MODEL OF A DECADE :
Eternal muse and legendary mannequin Amber Valletta has made a number of screen appearances in this decade, but it's her turn in the upcoming futuristic sci-fi film Gamer that will make all the difference. We got close to Valletta for the next issue, in which she reveals a desire to experience every genre of moviemaking—from romantic comedy to Shakespeare and everything in between. No one's going to box this one in. Hedi Slimane snapped pics of Valletta looking as seethingly perfect as ever.
Photography Hedi Slimane
Open Vodka Bar until 11:30pm
DJ Cazwell + DJ Zac Posse\
Riccardo Studmuffin, Jason The Black Teen Wolf + Jonathan Ledee
Patent Leather Daddy.
Guest Porn Stallion:
@ MR.BLACK NYC 35 East 21 Strett , Flatiron NYC
Joe's Pub says:
Dionne Farris, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, was recognized for her first #1 single, I Know, from her critically acclaimed debut CD Wild-Seed Wild-Flower. Dionne's beloved hit single Hopeless from the movie Love Jones was an instant classic, staying at #1 on the R&B Billboard chart for a record 18 weeks. She graced us once again in 2007 with her appropriately titled new CD, Signs of Life. If there's one thing we know of Dionne and the music she makes, then we should prepare ourselves for the next level in the musical journey of the original soul rocker.
Tonite at Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette St. NYC
BRING ON THE THEATRICS. THIS SEASON’S MOST ARCHITECTURAL AND EXTREME LOOKS TAKE A CUE FROM THE ELECTRIC CITYSCAPE.
Photography Mario Sorrenti
Styling Jane How
Jumpsuit Yves Saint Laurent
Overalls and boots Yves Saint Laurent
Planet Zizmor Presents : a Pic-Nic at the park with Donna Summer
The Queen of Disco is performing a FREE outdoor concert and is calling all Disco Queens to unite
Showtime is 7:30pm so we are getting there early to get a good spot and have a fun picnic in the sun...forecast is 80 and sunny! we will get there by 5:30
Strictly BYOB...just make sure its in unlabled containers (tons of cops around)
Dresscode: DISCO, 70's, Sequin, Sparkle,Fluffy,Flowy,
Directions: hop on the F/Q train to Coney Island and get off at the W8th st - NY Aquarium stop. Walk down to Surf Ave.(the nearest st.), make a left and keep walking straight until you reach the park. Then look for us...we will probably be located somewhere central with something silver and shiny marking the spot.
@ Asser Levi Park- Coney island NYC
The Fifth Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum
Drawn from the contemporary paintings and sculpture acquired by director James Johnson Sweeney during his tenure from 1952 to 1960, The Sweeney Decade: Acquisitions at the 1959 Inaugural features examples of international postwar trends in abstraction including Abstract Expressionism, CoBrA, Tachisme, and Art Informel, by artists Karel Appel, Alberto Burri, Eduardo Chillida, Willem de Kooning, Jimmy Ernst, Hans Hartung, Jackson Pollock, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tapies, and others.Thru Sept 2
NYC Prep chronicles the lives of a group of privileged teenagers who are key players in Manhattan's elite high school scene. Students who travel in packs – whether it's on sophisticated vacations or to a townhouse for an exclusive midnight party, their lives intertwine as they network, shop, party, study, date and write college applications. Everyone's beautiful and everyone's connected.On Air on BRAVO TV
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or, the first solo exhibition of the New York-based artist at a New York museum. Working in video, sculpture, sound installation, and photography, Horowitz critically examines the cultures of politics, celebrity, cinema, war, and consumerism. The exhibition will include works ranging from the early 1990s to the present, on view in the 1st Floor Main Galleries, with an additional work concurrently on view at The Museum of Modern Art in the 2nd Floor Cafe'. Thru 14 September 2009
Abbey Branden :Punk Photo
Up-and-coming Gowanus spot Littlefield hosts this exhibition of New York local Abbey Braden's rock photography. Braden has made a name for herself photographing practically every band we like, at every show we were at (or wish we were). In a time when anyone with a digital camera can claim to be a photographer, Braden stands out with work emphasizing sweaty close-ups and action shots that capture rockers at their most dynamic and glamorous. This is one of the few times when comparisons to Mick Rock are appropriate.
