Albert Oehlen is a painter who is leading the way. Whether anyone is following is almost irrelevant, because Oehlen’s fantastic exploratory techniques and improvisational spirit have blazed a spectacular trail through abstraction. And he has breathed some intoxicatingly revivifying fumes into the corpse of surrealism in the bargain. If he’s a one-man movement, maybe that’s enough.
In his diary of Milan and Paris Fashion Week, Glenn O'Brien picks up where he left off, taking on second-rate hotels, and bloggers who jump to conclusions.
James Jebbia built a fiercely independent, internationally obsessed-over, street-fashion cult and skating-goods empire as a purveyor of clothes you can wear, art you can ride, and sneakers you can’t find. So what’s his prescription for surviving these sallow economic times? To make like the president and keep it cool.
She was discovered by Richard Avedon at the age of 11, scored her first magazine cover by the time she was 12, became a world-famous model, took up acting, fronted a band, played Joan of Arc, launched a clothing line, had a kid, and emerged as a 21st-century action heroine with the world-beating Resident Evil franchise. Now, Milla Jovovich prepares for Chapter Two.
We all have things wiped from our memories. Sometimes that's good, sometimes not. But Mike Kelley's sculptures and installations are impossible to forget-he challenges what we see and how we see it. He plumbs the depths of childhood, repressed memory, psychoanalysis, and pop mythos-but that's just the starting point for an individual speculative universe where things make startling, weird sense.