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Fahren Feingold’s Golden Touch

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If I’m going to write about the Los Angeles-based, naughty watercolor artist Fahren Feingold’s GOLDEN TOUCH, a new series of works presented by Indira Cesarine’s The Untitled Space that deals with the “changing perspective of menstruation,” (currently available online and exclusively at Artsy) I’m humbly requesting Fahren make a new series of paintings of and for men called THE BLUEST OF …

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Al Diaz / SAMO© ‘Selected Multi Media Works’ at Same Old Gallery.

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“A true pioneer of the street and a living legend, Al Díaz is still cranking out work today while his commentary remains as timely and poignant as ever.” —Dave Navarro Street-artist-pioneer and wordsmith extraordinaire, Al Díaz, who co-created the most storied tag of all time, SAMO©, with his childhood friend and partner in crime, Jean-Michel Basquiat, is having a major …

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The Existential Journey of Joanne Leah.

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Art is an outward articulation but it is also an inward journey of growth and painstaking self exploration. Joanne Leah’s work is a raw, beautiful, candid blossoming of the artist. Although she no longer uses herself as a subject, Leah manages to weave an existential narrative that is relatable but still intimately her own. When you gaze upon her work …

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Mad & Sick Exhibition: Works By Artists Sean Kushner & Nick van Hofwegen

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It is, in these modern times, no revelatory pronouncement to declare the art world as one overflowing with an abundance of artists, creators, and muses – those that inspire art and creativity. We mustn’t, however, forget those who have that all too arduous and unforgiving task of representing them: the magnificent, tedious, sometimes elusive, and usually misunderstood role of the …

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THINK piece about P I N K @ The Museum at F.I.T.

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Really_! If you have a feeling for fashion, its beauty, complexity and panache, Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, is another must see exhibition @ The Museum at F.I.T. located at 227 West 27th Street and Seventh Avenue, the show runs from September 7, 2018–January 5, 2019  Admission is free. The Museum at F.I.T. has a remarkable …

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Cuntfessions: The Push Toward Classlessness–Or At Least Gaucheness–Continues With Michael Kors Buying Versace

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Just as fashion has reflected the aims of the current generation with a push toward genderless clothing, so, too has it sought to mirror the aspiration of a classless society (which will always be impossible so long as white men who come from a trust fund exist). With this in mind, the recent rebranding of such formerly haughty in their …

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Tim Kent Paints a New Perspective at Slag Gallery in Brooklyn

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Despite showing up on motivational posters and Internet memes, there’s no concrete evidence Albert Einstein ever said: “If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough.” Seems to be fake news. Still, it’s an interesting thought and one that should be applied, especially in casual scenarios where complex modern ideas are being disseminated-a bar, at dinner …

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The Last Suit

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    I often allow a movie to marinate for a couple days before I say anything about it. If a friend asks how it was or wants my opinion I say I do not know. However, my experience with The Last Suit was different. I knew exactly how the film impacted me the second the screen faded to black, …

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Daniel Buren: Tondi, situated works, at Bortolami Gallery

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Daniel Buren Tondi, situated works, 7  September – 13 October 2018 Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most prominent conceptual artists, Daniel Buren, featured in a solo show at Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, New York. Daniel Buren: “Invention and Obstinacy” “Invention and Obstinacy” is how Daniel Buren describes his work. Though, …

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Martin Maloney shows his series “Field Workers” for the first time at JGM, London

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Last night, the London based artist Martin Maloney feted for his large scale “social observation paintings” exhibited his landmark series ‘Field Workers,’ at JGM Gallery, London. Created in 2013, this series of ten paintings conceived from ten related drawings, shows a different woman standing in an abstract landscape of rhythmic pattern and euphoric colour. Often created in a single session, …

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Klea McKenna Steps Into The Light With Bicoastal Art Exhibitions

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It’s not surprising that the San Francisco-based artist Klea McKenna’s earliest memory is filled, not only with various visceral, almost tactile sensory messages from the past, but with humor and drama as well. More so than this, it involves each of her parents, who, depending on the reader, may also occupy a certain chamber in their hearts and minds. (adsbygoogle …

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SOULSIDE: A New Series Of Works by Artist Oussamah Ghandour.

