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Andy Warhol’s San Diego Surf at MCASD

See Andy Warhol’s film ‘San Diego Surf’ March 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla).  Filmed in 1968 shortly before Warhol was shot by a deranged fan, the film was first screened at Art Basel Miami in 2011.

San Diego Surf was filmed in La Jolla in May, 1968. Filmed in color on 16mm with two cameras, manned by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey, the film features superstars Viva, Taylor Mead, Louis Waldon, Joe Dallesandro, Tom Hompertz, Ingrid Superstar, Eric Emerson, Nawana Davis, and others. Its loose narrative concerns an unhappily married couple with a baby who rent their beach house to a group of surfers.

One of the last films in which Warhol had direct involvement, San Diego Surf is being released by The Andy Warhol Museum, who holds all the copyrights to this film which has never before been publicly shown.

Read the NYT review HERE.  Order tickets for the event HERE.

Free museum day!  See a list of nationwide participating museums HERE (via Smithsonian). View high resolution

Free museum day!  See a list of nationwide participating museums HERE (via Smithsonian).

Just registered for THIS with my girlfriends & I can’t wait!

Just registered for THIS with my girlfriends & I can’t wait!

Judge or Be Judged?

Would you let these guys judge you?  Think you’d pass the test (on a scale of 1-10, literally)?  Seems to be all the rage.  Typewriters in-hand, this anonymous duo known as the Bumbys, has been hitting all the Hollywood parties, NYFW & music festivals to make snap judgments of event goers—including celebs.  Gill & Jill Bumby couch their ‘performance art’ service as “a fair & honest appraisal of your appearance.”  They started out in Williamsburg (shocking) & in the NYC subway.  The Bumbys argue that we all live this way—making snap judgments of each other.  Of course, meanwhile they’re working on expanding their ‘brand’…   

Read their NYT profile HERE.  Video HERE.  WebsiteTwitterFacebookTumblr.

A few examples of your take home product (including one of DVF’s most recent show below):

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Colette celebrates 15 years. I want to go!

Colette, the cultish multibrand concept store on rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, will celebrate its 15th anniversary this weekend with a free carnival open to the public in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Colette celebrates 15 years. I want to go!

Colette, the cultish multibrand concept store on rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, will celebrate its 15th anniversary this weekend with a free carnival open to the public in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Come celebrate with Madewell & FabSugar…

Overalls are chic again! If you’re in SF or NYC, celebrate the launch of Madewell’s new denim line (if not, check it out online).

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Hey, San Francisco and New York City

Sip, snack, meet FabSugar editors and shop our brand-new Rivet & Thread Heritage Denim collection.

Plus, get the chance to style yourself in Rivet & Thread and you could win a $200 Madewell gift card.* It’s all happening Tuesday, January 24th at your local Madewell.

P.S. Not in S.F. or NYC? Not to worry—you can shop the new Rivet & Thread collection online and in stores starting tomorrow. (Um, how cute are those coveralls?)

*No purchase necessary. For more details and to RSVP, visit our Facebook events page.

Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Posters

At the Atlanta Museum of Design Oct 2, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012, I’d love to see this exhib:

Graphic Intervention presents a comprehensive overview of the diverse visual strategies employed by government agencies, community activists, grassroots organizations and motivated citizens to educate the local population.

Sleep No More

Dying to see this (click photo for website or click HERE for NY Mag review or click HERE for HuffPo review)

Theater Review: The Freakily Immersive Experience of Sleep No More

What in Hecate’s name is Sleep No More? A dance-theater horror show? A wordless, nonlinear mash-up of Macbeth and the darker psychosexual corners of Hitchcock? A six-story Jazz Age haunted house for grown-ups and anyone who’s ever entertained sick cineast-y fantasies of living inside a Kubrick movie? ’Tis all these, and more besides: a deed without a name, to quote an infernal authority. The UK’s Punchdrunk theater collective — famed for these sorts of immersive, site-specific experiments back on their native sod — has finally brought Sleep to the city that never does, and now, most certainly, won’t: The show infects your dreams.  

Sleep allows its “guests” great freedom. Presented with a bone-white Venetian beak mask (the kind favored by plague doctors in the Renaissance), you’re invited to gawk, shame-free, at whatever you see, to rifle through drawers, files, Rolodexes, and even coffins. You and your fellow voyeurs, enskulled in your morbid headgear, quickly become part of the creepy scenery. 

