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SLAVES OF NEW YORK

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Slaves of New York is a rom-com from 1989 starring Bernadette Peters. Peters plays Eleanor, a hat designer with rad ’80s style, who is navigating New York’s “Downtown” art  scene. Eleanor lives with her self-absorbed artist boyfriend Stash, until her awesome hat designs are discovered by a fashion designer named Wilfredo, played by Steve Buscemi. […]

RUE BLANCHE

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rue blanche has been appealing to women since 1987, directed by Marie-Chantal Regout. 3 years ago, the young designer Céline Collard joined her and their collaboration is beautiful! The next fall-winter collection is online, and I love it. Stylish, boyish, tender. Clothes – which are fun, luxurious yet minimalist – fit in easily with their wardrobe, […]

NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN BEAD WORK

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The Autry also has an exhibition of Native North American bead work on display, Floral Journey. These intricately beaded works span centuries and miles, from the Pacific Northwest to the Mississippi. The tradition of beading is both spiritual, and artistic and decorative. The exhibition included mostly worn objects such as shoes, vests, necklaces, belt buckles, […]

ROUTE 66 EXHIBITION AT THE AUTRY

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This weekend I visited the Route 66 exhibition at The Autry in Los Angeles. It was a fun exhibition full of maps, ephemera, road signs, and tchotchkes celebrating the history of Route 66 and highway travel in America.  

RAY JOHNSON DESIGNS AT MoMA LIBRARY

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I am very excited about this new exhibition, Ray Johnson Designs, now on view at the Museum of Modern Art. Those familiar with the work of Ray Johnson will know about his correspondence art – letters, drawings, collages, and prints he sent to friends and family through the mail. Lesser known is his graphic design work, which this […]

AN AFTERNOON WITH THE COLLECTOR HERMAN DALED IN BRUSSELS

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Last week, I met Herman Daled in his house, Hotel Wolfers, built by the architect Henry Van de Velde in 1930 in Brussels. I got the chance to visit his place and discuss his life as a collector, and his relationship with this masterpiece of modernism. In the next issue of Paris-LA, coming in September, you […]

DoPe PRESS AT “I NEVER READ” ART BOOK FAIR BASEL

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Our very own DoPe Press will be at I NEVER READ, ART BOOK FAIR BASEL, this week! DoPe Press will be presenting LIVE, a new book by American artist Oscar Tuazon, and MAGAZINE, a new edition by Swiss, Paris-based jewelry maker Ligia Dias. On Thursday, June 19th at 5pm, Oscar Tuazon and Ligia Dias will both […]