A work of art and engineering Leslie Camhi, Vogue.com
Up on the Highline in New York, the elevated railway line which has been turned into a public park and art space, is a new installation, Broken Bridge 11 which is a mass of rusted tin and shiny mirror clinging to the façade of a building. It’s the largest piece ever made by Nigerian artist El Anatsui, who is famous for his tapestries made of unusual materials that evoke the cultural traditions and histories of West Africa. The piece, partly obscured by foliage invites viewers to stand close and appreciate its monumental scale. The installation will be in place until the end of the summer.
Written by Gillian Sturtevant
Judy and I were privileged to visit the David Bowie Is exhibition at the V&A last night. Welcoming the visitors is one of Bowie’s quotes: “All art is unstable. There is no authoritative voice. There are only multiple readings”. This sets the tone for an astonishing retrospective of the artist’s long creative career. On show are archive materials – most of them presented using cutting-edge technology – stage costumes, photography, books, original lyrics, drawings… and music! The final room features big screens with videos of legendary performances and the costumes that he wore while listening to three versions of ‘Heroes’.
JR is a mysterious French graffiti artist whose latest project Inside Out has wowed New York. He and his team set up shop in at NYC’s busiest intersection at Times Square, offering to take photos of passers-by and plaster the image to the sidewalk. There was no sign of the artist or his truck when we visited the site but there were plenty of traces of his handiwork.
Written by: Gillian Sturtevant
Last Friday, Camron visited the opening night of the London Coffee Festival, the UK’s largest coffee and artisan food event at The Old Truman Brewery on East London’s Brick Lane. Filled with gourmet coffee tasting and food samples, the festival featured world-class baristas, live music and a comprehensive lab seminar programme. We were able to take in the buzz over an espresso martini among fellow coffee fanatics!
Amanda and I met Jason Johnson, one of the Managing Partners in San Francisco last week. This shared office is a space and private club for experienced entrepreneurs.
It is buzzing with start-ups and it done on an invite-only basis. It is also supported by great sponsors, including Rackspace, DLA Piper and Bullpen Capital.
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