Saturday, December 29, 2007

Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush - Don't give up

Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

detail from: Nativity. The Adoration of the Magi. Purification
by Hans Memling
1479-1480, 95 cm x 271 cm

Sting - Gabriel's Message

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Shana Robbins - Dwelling on Magic

Stumbled upon this artist's work today. Beautiful art. Well worth checking out her site.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - (Are You) The One

Friday, December 21, 2007

Bat For Lashes - What's a Girl To Do

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Emma Pollock - Paper and Glue

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Julian Montague

The Stray Shopping Cart Project
True Stray #13

Check out the book version of the project too. for more info go to Julian's site.

Monday, December 17, 2007

New Order - Jetstream

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Chasing Tales

Chasing Tales
Dec 15, 07 - Jan 19, 08
903 u street nw washington dc 20001 tel: 202 232 4340

image: Jan Dunning
Leda and the Swan, 2003
colour pinhole photograph, 48 x 37",
edition of 5 and 1 AP

image: Anthony Pontius
The Great Rescue, 2007
oil on panel, 24 x 24"

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lily Allen - LDN

Constructed Realities

Grant Miller
Constructed Realities
December 14, 2007 - January 26, 2008
at Black & White Gallery
636 West 28th Street, Ground Floor // New York, NY 10001

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 14, 6-8pm

image: Untitled (DIA-312), 2007
acrylic and mixed media on aluminum, 48"x 64"

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Junkie XL - Today

Monday, December 10, 2007

Moloko - the time is now

Charles Ray

Untitled, 1973, printed 1989
Gelatin silver print
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Robert Shapazian Gift, Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr. Bequest, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift through Joyce and Robert Menschel, and Harriette and Noel Levine Gift, 1995 (1995.474)

Currently on exhibit at Metroppolitan Museum of Art
Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan
September 25, 2007–March 23, 2008
Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, 2nd floor

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Walking In My Shoes

Depeche Mode

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Aphex Twin - Nannou

To be Gone

Anna Ternheim

Friday, December 7, 2007

Electronic - Disappointed

Pet Shop Boys - Can You Forgive Her

Pet Shop Boys - I Don't Know What You Want, But I Can't Give It Anymore"

Beau Chamberlain

"breathing was the easy part"
acrylic on panel, 36" x 48"

Check out Project 4's space at the Aqua art fair. They have great taste and therefore always have amazing work, and they're really nice too.
Aqua Hotel Fair
Room # 219
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

Wed. Dec 5 12-5pm
Thurs. Dec 6 11-7pm
Fri. Dec. 7 11-7pm
Sat. Dec. 8 11-7pm
Sun. Dec. 9 11-4pm

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Let Me Know

Roisin Murphy

Miami Party Alert and more

Collectors and Artists
Reception & Party
Celebrate Art Fair Week with Us

Hosted by Martin Irvine & Philippa Hughes
Saturday, December 8, 8:30-10:30
At The Bruce Allen Gallery
17 NW 36 St. at N. Miami Ave.

Also check out Martin's (Irvine Contemporary) booth featuring DJ Spooky at scopeMIAMI
Roberto Clemente Park
101 NW 34th St
Wynwood Art District, Miami

image: Marla Rutherford, Tragedy on Hope Mountain, 2006. C-Print. Multiple print sizes

Henry Lee

Nick Cave & P.J Harvey

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Kahn and Selesnick

Mars Glider, 2007
Digital Laser print on cotton paper

Check out more work in Miami at the Pulse Art Fair in Paul Kopeikin Gallery's booth.
SoHo Studios
2136 NW 1st Ave (Entrance @ NW 21st St. )
Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood District
Wednesday, December 5 - Sunday December 9, 2007


Apocalyptica feat. Vile Valo & Lauri Ylonen

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ART MIAMI booth #149

Check out Kate Kretz's new painting that's being unveiled at the Chelsea Galleria booth at Art Miami. Also go to her blog for the full rundown on the painting. It's incredibly well thought out and everything has a reason.

