Pretty in Paint
The Eight-Day Week
“There he is, folks: Anthony Weiner getting ready to be mayor.”
Despite the comments of one onlooker, the naked, orange and pink man in question was not, in fact, the mayoral candidate, but rather a model being painted by artist Andy Golub in Times Square.
In 2011, Mr. Golub was arrested twice for outdoor body Read More
The Observer will be taking our annual Independence Day break next week, but 8DW doesn’t want to abandon you for the holiday.
Take a fireworks break with some culture at “Artists & Writers: They Played in the Game,” a show of work by artists who have played in the famed Artists & Writers Softball Game Read More
She gives a whole new meaning to insider art.
Bronx woman Carolyn Stanford, 56, has become a part-time art dealer for inmates at prisons, helping them turn their canvases into profit.
Ms. Stanford told DNAinfo.com that she first came up with the idea while visiting her son in a California prison, where Read More
Being James Fanco
In a serious case of raining on hipsters’ parade, Williamsburg’s Painting Lounge was forced to suspend its BYOB art classes after the Daily News inquired with the NYPD about the legality of such “speakeasy”-style establishments, prompting an investigation.
The Painting Lounge’s owner, Kevin Tarasuk, is furious with the paper.
“The reporter was obviously Read More
The Ouroboros of Franco
1. Denial: According to Elle.com, Marina Abramovic is looking to make a film which explains to audiences, “‘Who is James Franco?’ and ‘Why is he doing what he’s doing?’” Haha, that is a very good question!
… Wait, this is a joke, right? Wasn’t he just involved in the documentary about HER? I’m pretty sure that’s illegal. Or at least, really gauche. Very funny, you guys.
Hold Me Closer Tony Danza
Hey ladies. You know, on this very special Valentine’s Day, you’re not looking for a dozen roses or a bear holding a box of chocolate. You’re not looking for hearts, or balloons, or even a book of homemade coupons offering “I O U = One (1) Free Massage During a Screening of Crazy, Stupid Love on Our DVD Player (Your Choice, Non-Transferable).”
No girl, what really gets your motor running (pun intended) is to have artist/actor/Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500 James Franco show you the collection for his latest installation exhibit in Berlin, “Gay Town.”
surveying the wreckage
If you love throwing money at vaguely worded, half-baked Internet “performance art projects” as much as you love Who’s the Boss, do we have a Kickstarter for you! Meet Louis Crisitello Jr. and Hugo Ball, the creators of the $2,100 fund-raising campaign for something called “
We swear to God, if this turns out Read More
“I was joking with my friends from Seattle on Sunday,” The Weather Channel’s SVP of Marketing and recent New York transplant Eric Hadley told The Observer. “They kept asking what the weather was like, and I said, ‘It’s like a January day in Seattle.’”
The former Bing executive had a busy evening. First, “a little party” at the Standard Hotel from 6:30-8:30. (“Most guests didn’t show up,” he remarked.) When the lights went out, everyone went home, but Mr. Hadley had work to do, taking crews out to survey the destruction, including that of artist Mark Seliger’s Charles St. studio, which had its front completely obliterated by Hurricane Sandy.
art and crime
While Fashion Week was winding down at Lincoln Center Wednesday night, Diane von Furstenberg was sequestered on the 10th floor of a nondescript Lexington Avenue building. Across the giant storeroom of the mostly digital antique dealer 1stDibs, Patrick McMullan was snapping Bill Cunningham as he took a picture of a small watercolor on the wall. Nearby, Anderson Cooper hovered around his mother, who, in a stunning red kimono, greeted guests to her first solo art show since 2001.
Almost a year to the day after she was first arrested for participating in Andy Golub’s nude painting stunt in Times Square, 5-foot-2 model Zoe West is finally getting paid by the city. Though it looks like she’s been charging an hourly rate … and has kept the meter running since she was first brought in.