[SNEAK PEEK] Autre Presents the Infinite Journal

Posted December 3rd by in Autre

Autre’s Art Basel Edition fresh off the press today, THE INFINITE JOURNAL, will be available this week in Miami and soon in cities worldwide. Cover photograph by Adarsha Benjamin and art by Alia Penner, other contributors include James Franco, Amanda CharchianCole Sternberg, James Georgopoulos, Daniel Pinchbeck and more. More photos coming soon. Sign up for newsletter to find out where you can find a copy.

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Winston Chmielinski Ecstatic Skin @ Envoy Enterprises

Posted December 3rd by in Art

Envoy Enterprises presents Ecstatic Skin, Winston Chmielinski’s first solo exhibition in New York. Chmielinski’s paintings indiscriminately engage figuration and abstraction by using color and form to create emotionally-charged re-imaginings of the familiar. This exhibition presents the artist’s continued investigations of the body as well as its surrogate forms in nature, with a focus on plants and lighted expanses. Ecstatic Skin will be on view until  December 31, 2012 at Envoy Enterprises, 87 Rivington Street, New York, NY. Photographs by Annabel Graham. See more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]

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Self Portrait with Sam Ogle In Los Angeles

Posted November 30th by in Photography

photograph by Megan McIsaac

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Sloth, Pride and Lethargy

Posted November 30th by in Sex

photograph by Jason Levins

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Takashi Murakami Flowers and Skulls at Gagosian Hong Kong

Posted November 30th by in Art

This exhibition, Takashi Murakami’s first in Hong Kong, explores one of the central dichotomies of his art—between joy and terror, his optimistic magnanimity as an artist and his pessimistic perspective on postwar Japan. Here, this dichotomy is symbolized by the stark contrast of bright smiling flowers and disturbing, menacing representations of skulls. Flowers and Skulls will be on view until February 9, 2012, at Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street Central, Hong Kong 

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[FIRST LOOK] Music Video for Jessica Holter Goddess Eyes II

Posted November 30th by in Music

Julia Holter and director Yelena Zhelezov have collaborated once again in video form. Having previously worked together on the video for Moni Mon Amie from Holter’s 2012 album Ekstasis, the two Los Angeles-based artists (and friends) constructed a landscape over which Holter’s all-seeing eye purveys the predictable events turned inexplicably preposterous. “The video for Julia’s ‘Goddess Eyes II’ is inspired by the Latin phrase ‘deus ex machine,’” says Zhelezov. “In theater, deus ex machina is plot device for seemingly unresolvable dramaturgical situations. The video is in tribute to Euripides and the literary spirit of the song that the video was conceived and directed.The video is Holter’s sixth and final video from Ekstasis. See music video after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]

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Barbara Nitke Presents American Ecstasy at Photo NOLA

Posted November 30th by in Photography

Barbara Nitke will be in New Orleans this weekend as part of Photo NOLA to promote her book American Ecstasy, a memoir in pictures and words of the twelve years Nitke spent working as a still photographer on porn movie sets in New York in the 1980′s at the end of the Golden Age of Porn. On Friday Nitke will be presenting a slide show presentation and book signing at Happy Hour Salon at Press Street HQ  and Sunday, December 2 there will be a pop-up opening at Barrister’s Gallery.

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Portrait of a Defeated Architecture by Hedi Slimane

Posted November 30th by in Photography

Hedi Slimane’s newest edition of his Defeated Architecture series appropriately takes advantage of an American landscape not unaffected by an afflicted economy; here Slimane’s location is an abandoned commercial structure in Palm Springs, California. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]

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Judy Chicago in London

Posted November 29th by in Art

This November sees the publication of a scholarly survey of artist, writer and feminist activist Judy Chicago’s career, reflecting on and accompanying an exhibition of works on paper at the Ben Uri Museum in London. Her work will be set in the context of prominent women artists Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick and Tracey Emin. This, along with an exhibition of her iconic early works (1963-71) at Riflemaker gallery constitute her first solo shows in the UK. Judy will also stage special events at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and Black-E institute, Liverpool.

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Music Video for R.E.M.’s Track Blue Directed by James Franco

Posted November 28th by in Music

Music video for R.E.M.’s track Blue, featuring Patti Smith, from their final studio album Collapse Into Now, directed by James Franco

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