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Damien Hirst: The Best and the Worst Art of 2017.

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It’s not an easy feat for one art exhibition to be the best and worst of the year, but then again Damien Hirst is no ordinary artist. His sprawling exhibition “Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable,” which occupied two palatial spaces in Venice during the Biennale, was both adored by the general public and reviled by the critical press. …

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Spotlight on: Sydney Cash – A Meditation on Movement

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The first time I saw Sydney Cash’s latest series of paintings depicting wavy lines jutting out of dark surfaces, I immediately visualized brain waves, a heartbeat, and DNA links twisting and unfolding. These vibrating, orderly patterns of wavy, intersecting lines gave me an immediate sense of calm which then shifted into a kind of vertigo, a feeling of elated disorientation. …

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NSFW. | Prince on a Black Horse. | Marloes Haarmans.

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I recently asked a curator, “why don’t we see penises in art anywhere anymore? I mean if you really think about it, there were legit statues with johnsons on full display everywhere back in the day.” So I was stoked to come across a photo series called Prince on a Black Horse (Anonymous Lover) by Marloes Haarmans. Marloes Haarmans is a London and Amsterdam based …

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Rubik. | Moli Studio.

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Rubik is graphic design art collaboration created by MiloStudio and Peter Tarka. Low key, this conceptual collection might be paying homage to famous Dutch graphic artist, Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Relativity (1953) lithograph print. Each image pops with vivid color and mind-bending perspectives. Rubik beautifully defies the laws of gravity yet feel perfect to the point where you could not imagine it any other way. Conceptual art …

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Is Facebook Making You Unsuccessful?

In Crumbs, The Actual Factual, The Menu by Akeem K. Duncan.Leave a Comment

Originally intended as a way for collegiate chums to keep in touch, Facebook has now grown into a monolith of cultural proportions. While some see it as a useful technological tool capable moving the societal needle, others see it as distraction that dissolving the very fiber of society itself. Despite its polarization, Facebook isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Nevertheless, just …

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New Enamel Face Pin by Shantell Martin.

In Crumbs, Fashion, The Menu by Akeem K. Duncan.Leave a Comment

One of our favorite illustrators, Shantell Martin, just debuted a new enamel pin. Encouraging us all to not lose our head, this limited edition pin is now available for pre-order—but be sure to get yours now because Martin last sold out almost immediately. SHOP NOW! Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is …

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New Music. | Summer • Velvet. | Chazmere.

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You should give this track by the multi-disciplinary artist from the Bronx a listen. Chazmere recently released his latest EP, •FELT•, and Summer•Velvet truly embodies the vibes Chaz hopes we fall into or as he states: More than ever, what we see is distorted, filtered, manipulated. Ads everywhere. Infinite Scrolls, endless instant updates. Exploiting our attention. Breaking our focus. Taking our energy. •FELT• …

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BWOOD x Anthony Cruz. | Quiet Lunch Book N°5 BTS RECAP.

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Here’s a video recap of our photoshoot with BWOOD featuring rapper Anthony Cruz from Quiet Lunch’s Book N°5 Fall/Winter print edition featuring Neil Grayson. Check out the short recap below and get your copy of Book N°5 today! [product id=”80494″] Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a …

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Kyoto no Kodo. | Philippe Marinig.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

Recently discovered Kyoto no Kodo, a series by French photographer, Philippe Marinig. Although brief, the series has a playful elegance and timeless appeal that makes quite memorable. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such …

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LiAngelo Ball Reveals UCLA Made Him Thank Trump for China Release.

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A new entry in the Ball-Trump feud. During an interview with The Breakfast Club this week, former UCLA hoopster LiAngelo Ball revealed that the university made him thank President Donald Trump for helping with his release from China. Last November Ball was with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill when they were accused of shoplifting some sunglasses and subsequently detained. …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Scope & Untitled Art Fairs. | Day 5.

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I can’t believe it’s already over! Today was the last day of a whirlwind of spectacular and inspiring art + memorable parties in more surreal than ever locations always infused with hit or miss art installations (no proper nightclub can call itself such without one nowadays) and the most varied and creative fare to rival New York or Paris. I decided …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Pulse Miami Beach. | Day 4.

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions…the good intentions were mine when yesterday I decided to go to the Soho Beach House Tent “just to check it out”…After the umpth late night, I had a smashing Cuban breakfast at El Exquisito restaurant in Little Havana and went to Pulse Contemporary Art Fair for what may be the strongest, …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Art Miami. | Day 3.

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After a long night partying at Carsten Höller’s Prada Double Club Miami, I mustered the strength to tackle the other Miami Art’s Week’s behemoth, Art Miami. After a fulfilling and highly rewarding day perusing stunning modern and contemporary art at the fair, I quickly changed into a retro Pucci outfit and went straight to one of the very best restaurants in Miami Beach. It’s simply called “27” …

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Visual Pleasure. | Art Basel Miami Beach 2017. | Opening Night.

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On Wednesday, champagne flutes clinked to inaugurated the 2017 edition of Art Basel Miami. The mood was decidedly festive. Under a protective dome of Miami sunshine and the manic highs of the Trump economy, many found reasons to be optimistic. The Swiss bank UBS (an event sponsor) says Art Basel Miami is the number one fair for collectors and looking …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Day 2.

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Quiet Lunch is in Miami! The second day of Quiet Lunch’s special envoy Eva Zanardi adventure in every art lover’s wet dream is about two inspiring, not to be missed satellite events: Mana Contemporary’s “Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions”, an exhibition composed of artists in Mana BSMT’s New Media program, “Flatland” will guide viewers through each world or dimensions, incorporating AR/VR elements and 3D projection mapping. The exhibition …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Day 1.

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Quiet Lunch is in Miami! Every day check out my Miami Art Basel report, my special envoy pop-up blog. I will be carefully selecting only the very best out of the myriad of events happening simultaneously during Miami Art Basel week alongside pieces I like. Let’s start with the Bigger than Life press preview day for Miami Art Basel, a.k.a.the Big Mac or the Black Friday of the …

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Recess. | Brooke DiDonato.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

Photographer Brooke DiDonato puts an adult spin on recess. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE …

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She Did That. | Tree Toppers by Women To Look Up To.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

Tired of your holiday being too basic? Well, now you can give your holiday some life with these handmade tree toppers by Women To Look Up To. Featuring popular women such as Serena Williams, Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton, these are way better than your average angel or cherub thingy. SHOP HERE Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, …

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New Pin by Dadu Shin.

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We’re big fans of Dadu Shin and we are absolutely pleased to find out about his new pin! A universal hand signal meant to ward off undesirables, let this pin do it for so you don’t have to. SHOP HERE Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction …

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The Outer Boroughs. | Urban Landscape Painting at The Lodge Gallery.

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The Lodge Gallery is proud to present The Outer Boroughs; Brooklyn, Queens & The Bronx, a group exhibition exploring the transformative cultural history of New York through contemporary urban landscape painting. The works in this exhibition are formidable testaments to the only unchanging constant in New York, which is change itself. Here, through the beauty of each urban landscape, we witness the …

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Happiness. | A Film by Steve Cutts.

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Happiness is a short animated film about a rodent’s relentless quest to find fulfillment. If the animation looks familiar it may because you saw the viral short Man by Steve Cutts that has over 24 million views on Youtube a few years back.  The short starts with a rodent running alone in a void (individuality) then he (assuming the rat …