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Kenny Scharf On Getting Arrested, Tagging Cars, And Why He Won't Paint The Cronut

Kenny Scharf On Getting Arrested, Tagging Cars, And Why He Won’t Paint The Cronut

On Friday, July 26th AMPR sent a small coterie of underpaid and presumably underfed freelance journalists to the affluent terrain known as East Hampton to attend the opening of “AMERIKULTURE,” a joint exhibition between former Club 57 regulars Kenny Scharf and deceased photographer Tseng Kwong Chi. The day was marked by a juxtaposition of bohemian...
In Light Of The Magna Carta Holy Grail Album Art, We Pick Our Favorite Rap Covers

In Light Of The Magna Carta Holy Grail Album Art, We Pick Our Favorite Rap Covers

Earlier this week, Jay-Z unveiled the album art for his upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail and it looked pretty fucking bland for such a grandiose musician. That is, until he released the actual art today next to the real Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral (meta mind melt). Kanye, Jay’s de facto Bizarro cohort, has embraced the minimalist...
"BARBIE, COCA-COLA, GOD...IT'S THE SAME THING, NO?"

“BARBIE, COCA-COLA, GOD…IT’S THE SAME THING, NO?”

WORDS & FILM INTERVIEW by STEPHANIE MALIK IMAGES & FILM by HARLEY WEIR   As part of a behind-the-scenes film for i-D Magazine, I interviewed Edward Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff, head designers of Meadham Kirchhoff, backstage at their larger-than-life runway show at London Fashion Week. In the unexpectedly insightful, and endlessly quotable, interview Barbie is...
Maurizio Cattelan's "All" closing at the Guggenheim (words by Nick Etre)

Maurizio Cattelan’s “All” closing at the Guggenheim (words by Nick Etre)

‘The Last Laugh’ by Nick Etre Art enthusiasts gathered at the Guggenheim this Saturday for the closing of Maurizio Cattelan’s show entitled ‘All’.  The impressive show was a retrospective honoring Maurizio’s 21 years of art making as well his retirement at the young age of 51.  The show consisted of 128 works spanning the artist’s...
GrandLife + Whitewall Present THIS IS NEW YORK at Art Basel Miami Beach

GrandLife + Whitewall Present THIS IS NEW YORK at Art Basel Miami Beach

APARTAMENTO MAGAZINE//I FEEL ORANGE LAUNCH PARTY

APARTAMENTO MAGAZINE//I FEEL ORANGE LAUNCH PARTY

WORDS by STEPHANIE MALIK IMAGES by ANGIE ABRAMOVITCH   Last week, in conjunction with acclaimed “post-materialist” interiors magazine Apartamento, I Feel Orange Magazine held their London launch party at the Rebel Dining Society in honor of their inaugural issue. The concept behind the new magazine, in its own words, is to offer “a compelling journey...
Crab with Bronze Brâncuşi Sculpture for a Shell//Opening Day at Frieze Art Fair 2011

Crab with Bronze Brâncuşi Sculpture for a Shell//Opening Day at Frieze Art Fair 2011

Today marked the opening of the annual Frieze Art Fair in London’s Regent’s Park and no doubt the highlight of the day was not the pseudo-DuChampian superyacht by Christian Jankowski (which can be purchased as either a seafaring vessel for €500,000 or as a “work of art” for €625,000) . No, the star of the...
I MADE THIS. YOU PLAY THIS. WE ARE ENEMIES:: VIDEO GAME "ART" OR PRETENTIOUS GARBAGE BY SOME CRAZY DUDE?

I MADE THIS. YOU PLAY THIS. WE ARE ENEMIES:: VIDEO GAME “ART” OR PRETENTIOUS GARBAGE BY SOME CRAZY DUDE?

  –Stephanie Malik The other day my friend Ellen, who is an amazing video games reviewer (no, I’m not biased), showed me what has to be the most bizarre video game I have ever played. It is a free online flash game called I Made This. You Play This. We are Enemies and it is...
MEET WOOD LONDON

MEET WOOD LONDON

As was already mentioned in a previous article, last week we were lucky enough to sit next to Bethan Wood, a.k.a. the furniture and accessories designer behind WOOD London, at the KTZ runway show at London Fashion Week and struck up a conversation. Although Wood only graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009,...
ART: Ostalgia x New Museum x [35mm]

ART: Ostalgia x New Museum x [35mm]

This exhibition takes its title from the German word ostalgie, a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc. Satisfied recommended noxious generic viagra recommended color texture 12 blue pill want m parched comes online prescription free pharmacy makes...
Daily Inspiration: Rauha Mäkilä x Painter

Daily Inspiration: Rauha Mäkilä x Painter

Birth: 1980 Where: Finland Resides: Finland