Sunday, April 30, 2017



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Pharrell Williams continues to add on to his ever growing collection with adidas after announcing a new colorway for the Pharrell x adidas Tennis Hu. The sneakers boast a white Primeknit base, matching white laces and bright yellow soles. The shoe also features gold tabs on the back, making sure it’ll really stand out. According to Sole Box, the shoe is slated to come out on May 6. We’ll have to see if that date is the same for the worldwide release. In the mean time, check out the other crazy colors Pharrell has used with adidas so far.
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Those who can appreciate a clean pair of Jordan’s are in for a in for something fresh — the Air Jordan 1 Mid get the triple white treatment in the brand’s latest release. The upper features layers of crisp white premium leather, with a perforate toe box, matching white swoosh and black Jordan branding on the tongue tab for contrast. The sneakers are available now on Overkill for approximately $120 USD. 
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The nostalgic Nike Air Diamond Turf is back for those who love cross training silhouettes. Originally released back in 1994, it’s most known for being seen on the feet of the high-stepping Deion Sanders. Sanders wore the model during his playing days on the football field, as well the baseball diamond. Its returning model sports white, black, red and gold coloring in a throwback to one of its most memorable iterations.
The Nike Air Diamond Turf is currently available at select retailers such as Renarts for $115 USD.



DJ Khaled is back once again with the release of his brand new visual for I’m the One featuring Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, Quavo & Justin Bieber directed by Eif Rivera.

Katy Perry links up with Migos for her brand new single called Bon Appétit.

