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Τρίτη, 3 Απριλίου 2012

Philip Levine




Philip Levine's bald head is the most extravagnt canvas for one to draw and create. The acclaimed British artist uses his head as a true piece of art using all kinds of materials from Swarovski crystals, gold leaves and candy to punky metallic spikes or even coffee beans. This unusual, yet amazing technique makes Philip stand out in the global artistic and fashion world.

Philip's project started back in 2006 when he started going bald, however did not want like to look as another head-shaved man. He started experimenting with his head by creating brilliant, colourful designs in collaboration with professional make-up artist Kat Sinclair, many of them inspired by great artists like Roy Lichtenstein. Very soon his experimentations drew the attention of many major online media, describing him as "Baldazzling". It didn't take long for success and recognition to come. He made his debut exhibition titled "Headism" at the V&A Museum and just after that at NL Gallery in London, both during 2011, while his work has been published in many glossy editions like Marie Claire Spain, Elle, The Guardian, Time Out and many more. This year his work is displayed at the Somerset House alongside with big artists like Gabriel Dawe, Damien Hirst, Thomas Allen and Georgia Russell.



Philp's work has influenced many men and women affected by balding, giving them the chance to express themselves through his inspirational and fantastic creations. It needs to be mentioned that Philip Levine, apart from being a great artist is definitely a very productive persona, with activities like cultural consultancy in organizations like Art Below that promotes young artists, co-founder of the collective Lazy Gramophone, a couture arts and design label and business developer for ethical fashion brand Ada Zanditon among others, making his CV one of the most interesting i've read lately.
See more of his exciting head designs here



New Dior Book




The rich history of Dior, one of the most celebrated luxury brands in the history of fashion is uncovered in the new collectable 3-book set by Assouline. 240 total pages feature the rarest photographic material of the House's heritage and spirit through FashionPerfume and Jewellery covering all its creative decades. The book comes out in 3-jacketed hardcoverd volumes in a slipcase. Created by former Editor-in-Chief of L' Officiel de la Mode Caroline Bongrand and luxury lifestyle journalist Jerome Hanover.




You can pre-order it here 







Thierry Boutemy




The world of Thierry Boutemy is enriched with the delicious perfumes of colours of roses, orchids, poppies, carnations and all kinds of beautiful flower bouquets. The Belgium-based flower artist is among the most beloved ones in the world of fashion with creations that are already considered as classics. His collaborations include American Vogue, Dior, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten. He was the flower set designer of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette film and is currently working on Michel Gondry's next film L'Ecume Des Jours.
His flower compositions are based on simplicity, yet with a chic and artistic attitude, always spontaneously and in a natural way.

His fabulous work is messaging Spring! Check out more of it here






Bart Hess

Animation, innovation and fantasy are the keywords in Bart Hess' world. The great artist has many things to say through his creations and the best proof are his collaborations with Lady Gaga, Palais de Tokyo, Iris Van Herpen and Nick Knight. He has gained a throne in the fashion world with his pionneer concepts and provocative ideas through outstanding images and avant-garde videos pushing boundaries to another dimension.

Check out some beautiful pieces of his work below:











Echo from bart hess on Vimeo

Chantal Thomass

























The Warriors

 







In 1979 director Walter Hill created a film about a gang called The Warriors, meant to be one of the cultest films of twentieth century. Based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel, the film tells the story of a New York City gang, whose members are trying to stay alive after a gang gathering that ends up to king’s tragic death.. The film features the best and most inspiring costumes among the gangs, all with cheesy names like The Hi -Hats, Hurricanes, Electric Eliminators, Satans Mothers, Gladiators and more. If you haven’t seen it yet, just don’t miss it.

Enjoy the trailer below:






Τετάρτη, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2012

London Art Fair 2012

Wiping the Sahara Desert - Hanae Utamura

 The London Art Fair opens its doors today at the Business Design Centre in Islington, with the participation of 100 galleries and 1000 artists.

The premier art fair is for once more showcasing the best from modern art in the 20,000 sq ft location fo BDC in two sections: the Art Projects section with galleries from across the world and the Photo50 for contemporary photography, this year curated by art critic Sue Steward.
The fair will last by the 22nd of January, 2012

Anxious - Andrio Salgado
Aurora Borealis (Resting place) - Alexander Heaton


Bunny #9 - Neil Hedger

Check point #5 - Abigail Talmar

Last Day of Camp - Michael Taylor
Relics - Bill Jackson


Self-Portrait - Gabriel Dubois

Small Homage to Marcel Duchamp - Susan Hiller