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...]
Editorial by Carlos Nunez. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
Sophie Auster, daughter of writer Paul Auster, performs live her song Lonely at Chez André in NYC to celebrate the launch of her album Red Weather which is officially available today. You can purchase the album here.
An exhibition, entitled Holy Shit, of assembled sculptures by musician Alan Vega, who with Martin Rev founded the iconic underground band Suicide in New York in the early days of Punk music, is currently on view until November 24, at Galerie Laurent Godin, 5, rue du grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris. See more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
Schizolog is the amazingly bonkers fashion film for East London based Jau Label’s Spring Summer 2013 collection in collaboration with VVVintage. Jau Label’s Spring Summer 2013 collection is called νέον or Neon (Greek νέον (neon) meaning “new one”). Designer Jessica Au’s recent infatuation with Die Antwoord’s “Zef Style” and the wave of neo-trash movement set her mind to work on her first womenswear and menswear collection that would focus on merging Japanese street style with stripper influences such as Brooke Candy. Jessica Au is quickly making a name for herself with her label which completely sold out at Somerset House London Fashion Week 2012 and has in the past year been house in Japan’s Teknopolice alongside massive underground labels. The film is directed by Rob Heppell and stars model Pia Denker who after finding a magic box, is thrown through a series of visual worlds, each fitting with a different outfit. Pia strives through encounters with monsters and clones, will she ever find her way home? See the film after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
Legendary Australian industrial designer Marc Newson signs copies of his new book Marc Newson: Works, a catalogue of all his works to date, at the Taschen Store in New York. Marc Newson: Works is available now on Taschen. Photography by Annabel Graham for Pas Un Autre. See more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Photography New Works is on view now at Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan and brings together some of the most prominent photographers in fine art and fashion, under a common theme, and provides visitors with an unprecedented opportunity to experience the very latest, cutting-edge photographic expressions. Photography New Works includes new works by William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Terry Richardson and Ryan McGinley. Photography New Works will be on view until November 18, at Galleria Carla Sozzani, Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milan, Italy
Skarstedt Gallery presents the White Paintings by Richard Prince comprising ten paintings from the series executed during the early 1990s. Prince’s White Paintings are raw and energetic in comparison to his more straightforward “re-photographs” of the 1970s and the Monochromatic Jokes of the 1980s. In the White Paintings, handwritten and printed jokes mingle with gestural marks, silkscreened imagery, and graphic fragments all strewn across a white-pigmented backdrop. White Paintings will be on view until December 15, 2012 at Skarstedt Gallery, 20 E 79th St, New York, NY