An exhibition featuring paintings from Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi on display at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle until May 25th.
“Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930 brings together for the first time the work of two of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904-1988) and Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957). Comprising drawings, ink paintings, calligraphic works, and sculptures from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, and private and public collections, it presents thirty-one works by Noguchi and twenty-five by Qi Baishi. The exhibition and its accompanying publication document the period of six months that Noguchi spent in Beijing and shed new light on the little-known relationship between the two artists.”
Frye Art Museum
Images from the archives featuring Yohji Yamamoto in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Follow this link to view our collection of Yohji Yamamoto
A recent marble sculpture from artist Alma Allen was selected for the 2014 Whitney Biennial, showing until May 25th.
“Alma Allen employs a wide variety of production techniques—from hand-carving to computer-assisted fabrication—to produce sculptures that at first seem formally simple but which are remarkably complex and beguiling. The artworks on view in the 2014 Biennial were produced, like much of his work, through an improvisatory method. Allen begins with the idea of a form; while he works toward that ideal, however, his process is often waylaid by breaks, fissures, and other unpredictable events that occur in the materials. Responding to these unplanned contingencies, he continues to sculpt until a final form emerges—most likely considerably different from what he originally envisioned.”
Whitney Museum of American Art
Follow this link to view our collection of Alma Allen pieces.
A few pages from the Dries Van Noten Summer 2014 Lookbook.
Los Angeles based artist Ry Rocklen presents his first solo exhibition, “A Living”, in France at Praz-Delavallade in Paris.
With the new body of works presented in “A Living," Rocklen continues his unique resuscitations of previously discarded objects…In this case, a gold-plated phone book, a chair built out of trophies, a flat hummer tire cast in bronze, a hairy dividing wall, a recliner chair painted in faux-marble finish and a series of porcelain-cast shirts and clothes are brought together to form an ensemble that can be viewed as a portrait, a collection of objects that each point to a particular facet of a fading middle class American memory. “A Living“ consists of series of relics that temporally locate themselves in the 1990’s and explore the space between the memory of a set of familiar objects and their actual presence." — Praz-Delavallade
“A Living” runs through March 29th.
Dazed Digital interviews Dries Van Noten in conjunction with the opening of his new exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The interview also includes a photo tour through the many rooms of the exhibition.
“In a series of separate rooms, Van Noten has pieced together his vast 30-year oeuvre with collections of corresponding objects, and works of art that have inspired him – sculptures, videos, paintings and the work of other designers. The rooms are known as ‘gardens’, as Van Noten explains, ‘my inspirations comprise a lot of elements. It’s art, it’s movies, it’s music, it’s David Bowie. But gardening is also part of my life.’ And like a lush and bountiful garden, the interconnecting rooms are a vividly sensory experience, taking us on a journey through Van Noten’s creative process.” — Brooke McCord, Dazed Digital
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In a fantastic interview with the Wall Street Journal, Haider Ackermann speaks on his exciting new men’s collection, the designer’s instinct to design with artistic instead of commercial intent, as well as his international upbringing.
Artist Katerina Jebb on Haider Ackermann,
“Haider has a good relationship with his inner world…It’s a motive for what he makes. He allows himself to leave rationality. It’s not ‘what do we need: trousers, a sweater and a pair of sneakers?’ He goes beyond necessity, which is what true luxury is. Who needs a silk peignoir? You don’t need anything made of silk or velvet, but you dream about it. He’s cultivating people’s dreams.”
Haider Ackermann on his recent inspiration — the American West Coast,
“You see these characters [in California]—men walking around with their own style…I was so inspired. Then I came to Paris and just saw beautiful boys. I was lost. The clothes have to live to tell a story. If you just do beautiful clothes on beautiful boys it fades away..I like the failure in a man. You need a distance, something unreachable and broken.”