Louis Vuitton + Os Gemeos

Louis Vuitton, reigning brand for artist collaborations (including Yayoi Kusama and RETNA alone in the past 6 months), has teamed up with Brazilian artists Os Gemeos to launch a limited edition scarf that will be available for purchase starting tomorrow. The artistic twin brothers posted a few sneak-peak photos on their instagram account of said scarves, although it is unclear if other collaborative merchandise will be available as well.

The scarves feature a sea of the artists’ signature yellow nonchalant faces amidst a red background with a beautiful green-patterned border. While you may have to wait until the 2nd to get your scarves in-store (side note: I find it odd to launch a new product on a day when all retail stores are closed), you can check back on my facebook page for more details of where to buy as soon as I have them. If you don’t already like my blog page on facebook, do it now: http://www.facebook.com/whereartmeetsfashion!

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All I Want For Christmas…

I am that girl who browses fashion magazines and is automatically drawn to the most expensive item on the page. It’s a problem, because then I start dreaming about all the beautiful things I just can’t have (that is, until I make my millions).

This year it was more of the same, and these are a few of the things I have been dreaming about this holiday season.

Tod's suede ankle boots

Tod’s suede ankle boots (available at Bergdorf Goodman)

Rag and Bone small pilot bag (available at

Rag & Bone small pilot bag (available here)

This entire look from Erdem (available on NET-A-PORTER)

This entire look from Erdem (available on NET-A-PORTER)

Augden lofty cowl scarf (available on shopbop.com)

Augden lofty cowl scarf (available on shopbop.com)

lulu frost for jcrew art deco bracelet

Lulu Frost for J.crew art deco bracelet (available here)

These two coffee table books (available here)

These two coffee table books (available on Amazon)

Donald Sultan, Mimosa, July 22, 2009; Print

Donald Sultan, Mimosa, July 22, 2009; Print (available on Artspace.com)

 

 

Art I’m Loving: Christian Marclay

Last night, I went to The Museum of Modern Art for a viewing of and opening party for Christian Marclay’s The Clock. I can honestly say it was the most incredibly addictive and inspired work of art I have seen in a long time. I was unable to see the extremely popular screenings held previously at Paula Cooper Gallery and Lincoln Center, so I was thrilled to hear it would return to New York for a third run at MoMA. Starting today, MoMA is screening the 2011 Venice Biennale Golden Lion award-winning film, which meticulously arranges thousands of clips from across 100 years of cinema into a 24-hour epic work of art. Each clip references a specific time of day, often by displaying a watch or clock, and the film is screened so that each minute referenced perfectly matches up with the local viewing time.

On New Year’s Eve and for three weekends in January, The Clock will be shown its entirety. For more information on times and dates, view MoMA’s website here. Only 170 visitors are allowed to view the film at one time, and viewers are let in on a first come, first serve basis. I would suggest going to get in line now.

Christian Marclay. Detail of The Clock. 2010. Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours. © Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay. Detail of The Clock. 2010. Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours. © Christian Marclay

Detail

Christian Marclay. Detail of The Clock. 2010. image via NYTimes

 

 

The Row + Damien Hirst

2012 CFDA Award Winners The Row (helmed by Mary Kate and Ashley Olson) have collaborated on a new project with British artist Damien Hirst. The partnership was initiated by Just One Eye‘s co-founder Paola Russo, whose main goal is to nurture the work between artists and unique mediums. The collab marks the first of a series of curated artistic partnerships for the Hollywood retail concept store.

After a year since the project began consumers can now purchase the resulting goods: 12 versions of The Row’s iconic Nile crocodile backpacks uniquely hand-painted and signed by Hirst. And while we all know crocodile-clad accessories fall into the luxury goods category, one of bags – a true fusion of fashion and fine art – will set you back $55,000. That hasn’t stopped Hollywood and the art world’s finest from snatching one up – according to WWD, many have already sold since the launch event at the store last week. Next up? Just One Eye’s next collaboration in the series involves Converse and an esteemed artist. Stay tuned!

"Small Gold Spots"

“Small Gold Spots”

"Multicolored Pills"

“Multicolored Pills”

"Large Multicolored Spots"

“Large Multicolored Spots”

The Row designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen at the launch event

The Row designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen at the launch event

 

 

 

Basel Obsession 5: Marc Quinn

Amidst the holiday parties of last week, I never had the chance to finish my list of Basel favorites. To cap it all off, I wanted to highlight Marc Quinn, whose vibrant floral photographs were featured at the AW Massey Fine Art booth at Overture Art Fair. The colors in the photos below don’t do these images justice – they are so vivid and alive in person it is as if you could reach out and touch the flowers.