– Matt McGovern (FLAVORPILL)
@ Littlefield 622 Degraw ST NYC Thru Sept 18
Friday, August 21st, 2009 10pm-5am
George, Elvin, REDness & Joann Jimenez present
A special edition of
REDness' Birthday PROM
w/DJs Nita Aviance, Vjuan Allure, Brian Coxx, Brian Burnside & True
What will YOU wear?
**This prom is not a formal affair it is a prom for "grown-ups" so there are no rules.
It is OUR prom so wear whatever you'd like to be wearing at YOUR prom.
It's a reason to dress out...not necessarily dress up!
@ Sullivan Room 218 Sullivan Street (3rd/Bleeker) NYC
That's right boys and girls.
This Friday: HUGS | CAZWELL
I'll be hosting it up and serving you free vodka allll night long! Find me for the booze. Cazwell will be making you sweat with his perfect tracks and white hot sex appeal.
Andrew on the bar, Cazwell on the decks, Brian on the FREE VODKA! Find me for drinks, find Andrew for MORE, find Cazwell for hotness, and find strangers to go home with. :)
Hugs. Midnight. Friday August 21. WERK.
North 6th between Berry and Wythe. NYC
Ron Arad: No Discipline ..A slightly unruly survey of the Israeli-born, London-based designer who uses design as a means to evolving the realms of architecture and sculpture. NYMAG Thru 10/19
@ MOMA The Museum of Modern Art Of New York
We couldn't be more excited to welcome back to NYC our dear friend, Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, Eric Shiner! We're super privelaged to have him with us and to have him presenting 13 of Andy Warhol's screentests! Being projected from "13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests", you WILL NOT want to miss this... When else can you watch Andy's video's while sipping sangria under the stars?!?!?
If you haven't joined us yet, we've missed you and hope that you can make it this week! It's been a really lovely salon with great drinks (sangria pitcher specials and a free champagne bar from 7 to 8), a super-chic DOWNTOWN, OUTDOOR garden, and a really fun crowd...
In addition to Eric, we're super excited to have Severino Panzetta dj'ng and providing an uber chic/cool London vibe... For those of you who don't know, time to learn ;-)
At The Yard at the Soho Grand Hotel 310 West Broadway NYC
Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt
@ New Museum 235 Bowery NYC Thru 10/11/09
Thirty of John Currin's Controversial Woman
With a checklist of 77 works from over 50 individual and institutional lenders, Andrea Rosen Gallery is delighted to present the most comprehensive exhibition of John Currin's works on paper to date, giving the viewer an opportunity to experience his mastery of an extraordinary breadth of style and technique.
@ Andrea Rosen Gallery 525 West 24 Street NYC Thru 21 august
Fashion & Politics
A chronological exploration of over 200 years of politics as expressed through fashion
@ FIT Fashion Institute of Technology New York 7 Ave at 27 Street Thru 7/11/09
We're so excited to invite you all Salon Grande on August 12th as we present the first look at Todd Eberle's recent photographs of "Dallas Drags". I've been fortunate enough to have been given a preview, and let me tell you, you won't want to miss them.
Please join this week's special guest host, fantastic artist and friend Todd Eberle, along with Ladyfag, Drew Elliott, Nicky Balesteri, Tommy Saleh, and I (Jeremy Kost) as we celebrate a summer eve at "SALON GRANDE" in the Yard at the Soho Grand, this Wednesday from 7pm to 12am.
If you haven't joined us yet, we've missed you and hope that you can make it this week! It's been a really lovely salon with great drinks (sangria pitcher specials and two for 1 champagne from 7 to 8), a super-chic DOWNTOWN, OUTDOOR garden, and a really fun crowd...
