Nine loyal consumers that spazzed over their favorite designers & their logos in ink!
1. Vivienne Westwood
6. Louis Vuitton
9. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Fendi, & Gucci
The most popular german beer brand in the world that has also been dedicated to innovation and independent thought, Beck’s beer commissioned a ‘State of the Arts’ study. The results were announced and studies found young adults say art is in, museums are out. While an overwhelming amount of young Americans value art only 1 in 4 view it on museum walls.
The online study with nearly 2,000 individuals ages 21 and older found the following:
- 82 percent of young, adult Americans (aged 21-29) agree that art is a valuable cultural institution.
- 81 percent of young, adult Americans (aged 21-29) are regularly exposed to art, versus only 60 percent of older Americans aged 30 or older.
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- Young, adult Americans appreciate graffiti/street art more than their older peers; 70 percent of 21-29 year-old Americans believe that graffiti and street art should be hanging in art museums and galleries. Less than half of Americans age 30 or older agree.
- For 33 percent of young, adult Americans (aged 21-29), it has been at least one year since their last museum or gallery visit, and a full 19 percent have never visited an art museum or gallery in their lifetime.
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- Americans aged 21-29 tend to consume art via the Internet (52 percent through the internet, non-mobile device, 51 percent on their smartphone/tablet), while Americans aged 30 or older are more likely to consume art with a visit to a gallery or museum than via smartphone or tablet.
- 50 percent of Americans aged 21-29 regularly consume art organically, on the street or by walking around, whereas only one-third of older Americans say the same.
- Adult Americans as a whole appear to believe that high-quality art does not need to be expensive. Sixty-eight percent believe they do not need to spend a great deal of money (more than $1,000) on a quality work of art. Sixty-four percent report having spent $100 or less on a work of art.
Each year for more than 25 years, Beck’s has transformed its beer bottles into art canvases for aspiring and established artists alike. This year, beginning in July 2013, Beck’s turned over its labels to an eclectic mix of musicians, designers, performance artists and photographers, who each created a piece of original artwork. For more details, please visit Beck’s Art Labels media site or Facebook.com/BecksBeer.
Madonna NYC 83 celebrates a moment in early 1980s New York that has been increasingly reappraised in recent years for its fecund interactions and overlaps between the worlds of fashion, art and music. Coming in the wake of punk and new wave, this economically fragile period gave rise to a vital, edgy restlessness in the city, spawning adventurous personal styles and music that merged rap, funk, punk and pop. Madonna represented this sensibility like no-one else. As this book makes amply clear, from the start she was determined to define a look for herself, and to carve out a space in the public imagination. After her countless subsequent incarnations over the past three decades, it is extraordinary to revisit these early years. Richard Corman met Madonna by chance in 1983 and created a bountiful collection of images that constitute a multifaceted portrait of the young Madonna and a New York that remains timelessly inspiring and significant. Madonna NYC 83 is not only an homage to Madonna and the early 80s, but also a collage of exuberance, humor, fashion, sexiness and performance. The book is designed by Yolande Cuomo Design.As a portrait photographer, Richard Corman has worked with subjects ranging from Nobel Peace Prize recipients (Nelson Mandela, James Dewey Watson) to actors (Robert De Niro, Paul Newman, Al Pacino), athletes (Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Muhammad Ali) and musicians of our time (Sting, Wynton Marsalis). A native New Yorker, Corman studied at Hunter College, later spending two years apprenticing with Richard Avedon in the early 1980s.
Grafitti artist and nightlife impresario André Saraiva returns to his childhood home this summer with a “Back to Sweden” art exhibition and celebrates the opening of Stockholm Fashion Week with a Le Baron pop-up club in collaboration with ABSOLUT.
In collaboration with ABSOLUT, this two day celebration in Stockholm will include the opening of his “Back to Sweden” art show at Gallery Steinsland Berliner, as well as club nights from André’s Le Baron to kick-off Swedish Fashion Week.
Over the past few months, André has covered the city streets of Los Angeles, New York, London, Venice, Paris and Basel with his fantasy concert posters. These Dream Concerts represent the ephemeral quality of street art and daydream aspect of the artist’s practice. At Gallery Steinsland Berliner, André will present the concert poster series alongside two mythical nightclub sculptures. Together, the works create a new narrative of illusion versus reality in the constantly evolving worlds of music and nightlife.
The opening cocktail launch will take place from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday, August 24th, to VIP guests and key media by invitation only, and will then open to the public shortly thereafter.
