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#FlauntForeplay at Pierre Huyghe's LACMA Retrospective

The #Empty series has made the rounds on Instagram—no doubt showing up in your Explore feed—a secret society of savvy museum curators pairing up with social media photographers to provide stark, quiet previews of exhibits. The series began with a small group at the MET, gradually dispersing to the Frieze Art Fair in London, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, […]

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Venus Favors the Bold

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Venus Favors the Bold

Flaunt + ICA Miami Time Capsule Party

We were in Miami, we were surrounded by artists, we were enjoying the company of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Flaunt and ICA Miami came together and our Time Capsule party for Miami Art Week went off without a hitch, stationed neatly atop ICA’s rooftop garden. For the aforementioned time capsule–designed by artist Justin H. Long–we brought prototype Yeezys […]

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Spinnin’ While My Hands Up

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Spinnin’ While My Hands Up

Flaunt Celebrates the Release of Flaunt #139:The Frankenstein Issue with Chris Pine in N.Y.C.

On Saturday night Flaunt, J. Lindeberg, and Dom Pérignon kicked it at the Beautique to honor cover subject Chris Pine and the release of Flaunt #139: The Frankenstein Issue (which is still cooling on the press). Chris Pine and Erik Ulin of J. Lindeberg sipped Dom Pérignon while bathing in an auditory bubble bath created by Venus and the Moon while guests got first glimpse […]

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A Couple Two Three Palm Fronds and A Wanderlust’s Playlist

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A Couple Two Three Palm Fronds and A Wanderlust’s Playlist

In Conversation with Kai Hugo of Palmbomen II

Although the electronic scene is currently stuffed to the gills with Dutch DJs and producers, the 25-year old Kai Hugo, who goes by the alias Palmbomen, has no trouble establishing his own brand of electro-synth music. Here’s why: According to his bio, he seeks to deliver “a tropical escape from the mundane.” Appropriately so, Palmbomen means “palm trees” in Dutch, where, […]

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Abandoned America

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Abandoned America

Matthew Christopher Speaks about His New Book

Matthew Christopher used to work in mental health, he liked to take pictures for fun. His co-workers suggested that he photograph the Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, one of the infamous state mental hospitals that have been systematically shuttered since the ’70s. He’s been taking pictures of abandoned institutions ever since. His book Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences comes […]

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Christian Rosa

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Christian Rosa

A Thousand Separate Heavens for All My Flying Parts

Despite the occupations and the preoccupations we choose (whether they hue closer to light or nearer to the dark—or whether we volley between the two with a bipolar clarity) at the end of it all our forks converge. Painter Christian Rosa uses his pencil, oil, and spray-painted works—and their titling—to coolly embrace these dichotomies. His large abstract canvases with titles […]

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Hanna Müller

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Hanna Müller

No Such Thing As Static Happiness

Some indigenous peoples renounce imagery of the dead because they know that to see the dead portrayed is to summon and agitate their immortal spirit—to revive and reawaken them through memory. Swedish illustrator Hanna Müller’s work is an imprint of an imprint. An abstraction from a photographic form that is itself abstracted from some fleeting moment of existence. Photography adds […]

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Escape from L.A.

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Escape from L.A.

A Weekender's Guide: Kern County

We plan on hiking the Rincon Trail to Salmon Creek, the Packsaddle Cave Trail to Packsaddle Cave, want to revel in the wainscoted supper-club schmaltz of the Paradise Cove Lodge as we munch prime rib and guzzle Old-Fashioneds from heavy-duty Slovenian glassware. We want to float the Kern River with a couple pints of Kern River Brewing Co. sloshing around […]

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Worldview: The Nine Lives Issue

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Worldview: The Nine Lives Issue

Written by Susan Logan-McCracken, Editor at Cat Fancy Magazine

My worldview was shaped during two of the most significant losses of my life. My sister died of breast cancer at the age of 41 while I was going through a divorce. Within the same year, I lost my two best friends. I was so overwhelmed by loss that I had a hard time doing some of the simplest tasks, […]

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Escape from L.A.

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Escape from L.A.

A Weekender's Guide: Gemini Manor

I toss back a preliminary shot of whiskey and shoot Stark an intrepid look. Brimming with prospect, the night could very well end up an amalgamation of Eyes Wide Shut and 120 Days of Sodom. I hope for the former, imagining a nightlong carnival of masked orgies, secret corridors, pseudo-religious rituals, and well-dressed Japanese businessmen. I summon the spirit and […]

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