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STARCRAWLER! |
ON FIRE


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STARCRAWLER!

ON FIRE

Starcrawler emerged in 2015 when high schoolers Arrow de Wilde & Henri Cash met. They immediately clicked and started making music. Now their band tours globally. While building their own following, they’ve opened for icons like Jack White & the Foo Fighters. Iggy Pop is also a fan. Starcrawler is on fire, to say the least. She Said, Starcrawler’s third album was released in September. I had the opportunity to chat with the band about their journey. Read on to learn more their vibe, inspirations & music.

Arrow de Wilde & Henri Cash of STARCRAWLER

Interviewed by Laila Alamiri

Starcrawler photographed in New York City, September 2022. Photography by Alexander Thompson.

Laila Alamiri:  For readers that aren’t familiar with your music, tell us about Starcrawler.

Henri Cash:  We’re just a rock band from Los Angeles. I don’t know…that’s a hard question. I think we’re a very visual band. We’re something you have to see and hear for yourself. 

Laila Alamiri:  Your latest album, She Said, was released in September. What does this album mean to you guys? 

Arrow de Wilde:  This album is pretty important to us as a band, especially because of the timing of when we started writing it. It was during covid, during the shutdown. We weren’t sure if we would be able to tour or even make music again. When we started working on the album, it felt like we had a purpose again. It’s special. 

Lead singer Arrow de Wilde photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson.

Henri Cash:  I also feel like with every record, it’s a really cool time capsule, what life sounded like at that point in time, in that room, in that place. We were 15 and 16 when we recorded our first record. It sounds super youthful. I feel like this record sounds like a more mature & established version of what we started doing all those years ago. 

Laila Alamiri:  I can definitely hear an evolution. Your first single was a fun song called “Ants.” That is a fun track but your new album goes a bit deeper. The writing is next level. Do you consider yourselves poets? 

Henri Cash:  Hmmm….that would be cool. I think the real thing is that we connect, or that people connect with the songs on a deeper level. They hear the words or melody and feel like they can identify with it, or go through similar feelings, or that it can help in some way. I think that’s really the goal of putting our music out in the world. It’s to connect with other people. If that happens, that would be really cool, more than anything else. 

Guitarist Henri Cash photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson.

Laila Alamiri:  I’m curious what it’s like touring together. I’m sure you have some fun stories. 

Arrow de Wilde:  We’ve been touring since I was 17 and Henri was 16. It’s what we know – we’ve been at it for so long. When we couldn’t tour for a couple years, it was super weird. 

Henri Cash: It was almost unnatural. It’s strange that being on the road seems more like home than being at home. We’ve been out for so long. The longest we were home was like 2 weeks. Being at home during lockdown…it was crazy. We didn’t have scheduled things to do or shows to play.

We’ve had a lot of fun out on the road. Traveling in shitty vans and planes. It’s been fun. There’s so many stories that I can’t even think about. 

There is this one time when we had this terrible flight…a couple of days of complications. We played this thing at the Kentucky Derby, then flew to New York, had to get an uber to the other airport in New York, and fly to Norway. In Norway, our plane got grounded because someone had a heart attack. Crazy couple of days. When we finally made it to Norway, we were playing at a festival and were in the catering area after our set.Arrow and I ended up standing next to Patti Smith.

Starcrawler photographed in New York City, September 2022. Photography by Alexander Thompson.

Arrow de Wilde:  She was there getting food and I didn’t want to make a fool out of myself, but I had to say something. I ended up saying something cheesy like “You make me feel like it’s ok to be a freak.” Then I realized that I might have sounded bad, like I was calling her a freak. But she was super nice.

Henri Cash:  She came back to our table and held our hands. She said to remember what Jimi Hendrix said, to let your freak flag fly. I told her I was a big fan of her late husband who was in MC5. She introduced us to her son with him. He played guitar for her at the time. They played an extraordinary set that day.

Arrow de Wilde:  We also met Robert Plant later that day….the same day!

Henri Cash:  Yeah, we were driving and saw Robert Plant. We hopped out of the car and he was super nice. It was a great end to a terrible trip.

