In recent years, interest in cannabis and its consumption has grown exponentially. While smoking a joint is the most common way to consume cannabis, different devices such as vaporizers, dabs, and water pipes are becoming popular. Some people use it for recreational purposes only, but others find that it provides relief for certain ailments. Cannabis is becoming a part of every industry out there, and that includes fashion.
Combs, (2016) By Hassan Sharif (All Photos By Gail)
We were first introduced to the suspended sculptures and assemblage art of Hassan Sharif in the exhibit Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum back in 2014. Right now, Alexander Gray Associates is hosting a exhibit of Sharif’s recent work, featuring sculptures and woven assemblages. Recognized as a pioneer of conceptual art and experimental practice in the United Arab Emirates over the past four decades, Sharif has transgressed traditional frameworks for art making by extending his practice to performance, installation, drawing, painting, and assemblage that integrates ordinary objects as the primary medium. The tapestry-like works in this exhibition are conceptually linked by their relationship with the human body and social structures. Continue reading New Works By Hassan Sharif at Alexander Gray Associates→
Backpack Party at Red Light PR! (All Photos By Gail. Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail.)
Here in NYC, you have to live like a Boy Scout and be prepared for anything at all times, so you really need a big, lightweight and comfy bag to hold all of your stuff. Fortunately, Sprayground has a new line of outrageously cool backpacks for fall and winter and there is surely a design that will fit right in with your personal brand. If you’re more into outdoor activities, there are also specialty lines like the best ultralight backpacks for backpacking.
Check out some of these rad Sprayground styles we saw while enjoying a fun party held at the showroom offices of Red Light PR!
Talk about an unexpected alliance. Luxury fashion accessory retailer, Just One Eye has announced a new project based on a collaboration between renowned contemporary artist Damien Hirst and Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen’s handbag company, The Row. You can’t make this stuff up.
Created in a limited edition of 12 pieces in each of nine designs, and with a portion of each sale to benefit UNICEF, these works blur the line between high art and high fashion. Signed by the artist, each backpack features uniquely individual embellishments, from an assortment of prescription pills (an homage to the Medicine Cabinets series), to Hirst’s signature Spot Paintings. These Backpacks will sell for around $55,000 each (not a misprint) but you have to call for an exact price. Available from 12/12/12, or maybe already sold out, at This Link.