Bernardaud Celebrates 150 Years With Tablewear Designed by Artists

Posted by The G on June 7, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

To celebrate their 150th anniversary, Bernardaud has created a collection of tableware designed by artists including Jean-Michel Alberola, Marco Brambilla, Sophie Calle, Fassianos, Jeff Koons, Michael Lin, David Lynch, Marlene Mocquet, Nabil Nahas, Prune Norry, JR, Sarkis and Julian Schnabel.

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

A boutique has opened up in Chelsea, located at 465 West 23rd Street and 10th Avenue and this design-ware will be on display throughout the summer of 2013.

JR and Prune Norry

JR and Prune Norry

You can find out more on the official Bernardaud 150 website (link will open in new window).

David Lynch

David Lynch

“Do It (Outside)” at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

Posted by The G on June 4, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

Recently, the Happy Famous Artists were in town and they turned me on to the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens.   Gail and I went on an urban adventure to sunny Queens and checked out a really cool exhibit entitled “Do It (Outside).”  [Side note: you can see more photos of this exhibit from Worley Gig, Happy Famous Artists or the official Socrates website by clicking the links above.]

Socrates by David Barry

Socrates by David Barry

A selection of artists (including Robert Ashley, Darren Bader, Nairy Baghramian, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Robert Barry, Jerome Bel, Mel Bochner, Minerva Cuevas, Tacita Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, William Forsythe, Paul-Armand Gette, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Konstantin Grcic, Anna Halprin, Cristina Iglesias, Koo Jeong-A, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Mike Kelley, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Adriana Lara, Bertrand Lavier, Xavier Le Roy, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Anibal Lopez, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Enzo Mari, Paul McCarthy, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Albert Oehlen, Yoko Ono, Clifford Owens, Lygia Pape, Nicolas Paris, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cedric Price, Tobias Rehberger, Pedro Reyes, Martha Rosler, Eszter Salamon, Tomas Saraceno, Peter Saville, Kazuyo Sejima, . Shimabuku, Gabriel Sierra, Andreas Slominski, Michael Smith, Nancy Spero, Hugo Suter, Anton Vidokle, Hannah Weinberger, Ai Weiwei, Franz West, Erwin Wurm) have  written out  instructions to be interpreted by other artists, performers, community groups, and the public, as you can see above.

"What Would Tracey Do" by Tracey Emin

“What Would Tracey Do” by Tracey Emin

If you are looking for a fun getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, take the N train out to Queens and enjoy this beautiful park with nice views of the city and in addition, if sculptures are your thing, you are walking distance from the Noguchi Museum (more to come on that).

David Lynch

David Lynch

Gail For Rent

Gail For Rent

Gail and I had fun interacting with the art on an extremely hot but gorgeous day.

G inside Konstantine Grcic art.

G inside Konstantine Grcic art.

“Do It (Outside)” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist only runs through July 7, 2013, so don’t miss your chance to see and interact with a lot of great art.

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City and is open 365 days a year from 10 am to sunset.

Video: Marina Abramovic Talks About David Lynch

Posted by The G on April 2, 2013 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

HD Video by G.

Marina Abramovic at IFC

Marina Abramovic at IFC

The artist was present last night (April 1, 2013) at the IFC center in New York as artist Marina Abramovic was on hand to talk about one of her favorite films, “The Color Of Pomegranates” (1968) directed by Sergei Parajanov.  In the discussion, Marina talked about David Lynch (which you will see a video of below), if movies are art (which you will see a video of in the coming days, so stay tuned) and she talked about recently being in Hollywood at the Independent Spirit Awards and a reporter asked her “who has the biggest tits in Hollywood?” which Marina says tops her list of the worst question she’s ever been asked.  Ha!  But when asked about David Lynch, here’s what she said…

An Encounter with David Lynch + NYC Exhibit Info

Posted by The G on March 17, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by David Lynch.

David Lynch and Geoffrey Dicker

David Lynch and Geoffrey Dicker

If you’re a fan of David Lynch’s work and you live in the New York area, you will not want to miss the artist’s first solo exhibit in Manhattan since 1989!  I attended the opening night reception at the Tilton Gallery and had a really amazing experience with one of my heroes!  In addition to David Lynch’s unparalleled artistic vision, Lynch is a huge advocate of meditation.  He believes meditation strongly contributed to his success and through the David Lynch Foundation, he organized a benefit concert a few years ago to help raise money and awareness to help get a mediation program in schools.  Joining the bill were A-list stars that also attribute their success to meditation including an extremely rare performance of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the same stage!, Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, Jerry Seinfeld and Howard Stern just to name a few who contributed.  The event changed my life and it’s one that I reference frequently amongst the best concerts I’ve ever been.  I was able to have some one-on-one time with David Lynch to tell him how great that evening was and also asked him to sign a couple of “Twin Peaks” items for me and could not have been more receptive and nice!  Whoa!  Moments later, the gallery whose entry line went around the block swarmed and descended on David Lynch in a scene that could have been out of one of David’s movies in terms of being extremely surreal.  Lynch posed for photos with anyone who asked, and by the time I left, it appeared that he said yes to the entire gallery!  Very very cool, according2g!

Duckman's Injury by David Lynch

Duckman's Injury by David Lynch

The exhibit features paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and drawings and is on display at Tilton Gallery (located at 8 East 76th Street) in New York and will be showing until April 14, 2012.  Thanks again David!

Happy Birthday, David Lynch

Posted by The G on January 20, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

David Lynch

David Lynch

Happy birthday to film-maker David Lynch.  He created “Twin Peaks,” one of my all time favorite TV series and I still love it to this day.  2 years ago, I went to a charity event for David Lynch’s foundation and he managed to get Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney to perform on the same stage at the same time.  I’ll never forget that as long as I live. Even better than that, the purpose of the program was to raise money so that kids have the opportunity to learn to meditate in schools.  The thinking behind the program is that the members of the star studded event (which also included Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Mike Love from the Beach Boys, Jerry Seinfeld and Howard Stern) felt they owed their great success as a result of meditation.  What an amazing cause!  Happy birthday David!

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