Arrow de Wilde:  We were driving. It was raining and we passed Robert Plant and made eye contact. He was laughing because we were freaking out. So we had to stop the van. He was so nice. I wish we would have gotten a photo.

Pedal steel/guitar player Bill Cash photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson.

Laila Alamiri:  I guess you didn’t get a photo with Patti Smith either?

Henri Cash:  With both of them, they were so sweet. They asked us about ourselves and our music. It was a deeper conversation. Maybe the photo would have diminished the moment.

Laila Alamiri:  You guys have been busy since getting together in 2015. Tell us about how life has changed for you in the last few years.

Henri CashShoot!

Arrow de Wilde:  (Laughing): A lot.

Drummer Seth Carolina photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson.

Henri CashWe no longer have to go to school, which is super cool. We hated that shit. We’re a family out here. Everyone that’s part of our band & crew, we’re a tight group. I’m thankful to have that. It feels so great to finally be back in a room with people. Everyone is appreciative to be back together and taking care of each other.

Laila Alamiri:  What does a creative session look like? How do you guys collaborate, write & create?

Henri CashIt’s different all the time. We usually get together at one of our houses.

Arrow de Wilde:  It usually starts with a guitar part or something that Henri has in his pocket. We just get together and decide what we wanna write about.

Henri CashSometimes Ken that plays bass, he’ll be playing and singing on piano. It’s different every time. I feel like if we had a routine it wouldn’t work. It would be boring. Others have asked if we chose to write fast songs or slow songs. We don’t have that option. Our music just comes out based on the mood and situations we are in.

Bassist Tim Franco photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson.

Laila Alamiri:  I know you live in LA now…did you grow up here?

Arrow de Wilde:  Yeah, we all did. Except our drummer is from Boone, NC.

Laila Alamiri:  One of my favorite tracks is an earlier one…”I Love LA”.How does living in Los Angeles inspire your music?

Arrow de Wilde:  We are definitely inspired by a lot of LA bands. I feel like wherever you grew up and made music in, it’s gonna reflect your vibe.

Laila Alamiri:  I can’t imagine it would be as easy to do what you’re doing if you were from North Carolina.

Henri CashDefinitely not.

Arrow de Wilde:  Our families are 2nd or 3rd generation LA people. We grew up knowing the history and stories of our families. That was inspiring.

Starcrawler photographed in New York City, September 2022. Photography by Alexander Thompson.

Laila Alamiri:  You’re definitely not shy on stage. I saw a video of you at Austin City Limits where you put your finger in a lady’s mouth. She looked like a mom but seemed to love the gesture. That made me laugh. What inspires your performance style?

Arrow de Wilde:  It’s somewhat an alter ego. I’m a pretty chill person, not dancing around all the time. I don’t have a routine or think about what I’m doing on stage. I just go with it and feel the energy out.

Laila Alamiri:  Some musicians say they channel higher consciousness and power through performing – do you feel that way?

Arrow de Wilde:  Um…maybe. It’s definitely not something I can just tap into unless I’m on stage in front of people. It doesn’t need to be a lot of people. So maybe…I guess.

Henri CashI think of it more as energy. When we play for a dull crowd, we can fake it, but it doesn’t feel the same as when the energy is there. It’ a rush, what I imagine someone that plays sports or something feels like. Like listening to the Ramones or the Clash and Mc5…it feels like how those records make me feel.

Starcrawler photographed on stage at Baby’s All Right in New York City. Photography by Alexander Thompson.

Laila Alamiri:  Henri – In your KLOS interview with Steve Jones, you mentioned the Ramones & Ozzy Osborne as inspirations. What other musicians are you inspired by? I’m sure you meet tons of up-and-coming artists at festivals.

Henri CashThere’s a really amazing guitarist right now named Madison Cunningham. I’ve been listening to her music. Our friend’s band is called Sad Girl. They have been playing shows with us. Their song called “Goodbye Queen” – I think is one of the best songs of the year. I also like The Paranoyds. They just put out a new record on Third Man that has a cool B-52’s/Devo retro vibe…you don’t hear that a lot.

