Archive for September 17th, 2008

DAMIEN HIRST TAKES ALL OF HIS TWO DAY AUCTION NETS RECORD $200 MILLION

September 17, 2008

Really dope read..Check out more info and pics at SUPERTOUCHART

LONDON///DAMIEN HIRST TAKES ALL OF HIS TWO DAY AUCTION NETS RECORD $200 MILLION

ST REPORTING FROM LONDON FOR DAY II OF DAMIEN HIRST’S SOTHEBY’S AUCTION:
Despite the dark pall cast over day two of DAMIEN HIRST’s massive “Beautiful Inside My head Forever” auction at SOTHEBY’S by the weekend’s Lehman financial crisis and tomorrow’s impending AIG disaster, anxious collectors bid big on the remaining 177 art lots like their social reputations depended on it to bring the sale’s two-day total to a whopping £111.4 million, or $200.8 million USD. Personal preference seemed to reign supreme throughout today’s two uneven sales sessions with lots like Hirst’s preserved unicorn piece, “The Dream,” selling for $7,284,408 USD, way over its $533,005 USD high estimate, while his pickled zebra piece, “The Incredible Journey,” sold for only $3,375,701 USD, finishing just below its low-end $3,553,369 USD million sales estimate. The biggest sellers of the day, however, were the artist’s massive array of various butterfly and spin art paintings, perennial favorites in Hirst’s aesthetic arsenal that he’s vowed to discontinue following this auction. To emphasize that point, the auctioneer even chided the crowd with the motivational come-on, “They’re running out, ladies and gentlemen.” The highlight of the day’s incredibly long, monotonous proceedings came not when Damien Hirst’s image appeared magically on the face of the auction pedestal, but when a delirious attendee began bidding “six pounds!, six pounds!” on a £100,000+ auction lot before being dragged away by earpiece-wearing security guards, babbling incoherently. Already a billionaire and the “biggest dollar earner in the history of art,” according to his manager Frank Dunphy, Hirst’s most important work of conceptual art seems to be within a hair’s breadth of reaching completion. The piece in question, you ask? His bank account.

Here’s some of my favorite pieces from the auction


So fucking sick!!!!


All I can say is…”Unicorns are BAD ASS!!!!”
EKO

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Entourage

September 17, 2008

This episode was sick.

HBO Entourage Season 5: Ep. 2 – “Unlike a Virgin”
Vince is feeling insecure about more than just his career when former flame, Justine Chapman, pawns him off on her friend at a party. Eric offers to represent two writers of an indie film script but can’t get them Vince, or any help from Ari. Drama maintains constant contact with Jacqueline.

The song at the end…Fresh!!!

Phoenix – If I Ever Feel Better

Louis Vuitton x COMME des GARCONS

September 17, 2008

For more pics of the items and the store…Check out Wallpaper and Nitrolicious


If the adage is true that two heads think better than one then the creative commingling of Louis Vuitton and Comme des Garcons should be something very special. And indeed it is.

Louis Vuitton caused a stir last year setting up shop inside the LA MoCA during Takashi Murakami’s retrospective. The temporary store within a store (or museum in that case) was clearly a success though because this is what they’ve done again. This time they’ve taken on retail guerrilla masters Comme de Garçons, opening a temporary store within their shop on Kottodori in Tokyo’s Omotesando district.

Kawakubo has redesigned the entire store in honour of Louis Vuitton’s monogram, celebrating the brand’s 30th anniversary in Japan. As well as an installation of the historic trunks in the middle of the store, Kawakubo has designed six one-off bags, inspired by her love of the brand, to be revealed exclusively in W*115, on sale on Thursday 11th September.

More than just an irreverent poke at the brand that made guerrilla cool, it’s the realisation of Comme founder Rei Kawakubo’s dream. The indomitable Kawakubo, one of Wallpaper’s Guest Editors for W*115, speaks of her time in 1978 when as a fledgling designer she witnessed Louis Vuitton’s first store opening in Tokyo. She was astounded by the level of French craftsmanship and historic luxury that she saw in the brand.

Speaking of the collaboration Kawakubo said: ‘These are party bags to celebrate the 30 years of Louis Vuitton in Japan. it has been a remarkably exciting opportunity for me to have been able to participate in Louis Vuitton’s traditional design and heritage.’