Category Archives: Art

Kenmochi + Noguchi = Design Love

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The Noguchi Museum in Queens is presenting “Design: Isamu Kenmochi and Isamu Noguchi,” detailing the work of Japan’s two most celebrated modern designers. Included in the exhibit is a reproduction of the Basket Chair they collaborated on.

September 19 thru March 16
noguchi.org

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Gianfranco Ferré Dead at 62

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Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré passed away this weekend after suffering a massive brain hemmorhage in Milan.

Born in 1944, Ferré started out in 1970 as a jewelry and accessories designer after earning a degree in architecture. His first foray into fashion design came with a successful line of raincoats before being tapped by LVMH to helm Christian Dior, a position he held through 1996.

Ferré had just signed Julia Roberts and rock star Skin to star in a new ad campaign.

Affordable Art Fair

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Lee Madgwick’s The Incident at 20 East 1st Street

Got a wall that’s just screaming for something to hang from it? Don’t want something mass-produced by Bed, Bath & Beyond or Urban Outfitters? Check out the Affordable Art Fair this weekend in Manhattan.

AAF features paintings, drawings, sculptures, video, photography and limited edition prints, all priced from $100 to $10,000. Check out their website for a preview of the artists being shown and support the arts while sprucing up your abode.

Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St @ Sixth Ave
$15 admission, $10 students and seniors
www.aafnyc.com

Let’s Get Lost

 

After years of the Bruce Weber “look” being commodified and watered-down by the teen retail industry’s ad campaigns, its easy to forget what a talented photographer and filmmaker he is. His singular vision of Americana, youth, nostalgia and sex have defined a generation and influenced artists and tastemakers the world over.

Let’s Get Lost follows what turns out to be the last days of legendary jazzman Chet Baker, as he reminisces about a life lived and lost. Insightful, but never sentimental. The content of the film is as amazing as it looks. Not to be missed.

thru Thursday, June 28
Film Forum
209 W Houston St @ Sixth Ave
Filmforum.org 

Edith Piaf ‘No Regrets’

Have you seen the fabulous Edith Piaf bio-pic La Vie En Rose? If not, see it now! Here’s a clip of the real Edith to pique your interest.