In its final turn as New York City’s quirky event space du jour before
being converted into a boutique hotel, the majestically dilapidated
Beekman Palace opened its doors on Friday to the Storefront for Art and
Architecture’s 30th anniversary gala.
As cultural movements go, postmodernism enjoys a fairly dubious distinction: Despite its pivotal role in defining the playfully garish aesthetic of the late Seventies and Eighties, it remains a despised and convoluted term, seemingly slapped on any creative work that either rejected convention and commercialism or flagrantly embraced them.
With their $8 million gold and diamond iPhone covers, black
hole–inspired storage vessels, and lamps like glowing macrame, these
audacious up-and-comers are wowing the design world.
Artist Daniel Arsham's 2,500-square-foot studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn,
affords him plenty of space to sculpt, paint and build set models for dance
Khemsurov gets the grand tour.
When it comes to the work of sculptors François-Xavier and Claude
Lalanne, beloved by such A-list collectors as Marc Jacobs and Peter
Marino, context is pretty much everything...