Thursday, August 30, 2012

WARHOL Takes Over The World, Again! NARS & Target Get Ready For The Crowds....

Warhol is more popular than ever with this most recent NARS make up collection out November 1, 2012 which I will be in line for.  Look at these pieces, I will be buying ALL regardless if I want the make up or not.  But, I'm pretty sure I will since NARS is one of the best brand on the market.   And, as of this Sunday, the collectors edition Campbell's soup cans will be debuting at Target. Yes, it's actual soup, but I'll be saving / "collecting" mine. (There are four collector edition cans that will be lining the shelves along side all the regular red and white cans.) That's just the beginning this fall for Warhol this fall... Have a look at a recent article I found by Lily Nima (NY Times), on the NARS make up collection....

"Andy Warhol once proclaimed that “an artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have,” a statement exemplified by his namesake foundation, which, in recent years, has allowed the artist’s work to be paired with everything from retail marketing initiatives (Barneys) to limited-edition luxury goods, ranging from accessories (Philip Treacy) to wine (Dom Perignon) and even skateboards (Alien Workshop). Noticeably missing from the portfolio, however, has been a beauty collaboration. Enter the Nars autumn/winter 2012 color collection.
Combining Warhol’s well-documented love of makeup with that of the brand founder and creative director, Fran├žois Nars, the 29-piece offering aims to capture the spirit of Warhol — and his many muses, including Edie Sedgewick, Debbie Harry and Candy Darling — through more than just the use of recognizable imagery. “What I loved about [Warhol's] world was that he took elements from the past and made them his own. That’s what we have done with this collection — taken Andy’s ‘world’ and made it modern,” Nars explains. “The colors are also directly linked to the makeup.” This desire to project forward is evident throughout, with product development innovations abundant (like printed eye shadow palettes with every color filled through to the pan), as well as never-before-seen applications of Warhol’s works (including a “Kiss”-wrapped soup can) by the former Interview editorial director turned creative consultant Fabien Baron.
The collection arrives in stores in time for the 25th anniversary of the Pop artist’s passing, and will be released in two parts: core products on Oct. 1 at Sephora and holiday-focused kits and palettes on Nov. 1."
And, of course one of my most favorite street art photos ever I shot in February 2010 in the Meat Packing District by Mr. BrainWash.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Did You Miss ICY & SOT's Debut At Openhouse Pop Up Gallery? Don't Worry, It's Right Here...

If you blinked, you may have missed the ICY & SOT debut show at Openhouse Gallery.  But, fear not, it's right here...well, as much as I could capture in the completely packed space on Broome Street this past Thursday night.  The show ran until today, Saturday only (Aug, 23-25, 2012), as it will quickly move on to other international venues. 

We have seen their work around the city, but never this much as once  --and prints for sale as well.  One can't help notice their Banksy inspirations. Their art covers topics of love and hate, war and peace, despair, and so on.  I'm not into political art, but the conversations and debates were brewing.  Of course, I overheard some of it as I was shooting these photos. You'll notice Funero, Allison from Hendershot Gallery, Kid Lew and more, have a look at the event....

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Way To Spend A Sunday Afternoon - Graffiti Hall Of Fame In Harlem Presents.....

Come one, come all to this James Top Production (which takes place all weekend), but I'll be there Sunday with performance artist Cara Elizabeth.   Painting, dance, performance, old school everything...  The best way to spend a Sunday! 
For more info contact James at the email above!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Images Of The Week: New & Favorite Street Art From The Lower East Side, New NICK WALKER anyone?!

It's been quiet on the gallery scene.  Quiet on the fashion scene. Quiet on the retail/personal shopping scene! Every scene! Everyone is on vacation until the first week in September when the gallery shows kick back in along with fashion week.  And, people show up in the stores and on the streets once again.  I do not get that luxury to vacation, luckily -  otherwise I'd miss an amazing show at Openhouse Gallery in Soho, tomorrow evening.  I'll be reporting on that of course, until then here are the best of best street art scenes from the past week.  Most found on the Lower East Side and Chinatown/Soho. The best thing about summer is the amount of fabulous street art you can find....take a look!  (But I'm still ready for fall!)
Nick Walker!  Love his work, this next to Hendershot Gallery on Chrystie. Main shot (full door), then via the Instagram we all love....More FABULOUS Nick Walker below "Vandal."
From JR's studio, found it in the garbage, thought it could be something imporant but I was told no...but you can see why I was excited IF it was something JR was really working on!
Love my doors!
Dain's beauty strikes again! (Above / Below)
Love my Russell King! These. Are. Everywhere!
Banksy like images by Wattts near Bleecker & Spring.  You really need to look to find this one, I missed it twice....small but mighty!