Oh my GAWWWWWD, he’s so fucking cool. He’s like that friend of your older brother that you always crushed on and followed around hoping he’d pay attention to you. If you have any lingering ideas that Jared Leto is just a pretentious douche, watch this and dispense with them POST-HASTE, SIR.
1. (Sings) “Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga men have named you…” Gagalada steps out in London wearing a poncho with the face of the Mona Lisa on it. Is she warm, is she real, Lady Gaga? Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art?
2. Not to be outdone, Katy Perry wraps herself in a bolt of fabric she found in the bargain bin at JoAnn Fabrics at The Ninth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani in NYC.
3. Mariah Carey does that thing where she points to the invisible note she’s singing, while pre-taping her performance for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in New York.
4. “Zees ees where the TREE TEEEETIES go!” Jean-Paul Gaultier poses with a Christmas tree at the 18th Edition of ‘Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs’ at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris.
The day started with my friend Juan Carlos Molina arriving early. The morning disappeared with email, phone calls and recovery from the night before. After a late lunch got to Art Miami‘s VIP Preview. Mark Dean’s Dean Project had an impressive booth that I am thrilled to be some small part off (full-discosure, I was dropping off my work AS the event unfolded – long story) So, I ran through the fair fast (I’ll come back and do a good look) and we were now early for the Visioniare party at the National Young Arts Foundation headquarters which is in the old Bacardi building compound. We met up with my pals Min Sanchez and her artist husband, Swampspace instigator Oliver Sanchez who invited us are involved with Young Arts. The 5-minute 3D screening of “Portrait of Marina Abramovic” by Matthu Placek, was limited to about 30 people and was shown inside the iconic stained glass tower was very short. Good. We were sitting on tree stumps – but honestly, the setting and minimalist nature of it made it really indelible to me. Loved it. As Oliver said jokingly afterward; “I am forever changed.” We hung out a bit and had a couple of Bacardi cocktails and then headed over to the M Building in Wynwood where The Savannah College of Art and Design was presenting ‘CURVA,’ a solo exhibition of recent works by Wendy White. The 12,000 square foot event space is amazing and was restored by architect Chad Oppenheim. Great exhibit. Meanwhile, we were supposed to be meeting Michael Pollack and his boyfriend Zach for a party at SoHo House but because dinner was not planned we missed the White Cube poolside after party for Tracy Emin with more fabulousness. Oh, you can’t do EVERYTHING. So, we had a late dinner (11!) and then stopped off for a nightcap at, where else? Twist. (Photos: Brett Murray’s Promises at Dean Project, Art Miami, Visionaire at Young Arts, fuzzy Marina Abramovic in 3D, The M Building and Min and I in “Art on Ice”)
In the spririt of Art Basel Miami and being “in” or “out”, this was written by artist Richard Prince about magazines, their lists and inclusion and exclusion:
“More shit list. (And this isn’t even fair).
Art Forum. It sucks. Okay your ads are all right and yes, you did write about Liz Larner, (finally) but that’s about it. Who are you writing for? October? Better question… what are you trying to hide? I need a fucking dictionary or some CIA cipher to decode your language. “Check out the big brain on Brad”. Fucking relax will you?
Art News… the worst. I just read a review of my work in the your magazine and you said good things about it. Do you know how that made me feel? Terrible. At least in the past you ignored what i did and when and if you said anything at all you dismissed my work in a sentence or two, describing it as “awful” and “not worth a second look”. Stick with the insults and I’ll take you off the list.
Art Review…I hate your power lists. I use to be on them and now I’m not and I’m thankful for not being included. Your fucking list is moronic and embarrassing. And if you ever put me on again and I will sue your stupid asses for as much as the law allows. Your idea of power is inconsequential to someone like me. The only reason you exist is because the lights are on in my studio. I have fucking valet parking in front of my studio. That’s fucking power assholes.
Frieze Art Magazine, (for the life of me I open it up and I have no idea what I’m looking at). Your magazine is confusing. The graphics are all over the place. I’m not sure if I’m looking at an ad or an article. Way to much video and sound art. Artists aren’t good with video and sound. Charlie Fucking Bronson and Burl Ives. Write articles on them. That’s sight and sound. Artists aren’t professionals. We’re loners and lazy and anti-social and try to get away with as much as we can. I can hardly plug in my Apple.
ArtInfo.Com… There’s no information worth reading on your stupid ass site and yes I realize you fucking idiots sometimes follow what I say and sometimes even re-publish my blather and crap, ( I would hope by now you would come to realize that it’s Bird Talk)… but I’m not going to shut up just because you continue to exist. (Just to let you know… I hope you fuck off and die and go out of business and leave the art world to me. Why me? Because I AM the fucking art world).” (Image: Richard Prince, via Jerry Saltz, Facebook)
Oh, my aching head. If I sound like someone complaining about something being too fabulous, I apologize but I have to let you know, there is nothing quite like Art Basel Miami’s deluge of events and parties. Onslaught is a good word. Like eating too much cake, and being happy while you’re feeling kinda queasy. I spent Sunday and Monday getting ready for my Benetton party #withyou. Can I tell you that those Italians are SO nice! Everyone was very gracious and kind, installing my work and generally just doing their jobs like professionals. Made my part easier – the stress I felt was more self imposed. It all came off well, my friends showed up, the cocktails and food by Art Conductor were great. I did drawing live, as did the guests and I even did a fews drawings directly on the models (who were SO cute but honestly, I have shoes that are older. Babies.) Look at their new collection it’s very chic and affordable, btw, they gave me a great new jacket to wear (shameless product placement – I don’t care. It’s NICE.) At the same time, a few blocks away on the beach, Marina Abramović (above, with Val Kilmer) was doing a benefit for her foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation at Untitled art fair on the beach. Guests got limited-edition prints that will be available for sale at the Untitled Art Fair this week. Proceeds from the print will benefit both organizations. After that was all done my good pal and former Art Basel mate, Michael Pollack and I went to SoHo House for a late dinner. By chance we met Toronto gallerist Georgia Continue reading
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
Capital Cities – Safe & Sound
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
Eminem feat. Rihanna – The Monster
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly – Cruise
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Imagine Dragons – Demons
Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Katy Perry – Roar
Lady Gaga – Applause
Lorde – Royals
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
OneRepublic – Counting Stars
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason
Rihanna – Stay
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble
Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears – Scream And Shout
But no “What Does the Fox Say”/ Shameful… (via Towleroad)