this piece, 122 rue du temple in 1968, using Torn-and-pasted printed paper on canvas. Very reminiscent of how Faile is working today.
Since I’ve been dealing with this all week, I searched the term ‘fashion’.
As you know it’s Fashion week, and this weekend we saw the spring designs of Rag&Bone. Model, Maryna Linchuk, makes fashion worth it. Rarely do you see a girl on the runway that does not look like she is going to fly away if you sneeze. Check out Style for the full coverage.
I just saw Mighty Muggs has joined in on the blanks trend. Pick yourself up a black or all white MM, for $9.99. Don’t get ripped off by Urban Outfitters who will charge you double!
If you’re interested, AC/DC is releasing Black Ice, their first new album in 8 years. Here’s the first single, Rock ‘N’ Roll Train. It will be out October 18th in Australia, and on the 20th in North America.
It seems as of late that there has been a mad dash to the club entrance of the Auction world, and Saturday’s Auction at Phillips de Pury showed that the discerning collector is back to being the bouncer. Great pieces did well and familiar names held up against an uncertain economy. Some others, not as great. Observers remarked that it may have had something to do with a wet London morning. In any case, the good work sold, which shows there is no rush to abandon hope in this new sector of the art market. After the jump, some sales highlights.
Impressive. Swoon never ceases to amaze me. It began with a flotilla and ended in another world. The Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea is Swoon’s most immaculate work to date, transforming an entire warehouse into an installation of a world that one would find prospering along riverbeds across America. After the jump, a preliminary view of the beautiful work now present at Deitch Projects in Long Island City.