Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe
September 10–February 15

Christian Louboutin. “Printz,” Spring/Summer 2013–14. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin. Photo: Jay Zukerkorn

    Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. Through more than 160 artfully-crafted historical and contemporary high heels from the sixteenth century through the present, the exhibition examines the mystique and transformative power of the elevated shoe and its varied connections to fantasy, power, and identity.

    For ticketing and exhibition information visit brooklynmuseum.org

    MIAMI’S NEW WATERFRONT ART MUSEUM

    Beatriz Milhazes. Chora, menino, 1996. Acrylic on canvas.
    Colección Patricia Phelips de Cisneros, Caracas and New York

      When visiting the new waterfront Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), guests can marvel at the first major U.S. retrospective on Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, featuring the artist’s large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival. Other artists on view include Adler Guerrier, Geoffrey Farmer, Monika Sosnowska, Simon Starling and Shahzia Sikander.

      PAMM, a 30-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), opened in a new, state-of-the-art campus in downtown Miami’s Museum Park in December 2013. Designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, the new facility is a model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming.

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      AUTUMN-WINTER 2014 MATCHLESS CAPSULE COLLECTION: “THE EXPENDABLES 3″

      Expendables 3 Dinner and Party sponsor by MATCHLESS

      Matchless London, Britain’s first motorcycle brand, debuted the limited-edition capsule collection “The Expendables” during the Cannes Film Festival. The collection was showcased at Gotha Club and celebrated over dinner and an after-party with the cast of “The Expendables 3” (Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Glen Powell).

      The collection is available in stores and online beginning August 14 in conjunction with the film’s
      theatrical release.

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      YOU’RE INVITED: W + LINCOLN AT THE LINKS

        Each year, automotive enthusiasts from around the globe descend on Pebble Beach, CA to celebrate the richest car collector competition in the world. Hosted on the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links, nearly 200 of the most coveted collector cars and motorcycles are showcased amongst an audience of passionate auto aficionados.

        This year, in partnership with Lincoln, W has commissioned an artist to create and install a unique piece of work within the exposition to promote art and its affiliation with the automotive universe. Come celebrate the commissioned work and explore the connection between automobiles and art. Guests will enjoy light snacks and receive a customized gift compliments of Lincoln and W.

        AUGUST 16-17 | pebblebeachconcours.net

        LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER: NATIONAL BEAUTY EDITORS DAY AT SAKS

          Sit down one-on-one with W Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy for exclusive tips at National Beauty Editors Day, August 7, from noon to 7PM at the Guerlain counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC.

          This event marks the 25th anniversary of the Look Good Feel Better program, which helps women with cancer to cope with the appearance side effects of their treatment.

          Appointments cost $30 and include a makeup application and free, full-size gift from Guerlain. All proceeds—and 10% of Saks’ beauty sales that day—will be donated to Look Good Feel Better.

          PINCH FOOD DESIGN—REDEFINING THE ART OF CELEBRATION

          STEFANO TONCHI and MARK BRIGGS Join URS FISCHER, ALEX KATZ, and ROB PRUITT in Celebrating W: Art

          As leaders in today’s food renaissance, Pinch Food Design delivers a taste of something new and unpredictable, an experience that leverages the best food with never-before-seen presentation.

          Pinch Food Design is a bold food design company that seeks to enhance the party experience, making events more memorable and fun. Their signature Pinch “pop-ups”—five- to ten-minute happenings during which food is hand-served out of oversize mobile food installations—aim to impress, entertain and inspire with catering as delicious as it is daring, and design as inviting as it is innovative.

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          W AND SAKS FIFTH AVENUE CELEBRATE W ART

          LUCY KRIZ, MARK BRIGGS, ALFRÉDO GANGOTENA, STEFANO TONCHI

          MICHAEL CHOW, CHINA CHOW

          GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA, MARIA GIULIA MARAMOTTI

          YVONNE FORCE VILLAREAL, ALEX KATZ

          W Art

            W Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi and Saks Fifth Avenue Chief Marketing Officer Mark Briggs, along with artists Alex Katz, Rob Pruitt and Urs Fischer, celebrate the launch of W Art at Sotheby’s in New York City.

