Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fashion Images & Art This Week Not To Miss - McQ To Kenny Scarf & MORE Art Fairs!

A few favorite art+fashion images I've seen this week - the first reminding me of my most favorite McQueen & Isabella Blow photo ever, the duo was inseparable.  I wish they were both still with us...imagine.  This image is from the Stanley Wise Gallery who will be showing at AIPAD next weekend,, art, well photography, fair No. 1.....
Edie Campbell by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue

Today's New York Times / Bill Cunningham On The Street. Men who can dress. I look forward to these each week and Mr. Cunningham never fails to disappoint.

Now for the art; the legend Kenny Scharf and his image "Squirt" at The Standard in the MePa District. Get ready!  His latest show "Kolors" will open at  Paul Kasmin Gallery this Thursday, April 4, 2013.  Look here for all the info:

But first, it will be a busy Thursday night as I'll head over to Doyle New York first for the operning reception with the artists for Street Art Auction  
Here's the info from Doyle:
MEET THE ARTISTS at an Opening Night Reception on April 4!  Angelo Madrigale, Specialist in Charge of the Street Art Auction, hosts an opening night reception honoring ASVP, Ces, Cope2, Indie 184, Ivory, Phetus, Revolt, Trike1 and other artists whose work is featured in the auction. The event will take place within the Street Art exhibition.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Doyle New York - 175 East 87th Street - NYC

All during the Affordable Art Fair this week:

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fashion + Art + Sex + Disco + The 70's + Fashion Illustration = Legendary ANTONIO LOPEZ!

Recently, I attended a lecture/book signing at the Fashion Institute of Technology of Roger and Mauricio Pahilha who authored Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco.  I missed them last fall at the Brooklyn Museum so this was a definite "must-go-to" event to learn more about the legendary fashion illustrator.  Also, legendary model Pat Cleveland was on the panel, a big surprise!
Antonio Lopez (1943-1987) was best known for his dazzling illustrations in Women's Wear Daily, Vogue, the New York Times and for many high fashion labels.  "The young 20 year olds' at F.I.T., Parsons, etc. need to know who this legend is!"  The brothers exclaimed vividly.  He was the major force in the fashion world for three decades with his vibrant, edgy illustrations and made stars and famous models of out girls he saw on the street and launched modeling careers of Jerry Hall, Grace Jones and Jessica Lange.  He worked with Karl Lagerfeld, YSL, Normal Kamali and Anna Sui.  He documented the 1970's disco nightlife in New York City like no one else and with partner Juan Ramos illustrated a book of portraits called "Antonio's Girls" in 1982, "Antonio's People" and "Instamatics," (see them all on  Have a look at the event and travel back to the 70's with me.  Buy the giant book if you, like I, love art, fashion, disco and the 70's!

Grace Jones & Jerry Hall
The Panel, Pat Clevand in red
The authors
On the right,"Advanced Style" ladies
My signed book by the legends
Some of the popular illustrations...
Visit to get your copy, a must have!

On the way, another 70's fashion legend; Steven Burrows "When Fashion Danced" exhibit at the  Museum of the City of New York:
I'll be heading to this soon, running March 22, 2013 - August 2013.

Art / Fashion Mix Fix: Picasso Fashion From Eugenio Recuenco - Brilliant!

A few days ago on Trendland ( I was stopped in my tracks by the amazing photography and genius of Eugenio Recuenco and his photo-portraits of Picasso into fashion.  Not to mention his photography is beyond breathtakingly creative and ethereal but this exhibit is truly brilliant for an art/fashion mix.  Trendland says: 
"Eugenio Recuenco is wonderful at creating a scene, determining a stranger(‘s) point of view, telling us just enough of a story for us to want more. Here he has photographed models to resemble Picasso’s paintings. During his cubist period, Picasso’s ladies were awkward, and feeble, and his lines, most remarkably the eyes, were rendered surrealistically. We may say Recuenco has made an homage to the painter, as many liberties were taken with poses, and garments. The effect of this homage is forced in some photos more than others. The visual patina the photographer has used both in camera filters and backgrounds creates a weird and dreamy hallucinatory women."
You must visit his website below to see all of his incredible fashion photography and more. (Link below), have a look...
And, a few others from his portfolio I found on-line...well worth sharing, look him up and be inspired.
Be sure to take a look at his website at

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Skulls, Abstract Portraits & A Fashion Mix; "A Few Of My Favorite Things" - Re-Cap From VOLTA Art Fair!

A few last photos from VOLTA Art Fair, located at a new venue at 82 Mercer Street...  As I walked the first floor with an (actual critic), I was not overly blown away, until I stepped up to the second floor.  I feel some of the best exhibits oddly were upstairs but I'm sure there was no rhyme or reason to it.  (It was all amazing work I should say, my "favorites" just happened to be above.)   I discovered a ton of new artists and galleries that were definitely worth shooting, here they are.... (*Note; by this point I was rushing around to get to everything and have all the info of these artists but its not displayed, if you need it, just email me.)

Thread in art.  Love the trend, but it's not really "new," I just hope it continues...

Artist Eva Lake (above)

Skulls in art, always incredible to see...
That's all folks - from the art fairs this year, now back to the galleries and new art / fashion mixes up next!