Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum

by Anna Carnick Opening today and capping off a year-long 50th anniversary celebration, the Guggenheim presents Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. For this salon-style installation, the museum invited nearly 200 artists, designers and architects to submit their dream proposals for interacting with the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building’s central rotunda, or “void.” The central space, famously encompassed by the circular exhibit hallways, …

Laura Lobdell Jewelry

A silver-cast hospital bracelet, bitten candy heart and cigarette butt for an unsentimental Valentine's Day

For Valentine’s Day jewelery designer Laura Lobdell, known for casting found objects like champagne corks and matchsticks in silver, created four new pieces, which each come accompanied by hand-painted cards. A more gritty version of Margiela’s hospital bracelet, the Four Letter Love Cuff says “I found you and you have made a big impression on me!” An immortalized cigarette butt reads “You are the one, …

Mr. Brainwash: Icons

Mr. Brainwash's massive exhibition of pop-graffiti portraits hits NYC

Opening this weekend in NYC, French filmmaker-turned-street artist, Mr. Brainwash‘s newest exhibition “Icons” features his Warhol-inspired, paint-splattered portraits of famous fashion designers, musicians and more in a 15,000-square-foot warehouse. The controversial eccentric is known as much for his over-the-top antics as he is for his artwork, splashing onto the scene in L.A. by relentlessly documenting fellow street artists Shepard Fairey and Banksy. The Latter recently …