More stories from the week that ended Sept 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Bloomberg provides a tour of the Broad museum. KPCC gives a behind the scenes tour. Christopher Knight reviews the inaugural show at the Broad. Holland Cotter of the NY Times also reviews the museum. LA Times reveals the opening festivities. Artnet writes about why The Broad one of the best museums in North America. How the Broad hires and trains its staff. Image above by Iwan Baan. RIP: Phoebe Fairweather, who died […]
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American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams once again has collaborated with adidas Originals on a soon to be released collection with the Supershell. Williams teamed up with Todd “REAS” James, Mr., architect Zaha Hadid, and photographer Cass Bird on a series of sneakers that features a different graphic or sculpt to the shelltoe. Six were designed by Williams himself which in total comprised the 10 different designs, which will be offered in black or white colorways starting next month. Via Hypebeast.
Heath West is a Houston-based practicing architect and artist that has recently been included in Tumblr’s 2014 Year in Review Artists to Watch list. With a background in art history and master’s in Science of Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University, his ‘wall-works’ or ‘non-paintings’ often use architectural concepts and theories in art production, focusing on the structure and transformation of space. On January 15th, Castor Gallery in New York will be introducing his latest series of algorithmic paintings that combine digitally-inspired patterns with abstract traditions, using folding, screens, framing, layers, transparency, […]
The New York art collectors who can afford the added cost of a commissioned Anish Kapoor sculpture to their living situation may want to consider 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron. The Swiss architecture firm has collaborated with many artists and been associated with many art related projects in the past, and these new luxury condos currently in construction are no less stunning. When completed, the oft delayed building will featured a “compressed” site specific stainless steel sculpture by Kapoor at the very bottom. Via Designboom. Discuss […]
It’s time for another Art Focus, with this edition introducing the work of Tom McKinley. The San Francisco based artist works in oils, creating paintings of mid-century and modern homes seen typically from outside, often times illuminated by twilight. Rendered in a photo-realistic style, the unoccupied architectural gems filled with art and furniture almost make a viewer feel like a voyeur as well as a little envious of spaces that we may never have. Take a look at more examples of his work below… Via Mashkulture.
Thomas Canto recently created a futuristic installation inside of one of the rooms at the Vieux Panier Hotel in Marseilles. This small hotel is built in an old Corsican grocery shop, and it has five unique rooms, each designed in a different style by a contemporary artist for a period of one year. Titled “XL Room”, Canto’s abstract installation combines ropes and painted surfaces inside the space. Following the simple and clean black & white color scheme he is known for, this installation is the artist’s […]
Argentinian artist and visual art illusionist Leandro Erlich recently re-created the installation piece that was on display in London (covered) and transported the concept to Shanghai. As part of his first showing in China, the site-specific piece delighted passer-bys at the Jing An Kerry Center in the port city. Utilizing a large angled mirror and a facade that brings Chinese and Western architectural cues together, known as a Shikumen House, the structure allowed people to live out their fantasies of dangling from a building without the danger. Photo […]
After a creative redesign of a building several months ago in London where the facade appeared to be sliding off, Alex Chinneck has revealed his newest project. Minor On The Moon near Blackfriars Bridge in England’s capital turns things upside down with the remix of a 1780s livery stable through which cattle used to be shuttled for river transport. The British artist explains – “I wanted to create an artwork that offered spectacle, but was simultaneously subtle and by using the material and architectural language of the district the […]
British designer Alex Chinneck has made over the facade of an abandoned building in Margate, England which he entitled From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes. The project brings to mind the Dalston House by Leandro Erlich which we shared with your earlier this year and has the same whimsical feel to it. Taking about a year to build, the installation features the front of the four-story residence melting and sliding off the side of the building, while preserving some of the fire and water-damaged […]
For those familiar with his work, the pieces from Boris “Delta” Tellegen, whether on the streets or in galleries, are very structural in nature. Interestingly, he has taken the architectural elements to his craft and applied them to the facade of a building in Harleem in the Netherlands. Commissioned by Ymere, a social housing company, the new housing block will feature Tellegen’s special post-graffiti aesthetic in the form of the pattern and shape of brickwork and windows on its surface. Take a look at the plans and […]