Music by Spencer Product
The artist Michael Anderson for the Ace Hotel Lobby...
Four thousand graffiti stickers that you’d pass on the street become a hotel mural that demands lingering.
Ace Hotel is located at 20 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001
Time for our monthly trip to the stars-
Join Captain Zoltar and his team of space troupers as they embark on another intergalactic mission to battle the evil Dr.Zizmor and foil his devious scheme to aler the face of our universe.
Special re-enforcement will be provided by:
Electro/New Wave Sensation Allies performing their new tracks live,
And by Aida, who will be channeling the greatest diva of all...Miss Grace Jones! for those of us still hungry for more after last week's concert
Together we can bring the groove back to planet Earth...Disco is the only way
Reziztance iz Futile!
$5 cover, Free in dresscode
At THE HOZE 225 Ave.B NYC
The Juan MacLean :The Electronic Duo Tonight at The Old Can Factory -Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
232 Third Street, Brooklyn NYC 8 p.m
How many bong hits did it take to come up with this party’s twisted name? Sexy DJs Tommy Hottpants and Zach, with Cazwell and Amanda Lepore and mile-high drag hostess Duch (the Duchess of Razzle Dazzle) transform the back lounge into a queer-friendly rock & roll dance party that attracts an intriguingly random mix of nightlifers, from freaks to jocks.
Tonite at Beauty Bar 231 E.14 Street (btwn 2 & 3) NYC
Bay Area artist Ben Tour's hypnotic and surreal mixed-media portraits both engage and obscure the identity of his subjects. Using quivering, yet passionate, lines, elements of text, and sensual, dynamic colors, Tour's elusive appeal is sure to work on you, too.FLAVORPILL
@ Joshua Liner Gallery 528 W 28th St, 3rd Floor Thru 8 August
The final installment in a three-part series taking a closer look at photography in the Whitney’s collection, this exhibition focuses on works by conceptual artists of the late 1960s and early 1970s. During that time, photography became a favored medium (along with video) for art that placed more importance on concepts than on aesthetic and material concerns and rejected the necessity of the gallery or museum as a primary site of exhibition. The presentation features work by Mel Bochner, Adrian Piper, Bruce Nauman, Michael Heizer, and others.
@ Whitney Museum Of American Art, 945 Madison Ave NYC Thru Sept 20, 2009
Brian Donnelly, aka “KAWS”, gained recognition in the early 1990s by tagging walls and writing graffiti in and around Jersey City and New York. In the mid-1990s, he began appropriating advertisements from bus shelters and phone booths in New York City and painting a graphic, cartoon-like skull-and-crossbones image into them. He continued to develop this motif for the next few years, re-working advertising materials not only in bus shelters and phone booths in New York City, San Francisco, Paris, London, Berlin, and Tokyo.
His work has been featured in numerous publications, as well as exhibited at Colette, Paris, PARCO Gallery, Tokyo, MU Art Foundation, the Netherlands, at BAPE Gallery, Tokyo, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, Gering & Lopez, Manhattan, and soon to be the Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles.
KAWS got his BFA in illustration from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. After graduating he briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator.
Heavily influenced by iconic characters from modern pop culture, such as Mickey Mouse, “The Michelin Man”, The Simpsons, The Smurfs, and SpongeBob SquarePants. KAWS’ work treads the fine line between art, commerce, cartoons, and commercials. It is a disruption of, as well as a tribute to, all objects produced, bought, sold, exchanged, desired, and cherished.
Deitch Projects is pleased to present Black Acid Co-op, the third collaborative project of Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman.
Thru 15 August @ Deitch Gallery 18 Wooster Street NYC
CHELSEA ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY of the FIRST WALK ON THE MOON...and BEYOND with
Eduardo Kac's videopoem
Reversed Mirror Thru August 8
Presented by the Project Room for New Media at the
Chelsea Art Museum