10 Things You Should Know About Solange — Told to Us by the Artist Herself

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Solange literally means “angel of the sun,” so it should come as no surprise that she may be one of the most ethereal beings you might ever meet. And yet somehow she’s also one of the most down to earth — we were happy to learn this ourselves upon meeting her at the Reebok Classics Crib during Coachella.
The festival itself was stacked with a three-day lineup ushering in thousands upon thousands of people to the desert of Indio, California, but Solange graced only about 30 people with an intimate concert set against the backdrop of the Crib’s backyard lake while wearing an angelic, all-white ensemble complete with the Reebok Classic Leather — and it was ever bit as majestic as you might think. After performing A Seat at the Table, her most introspective and emotionally stirring work to date, she opened up even more with us and got real about the album, art, fashion and style.
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Solange Reebok Classics Coachella Interview
1. A Seat at the Table took “a long fucking time” to finish:
It was straining at times, and I lost perspective and context many times. And I’m also a mother, so I don’t have the luxury of just saying, “Oh I’m gonna go away and write this album.” I had to be conscientious of both at that time. And so, sometimes I’d spend 2 weeks in it. He’d be there. And that also is something that I wish more female women mother artists would talk about. That balance is really difficult. And I would have to take breaks and come back and feel free and start again. It was quite a journey, and it wasn’t until maybe actually about only 3 months before the album came out that I actually felt like, “Okay, I have an album here.” And I think as creators and artists, sometimes those voices are in your head and they’re discouraging. And they are going wild. So I really had to silence myself, because of what this album was about. To tell myself it’s okay if it’s mad, it it’s sad, if it’s messy, if it’s vulnerable. That took time to get to.
2. She’s not afraid of failure:
I think with this generation and this time, as artists, it’s a lot more acceptable and encouraged to be like, “Hey if I’m good at another thing, why can’t I try it? Why can’t I explore it? Have hiccups.” I think one of the things I’m most proud of about myself is that I’m okay to fail in front of the world. And I’m okay to make mistakes and get back up and try again. I think you have to have that kind of attitude when you want to experiment in different mediums.
3. Living in New York actually strained her style:
From a performance standpoint, it’s really interesting because moving to New Orleans, people are so 100-percent distinctively themselves. If they like crushed velvet, they will wear it head to toe, everyday. 100 degrees or not. Whatever the style is, they’re committing to it in every facet. And so that really gave me the courage to express myself in ways that in New York I was maybe a bit more self-conscious about. It’s been really fun to evolve into that. After three years of that, I just wanted to wear T-shirts everyday. I’m kinda easing into this minimalist phase where I think I’m so focused on my work and my craft and my artistry that style has kinda just eased into the whole aesthetic of the project. And that’s okay. I’m having fun with it. And it’s really nice to style the band and experiment through looks with that. Style is so important. It’s our DNA. It’s what makes us, us.
“It feels so much more fun now that I’ve gotten to that place where it’s just fucking clothes.”
4. She uses Instagram to find new fashion brands:
I had a stylist once who could not fathom why I wanted to wear these brands I found on Instagram; just random shit that I find when Dior and all these people are like, “We’ll dress you! We’ll create something for you!” That’s such an honor and super flattering, but there’s a time and a place for everything. It feels so much more fun now that I’ve gotten to that place where it’s just fucking clothes. I mean still try on my three looks and do my dance in the mirror.
5. She went through a gothic phase in high school:
Actually one of the girls in my band, Michelle, we went to junior high school together. We decided to be goth for like a month. Actually a teacher pulled her to the side and was like, “Black girls don’t be wearing all of this black shit. You gotta take this shit off.” And of course that made us go even harder. I kinda created this at a super young age where I was like, “I’m a style icon.” And I looked a mess half of the time. It worked out. Just playin’.
6. Originality isn’t really original in her opinion:
The older I get, the more I realize there’s nothing new under the sun. And I’m okay with embracing that a little bit more, especially “Junie” is actually a lot about — it has like 10 different meanings — but one of them is actually about originality and how as young black creatives, often times we’re pegged against one another and the conversation is often, “This person copied this person, and this person copied this one.” There’s this idea as young black creatives, if you are onto something alternative or left from the center then certainly you had to get it from someone else. “Junie” is really about accepting as you get older, if someone is inspired or influenced by your style, what are you gonna do when they come after that? Open up yourself as a vessel to explore and share.
7. A Seat at the Table changed how she sees herself:
I think the more and more I wrote this album, the lighter I felt. Just the load that I was carrying alone everyday and the burden and the nuances of it feeling so insular. I think one of the most powerful things that I think we as people of color can experience is someone telling us we’re not crazy when we go through these things everyday; these microaggressions and these expressions. Just someone saying, “Yeah, we all go through them. Let’s open a dialogue. Let’s try to finding and solace in them.” It’s been really wonderful for me as a human to get that out in the world and to experience the benefits of feeling lighter because of it.
Solange Reebok Classics Coachella Interview
8. She struggles with being “strong”:
I think that we as women, we face a lot of challenges on a daily basis where we really have to stand firm in our walk and our intentions. There are absolutely times where that weight feels too heavy and it feels a little bit like I can’t do it. I think that I try to work through that in my work and through my art and whatever medium that might be.
9. She believes timelessness trumps being classic:
I am a little bit more conscientious of creating something a little bit more classic, but I think in the same way, we get to redefine what classic means and we get to define that on our own terms. For me, it’s just about authenticity. That’s classic to me…But I think that creating something timeless has more and more important, even when it’s something silly like going to the Met Ball.
10. She’s optimistic about how the fashion industry is changing:
I’m really excited that it seems to me that the fashion industry is evolving and is changing and is doing a much better job in representation – whether it be women of color, women of different shapes and sizes and creeds and religions. I’m seeing more of that. I think that it’s been a long time coming. I think that some things might have had to happen to wake people up a little bit. But I definitely think there were issues with tokenism; issues of misrepresentation. I think I’m optimistic that I see a change and evolution and just the conversation that these archetypes gotta go. We can be very political and have long weaves down our asses. We don’t have to check off these boxes. And that feels really good to see. I’m really really excited about that.

Winnie Harlow and Slick Woods Are Fearless in This 'LOVE' Magazine Editorial

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British photographer Alasdair McLellan chose his favorite personalities to pose as muses for the LOVE magazine Issue 17.5. The spread entitled “Alasdair’s Girls” includes Adriana Lima, Hoyeon Jung, Slick Woods and Winnie Harlow.
This issue highlights not only the beauty of these women but also the unique voice that each one has cultivated to promote positivity in the modeling industry. Disney darling Rowan Blachard and Gurls Talk founder Adwoa Aboah trade stories on mental health awareness and model activism. Actress Salma Hayek and writer Paul Flynn contribute features as well, making for an interesting read.
This issue is set to release on May 10 and can be purchased at newsstands globally.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


