Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Just got an email from Nieves Books about the NY Art Book Fair happening this Friday October 24 through Sunday October 26. Taking place at Phillips de Pury & Co., this one looks like a surefire visual-gasm of sorts. Over 140 international publishers, booksellers, and "antiquarian dealers" (straight quote from the website, guys) will be showing off their wares. This means, art magazines, 'zines, catalogues, books, you name it.

Just looking at the website, I'm already feeling a bit overly excited. The NY ART BOOK FAIR Committee includes Philip Aarons, AA Bronson, Skuta Helgason, Carolina Nitsch, Richard Prince, Dieter von Graffenreid, John Waters, Matthew Zucker- a who's who of the contemporary art world (which means, borderline annoying and pretentious but awesome at the same time). Just had to name drop (which means I'm borderline annoying and pretentious but ...)

Exhibitors include a few of my personal favez: Ooga Booga, Butt Magazine, D.A.P., Arkitip, Nieves, Pin-Up mag, RAM, Printed Matter, etc. etc. etc.


Friday, October 17, 2008

I won't be here but....

++++++++++++SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!++++++++++++++
Please join designer Mary Ping this Friday, 7-10pm at our shop to
celebrate her two-week Slow and Steady Wins the Race special installation,
inspired by a Kiki Smith quote! Then, visit our neighboring shops' events
that night too (see flyer below)!
Slow and Steady Wins the Race is a clothing label by NY designer Mary Ping,
cataloguing ideas that are focused on a specific and fundamental characteristic
of clothing design.
+Friday evening 7-10pm in Ooga Booga courtyard! Tunes by DJ Anh Do!
For more info:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Come out and buy lots of drinks- let's help Obama's crew get paid!

ps. no drinking and driving folks. only drinking and dancing.

brand or unbrand

Tomorrow night, artist Hank Willis Thomas will be speaking at the Hammer on the subject of his monograph, Pitch Blackness, as well as his much-praised B®anded series. An excerpt from his website:

“The B®anded series is a result of an exploration, and subsequent appropriation of the language of advertising. By employing the ubiquitous language of advertising in my work, I am able to talk explicitly about race, class and history in a medium that the almost everyone can decode.”

I really like his “Unbranded” series, appropriated advertisements from the 60’s to present day, related to black people/culture from which he’s stripped away logos and emblems. It’s scary how the media-fostered portrayal of American black culture hasn’t really changed much in the last 40 some years. It has me visualizing Sambo, I mean, what’s so different? (see some of my own appropriated pics from his website below)

Hammer Museum website: Calendar

7 PM