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Not exactly sure how a photo of Sade fits in with “Dirt Cobain” instead of Kurt Cobain, so if anyone follows them on Twitter, please let us know! Your love is king!
PS. Can you believe that Kurt Cobain died 19 years ago today, April 5, 2013? Whoa! RIP Kurt!
Photos by G. Art by Sienide.
Sade by Sienide
New York based artist Sienide’s latest exhibit “Living in the Bottle” at Phantom Audio in Manhattan features a series of contemporary icons. All of the art was created using wine as the primary medium! It was especially cool to see this exhibit as Sien’s art career began with outdoor murals that are scattered across the 5 boroughs. “Living in the Bottle” shows off a completely different side to the artist. The exhibit feautres portraits of people we all know and love such as Marilyn Monroe, Miles Davis, Chaka Khan and Amy Winehouse.
Bitches Brew era Miles Davis, Salvador Dali by Sienide
I spoke with Sien at the opening night reception and I asked him about the works in the show. He explained that for each work, he had to allow time to let the wine dry, so in essence, each piece took many months to complete. He said that the darker the work, the more wine (and thus drying time) it took to make. I also asked him how he discovered he had a knack for making art with wine and as he is an “illestrator,” it was a process of trial and error after his inquisitive side took over.
Marlon Brando by Sienide
“Living in the Bottle” is showing at Phantom Audio (located at 48 West 25th Street, 10th Floor) in Manhattan until July 31, 2011.
Photos by G.
I have wanted to see Sade in concert for a really long time. She hasn’t toured in a decade but let me tell you, it was worth the wait! Performing at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on June 25, 2011, Sade was electric for the duration of her two hour set. She took the stage around 9:40 and opened with “Solder of Love,” the title track off her latest album. She received thunderous applause after the first song and Sade thanked the crowd for being so patient with her and for all our support over the years. She dedicated the next song, “Your Love Is King” to us. She had a great stage show with LED screens that lit up and sometimes she performed behind a sheer curtain that had visuals projected onto it. She performed old songs and new and pretty much played every song you would expect to hear except for “Hang on to Your Love” and “Never As Good as the First Time.”
A highlight of the show for me was when she sang “Pearls.” She appeared alone on stage, lit only by a spotlight as she sang that extremely beautiful and sad song. Also, “No Ordinary Love,” “By Your Side,” and “The Sweetest Taboo,” were also top notch. Sade hit all the notes and looked as gorgeous as ever. There were 4 outfit changes during the show and lots of applause. It was wonderful hearing an entire arena sing the lyrics of “Smooth Operator” and “Kiss of Life” as well. I hope it’s not another 10 years before Sade comes around again and if she’s coming to your city on this tour, I recommend you see Sade perform. She is amazing.
See the set list and another photo after the jump.
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Photo by G. Art by Mr. Brainwash.
Sade by Mr. Brainwash
Happy birthday to Sade. I love her music so much and I am really looking forward to her announcing Manhattan concert dates so I can finally see her in concert! Also celebrating birthdays today are dancer/actress Debbie Allen, model Kate Moss, the late singer Aaliyah, baseball player Dizzy Dean and singer Ethel Merman. Happy birthday to all, wherever you are!
Photos by G. Art by Mr. Brainwash.
Pix from Part 1 can be seen here.
Pix from Part 2 can be seen here.
Pix from Part 3 can be seen if you keep on reading. Though I’ve said it before, it’s worth repeating: All of these pieces of art were created by using bits of broken vinyl records to produce the iconic images you are about to see.
Madonna - Icon by Mr. Brainwash
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