Posts Tagged 'art'

Taking it to the Streets

Foundation director, Nick Egan recently had his seminal  record cover work featured in a show at MOCA/ The Geffen Contemporary. The category under which his work was represented was called Art in the Streets. This show featured graffiti art and street performance art.

Art in the Streets is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved.

If you’re in LA this Summer, be sure to catch the exhibit, which will run from April to August.


Stussy: Where Art Meets Fashion

Foundation’s resident Interactive Media man, Ben Poster, just completed a collaboration with artist Cody Hudson for the Stussy brand. Cody’s artwork is being featured on tee-shirts from the Stussy Spring 2011 collection.

Click the pic above to view the content live on Stussy’s site or view it via vimeo here or below. Ben Poster pulled this video together with Cody as an unorthodox portrait of the artist at work.

Rovak Brings Color to Film

Film Artist, Melika Bass has completed a new experimental film which is being shown in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The film is called Shoals and will be exhibited in site specific installation.  Foundation Senior Colorist Tom Rovak lent his expertise to this fascinating and beautifully shot piece.

Check it out at 220 E. Chicago Ave on February 4th for a preview of this project in conjunction with First Fridays. (21+ only). Then on February 6th, at 3pm attend the film program featuring Shoals and the Chicago premiere of Waking Things, co-presented by and featuring the ensemble members of Every house has a door.

Free with museum admission.

Hammering Out Great Work

Foundation clients A&I  (Angela + Ithyle) presented a short film last night in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum during their popular Flux event.  Also screening was the premiere of LOVED BY WATER, a poignant  short film by Vince Haycock who is a friend of the Foundation family.

Foundation owner James Lipetzky with Focus Creep director Aaron Brown in front of the Billy Wilder Theatre.

In addition to special guests  Angela + Ithyle and Vincent Haycock were Sophie Gateau (below is Foundation owner, Samantha Hart holding one of her creations) and Neistat Brothers, of the eponymous HBO series. The program also included new work from Spike Jonze, Aardman Animation, Kutiman and David Altobelli.

It was a very creative night and nice to see so many innovative and talented people sharing their work in such an awesome forum!

A Nephilim Grieves Its Way to Another Film Fest!

You may remember a while back when Anna Patel directed an intriguing short based on the poem “A Nephilim Grieves” by Vignette-Noelle Lammott. It was shown during the homegrown shorts segment of the Chicago International Film Festival last year. Well, the film has been accepted to yet another fest! This time, the First Annual Advertising Community Shorts Night, which is presented by The Midwest Independent Film Festival and AICP Midwest!

We are all very excited to see the film get more exposure and hope you’ll all come out to support our girls and other filmmakers of the Midwest!

Come check it all out at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark, on Tuesday, October 6th!! Doors open at 6 pm with a pre-show cocktail reception, film program begins at 7:30 pm sharp and is followed by their ever-popular after-party.  For full details:! See you there!

It’s An AD World…

There is a new film which just came out this weekend, playing in select theatres, about the advertising industry. “Art & Copy“, directed by Doug Pray is a film about the ins and outs, the truths and the faults of advertising’s “creative revolution” and cultural impact. The film won the award for best documentary director at the Atlanta Film Festival and is sure to be a real treat for anyone involved in the ad world!


Perhaps it was Pray who summed it all up in his statement of the film when he said “Hate advertising? Make better ads”

If you’re in Chicago…Check it out with our good friends at the Music Box theatre! See here for tickets:

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