Quinn’s sculpture, paintings and drawings often deal with the distanced relationship we have with our bodies, highlighting how the conflict between the ‘natural’ and ‘cultural’ has a grip on the contemporary psyche. Quinn became well known for his series of marble sculptures of amputees, which he created as a way of re-reading the aspirations of Greek and Roman statuary and their depictions of an idealised whole. His Garden series, however, which he began in 2000, focuses instead on incredible botanicals that never decay. These photographs clearly draw upon this series. Quinn has exhibited in many important group and solo exhibitions internationally, and is represented by Mary Boone here in New York.

Marc Quinn photos @ Overture Art Fair

Marc Quinn photos @ AW Massey Fine Art Booth – Overture Art Fair

Under the Volcano. Bus-Obu Mongolia, 2011; Painting

Under the Volcano. Bus-Obu Mongolia, 2011; Painting

Myth (Sphinx), 2007;Sculpture - Painted bronze

Myth (Sphinx), 2007; Painted bronze

To be titled (Eye Tondo with Map), 2011; Oil on canvas

To be titled (Eye Tondo with Map), 2011; Oil on canvas

 

 

Basel Obsession 4: Sarah Morris

So, it may seem like a complete contradiction that I am able to love neutral, black and white art just as much as I love bright, boldly-colored art. But I do, and artist Sarah Morris falls into the second category. The painter and filmmaker is known for her complex abstractions, which play with architecture and the psychology of urban environments. Morris executes her city-based paintings in household gloss on square canvases, employing rigorous, all-over grids in vivid colours that reference architectural motifs, signs or urban vistas. Morris associates these colors and geometries with a city’s unique vocabulary and palette, and, most importantly, its dynamic.

It was hard to miss her works featured by numerous galleries – including Petzel Gallery and White Cube – at Miami Art Basel, as the eye-catching pieces were often displayed on the exterior booth walls. And it’s no wonder – the artist has participated in many important exhibitions including 4th Site Santa Fe Biennial (2001), 25th São Paolo Biennial (2002) and ‘Days Like These’, Tate Triennial (2003), and has head numerous solo and group shows around the world. They may cost tens of thousands of dollars… but she has an amazing print selling right now on Artspace.com for just $750 with proceeds benefiting Lincoln Center. Get shopping!

@art basel miami beach

Spotted @ Art Basel Miami beach

@ Art Basel Miami Beach

Spotted @ Art Basel Miami Beach (and clearly photographed by me)

Total Lunar Eclipse, 2012; 19.69" x 19.69"; edition of 108; available @ Artspace.com

Total Lunar Eclipse, 2012; 19.69″ x 19.69″; edition of 108; available @ Artspace.com

Potomac Parkway [Capital], 2001; gloss household paint on canvas; 84.25 x 84.25 in

Potomac Parkway [Capital], 2001; gloss household paint on canvas; 84.25 x 84.25 in

Doublesheet Bend [Knots] , 2009; Household gloss paint on canvas;84.25 x 84.25 in

Doublesheet Bend [Knots] , 2009; Household gloss paint on canvas;
84.25 x 84.25 in. @ Petzel Gallery

Basel Obsession 3: Sam Francis

Sam Francis popped up everywhere at Art Basel Miami Beach. The often-defined Abstract Expressionist’s work was peppered in with Contemporary artworks in numerous fairs, but my favorite was the 4-canvas piece at Hollis Taggart Galleries at Art Miami. Considered one of the premier colorists of the twentieth century, Sam Francis is best known for dramatic, lushly painted works comprised of vivid pools of color, thinly applied. Drips, gestures, and splatters of paint in his work have led many critics to identify him as a second-generation Abstract Expressionist, but Francis has also been compared to Color Field artists on the basis of large, fluid sections of paint that seem to extend beyond the confines of the pictorial surface. He often uses bright, contrasting jewel tones, and the piece at the fair was a prime example of my favorite genre of his works.

