Archive for the 'Art' Category

IN THE BOUDOIR by GYULA ASZTALOS

PHOTOGRAPHY by SEAN & SENG

(Anais Pouliot for Numéro. Styling: Samuel Francois. Model: Anais Pouliot)

- http://seanandseng.com/

BROKEN DISC by MICHAEL OLODERT

BAR IN PENNSYLVANIA by JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR (1904)

ALESSANDRO MENDINI

Alessandro Mendini (born 16 August 1931 in Milan) is an Italian designer and architect. He played an important part in the development of Italian design. He also worked, aside from his artistic career, for Casabella, Modo and Domus magazines.  His design has been characterized by his strong interest in mixing different cultures and different forms of expression; he creates graphics, furniture, interiors, paintings and architectures and wrote several articles and books; he is also renowned as an enthusiastic member of jury in architectural competition for young designers, such as the DBEW competition in South Korea or the Braun prize. He also teaches at the University of Milan.  Currently he runs his own practice in Milan, the Atelier Mendini, together with his brother Francesco Mendini.

ROCKING MACHINE by HERMAN MAKKINK (1971)

(Photo Fiona Makkink)

Dutch sculptor Herman Makkink with the Rocking Machine, a penis sculpture, from Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, 1971. His work is currently on view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark, Rotterdam.

HATTOMONKEY MILK PACKAGING

Hattomonkey design studio has created a brand new dairy beverage product package concept. So the task which has been set before designers is to invent a package, which is to underline naturality, there by to get closer to the consumer of diary products. The idea was born unexpectedly -to stylize package by a cross stitch.

- Hattomonkey (Official)

CARLTON BOOKCASE by ETTORE SOTTSASS (1981)

Ettore Sottsass (Innsbruck 1917- Milano 2007). His long career and his strange objects are here described. From the long collaboration with Olivetti firm and the Memphis Group he founded in 1981, symbol of the so called New design .

- ($34.20 USD) Book: Ettore Sottsass: Minimum Design

CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU (PARIS)

Centre Georges Pompidou (also known as the Pompidou Centre in English) is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais. It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture.  It houses the Bibliothèque publique d’information, a vast public library, the Musée National d’Art Moderne which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. Because of its location, the Centre is known locally as Beaubourg. It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who decided its creation, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. The Centre Pompidou has had over 150 million visitors since 1977. The sculpture, Horizontal by Alexander Calder, a free-standing mobile that is twenty-five feet high, was placed permanently in front of the Centre Pompidou by the architect of the building.

While your there, enjoy lunch or dinner at Restaurant Georges on the 6th floor. The food there is great and the view is amazing!

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
19, rue Beaubourg
75004 Paris
France

ERIC FISCHL

Eric Fischl emerged in the 1980s as one of America’s most important figurative painters. His paintings, many of which show a single intense moment, compel the viewer to participate in a world of middle-class suburban ambiguity and drama. In Fischl’s engaging distinctly American canvases, narrative, morality, sexuality, and psychology are preeminent.  This volume, an expanded edition of Eric Fischl 1970-2000, is the most comprehensive examination of this important contemporary painter. More than 250 works, selected in conjunction with the artist, present the full scope of Fischl’s career: the formative work of the 1970s; the breakthrough paintings of the 1980s, including the controversial Sleepwalker and Bad Boy; and the mature work, often of a personal and contemplative nature, of the 1990s and 2000s. In his most recent paintings, Fischl has turned to multipiece cycles: The Bed, The Chair series, starting with The Philosopher’s Chair; canvases inspired by trips to Italy and India; and the paintings—Fischl terms them “narrative fictions”—of the “Krefeld Project.” These engrossing images have been accomplished with a mastery that has been compared to that of Caravaggio.  The introduction, by philosopher and critic Arthur C. Danto, offers a perceptive study of Fischl’s work over the course of four decades. Commentary drawn from interviews with the artist, conducted by noted writer Robert Enright, accompanies the paintings. Finally, a witty and personal afterword by Steve Martin, best known as a gifted comic actor and author, but also an astute collector of modern art, discusses Barbeque, a famed Fischl painting from his private collection.