It’s really cool getting to meet so many bands and hang out. When we were in Australia we hung out with Amyl & the Sniffers. We also got to hang out with the guitar player from Orville Peck.

Laila Alamiri:  And what about your music videos? How do you come up with the concept?

Arrow de Wilde:  Music videos are super fun! It’s funny because whenever we write a song or I hear one of the recordings back for the first time, I always have images ready for each song. That’s how my brain works. It usually starts with random videos in my head.

Starcrawler photographed on stage at Baby’s All Right in New York City. Photography by Alexander Thompson.

Laila Alamiri:  What was it like touring with Jack White? And recording at Third Man? How cool was that? Are you inspired by his music?

Henri CashI’ve loved Jack White since I was little so that was all amazing. His support of our music means the world. Since we did that live recording there, we’ve opened his shows. He’s been so nice to us.

Laila Alamiri:  You started creating music together in high school, in 2015.

Arrow de Wilde:  Yeah, we pretty much started talking about a band from that point on. We’ve been collaborating since.

Laila Alamiri:  What advice do you have for young musicians that might just be getting started?

Henri CashI think just do it. Nowadays young musicians are afraid to not be good enough. On social media there are all these three-year-olds that are insanely good – it’s disturbing. I think it’s important to know that you don’t necessarily have to be good to be in a band or write a good song. There’s no path or rules you have to follow. When we started as a band, I don’t think we were super good. We weren’t good songwriters, I wasn’t a good guitar player. We just wanted to do our thing and tell our story. It will develop the more you do it. If you focus and stop fucking around…If you don’t want it to be a hobby, don’t make it a hobby.

Arrow de Wilde:  Yeah, I think also finding friends who really enjoy spending time with that also want to make the same music as you.

 

 

Henri CashIt’s the hardest part.

Arrow de Wilde:  The most important part.

Henri CashWear band t-shirts and carry around a tuba case…that’s my advice. That’s how I met Arrow.

Laila Alamiri:  Do you play Tuba?

Henri CashI do, not actively though. I try to pull it out every once in a while. I did play in school.

Laila Alamiri:  Were you in the marching band?

Henri CashWe went to an art school so there weren’t any sports at all…no marching. Just concert & orchestra.

Laila Alamiri:  Ahhh, so you never got to wear those funny band outfits, the tall hats with the feather?

Henri CashI think those outfits are sick actually. I’m kinda sad I didn’t get to wear one.

Laila Alamiri:  And what about you Arrow, how did you start music?

Arrow de Wilde:  I played drums for four years but it wasn’t giving me what I wanted. Then I started singing. I’ve tried to play guitar.

Arrow de Wilde photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson.

Henri CashShe does play guitar.

Laila Alamiri:  Last question…What do we have to look forward to from you guys?

Arrow de Wilde:  Just lots of touring.

Henri CashYeah, we’ll be doing a US and Canada dates in the next month or so. We really want to get back over to Asia & Australia. We just came back from Korea which was amazing. We want to go to Japan. Maybe in the winter. It’s amazing to go to so many beautiful places and experience different cultures.

Starcrawler is currently on tour. Check out their site: www.starcrawlermusic.com for tour dates. You can also follow them on instagram @starcrawler.

Photography: Alexander Thompson

Interview: Laila Alamiri

Location: Baby’s All Right

 

 