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The notable Middle Eastern multidisciplinary artist Oussamah Ghandour is perhaps becoming most recognizable for creating expansive abstract painting rich in bold, vibrant color and depth, as well as broad strokes. On viewing a Ghandour painting, one is always drawn in by the sheer expressive and fluid nature within his abstract representations of the everyday; making the very mundane pulsate with …

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So Much to Do!

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Things you can do this weekend in NYC: Run to the East Village and hear Private Siren at Coney Island Baby tonight at 730, grab a pizza and be home in time to catch Wyeth on PBS by 10:00. With me so far? Then tomorrow night, go to IFC and see a double feature of the Hal Ashby doc and …

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Death to Preppies: Even J. Crew is Re-Branding to Tailor Itself to Poors a.k.a. People Who Live in the World

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Like so many companies of late that have had to face a “slight retooling” in order to keep up with these increasingly easily offended times (whether that means being more “all-inclusive” in terms of sizing and genderlessness), J. Crew is the latest to fall prey to that thing that has been kind to some and merciless to others: le vingt-et-unième siècle. …

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Cuntfessions: Someone Must Be Boning–It’s Just Not You– Because STD Rates Are Up

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For some reason, despite the general overall feeling that everyone in America at present might be a libido-less eunuch (see: the gaming community), a fresh report on STDs in the United States from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has somehow found that rates for sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high. Up over 200,000 more cases …

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RECAP: Cecilia Collantes presents PARACAS: Comrades of the Wind.

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Peruvian interdisciplinary artist Cecilia Collantes presented a one-night-only multimedia performance titled ”PARACAS: Comrades of the Wind” at the renowned East Village exhibit space Ideal Glass. The performance took place in front of Collantes’ mural which was done in collaboration with graffiti artist Outer Source. The mural was inspired by 3000-year-old pre-Incan supernatural shamanic characters and depicts ancient iconography from the Paracas culture, colliding in cosmic space …

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Gertrude Abercrombie & the Jazz Men of Chicago

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That’s Gertrude Abercrombie, I’m visiting her house on the South Side. She to me is one of the most taken-for-granted artists and originals around the scene for years. Gertrude, well, a friend of jazz people for many years way back in the early days. Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie early days. I was thinking in mentioning Gillespie, the current issue …

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Shut Up and Take My $$$ – Say Hello to the new Apple Mac Touch

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Unlike many creatives, I am not an Apple user. I feel Apple has become lazy when it comes to design and more important innovation. Then Quiet Lunch received an email from our friends at ADR Studio Design (Italy) about their latest concept. Introducing Apple Mac Touch. Apple Touchboard is a new generation touchscreen MAC with keyboard, wireless and the user experience…  fretless. It …

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Other Worlds – Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown LA

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In the basement of the Charlie James Gallery in LA’s Chinatown, the unexpected: Descending into the magical neon-tinted cavern, it becomes obvious that pieces are not presented, but instead stashed throughout the environs. Chelsea Boxwell’s Keep It Locked Up Inside was an embodiment of this enthralling choice of display; not only was the richly colorized and glittery canvas wrapped into …

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Sculptor Vincent Pocsik Questions Form and Function With His Works Of Sculpture 33

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The Los Angeles based sculptor (and one-time architect) Vincent Pocsik is perhaps most renowned for bringing to life every day household furniture and objects by augmenting the natural state of these creations, thereby conjuring up fantastical and supernatural “living” pieces full of dramatic prowess, that although carry the form and structure of the functional, seemingly breathe and rest in a …

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Artist Amanda Browder Helps Celebrate Diner’s 20th Anniversary.

