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Photo by Ryan McGinley
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When I used to sneak into my father’s room to go through his stash of Playboy Magazines, it was strictly to read the fascinating articles laid out chicly between the covers of the glossy mag. Pages upon pages of information relating to art, music, entertainment, industry and design kept me busy for hours…until Mama D’arde caught me and sent back to my villa to “think about my actions”. She just didn’t understand.
Now, in a stroke of genius born from the mind of Playboy’s Chief Content Officer, Jimmy Jellinek, Playboy has made every single issue of the magazine ever published available on iPlayboy. That’s over 160,000 pages of academia and erotica on the web and optimized for use on your iPad. (If you don’t have an iPad, you can still browse the photos only but not the articles.)
(Terry Gilliam’s film doodles for Brazil)
Last Thursday was a gathering of sharp minds, creative souls, and friends all around. The occasion was held by Persol, an Italian classic of a brand unveiled the first of three installments in its PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 Stories of Craftsmanship in Film exhibition series located at Center 548 in New York City.
Essentially, it is 30 stories of craftsmanship in film. The intimate small and fabulous crowds met at the gallery first before dancing until wee hours on a rooftop afterwards to the music of Ryan McGinley.
Films in the exhibit include: Blue Velvet, Brazil, Gandhi, Marie Antoinette, Taxi Driver, The Aviator, The Darjeeling Limited, The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, and Vertigo. The exhibition celebrates the obsessive craft, passion and dedication that is required to create truly great films.
(Sir Ben Kingsley)
Honorees Sir Ben Kingsley, Terry Gilliam and Milena Canonero were moving through the room with others that included Shenae Grimes, Famke Janssen, Rebecca Minkoff, Billy Burke, Scott Campbell, Arlenis Sosa, Genevieve Jones, Waris Ahluwalia, Lance Bass, Fabrizo Moretti, Mira Nair, Aleksa Palladino, Joel Kinnaman, Rupert Friend, Vincent Piazza, Emma Snowdon-Jones, and Poppy de Villeneuve.
(Ryan McGinley Spun the Tunes)
(Director Terry Gilliam)
The New York exhibit was a short run with free entrance granted all weekend, from June 17 – 19. If you’re curious to see all the lovely detailed and passionate film props in person, you’ll have to chase the exhibit as it will travel to Paris in late June and to Milan in late September. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.
(Vanessa Recreates her Portrait in the Standard Miami, Sat, Dec 4, 2010)
In our look back on great events during Art Basel, we thought we’d share a few images from one of our big events that just took place this last Saturday. Playboy and The Standard hotel, along with Stoli Elit and Le Metier de Beaute hosted a night called Nude is Muse.
The evening called for unique presentation by artists Vanessa Beecroft, Ryan McGinness, Richard Phillips, Lola Schnabel, Olympia Scarry, Terence Koh, Sante D’Orazio, Scott Campbell, Xaviera Simmons, and Hank Willis Thomas. Guests were invited to come and spectate the unfolding of new recreations.