A complex man of many facets, Jean Cocteau was a legendary French poet, novelist, playwright, artist, and filmmaker. He passed away in 1963, the day after his good friend, singer Edith Piaf. This little gem of a book, Professional Secrets: An Autobiography of Jean Cocteau, explains more and is available on eBay this week.
Hanging with Cheryl Dunn: Part 2
In our continued series of entering creative homes, we revisit Cheryl Dunn and her second biggest collection besides records — Art!
"The art is a collection of 20 years I would say" says Cheryl. "I would try to buy a small piece from everyone of my friend’s shows. I was documenting a lot of graffiti in the 90’s and early 2000’s… [MORE] and hanging out in San Francisco, so I have some work that I treasure which I could never afford today".
If you are still on the market to buy a Barry McGee piece and a few artists of that street era, take a peek at eBay for a few floating collector gems. Consider a book by photographer Martha Cooper if you can’t afford the real prints, although we do occasionally spot a few on eBay if you hunt hard enough.
To get refreshed on classic New York street photography, take a look at Cheryl Dunn’s new documentary EveryBody Street, available now for download on Vimeo, or check everybodystreet.com for screenings near you.
(Photo: Aaron Stern for TIS. Text: Jauretsi)
Sam Suliman Designs
To all the vinyl collectors on eBay, here’s a visual treat of sleeves designed by Sam Suliman who specialized in jazz and classical music in the mid 1960’s.
eBay has a few vintage albums available, but you’ll have to check in often to hunt down any of these images (seen above).
(Photos: via design-is-fine. Text: Jauretsi)
Tomoko Sugimoto Visits New York
Who are these curious little children floating in water colors, acrylics and cotton thread embroidery? Meet the creations of artist Tomoko Sugimoto, a Tokyo native who is presenting her first solo show in Manhattan next week, entitled Turn Around And Around, Then Around.
After traveling the world with the legendary Takashi Murakami studio as his Painting Director, Tomoko has developed a hybrid of influences through her own prisms. The narrative of her work is a touch of the “Eastern” storyline becoming the “Western” surface treatment… culminating into a truly emotive expression. Props to Curator Osiel Rojas for bringing the emerging artist to the forefront.
View her work opening night, this Wednesday, November 6th at No Romance Galleries on 373 Broadway, Suite 204, Tribeca. Times: 7-10 pm.
(Photo: Courtesy of the artist for No Romance Galleries)
Dig into all the Jean Cocteau goodies here on eBay.
(Photo: Jean Cocteau by Philippe Halsman, 1948. Graphic by Jauretsi)
Artist Alert: Sammy Slabbinck
We just can’t get enough of these collages by Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck. Utilizing nostalgic, vintage-looking photographs and drawings, Slabbinck puts his creative spin on each image, reconstituting them into modern surrealist works of art. It’s a gorgeous little trip… and one definitely worth taking. Hop aboard!
(Image courtesy of Sammy Slabbinck. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Artist Alert: Deborah Kass
Featured at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, June 27, 2013. The show, Junkies’ Promises, is curated by Ivan Navarro.
(Photo Credits: David X Prutting. BFAnyc.com. Text by Jauretsi)
Insta-Peep-o-Gram: World, Meet Rick Schaier
By Jenny Bahn
One of my favorite things about Instagram is “discovering” new people. You start off with a mutual friend (or, in some cases, a band or an artist you follow), and through them you find like-minded friends of friends. Instagram can be truly a beautiful rabbit hole if you know how to navigate it correctly.
One such discovery was Rick Schaier (aka @victoriancow). He repeatedly came up in scrolls through my friend’s feed, Charlie Brand of the band Miniature Tigers, which, as it turns out, Schaier plays for. In addition to playing for Miniature Tigers and managing his solo project, Alvin Band, Schaier is a wonderful digital artist. Having grown up painting on canvas with acrylics, he now does more with his iPhone, making collages and paintings using apps like Brushes and Juxtaposer. Rick Schaier is a dynamic and interesting fellow, all of which is reflected on his Instagram — a must-follow, in my opinion.
Get Ready for Frieze
In anticipation of the opening of Frame 2012 at the Frieze London next week, AnOthermag.com has created in an exclusive short film in collaboration with artist Sarah Beeby and COS. The video is very inspired… with references to ideas, aesthetics and working processes of the artists and the fashion brand COS. If you’ve never heard of Frieze, get to know it. With a bevy of guests including art lovers, collectors, and gallerists, it is considered a mecca for art enthusiasts. The lovely part of this gathering is the quality of talent curated globally. Supported by COS for the past three years, Frame at Frieze London is solely focused on young solo artist presentations. Since it began in 2009, it has shown emerging worldwide creatives, none of who has been a practising artist for more than six years.
Frieze London returns to Regents Park, London from the October 11 – 14.