This spring Holland’s tulips won’t be the only draw for a visit. From April, 26th – May, 10th Chad Moore & Pete Voekler will be bringing some scenes of downtown NYC to Amsterdam with their show Hurry Up & Wait at Oz Gallery. Check out the video below for a sneak peak of the exhibition! Music by Threats.
Rocky Mountain painter/stencilist Amanda Marie was in town this past week for the SCOPE Art Fair . GB has been a fan of hers for a while so we were excited to finally put a face to the name. Marie’s work is evocative of early 20th century children’s book illustrations peppered with psychedelic elements and while visiting one of our favorite East Village bars, Lover’s of Today, inspiration struck. Check out Amanda’s impromptu stencil session above and her other work here.
A few years back Chad Moore made a bunch of these great Morrissey T-Shirts. They were a big hit and people still ask about them so Chad decided to make a few more just for us. Wearing the shirt here is fellow Morrissey countryman and singer of Drowners Matt Hitt . Check out Drowners new video by Pete Voelker right here ↓ and see them live at Pianos tomorrow night.
Our good friends The Virgins have just released a single, “Flashbacks, Memories, and Dreams”, from their forthcoming album Strike Gently. The record comes out March 12th on Cult Records. To get a free download of the track click above.
Today is your lucky day. Our friend / Threats singer Jack Ridley III came out with a rad new 2 color silkscreen print R.I.P Bad Times (in 2 colorways.) And…Threats (whose song ‘Surf City Blues’ is playing in the background of the video) will be opening for Brother Wayne Kramer of the MC5 TONIGHT at Bowery Electric. Each colorway in limited editions of 13.
This reading is dedicated to the memory & legacy of John McWhinnie who was taken from us much too soon. He was a man that had his finger on the pulse of the future and he eyed the past with a healthy reverence for the unique and the timeless….
Here’s a new shirt by our friend Jack Ridley III that we thought would be perfect to start off the New Year. You cand find them here. Look out for a print of the same graphic coming at you soon. Happy 2013!
Here is the new video from Threats for their song “i wanna get high” shot by Pete Voelker. These guys are super talented and explosive live (not to mention pretty good looking!) Keep an eye out for a print by singer Jack Ridley out soon on GB.
This past month Arturo Vega took a trip down to his home town of Chihuahua, Mexico for the opening of his first retrospective, Love, Life, Lust,at the Chihuahua Museum of Contemporary Art, Casa Redonda. Glassine Box’s own Chris Yerington and James Rubio were two young artists invited to participate in the show. They sent us some great shots from the opening event and encountered the youngest punk rocker around. Check them out below.
Jack Walls’ Long Live The Queen God Save The Queen The Queen She Dead is out here on Glassine Box. The book is a compilation of collage paintings from the series of the same name. Colorful, abstract, and all around breathtaking. Enjoy some close ups of the works below.
Here are a couple of videos from Jack to enjoy through the weekend. Check back Monday for his new book, Long Live The Queen God Save The Queen The Queen She Dead, available here on Glassine Box. Have a good one.
Got some new T-Shirts up on the site by greats Colin Burns and Chris Yerington. The graphic for Colin’s shirt is based on a paper print entitled Viernes, from the set Traditional Rolesand Christakes a page from his new book (out on Glassine Box later this year) as the inspiration for The Gods Are Watching. Super soft, 100% Cotton Ts with bad ass graphics…what more could you ask for? Get ‘em while supplies last.
It took a while but we finally got the photos from our 1 Year Anniversary Party developed. Saw good friends, made new ones, and a fun time was had by all. Many guests got a signed copy of Jack Walls’ new book, Long Live The Queen God Save The Queen The Queen She Dead, which you can get right here on Glassine Box later this week. See you next year!
Photos by: Jack Walls, Bryan Klopping, and others.
Just getting back to the office after Sandy. With all of lower Manhattan blacked out our blog game was severely hindered, so lots of great posts will be coming your way. Keep an eye out for some shots from GB’s 1 Year Anniversary Party , but in the meantime check out this beautiful video of Jack Walls’ Upstate pad and if you feel so inclined donate to the relief effort via NYC Mayor’s Fund
Glassine Box is celebrating our 1 year anniversary tomorrow 10/25 at B&W in the East Village. There’ll be special guest DJs all night long and an open bar from 9 – 10. Jack Walls will be signing copies of his new book; Long Live the Queen God Save the Queen the Queen She Dead (LLQGSQQSD)
Konichiwa! Chad Moore just sent us some great shots from his recent trip to Tokyo with Ryan McGinley & crew. Ryan was there for the opening of his first two solo exhibitions in Japan ; ‘Reach Out, I’m Right Here’ and ‘Animals.’ Check out Chad’s snaps of the craziness that ensued.