Road of Ladders, 1984, Acrylic on canvas, 6 x 12 feet

Road of Ladders, 1984, Acrylic on canvas, 6 x 12 feet @ Hollis Taggart Galleries at Art Miami

Untitled, SFP90-2pr , 1990, 152 x 122 cm, Acrylic on canvas

Untitled, SFP90-2pr, 1990; 152 x 122 cm; Acrylic on canvas

Untitled 1974; 42.5 X 55.5 cm; Acrylic on ricepaper

Untitled, 1974; 42.5 X 55.5 cm; Acrylic on ricepaper

Untitled, 1988; 33 x 24 cm; Acrylic on canvas

Untitled, 1988; 33 x 24 cm; Acrylic on canvas

 

Basel Obsession 2: Vik Muniz

I have always loved Vik Muniz’s photographs. His unbounding creativity in the way he experiments with non-traditional materials, such as chocolate and sugar, junk and toys, to create the images he captures through his camera lens is inspiring. After visiting a private collection earlier this year filled with large scale photographs by the artist, I began to track and admire his work more and more. Muniz currently has a retrospective at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga – his largest European exhibition to date – and has had numerous solo shows including one at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

At Art Basel Miami Beach this year, Vik Muniz showed a new work entitled Flowers, after Warhol that was recently part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. You can barely tell from far away that these are photographs, composed of small objects in order to form images distinctively similar to Warhols flower silkscreens. Also on view at the Sikkema Jenkins booth was a photograph Muniz composed in a similar manner to reference Jasper Johns’ famous flag work. I know Muniz will continue to make a name for himself as one of the foremost contemporary art photographers.

Flowers, after Warhol; at Art Basel Miami Beach

Flowers, after Warhol; @ Art Basel Miami Beach

A more professional shot of the piece

A more professional shot of the piece

Marilyn Monroe (from Pictures of Diamonds), 2004Cibachrome

Marilyn Monroe (from Pictures of Diamonds), 2004
Cibachrome (*which I also saw at a private collection on the UES earlier this year)

Boy Blowing Bubbles, after Edouard Manet, 2012

Boy Blowing Bubbles, after Edouard Manet, 2012; from his “Pictures of Magazines 2” series

 

Basel Obsession 1: Glenn Ligon

I am a huge fan of New York-based artist Glenn Ligon’s large black and white canvases incorporating coal dust. There was the most stunning new example of one of these pieces at the Regen Projects booth at Art Basel Miami Beach, and there were also three massive works by the artist on view right when you entered the de la Cruz Collection space.

Ligon’s most recent solo exhibition was a mid-career retrospective entitled Glenn Ligon: AMERICA at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2011, which travelled thereafter to LACMA and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. He is best known for his landmark series of text-based paintings, made since the late 1980s, which draw on the writings and speech of diverse figures, and often addresses the topic of race. He currently has a solo exhibition at Luhring Augustine in New York, which features a large selection of his neon text pieces he has created since 2005, pushing his practice into new, unexpected territories while remaining in dialogue with his text paintings.

But the coal dust works are my favorite. I love how you can see the sparkle from the coal dust the closer you get to the painting, and how beautifully abstract they look from further away. Pictures just don’t do them justice.

Masquerade II, #10, 2012; Silkscreen and coal dust on canvas; 78 x 52 inchesOn view at Regen Projects @ Art Basel Miami Beach

Masquerade II, #10, 2012; Silkscreen and coal dust on canvas;      78 x 52; On view at Regen Projects @ Art Basel Miami Beach

Figure 63, 2010; acrylic, silkscreen and coal dust on canvas; 60x48; via Luhring Augustine

Figure 63, 2010; Acrylic, silkscreen and coal dust on canvas;    60 x 48; via Luhring Augustine

Untitled (Contact), 2002, coal dust, printing ink, oil stick, glue, acrylic paint and gesso on canvas; 74 x 118; via Regen Projects

Untitled (Contact), 2002; Coal dust, printing ink, oil stick, glue, acrylic paint and gesso on canvas; 74 x 118; via Regen Projects

My horrible picture from the de la Cruz Collection in Miami

My horrible picture of the 3 Ligon works on view at the de la Cruz Collection in Miami

 

Back From Basel

I just returned from Art Basel Miami Beach, and while I am completely exhausted, I had such a great time. Though I was only there for a few days, I managed to cover a lot of territory – I saw a TON of amazing art, met some great people, and ate some delicious food! In two days I was able to hit the three big private collections (Rubell, Margulies, de la Cruz), Art Basel Miami Beach (the main fair), Design Miami, Overture, Scope, UNTITLED., Art Miami, CONTEXT at Art Miami, and The Bass Museum. Not familiar with the 20+ art fairs Miami has to offer during Art Basel? HuffPo has an incredibly helpful article explaining the differences through high school stereotypes here.

I also had the opportunity to attend parties at the homes of private collectors, and seeing how people display art in their personal spaces is always a great experience. While I cannot possibly recount everything I saw, I will be dedicating posts this week to some of my favorite pieces.

Check back soon!

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Photo: Me in my Lisa Perry Splatter tank (available here) standing inside Randy Polumbo’s Love Stream #2, 2012 at Art Public in collaboration with The Bass Museum