If you haven’t been to Moscow, the simple advice is get on the plane and go (you’ll need a visa).
When Foundation Louis Vuitton opened several years ago in Paris, it joined a slew of those manufactured by the newly minted patrons of the arts who have made such incredible amounts of money that they could build not private collections but entire museums; people like the fashion designer Miuccia Prada (Fondazione Prada in Milan) and the real-estate moguls like Eli Broad (the Broad in Los Angeles).
It’s one of those things you find out about and your jaw drops to the floor.
Photographer Jeff P. Elstone II has set out on a new project that seeks to capture the many facets of touring life, ranging from traveling, to performing, to meetings, to sleeping, with some of techno’s most renown artists today.
This has been another marquee year for the European titans of mid-century art.
I generally try to see every exhibition of Chaim Soutine’s paintings that can I manage to get to and of those that I can’t I try to track down the catalogue.
I don’t remember the first time I encountered the work of Chiharu Shiota, but I remember being immediately drawn to it.
To the rather inelegant but often-asked question, “Who is your daddy?”, modern sculpture can assuredly answer, “Constantin Brancusi.”
At the beginning of “McQueen,” the mostly polite, deferential documentary on Alexander McQueen, the designer says off camera that he does not care what others think, and that his creativity depends on his honesty.
When you talk to the Canadian architect Philipp Beesley, a long time collaborator of the designer Iris van Herpen, you must rewire yourself. Beesley talks in abstractions – instead of walls and floors and ceilings, you get planes, and motion, and thermodynamics. This isn’t because he’s trying to obfuscate anything, it’s just the way his mind works. In a way it’s a requirement for Beesley, because he has moved on past the traditional architecture of making buildings, which he has done exceedingly well in his career. Instead he creates spaces and environments that operate on a level above the basic requirements of architecture, such as protection from the elements. It’s not that it’s not his concern, but these problems have been thoroughly solved. Instead, he’s more concerned how space interacts with human beings on a philosophical level – freedom, community, interaction. Abstraction is the language that’s required.