I was lucky enough to get to see a Futuro House the last time I went to Los Angeles. This beauty is located in the Hollywood Hills and is one of approximately 60 (of the original 100 constructed) Futuro homes still around today. Futuro homes were originally built in Finland in the late 60s / […]
I went to Spain at the end of October & spent a week in Barcelona. Here are some images from that trip. See more on my official photo website here.
Cheap & Plastique Issue 12
Issue 12 of Cheap & Plastique is now available, in it’s entirety, on Issuu. If you like pretending to flip through a magazine on thee internet do please have a look, plenty of things to entertain your eyeballs in this issue! CLICK HERE to be magically transported to Issuu land.
Jessica Peters interview
Jessica Peters is a Canadian painter. I came across her work and met her at Volta NY this past March in her Galerie Simon Blais sponsored solo booth. Please see more of Jessica’s work here. Triade, 2014, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 63 x 57 inches C & P: Where did you grow up? Did the environment you experienced […]
Films on artists
So many films on artists! Well at least 2 in theaters now. If this is the new trend for subject matter in 2015, from amazing directors, then I am happy. Saw Big Eyes in the theater on Friday and want to check out Mr. Turner sometime in the very near future. Big Eyes features my […]
art to see
Excited for this Cyprien Gaillard show coming to PS1 this month! I think/hope this will make up for the mediocre/terrible exhibitions that PS1 have been putting on for the past 6 months (minus the Art Book Fair!) Cyprien Gaillard at PS1 January 20 — March 18, 2013 Still from Cities of Gold and Mirrors Stills […]
It’s Gordon Matta-Clark night at Chez Violette! Gordon Matta-Clark–Conical Intersect (1975) Gordon Matta-Clark–Fresh Kill (1972)
I was always fascinated by the housing estates in London when I lived there. I interviewed Laura Oldfield Ford in the last issue of Cheap & Plastique and discussed places like Hulme Crescents with her, see the interview here. See more photographs and read tales from past Hulme dwellers here.
the new decadence
Fushimi: A Cheap & Plastique wet dream I have walked by the spot where Fushimi is now open for business many times over the past few months (and hundreds of times over the past 7+ years; pre-Fushimi, pre-condo, when Driggs was desolate and one of the grittier streets of the hood) as the restaurant was […]
public monuments + dance parties
A friend of mine posted this fabulous video on Facebook this morning. I have always had a thing for futuristic design from the 60’s…. I wish there were more public sculptures here is the US like the ones Raquel Welch and her spaceboys are dancing around. These statues were constructed for the 1968 Olympic Games, […]