Demiurge New York is thrilled to have one of our unique 17th century antique tables featured in the videos for the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.
WSJ. / THE DESIGNED WORLD
THE PEOPLE & IDEAS REDEFINING
FASHION, ART, CULTURE, INTERIORS,
TRAVEL AND BUSINESS
We knew the Deborah Needleman helmed glossy edition to the Wall Street Journal/ WSJ Magazine was going to be our new go-to when Anjelica Huston graced the February issue cover chic and legendary as ever in the Cedric Buchet spread and totally cool interview. The Jacques Grange editorial made us fall even harder, not to mention the addictive Tracked spread. Fast forward to today– we are honored to be featured in the latest issue, The Designed World– with our story highlighting Atelier Demiurge– BUILDING A BETTER ANTIQUE. Head to WSJ MAGAZINE to read the story. We suggest picking up a copy– It is a really wonderful issue.
ANDY WARHOL : PHOTOGRAPHER
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE HEDGES COLLECTION
MARCH 1 - APRIL 21, 2012
Given how much he is still with us, it is hard to believe that Andy Warhol died 25 years ago. Yet the quarter of a century since his death has only affirmed his artistic genius and prescience. With his paintings now iconic emblems of twentieth century art and his aphorisms and insights now a part of the vernacular it would seem there are few stones in Warhol's oeuvre left unturned – yet his photography remains one of the least known aspects of his work.
This is ironic given how much of Warhol's work was photo based. And as Warhol told an interview in 1963, "The reason I'm painting this way is because I want to be a machine". In Warhol's photography – he became the machine. His photographs present an opportunity not only to see how much he experimented with medium and form, but to understand the vast range of his interests – from the biggest stars to the handsomest boys to the most mundane objects.
Will Ryman's latest exhibition Anyone And No One on view at both of Paul Kasmin’s Chelsea locations continues to serve us an over sized portrait of our everyday world. Ryman’s work plays with scale, huge flowers, massive ants and in this instance, in part, a giant man.
The exhibition emerges from an accumulation of nails, paint brushes, bottle caps, shoes and other familiar materials. Combined, Ryman scales up a reclining man and gives us a wandering labyrinth to navigate and not far off, a giant bird made of nails. Equal parts Pop and Surrealism, Ryman's work takes us to a strange place on the coattails of the everyday.
This Saturday marks the final night of New York City Opera's Prima Donna at the Bam Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn. Written by singer-songwriter, Rufus Wainwright, and directed by Tim Albery, Prima Donna is “a meditation on the fine line between fame and failure” depicting the grueling yet engrossing emotional trek of facing fear of a haunted past, finding and losing love, and meeting rejection and abandonment, all to discover the true value of relationships.
The Prima Donna herself is played by Melody Moore, “a rising star … who received accolades for her performance in last season’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon.” Set in 1970's Paris and preformed in French, Prima Donna promises no shortage of emotion and drama, with strong vocal performances, and stylishly beautiful shifting backdrops.
Final Performance, Saturday, February 25th, 7:30 p.m. at BAM
Damien Hirst, the perennial bad boy, who may be best known for his diamond studded platinum human skull For the Love of God (2007) has decided to take over yet again. This time it's worldwide, and simultaneous. Hirst will exhibit over three hundred of his signature dot series paintings for the exhibition The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011. The international exhibition will host works in Gagosian's spaces in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong and includes the very first dot painting from 1986 all the way to the last, made in 2011, comprised of over 25,781 unique colors. If you think it sounds repetitive, take a closer look at the variety, format and scale spanning the past decade and a half. Hirst certainly gets his mileage from a deceptively simply form.