Happy Holidays from Eye Forward!!!

We are off till January 7th! See you in 2013!

 

The artist Gisele Dailly Van Waterschoot Van der Gracht

My friend Brooke showed me this amazing blog post from freundevonfreunden.com – an online interview magazine which in itself it is a great site but this particular post and interview with the artist Gisele Dailly Van Waterschoot Van der Gracht is so amazing and beautful I almost cry every time I look at the images and read it. What an inspiration, she is 100 years old and lives in Amsterdam. ! See it href=”http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/interviews/gisele-dailly-van-waterschoot-van-der-gracht/”>

 

“Adventgram” Photo Project by David Sykes – Christmas is coming!

I love Advent Calendars at Christmas and for the second year running, still life London photographer David Sykes is at work on his Adventgram Project. Every day until Christmas, he will shoot the number of the date on his phone and publish it on Instagram. I have been waking up every morning to the day’s number and it is so much fun. Follow him @davidsykes

 

KAWS at the Thanksgiving Macy Day Parade!

We LOVE KAWS and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and this lovely film from NOWNESS by Brian Sumner.

A 41-foot-high monochrome balloon courtesy of the artist KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is the airborne star of today’s film from director Jake Sumner. The helium-filled polyurethane version of KAWS’s famous “Companion”, a cartoon-like ghoul that sits with its head in its hands as though weeping, was immortalized in all its tragi-comic glory as it drifted along the Upper West Side towards downtown Manhattan last month during the famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I grew up partly on Central Park West and really loved watching the parade as a kid,” says Sumner, whose recent directorial work includes a music video for Lissy Trullie’s “It’s Only You Isn’t It,” starring Chloë Sevigny. “There was always a very magical feeling to the way the balloons moved.” Part of a dual, simultaneous release of a partner short for I Am Other, the Google channel belonging to musician and KAWS enthusiast Pharrell Williams, this film sees the melancholic creation surreally hovering behind traditional blow-up effigies of Kermit the Frog, Hello Kitty, and the 86-year-old parade’s first floating figure, Felix the Cat. The inclusion of “Companion” proved something of a watershed moment for Donnelly, whose artistic career began with tagging in New Jersey and New York’s derelict buildings and highways. Now, a 16-foot sculpture of KAWS’ haunting character is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, while a solo exhibition of his work can be seen at Paris’ Galerie Perrotin. “His rise has been mind-blowing,” says Sumner. “It’s amazing he’s been able to make the leap to that giant level while still keeping his work really fun.”

KAWS: Companion at the Parade on Nowness.com.

 

Sam Jones Shout Out by Martin Short on Jimmy Fallon!

Last night on Jimmy Fallon Martin Short spoke about the new Vanity Fair pictures that Sam did for the Comedy Issue. As usual Martin is super funny and this video is worth a look here