The legend Vincent Gallo was asked to be the face of Belvedere Vodka for 2008. Gallo who has never had a drink of alcohol in his life was confused by the offer since most people know he doesn’t drink. Belvedere explained, “It doesn’t matter you are drug and alcohol free, we want our product to be associated with greatness, talent, intelligence, with good looks and those who are well hung, with people who are rich and famous, with someone sweet and shy and very sensitive, someone romantic sexy and tender. We want you, Vincent Gallo to be the face of Belvedere.” And so, for a couple hundred grand Gallo gave them a half a day of his time.
Iannis Xenakis Study for “Terretektorh” (distribution of the 88- member orchestra scattered among its audience), 1965
Harris (Outer Hebrides), Scotland, 1990
Sagan day 2013 - Crowdsourced Blue Dot (by Ryan Consell)Posted at Mad Art Lab.
Amy Davis Roth
Gabrielle Grafrath (Gigi)
Hai Ting & Matt
Montauk Highway, 1958
Oil on canvas 59 x 48”
See also Maastricht Academy of Art & Architecture by Wiel Arets Architects. The piece references the necessary architectural rhetoric that describes the renewal of the existing Academy and the type of environment it was intended to create. What I love is that the translucent glass brick floor and ceiling make the structure seem much like stacks of giant floating mesh filing baskets.
Wiel Arets, Academy of Architecture, Maastricht