Having previously professed my love of spirographs and kaleidoscopes, imagine how much I'm into John Whitney. Move over, Avatar, this is the real 3D.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
Either Sprüth Magers are mind readers, or we need to get in touch.
Double-whammy: on top of the colossal Tate Modern exhibition, John Baldessari is showing at Sprüth Magers in Berlin until mid-January. I've been to the Tate show twice and I can't get enough. Apparently I'm not the only one.
The gallery's London location is showing Barbara Kruger's work. Futura - what's not to like?
Plus, I've been into "isms" ever since Jenny Holzer (also represented by Sprüth Magers) did her stint for Helmut Lang.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Je crois que tout le monde s'accordera à dire que Luc Besson dans les années 80/90 ça envoyait du gros lourd. Le Grand Bleu, Léon, Le Cinquième Elément, du lourd.
Et puis il y a eu Subway, grand moment cinématographique où tout le monde s'était donné rendez-vous: Adjani, avant qu'elle ne vire en eau de boudin; Christophe Lambert avec sa coupe spéciale 220W-au-reveil; et Jean Reno, en batteur badboy au perfecto customisé.
Mais le plus beau, c'est le métro! Le bonheur de voir les couloirs inimitables couverts de petites mosaïques 100% nostalgie, mais sans les effluves nauséabondes des escalators à Opéra. Un truc de ouf à vous faire tomber amoureux de la RATP.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
For a second I thought I'd struck gold when I was tearing through Branislav Kropilak's website. Then I realised, oh, he's the epic billboard pictures guy.
Spectacular series of photographs, regardless. Incredible long-exposure shots of planes landing too. Speaks straight to my OCD, so clean, so many straight lines.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Joseph, keeping it tight since forever.
Today I read a 400-page "book" on Liz Taylor and Richard Burton's love mess.
That's six hours of my life and my mother's respect that I'm never getting back. I'm returning it to the store pronto and swapping it for John Niven's Kill Your Friends.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Pablo Picasso at play.
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, to be exact.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Eight years working with Fabien Baron + ex-business partner of Ezra Petronio = Patrick Li.
Pretty much design royalty, New York Times insider Patrick Li set up Li, Inc. after the recent dissolution of Work in Progress and consolidated his status as fashion ident heavyweight. He is the man behind the print paraphernalia for Rodarte, Alex Wang, Jason Wu and Phillip Lim.
Could've stopped that sentence after "he is the man".