It seems somehow fitting that the Japanese-born conceptual artist Arakawa, who once outfitted a Long Island house with “level changes meant to induce the sensation of being in two places at once; windows that seemed too high or too low… and an absence of doors”—according to his obituary in The New York Times—kept a home with an elevator shaft containing a non-working elevator. That domicile, a six-story townhouse located at 124 West Houston Street, has just hit the market for the first time since 1967.
The asking price, however, is very 2013—Warburg Realty’s Gordon Roberts and Eastern Consolidated hope that the property can fetch $22.5 million.
When we think of Versace we think of couture. We think of cutting-edge design that costs us more than our annual paycheck. We think…H&M? That’s right: last night Donatella Versace unveiled her line of disposable affordable fashion for the retailer at Pier 57 in meatpacking district.
“Businesswoman” Kim Kardashian dropped by Prince’s closing show of his stand at Madison Square Garden last night, and was pulled onstage by Prince himself. This had a whiff of the pre-planned–Kardashian was escorted onstage, and had broadcast that she’d be attending the concert on her Twitter account. What wasn’t Read More
Oh, Prince. In this week’s New Yorker, the magazine’s Claire Hoffman visits the singer at his 30,000-square-foot LA mansion. Inside, she finds purple paisley pillows, purple thrones, a Lucite grand piano with the “artist-formerly-known-as” symbol dangling overhead, a series of half-naked photographs of His Purpleness, and maybe most mysteriously, a TV cycling through Read More
The Christie Brinkley-Peter Cook scandal circus continues: Page Six is claiming to have seen graphic stills of a sex tape Mr. Cook produced with his then-18-year-old mistress, Diana Bianchi. [P6]
Madonna and Guy Ritchie did not have a pre-nup, and the director is now reportedly looking for "a nice piece of Read More
Two housekeepers employeed by David and Victoria Beckham have been arrested for selling some of the couple’s possessions on eBay. [US Weekly]
Some of the high-profile attendees of Prince‘s Gansevoort Hotel show refused to turn off their cellphones, even after the signals crashed the musician’s high-tech sound system. [Read More
There’s nothing like a good feud between two massively iconic rock artists to keep the fanboys sweating. And that’s just what happened last week when an unlikely Internet controversy erupted between Prince and Radiohead. See, Prince did a rendition of Radiohead’s 1993 break-through hit, “Creep” at this year’s Coachella Music Festival in late April. And Read More
Prince, who was one of the first major recording artists to sell music online and also received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award for his "visionary use of the Internet to distribute music," is suing the internet. He has become such an internet Grinch over the past few months, that he’s being compared to Napster’s party Read More