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.