This past week Glassine Box shipped out to Icy Studios in Brooklyn for an Art field trip. While there we caught up with Steve Powers in preparation for his first NYC show in 7 years, ‘A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures,’ now open at the Joshua Liner Gallery. Go see it. Truly his greatest work yet.
Victor Pasmore, who grew up in Britain during the early 1900’s, was known for his pioneering developments in the abstract Art world of the 1940’s and 50’s. Check out some of his stuff; it’s textured and huge- a great fit for your 15,000 square foot Brooklyn loft. Don’t have an outrageous loft? You can view his works for free here.
This song by The Germs was the inspiration for a Linocut done in 2001 by our good friend on the West Coast, Colin Burns. An original hangs in the Glassine Box office and so many people inquired about it that we asked Colin if he would do another edition. Boom. Here it is….
Here is our friend Sara. You may have seen her in trailers for her acting debut in Toad Road. Although she has received a lot of attention for her acting, we know her as Sara Anne Jones the writer. Below are a couple poems from her book Ginger Ale, followed by a new one she sent us last week. We think she’s such a badass.
Chad Moore, Ryan McGinley, and Chad’s grandmother in Mississippi
Our man Chad Moore was just out on the road for a couple of weeks. He was in Mississippi working with Ryan McGinley on one of Ryan’s annual road trip shoots, the results of which we can’t wait to see. Here are some cool cell phone shots that Chad sent our way from down South. Can’t get enough? Want more Moore? Keep your eyes on Glassine Box for the soon to be released Chad Moore book. In the meantime, you better get one of these before they’re all gone…
All Photos By Chad Moore (except top one … obviously)
A chance encounter, a classical myth, an 80 meter x 130 cm scroll of blank paper, and a gallery turned studio space brought our good friend Fabrizio Moretti to the City of Light this past month. While there he collaborated with French cartoonist Luz (Charlie Hebdo) on a monumental mural inspired by the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. From May until June the Galerie Perrotin served as a public studio space for the artists, Fuzlab, where viewers saw the work unravel first hand. Enjoy some shots from the collaboration and keep an eye out for a brand new Fab print coming soon on Glassine Box.
Come one, come all! The Virgins will be taking the stage at The Bowery Electric Friday, July 6th, as part of the first-ever CBGB Festival. Expect to get an electrifying preview of all the new material they’ve been recording for their highly anticipated sophomore album. Downtown NYC Rock N’Roll at its finest. Get your tickets while you can.
If you didn’t make it out to the critically acclaimed Adam Green “Cartoon and Complaint” Show at Intercourse, today is your lucky day! The limited edition (100) hand stamped and numbered exhibition catalogues are being sold right here on Glassine Box. Coupled with some shots from the show, it’s like you never missed it.
Looking for some good reads this summer/forever? Look no further! Our very own Hifi Bangalore has you covered. Mishima A Biography by John Nathan is Hifi’s selection for the first installation of HiFi Bangalore’s Book Club.
“In November 1970, Yukio Mishima aged 45, the outstanding Japanese writer of his generation died in a public ritual by plunging a sword in his stomach. This act represented the inevitable end for Mishima whose life had been a relentless search for convulsive beauty.”
Apparently some iTunes customers don’t have the same appreciation for 19th Century French Realist Art as The Virgins and we here at Glassine Box. On the May 26th release date for Venus in Chains / Slave to YouiTunes received too many complaints about the cover art, Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World, and took the single down. We have resubmitted edited artwork and The Virgins’ Venus in Chains/ Slave to You is now up on iTunes. The yet to be released B-Side Slave to You is waiting for a listen. The best 2 bucks you’ll ever spend! Click here now ->
Don’t let the name fool you, NYC rockers, Grand Rapids, bear no ties to the Midwestern city; they just chose the moniker for its imagery. The hard hitting quartet released their first single, “Feels Like a Lifetime,” on UK label Too Pure earlier this week with an accompanying video ^ to boot. There must be something in the air because it just so happens that friends and flatmates The Virgins will be releasing their new single “Venus in Chains / Slave to You” on Glassine Box this Saturday 5/26…the very day that both bands will be playing a sold out show at Mercury Lounge. Coincidence? We think not! Hope to see you there!
Artist Leo Fitzpatrick is one of Downtown New York’s favorite sons. People think of him as an actor, which he undeniably is. He is also one of New York City’s most charismatic and romantic figures; a beloved Lower East Side fixture. Over the years Leo has become a creative force in the boites and haunts and galleries around town where his reputation as an artist goes unquestioned. Leo takes photographs and is a very adept collagist, and sometimes he draws and paints. Even though he is very busy, he’s always generous with his talent.
