When we started talking about the branding potential of provocative magazine covers earlier this month—thanks to the young Aram Grumet—we can’t say we expected the conversation to include Harper’s. We don’t usually appreciate the political cartoons and subtle photography on its covers until we’re halfway done with the issue.
Then we saw June!
The hotel guests at Dream Downtown had suitcases, satchels and children piled up next to the check-in counter, waiting interminably for a chance at a room, and as they did swirls of fashionable men and women speed-walked by without a word or a look—they were headed to the last big event of the week, the after-party for Marc Jacobs and his spring and summer collection. The hotel guests ventured an occasional glace at the well-attired cohort with the mysterious wristbands, striding confidently toward the tucked-away area in the back, but mostly they slouched on pieces of luggage and scratched at purple eyes, unknowing of the scene unfolding out of sight.
Sometimes, a picture’s worth a thousand words. Other times, a handful of them are worth a 10-page decision document.
A judge in the Southern District last Thursday threw out the copyright infringement lawsuit against the artist Ryan McGinley. The lawsuit, filed by another artist named Janine Gordon this February, alleged that around 150 of Mr. Read More
This week I wrote about
Finally, Ms. Gordon responded to the article via email, so here’s that note in full. She particularly took issue with the idea that her lawsuit may alienate potential art world business contacts, and is under the impression that I’m friends with Mr. McGinley, whom I’ve only met once, at Read More
The photographer Ryan McGinley was in a business meeting a few months ago when, during a break, a young assistant entered the room carrying a laptop. “Guys, check this out,” he told the artist and assembled colleagues. “This is the person that’s suing you.”
Janine “Jah Jah” Gordon, 38, the blonde, pouty-lipped artist who in Read More
Last night downtown New York was seemingly transplanted wholesale for a show at the OHWOW gallery in Los Angeles. Post 9-11 featured Dan Colen, Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow, and Aaron Young, and the Patrick McMullan photos showed a few familiar faces that seemlessly managed to infiltrate the Read More
Art auctions are, supposedly, exciting. Nobody told the two dozen or so buyers gathered for the Christie’s sale of contemporary art last week. As a photo of a small Sol LeWitt sculpture came on the screen, a man in the back muttered into his cell phone, “I don’t know, do you want it?”
He spoke Read More
After the Alexander Wang show last Saturday, The Observer talked to photographer Ryan McGinley, who used a novel point of reference to size up the designer’s collection: “There were some pieces that reminded me of Blade Runner,” he told us.
We nodded because yes, some of the looks did have that 80s-vision-of-the-future feel to Read More
Yesterday’s Alexander Wang show took place at the massive hanger that is Pier 94, and after the requisite delay the looks began to emerge from beneath the extraterrestrial Jason Hackenwerth balloon sculpture. André Leon Talley and Grace Coddington sat without companion Anna Wintour, perhaps because there was a certain tennis match of a certain friend Read More
Iggy Pop, in all his full shirtless and sweaty glory, stood gripping the mic stand on stage at Dasha Zhukova’s Pop Magazine party at Don Hill’s last night. It was the most buzzed-about event of Fashion’s Night Out and chances are, if you were there, you were there for a reason.
Too bad Iggy Pop Read More