When art meets fashion…
To celebrate the first issue of Garage Magazine by Dasha Zhukova, a special ice cream van has been touring the Meatpacking district and NY Fashion shows.
One of the three magazine covers features a strategically placed butterfly tattoo by artist Damien Hirst, shot by Hedi Slimane.
The Garage van is providing ice creams, coffee as well as temporary tattoos featuring designs by Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.
The last ever show at Deitch celebrated the book launch of “Beyond The Street”, featuring the 100 leading figures of Urban Art.
An impressive list of contributors flew from all over the world to attend in person.
A fantastic atmosphere where everyone was happily signing each other’s book.
Henry Chalfant and Editor Patrick Nguyen
Patti Astor and Martha Cooper
Sara Rosen, Patti Astor
Jonathan LeVine and Joe Russo
Ali Schmitz, Patrick Nguyen and Becki Fuller
Dzine , Jose Parla and Saber
Mike Snelle (Black Rat Press), Logan Hicks and Elbow Toe
Pedro Alonzo is not bemused by Mr Brainwash and Sweet Toof
Details about the book here
Gestalten did a great interview of Patrick Nguyen.
For its inaugural Williamsburg Waterfront Sculpture Exhibition, the Urban Art Projects invited Brooklyn artists and writers to select eight local sculptors (Ursula Clarke, Rob De Oude, Sarah Fonzi, Yasmin Gur, Nathan Slate Joseph, Howard Kalish and Wu Ming Littlefish Farms) for a temporary installation on the East River State Park.
The jury for the remaining sculptors was comprised of Phong Bui, artist and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail, Boaz Vaadia, internationally known sculptor, and Debora Gilbert, writer curator and artist.
In addition to the selected sculptors, Swoon created a domed sculpture to raise awareness for her upcoming building project in Haiti.
Together with her partners at Konbit Houses Project, Swoon has been working on a development that will provide dwellings for inhabitants of disaster stricken areas like Haiti. While the artwork proposed for the East River State Park employs the same super adobe building material to be used in Haiti, the dome structure in Brooklyn is more an art installation rather than a dwelling in its own right.
The installation is on public display until June 6, 2010.
Coinciding with Shepard’s show at Deitch Projects in May OBEY Clothing has opened a pop-up shop in Manhattan until May 16th. The store features an extensive range of the OBEY line and many surprises like limited edition prints.
151 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002
Here are some pics from the opening:
The Obey Clothing Team