- ($52.20 USD) Book: Eric Fischl: 1970-2007

VOLKSWAGEN WIRE PROJECT by KAREN OETLING & JUAN PABLO RAMOS VALADEZ

(Photo © Karen Oetling and Juan Pablo Ramos Valade)

- Juan Pablo Ramos Valadez

- Karen Oetling

ERIC K. WALLIS

- Eric K. Wallis (Official)

DVD: THE FACE OF TH TWENTIETH CENTURY: BAUHAUS (ARTHAUS – ART AND DESIGN)

‘Let us create the new building of the future together; it will combine architecture, sculpture, and painting in a single form’. With this vision, Walter Gropius, in 1919, opened the Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar, which was to become one of the most influential schools of art, design and architecture from Dessau to Chicago. Artists such as Kandinsky, Itten, Feiniger, Klee, Moholy-Nagy and Schlemmer taught there and, together with directors Gropius and van der Rohe, led the Bauhaus to embody reform, experimentation and the avant-garde. Through artworks, archival records and interviews, this film delves into the exciting story of the school and its protagonists.

- ($19.99 USD) DVD: The Face of the Twentieth Century: Bauhaus (ArtHaus – Art and Design Series)

PHOTOGRAPHY by Daido Moriyama

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“The crushing force of time is before my eyes, and I myself try to keep pressing the shutter release of the camera. In this inevitable race between the two of us, I feel I am going to be burnt up.” – Daido Moriyama

- http://www.moriyamadaido.com/english/

SWEET BITTER by LING JIAN (2007)

BLOMMERS AND NIELS SCHUMM

Amsterdam-based photographers Blommers and Niels Schumm both studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and started working together in 1998. They operate in a zone between fashion, art and photography, with shifting perspectives, where images move back and forth between different meanings. In this shoot for Baron Magazine, Blommers and Schumm made normal objects appear erotic. ‘It’s nice that people think they are perverts, looking at these boring still lifes,’ they say.

- Blommers and Niels Schumm

PHOTOGRAPHY by RENNIE ELLIS

(Lady Medina, The Ritz 1977 – Image by © 2011 Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive)

KILIAN ENG

Cool!

- Kilian Eng

POINT LINE SURFACE by OSKAR SCHLEMMER (1928)

Schlemmer is one of the lesser-known Weimar and Bauhaus artists. This book is a catalog of the Baltimore Museum of Art show now touring the United States. Various essays describe the social and political climate of the times and Schlemmer’s work in experimental theater and dance. Chronology of his life (with photographs) is included, along with descriptions of the contents of the show. Schlemmer took the human figure and tried for a geometrical objectivity, but emotional mystery still remains. The numerous color plates, many of them rarely if ever reproduced in an English-language book, will be of interest to artists and scholars.

- ($170.04 USD) Book: Oskar Schlemmer: The Baltimore Museum of Art

LA SEANCE DE PEINTURE by FRANCOIS-EMILE BARRAUD (1932)

François Barraud (14 November 1899 – 11 September 1934) was a Swiss painter.Barraud was the eldest of four brothers who all painted or sculpted at various points in their lives. The brothers, François, Aimé, Aurèle and Charles, were largely self-taught artists having been raised as professional plasterers and house painters. Barraud attended evening classes at the local art school in 1911 together with his brothers. In 1919, he exhibited his paintings in La Chaux-de-Fonds and participated in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Basel. Encouraged by the success of the exhibitions he left Switzerland in 1922, and moved to Reims in France where he worked as a house painter for two years. He married Marie, a French woman, in 1924. Marie subsequently featured as a model in several of his paintings. Around 1924 or 1925, Barraud found work in Paris as an artist and craftsman. While living in Paris he studied painting at the Louvre. François Barraud painted mainly still lifes, female nudes and portraits, including several double portraits of himself and his wife, Marie His precise, realist style of painting developed under the influence of the old Flemish and French masters he had studied at the Louvre.  Barraud suffered periods of illness throughout his life and died of tuberculosis in Geneva, in 1934, at the age of 34. Arthur Stoll held a major collection of François Barraud’s works. His works are also held in the Musée des beaux-arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Coninx Museum in Zurich and the Foundation for Art, Culture and History in Winterthur.