Le Baron Stockholm pop-up club will be held at a secret location on Saturday, August 24th for the gallery opening after-party. On Monday, August 26th, an Absolut cocktail event will be hosted by André’s long time friend Johan Lindeberg, followed by the second event held at “The V Club”. This event will kick-off Mercedes-Benz Swedish Fashion Week.
Dream Concerts images: ©AndréSaraivaStudio
André’s headshot: ©Olivier Zahm
Enjoy Art of Cooking with Chef Joffrey Lopez and Afternoon Music with Lori Andrews Trio on July 21
LAGUNA BEACH, CA — July 16, 2013 — Learn to create delicious dishes with Williams Sonoma Chef Joffrey Lopez at the Festival of Arts Sunday, July 21 from 1-2pm. As part of the 2013 Art of Cooking series, he will demonstrate step-by-step one of his favorite recipes-Basil Green Goddess Dressing on mixed greens with grilled chicken. Afterwards, the audience will be able to sample his creation and take home a copy of his recipe.
For over thirteen years, Chef Joffrey has been teaching culinary skills to aspiring cooks at Williams Sonoma in South Coast Plaza. Known for selling professional quality cookware and gourmet foods, each store also offers a line-up of cooking and technique classes for chefs of all levels.
“Cooking demonstrations with Chef Joffrey are always a great time,” said Susan Davis, director of special events for the Festival of Arts. “His presentations are informative, but also very fun and taste delicious!”
Foodies rejoice every Sunday from 1-2pm at the Festival of Arts’ Art of Cooking series. Every Sunday between July 7 and August 25, this special event series takes place in the Festival Art Center and is free with Festival admission.
Sunday in the Park Music Series
Following the Art of Cooking series, visitors can enjoy the new Sunday in the Park Music Series from 2 – 4pm on the Festival Green. Sunday July 21st will feature the Lori Andrews Trio. A gifted and energetic harp player, Lori Andrews has takes the harp beyond traditional and into the elements of jazz, fusion, and R&B. With eight cds to her credit, she has performed for Presidents Clinton and Ford, the King and Queen of Spain, and many celebrities including Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Oprah Winfrey, and Clint Eastwood.
DATES AND ADMISSION
The Festival of Arts is open daily from June 30 – August 31, 2013, from 10am to 11:30pm(Early closing at 6pm June 30 – July 4 and 3:30pm on August 24). General Admission: Weekdays $7, Weekends $10; Students & Seniors: Weekdays $4, Weekends $6; Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.
Festival of Arts, the Sawdust Art Festival and Art-A-Fair. Go online for more information and details at www.LagunaBeachPassport.com or call (949) 497-0521. Each passport includes one-time free parking in the ACT V parking lot on Laguna Canyon Road and FREE shuttle service. Offer excludes Pageant of the Masters.
For over 75 years, Ray-Ban has pushed boundaries and inspired fashion moments with iconic styles such as the Aviator, Wayfarer and Clubmaster. But as a 1970s Corvette is only as fierce as its LT-1 engine, a frame’s quality is only as good as its lenses – and for the first time, the brand puts focus on these attributes by celebrating them in the latest campaign, RAY-BANENVISION.
To illustrate the power of each lens, Ray-Ban commissioned four talented artists Ben Hasler, Ellen Lindner, Eoin Coveney, and Robert Sergel to craft a series of exclusive comic books. Embracing the Never Hide spirit to be bold and freely express yourself, the six witty tales take you on a journey behind the different facets of each lens, whether it be highly resistant, anti-glare, long lasting, impactful, resistant, built to move or having the power to outshine. The stories also highlight the newest and hottest Ray-Ban styles including the mirrored Aviator, the Clubmaster and the Lite Force Collection to name a few.
Also check out (www.box-of-stories.com), where you can follow each of these exciting tales as well as view the latest campaign!
Galeria Lume and Shopping Cidade Jardim present Rockstars, an exhibition with 20 photographs by
British artists Terry O’Neill that paint a picture of rock n´roll from the 60s to the present day. The
works show historic portraits of celebrities from the music world, from the Beatles to Bono Vox early
in his career.
What you see in the images of Rockstars are true giants of rock: Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney, who
fill stadiums in shows around the world; The Who, who after going back and forth, toured until the
end of last year, after almost five decades since its formation; David Bowie, the chameleon of rock that
made a huge splash with the release of his first album in ten years; The Police and Led Zeppelin,
although no longer existing, still huge references to several generations of rock enthusiasts; and Elvis
Presley, hailed as king of the genre.