FRESH KICKS: Common Projects and Dover Street Market Link up to Rework the Achilles Low / These Sweatband adidas Adilette Slides Are Pool-Ready

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Common Projects and Dover Street Market have linked up for two new takes on the Achilles Low. As you’d expect from Common Projects, the two new versions are both super minimal. The first comes in all black with a white imprint code, a white lining and a white sole while the other has a white upper and red midsole with the imprint code in gold foil. The collaborative Common Projects x DSM Achilles Lows will be available on April 28 from all of the Dover Street Market stores and its web store.
As well as the DSM collaboration, Common Projects also recently announced that it’s branching out into new materials for spring/summer.
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The adidas Adilette is an undisputed essential shoe. Whether it be for wearing around the house or to the pool, these sweatband slides are a cozy option for the summer months ahead. The synthetic bandage upper resembles the classic on-court headband and boasts contrasting stripes in both B&W and green-and-white colorways and sits atop a contoured foot-bed. Both pairs are currently available for $39 USD on END. Clothing. And if you’re looking for a more upmarket take on the popular sandal silhouette, check out Raf Simons’ most recent renditions here and here.


'Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle' Returns With a Full-Fledged Trailer

Early last week, the teaser for Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle was unveiled. As we edge closer to the sequel for 2015’s surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, a full-length trailer has finally dropped. The Golden Circle will take audiences to meet Kinsman’s American counterpart, the Statesmen, which is lead by Jeff Bridges. The US side also includes Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal and Channing Tatum who takes on the role as a cowboy-spy. The film will also introduce a new villain portrayed by Julianne Moore, who has been described as “America’s sweetheart gone wrong.” As for Colin Firth, he seemingly met his demise at the end of The Secret Service but his return has been confirmed. Watch the action-packed trailer above. Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle will be hitting theaters on September 29, 2017.475
Watch the First Trailer to the Live-Action 'Gintama' Film

2017 looks to be a stellar year for live-action adaptions. Following hard hitters such as Ghost in the Shell, production studios are looking to turn more manga/anime series into blockbuster films. Warner Bros. Japan recently released the first trailer for its latest live-action adaptation, Gintama. Based on the hit Weekly Shōnen Jump manga series, the film will focus on how samurai Gintoki Sakata deals with living in Edo-period Japan after it has been conquered by aliens. The live-action Gintama film is set to open in Japan July 14, but no news yet on a wider international release. Stay tuned for more details when they become available.
Also, make sure to check out the latest trailer for the live-action adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul.

FASHION: Emily Ratajkowski Bares It All for 'L'Officiel Paris' & Jonathan Leder's Emily Ratajkowski Photo Book

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Emily Ratajkowski is the cover star for the latest issue of L’Officiel Paris. The model, actress and muse is shot by Sam Nixon in a summery and warm editorial featuring pieces from the likes of Dior, Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs. Check out the set of images above and a video below.
For more of Emily, check her out in DKNY’s latest intimates collection.
PhotographerSam Nixon

Imperial Pictures Publishing released a special edition photo book featuring American model Emily Ratajkowski. Chock full of Jonathan Leder-shot Polaroids from 2012, the NSFW book was limited to just 250 signed and numbered editions, all of which sold out in a heartbeat before Imperial subsequently released additional print runs of the publication. Now Leder is releasing a special collectors edition of the book in time for the holidays. More than double the length of the original, the pefect bound book — which is being released ahead of an exhibition of the photos that’s on tap for next year — measures 7″ x 9″ and boasts a bevy of previously unreleased imagery from Ratajkowski’s infamous shoot.
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    Lil Uzi Vert Throws a Pool Party in Hawaii For "Do What I Want" Video
    After announcing a 20-date U.S. tour named after “Do What I Want,” Lil Uzi Vert has decided to unveil the official video for the Perfect Luv Tape standout. The video for “Do What I Want” comes to us courtesy of director Spike Jordan, who took Lil Uzi and his crew to Honolulu, Hawaii to film the clip. Produced by Don Cannon and Maaly Raw, “Do What I Want” has become one of Lil Uzi’s biggest records since debuting in 2016 and earned its creator millions of listens across the web.
    You can check out the video for “Do What I Want” above. Lil Uzi Vert’s last visuals were for his wildly-successful singles “XO TOUR Llif3″ and “You Was Right.”
    Little Dragon Unveil New Video for "Celebrate"