The Mon Khmer languages are a language family of South East Asia. Mon Khmer is also one of Downtown New York’s favorite new bands. Their sound is pulsating avant garde new wave that provides equal parts tranced out bliss and musical chaos theory. Live they are mesmerizing and we’ve never walked out of the club before the set was over. We like them a lot.
Ryan McGinley & Teddy Liouliakis LenArt & Andre Walker Brandee Brown Dakota Donald Cumming & Johnny T Ana, Bridgette, Drew & Jill Gilles Larrain & Johnny T
Ryan McGinley, being the talented Artist he is, managed TWO exhibition openings on the same night and we were lucky enough to be there. We ran into a bunch of friends and Jack Walls took some Jack’s Snaps (above). ANIMALS & GRIDS were the shows & they were at both Team Gallery spaces.
Hand picked for sharing by Jack Walls. He says: The artist name is B-Side, she was the un-crowned queen of Downtown New York back in the day, everyone bit her style, even Madonna. She ran around with the best of the best, Basquiat, Rammellzee, Futura 2000, Fab 5 Freddy,the Zulu Nation, she was the whole deal back then, her real name is Ann Marie. Long Live the Queen!
This here is Mereki Beach aka Vice Captain at Glassine Box. Mereki was a huge part of taking GB from an idea to a (cyber) reality. If any of you have interacted with GB you’ve probably interacted with Mereki, who is moving to LA next week. We will miss her terribly here at the New York office but you won’t because you all live on the Internet, where she will keep a permanent residence.
So LA, even though you don’t really need it, here comes more Sunshine.
DASH SNOW/ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE by BEN CHO c.2005-06
Ben Cho executed this drawing back in 2005, when I first looked at it I was struck dumb.
I’d heard about it for a long time before I ever actually saw it. I was disturbed by it at first, Dash’s
head atop Robert’s torso on that photograph that caused such a brouhaha back in the late
1980’s. But soon, over time, the public came to appreciate it in all it’s grace and beauty. Just
as I’ve come to appreciate this deft rendering done by Ben Cho.
We saw our friend Justine D at Black & White the other night, she looked so good, as always, that we had to take her picture. Justine is one of New York’s best DJ’s and if she’s hosting a party, you know there’s no other place you want to be. Not to mention, she’s a hell of a baker. It’s nice when you know people for a long time who just keep getting cooler.
Seeing how this Sunday is Earth Day we wanted to celebrate our planet, what better way to do that than with the fine tune ‘I just want to Celebrate’ by Rare Earth. The band that Motown named it’s Rare Earth record label after.
Check out Sonny & Cher covering it too. Those outfits.
Here are some other Earth related tunes we enjoy:
The Rolling Stones, Salt of the Earth
The Feelies, On The Roof (From the album ‘The Good Earth’)
This week Glassine Box got all West Coast & ate animal style at In & Out Burger e’rydayyy. We were also able to kick it with our ole’ pals Mr & Mrs Mouse at Disney. Pics to come later in the week.
IN & OUT BURGER REVIEW: NINE OUT OF TEN
We like In & Out Burger because it’s a family run business that believes in making a quality product. It’s not-so-fast-food if you live in New York City but lucky for us, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Hey In & Out, if you ever wanna open up on the East Coast give us a call. For real life.
Check out these bad boys. Interview Magazine launched the vid on Friday. We are loving the Saved by the Bell-esque animation and that adorable video playing kid. We recommend dragging your eyes away from all the visual stimulation to truly appreciate this killer tune. Our buddies are also amazing live, check ‘em out if you are lucky enough to LIVE in this wonderful city.
Skaters debut EP ‘Schemers’ is available for FREE download on their website. FREE ! We can barely believe our luck.
We headed into the studio last week to record a single with The Virgins, which will be available on Glassine Box shortly. So, this week, we thought it fitting to share one of our fave music video’s of theirs.
Note: Special guest star appearance by the one-and-only – Jack Walls.
Misaki Kawai is so cool, its crazy. She paints, she draws, makes sculptures and installations, creates zines and even collaborates on clothing items. All of that aside- check out how cute she is. ‘New Stuff’s', ‘For Sell’…you’ve gotta be kidding me.
This is Christopher Yerington helping decorate the streets of New York. You may know him from his Six Eyed Jesus on Glassine Box but have you seen Rainbow Jesus ? Rainbow Jesus isn’t usually this large but Chris has been placing him around the world to watch over ALL of us.
We had a party at Black & White to celebrate Jack Walls’ birthday. We ate cupcakes. We drank whatever we could get our hands on. We tried to find sparklers but apparently those suckers are illegal in NYC. Some of our favorite people came. Here are some pictures of them.
“I don’t want candles and a cake I want sparklers, do they still make those things? I guess McGinley would know, see if you can find some in the city.