The Unknown Hipster

Will Bakery

Posted in Art by unknownhipster on November 12, 2009

WillCotton_L Will with his bakery apron and “Candy Clouds” painting.

Will Cotton is a painter, and when he is not making his voluptuous and airy paintings he bakes delicious sweets and cakes, which transformed the viewer in an eater–able at least to satisfy his desire to be locked in the Ice Cream Cavern, bite into a candy cloud (or the irresistible tender parts of a pale model), by bringing home a real meringue or a pink macaron.

For this purpose, he has set a pop-up bakery in the back of Partners and Spade.

WillBakery_L Rose and all the aids were wearing funny diadems

I know many tedious installation artists who, if they’d indulge themselves in doing something else, would rather built a mock-up hardware store in a museum space and sell nails and bolts. The more theorical ones would install a video recording studio, where viewers would be encouraged to tell shameful stories.

The more socially and polically concerned artists would forced visitors to sip a full bowl of a soup made with heterogeneous ingredients ten thousand viewers from various communities would have been invited to bring.

An emanciated, successful young artist from east London, with feverish eyes, dark long hair, and an animal skin dress would lead a taxidermy workshop, with birds and mice found in an abandoned barn covered with graffiti.

And think of the Art some full-time patissiers would do… Gloomy neo-expressionism? Post-Koons? Naïve-Peyton? One thing is sure, the most hazardous attempts would be if they tried to imitate Will…

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(Will Bakery is up on 2 more Sundays, November 15th and 22nd)

“The Cultivated Life” at Partners & Spade

Posted in Art by unknownhipster on April 27, 2009

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3 "Gallery Booth" paintings by Jean-Philippe Delhomme at Parners & Spade

 

 

I went to Jean-Philippe Delhomme’s opening and new book « The Cultivated Life » launch at Partners & Spade the other day. It was Fools Day, and I was expecting some kind of weird joke, but I was curious to see the guy who drew me. The place was pretty crowded, even though it was raining. Glenn O’ Brien and Gina Nanni were there, Thom Browne, Gaby from threeASFOUR, Mathias Augustiniak from M/M Paris, Spade himself. And many others. I kept shaking hands, but …nobody was paying attention to me, The Unknown Hipster ! Only one of the gallery assistant had a smile when I told her my name. Even Delhomme nodded back in distract when I greeted him.  Was it for what I had dragged myself out my pad ? Instead of comfortably listening to one of my favorite poetry web radios ? I swore I’ll never go out again!..

 

 

Andy Spade holding a fish tank

Andy Spade holding a fish tank

 

 

 

Glenn O' Brien

Glenn O' Brien

 

 

 

Gina Nanni

Gina Nanni

 

 

David from threeASFOUR

Gaby from threeASFOUR

 

 

 

Mathias Augustyniak from M/M Paris

Mathias Augustyniak from M/M Paris

 

 

 

Thom Browne

Thom Browne

 

 

 

Claude, a cool hipster with oversized glasses

Claude, a cool hipster with oversized glasses

 

 

 

Partners & Spade Anthony Sperduti

Partners & Spade Anthony Sperduti