Jean Pigozzi’s World Friday, March 7, 2014 Steve Jobs kicking back in his Birkenstocks, Diane von Furstenberg sipping a beer in Venice and the private dinners of ‘the supers’ are all uncovered in Jean Pigozzi’s secret stash of photographs. My World is a fly-on-the-wall visual journal from the art lover, collector and entrepreneur, showing at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art from next week. “It’s an insight into my life over the last 30 years,” muses Pigozzi, who studied film and photography at Harvard, and whose work features in the permanent collections of MoMA and Centre Pompidou.
The dissonant humor and beauty of the sculptor Erwin Wurm’s biomorphic riffs are also present in his home, where blue-chip art, grand architectural space and his own whimsical work create an odd harmony.
The personal collection of the influential art dealer Alexander Iolas goes on view at New York’s Paul Kasmin Gallery.
The designer Dries Van Noten creates an original collage inspired by his upcoming museum exhibition.
A charming and dramatic weekend escape
36-year-old gallerist Rachel Uffner emerged on the scene in 2008–not exactly the most oppurtune year to launch a business.
With three jam-packed floors arranged by each of three curators—Stuart Comer, chief curator of media and performance art at MoMA; Anthony Elms, associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Michelle Grabner, an artist and professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—visitors could (and should!) spend an entire day wandering the Whitney Biennial.
“Phantom,” the gorgeous new single from Hiro Kone’s upcoming second album, The Unmoved Mover , does a great job presenting the project’s shifting facets and dynamic production.
Until recently, New York-based artist Logan Hicks described his work as a succession of one-hit wonders. “I always used to say that I was able to write a song, but not an album,” Hicks says.
Elle Fanning, Jessica Alba, Naomi Campbell and more
Xu Zhen: MadeIn, Manhattan Thursday, March 6, 2014 Every year The Armory Show gives one artist free rein to make his mark on New York’s largest art fair, including an on-site installation and a limited-edition work. This year, that artist is Shanghainese firebrand Xu Zhen, recognized for the playful and provocative works he has produced with his 2009-born collective MadeIn Company, spanning performance, sculpture, video, photography, internet art, and painting. A collaboration with online platform Artsy, today’s film by Anthony Chen captures the artist’s beguiling practice in a rare tour of Xu’s Shanghai studio.
The fashion fixture and Cambridge graduate Lily Cole launches her digital sharing platform, The Impossible, stateside.
A brief look at the fabulous life of the boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The Animal Collective singer channels the Muppets in a new video from his trio, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks.
Ripper Street follows Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and his two right-hand men — Game of Thrones ‘ Jerome Flynn and American Adam Rothenberg—as they uncover the city’s burgeoning heroin trade and the official who support it (Joseph Mawle).
Last week Seth Meyers, Ariel Ashe’s brother-in-law, moved from Studio 8H to Studio 8G in 30 Rock, where architects Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro designed everything from the greenroom to Seth’s office and even five dressing rooms.
We’ve been thinking about Elizabeth Taylor quite a bit over the past week: last Thursday would have been her 82nd birthday. This past Sunday we witnessed Cate Blanchett take home her second Oscar at the 86th Annual Academy Awards—a feat accomplished by only a select few actors and actresses, including Taylor.
Alexander Wang’s choice of DJ, 26-year-old Jesse Marco, comes with his own impressive fashion credentials: he’s modeled for Marc Jacobs and Uniqlo, among others, and has played events for designers including Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, and Vivienne Westwood.
It’s hard to beat the stakes built into the new documentary Particle Fever