• Ed Ruscha: On The Road
  • Posted 43 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 5664 Views
  • A new exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles sees the bringing together of two great art and language visionaries - Ed Ruscha and Jack Kerouac. During the last few years Ruscha has explored the shifting emblems of American life by turning his aesthetic to Kerouac's classic novel On The Road, a documentation of his experiences during road trips in the U.S. and written on a continuous 120 foot-long scroll. Having teamed up with Gagosian Gallery and Steidl to produce a limited edition artist book version of the novel in 2009 featuring photographs that he took, commissioned, or found, Ruscha has created an entirely new body of paintings and drawings that take their inspiration from passages in Kerouacís novel.

    The exhibition will showcase Ruscha's edition of the Kerouac novel, six large paintings, and ten drawings created on museum board, each taking their text from On the Road, using phrases like "In California you chew the juice out of grapes and spit away the skin, a real luxury."

    "Ed Ruscha: On The Road" opened yesterday (4 July) and will be running through 2 October, 2011.

    Hammer Museum
    10899 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    www.hammer.ucla.edu

  • Foam Issue 27 Now Stocked
  • 43 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 2066 Views
  • The latest issue of the comprehensive Dutch photography magazine Foam is now available to buy from our online shop. Entitled the "Report" issue, the magazine takes a look at the world's latest news, zooming in on major events happening right now. Through eight photography portfolios...
  • Retroscope: Don't Look Now
  • 43 months ago · film · 1 Comment · 5492 Views
  • Out this week on remastered Blu Ray, Don't Look Now is a strange film that was dogged in controversy upon its release for its unflinching sex scenes, which despite looking tame by today's standards, are still rumoured to be unsimulated by Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.
  • New Gonz Artwork
  • 43 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 7627 Views
  • Krooked Skateboards have just dropped their summer 2011 product catalogue, which also features the "Gonz art slideshow" showcasing new artwork from the legendary skateboarder. Take a look at some of his new sketches below.
  • Christopher Kane SS12 Men's Collection
  • 43 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 4164 Views
  • Below is a closer look at Christopher Kane's men's Spring/Summer 2012 collection, following from his first ever men's collection last year. The line expands upon the previous line, which was predominantly t-shirts and hoodies, by offering suits, jackets and trousers as part of the...
  • Persol Steve McQueen Sunglasses
  • 43 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 7618 Views
  • Persol, an Italian eyewear label synonymous with class and elegance for more than 90 years, have brought back their iconic PO 714 SM frames, as worn by the legendary Steve McQueen, in a new special edition which even feature his blue tinted lenses. Available now from select stockists...
  • Stussy & Fergadelic Collection
  • 43 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 2262 Views
  • Stussy recently teamed up with UK artist Fergus Purcell (aka. Fergadelic) to produce a series of t-shirts featuring black-and-white iconic military images that have been edited to include surfboards. The images were also used a few weeks back when Stussy created a huge mural in London,...
  • Vans Wingtip Wool Pack
  • 43 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 4355 Views
  • Vans have just given us a closer look at their Era Wingtip CA "Wool Pack" from the autumn California 2011 collection. The low-top sneaker comes in three colourways, each made using a combination of leather and wool and, of course, featuring the wingtip detail on the toe. Take a look...
  • Tom Ford: How To Be A Gentleman
  • 43 months ago · culture · 1 Comment · 38233 Views
  • Co-founder of Dazed & Confused Jefferson Hack recently interviewed fashion designer Tom Ford as the cover story for Another Magazine's SS11 issue. During the interview Ford, who directed A Single Man, gave five tips on "how to be a modern gentleman" - advice he's certainly qualified...