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Installation maven Amanda Browder teamed with Diner restaurant to celebrate their upcoming twentieth anniversary. The Brooklyn neighborhood staple began looking for a potential creative collaborator and their search ended with Browder who was more than happy to join the celebration. Known for her sprawling psychedelic works, Browder is a phenomenal artist who often uses donated fabrics to create an eyecatching …

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Kwesi Abbensetts presents Pepperpot.

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We are huge fans of Kwesi Abbensetts here at Quiet Lunch, so you can only imagine our delight when we discovered that the artist recently debuted a charming photozine titled Pepperpot. Sharing its namesake with a popular and delicious Guyanese dish, Pepperpot is a gathering of striking images shot by Abbensetts. As a whole, the zine is a collective snapshot of Abbensetts’ …

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Cuntfessions: There’s A Target in the East Village Now & Other Metaphors

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Will keeping apprised of the constant changes in New York only and always result in mourning what it used to be? Even and especially if you never really experienced it at its now overly romanticized peak, 1980-82 (once Madonna got legitimately famous in ’83, everything was over). How you used to look at it as you might your first love …

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KAY ROSEN ON HER MURAL ‘DIVISIBILITY’ AT FRONT CLEVELAND TRIENNIAL

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FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art opened last week in Northeast Ohio. The exhibition, which is modeled after documenta in Kassel, Germany, connects international artists and curators with major museums, institutions, alternative spaces, and civic spaces, throughout the Great Lakes region. The inaugural triennial, under the leadership of director Fred Bidwell and Artistic Director Michelle Grabner, invited artists to …

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*New* Houston Bowery Wall Mural: Tristan Eaton x “Intermission”

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The icon Houston Bowery Wall located in East Village, NYC received its latest mural by LA-based artist and designer, Tristan Eaton. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. https://quietlunch.com

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Graves – A Web Series to Die For

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The web series that I’m into at the moment is Graves which is about a group of friends who are about to say goodbye to their twenties (yeah, my first thought was grow a pair, try saying goodbye to your forties, fuckers, but I’m trying to remain empathetic in the latter half of 2018) and are living in a small …

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Myles Hendrik: Dreams Of LA Photographs

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Artist & Poet Myles Hendrik Brings “Dreams Of L.A. Photographs” To Maxfield Gallery, LA. Myles Hendrik is arguably one of the most sought-after DJ’s in the world. Counting the likes of Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, The Weeknd, Mark Ronson, and Kendrick Lamar as some of his frequent and devoted collaborators, this in-demand man about town is also credited with …

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A Studio Visit with Chuck Manion

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Artist Chuck Manion is much like the architect protagonist Howard Roark in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead: fiercely independent, autonomous thinking, a man of action. And like Howard Roark, fame and fortune are not a driving force governing the creative process or life trajectory. The integrity of their art is. Mr. Manion is concerned as much about the proper hanging for …

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Donkey Days & Donkey Nights: Aaron Fowler Seizes The Moment

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“Basically, I’m an artist, so I make to figure out things,” claims the mixed-media artist Aaron Fowler less than three hours before his show, Donkey Nights (June 27 – August 10, 2018), is set to open on Bowery. Fowler expresses this notion through his enormous, oceanic eyes; sensitive two-way mirrors which convey a completely justifiable exhaustion and a blissful meta-fugue state, …

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Decomposition Opening Night (Photo Recap)

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Thanks to all who came out for the opening of Decomposition by Stu Watson. Stu gave an amazing tour of this collection. If you missed the show and are interested in purchasing pieces from this collection, visit our Collector’s Corner. Check out the photos from last night below. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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Ideal Home

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Yo, it is 20-freaking-18 and I know one thing for sure. The Ideal Home if you believe in fairies, leprechauns and unicorns may indeed exist but no one is sure what that magical construct looks like. What kind of parents make an ideal home? No clue. What I do believe is that no one starts off thinking that they are …

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Mad Maximalism: Home Decor Trends

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In today’s tech-heavy world, our sensory-stimulation demands are high, but the supply is more than sufficient- a daily instagram feed is enough visual content to fill up one of those heavy-ass Art books that pretentious-ass folks slap on their coffee tables and never open. The supply is so high in fact, our sensory stimulation habits have been bleeding into the …

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New Music. | “Come Along” | Les Techno.