MAX WALTER SVANBERG

Max Walter Svanberg (February 21, 1912 – May 28, 1994) was a Swedish surrealist painter, illustrator, and designer. His most prevalent motifs were of women’s bodies merged with elements of flora and fauna.  Born in Malmö, Sweden, Svanberg founded the Swedish artist group Imaginisterna in 1948, but left them soon after. In 1950, he published an album of lithographs. In 1953, he was invited to join a surrealist group in Paris led by André Breton. Svanberg exhibited at the Galerie de l’Etoile Scellee in 1955. In 1958, he illustrated an edition of Arthur Rimbaud’s Illuminations.  Svanberg died in Limhamn, Sweden.

PHOTOGRAPHY by NICK FRANK

- Nick Frank

OS ESPACIALISTAS

These guys are both crazy and genius and I love it. Group of 4 architects (Diogo, João, luis and Sérgio) from Portugal called Os Espacialistas formed in 2008.

- https://www.facebook.com/espacialistas

ORFEUS OG EURYDIKE by PALLE NIELSEN (1959)

IAN STEVENSON

- http://www.ianstevenson.co.uk/

PANTONE ALBUM COVERS by DAVID MARSH

- David Marsh

IAN STEVENSON

DOM PÉRIGNON by DAVID LYNCH

Twin Peaks director David Lynch, one of Hollywood’s most renowned film makers, has revealed his new design for Dom Perignon.

- ($169.00 USD) 2003 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Lynch Labels 750ml
- Dom Perignon (Official)

THE RED ROOM by HENRI-ÈMILE-BENOÎT MATISSE (1908)

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

- ($27 USD) Book: Matisse, Henri (Great Masters)

COTYPO, PERFICA, VOLUPIE by FELIX LABISSE (1963)

Félix Labisse (March 9, 1905 – January 27, 1982) was a French Surrealist painter, illustrator, and designer.He was born in Marchiennes. He divided his time between Paris and the Belgian coast from 1927. In Ostend he met James Ensor, who influenced his work. Beginning in 1931 he designed for the theater. His paintings depict fantastical hybrid creatures, and are often erotic. He painted the first of a series of blue women in 1960; among them is the Bain Turquoise.He was the subject of a film by Alain Resnais, Visite à Félix Labisse (1947). In 1966 he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 1973 his paintings were shown in a retrospective exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. He died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1982.

- ($66.11 USD) Book: Félix Labisse

FACTORY A by JOSEF ALBERS (1925/26)

 

(Sandblasted flashed glass with black paint 35.5 x 45.7 cm)

- ($79.50 USD) Book: Josef Albers: Formulation: Articulation

DAVID JOHANSEN & JOEY RAMONE

(Photography by Bob Gruen, NYC, 1976)

Such a cool photo!

For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner, to capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene to covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time—and he’s always gotten the shot. In this lavish monograph, Gruen has curated his favorite photographs from his career, with intimate captions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Featuring such illustrious acts as the Clash, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Ramones, and more, and including an introduction by the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie, this collection is a must-have for all fans of rock and roll.

- ($29.70 USD) Book: Rock Seen
- ($23.50 USD) Book: John Lennon: The New York Years
- ($25.02 USD) Book: New York Dolls: Photographs

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART by ALFONSO EDUARDO REIDY (RIO DE JANEIRO) (1954)

The building to house the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, was designed in 1955, but to date it is completed in its entirety. It is located in the bay of Rio de Janeiro, on land reclaimed from the sea with the devastation of the “hills”, as part of an urban planning on the coast of Rio that is carried out under the direction of Roberto Burle Marx.  This new land must also be the site of a large public park surrounding the museum. Ordering a splendid view of Guanabara Bay and put in front of the city skyline, with the rebellion of mountains in the background, the position is of exceptional beauty and within easy reach of the city.