As important to rock history as the celebrities featured in these works is the photographer. “It is no
exaggeration to say that it was Terry who created the image rock n´roll in the minds of many of the
teenagers of the 60s in the world,” says curator Paul Kassab Jr. “Who doesn´t remember the album
cover ‘A Single Man’ with Elton John wearing his overcoat and hat, or the photo of David Bowie with
his dog in ‘Diamond Dogs’, 1974?”, he adds.
Terry O’Neill was a crucial component for imagery in the 60s in England and on a global scale,
alongside names such as David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy. “It was not just who we
were shooting, but the way we shot them. I was using 35 mm, which had a whole new approach.
Before that, the photographs were made in the studio, using lighting and special lenses that used to
take a long time to build”, says Terry.
Rockstars is an exhibition of photographs that emphasize the rebellious behavior intrinsic to rock
n´roll, made with analogue technology, the vast majority of them in black and white, the only
exception being one of the quartet The Who.
“The works reflect over 40 years of photography, a deep commitment and a friendship with rockstars
that persists to this day,” says the curator.
ANNUAL LOS ANGELES MODERNISM SHOW CELEBRATEDOPENING NIGHT WITH PARTY TO BENEFIT P.S. ARTSLast night, The Los Angeles Modernism Show and Sale opened with a bang hosting a celebrity-studded preview party tobenefit P.S. ARTS, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving children’s lives through arts education. Guests weresipped on tasty cocktails by Ultimat Vodka, noshed on lite bites and shopped their special VIP sneak peak of the fiftynational and international exhibitors presenting decorative and fine arts from all design movements of the 20th century.The Host Committee for the preview party included P.S. ARTS supporters Maria and Bill Bell, Rachel Bilson, Julie Bowen, Kimberly and Albert Brooks, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Scott and Elizabeth Stewart, among many other well-known film industry professionals and philanthropists. P.S. ARTS provides arts education for thousands of Los Angeles public school students in lower-income neighborhoods. Preview party sponsors include Chloe, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, Ultimat Vodka and Patron.All images can be downloaded here:(Photo credit given to: Michael Kovac and Todd Oren, Getty Images)Celebrities in attendance: Courteney Cox, Julie Bowen, Lisa Kudrow, Autumn Reeser, George Kotsiopoulos, Shawn Pyfrom, Matt Walsh, Martin Lawrence Bullard, Josh Altman & Heather Bilue and Megyn Price.Items from the evening
- FRIENDS reunited, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow were connected at the hip as they caught up on life laughing and smiling throughout the evening.
- Enjoying the night with her sister the fit mommy of three, Julie Bowen, looked stunning in a black sequined knee length dress. Julie sipped Ultimat Vodka cocktails as she admired and shopped the show.
ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER & ARTIST KELSEY BENNETT UNVEILS EAST AND WEST COAST EXHIBITIONS THIS SPRING.
THE ‘HONEYMOON PHASE’, A RETROSPECTIVE OF BENNETT’S WORK IN CELEBRATION OF HER LOS ANGELES DEBUTCOLLABORATES WITH CONCEPTUAL ARTIST AND FELLOW NEW YORKER B.THOM STEVENSON FOR ‘BOREGASM’ EXHIBITION IN NEW YORK CITYDowntown arts darling Kelsey Bennett will be showcasing her work for the first time in Los Angeles this spring, just one week following her fine arts debut in New York City. The first will beBOREGASM; an exhibition and collaboration with conceptual artists B.Thom Stevenson. The pair first worked together as art directors for the colorful and tripped-out video for the New York band Skaters and their single “Schemers”. From that point on, Stevenson and Bennett both knew they shared a powerful chemistry and artistic vision to compliment one another.Immediately following BOREGASM, Kelsey will be venturing west for her Los Angeles debut with the HONEYMOON PHASE presented by the prestigious DRKRM Gallery. The exhibit will showcase a retrospective of Bennett’s work from the past four shows, as well as never before seen pieces from BOREGASM, and her exciting new project entitled HAGS. The exhibition will feature a spectrum of images from the downright surreal to breathtaking and intimate images of subjects, friends, and iconic artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, and the James Brown impersonator Black Velvet among others.BOREGASM
Opening Friday, May 3rd
Fig19 Gallery, New York CityHONEYMOON PHASE
Opening Saturday, May 11th