Dec. 5 - 9, 2007
Wynwood Arts District
2242 NW 2nd Avenue
NW 2nd Avenue and 22nd Street
Miami, FL 33127

image: "Requiem.... for Wassily & the Ineffable", 2007, 79 x 116", acrylic & oil on canvas.
full image and details

Monday, December 3, 2007

ART MIAMI booth #150

Check out Black & White Gallery's booth at Art Miami. It's going to be beautiful.
Dec. 5 - 9, 2007
Wynwood Arts District
2242 NW 2nd Avenue
NW 2nd Avenue and 22nd Street
Miami, FL 33127

Michael Van den Besselaar
His Masters Voice I
(the frivolous years of the cold war)
oil on canvas
53"x 47

Down Slow

Carina Round

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Dawn Landes

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Bring Me To Life


Che Gelida Manina (La Boheme)

Jose Carreras

Kris Knight

oil on prepared paper, 5 x 7"

Tree House
Oil on prepared paper, 12 x 16"

Kris Knight
How We Quit the Forest
December 1 - Dec 22, 2007
1086 Queen St. W. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 1H8 T: 416.537.8827

Friday, November 30, 2007

Littlest Things

Lily Allen

Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Secret

Anna Ternheim

Lovers Dream

Anna Ternheim (duet with Fyfe Dangerfield)

Shauna Born

This Pretty Face #4, 2006
oil on canvas, 30 x 24"

I love this painting. Check out more on her website.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Your Ex-Lover Is Dead

Road in Etten, 1881
Vincent van Gogh
Robert Lehman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Kate Nash


Saturday, November 24, 2007


Directed by Tim Pope

Emio Greco | PC

Double points

from the youtube writeup posted by 2Dance4U
In the Double Points series, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten present different aspects of duality, of discord. These short dance pieces are intended as études and seek the confrontation with influences external to the body. In Double Points: 1, the confrontation is with the mesmerizing music of Ravel's Boléro. The search for the margins of opposition and resistance to the compelling pattern imposed by the music forms the main challenge.

also check the NYTimes article by Claudia La Rocco

Friday, November 23, 2007

Waits sort of evening

Found this today and had to post. Those that know me will know why this reminds me of good ol' Athens....

Jan Dunning

Shapeshifter, 2006
Colour pinhole photograph, 50 cm x 50 cm

Milk - Garbage

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Bill Shannon


Check out more on Bill at
I don't know Bill, but am crazy about everything I 've seen.

Orly Cogan

18 x 24", vintage fabric stiching

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Stina Nordenstam



The World Is Not Enough

Edith Piaf

La Foule

Monday, November 19, 2007

Massive Attack


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Rebecca Chamberlain

“1933 Office Sketch, Black”, 2007
bic ballpoint pen ink, acetone on printed vellum, 65” x 40”

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kylie Minogue

Spinning Around

I would love to know if Kylie collects art.

Annie Aube

Red Shoes,
embroidery, 15 x 14"

Friday, November 16, 2007

Taylor Baldwin

Bring Me The Head of Dimebag Darrell, ink on paper, 20 x 30”

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jason Clay Lewis

Girl II 2007
Gold leaf, acrylic on paper
14" x 11 "

Moloko Featuring Roisin Murphy

Fun For Me

Vincent Vincent and the Villains

"On My Own"

hi pet

Barnaby Whitfield

Comfort Food, 2006
pastel on paper, 30 x 22”

A big thanks to Barnaby who is the reason the show, "Just a Ghostly Paper SIgh" is named as it is.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


All Of My Heart

Mike Cockrill

Forest Deep, 2007
25.5 x 19.5"
watercolor on paper

Monday, November 12, 2007

Revenge of the Flowers

This has been posted here before but just had to up it again, since it was such an inspiration for the show, "Just a Ghostly Paper Sigh".
Revenge of the Flowers
Malcolm McLaren and Francoise Hardy

"Just a ghostly paper sigh
Till you kiss me back to life"


November 15 - December 22, 2007
Reception: November 15, 7-9pm

Artists: Afruz Amighi, Annie Aube, Taylor Baldwin, Rebecca Chamberlain, Mike Cockrill, Magalie Guérin, Jason Clay Lewis, Jason Cole Mager, Gina Magid, Jasmine Pasquill, Kimi Weart, Barnaby Whitfield

31GRAND is pleased to announce, "Just a Ghostly Paper Sigh", a group exhibition inspired by a phrase from the Malcolm McLaren and Francoise Hardy song "Revenge of the Flowers".