Museum Of Modern Art
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85
Parque do Flamengo
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

- ($13 USD) Book: St the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture
- ($128 USD) Book: When Brazil Was Modern: A Guide to Architecture, 1928-1960

HENRI-ÈMILE-BENOÎT MATISSE

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

- ($27 USD) Book: Matisse, Henri (Great Masters)

PETER RAVN

Just discovered this incredible fellow dane Peter Ravn. Please check out website for more outstanding paintings.

Peter Ravn is a danish painter. He holds a degree in architecture and design from the Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Before his debut as an artist, he was a central figure in the Danish field of design and music with his work on design and visual identity, as record cover and poster designer and as a director of music videos. He was behind a string of remarkable Danish record sleeves and a pioneer of the Scandinavian music video. Through the 80s and 90s he developed groundbreaking and visually experimenting work for many of the biggest names in Scandinavian rock and pop.  In the 90s Ravn was the architect behind the fashion project DEMOCRATS characterised by T-shirts with conceptual graphic designs boasting philosophical, political and often controversial slogans.  Around the millennium Ravn began to paint.

- Peter Ravn (Official)

HENRI-ÈMILE-BENOÎT MATISSE

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

- ($27 USD) Book: Matisse, Henri (Great Masters)

LUST & GLUTTONY by CHRIS ANTEMANN

Lust and Gluttony, Chris Antemannâ’s largest work to date celebrates the age old tradition of figurative porcelain centerpieces. Surrounding a decadent table filled with succulent fruit and sugared delicacies, gather the Seven Deadly Sins. The devil, disguised as a maid in a blue dress tempts Sloth with another drink, Envy gazes longingly at Greed. While Gluttony indulges herself, Wrath prepares to slice up Pride, and in the midst of it all a couple are caught in the throws of Lust.

- Ferrin Gallery

MINI RETRO SYNTHS by DAN MCPHARLIN

- Dan McPharlin

“LADY WITH MUFF” by EDWARD OKUN (1912)

PHOTOGRAPHY by JONATHAN FRANTINI

(Photography: Jonathan Frantini. Stylist: Barbara Gullstein. Hair & Make-up: Lasse Pedersen Model: Thomas Troelsen (PRIVATE). Jacket: Dior Homme, Shirt: Dior Homme, Necklace: Erickson Beamon)

Here’s the first image from my photo session with Jonathan Frantini. Please check out his website. He’s an amazing photographer with his very own style and I’m very honored that he wanted to be on board.

- Jonathan Frantini (Official)

PHOTOGRAPHY by LOUIS FAURER (1950)

(Park Avenue Garage, Hotel Marguery, NY  photo by Louis Faurer, 1950) Louis Faurer

- ($29.00 USD) Book: Louis Faurer

ROBERT MCGINNIS

Robert McGinnis (born 1926) is an American artist and illustrator. McGinnis is known for his illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys (his first film poster assignment), Barbarella, and several James Bond and Matt Helm films

- ($90 USD) Book: Tapestry: The Paintings of Robert McGinnis

CHARLES S. ANDERSON

LITOGRAPHIE NO. 24B (R. 123) by PIERRE SOULAGES (1969)

Born in Rodez (Aveyron) in 1919, Soulages also is known as “the painter of black” because of his interest in the colour, “…both a colour and a non-colour. When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it. It opens up a mental field all of its own”. He sees light as a matter to work with; striations of the black surface of his paintings enables him to make the light reflect, allowing the black to come out from darkness and into brightness, thereby becoming a luminous colour.

- ($79 USD) Book: Pierre Soulages (French Edition)

JEONG HWA MIN

- http://www.sugarlandparadise.com/