Hermès continue their creative window series with this incredible installation from Studio Toogood under the direction of designer Faye Toogood. A bloody theme as red takes over the entire ground floor of their flagship Bond Street store, described as an “antidote to West End slickness,” tanks of red resin and expanses of soft red leather are placed against walls of craftsmen’s tools. Celebrating the makers behind their fancy accessories, each tool is scaled up in linear neon and set against drapes made from remnants of Hermès’ iconic silk scarves, covered in scarlet-pigmented resin. Running until December 7, a brave move from the historic brand, take a look for yourself in our gallery.
Studio Toogood Create Bloody Installation For Hermès London Store is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
In a bid to compare similarities in the way both artists use ‘Candy’ as a theme, Blain|Southern gallery is holding an exclusive exhibition showcasing archival works from the late Felix Gonzales-Torres and Britain’s Damien Hirst. The show exhibits pieces created in the early 1990s, with Gonzales-Torres’s signature minimalistic installations mirroring Hirst’s abstract paintings from his ‘Visual Candy’ series, both of which showcase a similar use of color and texture. While Gonzales-Torres’s interactive pieces comment on the ever-changing state of life — with the audience able to touch and take the candy, thus altering the landscape — Hirst’s canvas work represent the psychological effect of medicinal pills. With just a few days left of the exhibition, which ends November 30, be sure to check it out at London’s Blain|Southern gallery on Hanover Square.
Continuing to focus on large scale works, renowned artist KAWS recently opened two new bodies of works at Mary Boone Gallery in the Chelsea area in New York. Entitled “At This Time” and “Along The Way”, the projects consist of three new wooden sculptures, featuring a Afromosia wood and measuring over eighteen feet high. In addition to these gigantic pieces of work, that are similar to the works seen in Switzerland during ArtBasel week, there were three eight foot tondos.
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Continuing our coverage of contemporary artist KAWS, we’ve got a closer look at the “At This Time” and “Along The Way” installations at Marry Boone Gallery, New York. Here, the artist’s signature Companion sculptures are crafted from Afromosia wood and stand a staggering eighteen feet tall. “At This Time” shows a pair of the artist’s figures with one arm on the other’s back, embracing each other in consolation, while “Along The Way” shows a figure standing alone with its head arched back and hands covering the eyes. Elsewhere, the Brooklyn-based artist’s “Pass The Blame” exhibition is also showing at New York’s Galerie Perrotin — featuring three new paintings that are a mix of illustrations and whimsical graphics. Both exhibitions will be showing till December 21.
Mary Boone Gallery
541 W. 24th St.
New York, NY 10011
Throughout the month of November, a brand new installation from footwear label Eytys will be on display at Dover Street Market in London. Entitled “Marbling and Modernism,” the installation was created in conjunction with young Stockholm-based interior designer Sara Wetterqvist. A “combination of chemistry, craftsmanship and chance,” the display coincides with the release of the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection (a range that incorporates unique paper-marbling techniques throughout its packaging) and sees various marbling experimentations across transparent plexiglass, mirrors and plywood – each created by treating the surfaces, water-baths and paints with a variety of different natural extracts and chemicals, including algues and aluminum potassium sulfate. Eytys’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection of footwear will soon be available via the HYPEBEAST Store while “Marbling and Modernism” is set to make its way to Tokyo’s Dover Street Market Ginza this December.
Patrick Martinez took to the most unconventional of places to display his work ahead of his upcoming “Buy Now Cry Later” exhibition set for next month. El Tapatio Markets – a Los Angeles-area institution — in Bell Gardens played hosted to both regular business and systematically placed art pieces, placed within the confines of the supermarket shelves. For the artist, some of his signature neon signs were the most obvious inclusions while imagery of 2pac was also interspersed among the bakery counter.
We’ve invaded the Super Glue store in Highpoint to host a pop-up installation for a super limited time. We slapped up the store-front with custom made decals of some of our favourite sneaker boxes from our personal collection, and inside you’ll find some special treasures from our archive including some blasts from the past and a few of our own colabs. Super Glue have stocked up on some dope vintage jackets to go with the collection and we’ve also spliced up an epic video which is being played on high rotation on the big screen. As a bonus, Super Glue are running a special in-store offer, when you spend 0 you’ll be gifted a free magazine and Sneaker Freaker tee… BOOM! The installation is up for a short time only, so get out there and get amongst it.
Nike London invites you to get Feeling with their latest exhibition at the 1948 store. “FEEL LONDON” runs through October with a programme of events and happenings inspired by the Nike Free Hyperfeel shoe. Part of the World touring “Nature Amplified” exhibition, daytime will see the space host workshops, workouts and interactive digital installations for the public to get stuck into, with work from Nike and artists Universal Everything, Daniel Widrig, Quayola & Sinigaglia and Rhizomatiks on show. At night “performers, musicians and visual artists will celebrate the role of feel in relation to art, science and sport,” the highlight of which is FEEL TV, a live, interactive broadcast hosted by Hellicar & Lewis. Artists and musicians including Associate Artists of the English National Ballet, the London Contemporary Orchestra, Redlight, Run Dem Crew and more are scheduled to take part while viewers, that’s you, will be able to tweet commands and influence the performers.
The FEEL LONDON exhibition runs until October 20 and is free to enter. All workshops, workouts and talks are also free to attend, head to Nike for more info, opening hours and to book your place at the scheduled events. Take the tour in our gallery.
A Look at the Nike FEEL LONDON Installation at 1948 Store is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Following the “House of Cards” installation at their New York City flagship, Alexander Wang installs the “Boxing Cage” for the boxing gloves and jump rope that are part of their Objects No. 3 collection. The cage houses accessories displayed alongside punching bags covered in black fur, in true A-Wang fashion. Find more images of the store interior here, or visit the store yourself at 103 Grand Street, New York.
Alexander Wang Boxing Cage Installation for Objects No. 3 Collection is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.
As an extension to their suzannegeiss.net Project, Petrella’s Imports is installing a physical newsstand modeled after their mobile app. Imports, a contemporary artist collective, did a similar installation in Chinatown, New York, earlier this year. This time around, participating artists are Maggie Lee, Joana Avillez, Melissa Brown and Nick DeMarco. View the installation which will be on until August 24th, on 76 Grand Street, New York.
Petrella’s Imports Newsstand App Installation in New York is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.