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CURRENT VIEWING: RICHARD PHILLIPS: NEW MUSEUM: GAGOSIAN GALLERY

Richard Phillips, Fundraiser, 2009, oil on canvas, 72 x 108". Image courtey Gagosian GalleryRichard Phillips, Fundraiser, 2009, oil on canvas, 72 x 108". Image courtey Gagosian Gallery

If a painter decides to posit his work somewhere between those slippery signposts of "Art" "Adverting" and "Pornography" how does he make sure that the somersaults he is turning will safely land the the imagery in that zone of "critique" ?

CURRENT READING: NIGHT GAMES AND OTHER STORIES AND NOVELLAS: ARTHUR SCHNITZLER

Seriously..every story IS about love or detah or a combination thereofSeriously..every story IS about love or detah or a combination thereof

"I write of love and death. What other subjects are there?"

Arthur Schnitzler

SCOOP DU JOUR: ID 300

News travels fast these days which is why TI is speeding the hiss hot from London that ID's 300th issue due this summer is a blockbuster affair with multiple covers.

NEW YORK NIGHTSCAPE

Wall Street luxury condos rise defiantly despite...Wall Street luxury condos rise defiantly despite...

Down in New York's Financial District these days it's like the reverse of the Soho 70's

'Model As Muse' Tyson Ballou of Wilhelmina by Joe Lally :Defacto

Tyson Ballou: Wilhelmina by Joe LallyTyson Ballou: Wilhelmina by Joe Lally

Ladies and gentlemen, a greatest hits parade by of that iconic model, Mr Tyson Ballou.

REFERENCE LIBRARY: YOHJI YAMAMOTO: TALKING TO MYSELF: PUBLISHED BY: Steidl/Carla Sozzani

Legendary Naomi in Yohji's legendary catalogue created by Nick Knight, Marc Ascoli and Peter SavilleLegendary Naomi in Yohji's legendary catalogue created by Nick Knight, Marc Ascoli and Peter Saville

"For me, a woman in Yohji is like a nymphomaniac nun. His clothes are at once sensual and very ritualistic."

Jean Michel Jarre on Yohji Yamamoto

Towards04b.png : Friday, February 6, 2009 by Philipp Otto.

A Color Scheme extrodianaire via vvork.comA Color Scheme extrodianaire via vvork.com

Art Break Friday April 17 2009.

CURRENT READING: JAPANESE GOTH : TIFFANY GODOY and Ivan Vartanian: RIZZOLI

Tiffany Godoy and  Ivan Vartanian's Japanese Goth is rich with amazing inspirational imageryTiffany Godoy and Ivan Vartanian's Japanese Goth is rich with amazing inspirational imagery

Tiffany Godoy, author of the indispensable "Style Deficit Disorder" is back on the block with a new tome, the succinctly titled "Japanese Goth".

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