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BOARD LUCAS BRENNER Photographer Kolby Knight's men's skater editorial for Reserved magazine. Starring male model Lucas Brenner with DNA Model Management New York. With incredible styling by Sarah Benge. Beautiful men's grooming by Elizabeth Morache. Music by Andrew LaVogue. https://youtu.be/uAmMMPJnm70
PRICE JAMES YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE Price James is a comedy director and scriptwriter based between Los Angeles and London. Commonly known for comedy, genre and creative concepts, his high-energy performances veer into fantasy and action movie satire. If Terry Gilliam and John Landis had a child, this is
THE TRIAL AGAINST OURSELVES BLAUE & POPPY On Christmas Eve, 2015, Julian Blaue, Edy Poppy and their baby boy are robbed by two impoverished, armed men in Rio de Janeiro. Blaue & Poppy’s first reaction is to report the two assaulters to the tourist police. They later regret it. This
TAYLOR JUSTINE Q&A Los Angeles-based beauty Taylor Justine photographed exclusively for Reserved magazine. Photographer Randall Slavin. Editor Jules Wood. Hair by Gui Schoedler for Exclusive Artists using ColorWow Haircare and ghd tools. Makeup by Jocelyn Johnson. Taylor Justine at Agency Industry LA. Interview by Bonnie Foster. Photographed at Reserved Ranch
INJA ZALTA ACTRESS & ENTREPRENEUR Inja Zalta is a Slovenian actress, known for No Escape (2020), Rustlands (2019) and Godhead: In a fiction, In a dream of passion (2021). Photographed exclusively for Reserved magazine by Sinisha Nisevic. Editor Jules Wood. Makeup and hair by Mynxii White. Interview by Bonnie Foster.
DREAMER KOLBY KNIGHT Photographer Kolby Knight's beauty editorial for Reserved magazine. With makeup by Kacie Corbelle, using Dior Makeup. Models featured are Ana Milojevic from Ford Models and Isabelle Durant Geneviève Maniscalco from One Management. Photographed at Parachute Studios in Boston.
CATHERINE FULMER FASHION DESIGNER Born and raised in Southern California, Catherine Fulmer’s sensual garments meld together her passionate love of rock’n’roll and classic feminine designs. Her clothing has been featured on a number of celebrity clients in high-profile publications such as WWD, Vanity Fair, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times,
Ashley Benson photographed by Randall Slavin for Reserved magazine - Spread #3.
NO HELP FOR THAT ASHLEY BENSON American actress, model, writer, director and singer Ashley Benson photographed exclusively for  Reserved magazine by Randall Slaving. With styling by our Editor-In-Chief Jules Wood, makeup by Shane Paish and hair by Kylee Heath. Male Models featured: Phillip Ponesky from LA Models and Devin Truss
Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Autumn-Winter 2021-22 - Look #15. Reserved magazine.
MAYFAIR LADY AUTUMN - WINTER 21/22 “I could have spread my wings + done a thousand things, I’ve never done before. I’ll never know… my heart took flight. / I could have danced, danced, danced all night.” The songs of My Fair Lady R profoundly human + relevant to today. We gave
Vivienne Westwood Autumn-Winter 2021-22 - Cover #2. Reserved magazine.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AUTUMN - WINTER 21/22 This season, we started by looking at Daphnis and Chloe, 1743, a painting by French Rococo painter François Boucher, which is housed in the Wallace Collection, London. It became the main print for the season - with the sky and pastoral scenes reflected through the colors
DIRTY PINEAPPLE FALL/WINTER 2021 Individual proclivities in digital are a recurring theme at Dirty Pineapple. The team is no stranger to exposing the personal impact of modern digital behaviors. With Covid restrictions, online conversations have shifted to what's local, bringing attention to one's own back garden. From relationships to food
Libertine for Fall2021. Reserved magazine.
LIBERTINE FALL 2021 As the founding force behind Libertine, Johnson Hartig ups the ante in fashion by creatively immersing himself and those around him in a whimsical trip where old school classics meet new school know-how. Having first launched the label in 2001, today he continues upon his quest of
Willy Chavarria AW21 - look #16. Reserved magazine.
WILLY CHAVARRIA AUTUMN/WINTER 21 This is a story of elegance and endurance; the core elements of what WILLY CHAVARRIA designs. A call to simplicity. Clothing with a feeling of warmth and protection. The colors of New York are seen throughout the collection. Deep blacks, piercing blue reflections off glass skyscrapers,
Chocheng F21 - Opener. Reserved magazine.
