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Yesterday, the International Center of Photography (located off of Bryant Park) was the site for W Magazine's party for the new exhibit "Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now". W Magazine's Patrick McCarthy and Nina Lawrence mingled with guests as they checked out the fashion forward photographs. Steven Klein, the photographer who worked with Madonna for W's March issue, is one of the featured photographers, among others.
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We've just heard about about a great new concept that was announced at the TED Conference in Palm Springs. Fame Theory (the guys behind FameGame) SquareSpace, and BBH New York have just announced the launch of Trust Art, which is nothing less than a "new project to reinvent the model of the contemporary art world." More»
New York's own bitingly witty writer Fran Lebowitz was interviewed by American author Toni Morrison last night for Martin Scorsese's latest documentary on Lebowitz. The night began with an introduction by Scorsese dubbing the event "Frost/Nixon with sex appeal." Lebowitz (a woman with the demeanor of a male stand up comedian) spurted out her opinions on Obama, the American jail system, and race... More»
[Andrew, Jeff Koons, Andrew. Photos by JIMI CELESTE for PMc ]
We all know and love Jeff Koons' slick balloon animal-esque sculptures that graced the Met's rooftop. Well, last night, The National Arts Club, they decided to present Koons with a gold medal of honor at a dinner party in his honor. Also, several of the guests decided to don creative eye-wear in his honor. Koons, who recently made an apperance in "Milk", has contributed to the art world for quite some time, often causing an uproar (artistically, personally).
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[First three rows of photos by NEIL RASMUS and PATRICK MCMULLAN for PMc, and JOHN NORWOOD.]
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Last night, Milk Gallery hosted the opening of a new photographic exhibition by Mike Figgis, famed director of Leaving Las Vegas. The exhibit, entitled Soho #2, consists of an evolving series of images from the two very different Soho neighborhoods of London and New York. The opening was awash with socials and art aficianados, including Patrick McMullan, Arden Wohl, Kai Kuhne, James Gardner, Shelly Bromfield, Jessica Joffe, Andre Balazs, and DJ Spooky.
[Onora Silver, Bianca Zvorc, Jada Smith, Mahlot San Sosa. Photos by SHAUN MADER for PMc]
Last night, Chelsea's Tyler Rollins Fine Art gallery held an opening reception for Ron Agam's exhibition entitled 'In Full Bloom'. The colors lit up the room. Ron, (who was brought up in Paris, Israel, and New York), on the Tyler Rollins site, speaks about treating the flowers as if they were faces, as he had been used to portraits. After over a year of working with the flowers, Agam realized how important they are and decided that he wanted this exhibition to make a statement on saving our environment so that these beautiful majestic flowers can keep blooming.
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Last Friday, we were lucky enough to be invited to the new monthly arts series, Legendary Children at the National Arts Club. Our hosts were recent NYU grads Nick Pandolfi and Zach Wigon, who started the event (which takes its name from a scene from the movie Paris is Burning) to provide a new venue to introduce new artists. The plan is to hold receptions once a month, featuring the work of a different young artist each time. This month's featured artist was Ray Tintori - guests were treated to selections from his completed films, and also some unreleased work.
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Following the screening of Daniel Craig's new movie Defiance at the Landmark Sunshine Theater last night, VIP guests headed to new culinary hotspot Shang, at the Thompson LES Hotel. The guest list included Agyness Deyn, Liam McMullan, Naomi Watts, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Sacco, Mary Alice Stephenson, and Marc Jacobs.
[Work of JeongMee Yoon]
Did you know that Pink used to be the appropriate color for young men? It was considered more masculine and was the decided color for boys while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color. It wasn't until after WWII "as modern society entered 20th century political correctness that the concept of gender equality emerged and, as a result, reversed the perspective on the colors associated with each gender." Consumer preference, social norms, and gender identifiers are all created. They are made up. This is hardly new news, but when you look at the latest work by artist JeongMee Yoon, it becomes almost shocking.
[Satsuki Mitchell, Daniel Craig. Photos by BILLY FARRELL for PMc]
The Landmark Sunshine Theater was packed last night with celebs and socials, as New York cinephiles came out for a screening of Defiance, the latest installment in this winter's grand kerfuffle of Nazi-themed cinema . Guests at the event included two of the film's stars, Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber, as well as Eric Mabius, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Ivanka Trump, Hana Soukupova, Tory Burch, Andre Balazs, Marc Jacobs, the City's Olivia Palermo, Naomi Watts, while Nextbook, Cinema Society, and Grey Goose acted as sponsors.
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Last Saturday, my favorite art gallery, HEIST owned by my fellow Omaha native Talia Eisenberg hosted "PAPERCUT" a group show of works on paper. I talked to her at an annual black tie masquerade party last night and got her to elaborate:
The show is called PAPERCUT, all works on paper, but I like to call it "PAPERCUT-COME ONE COME ALL, RECESSIONISTA'S REPRIEVE"- I have always believed, but even more so now during this economic predicament, art should be socially democratic and affordable for all. Not just for the socialite but for the socialist!. I mean with Damien Hurst's golden calf fetching 20 million dollars at Sotheby's, I feel like those people are being taken for a ride and it inspired me to do a show involving 30 or so artists with limited editions of ten per work- inexpensive for all and great, easy gifts for xmas/channukah/kwanza/scientologists...
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