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Tony Gum
Christopher Moller Gallery, Cape Town
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
Apex Predator: Darwinian Voodoo
by Fantich & Young

Shawn Huckins at Art Miami
Modernism Gallery, A326
Reisig & Taylor
showing with Gallery 38 of Los Angeles
at the Aqua Art Miami Preview
Love these lenticular photos!
I am excited to see them since I am also working on a lenticular photo series
that have not yet been printed
I love Aqua Art Miami, the energy is fresh and upbeat
It has always been one of my favorite shows (along with Pulse)
It is one of the most successful art hotel shows,
and I love the model.
I hope to show here with a solo project!
Nick Veasey X-rays of Balenciaga gowns
for the V & A
The Musée de Cluny - Musée national du Moyen Âge

December 7-10, Miami Beach
my favorite show for Discovery
The Summer House
Nantucket Island
The one and only
Robert McGinnis
and his palette
in his studio
Meret Oppenheim and I 
wish you 
a Happy Thanksgiving!
one of my favorite Playboy covers
Richard Prince 
photo quote from
my portrait of Salvator Mundi

icon: Bill Belichick: New England Patriots
This past weekend I got to watch one of the most incredible football games I have ever seen:  the New England Patriots v the Indianapolis Colts.  The Patriots won.  It was a game run almost entirely on the ground, with no touchdown passes by QB Tom Brady.  In addition, the team has been working around injuries all year, and yet, the team is able to keep reinventing itself around any problems that arise.  I cannot help but credit this creative footballing to Bill Belichick.  Growing up I was a New York Giants fan, where I became a fan of Belichick when he was defensive coordinator.  I followed him to the Cleveland Browns, the Patriots, the Jets, and finally the Patriots again.  I have been a Patriots fan ever since he took the job as head coach.  I remember the uproar over Brady's replacement  as quarterback over Drew Bledsoe.  I could tell even then, that Belichick was going to be a force to reckon with.

At one point in time, I was living on Nantucket.  Every year, the the Nantucket Iron Teams Relay (formerly the Nantucket Iron Man) is held in June.  It is primarily a team event with six legs:  a 2.5 mile run, a mile paddle, a 3.5 mile run on the beach with a 20 lb pack on your back, a 1/2 mile swim, a 19 mile bike ride and a 6 mile run.  The year I did it solo, Belichick did too.  Wow, I thought, I respect this man.  He makes his team work really hard, but he works hard too.  I was so starry eyed that I was too shy to introduce myself.  It is one of my greatest regrets.  

And yes, he was wearing a cut off sweatshirt.  (no logo though)

This weekend, the Patriots are squaring off against the Denver Broncos for the AFC championship, and they are the 6 point underdogs.  A lot is being said about the rivalry between the two quarterbacks, but to me, this game is about Belichick and his football artistry.

I can't wait to see what he has up his sweatshirt sleeve.

Foldable Japanese Rubber Boots at Kaufmann Mercantile

This is what I call great design! I am going to purchase these Foldable Japanese Rubber Boots before I go to Europe. There is nothing worse than being soaking wet far from home!

Even if it never rains, I don't lose out in luggage space for having brought them!

Hello again!

Hello!  It has been a while since my last post! 
I have just finished my first Masters 
at The Savannah College of Art and Design.  
Now on to my second Masters!
I will graduate in 2016. 

Pampaloni Hosts René Gruau for Art Basel Miami Beach

Images courtesy of Pampaloni

Every year during Art Basel Miami Beach, Pampaloni hosts an artist in its Miami showroom. This year, Pampaloni, the famed Italian silver company, is thrilled to host René Gruau from December 3rd to February 15, 2013. Thanks to private collectors they were able to put together a vast selection of unprecedented oil on canvas, gouaches, lacquers and lithographs. Gruau was an admirer of Pampaloni’s designs and owned a number of their pieces. Among the original works of art will be the last work order of Gruau, a portrait of Cindy Crawford. Commissioned by OMEGA, who is co-hosting the event, the portrait will be shown for the first time since being exhibited at the 1999 opening of the "Musée de la publicité" at the Louvre Museum in Paris. In addition, co-host Sylvie Nissen, author with RÉJANE BARGIEL of "Gruau, Portraits of Men", will be signing her recently published book by Assouline.

image via Assouline

The Zinc Textile Company will also show its new fashion inspired fabric collection called "Runway", which consists of 12 exclusives images by legendary Gruau. This collection is to be launched in the January edition of Maison & Objets in Paris but will be previewed at Pampaloni during Art Basel Miami Beach.

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Previous Posts on René Gruau

The Gruau Man

Gruau Tribute

via Retropostcardgallery via Tumblr on Blouin ArtInfo

Daphné Groeneveld for Dior Addict in "And Dior Created Women", directed byJonas Åkerlund

via the Dior Channel on YouTube

Daphné Groeneveld reprises the Brigitte Bardot role in the Roger Vadim film, "And God Created Woman", in this stunning Dior film "And Dior Created Women", directed by Jonas Åkerlund.  While faithful to the original and Bardot inspired,  Groenveld's performance is no duplication.  She brings a fresh, free, and completely unique presence to the fashion film, one that entices you to watch over and over and only serves to enhance Bardot's role in the original.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Dior Addict

Jonas Åkerlund

Photographer Sam Haskins on V&M

(click on the photos for slideshow) 

so intensely beautiful

Via  V&M

more on Sam Haskins

Event: SCADSeen Atlanta

SCAD Seen Gala '12, the annual scholarship benefit in Atlanta, was sponsored by Hugo Boss

Honorary Chairs Isabel and Ruben Toledo

photo via SCAD

Kei Siu  designed an incredibly lightweight red dress (behind him) that I LOVED

Alexis Asplundh designs refreshing, sporty neoprenes

Hyunji Woo designs gorgeous flowy gowns in stunning colors

Kia Brinkley designed an AWESOME collection with leathers in a fabulous palatte

My favorite piece!  Orange leather jacket w/one arm fox fur

Loved this minimalist, structural gown by Sarah Pankiewicz-backless!

Kali Lague's collection was inspired by Pee-Wee's Playhouse-loved the cape and cropped pant

Impressed with Lindsey Smith's bold graffiti print jacket paired with leopard

Eduardo Calvo and his STUNNING jacket

so HOT!!

Roxi Brown  designs some sexy event wear

Love the cropped short and corset-would definitely wear this!!

Derek Clarkson designs some incredible menswear

Keep an eye on him!

so much style at SCAD SEEN-love the stripes on the tie and shirt-great collar!

Azede Jean-Pierre in one of her own designs next to a highlight of her collection

My personal favorite-jacket with lappets

I spent so much time with the Fashion Designer Showcase, that I missed most of the Art Showcase!  Highlight of the evening is the art auction

As if there wasn't enough eye candy with the fashion and art!  Check out the food art:

Braised beef short ribs served over organic cauliflower puree with three-cheese macaroni and cheese fritters 
Traditional Spanish seafood paella with shrimp, mussels, chicken and chorizo served w/grilled ciabatta

Sliced, spiced, brined duck breast served with duck confit ravioli accented w/dried cherry port reduction

I am SO impressed with the work of the SCAD students!  The event was amazing!