Take My Breath Away

One of my all-time favorite things is picnic + movie in the park!  At my very favorite park!  TOP GUN…this is the last of the Film Night in the Park for the season, so don’t miss it!  Stock up on picnic necessities at Bi-Rite Market.  And don’t forget to hit up the Tamale Lady while you’re there.  You might also want to hit up some ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ favorites such as Bi-Rite Creamery (open late!) while you’re in La Mish.

Saturday, September 24 @ 8 PM | San Francisco Dolores Park

Presented by the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation

Ocean’s Kingdom

Dying to see Paul McCartney-scored Ocean’s Kingdom premiering tonight @ the NYC Ballet (watch video of Paul discussing the project HERE)…(extra perk, costumes designed by daughter, Stella!)

Ocean's Kingdom

Pre-order the score, out Oct 4 (click photo)

Diane Arbus @ the Jeu de Paume, Paris

Another exhib I am dying to see, October 18, 2011 – February 5, 2012

Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962, Silver gelatin print

Diane Arbus (New York, 1923–1971) revolutionized the art she practiced. Her bold subject matter and photographic approach produced a body of work that is often shocking in its purity, in its steadfast celebration of things as they are. Her gift for rendering strange those things we consider most familiar, and for uncovering the familiar within the exotic, enlarges our understanding of ourselves.

Arbus found most of her subjects in New York City, a place that she explored as both a known geography and as a foreign land, photographing people she discovered during the 1950s and 1960s. She was committed to photography as a medium that tangles with the facts. Her contemporary anthropology—portraits of couples, children, carnival performers, nudists, middle-class families, transvestites, zealots, eccentrics, and celebrities—stands as an allegory of the human experience, an exploration of the relationship between appearance and identity, illusion and belief, theater and reality.

In this first major retrospective in France, Jeu de Paume presents a selection of two hundred photographs that affords an opportunity to explore the origins, scope, and aspirations of a wholly original force in photography. It includes all of the artist’s iconic photographs as well as many that have never been publicly exhibited. Even the earliest examples of her work demonstrate Arbus’s distinctive sensibility through the expression on a face, someone’s posture, the character of the light, and the personal implications of objects in a room or landscape. These elements, animated by the singular relationship between the photographer and her subject, conspire to implicate the viewer with the force of a personal encounter.

More info HERE.

Cy Twombly: Sculpture @ NY MoMA Through Oct 3

Cy Twombly. Untitled (<i>Funerary Box for a Lime Green Python</i>). 1954. Wood, palm leaf fans, house paint, cloth, and wire. 55 x 26 1/4 x 5" (140 x 66 x 12.5 cm). Promised gift of Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis. © Cy Twombly. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Robert McKeever

Untitled (Funerary Box for a Lime Green Python). 1954. Wood, palm leaf fans, house paint, cloth, and wire. 55 x 26 1/4 x 5” (140 x 66 x 12.5 cm)

More info HERE

Though best known for his paintings, Twombly has dedicated himself to making sculptures throughout his 60-year career. He composes his sculptures from found materials, small objects, scrap wood, and plaster, and typically covers the assembled forms with white paint, unifying the various humble materials and giving them an ethereal presence. Intimate in scale, Twombly’s sculptures engage in an ongoing dialogue with his paintings, several of which are also on view in the newly reinstalled fourth-floor collection galleries.

RELATED: Cy Twombly Dies

de Kooning: A Retrospective @ NY MoMA

Sept 18, 2011 - Jan 9, 2012 (more info HERE)

Woman, I (1950-52), Oil, enamel and charcoal on canvas

This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist’s development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. Bringing together more than 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition is the first to occupy the Museum’s entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet.

Dr. Strangelove

One of my all-time favorite things is picnic + movie in the park!

Saturday, September 10 @ 8 PM | San Francisco Washington Sq. Park

Presented by the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation

San Francisco Opera in the Park Commemorating 9/11

Sunday, September 11 | 2 PM

FREE Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, San Francisco Opera and our community partners will present a special Opera in the Park concert to honor the memory of those who perished on 9/11 and celebrate the service and heroism of the Bay Area’s first responders including fire fighters, paramedics and police, among others.

More info HERE.

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