Damien Hirst, the perennial bad boy, who may be best known for his diamond studded platinum human skull For the Love of God (2007) has decided to take over yet again. This time it's worldwide, and simultaneous. Hirst will exhibit over three hundred of his signature dot series paintings for the exhibition The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011. The international exhibition will host works in Gagosian's spaces in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong and includes the very first dot painting from 1986 all the way to the last, made in 2011, comprised of over 25,781 unique colors. If you think it sounds repetitive, take a closer look at the variety, format and scale spanning the past decade and a half. Hirst certainly gets his mileage from a deceptively simply form.
Immortals, a loosely based visual epic of ancient Greek mythology, is the story of King Hyperion - dutifully played by Mickey Rourke - and his lust for war against the Olympians.
Product of visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell / The Fall) Immortals is a journey into the spectacle of artistic vision meets cinematic entertainment. Hyper realistic sets both beautiful and horrific, are a true treat to the senses with each detail meticulously toiled over by Singh. Nothing seems to escape his gaze; settings, costume design, color palette, etc. all coalesce to create extremely rich and immersive on screen eye candy, complimented wonderfully by the beautifully subtle use of 3D.
There’s no doubt these two have created some pretty fantastic images. So when WWD dropped word that the legendary model and photographer are collaborating on a tome to be published by Taschen, naturally, we got excited. The limited edition 128 page boxed hardcover book will run 1,500 signed copies, and will retail for just under $500. The title? Simply “Kate Moss by Mario Testino”. We love it.
Steven Meisel and stylist Lori Goldstein bring you their pick of the runways (models and clothes) for Spring Summer 2010 with a full blown 80 page fashion extravaganza – for the January issue of Vogue Italia. The heady spread gives you a glittery look at behind the scenes (LOVE the Sessilee chair throw NOD) and in front of the lens. We can't help but sense the subversive undertones. Head to FASHION GONE ROGUE for the complete editorial painstakingly scanned by the fabulous Diciassette 17 over at TFS.
PANTONE announced Turquoise as color of the year– which means we’ll be seeing tons of turq in the New Year. For those unfamiliar with Pantone– they’re the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. “In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”
A brief history of Turquoise and a sampling of the color via the S/S 2010 runway after the jump.