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Grease pencils, analog contraptions, razor blades — and every musical genre spanning Jazz to Reggae — have worked to bolster Les Techno‘s creative repertoire. “Come Along,” is the most recent single from the New York musician. Previous experience gained in bands like Love Posse and Sim-Stim have helped to cultivate Techno’s individual artistry. Les’ strength lies in his inexplicable ability to make …

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New Music. | “Karma” | Queen Naija.

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“Maybe I should have loved me first,” laments Queen Naija. On “Karma,” the Detroit native’s follow-up to her meteoric smash “Medicine,” Queen contemplates questions of self-worth. After wasting time with a fuck boy, she successfully topples doubt. Naija emerges as a self-assured and secured woman. Regardless of any controversy, back on June 29, Queen Naija, and her “Karma,” earned the …

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19-Year-Old Artist And Producer Joel Ronson Drops “Waiting For You” Exclusive Music Video And Interview.

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Joel Ronson, a beyond precocious 19-year-old producer, composer and multi-hat musician, doesn’t have a middle name, so he did what any creative kid would do: he made one up. “I used to pretend that it was Bruce,” he says with his delightfully soft yet calculated English accent while crafting a hand-rolled cigarette out on the sunny back patio of an …

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Music Video. | “Solara” | The Smashing Pumpkins.

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Entrenched in an ethereal world of dreams, “Solara,” demonstrates a nostalgic sleepwalk from The Smashing Pumpkins. Through the lens of director, Nick Koenig, the infectious sound is amplified by a seamless visual. Exploring isolation versus obsession the pioneering Alternative Rock band further solidifies their 30 year relevance. Stay woke; on July 12,  the upcoming North American-leg of the, Shiny And Oh So Bright …

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Music Video. | “El Farsante (Remix)” | Ozuna X Romeo Santos.

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No stranger to strife, OZUNA, is determined to use his gifts to positively impact the world. Dedicated to lyricism, the Puerto Rican superstar is inherently moved by melody. Before his debut album, Odisea, was released, previous songs earned both respect and acclaim for their tangible and realistic perspectives. Once, Romeo Santos, hopped on the “El Farsante (remix),” history was made! …

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NEW Music Video: “Sad” by XXXTentacion.

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Visuals for XXXTentacion’s hit song “Sad!” was posthumously released today and the video is autobiographical and shockingly foreboding. The rapper was gunned down in Deerfield, Florida last week and the video’s death-centric theme only adds to the clairvoyant lore that surrounds the deceased emcee. Written and creatively directed by X himself, the shows him attending his own funeral–presumably a funeral …

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Linden Hopwood Channels Kip Omolade: Coincidence or Plagiarism?

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With the news of Donald Glover’s hit “This is America” possibly being a product of plagiarization, I coincidentally discovered the same scenario in the arts. For those who aren’t aware, Glover is being accused of ripping off a song, “American Pharoah”, by the lesser known rapper named Jase Harley. When you listen to both songs, there is an uncanny similarity …

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Musing on the Impossible: The Holographic Worlds of M.C. Escher at Industry City, Brooklyn NY

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Yesterday my brain melted. At ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience, one of New York’s 2018 must-see exhibitions, the Dutch artist’s perspective-mangling worlds sent my mind spinning. Because of my passion for Op and Kinetic art, I was a kid in a candy store. Thanks to the clever, interactive installations that pepper a flawlessly curated selection of Escher’s works, I got …