I absolutely love the Joanna Newsom album cover as much as I love the album. Andy Samburg is one lucky guy.
Farewell to the amazingly talented and unique British designer Alexander McQueen.
“The world’s first street art disaster movie”…
Alex Prager, the Los Angeles based photographer just revealed her newest series Week-End with back to back openings, the first at Yancey Richardson in New York on January 14, 2010 followed by an opening at M+B in Los Angeles on January 30, 2010. This series Week-End acted as a seamless continuation of her last two series Polyester and Big Valley, perhaps pushing the boundaries of normality or lack there of a bit more. The work is some of the best color photography out there and has a great cinematic quality to it. Compared to photographers like Cindy Sherman, William Eggleston and Guy Bourdin, one could only be so lucky to be placed among these heavy weights. Growing up in Los Angeles, Prager’s surroundings are clearly a strong influence in her work. The highly stylized photographs focus on young women dressed in 60’s styled retro clothing, disguised in wigs, in somewhat of damsel in distress situations, straddle fashion editorial and fine art photography. Definitely go check out the exhibits, worth seeing.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles appointed Jeffrey Deitch, the well-known gallerist and art dealer, as its new director. Deitch, known for his non-traditional exhibitions and outside of the box forward thinking has a lot to offer. Thank god there is finally something exciting happening on west coast in the art-world (nice move MOCA). There are mixed feelings about this choice circulating around, but there is no doubt that this is going to change the Los Angeles art scene and in my opinion for the better. This is definitely a loss for New York and we’ll just have to wait and see what happens to Deitch Projects.