As the Sotheby’s Warhol auction is today, we are all about Andy! Although we don’t have the millions needed for his series 6 self portraits (that is 25,0000,000-35,000,000), we do feel lucky to be surrounded by his pop art phenoms articulated in everyday objects and fun toys for kids. The current fave: our artful limited edition “Banana” Bugaboo Cameleon stroller now sitting in a cool lit circle in the front of Babesta Cribz, our new go-to spot for the fly-est of wheels.
Here’s a great weekend pick! Download the app and hit the city – all five boroughs to find the artist decorated eggs ‘hidden’ all over. Just check in to “find” them – there are 275 giant eggs out there! It’s the first year this event has been held in New York – let’s show ‘em how it’s done. The egg-stravaganza sponsored by uber egg purveyor Fabrege features eggs by the likes of Ralph Lauren, Zaha Hadid and Julian Schnabel. When it’s all said & done the eggs will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s, with proceeds going to Elephant Family and Studio in a School. Happy hunting!
pictured: Egg designed by Martin Handford, creator of Where’s Waldo. (AP Photo/HL Group, Maverick Inman) The Associated Press
We were so stoked to be named on Complex magazine’s list of top mag covers from March 2014. There seemed to be an art vibe in the air! Check out Pranksy alongside of a Magritte inspired Sunday Times, Questlove on Wired and a pretty cool Campbell’s Soup cover. Hard to believe little Pranksy is playing with some of the big boys. )))
It’s a giant street style graffiti fest on the fourth floor of the Museum. New Museum educators will also offer family friendly tours (tip, if you go at it alone, there is some work that makes for awkward family conversations). Althamer
First Saturday for Families is recommended for families with children 4-12 years old. No preregistration required. Space is limited and first come first serve.
Pawel Althamer’s exhibit “The Neighbors” ends 4/13/14, so catch it in the next 2 weeks! It’s the first time his work, centered on figurative sculptures, is shown in a US museum. The cumulative graffiti fest, Draftsmen’s Congress, originally presented at the 7th Berlin Biennial in 2012, is a communal work that has grown over the time his show has been running.
Plan your visit to New Museum. Thanks to Elodie for her awesome Pranksy-graffiti, part of Draftsmen’s Congress. Let us know if you go & see it!!!
It’s Whitney Biennial time! The walls of the Whitney are filled with interesting, beautiful, thought provoking works that make a great outing with kids. The idea of the Biennial is that all of the works have been made within the last 2 years, so they’re “hot off the presses!” Different textures and techniques make it an engaging time–we loved the tent made of lace and beaded curtain hung with ordinary objects by Joel Otterson as well as an impressive room installation that reflects the outside architecture and cityscape by Zoe Leonard.
Visit the Museum of the City of New York on Saturdays in May (10th, 17th, 24th and 31st) and make a large scale mural, as a companion activity to the Museum’s exhibition, City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection.
And, closer in time (this Thursday) – but what I think will be more of an adult event than kid-fun, the museum is screening “Wild Style” and hosting a chat with the movie’s director Charlie Ahearn, who will also speak about graffiti artist celebrated in the museum’s current exhibit City as Canvas, Martin Wong. “Wild Style” was the world’s first hip hop motion picture. Also on hand for the evening will be street artists Zephyr & Sharp. Light refreshments will be served.
Wild Style is free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public. 6:00pm, Thursday, March 20 @mcny.
We loved the idea of taking Banksy’s old skool and replacing with our new skool (which is an awesome San Fran based brand, btw!). We borrowed this super cool BoomCase in lieu of the classic boom box (refashioned from a vintage suit case), and a Fresco loft high chair in lieu of the metal stool.And of course, instead of the luggage, we wheeled in Bugaboo’s newest ride, the Classic Cameleon 3, which we promptly tagged. Photographer: Katrina Tang Style Director: Michel Onofrio Hair & Makeup: Laura Castellano