Rashid Johnson © Hauser & Wirth. Rashid Johnson, the conceptual artist whose latest exhibition The Hikers opened at Hauser & Wirth this week, isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Through elaborately constructed-then-destroyed objects smeared with paint and broken glass, painstaking collage, and verdant sculpture; Johnson probes the tenderest nooks of the human psyche through a disarming mix of humor, vulnerability, and confusion. A walk through Johnson’s exhibition elicits every reaction; His “ Broken Men ,” an amalgamation of the domestic surfaces we take for granted, are as heartwarming as they are arresting
Photo by Matthew Murphy, Art by Mark Burger. Though The Inheritance is his fifth play, Matthew Lopez has remained relatively unknown to the general public. That’s about to change, with the two-part, six-and-a-half-hour meditation on the gay generation gap, AIDS, politics, and the therapeutic properties of storytelling itself hitting the Broadway stage November 14
Photo by Mariah Hamilton. Becoming a pop star was never really RALPH ’s goal
Many love letters have been written to New York City. Some detail the marvelous magic that sprouts from Manhattan’s garbage-ridden streets, where dreams come true and city girls find love; others are less rose-tinted, detailing the sleazy crime that consumes the concrete jungle. And then, there’s Downtown 81 . Born of the minds of New York icon Maripol and photographer Edo Bertoglio, and written by former Interview editor Glenn O’Brien , the film originally aimed to capture the bombed-out and burgeoning indie scene of New York City through the eyes of an aspiring and broke artiste , played by Jean-Michel Basquiat (before he himself became a global icon of the underground art world)
To envision a space created for artists, one that inspires cross-disciplinary and intergenerational collaboration set against the beauty of coastal Senegal, is a dream all its own. For Kehinde Wiley , that dream is now a reality, since founding Black Rock Senegal , his artist residency program in Dakar that will be welcoming its inaugural class of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers later this year.
On the surface, Harmony Korine may not seem like a dark dude. The director, writer, and artist has been photographed with a pink flamingo , dressed Matthew McConaughey in a marabou feather robe in his latest film The Beach Bum, and was spotted at film festivals wearing a sailor’s cap.
It’s hard to imagine a fashion brand bold enough to release advertisements that illustrate a world post-global warming, where models vacation at a tropical Mt. Rushmore and sunbathe on buildings in a drowning New York City , but Diesel did just that–and in 2007, no less
Nothing establishes a persona quite like a perfume, and nothing declares a change in attitude like a new one. A new signature scent signals a new you–gone are the smells of yesterday, and with them, the mistakes of days gone by. And what’s more fun than one new perfume than, say, nine
Photo by Niqui Carter. Art by Mark Burger. Tommy Pico’s Feed is a madly defiant, dreamy poem
Picture this: It’s a cold Saturday morning, the after-rain chill still lingering in the air, winter hasn’t fully hit—yet, but baby, it’s cold outside. It’s one of those days spent watching Blue Jasmine and the same episode of Schitt’s Creek over and over. It’s one of those mornings spent switching between one’s bed and the couch