CHOCHENG AUTUMN/WINTER 21 For his Fall/Winter 2021 collection, Designer Cho Cho Cheng transports us to the cheerful and inspirational tale of Mulan as choreographed in a 1980s Utopian style. A Peking Opera dripped in glamour and humor. A vibrant potpourri of fantasy, Disney and Fellini. Set in monochromatic and geometric
Spencer Draeger photographed for Reserved magazine by Alexander Thompson.
Dräger "THE VILLAIN YOU NEED" Dräger is the ethos of Spencer Draeger’s dystopian modern era. With his hand on the pulse of a generation saturated in anxiety and melancholia, part satirical, part sarcastic but overall playful—Spencer takes a light hand to the heavy themes of technology, love and society at
Private Policy FW21 - look #3. Reserved magazine.
PRIVATE POLICY FALL/WINTER 2021 Imagine the American Wild West in the 1800s: a grand landscape of mountains, ocean, desert, and valleys; ragged miners and cowboys; fortunes and opportunities from undiscovered gold that awaits throughout the land. However, not many may know the unique history in which hundreds of thousands of
AKNVAS FW21 - Opener. Reserved magazine.
AKNVAS FALL/WINTER 2021 The fall winter 2021 AKNVAS collection is created from a lens, which is looking at a world, in which we are all seeking comfort and safety. Creative Director Christian Juul Nielsen’s inspiration journey took him to revisit his roots while living in Paris and Copenhagen. The results
Ka Wa Key AW21 - opener. Reserved magazine.
  KA WA KEY AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 Through The Looking Glass, KA WA KEY AW 21 collection observes the duality of the imagination and reality inspired by larger than life characters and their dual personalities. Characters like Willy Wonka, Moira Rose, Peter Pan, Mad Hatter just a few to mention. Through
Timo Weiland menswear Fall/Winter 2021. Reserved magazine.
  TIMO WEILAND FALL /WINTER 2021 Polished leisure, the intention for the latest TW collection is timely in the uncertain era of WFH wardrobe and a return to the art of dressing for Zoom.  Co-founded in 2010 by Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang, Timo Weiland is a New
Sylvio Giardina Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture look book.
  SYLVIO GIARDINA SPRING 2021 COUTURE The new collection, divided into 7 “chapters”, plays on the disruption and radical transformation of previously codified balances and proportions, aiming at enhancing the regenerative power of a skillful artistic and sartorial craftwork and, at the same, the value of longevity, distinctive trait of
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  Glüme "GET LOW" Glüme shares her new single “Get Low”, the latest track from her debut album “The Internet”. "Get Low is about the high of falling for someone & how it effects your brain chemistry & nervous system. With autonomic dysfunction & a heart condition, it makes the
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  TERRI TERRI "LOVERS IN NO TIME"   Terri Terri is the solo project of composer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Noseworthy. Noseworthy continues to write and produce his own music during his time off as a Magnetic Zero. ‘Lovers in No Time’ was written, recorded and performed alone in isolation with
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova backstage at Iris van Herpen S/S 2021 Haute Couture show.
  IRIS VAN HERPEN SPRING/SUMMER 2021 Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection ‘Roots of Rebirth’ during Paris Haute Couture Week on January 25th 2021. During such rarefied times, the designer explores a symbiosis of high technology and the artisanal craftsmanship of couture, through a collection that references the intricacy
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  THE BOY WHO FELL TO EARTH LOUIS WRIGHT Louis Wright! Introducing a new face to the modeling world!! Louis is a 17-year-old who hails from the Los Angeles area. Photography & Film by Mynxii White. Stylist/Art Direction Jules Wood. Thank you to NO SUCH AGENCY.        
  NO RHYME OR REASON MODEL RACHEL MAREN                
Allie Concannon photographed for Reserved magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  ALLIE CONCANNON AMERICAN BEAUTY Allie Concannon is one of those effortless looking girls. You know the type. The kind that gets photographed in a spectacular sequined gown, then casually tosses it off and throws on her boyfriend’s t-shirt and cutoffs, looking even more spectacular. When you ask Allie where
Musician John Roberts photographed by Alexander Thompson - Cover image. Reserved magazine.
