Earlier this week we learned that actor Shia LaBeouf caused a scene at the Berlin premiere of his new film Nymphomaniac when he walked the red carpet with a paper bag over his head that read I Am No Longer Famous. Today we learn that Shia is “sorry” for, well, everything and he wants the world to know that he is sorry. Shia has set up an performance art installation here in LA titled #IAMSORRY where he is making himself available to the public until February 16 from the hours of 11AM – 6PM. Individual people are allowed entry into the Cohen Gallery, one at a time, and are met with Shia sitting behind a desk. Sound familiar? It should because this kind of performance art has been done before and by better artists. But, I digress. Click below to see the press release announcement that was sent out at the launch of this project yesterday and see a couple photos that were snapped inside of Shia‘s #IAMSORRY project. More »
Posted under: #IAMSORRY, Shia LaBeouf
"causing quite a stir"
Over the weekend a new coffee shop opened here in LA that looks exactly like a Starbucks shop except for the signage that reads Dumb Starbucks. As soon as word began to spread about this shop, folks have been lining up for hours waiting to get in and order the “dumb” drink offerings that are available. Starbucks, the company, is aware of the store and are reportedly examining their legal options and up until now, no one knew who was behind the shop … but many people started to believe it was a Banksy piece of performance art. Just moments ago, LA artist Marc Horowitz claimed credit for the project on Twitter … but he has yet to prove his claim. Click below to learn more about this … well, whatever it is and see what you think. UPDATE: The real person responsible for this prank is not Horowitz, it’s actually THIS guy. More »
The TV Guide
With the upcoming Grammy Awards on my mind, I posted yesterday afternoon a message on Twitter and Facebook asking folks to give me suggestions on how to freshen up my running playlist as I look forward toward the coming months of running and I got a lot of really great suggestions. I played some of those suggestions as I tackled, at long last, the mountain of laundry that had piled up on my in the past few weeks. As you may know, I recently returned from a nice holiday in Japan and then immediately ran a half marathon before I packed up my bags and flew to Florida to take on 4 more running races … leaving me with a lot of stinky, dirty clothes to take care of. Thankfully, I was able to get most of it done which means I now have lots of fresh-smelling and very clean clothes to dirty up again when my next race comes around. More »
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Adriana and I got another day into the books here in Tokyo, Japan. Because it was a rainy day for us, we decided to do indoor things to fill up our day. The early part of our Friday was spent inside the Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo. I really really wanted to visit this museum to see the artwork of Tokujin Yoshioka and was NOT disappointed in the least. We enjoyed the museum so much that we stayed there pretty much most of the day until closing. Afterward, we made our way to an indoor amusement park and video arcade called Joypolis and played away the rest of the day/evening. On our way home we randomly made a new friend and decided to extend our night’s outing with a nightcap and late nite pizza. It really was a superfun day. More »
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Yay! Yesterday was Day 1 of our visit here to Tokyo, Japan and LAWD did we pack a lot in on our first day. We decided that we wanted to make our way to the Mori Art Museum and maybe do a little bit of shopping along the course of our 3 mile walk. Once we made it to Harajuku, shopping took precedence and a few hours later we made it to the museum … then more fun shopping in Shibuya. I’m not even kidding you … I love ever single thing I see. Our first day here in the city was a delight … and we’ve only just begun! Click below to see some photos from our Xmas Eve in Japan and read about some of our fun. More »
'Better Out Than In' Continues to Unfold
On Monday we learned that mysterious street artist Banksy orchestrated an art stunt on the streets of NYC over the weekend that no one knew what was really going on until after it was all said and done. Today we get to see the latest art stunt that Banksy has unleashed upon the Big Apple as his ongoing Better Out Than In art residency in NYC rolls on. Banksy has been spray painting art pieces all over NYC in the past couple of weeks but has, today, unveiled a new sculpture as part of his art residency. Ronald McDonald is the subject of Banksy‘s latest art piece, check it out in full below and see what Banksy has come up with now. More »
Posted under: 'Shoeshine', Banksy
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 »