6 posts tagged "Harmony Korine"
To mark the closing of the Guggenheim Museum’s Maurizio Cattelan: All exhibition (and Cattelan’s retirement from art making), Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are showing their Harmony Korine films, Snowballs and Act da Fool, at the museum’s Peter B. Lewis Theater tomorrow. (Style.com shared the exclusive still shots from their latest collaboration in September before the short screened in Paris.)
“We love how Harmony twists things and makes them his own,” the designers told Style.com at the Paris screening’s after-party. “We let him take our ideas and sift them in his own little ‘Harmony’ way. It’s a crapshoot—but it’s always a nice surprise.”
Tomorrow, their films will be shown as part of a seven-hour multidisciplinary program, called The Last Word, along with works by over 30 other artists, filmmakers, musicians, and dancers. Admission to the weekend event, kicking off at 6p.m., is pay what you wish.
“I used to know an old guy who was mostly blind, he kept a gun in the freezer, and breathed through a machine at night,” says Harmony Korine. The cult filmmaker goes on to tell a twisted tale involving goats, the woods, and young women being seduced by the older man—all part of the theme for his new four-minute short film, Snowballs, for Proenza Schouler. “When I was 13 I saw the old man turn into a goat and run around the living room,” says Korine. “I know it sounds strange, but it was real ’cause he licked my face.”
For his second collaboration with Proenza (his last work was a short called Act da Fool), Korine injected the Southwestern elements from the Fall 2011 collection into his dark, perverse story. Snowballs screens tonight in Paris, but Style.com has the exclusive first look at stills from the short.
To see the full film, check it out on ProenzaSchouler.com tonight.
“It’s my relationship with New York that I am trying to show through the art,” Agnès Troublé said Friday night at her new Soho gallery-slash-boutique. “I wanted to give my friends here an homage for the pleasure we have together.”
Those friends include artists and filmmakers Harmony Korine, Ryan McGinness, Dan Colen, and the late Louise Bourgeois. A carefully curated collection of brightly colored paintings and photographs by Troublé’s friends, set to change monthly, now covers the exposed brick walls of her Howard Street store—the 246th one worldwide. Works of art by the likes of José Parlá, Rostarr, and McGinness are also available in the more wearable form of limited-edition T-shirts, sold exclusively at the boutique.
Troublé, a major collector herself, has had a longstanding love affair with both art (“since 1983 in Paris, we have [had] a little gallery in Marseille”) and fashion. On Friday, the Paris-based designer saw the marriage of her two greatest passions. “It’s my life,” she said of art. “We have been doing this in a way for a long time, but not so visible as here. It’s normal̵2finally.”
Angelina Jolie is collaborating with former Asprey CEO Robert Procop—her longtime friend and jeweler—on a collection of fine pieces in “statement stones.” She “has a very classic style,” Procop insists. The celebrity-jewelry-design game is getting a little crowded lately, no? [WWD]
Speaking of accessories, tattoos are gaining ground as the new ones to have. T asked four noted artists—Marina Abramovic, Aaron Young, Harmony Korine, and Stefano Pilati’s own tattoo man, Mark Mahoney&8212;to suggest a few new designs. [T]
We spy with our Tweeting eye: a Marc Jacobs Christmas card. [@TerrapinPrints]
NSFW: behind-the-scenes video from Karl Lagerfeld’s Pirelli calendar shoot, featuring 23 minutes of Karl talking, a lot of undressed models, and not much else. Though admittedly we’ve sat through viral videos for less. [Racked]
And sure to be safer for work: the latest plum assignment for Mario Testino. The lensman has been named the official portraitist for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement photos. [Vogue U.K.]