    Grammy-nominated rockers Little Dragon release the new video for “Celebrate,” taken from their brand new album Season High. The predictably eclectic visuals see the band once again collaborating with Ossain Melin and were shot around the band’s hometown of Gothenburg, including atop Ramberget, a local community park on a hill with sweeping views of the city.
    Jeremih, Big Sean and Chris Brown Get Romantic for The "I Think of You" Visual
    Jeremih has teamed with Big Sean and Chris Brown for a video of the catchy single “I Think of You.” The visual sees the trio hanging out on a stoop, before each tries to impress a woman as she walks through the city streets. The clip features a cameo from viral duo Nick and Dan (famous for the catchphrase “oh no, what is you doing baby?”) who prank Jeremih in the mini feature.
    Watch the summer-ready video above and when you’re finished, listen to Jeremih’s feature on Taylor Bennett’s Restoration of an American Idol project.


    Kevin Gates Has Been Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail
    After serving six months in jail for allegedly kicking a woman in the chest during a show, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates was arrested again back in March — on the same exact day of his release for — gun charges. According to reports, he stood before a judge today in Cook County, Illinois where he pled guilty to charges of felony gun possession and was sentenced to an additional 30 months in jail. No official statement has been released from his camp or Atlantic Records as of yet; stay tuned and check out his recent Murder For Hire 2 EP here if you haven’t already.
    Kodak Black Found Guilty of Five Counts of House Arrest Violation
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida judge allegedly found Kodak Black guilty of five counts of violating his house arrest. Judge Thomas M. Lynch made the ruling; prosecutors are looking to give the rapper a maximum of eight years of incarceration for the violation. Last August Kodak went on probation after facing several serious charges. With one year of house arrest and five years probation, the Healthy Kid was allowed to leave home only for work purposes.
    Today’s hearing revolved around allegations by a Club Lexx bartender named Jennifer Cunningham, who claimed Kodak had assaulted her while he was there in February. Although he was ultimately found not guilty of the battery charges, he was found guilty for going to a strip club without approval from his PO. It’s not known whether the ruling contribute to Kodak’s jail time; Kodak will return to the courtroom for the follow-up hearing on May 4.
    Apple Music to Debut Puff Daddy & Bad Boy Documentary 'Can't Stop Won't Stop'
    Live Nation and Apple Music have plans to promote and distribute a new Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Records documentary titled Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. The film centers around last year’s string of 20th anniversary Bad Boy shows, which reunited Puff with artists such as Mase, Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans and others. “I think Puff and Bad Boy’s story is incredible and one that a lot of people can relate to in any genre or in any business. His story is powerful. He really overcame a lot to get to where he’s at today and the documentary shows that,” Apple Music CEO and chairman Jimmy Iovine explains to Billboard.
    Apple Music currently holds the rights to Can’t Stop Won’t Stop for the next year, and plans to debut the documentary on June 25. Besides the iconic Bad Boy Records cast, the film will also feature appearances by Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell, music industry legend Clive Davis, The Notorious B.I.G.’s mother Voletta Wallace and more. In an official statement to Billboard, Puff had the following words to share regarding the movie:
    I knew this was a story that should be shared with the world… Heather Parry and Live Nation Productions, and Director Daniel Kaufman, helped create this very special documentary. Now I’m blessed to also be working with Apple to showcase the film and share Bad Boy’s history and impact with fans. The support Live Nation, Apple and everyone on the team has given to this project is a true testament to the Bad Boy legacy.