DKRM Gallery, Los AngelesSince 2010 artist and photographer Kelsey Bennett has had four solo exhibits in NYC and has received vast critical praise from the arts and culture world. Vanity Fair notably lauded her surreal approach, while BULLETT Magazine hailed her as one of the most exciting new visual artists around. After her last exhibition Tony Bennett: Portrait of an Artist at The Morrison Gallery (2012), The Wall Street Journal raved in a feature on Bennett that her impressive portfolio “far exceeds her years.”Bennett’s official west coast debut, HONEYMOON PHASE presented by the prestigious DRKRM Gallery will showcase a retrospective of Bennett’s work over the past four years as well as never before seen pieces.The exhibition will run the spectrum from downright surreal images to breathtakingly intimate portraits of fellow artists and iconic musicians such as Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, and the James Brown impersonator Black Velvet among others.On May 11th Bennett will host an exclusive opening night for friends, family and press. From May 12 to June 1st, her work will be open to the public revealing why 28-year-old Bennett has received so much positive attention and critical acclaim.DRKRM is an exhibition space dedicated to the display of popular cultural images, fine art photography, documentary and photo-journalism, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes. DRKRM is located in the historic Chung King Road of contemporary art galleries in Downtown L.A.’s Chinatown.HONEYMOON PHASE
Opening Saturday, May 11thDKRM Gallery, Los AngelesBOREGASM
Photographer Kelsey Bennett and conceptual artist B.Thom Stevenson will proudly reveal a collaborative body of work entitled BOREGASM at New York City’s Fig19 Gallery. The pair first worked together as art directors for the colorful and psychedelic video for New York based band, Skaters’ single “Schemers”. From that point on, Stevenson and Bennett both knew they shared a powerful chemistry and artistic vision.Together the two have created a thrilling new collection of work that explores and celebrates the age and art of distraction. “Boredom is the gateway to a daydream that can lead the brain into a welcomed escape from reality, a BOREGASM,” explains Bennett, who is a strong champion of the adventurous mind and a wandering imagination.This previously unseen body of work expresses what their minds would collectively look like in such a state. B.Thom and Kelsey have created mind-bending collages with bright colors and wild visuals using 35 mm photos (taken by Bennett) and layered with mixed media (by Stevenson) mounted on aluminum. BOREGASM is a celebration of restless minds and serves as a refreshing reminder that a mere blank stare can produce something that is by far, anything but blank.Kelsey Bennett’s recent solo exhibitions include Hypnogogia The Christopher Henry Gallery, NYC (2010), Scope Art Fair in, Florida (2010), Gawker Artists, On The Lam, NYC (2011), The Christopher Henry Gallery, Black Velvet: The Godfather of Soul, NYC (2011), The Lu Magnus Gallery, NY (2011), Fountain Art Fair, NY (2011, 2012) and Morrison Hotel Gallery, Tony Bennett: Portrait of an Artist, NY (2012)B. Thom Stevenson’s recent solo exhibitions include “CD Rom Com” at Envoy Gallery, New York, NY (2011), War Wagon” a site specific installation at Bushwick Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY (2012), Cream Studios, New York (2012); and Bookmarc, New York (2012). His bookNo Time for Prayers (2012) was published through Bookmarc, a division of Marc Jacobs Intl. He has also created work for bands Skaters, Unsolved Mysteries, and Of the Opera.BOREGASM will be open to the public from Friday, May 3 until May 16 at the edgy downtown Fig.19 Gallery in the Lower East Side of New York City.
Los Angeles based artist, Lillian Shalom finds her passion through the art of creation. She received a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design where she studied painting. Shortly after, she came up with the idea to begin her own jewelry line, where she could create some of her favorite pieces. “My goal is to create pieces of jewelry that speak to the individual and have them develop their own personal connection.”
Now let’s bring our attention to Tebazile Jewelry . This line is known for their uniqueness and lack of symmetry in every piece. The fact that not one piece has symmetry is what makes their pieces so unique. “A jewelry collection that defines a vision of color and texture, for individuals who desire a certain level of quality, sophistication, and individuality.”
And lastly, we have Mishka Piaf, a jewelry line designed by Michael David. This talented designer has designed for celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Nikki Minaj, and more, who can all be found wearing Mishka Piaf jewelry.
Everyone loves a good piece of arm, neck, and ear candy, right?