Image: Magalie Guérin. Three Of Hearts. 2006. ballpoint ink on paper, 8 x 11.5"
31GRAND, 143 Ludlow St. New York, NY 10002 t: 212.228.0901

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Maureen Cavanaugh

Machaela and Nick , 2006, 40 x 50, acrylic on canvas


The Velvet Cell

The Diver

Saturday, November 10, 2007



Robert Longo

Jules, 2002
Lithograph, 46" x 30"
Edition of 120

Friday, November 9, 2007



"But here it is harder than a screaming fist and I hate it
It's dark behind your smile and I can follow through"


Lagartija Nick (Bauhaus Archive)

Jason Clay Lewis

Torture Panel II 2006 - 2007
Gold leaf, acrylic on canvas
16" x 10 1/2"

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Magalie Guérin

Missed, 2006
ballpoint ink on paper, 8 x 11.5"
Collection of Malcolm Nichols

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Shining Road

A little reading...

The Gothic
Edited by Gilda Williams
All of this info is from MIT Press, where you can get your hands on a copy.

This collection of writings examines the pervasive and influential role of "the Gothic" in contemporary visual culture. The contemporary Gothic in art is informed as much by the stock themes of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic novel as it is by more recent permutations of the Gothic in horror film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Goth subcultures. This reader from London's Whitechapel Gallery brings together artists as different as Matthew Barney, Gregor Schneider, Louise Bourgeois, and Douglas Gordon; its intent is not to use "the Gothic" to group together dissimilar artists but rather to shed light on a particular understanding of their practice. Anthony Vidler looks at ideas of the uncanny to explore Rachel Whiteread's House, and Jeff Wall uses the motif of vampirism to analyze fellow artist Dan Graham's Kammerspell; Hal Foster considers Robert Gober's recent work--laden with Christian symbolism, criticism of America as a nexus of power, and fragmented bodies--as an updated American Gothic, and Kobena Mercer examines the Gothic's depiction of the Other in relation to Michael Jackson's pop video Thriller. Texts by artists including Mike Kelley, Damien Hirst, Tacita Dean, Jonathan Meese, and Catherine Sullivan are complemented by extracts from Walpole's genre-establishing gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, William Gibson, Bret Easton Ellis, and Stephen King, among others, and theoretical writings by such key thinkers as Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Julia Kristeva, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Marina Warner, and Slavoj Zizek. The Gothic provides the first comprehensive overview of the uses of Gothic in contemporary visual culture.

Artists surveyed:
Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Tacita Dean, Sue de Beer, Janet Cardiff, Mark Dion, Stan Douglas, Robert Gober, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Teresa Margolles, Jonathan Meese, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Gregor Schneider, Cindy Sherman, Catherine Sullivan, Andy Warhol, and Jane and Louise Wilson

Jean Baudrillard, Elizabeth Bronfen, Edmund Burke, Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Douglas Crimp, Jacques Derrida, Richard Dyer, Umberto Eco, Bret Easton Ellis, Trevor Fairbrother, Alex Farquharson, Hal Foster, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, William Gibson, Christoph Grunenberg, Bruce Hainley, Judith Halberstam, Amelia Jones, Jonathan Jones, Mike Kelley, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Patrick McGrath, Kobena Mercer, James Meyer, Edgar Allan Poe, Andrew Ross, Jerry Saltz, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Mary Shelley, Nancy Spector, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anthony Vidler, Jeff Wall, Horace Walpole, Marina Warner, Anne Williams, and Slavoj Zizek

Gilda Williams is a critic of art and film and a lecturer on contemporary art at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Tate etc., Sight and Sound, and Parkett.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007



Damien Rice

9 Crimes

Monday, November 5, 2007

Kate Kretz

I just love her work! Kate's in the upcoming exhibition "Pricked: Extreme Embroidery" at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. She's also to have work in our (31GRAND) first show of 2008 (details on that exhibition to come soon). Check out her site for more work.

