A Significant Historic, Economic & Cultural Moment for America.

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President Obama, we welcome you with open arms and heavy hearts.  

The country is in a funk that many of us have never lived through before, and we’re in desperate need of a true hero to lead this great country.  

You’ve talked the talk, now you must walk the walk.

The now iconic image of Barack Obama by Shepard Fairey, has become a piece of American history in itself, that captures perhaps better than anything, how the passion of youth (and youthful spirt), people of all cultures, and the arts have embraced Barack and helped to overturn the old guard.

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“Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change…”    –-Barack Obama

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The Day-Glo House of Sprouse.

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Above– For Fall 2006, Marc Jacobs utilized Sprouse’s 1987 graffiti leopard images for handbags, shoes, and scarves for Louis Vuitton, which sold-out instantly.

The continuing celebration of Stephen Sprouse’s incredible art and fashion legacy hosted by Louis Vuitton, and launch of  the new The Stephen Sprouse Book by Rizzoli, has everyone a-glow.  

Sprouse’s career started in he late ’70s, when after working for Halston, he moved to a warehouse on the Bowery, and started making outfits for his neighbor, Debbie Harry to wear onstage.  The fashion world quickly embraced his innovative, culturally relevant sensibility and downtown edge.  But Sprouse’s inability to compromise his artistic vision for the rigid fashion business compromised his commercial success, and his career was ultimately cut short by his tragic death in 2004, at the age of 50.  

-From the synopsis of The Stephen Sprouse Book published by Rizzoli.

The Stephen Sprouse Book

Link to We Love Sprouse

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ART ICON JACKSON POLLOCK | AKA “JACK THE DRIPPER”

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Jackson Pollack in his Springs, NY studio- 1949.

Artist Jackson Pollock painting in his Springs, NY studio --1949.

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Jackson Pollock was a major force in the abstract expressionism movement, and a dark and moody maverick.  He was undeniably an innovative artistic genius and more.  His technique has been carefully studied and it’s been determined that some works contain properties of mathematical fractals, and that the works become more fractal-like chronologically.  Some goes as far to speculate that he may have been aware of the nature of chaotic motion, and through his paintings was creating what he perceived as perfect representations of mathematical chaos- and all this more than 10 years before Chaos Theory was discovered.  So much for the critics that casually dismiss his work as mere paint drippings.

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