As part of Paris Photo 2012, cult director David Lynch was put in charge of choosing 99 photographs for the catalogue which can be purchased here. Paris Photo 2012 is currently on view until November 18, at the Grand Palais, 21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France.
Artist Shelter Serra (nephew of sculptor Richard Serra) stands in front of one his “Engine Blocks” installations at the Helmut Lang store in Los Angeles as part of his collaboration with the fashion label and online shop and gallery Grey Area. Serra’s Engine Blocks along with other gift items curated by Grey Area will available a various Helmut Lang stores until January 17. photograph by F. Duke
Dover Street Market presents the exclusive launch of a collaboration between Bamford Watch Department and Brooklyn-based artist Wes Lang. Together they have created 5 limited edition re-worked watches, all individually etched with the signature artwork of Wes Lang. Known for his love of motorcycle culture and its accompanying iconography, they feature classic biker motifs including skulls and roses, bird studies and sickle wielding reapers. Each watch comes in its own bespoke wooden box complete with a unique piece of Wes Lang art work inside.
Self Storage, Ryan Johnson’s first exhibition with The Suzanne Geiss Company, features a structured installation of representational sculptures made from a variety of materials including wood, medical casting tape and sheet metal. Presented as a fictional self-storage unit, Johnson aims to blur the distinctions between the real and the imagined by conjuring a hallucinatory space where anxieties become materialized as furniture, multi-tasking figures sprout extra limbs and bicycles steer their riders. Informed by a sense of precarity and ambient instability, Johnson’s sculptures foreground the liminal nature of storage, focusing on themes of transition and fundamental life decisions about relationships, work, and family. Self Storage will be on view until December 15, 2012 at The Suzanne Geiss Company, 75 Grand Street, New York, New York
photograph by Annabel Graham
Tout Dit (2D) is Agathe Snow’s first solo exhibition with OHWOW Gallery. Presenting a new body of work, Snow reveals a series of vivid wall reliefs, which are directly concerned with space and perspective. Using recognizable imagery – an archetypal vocabulary of shapes and objects – Snow articulates hypothetical events, scenarios, and conditions through groupings of these various items. Agathe Snow Tout Dit (2D) will be on view until December 8, 2012 at OHWOW Gallery, 937 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Allison Brant, Nate Lowman, and Peter Brant standing in from of OJ Simpson’s famous Ford Bronco at the opening of Nate Lowman’s new exhibition of works, entitled I Wanted To Be An Artist, But All I Got Was This Lousy Career, on view now by appointment only at The Peter Brant Foundation, 941, North Street, Greenwich CT.
Jeff Koons stands in from his Tulips sculpture in front of Christie’s at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Tulips is the most complex and colorful sculpture of the artist’s Celebration series. The five meter bouquet of seven polychrome tulips will be on view at Christie’s 20 Rockefeller until tonights evening sale – Tulips is estimated to bring in 20-30 million dollars.
White Fence’s Tim Presley started Birth Records with sole intention of recording neo-folk songtress and Jessica Pratt who is based in San Francisco. Her music is mysterious and haunting and sounds like it’s from another time. Presley says about Pratt, “Jessica Pratt’s music feels like I have found a lost LP of an old forgotten mystical folk singer, that feeling of discovering a record all by myself: Without the help of friends or the Internet. Like Stevie Nicks singing over David Crosby demos, with the intimacy of a Sibylle Baier.” Jessica Pratt’s self titled album, which might be the best record of the year, is now available on vinyl and digital. Hear our favorite track below called Titles Under Pressures.
Indochine, a fashion film for Belgian, Brazilian designer Valérie Ciriadès’ Spring Summer 2013 Indochine Collection inspired by the designer’s trip to Cambodia, is a homage to Marguerite Duras, L’Amant, and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s movie with the same name. It tells us the story of a beautiful french woman that falls in love with an Asian man in a hot Cambodian summer. The story is told with the help of a music, especially composed for the film, and interpreted by Brazilian Top Model Michelli Provensi, that also stars in the film as “The Lady.” Indochine -the music and the film- was written and directed by Luigi Dias, Valérie’s husband. See the film after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]