            The featured artists were joined by some of their most fashionable admirers, including China Chow, Caroline de Maigret, Gavin Brown, Kyle DeWoody, Raf Simons, Catherine Malandrino and Stacy Engman, as part of the Frieze Art Fair party circuit uptown. Guests mingled among highlights from the auction house’s May Contemporary Art Day Auction—including works by Victor Vasarely, Jean Dubuffet, and jeweler Louisa Guinness. DJ Elle Dee kept the crowd moving while ABSOLUT ELYX signature cocktails were raised as a toast to the epic collaboration and publication.

            W Presents Conversations on Culture Saatchi Art Event

            Photo credit Patrick Butler

            Photo credit Patrick Butler

            Photo credit Patrick Butler

            Photo credit Patrick Butler

            Photo credit Patrick Butler

            Photo credit Patrick Butler

            Photo credit Patrick Butler

            Zaria Forman

            Hormazd Narielwalla

              On Tuesday, June 17thW hosted the first Conversations on Culture event at Neuehouse in New York City. Diane Solway, W’s Arts and Culture Director, and Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator of Saatchi Art, led an intimate discussion on collecting contemporary art, followed by a cocktail reception. A world renowned curator, Rebecca shared her thoughts on a few promising new artists, including Hormazd Narielwalla, who creates collages from tailor patterns and Zaria Forman, an artist who paints with pastels on her fingers.  This kicked off the Conversations on Culture series, W’s signature event program that brings to life thought-provoking fashion, film and art content inspired by the pages of W. Stay tuned for a special video clip of the talk…

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              MICKALENE THOMAS
              Tête de Femme
              June 26 – August 8, 2014
              Lehmann Maupin, 540 W 26th Street, New York

              MICKALENE THOMAS: Carla, 2014
              enamel, acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, graphite and silk screen on wood panel

              MICKALENE THOMAS: Untitled #3, 2014
              enamel, acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, dry pastel, graphite, and silk screen on wood panel

              MICKALENE THOMAS: Untitled #1, 2014
              acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, dry pastel, graphite, and silk screen on wood panel

                Featuring nine new portraits Tête de Femme will be the artist’s fourth show with Lehmann Maupin gallery. In this series, Thomas looks at portraiture through a Cubist lens, focusing on shape and color to deconstruct notions of beauty. The larger-than-life female faces are made up of abstracted blocks of color and pattern, collaged pieces that are part spray paint, part screen-printed sections, and part color fields of rhinestones. With this series Thomas also introduces screen-printing to her process, taking her incredibly multidisciplinary practice – including painting, film, collage, drawing, photography, installation and sculpture – to a new level.

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                Photos courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

                Made in L.A. 2014 | Jun 15 – Sep 7

                Channing Hansen. Polytope Soap, 2013. Handspun and dyed Merino, Corriedale, Cheviot, holographic polymers Romney, and Teeswater Locks, yak down, silk noils, commercial thread, cotton, viscose, polyamide, and cedar

                Emily Mast. B!RDBRA!N (Epilogue), 2012. Exhibition & performance part of Public Fiction’s Theatricality and Sets series

                Sarah Rara. The Pollinators, 2014 (still). Video, sound, color. Running time not yet determined

                  The Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition features 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under recognized artists. Made in L.A. 2014 debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition.

                  June 15—September 7 | hammer.ucla.edu

                  Cinema Vezzoli
                  Presented by yoox.com
                  APRIL 27–AUGUST 11, 2014
                  MOCA GRAND AVENUE

                  Francesco Vezzoli, Gioventú Bruciata (James Dean, Cholame, California), 2014. Inkjet print on canvas with metallic embroidery in star-shaped frame. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, photo by Brian Forrest.

                  Francesco Vezzoli, All About Anni – Anni vs. Marlene (The Saga Begins), 2006. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

                  Francesco Vezzoli, Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman in GREED, The New Fragrance by Francesco. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, gift of the artist, photo by Guy Ferrandis, courtesy of the artist

                    Cinema Vezzoli highlights artist Francesco Vezzoli’s exploration of modernday obsession with celebrity and his love of embroidery, classic European cinema and Hollywood stardom. The Milan-based artist will debut a new series of works in star-shaped frames, based on the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause, featuring James Dean, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood as troubled middle-class teenagers in suburban America.

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