Lazarides is ecstatic to announce the first U.S. solo exhibition of Jonathan Yeo. As the third show in the temporary Beverly Hills space, Yeo will be showcasing his most ambitious exhibition as of yet to share with the world. He has been celebrated for his oil-painted portraits of famous subjects including Dennis Hopper, Nicole Kidman and Tony Blair but his most career-marking art piece was produced when the White House reneged on a commission for him to paint a portrait of President George W. Bush. He went ahead anyway and created a collage parody out of hardcore porno magazines. The image was presented at Lazarides London in →
Bilal - “Free”
Films can sometimes blur the line between what is real and what is scripted. This one looks like a winner.
Synopsis: Taking unconventional storytelling to another level, filmmaker Cullen Hoback (Monster Camp, 2007) travels to a private high school where he writes a script about a real couple and the student who comes between them. However, the scripted love triangle soon tangles with reality. In the face of teenage confusion and hormones, facades fall to true feelings, hidden truths are revealed and the thin line between fiction and reality starts to blur. Weaving the original “intended” film with rehearsals and documentary elements, Friction breaks the wall that separates fiction from reality, challenging the very real lives of everyone involved. What remains is a one-of-a-kind story that will leave you guessing long after its shattering conclusion.
Stephin Merritt- the ingenious musical brain behind The Magnetic Fields, performs his brand-new live score to the rarely-screened 1916 silent film version of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The film is one of those you wouldn’t want to miss if you have any interest in fantasy movies or well, amazing work. Stephin and his musical companions including Daniel Handler, accordion; Johnny Blood, tuba; David Hegarty, organ, bring an aspect to the film that isn’t →
The Twins: Ricky & Dee have fast become a staple within the fashionable New York trendy set. Good friend of Evil Monito, talented filmmaker Kenzo Digital collaborated with the twins to commemorate their latest projec with Casio G-Shock. Enjoy!
Oscar Niemeyer’s designed headquarters of the Communist party in France might sound like an odd place to debut a fashion collection but what more would you expect of Thom Browne? Fresh from showing his ambitious collection at Milan with models riding briskly inside a velodrome, Mr. Browne upped his debut presence at Paris fashion week having his models enter wearing space helmets and later having them disrobe with his signature shrunken suits.
Gold was certainly the theme of the day with his male models wearing dripped gold flakes on their lips with embolden large gold aviator (space aviator perhaps?) shades. Although I must admit that the silhouettes were nothing →
Dark Sounds: Beirut
Guggenheim Museum – New York, NY
As part of of a three-day series of live performances entitled Dark Sounds, Beirut will perform the first day. Created and orchestrated by mulit-instrumentalist Zach Condon, Beirut is strongly influenced by music such as Balkan folk and the Gallic tradition of Chanson Francaise. Beirut’s sound is derived from a multitude of instruments including glockenspiels, mandolins, trumpets and cellos. →
Lymbyc Systym’s animated video (directed by St. John Mckay Smith) spans from a love gone wrong in the heavens to an all-consuming love on earth that makes humankind implode on itself to incestuous love in a world of insects, who surprisingly hold the same views of interpersonal relations as humans.
Danish photographer Asger Carlsen now resides in New York City where he doctors rather disturbing and demented images into ironically titillating photographs. His work has been previewed on American Apparel tees and he recently launched a book entitled Wrong, out now on Mörel Books.