Laissez-Faire | In Love & Free Trade

Animalania @ Fuse Gallery
February 24, 2009, 12:46 am
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Robin Schwartz

Photo: Robin Schwartz

Lovers of art and living creatures collaborated to deliver, Animalania, an exhibition of quirky vintage animal photographs curated by fashion photographer, Aliya Naumoff. Among the show’s contributing artists are Danielle Levitt, James Iha, Kristin Schaal, Spike Jonze, Karen O and Nick Zinner. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Awhile ago I wrote a piece about another ASPCA-related event.

Animalania is on display at Fuse Gallery through March 14. The works can also be viewed online here.

Switchback Sea Project Drops Anchor in Long Island City


Swoon’s remarkable floating sculptures, which were well worth the wait, arrived to a welcoming band and packed pier at Deitch Studios on Sunday. An irreverent crew member named Stephen stumbled onto the platform and jokingly balked, “What’s all this?”




“It’s Soup!”

The exhibition also had a piece featuring Soup, friend and subject throughout photographs by Tod Seelie and The Polaroid Kidd.

Soup by Swoon

Photo: Luna Park

Soup by Tod Seelie

Photo: Tod Seelie

Swoon's opening at Deitch Projects

More waiting…
Swoon's opening at Deitch Projects

A bit more…(I like this guy)
Swoon's opening at Deitch Projects


Week Wrap Up

carla bruni1

Carla Bruni as a modern Jackie O, Sarkozy’s femininistic equal. (Vanity Fair)

Excerpt from Christopher Ciccone’s tell-all about sister Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s relationship. With a twinge of spite but nevertheless humorous. (Times Online)

It’s finally ok for men to wear shorts. Obama as “Progress”, while men’s shorts as the next step in Men’s Lib?

German Pre-War Paintings at MoMA: Expressionistic and vibrant. (“Kirchner and the Berlin Street”)

VICE Photo Show 2008

the best of suckapants


One of my favorite photogs is having his first solo opening tonight at the Cinders Gallery in Williamsburg. He documented possibly the most innovative arts & crafts movement of modern day Lost Boys & Girls: last year, a group of artists from every nook & cranny around the country got together to assemble a raft made out of garbage & scraps. The raft made its way down the Mississippi and the project was dubbed The Miss Rockaway Armada.

Tod Seelie (a k a Suckapants) was there to capture it all.


Cinders Gallery

103 Havemeyer St.

between Hope and Grand

Williamsburg, BK

can a war photographer change the world?
July 9, 2008, 9:53 pm
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W. Eugene Smith

In June 1944, during the Pacific War in Saipan, a US Marine pulls an infant – barely alive and naked – from underneath a rock. The scene was captured on black and white film by W. Eugene Smith, who wrote the following caption: “The baby’s head was under a rock. Its head was pushed in and its eyes were full of pus. We hoped it would die.”

W. Eugene Smith: The Art of History at Silverstein Photography through Aug 1.