Author archives: kendrick daye

Mood Ring: Marquis Phifer

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In his own words, #nowplaying the soundtrack to Founder of Provision NYC, Marquis Phifer's life.   "(M)elodies From Heaven" - Kirk Franklin & The Family ​I chose this song because​ we live in a culture where needing people's validation becomes more important than having God's anointing, and you'll sell yourself short. We hear so many ot[...]

Madonna on Basquiat and Haring

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In a recent interview with Interview Magazine, no pun intended, Madonna talks her relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and other artists of her early New York days. "They were incredibly dedicated to their work. I mean, Basquiat was my boyfriend for a while, and I remember getting up in the middle of the night and he wouldn't be in bed lying[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Kelis "Young, Fresh & New"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking. Young and livin' fun, huh Sure look down and call it dumb, huh I could still see the sun, huh Do you remember 21, huh? Can I stay in the way, huh Grow up today, huh Can you real[...]

Provision + NYC: On Not Giving A Chic

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Provision + NYC is a concept retail platform empowering people through design to lead and impact in every sphere of life.​ ​Within a few months of their inaugural launch the brand has grabbed the attention of Supermodel Iman, ​Model Cynthia Bailey, Emmy nominated Actress Niecy Nash, "The Real" Talk Show Host Adrienne Bailon, Stylist to Jay-Z and HSN designe[...]

Taku Obata "Busts A Move" At Jonathan Levine Gallery

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#NowBlinkking Bust a Move, a series of new works by Japanese artist Taku Obata currently showing at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. The work which features dynamic life-size wooden sculptures, drawings and lithographs of b-boys, or break-dancers, with a distinctly interpreted fashion style. A b-boy himself, the artist has a precise understanding concerning the [...]

Todd Strong's Test Culture

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When humans leave this world, their machines stay behind. Self-automated and lonely, our savvy robots begin to experiment—tearing, digging, sowing, yielding, pumping, splashing, boiling. This is an imagined glimpse at their post-apocalyptic re-creation. - Todd Strong "Test Culture"   The adorable and altogether benignly curious, as Sianne Ngai de[...]

Artists! Submit Your Work To Art Nouveau

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  We're going to try something new with how we accept submissions. Please share your work for Art Nouveau here. The comments have the option to attach images, so please be sure to post an image with the link to your work. Be sure to read these before posting. Submission Guidelines: 1. If you see work that you like, upvote it so it appears close t[...]

Mood Ring: Carmine Davis

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In his own words, #nowplaying the soundtrack to Carmine Davis' life. File This Under: #POPoff "(C)ontroversy" - Prince It's no coincidence that my second single was named "Controversy" because it was, of course, inspired by Prince, but there was also a lot of controversy in my life; I had just began seeing some success from my d[...]

Pinkdisguise Is A "Clean Mess" With No Boundaries

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Pinkdisguise is a digital artwork project featuring some amazing illustrations, paintings and drawings. The idea is simple. To create art based on models, artists, famous brands and whatever artificial objects pushed into the world of mass production and marketing. The project is in constant change, influenced by other artists. The late Andy Warhol is obviou[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Paloma Faith "Ready For The Good Life"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking. Paloma Faith "Ready For The Good Life" Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ahhh Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ahhh (Woo child) Baby give me diamonds, give me gold Take the pain away from in my[...]

#Riunited Instagram Welcomes Back @BadGalRiRi

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Pop timelines just got a little more real. As of this past weekend, Rihanna is back on Instagram! Here's to 10 of the many times she showed us why Instagram is nothing without her. 10. Like The Time She Threw Not So Subtle Shade At Ariana Grande ;) A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on May 5, 2014 at 4:25am PDT 9. That Gramm[...]

Nick Thomm's "Tropic Glows" Opens Nov 6

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New York based, Australian artist, Nick Thomm delivers his first New York solo exhibition, "Tropic Glows," on November 6.   Taking over a two story space in the Lower East Side, the artist – lauded for his signature new media style – will present a new collection of large scale, mixed media works on transparent Perspex, kaleidoscopic neon silk f[...]