Pricked: Extreme Embroidery
November 8, 2007 - March 9, 2008
Museum of Arts & Design
40 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

image: Oubliette I (detail), 2006, 9 x 7", human hair embroidery on cotton, oval frame, convex glass

New Order

Bizarre Love Triangle
mid 80s type of day

Harold Lloyd vs. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

stumbled upon this because of looking for an old Skinny Puppy song.
video designed by JynxHauser

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Farah Ossouli

‘I beg thee that to no one else thou showest
These words I send-in such a hidden way
That none but thou may cipher what I say;
Read them in some safe place as best thou knowest.’

When in her heart these words of mine thou sowest
For HAFEZ, speak in any tongue thou knowest;
Turkish and Arabic in love are one-
Love speaks all languages beneath the sun.

Gouache on cardboard
2002 to 2006

Farah Ossouli

Lamb - Gorecki

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The National

Mistaken For Strangers

Francesca Lo Russo

Baron Cimetiere, I shall not miss the roses fading, 2006, 22.5x 50", mixed media on board

Helen Garber

Career-minded Woman, 2004, oil on panel, 29.5 x 35"

Friday, November 2, 2007

a little more Stennett

Adam Stennett interview by James Kalm

Pet Shop Boys - Numb

Jason Cole Mager

"Scar". charcoal on paper. 30" x 44".
He's a diverse and talented artist. Love the drawings and definitely check out his videos, especially "Bad Hare Day".

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Elephant Gun

Death Is Not the End

Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue, and Shane MacGowan


Bryan Ferry

Positively 4th Street

Beatriz Milhazes

The Beach (A Praia), 1997
Acrylic, metallic paint, metal leaf on canvas; 102 x 33 7/8 in.

Marisol Escobar

Self-Portrait Looking at The Last Supper, 1982–84
Painted and drawn wood, plywood, brownstone, plaster, aluminum; 121 1/2 x 358 x 61 in.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

David Sylvian

Brilliant Trees

Jeph Gurecka

Brooklyn, 2004 (detail)
Bondo (polyester resin), plaster, dims vary

Jack O Lanterns were stolen off of Brooklyn residents stoops and front steps. Jack O Lanterns were cast in bondo (polyester resin)

Nine Inch Nails - Closer

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NIN - Something I can never have (still)

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters: Plate 43 of The Caprices (Los Caprichos), 1799
Etching, aquatint, drypoint, and burin; Image: 8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.

Marilyn Manson - Heart Shaped Glasses

Monday, October 29, 2007

Diamanda Galas

I Put a Spell on You (live)

Joel-Peter Witkin

Portrait of Greg Vaughn (2004)

Gorecki Symphony No. 3 "Sorrowful Songs" - Lento e Largo

Soprano: Isabel Bayrakdaraian, Sinfonietta Cracovia, conducted by John Axelrod.
Taken from "HOLOCAUST - A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz". For the first time since its liberation, permission was granted for music to be heard in Auschwitz and a number of leading musicians were brought there to perform music for the film.

Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Múm - Green Grass Of Tunnel

John Everett Millais

Ophelia (detail), 1851 - 1852
Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 111.8 cm (30 x 44 in)
on view at the Tate Britain through January 2008

Jan Dunning
The Girl Became a Bird, 2003
colour pinhole photograph, 26.5 x21.5", edition of 5 and 1 AP

Mazzy Star

"Fade Into You"

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Jeffrey Lewis

Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror

recommended reading

Holy Skirts by Rene Steinke
The tale of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven's life. What an amazing woman.


one of my favorite films

Edith Piaf

La Vie En Rose

Friday, October 26, 2007

Massive Attack


Sean McDevitt

Self-Portrait, 2007

Kevan Bean

oil on canvas, 60x40”

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Under Byen

"Af Samme Stof Som Stof"


Lethal Chamber Series (#1), 2007
oil on canvas, 12"x12" (30cmx30cm)
Black and White Gallery/Chelsea

Pet Shop Boys


Claudine Anrather

The Bride Ship, 2004, 60" x 72", oil on linen

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Babe, I'm On Fire( part1)

Babe, I'm On Fire (part2)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Divine Comedy - Diva Lady

toward a lighter day

Barnaby Whitfield
Past Getting Brighter, 2005
22 x 30", Pastel on Paper