Erotic Automation, Freak Vision + Damien Hirst from Ulysse Nardin

An installation and two new timepieces from the Swiss luxury brand all defy expectation

If asked to picture a room housing millions of dollars worth of Ulysse Nardin Swiss watches, or Swiss watches in general, what does your mind see? It’s unlikely that you, or anyone, immediately imagines a dark-walled booth in Geneva, with oscillating oceanic colors filtering through the air and artist Damien Hirst‘s controversial Venetian “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” artworks at the entrance—there to …

Xavier Schipani: What is I to You?

An upcoming solo exhibition at Superchief Brooklyn explores sexuality and freedom

Xavier Schipani, an artist who currently calls Austin, Texas home, will be returning to his native East Coast for a solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery‘s Brooklyn location. Though Schipani’s older work can mostly be found in black and white, his experimentation with color over the past year has been rewarding to observe. It’s culminated in five works for “What is I to You?” that are …

Interview: Artist Polly Nor

We speak with the London-based illustrator ahead of her devilish, empowering exhibition "Sorry Grandma"

Polly Norton’s female characters are as 21st century as they come: fun-loving, unabashedly sexual, and doing whatever the hell they want—whether that is hanging out with devils, being devils, lazily sex surfing, or having some fun with lava lamps. The illustrator, who goes by Polly Nor, often uses nude and pastel hues to depict her characters, which seem equally vulnerable and strong. Each is drawn …

Richard Mille’s RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon

Automated phrases of passion scroll across this limited edition automatic watch

There’s something innately personal about a wristwatch. It rests on the body as a reflection of one’s aesthetic values and design interests. It’s more than an item of utility, it’s one of the rare accessories men wear with frequency. Channeling this notion, luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille announced a new limited edition timepiece, the RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon. The very face of the watch contains …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Uncomfortable objects, intellectual erotica, Frankie Knuckles enduring legacy and more in our look at the web this week

1. The Unknown Vivian Maier In 2007, a 26-year-old amateur historian named John Maloof paid $380 for a box of negatives and undeveloped film at an auction. Therein, he would discover the intimate, beautiful images of photographer Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny who captured remarkable scenes during the 1950s and ’60s. A new BBC documentary, “Finding Vivian Maier” charts Maloof’s quest to uncover the now-deceased …