Jean-Michel Basquiat was a dear friend of mine. I met him right when he was becoming very famous. This documentary is a wonderful look into an extraordinary and complex mind. I remember the night he died as if it was yesterday. I thought for years, like many, that he died far too soon. Today I believe that he did what he was here to do then split. He was lovely, seductive, beyond his years wise and generous to a fault. So many friend died around that time that people like myself became sort of numb to it. We didn’t have time to process the extreme loss. That happened much later in my case and it continues to happen still. It makes me sad that his work is still not accepted by some racist art historians, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City or the Whitney Museum where they belong. Perhaps at this point they don’t deserve them. Hope you enjoy this great documentary.
“Shown during the spring of 1986 while Leigh Bowery was running his infamous nightclub Taboo, this documentary put Leigh on the map. A witty, provocative and inspiring film that includes a Bodymap fashion show, rare footage of Taboo, and interviews with Michael Clark and Lana Pillay, this documentary also reminds us what Leigh was like before he met Lucian Freud.”
Leigh was a friend of mine. There won’t be another Leigh Bowery. He was EXTRAORDINARY. The sweetest and surprisingly shyest man, as many brilliant artist/performers are. I miss seeing him or even just knowing he’s around somewhere in the world. I’m 6’5 and he towered over me in heels and what nots.
He was incredibly special and I LOVED him as did everyone that ever met him.
I WANT SO MUCH (ALL OF IT ACTUALLY) OF THIS RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE (FOR MY BUDGET) BUT FABULOUS RETRO MODERN MENSWEAR. PLEASE SEND ME SOME. 44L . I’LL HAPPILY ACCEPT ANY OF IT ESPECIALLY SUITS, CASHMERE SWEATERS, COATS, ONE OF THE TALL MODELS (BLOND SEXY GEEKY ONES) AND SHOES SIZE 11.5. THANKS IN ADVANCE YOU GENEROUS PERSON.
Published on 14 Jan 2013
“PRADA” Autumn Winter 2013/2014 Menswear Full Show by FashionChannel
Getting that first glimpse of the staging for a Prada collection is almost as highly anticipated as the show itself. Always evocative, the sets by Rem Koolhass’ company OMA are often the only hint the audience gets to which direction the intellectual designer is headed. This season the company’s mise-en-scène was one of the most compelling installations it has ever done for Prada.
On a raised platform, the firm gave a futuristic spin on the interiors of an “ideal house” that were reminiscent of styles favored in the late 1960s. Framing these domestic scenes, filled with stiff foam furniture and plexiglass or wood accessories, were images of cityscapes projected through oversized “windows” that featured a frolicking feline. When the first model began to weave himself though the different sets he became a character in Prada’s theatrical reinterpretation of a contemporary life.
And what about the clothes?
Prada produced one of her most user-friendly, classically beautiful and wearable collections in recent memory. Gone were the over wrought prints, the dramatic proportions and odd accessories. In there place were traditional, almost safe, garments that hinted to their Prada parentage in uniquely subtle ways. A single button houndstooth suit would have the trousers end just above the ankle and feature a black velvet lapel. Conventional round neck sweaters or the covetable washed leather jackets would come out in shades of blue, red, and green. But the colors were unusual -slightly off- and thus could be identified as being born in the Prada studio. And it was the thick grip soles on the footwear that gave a designer twist to a typical pair of business shoes.
The overall result was a collection designed to have a long shelf life in a man’s closet rather than be replaced in six months time. But for those who prefer their Prada to be more avant garde, well the gingham ruffled tuxedo shirts that appeared right at the end of the show should keep them happy until next season when Prada will once again change the fashion conversation.
Speaking of which, for those who are salivating over the sets as much as the show. Your in luck, OMA is doing a 12 piece collection of some of the mock up designs featured in the show for Knoll and, just like the Prada clothing, these designs will be available at the end of the year.”
Moms Mabley was an x-rated comedienne on the Chitlin circuit of the ’30s and ’40s but by the ’60s she had played Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 1969 she became the oldest person in history to have a hit song in the Top 40. Here she gives a very moving performance of that song, “Abraham, Martin & John.” Merv Griffin had over 5000 guests appear on his show from 1963-1986. Footage from the Merv Griffin Show is available for licensing to all forms of media through Reelin’ In The Years Productions. http://www.reelinintheyears.com.
R.I.P BRILLIANT artist.
“The “Russian Banksy” Is Dead
Lenta.ru reported he died last night. Known as Pasha 183, he was only 28 years old. Let’s look at some of his amazing Moscow street art.”
“According to an interview he did with adme.ru, Pasha unsurprisingly said he hated advertising.
His work was remarkably varied, and very creative — much more so than Banksy’s.“
The unauthorized video biography of Michael Jackson.
If you are as much of a documentary obsessed fan as I am you will LOVE this BRILLIANT piece. A compilation of bits and piece from all over the internet. It shows the brutality of celebrity and the barbaric nature of human beings. Michael Jackson attempted to heal the world and be charitable to children. He was abused for it and it drove him insane. He was naive having been entered into a cruel business full of sharks and cannibals. This exhaustive clip takes you through it all. I don’t believe that Michael was a pedophile rapist. He was a misunderstood GENIUS. I am sad that he was killed under suspect circumstances. I am certain that MORE WILL BE REVEALED beyond Dr. Conrad Murray. My opinion. R.I.P Michael. I LOVE You.
Thanks for posting Jesse Goldsmith