    SPORTS: Nike, adidas and Under Armour Pass On Signing Lonzo Ball / NBA Announces Fan Awards, Including Most Stylish Player and Dunk of the Year

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    Nike, adidas and Under Amour — the big three sportswear brands — have all withdrawn their endorsement offers for NBA prospect Lonzo Ball, according to a new report from ESPN. Senior writer Darren Rovell states their reasoning behind this unprecedented ‘no thank you’ is because Lonzo’s braggadocios father, LaVAr, is demanding them to license his upstart Big Baller Brand rather than a traditional sneaker and apparel deal.
    “We’ve said from the beginning, we aren’t looking for an endorsement deal,” LaVar told ESPN. “We’re looking for co-branding, a true partner. But they’re not ready for that because they’re not used to that model. But hey, the taxi industry wasn’t ready for Uber, either.”
    LaVar went as far as presenting a sneaker prototype that he has been “working on [...] ever since my boys were born” in his meetings with the big three, a model that could be worn by Lonzo when he steps onto the NBA hardwood for the first time next season. He is obviously confident that his son is good enough to have his own signature sneaker, and apparel line, right out of the draft.  ”We’re not going to sign with a company and then wait around for five or six years for a shoe like Paul George had to wait for with Nike,” Ball said.
    “Just imagine how rich Tiger [Woods], Kobe [Bryant], Serena [Williams], [Michael] Jordan and LeBron [James] would have been if they dared to do their own thing,” LaVar said. “No one owned their own brand before they turned pro. We do, and I have three sons, so it’s that much more valuable.”
    With the aforementioned labels pulling out, father Ball told ESPN that he will pitch his Big Baller Brand to the lesser known, and lesser worn, Chinese brands, including Peak, Li-Ning and Anta. He also mentioned that he’s not counting out the option of an entrepreneurial partner outside the business. “That includes Facebook,” he said.
    LaVar is admittedly prudent. He, like many of us, has seen sneaker companies take advantage of young athletes for decades now, with only a very select few earning their true worth, and later in their career at that. However, he can’t be that naive to think the big three need Lonzo Ball on their roster. And for someone looking for a “true partner,” he should understand that his sons have to earn their keep just like everyone else has, be it Jordan or Paul George.
    There are a ton of questions currently swirling around this family, but we wonder: with brands like Peak, Li-Ning and Anta now the frontrunners in the Lonzo Ball sweepstakes, does the former UCLA guard have what it takes to make them cool among young American hoopers? We also wonder what players like D-Wade, Klay Thompson and Dellavedova — all of whom are signed to one of the aforementioned brands – have to say about the Ball family’s request.
    NBA Announces Fan Awards, Including Most Stylish Player and Dunk of the Year
    As Drake revealed back in January, the Grammy Award winning artist will host the first ever NBA Awards on TNT this summer where we’ll finally find out who will be crowned this season’s MVP, among other top awards, including DPOY, ROY and more. On top of the traditional awards, the show will also announce the winners of six new categories that will be voted on by fans around the world. Here’s the list of those categories and nominees, with video evidence, below.
    Los Angeles Lakers’ Larry Nance, Jr. vs. Brooklyn
    Minnesota’s Zach LaVine vs. Phoenix
    Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo vs. Atlanta
    Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert
    Chicago’s Dwyane Wade
    Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook
    San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard vs. Houston
    New York’s Kristaps Porzingis vs. Brooklyn
    Miami’s Hassan Whiteside vs. Toronto
    Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving vs. Golden State
    Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook vs. Denver
    Phoenix’s Tyler Ulis vs. Boston
    Phoenix’s Devin Booker 70-point game vs. Boston
    Houston’s James Harden nets 53-16-17 triple double vs. New York
    Golden State’s Klay Thompson scores 60 in three quarters vs. Indiana
    Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook with most points in a triple double, 57-13-11, vs. Orlando
    Golden State’s Draymond Green to StephenCurry to Kevin Durant
    Denver’s Nikola Jokic with no-look pass
    LA Clippers’ Chris Paul with wraparound pass
    Fans can cast their vote here or on social media by “posting #AwardName and First/Last Name of their winner (i.e. #DunkOfTheYear Larry Nance).” Hit the comments below and tell us who you’re voting for.
    The NBA Awards Show will air June 26 at 9 p.m. EST.

    Teaser: Power


    Ghost is no longer in control. Find out who will have his back with a new season of Power, available all day 6/25 on STARZ.

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017



    Monday, April 24, 2017

    Major Artwork & Exhibitions From Around the World You Need to Know About

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    Following up our last weekly art roundup is a brand new batch of must-see artwork and exhibitions that are currently open/slated to launch from all across the globe. This week, we have a slew of acclaimed artists whose works have made a monumental impact in the industry such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo and Robert Mapplethorpe as well as new photography that spotlights iconic designer J.W. Anderson and San Francisco’s rich skate culture. Check out the list below and let us know which ones you want to see or if there’s anything that we missed.

    Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) Piece To Sell For $60 Million USD

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    Not long ago, Sotheby’s New York announced an upcoming auction centering upon Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled painting from 1982. The Big Apple institution predicts that the aforesaid masterpiece will sell for a record-breaking price of $60 million USD. The artwork has never been seen since it hit the market back in May 1984 and is currently in the hands of a private collector. Although the piece doesn’t feature Basquiat’s trademark crown or copyright visuals, it does portray the legendary artist’s layered scribbles and a face that mimics his Untitled (Two Heads on Gold) piece from the same year.
    The artwork is set for auction on May 18 at Sotheby’s New York.

    J.W. Anderson: “Disobedient Bodies” Exhibit and Exclusive Catalog

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    There is a ton of excitement surrounding J.W. Anderson’s upcoming collaboration with Uniqlo. Ahead of this long-anticipated partnership is the Irish designer’s exhibit at The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in England. The presentation which is curated by Anderson himself will spotlight many renowned designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Helmut Lang alongside artists Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Modern Movement pioneer Eileen Gray. All in all, exclusive apparel will be exchanged and collaborative works will be showcased during the event. Not to mention, a limited edition catalog touting just 2,000 copies will be published and signed by Anderson in accordance with the show. The catalog touts never-before-seen photos from the designer’s personal photographer Jamie Hawksworth as well as Andrew Bonachina who is the chief curator of Hepworth · Wakefield.
    In case you miss out on the exhibit which is currently taking place until June 18, fans can purchase the catalog exclusively at Dover Street Market Ginza at an approximate price of $50 USD.
    Dover Street Market Ginza
    6-9-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Ginza Commons Nishikan

    Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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    The late Robert Mapplethorpe was a luminary in the world of photography, having created monochromatic nude portraits of an eclectic gamut of icons such as Andy Warhol, Iggy Pop and Arnold Schwarzenegger to name a few. The acclaimed shutterbug is the subject of brand new retrospective by Kunsthal Rotterdam who is set to display over 200 known and unseen images that span collages, polaroids, portraits, self-portraits as well as still life. The presentation is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Head over to the Kunsthal Rotterdam’s official website to learn more. The retrospective is currently on display up until August 27.
    Kunsthal Rotterdam

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    3015 AA Rotterdam

    George Condo: “New Works” Exhibit in New York

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    George Condo’s unnerving, psychical and contentious paintings have stunned the world over—you may have seen his work from his five distinct album cover art for Kanye West’s 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy or his custom-made handbags for Kim Kardashian. A plethora of his work portray abstract figures that are rendered in a very realistic manner which he pegged as “artificial realism.” He’s a contemporary of Keith Haring, a factory artist for Andy Warhol back in the ‘80s and even jammed out with Jean-Michel Basquiat alongside the artist’s band Gray.
    The man is a living art legend and he has an upcoming exhibit at Skarstedt in New York. Simply dubbed New Works, the presentation will predominantly feature seven new sculptures made of wood, bronze and other objects which he found laying around in his East Hampton studio. Additionally, he will showcase new paintings on canvas that relate to his series of action driven pieces which he made in 2014.
    Stay tuned for an upcoming feature on HYPEBEAST and be sure to drop by the exhibit at Skarstedt starting Aprill 27 up until June 24.
    Upper East Side, 20 East 79th Street
    New York, NY 10075

    Harvey Milk Photo Center: “ShutterSpeed” Exhibit in San Francisco

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    Not long ago, the Harvey Milk Photo Center unveiled a forthcoming exhibition called “ShutterSpeed” that centers upon art, photography and skate culture. The San Francisco-based gallery aims to develop “a dream destination for skateboarders,” spanning five accessible skate parks as well as a a diverse series of artwork developed by key Bay Area artists. Not to mention, renowned riders from the district will drop by the showcase as well. The exhibit is currently open to the public up until May 31.
    Learn more by visiting HMPC’s official website.
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    50 Scott St
    San Francisco, California
    PhotographerLizzie Himmel