This is a story of a man/child who chose to develop his five senses and live and experience rather than just read.
Dennis Hopper’s images reveal a photographer who did more than stand behind the lens. He engaged with his subjects, getting to know eminent actors, musicians, artists, and political figures with the same intensity, never one to turn down an adventure.
His documentation of American life, from Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement to indulgent Hollywood parties and ordinary road signs, is evocative of a mind who was completely present, aware, and open. The Lost Album series of photographs, taken between 1961 and 1967 and not exhibited in the United States since 1970, parallels the multiplicities of Hopper’s own life. His eccentricities are evident in his choices of movie roles, which range from the acclaimed Easy Rider to a cultish Super Mario adaptation, as well as his string of troubled marriages and his constantly changing political leanings.
Gagosian will display more than two hundred photographs from the late star’s Lost Album,featuring luminaries Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, Jasper Johns, James Brown, Jefferson Airplane, and many more. The Lost Album will be on view at Gagosian from May 7 through June 22.
Illustrator Devon Hong created a Sigourney Weaver tribute poster in the form of a font – “Weaver Gothic.” The first print of the poster will be auctioned off at Dream Weaver, a group show benefiting GeeksOUT which is an organization representing queer comics and sci-fi fans.
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The brand ambassador has been named, the legendary salon reopened, and now all that remains to quench the growing anticipation surrounding Schiaparelli’s re-launch later this year is the big reveal as to who will reign as its artistic director. Until then, the Maison has just announced an exciting one-off appointment to keep the speculation at bay – Christian Lacroix. One of fashion’s most seasoned players, the French couturier has been tapped to create a special collection of 15 unique pieces for the brand.
Lacroix, who is best known for the own-name label that he launched in 1987, also notably lent his opulent style to Emilio Pucci, where he was creative director from 2002 to 2005. His eponymous label may have ceased production following the designer’s filing for bankruptcy in 2009, but one thing that has never been in question is his creative output, which extends to costume design and interior design (Paris’ Hotel Le Petit Moulin is one such example).
It is a perfect fit, the coming together of Lacroix and Schiaparelli. The collection aims to echo the timelessness of an enigmatic designer, whose salon in the 1930s was a legendary incubator for thoughtful, groundbreaking work, which also saw collaborations with the likes of Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Lacroix’s tribute offering will be the first in a series of annual artist collaborations set to catapult the brand into the future.
Designer Yvette Yang has kept her eyes on the runway for years, but not for the reasons you’d expect. The Korean-born, Paris-based artist has been creating a series of Fashion Fonts for six years now, thoughtfully crafting pieces into every letter of the alphabet season after season.
“Fashion-Font shows it’s trends of each season,” states the artist, who crafts each collage by hand. ”Generally font is just a word and becomes a sentence or a paragraph when it’s added, so it delivers a story and a message. The concept ‘Image is message’ is always maintained in [the] project, which makes the work visually more attractive and meaningful.” Take a look at her interpretation of F/W 2013 below, plus some of her past greatest hits.
Friday April 19th – Sunday April 21, 2013 – Bold Hype Gallery, New York City
Spoke Art gallery is proud to present “Scorsese” an art show tribute to the films and life of acclaimed director, writer and producer, Martin Scorsese.
Widely regarded as one of America’s most talented filmmakers, Scorsese boasts a 40+ year career in cinema and his love affair with the city of New York has manifested itself in such a way that the director is considered an unofficial biographer of the Big Apple. With this in mind, Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco has opted to bring our “Scorsese” tribute art show to NYC for a weekend-only showing of new and original paintings, sculptures and prints.
Participating artists: Aaron Jasinski, Adam Maida, Akira Beard, Alex Pearson, Alexander Iaccarino, Andrew Spear, Beau Stanton, Bethany Marchman, Brian Ewing, Brian Methe, Casey Weldon, Chuck Sperry, Dave MacDowell, Dave Perillo, David Moscati, Derek Gores, Derek Weisberg, Epyon5, Erik Jones, Fernando Reza, Gabz, Geoff Trapp, Greg Gossel, Hydro74, Ibraheem Youssef, Isaac Bidwell, James Gilleard, Jayson Weidel, Jessica Deahl, Joel Daniel Phillips, Johannah O’Donnell, JoKa, Jon Smith, Jonathan Bergeron ,Joshua Budich, Justin VanGenderen, Kevin Jay Stanton, Kristopher Joesel, Lucien Shapiro, Matt Needle, Matt Taylor, Meghan Stratman, Melissa Ling, Michelle Coffee, Monkey Ink Design, NC Winters, New Flesh, Nick Comparone, Oliver Barrett, Paul Shipper, Peter Adamyan, Rafael Santiago, Rhys Cooper, Rich Pellegrino, Sam Gilbey, Sam Ho, Sam Smith, Sandi Calistro, Scott C, Scott Weatherwax, Serge Gay Jr., Steve Daily, Steve Hughes, Tessa Morrison, Toobs, Tracie Ching, Ty Mattson, William Arvin, Zach Landrum, Zeb Love.