JOHN ROBERTS FREAKS “I want to get hearts racing, energy flowing, and make people feel good!” says John Roberts, singer & songwriter, EMMY Award-nominated actor and comedian. His deep-rooted love for music can be traced back to his youth. At the onset of the 90's he fell in love with
DIRTY PINEAPPLE  SPRING/SUMMER 2021 Hush Garden “Hush little baby, don’t say a word” The opening lyrics of this perennial lullaby might be the repeating loop you hear in your head while experiencing Dirty Pineapple’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Individual proclivities in digital are a recurring theme at Dirty Pineapple. With previous
MADISON PAPP “Madison Papp’s Recipe For Creating Alchemy In The Kitchen & In Life” As a chef, Madison Papp takes a distinct and progressive approach to food, flavor, and cooking using a balance of fantasy, elegance, and unbridled vibrance. Born and raised in New York City, she grew up among
threeASFOUR - S/S 2021 Vesica Piscis   Directed by Jessica Mitrani and Alex Czetwertynski XR Virtual Production Content Alex Czetwertynski Director of Photography Charles Billot Choreography Jonah Bokaer Producer John Morgan Music Georgia Editing/VFX/Graphics Alex Czetwertynski First AC Bobby Davidson In Association with Worldstage Worldstage team Shelly Sabel - Creative
  COLLINI MILANO 1937 Spring/Summer 2021 NO ONE IS INNOCENT. No one is innocent. Our collective experience has revealed a common destiny, a shared responsibility, a connected humanity. With the awareness that the simple pleasures of life are the most precious. And a new priority: to add beauty and gratification
PRIVATE POLICY - S/S 2021 For Private Policy's upcoming collection, the designers chose to refocus our understanding of beauty. Embarking on a search for the modern day Aphrodite, the collection expands upon the belief that it is not a beauty pageant but a process of accepting ourselves and others, thriving
 Big Chief Dowee Robair Have you visited New Orleans and fallen in love with the city’s intoxicating mix of food, music and culture? The city is home to traditions—styles of art, cuisine, music and, yes, fashion—that cannot be found anywhere else. Nothing personifies this “only-in-NOLA” culture like the Mardi Gras
Carmine Rotondaro “Contamination For Glamour “ COLLINI’s Brand Legacy Of Heritage Couture & Resilience In The Age Of Covid-19 RESERVED MAGAZINE has a version sit-down with Carmine Rotondaro, COLLINI’s dynamic Creative director and CEO to discuss his vision behind their provocative new campaign. The juxtaposition of the model  engaged in
4254 Olympic Gold Medalists-turned-fashion designers, Élodie Ouédraogo and Olivia Borlée, speak to me over Zoom from their respective homes in Belgium. The interview was meant to be in person in Los Angeles, but like everyone, the girls have readjusted their plans for the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown. Among the many other fallouts of
ALABAMA BLONDE Alabama Blonde sits at her computer with a white background, keeping her surroundings mysterious. She’s relaxed in glasses and a black beret, and we begin by talking about her cactus garden. She’s afraid of heights, and the cactus barrier surrounding the edges of her balcony make her feel better
  JULIA CLANCEY Daria wearing Julia Clancey Pink Slinky head wrap, Earrings and Necklace PK Bijoux, Lion cuff Snake cuff Vintage cuff and ring by Hirst Collections, ring by Frangos, Bracelets @thehirstcollection by Kenneth Jay Lane, Satellite, Amishi, Askew London, Kenneth Jay Lane  Madi wearing Dragonfly Tassel Turban by Julia
BLACK DAHLIA: Candy and the Science of Bliss Arriving fresh out of the candy lab, Taryn Garcia makes the life of a confectioner sound just as surreal as the childhood mind imagines; it’s the life of an artist, chef, and mad scientist, all rolled into one.   Head chef along with Greg
Known for its lavish celebrity disco parties in the late 1970s, Studio 54 became a symbol of the NYC elite, and many of the images—such as Bianca Jagger on the white horse— were as notorious as the club that inspired them. Behind the camera of many of the famed photographs
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The moment Miljan walked into the Air France Lounge at New York’s JFK Airport he was immediately inspired by the architectural environment to create an installation/exhibition “Studio Visit”. As the first site-specific art installation of it’s kind the Air France lounge, his 35 large vibrant abstract works that were met
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‘In My Dream Last Night…’ is the armature behind an ongoing short film and sound concept by creative duo Stærk&Christensen, in collaboration with a number of artists from various fields who are a continuous source of inspiration to the duo. A collection of personal moments, thoughts and dreams are revealed
