Pre Paris

Fashion, books, short stories, poems, comics, cartoons, culture and myself. In no specific order.

George Condo with Keith Haring and Grace Jones

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Georges Condo,Keith Haring, Grace Jones, JC/DC and Guilhem at his birthday. 


Malick Sidibe, Yokoro

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Malick Sidibe, Yokoro, 1970/2008

Alicia Keys Moving to Englewood Cliffs, NJ?

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Alicia Keys $15 Million Penthouse

The brokerbabble emphasizes the sought-after-ness of the penthouse at 30 Crosby Street—but who, exactly, is doing the seeking?Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz listed the place for $17.95 million in March (they're buying Eddie Murphy's New Jersey mansion with recording studio), and since then…nada. In fact, the PriceChopper just stopped by, and the new ask is $2.95M cheaper, at $15 million. If this girl was ever on fire, the flame has been doused.

The penthouse used to belong to Lenny Kravitz, who went on his own epic PriceChopper journey with the place. He paid $7.128 million for it in 2000 and relisted it (after an also epic renovation) for $17 million in 2002. Eight years later, he finally sold it to Keys for $12.75 million.

Source: NY-Curbed

Keith Haring on the 1980's Art Boom

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Hye Park by Lim Han Soo

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Hye Park by Lim Han Soo for 

Harper’s Bazaar Korea July 2012

Guerra de la Paz - Power Ties

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Julian Navarro proudly presents Power Ties a solo exhibition by Guerra de la Paz.


“POWER TIES is an exploration into the effectiveness of both symbolism and satire as methods of communicating the unmentionable, with the objective to create a visual language that depicts scenes where the ethics and morals of the influential are narrated by irony and righteousness.


Guided by historic relevance and society’s structure of power, the work depicts the height of civilization and the cause of its decline in a dialogue of rudimentary ideals conceptually embellished with a passementerie of controversy.


Guerra de la Paz

Power Ties  

Man’s Best Friend2011 
Mannequin on stand, found garments and shoes, men’s neckties, wire, carpet runner
82 x 82 x 48 in.

Monday through Friday, 2005 
Men’s ties wire and aluminum wall brackets
Size variable



Assertive yet gentile in its delivery, POWER TIES provides comedic relief to a subject that delves into the darkest depths of the preeminent topics of the status quo and engages the viewer with humorous portrayals of a treacherous, high stakes game where underhanded deception is splendiferously rewarded.



Personified by empty shells of clothing that appear to be void of human control and stylized to identify with the affluent and authoritative image of success, POWER TIES offers settings that illustrate the physically nonexistent nature of a ubiquitous dominion and its consequential stronghold on society in a story line characterized by neckties that represent unscrupulous misdeeds and the sacrifices one makes for personal gain”… Guerra de la Paz.
Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban born artists, Alain Guerra (Born: 1968 Havana, Cuba) and Neraldo de la Paz (Born: 1955 Matanzas, Cuba. Live and work in Miami, Florida) and have been consistently producing collaboratively since 1996.

Sealing the Deal, 2009 
Mannequin on stand, found garments and shoes, men’s neckties, wire
82 x 48 x 36 in.

November 3 - December 15, 2012

 Opening Reception November 3 | 6-10pm


Julian Navarro Projects

36-01 36th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11106

Their work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and art fairs as well as other unconventional venues internationally, including: The Saatchi Gallery - London, Miami Art Museum, Art Museum of the Americas - Washington DC, Americas Society - NYC, Chicago Cultural Center, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI, El Museo Universitario de el Chopo - Mexico City, The Prague Quadrennial of Performance, Design and Space - CZ, and most recently, Federation Square - Melbourne AU.
For further information, please contact Julian Navarro at [email protected] or by telephone at 718 532 8767.



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Curated by Alison Gingeras, Jonathan Horowitz and Anna McCarthy, the exhibition will be a conjectural exploration of American identity politics against the backdrop of this year's political debates.


October 3–November 17, 2012

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space

455 West 19th Street

New York, NY 10011

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday

Free admission


Curated by Alison Gingeras, Jonathan Horowitz and Anna McCarthy

We the People will create a diorama of the American populace using strategically chosen examples of figurative painting, sculpture, and photography. Works from American artists of older generations―including Romare Bearden, George 

Segal, Margaret Bourke-White, Alice Neel, Duane Hanson, Alex Katz, and Robert Rauschenberg—will be installed in cacophonous dialogue with works by a younger generation of artists—Tina Barney, Fred Wilson, Elizabeth Peyton, Barkley L. Hendricks, Nicole Eisenman, and Danny McDonald.  This exhibition includes new works made for the show by artists Nate Lowman, Julio Cesar Morales, Richard Phillips and Swoon.

Left, Norman Rockwell, Four Freedoms-Freedom from Want, 1943 and right, Danny McDonald, Restricted Access to Medical Care (The Mummies), 2008

Painting Above: Richard Phillips 

Jonathan Stein: The Art of Bling

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Jonathan's art has appeared in countless publications and he has had solo and group shows within the United States, Europe, and Latin America.  Jonathan is a staple artist in Scope Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach for over 7 years.





























 Noted for his philanthropic commitment to aiding pediatric cancer patients, Stein has worked with celebrities like Katy Perry and noted companies like Gibson Guitar, Office Depot, Nascar and Remy Martin Cointreau to benefit children in distress.






















Jonathan Stein currently serves as the Creative Director of Drops of Hope, Inc. a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization in South Florida that provides free specialized services to pediatric cancer patients in serious financial need.

Jonathan Stein was born in Bronx, New York and classically trained in fine art production from Boston University, with a B.F.A. in Art Education and Art History. A South Florida based conceptual artist well versed in sculpture, painting, site specific installation, photography and video installation, Stein asserts that the "concept dictates what medium I work in.” Offering bold social statements cleverly concealed behind sparkling Swarovski crystal veneers or faux sugary frosting, Stein's work asks an audience to "indulge" in his imagery that excites the mind, intrigues the eye and tempts the stomach.

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Breanna Murphey

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Breanna Murphey

Photos by Humberto Vidal

All the key pieces are made from blown glass. The designer Chelsea Rousso, hand made each piece and the glass she uses is all recycled material. The collection includes couture corsets, bikini tops, and bustiers. Each piece was beautifullly put together and in my opinion is wearable art.