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Artist Joe Dance at Home.

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What a treat. Welcome to the home of Joe Dance. Joe is an artist who moved from West Virginia with his wife Beverly 40 years ago to pursue his dream of being an artist living in NYC.  Joe managed Ann Jacob America, an outsider art gallery on Madison Avenue in the early 90s. He later became the Media Relations Specialist at Crate and Barrel, all the while, living life to the fullest, and creating and evolving - from painter, to mixed media collage artist. Beverly was working as a librarian when she and Joe met in WV. She was a fabulous actress once referred to as the best regional actress in … [Read more...]

GIFTS | BOOKS FOR DESIGN LOVERS.

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Hey now! I'm just getting back from a long weekend getaway sans kiddies - Oh man, did I need that! I love my kids, obviously, but to be able to wake up at my leisure, wow.  I'll share a photo journal from the trip this week, but for now, I'm sharing a book gift guide for design and art lovers - basically new 2015 books that I wanted or bought this year. They're all from Amazon, so you can get that shit quick for Xmas if you have to. Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors $60 A ridiculously chic interiors book. I can't recommend enough. The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected … [Read more...]

BOOKS | Ryan McGinley’s ‘Way Far’

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Ryan McGinley's new book with Rizzoli "Way Far"  drops today. McGinley shot to photographic fame in his early 20's with his photos of America's disenchanted youth culture, i.e. his friends, and has since changed the language of photography. You can read my whole article on Ryan and his background HERE, but basically, if you love looking at young naked people, literally being wild and free, set against American Pastoral scenes that Ryan and his team capture on months-long summer road trips on 35mm film using Yashica T4s and Leica R8s (and who doesn't!) this book is for you. "Ryan's glorious … [Read more...]

BOOKS | Warhol’s Polaroids 1958 -1987

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  I've probably blogged about Warhol's polaroids a million times now, but I don't care! The polaroid format that Warhol made famous is today being mimicked by Instagram- people are even calling Andy the original Instagrammer. Warhol was hanging around some of his eras biggest superstars-from Jack Nicholson to Audrey Hepburn, Divine to Jean-Michel Basquiat, Grace Jones to Yves Saint Laurent, and beyond. Warhol took over 20,000 Polaroids between the 1950s and his death in 1987 providing "an intimate look at celebrities outside of their normal spotlight; an unpolished, impromptu glimpse … [Read more...]

On Kim Kardashian’s Selfish.

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If you would have told me a year ago that I would be on the internet highly recommending Kim Kardashian's book of selfies, I would have laughed. I just texted someone that I was writing a blog post about how cool this book is and they replied "How is that possible?" Well, it is. At this point I'm convinced that Kim is a genius performance artist, and that "Selfish" is one of the most important art books of 2015. There could be college classes dissecting Kim's rise to fame and America's fascination with her. I'm kind of engaging in hyperbole right now, but I'm almost not. To quote a Slate … [Read more...]