… Like all of us, CNN presenter Anderson Cooper is a big fan of the multi-talented artist Issy wood– he wrote on Instagram a screenshot of the news Marc Ronson– attended the single “Disaster / Lucky” and said: “I love the music and art of @isywod! Hopefully he can pass one of Wood’s paintings on to his son, who won’t receive an inheritance otherwise, Cooper said this week.
… Spotted prognosticators Prince harry and Meghan markle at the Bemelmans Bar, the ultimate watering hole in the art world, with cocktails with the heir to oil Mikey hess and his wife, designer Misha nono– a longtime friend of Markle who was previously married to a star auctioneer Alexander Gilkes.
…Lorde, reigning queen of the moody radio hit, tends to have a soft spot for canceling plans, but she still managed to meet friends on Tuesday at Dr Clark, the Chinatown hot spot with fresh sashimi and dress uniforms. staff designed by Bode. She went for an outdoor table because, you know, solar power.
… Pioneer Works, the vast art space founded by Dustin Yellin who has helped transform Red Hook into a faraway creative hub over the past decade, has appointed a new Executive Director, Maxine Pétry. she succeeds Eric Shiner, who before joining the waterfront organization was the director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and held positions at Sotheby’s and White Cube.
… If you’ve always wanted to call everyone’s favorite artist, KAWS, he apparently put his phone number and email address on the back of a postcard that was sold on Friday as part of the public intervention: Street Art Sale at Sotheby’s. Well, at least that was her number in 1996 when the work was done. He could still verify the [email protected] account!
On the clock
A super-fast edited and condensed Q&A with one of the biggest. And hey, look who’s talking on my phone, it’s the filmmaker turned visual artist Jim jarmusch! His collage exhibition opened on Wednesday at James Fuentes and will be on view until October 31.
True colors: When did you start making these collages?
Jim Jarmusch: I started doing them maybe 20 years ago, I would do them and I would send them in a letter to a friend. It was the first mail art before there was the Internet or electronic mail. Over the past six years I have started making them a bit more regularly, and during the pandemic, Arielle de Saint Phalle, who works with me, said, you know, you have 500. You could do a book.
How did you bond with James Fuentes?
I knew his gallery, I’m still interested in those Lower East Side galleries that have surfaced. And we’re kind of interconnected by Lee quiñones, who is an old friend of mine. Lucie Health is an old friend of mine. And James had a few pictures of my brothers at one point.
What prompted you to use newspapers as a medium?
I have been drawn to the material since I was a child, when I looked at newsprint under a microscope. There is something about the fragility and ephemeral nature of the paper itself that first appealed to me. Newspapers are also the most predominant means of obtaining information – or “so-called news”. Frankly, I’m wary of all the bullshit in corporate news.
Some of them are really heartbreaking, the ones with the faces removed.
It made me realize how much I have always been interested in masks. African masks; native masks; European masked balls; Chinese ceremonial masks; play Japanese Noh; ancient Greek masks; Batman; revolutionaries like Sub-Commander Marcos with the ski mask and the pipe; Zorro ; Spider Man; the Lone Ranger. I was drawn to cover things up. And it’s like I’m treating their heads and faces as replaceable.