Brooklyn based Paul Wackers invents esoteric collections of plants, art, and objects for his large-scale paintings. Taking intimate and sometimes abstracted objects from everyday life and arranging them in alternating states of chaos and order, Paul suggests that there is no right way to have a “collection”. In his work, the unrecognizable seems weirdly familiar, and rooms that are devoid of human presence are anything but uninhabited.
Back in 2010 and long before “Digging Up The Marrow” became a motion picture, artist Alex Pardee handed Director Adam Green a mini-art book from his galley exhibit for “Digging Up The Marrow” that sparked their 4 year collaboration on the film together.
The collection focuses on monsters and unique creatures that just may be living underneath our feet in a place called “The Marrow.”
A ton of art from Pardee is put on display in the found-footage horror film. Wise’s character, who discovers monsters in the marrow, has an artist create an interpretation of what he’s seen. They’re 90% accurate, according to Wise’s character in the film.
Pardee’s self-proclaimed influences include 1980s horror movies, pop art, graffiti and gangster rap. Alex has been featured in magazines, gallery shows, and notably in the designs for the clothing company he co-founded, zerofriends. He is best known for illustrating The Used’s album artwork.
We just purchased our first piece of Post Overalls goods, and we are now hooked. Well made, inspired by the real thing, and one of the best layering brands we can think of, the Spring/Summer 2012 collection has goods that will never go out of style. Love that dark blue overshirt/jacket above. Buy it here.
Something we are going to want for the collection, the Ace Hotel working with New Era for this 59FIFTY New York Yankees hat made from Pendleton wool. Buy it here. (Editor’s note: Already sold-out. Shit).
From the AP: Investigators are trying to determine why a woman caused $10,000 worth of damage to a large expressionist painting at the Clyfford Still Museum by punching and scratching it, then removing her pants and sliding down the artwork.
Carmen Tisch, 36, faces charges of criminal mischief in the Dec. 29 attack on the painting, said district attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough.
The painting, referred to as 1957-J-No. 2, is valued at more than $30 million. The large montage of black, white and burnt orange swaths with a sliver of yellow is from Still’s middle period.
Museum officials said they believe security is adequate for the facility and that they regularly evaluate security to protect the collection and visitors. Museum spokeswoman Regan Petersen said in a statement that its guards “acted swiftly and appropriately; the police were summoned immediately and the offender was taken into custody.”
Some very nice Made in the USA outerwear. We have tried a few of these jackets on at Hickoree’s in Brooklyn, and if you are looking for a great parka, this is a lifer. And now, you have to wait until 2012 to catch this collection. At least they made a video for it.
Each collection that Supreme puts out, they do about one or two collaborations that make a very good deal of sense. Adam Kimmel suits were a good call, Thom Browne chambrays were great (we even picked one of those up), the North Face collabs keep coming, and the Vans stuff always looks nice. We figured at some point, with Levi’s being all over the place these days culturally and fashionly, that these two would team up. For Fall/Winter 2011, you are seeing some nice Americana with Japanese influence looks, with a Supreme Edition of the classic Levi’s 505 Zip-Fly Jean, a Chambray Work Shirt, a Trucker Jacket in Leather and Suede, a Denim Down Vest, and a Denim Bell Hat. All products are Made In The U.S.A., which Supreme doesn’t normally do.
We are huge fans of UK-based artist, Ian Stevenson, and we especially like his new piece, “Start Art Not Riots” that he made in response to the TV stealing last week. For £175.00, you can have this piece in your collection.
We like coffee, and we like artist Anish Kapoor, who seems to be the right person to take a coffee cup and turn it into an interesting bit of sculpture art with a normal function of being a drink provider.
As illy notes, “‘What do I see when I look into a hole?’ Anish Kapoor has played around with the illy cup and subverted its use: by placing the platinum saucer with the hole in the centre on the top, the flickering reflections become form and touch on themes such as doubt, ambivalence, error, mystery, surprise and the desire to understand. This collection is available as a set of two espresso cups for $90.”