Photo by David UpnUp.
This is a detail of a piece titled "Hurricane, Erosion Hoop Dream." 2010
To view the photos: UpnUP Daily
WANTS YOU TO KIiP HIM!
NEW STUDIO PARTY
I totally dig the thrash/punk counter-culture vibe I get from them. I asked him if he likes Christopher Wool. He said yes, but again of course he does. You can see it in his work, but its not overbearing in anyway. It was a good time, good vibes and good music. I got to meet a lot of new people. Keep your eye out for Andrew when you’re in the New York area. He’s an artist’s artist, a good friend and something exciting to look out for.
Andrew Birk and I...I was about to head back home after a good night of being social and plenty of drinks.
#andrewbirk #newstudio #newyorkart #paintings
Ever since I moved to the NY area I've heard more and more about Kembra Pfahler. She is a performance artist, glam cult rock musican and actress. I got to meet her last week and it was quite interesting. She's very funny and striking. The more I saw of her the more I wasn't sure if I was a little disturbed or fasinated. She's most famous for her band Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. Her and her bandmates are painted bright colors and in the nude! They also sport huge wigs and there is some blackmetal/satanic imagery from what I've seen of their stage shows. But, again what the hell does that mean anyway. It's a sight to be seen. I was supposed to go to one of her shows on Halloween but I missed it. I will be sure to see it next time.
I thought this was pretty cool. Watch as Kembra Pfahler directs her Florence ballet dancers for last-minute auditions in the gardens, witness Haim Steinbachs precision as he constructs an installation of Proenza Schouler accessories in the foyer, and walk with Art Production Funds Yvonne Force Villareal as she places Kalup Linzys photographs against the villas façade.
#KEMBRA PFAHLER #VOLUPTUOUSHORROROFKARENBLACK
My blog has pretty much become about people I know, creative types that do what they love. Vivianne is another one of the people I know and try to support however I can. I met her in Miami at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Since then…she’s bounced around from Miami to New York. She now lives in Los Angeles wrecking havoc. She contacted me a few months ago and told me about her new magazine site, LiveFastMag.com
It's updated often with the latest in Fashion, Art, Sex and Music...among other lifestyle requirements. It’s really dope and I love the layout of it. Kudos to her and getting it off the ground. Check it out and I’m sure you will book mark it as I have.
Eclectic, edgy, visually stunning and easy to read, LIVE FAST (spell out Fashion, Art, Sex and Travel) is a new independent cultural magazine and inspiration board delivering striking fashion editorials and racy chic style profiles, interviews with up & coming and established artists, a straight up (yet classy) conversation about sex and beautifully illustrated travel stories.
#VIVIANNELAPOINTE #LIVEFASTMAG.COM #SEX,ART,MUSIC,FASHION
MY OLD FRIENDS TY HODGES AND MEAGAN GOOD RELEASE THEIR FILM "MILES FROM HOME" VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.
I'm really happy for my childhood friend Ty Hodges for taking this Hollywood thing to the next level. He made this film "Miles from Home" nearly 6 years ago. Thanks to the internet him and his crew are able to not wait for distribution deals but can grab the bull by the horns. I am sure the right people will notice. But something tells me he's been on a few peoples radar as of late. I saw the film at the African American film festival along with Ty and Megan in 2006. The content is very strong and serious, it's a pretty deep film. At the same time it’s very bitter sweet and the plot has twists and turns. Below is more info about the film release.
#MILESFROMHOME #TYHODGES #MEAGANGOOD
Miami itself is a significant factor in Dove's work. The artist finds that the binary between ugly and beautiful is representative of the city's aesthetic. Dove's dumpster collaboration, The General, conveys her infatuation with just that. Partnering with Kyle Chapman, the two artists used epoxy and a variety of fabrics to transform one of Miami's finest dumpsters into a structure containing more navy blue fringe than most fabric stores.
Keep reading (Miami New Times)
Check out my friend and emerging artist from Miami starting to create more visablity down in the dirty dirty.
Okay, I understand how busy our lives can be and easily forget about what's happening in Japan. Let’s face it, it's easier to avoid the world tragedy then confront it. But honestly we need to snap out of it, take a minute and donate a minimum of $10 to the Red Crosses humanitarian effort to help the Japanese people in crisis. Think about the children and all the beautiful people facing such sad circumstances. Stand up by pulling out your credit card and make a donation, if that’s not enough get more involved. Do something, now! They need us. A little effort can create a big effort. Donate here,
JAPAN NEEDS YOU. MAKE A DONATION TODAY. GET INVOLVED.
To hear Adam Horovitz describe his first experiences with beat-making you'd almost think it sounds easy. "I didn't know that was something I could do," he says almost dismissively. "And I did. And I got into it" But under his moniker "Adrock" and along with the other two Beastie Boys, Mike D and MCA, Adam didn't just make beats... he helped invent a whole new style of beat collage and layered production that inspired a generation of artists that would follow them. The Beastie Boys have an uncanny ability to convey fun and experimentation - perfectly maintaining the humor from their early jams all the way to the final master. It's a feat not often duplicated for many who let the perfectionism, quantization, and over-analysis of the recording studio environment ultimately deflate the creative output.
Adam invited us over to his home studio in New York City where he produces all of his ideas. After nearly 15 years producing music on his trusty SP1200 workstation, Adam made a near instant switch to Reason after a recommendation of fellow Beastie Boy, Mike D.
For this interview, there were too many great stories to fit into a single interview so be sure to check out Adrock's deleted .scenes for some gems you've probably never heard before.
Anyone who truly knows me, knows that I'm a huge Beastie Boy fan. Not the annoying ones that seem to attend their concerts and obsess over them on their website convo forum. I'm a quiet fan. I saw the outtakes interview by Propellerhead and it was one of the more insightful interviews I ever seen with the King Adrock. i actually like the deleted scenes more then the actual interview you can find on the source link. i am looking forward for their latest lp - the hot sauce committee. be sure to check it out.
ADROCK (ADAM HOROWITZ) OF THE
Read more at Propellerhead
#ADROCK #BEASTIEBOYS #PROPELLERHEAD #DRUMMACHINE
I WAS INVITED AS A JUDGE
ON THE ART GAME SHOW
By far one of the more surreal experiences of my life caught on camera. I was a judge on Kostabi Show but didn't say much yet it was an experience for sure and I think Mark Kostabi wants me to come back again. Kostabi was infamous in the 80's for getting other people to do his paintings and all types of self promoting antics. A recent movie has come out about him entitled "Con Artist." He created this experimental art game show where he gets art critics, artists and famous New Yorkers to title his work for cash prizes. Needless to say, at the end of the show they throw wads of money to the judges (including me) which was nice beer money for a Friday night. I enjoyed it because it wasn't so serious. The last thing art needs right now is to be more serious then it already is. Kudos to Mark.
I've heard many different things about the film Con Artist. I hope I see it soon.
The late Dennis Oppenheim, Mark Kostabi and Enzo Cucchi in Italy.
#KOSTABISHOW #MARKKOSTABI #JACLYNSANTOS #DAVIDCOGGINS #CARLOMCCORMICK
The contestants on this episode was art writer and critic of Artnet, Art in America - David Coggin, artist and reality show star from Work of Art (Bravo) - Jaclyn Santos and curator, editor of Paper Magazine - Carlo McCormick.