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ART & THE DNA OF CREATIVITY NEIL GRAYSON by Anthony Haden-Guest There is an empty frame on a wall in Neil Grayson’s SoHo studio. It’s a handsome frame, hanging alongside his portrait of his father. What he was planning to put in it? “Nothing,” Grayson said. “That’s Salvador Dali’s last
It is a historic time in the history of the United States. More women than ever are running for president, educational opportunities are slowly advancing for women globally, and America has returned to having a female Speaker of the House. However, the fight for women’s rights and equality still rages
Movement — a physical manifestation of our endless imagination. It allows us to create, to connect, to observe, and most importantly to know ourselves. To move is to be free. In this series, Fagan captures the intimacy of spontaneous expression. The motions, inspired by ballet, are so beautifully thoughtless they
Between running her own radio station, modeling, and campaigning in the ongoing crusade for equal women’s rights, it’s a wonder that Theodora can even find time to squeeze in an interview. Growing up in a household with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, it’s fairly inevitable that a strong musical
The Claypool Lennon Delirium is one of those rare bands that make you smarter when you listen to their music...The mood hovers around the spectrum of psychedelic rock, with dizzying bass riffs and otherworldly electric guitar.
Coincidentally, just a couple weeks before showing ZAC ZAC at Coterie, Posen was asked by Google and their online program Made With Code, to create an LED dress. Made With Code’s website encourages girls to study science and technology. It tells the stories of various young ladies who have learned
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Drawing across a surface is a mysterious adventure, full of complex possibility and poetry. While the works represented on these pages date from the 1970’s to the present and incorporate diverse processes and mediums, they all share my life’s preoccupation with the power of the drawn line.
My creative process is centered around the concept of evolution and the capacity to transform. I believe these concepts spring from a sense of optimism that we are not necessarily bound by our past, but by the boundless potential of the future. When a viewer engages with my work, I
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Most recognized for performance as a non-traditional method of painting, Brown uses her body as a tool to create artifacts that are remnants of her process. Reminiscent of abstract expressionist studies, Brown produces aesthetically whimsical paintings with a deep underlining rawness of human emotion. Viewing the body as a vessel
‘Etiam capillus unus habet umbram suam’ - The smallest hair casts a shadow + Francis Bacon
The school sits square, brick, and bunker like, cupping a central yard, which I do remember as the exact spot Artie Cano knocked the wind out of me with one punch to the stomach after I said something he didn’t like. This, right in front of the willowy Michelle Jones,
Feminist has become a dirty word. So often people feel uncomfortable openly identifying as a feminist because of the misguided notion that the term means that women should have power over men or that it is a euphemism for “man-hater.” Feminism is the belief that men and women should have
I don’t have an ideal type of man. I guess the ideal man is the one who identifies with these clothes and who feels better in them. My clothes don’t scream but they do tell a story. You have to have the patience to understand this story to really appreciate
1. At what point in your life did you first identify as a feminist and when did you become aware that a culture existed that devalued and debased women?  I didn’t really learn about feminism until I went to college. My mother was always a feminist but I don’t remember
Last spring we were invited to the home of producer, musician and guitarist, Nile Rodgers in Westport, CT for an interview and photo shoot of epic proportions. Along with us was Liz Derringer, renowned music journalist, who cut her teeth at Warhol’s Interview Magazine and former wife of music legend
Jen's ability to deliver cherubic, velvety vocals that effortlessly transition into the radical rumble of a runaway 18 wheeler doing 90 mph on an open highway is a feat in itself to witness live.