He only made $420
For the past week or so, famed graffiti artist Banksy has been running all over NYC, NY putting up new artwork for fans to seek out and admire for an art residency he is calling Better Out Than In. As is his style, Banksy has been working in secret installing his graffiti artwork and, in some instances, orchestrating elaborate art installations. On Saturday, Banksy set up a stall next to Central Park where he sold original spray paint artwork for $60 each, a HUGE bargain considering his artwork sells for $10,000+ at auction. The only problem for collectors was that no one knew that the stall was selling original Banksy pieces. Big cities like NYC have lots of bootleg stalls that sell cheap reproductions of Banksy‘s work so, it makes sense why most people would overlook a stall featuring “his artwork”. The Art Sale was just the latest of Banky‘s brilliant art installations. The video above, published on Banksy‘s official website, shows the world how his Art Sale went. Click below to read what Banksy has to say about his little gag and find out if he plans on orchestrating another Art Sale any time soon.
Another Collab With A Cultural Phenom
We learned a while back that Lady Gaga‘s new album/app/experience ARTPOP would feature multiple collaborations with renowned artist from all over. So far, we’ve seen her work with legendary photographers Inez & Vinoodh as well as performance artist Marina Abramović. As the release date for ARTPOP approaches, we have some new deets about the album, including the cover art which will apparently feature the work of American contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Click inside for more!
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
OMG, love it. So as many of you know, New York Fashion Week just kicked off and it’s kind of a big deal. While we know the celebrities will be popping up everywhere looking all kinds of fab, what we didn’t expect to see was friggen Daria Morgendorffer in Prabal Gurung. LMAO! Y’all are gonna love this photo gallery! Swagger New York just teamed up with Italian designer Michele Moricci to create these awesome depictions of some of our favorite 90s cartoon characters attending the various shows at NYFW. Captain Planet in Hood By Air? Obviously. Beavis & Butthead in Jeremy Scott? Yespleasemorethankyou! Peep the gallery for more!
Posted under: New York Fashion Week
The TV Guide
So, Friday and Saturday were so incredibly bizzy for me that I barely found the time to breathe … which is why my updates on those days are a bit delayed. On Friday night, a group of us met up in West Hollywood at the LA Indie Film Festival to attend a screening of our friend Tamar Levine‘s short film Twenty-Two Date Palm Way … and then afterward, I made my way to the El Rey Theater to see The Breeders live in concert. Yesteday, LORD, was just go go go. Ollie and I made our way to the Rose Bowl to run the 2nd annual Awesome 80s Run! and then I spent the rest of the day hanging out with Tamar as we ran all over town together. We brunched, we lunched, we shopped, we met up with Caleb and saw a movie … then we dined and drank … it was a very long but very fun day for me, I can assure you. I got a lot of photos to share, check ‘em out below. More »
Meet Baby Drizzy
Earlier this week Drake announced the delayed release of his new album Nothing Was The Same. He is lit’rally delaying the release for a week (from September 17 to September 24), so I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. And fans will also get to see him hit the stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, along with Kanye West and Lady Gaga. Drake also decided to share the cover art for his new album, which looks pretty fun and participates in the vein of classic hip-hop albums. Click inside for a better look!
The TV Guide
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone – the Queen of Pop and ALL OTHER THINGS ON EARTH — is celebrating her birthday today and in honor of her special day, I’d like to take some time to send her royal Madgesty some Birthday Lurve today. If you can believe it, Maddy is 55 years old today and honestly, she is as fierce as ever. There will never be another woman as important to music, style and basic life functions as Madonna continues to be and for that reason alone, she is worthy of all the love in the world. Madonna has changed our lives, she continues to affect us in ways that no one else can and at the vibrant age of 55, I know she will continue to rule all like no one else can. More »
Posted under: Madonna
'I Live For The Applause'
Lady Gaga is getting ready to drop some new ish, and she’s going all the way artsy with her promotion. When we first learned that her next album ARTPOP was quickly approaching its release date, we also learned that we could expect to see and experience some big collaborations with big names in the art world. So far we’ve seen [a very nude] Gaga posing for legendary photographers Inez & Vinoodh, and we also heard rumors about an upcoming single titled Applause. Well folks, the rumors are true and we have the cover art to prove it. Click inside to learn more about Applause… and why Lady Gaga lives for them.
Posted under: 'Applause', Lady Gaga
Featuring Judd Apatow, Alan Cumming & Marina Abramović
I can safely say that I am not ready for this new Jay Z/performance art/Alan Cumming- all-up-in-his-videos-movement. This Picasso Baby video really does look like it’s gonna be… different! Which is awesome. A little while back we got to see a bunch of Vines and photos from Jay Z‘s live, 6-hour performance of the new single off Magna Carta Holy Grail, and now the video has a teaser trailer. Although, I think we should stop calling it a “video,” as it’s now been dubbed a performance art film. Judd Apatow, Marina Abramović, and other stars will appear in the film and I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product.
Picasso Baby debuts on HBO Friday, August 2 at 11PM.
Marina Abramovic & Jeff Koons Are On Board
It’s been a fairly quiet year for Lady Gaga but that’s all about to change. Back in September she announced that her new album ARTPOP would be an interactive experience, with an app and everything. Since then we’ve seen Jay-Z do something similar with Magna Carta Holy Grail, and that’s not the only thing these two have in common. Remember yesterday when we saw footage of Jay-Z performing at Pace Gallery with renowned performance artist Marina Abramović? Well, in the announcement posted on her website last night, Gaga revealed that she too has worked with Abramović, and ARTPOP will also include exhibits featuring her collaborations with Jeff Koons, Inez & Vinoodh (who I love) and Robert Wilson. Art pop indeed! Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'ARTPOP', Lady Gaga
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a really fun day … my friends and I made our way to an art gallery in Echo Park for a bit of unsophisticated fun and then we made our way out for dinner and drinks. It had been ages since I got to hang out with Ollie and Caleb so I wanted us to do something really special … so we all went for a swim in a life-size reproduction of Scrooge McDuck‘s treasure vault from Ducktales. No, seriously. A new Ducktales video game is on the way and to promote it, a life-size treasure vault was installed inside the iam8bit art gallery in Echo Park … so we decided to check it out and go for a swim! More »