Early in Dario Argento’s first feature film, 1970’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage , a handsome American writer strolling around Rome at night stumbles upon a murder that is already underway. The writer, played by Tony Musante, rushes to save the red-haired beauty struggling to fight off a shadowy, knife-wielding assailant inside an overly lit art gallery. The writer makes it into the vestibule of the windowed gallery space but can’t open the inner door.
Upon descending into the Lower East Side basement studio of designer Sandy Liang, I’m greeted by two animals: the first, a sticker of a cartoon pig on the door (this year’s Chinese zodiac animal), and the other undoubtedly real — Liang’s dog, Timmy, an Australian Shepherd with two different colored eyes and a strong loyalty to his owner.
Long before Andy Warhol canonized the Campbell’s Soup Can with his silkscreens or before Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works became the stuff of Uniqlo T-shirts , there was Peter Paul Rubens — the artist who not only popularized the full-formed figure in art, but who was also an entrepreneur, diplomat, social networker, and shrewd businessman. A newly-opened survey of Rubens’ early works at the de Young Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco sheds light on how Rubens’ social connections, diplomacy, and will to shock his audience allowed him global fame in his day and an enduring legacy
“Into” is a series dedicated to objects, artworks, garments, exhibitions, and all orders of things that we are into — and there really isn’t a lot more to it than that. Today: Ernest Macias reflects on the daily—uplifting, devastating, and often unnecessary—celestial “Your Day at a Glance” push notifications from the astrology app Co-Star. I’M INTO Co-Star ‘s “Your Day at a Glance” horoscope notifications because even though I don’t consider myself an AstroHoe (a very real term used to describe humans interested in Astrology), I like to believe that my daily actions, and mishaps, are caused by celestial formations and their placement at any given time
Elizabeth Dee, Matthew Higgs. The dust has just now settled from New York City’s yearly onslaught of art fairs. Triggered by the massive Armory Show at the beginning of March, it’s a frenzied moment for gallerists, curators, artists, and, most importantly, collectors.
Seeing Abdu Ali take the stage for the first time is to encounter a restless charisma. The Baltimore native taps into a sensuous sublime whenever they perform, directing a room with the energy of a cult leader. In recent years, their live shows have only gotten more multifaceted, multiplying the bodies on stage and experimenting with live drums, harp, and saxophone
They say two’s a crowd, and we’ve seen many this week: from Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes bundled up on the Upper East Side to Jennifer Lawrence and Adele at Greenwich Village’s legendary gay bar Pieces, unlikely celebrity pairings are popping up with the swift efficacy of early April blooms. Here, we’ve tracked the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things, making news across New York City’s five boroughs this week — including socialite grifter Anna Delvey and her partner-in-crime, that infamous choker. ——— JAMIE FOXX and KATIE HOLMES on the UPPER EAST SIDE Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes — who have supposedly been dating since 2013 (??) — were seen together on a stroll near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fully prepared for the undying winter chill
It’s Peggy Gou’s world — bumping house, Louis Vuitton luggage, chic sunglasses, chic art, — and we’re just living in it. The South Korean Berlin-based DJ and producer has achieved worldwide acclaim, and amid some well-reported industry sexism. Gou was the first female DJ of Korean descent to play at Berlin’s famed night club Berghain
Nico at the Mabuhay Gardens, 1979 with her epithet “She runs through the world like an open razor blade, watch out or you might get cut.” It was the best of times. It was the loudest, angriest, and most “god awful” of times.