Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted in fancy army, fops, music by cheapandplastique on February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Christian Patterson lecture at Pratt

Posted in art, photo books, photobooks, photography by cheapandplastique on February 12, 2014

Christian Patterson will be speaking at Pratt Institute later this evening.
See details on Pratt’s website.
And to see more of Christian’s work go here.

From the series Redheaded Peckerwood (above and below 5).

From the series Axis.

From the series Lost Home.

From the series Sound Effects.

David Altmejd

Posted in art, chelsea, installation by cheapandplastique on February 12, 2014

Saw the David Altmejd Juices exhibition last week at Andrea Rosen Gallery, the show is up until March 8th and I predict it will be the next Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room-like Chelsea sensation!

photo courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery




photo courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery


photo courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery

Rosalyn Drexler

Posted in art, painting by cheapandplastique on February 11, 2014

Self-Portrait, 1964, Acrylic and paper collage on canvas: 39 7/8 x 29 7/8 inches

Discovered the artist Rosalyn Drexler at the Fredericks Freiser Gallery Pop Abstraction exhibition this past weekend. I don’t think I have ever seen her work before. Apparently she was working in the 60s making pop art paintings and sculpture along side all the big names we know today. I really really love the first work in this post (which is the one on exhibition in Chelsea).

She seems like a very progressive woman: Pop artist, professional wrestler (under the name Rosa Carlo, the Mexican Spitfire!), novelist, Obie Award-winning playwright, and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter. It always makes me very happy to find out about super cool ladies doing awesome things back when it really was more of a man’s world!

listen, the snow is falling…

Posted in art, music by cheapandplastique on February 10, 2014

tonight all i want to do is listen to this song on repeat and cry.

Skating the Swiss Alps

Posted in art, beautiful forms, documentary, photography, travel by cheapandplastique on February 9, 2014

Joël Tettamanti, another Cheap & Plastique featured artist, worked on this 23-minute film documenting a skate trip in the Swiss Alps with Bertrand Trichet and Carhartt WIP. The short film is called Swiss Banks.

More info on the project on Grey Skate Magazine‘s blog here. You can find my interview with Joel from 2011 here.

All still images © Joel Tettamanti


Posted in black + white, film by cheapandplastique on February 9, 2014

I get to see this on the big screen later! C’est fantastique!

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Andy Denzler

Posted in art, chelsea, painting by cheapandplastique on February 8, 2014

Saw the Andy Denzler Between the Fragments show today at the Claire Oliver Gallery. It makes me happy to see artists who have been featured in Cheap & Plastique in the past showing in Chelsea. The exhibition is up until February 15th, go check it out if you can. Read my interview with Andy here.

All images © Claire Oliver Gallery.

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Nowhere is a Place

Posted in art, chelsea, photography by cheapandplastique on February 8, 2014

Saw Frank Thiel‘s Nowhere is a Place exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery today. The photographs are amazingly beautiful and made my desire to go to Greenland even stronger (these pictures were shot in Argentine Patagonia but I imagine the miles and miles of Greenland glaciers I flew over, when returning from Iceland last year, would look quite similar to these when up close and personal).

Upon leaving the gallery I found myself climbing over many of NYC’s petite grey and trash strewn “mini-glaciers” (aka 4 foot high dirty snow piles) to get from sidewalk to street… I really longed to be out of the city and in a place where I could experience pristine, untouched nature. Icelandic trip #2 can not come soon enough!

All images © Sean Kelly Gallery

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Posted in dance, dapper gentlemen, fancy army, fashion, fops, music by cheapandplastique on February 8, 2014

I want to go to the Musik-Club where the boys wear fancy sweaters and leather gloves and play glowing neon keyboards…


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