Big jewelry on men is something I'm still learning to love, but I had to give it up to Surface 2 Air for lensing this witty promo for the Louis Vuitton "Blason" line of jewelry done in tandem with Pharell. Its like a hip-hop video except instead of pushing the song it pushes the merchandise that usually plays as backdrop in those videos. Smart.
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TI's tune du jour is also my motto in life!
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Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-03-15 23:37.
When designers reference heavy duty artists the results can sometimes be...well..gauche. Take the waltz for SS 08 between Richard Prince and Louis Vuitton. It was very clever and layered in the shrewdness thereof. It was visually witty, commercially astute, beautifully image managed but also it was literal. Richard Prince's nurses begat Louis Vuitton nurses. Prince's babe on a hot rod...translated to LV's supermodels on a hot rod. Literal is not always a bad thing but it does lessen the possibilities of prolonged looking.
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-03-15 22:38.
Frank Gehry's 1972 Wiggle Chair while ingenious and striking always seemed to have a certain self consciousness to it that might have kept it out of the winner's circle of modern design classics. (It certainly is not as common as say- a Mies Van der Rohe chair) . But as everything goes green (Wiggles are made of reinforced cardboard) and Gehry's recent architecture makes him a man of obvious historic value it makes sense to grab a Wiggle while they're still in production. Or maybe that's just me having a very sinious moment. Sinious is sexy, no?
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-03-15 01:42.
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-03-15 01:28.
This weekend take a spin through Jeppe Hein's solo show at 303 Gallery in NY if you have a chance. It's getting great reviews and Artforum tips it as a current critic's pick. There's a really witty piece in the show titled "Almost Nothing" which features a glass sphere hanging over the gallery attendant's desk. In the glass sphere is a single feather bobbing in the cross-currents of a fan. It's the kind of show you could take a toddler to and watch his eyes widen in wonder or you could furrow your brow and marvel at the sleek packaging of it all. Doomsayers like to preach that the end is near for the New York art scene and its obscene art boom, but shows like this with their lightness of being matched against a slickness of conceit suggest Babylon is a lot more clever than we might imagine.
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-03-15 01:13.
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-03-15 01:03.
I'm shaking with excitement at the thought that William Klein's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant "Qui êtes vous Polly Magoo ?" is finally availble on DVD. Well almost. The film is probably the fashion photographer's most known film excursion starring a real 60's gem of a model, Dorothy McGowan as a charming American girl stranded in the wilderness of the Paris fashion scene. Films about the fashion world and about models often times get it completely wrong, but Klein's film in its satirical spirit gets it so absolutely right you would swear it is a documentary. "Qui êtes vous Polly Magoo ?" is part of the Eclipse Series (9 )- The Delirious Fictions of William Klein - Eclipse from Criterion (Criterion Collection) and can be pre-ordered right now at amazon.com. In the meantime here's a little taste of the iconic film via youtube.