Julian Schnabel was an art-superstar before turning his hand to writing, music, film, and architecture. A true renaissance man, Schnabel is now touting his large-format Polaroid photographs in a 100-image exhibition at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, which runs through July 11, and an impressive, new Prestel monograph, which releases June 30.
Turning the 20 x 24 Polaroid camera on friends and family over the course of six years, from 2002 to 2008, Schnabel captured fleeting moments in his Manhattan, Montauk, and Brooklyn studios and other locations related to his art and interests. Schnabel’s pals Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, and Lou Reed are caught on camera hanging out with the artist, while Takashi Murakami, Max von Sydow, and Dick Cavett are documented dropping by the studio to visit.
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Today at Flavorpill, we wished that we’d been able to join Lady Gaga on her masked trip to the MoMA. We realized that we really needed an iPhone so that we could play with Ikea’s amazing new app. We were jealous that we didn’t come up with the idea of The House… Read More
Because an action film starring Sylvester Stallone alone is evidently not hardcore enough for viewers of a certain testosterone level, the trailer for his upcoming flick The Expendables features cameos from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and also stars Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. There’s definitely a cheesy ’80s feel to it, but we likey — in fact, we’re way more excited for this one than that The A Team reboot. It’ll put some hair on your chest. What say you?
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Oh boy. When we read this morning that there’s an online application inviting users to Avatar themselves, we started feeling a bit wicked. Unsatisfied with seeing our own mugs in Na’vi form, we compiled a mess of celebrities whose antics, features, or religious affiliations have always seemed to exist in a dimension once removed. Holla, James Cameron, because we’ve got some ideas for the Avatar sequel. Our blue-est findings after the… Read More
In 2007, Jon Favreau had the audacity to make an Iron Man movie that was actually good. Two years later, we have our first glimpse of the inevitable sequel. What follows is a play-by-play breakdown of the new trailer for Iron Man 2 (or, as we call it, War Machine: Origins), featuring Mickey Rourke’s Burning Man-appropriate metal teeth, Scarlett Johansson’s laughable attempts at be-leathered badassery, and the brazen ripoff of a Dark Knight set-piece. For your pleasure, we’ve highlighted some of the best parts (Sam Jackson as Nick Fury) and some of the worst (basically all the parts that do not include Sam Jackson as Nick… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, like many a sad bookworm we said goodbye to Kirkus Reviews (they currently publish over 500 reviews a month). We checked out the newly-announced lineup for Slamdance, the alternative version of Sundance. We realized that Google Street View is always watching — even when you might be dead. We… Read More
The phenomenal success of the first Iron Man film meant moviegoers were going to get another chance to see Robert Downey Jr.’s reformed Tony Stark character. There were some major transformations in order before they could start filming the sequel and the buzz behind the scenes has been almost as interesting as Iron Man itself. There have been reports about a feud between Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Don Cheadle replaced an unhappy Terrence Howard as Stark’s sidekick, Jim Rhodes, and Mickey Rourke landed the role of an energy whip-wielding villain known as Whiplash. Check out the new photos as we explain every development and more after the… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we were unsettled by a strange confluence of chihauhau mourning: there was the death of Taco Bell’s Gidget today, yes, but also a flashback to the passing of Mickey Rourke’s beloved chihuahua Loki with the news that Rourke will be honoring him with special slippers. Elsewhere in the animal kingdom, there was this life-size image of a blue whale. Speaking of astonishing sights (and sites), remember what the internet used to look like? The Daily Beast does, and it’s not pretty. The jury’s still out on whether or not John Oates’s mustache is pretty, but it is undoubtedly the first animated mustache to have its own Twitter feed. And that’s not all we learned today: the Guardian gave us a lesson in bookshelf etiquette, Vice gave us a guide to comics, and then the bell rang, and class was… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we took the L Magazine’s Brooklyn cred quiz and scored a “Brooklyn Newbie.” We reminisced over the pre-photoshop days with the 30 most controversial album covers ever. We laughed out loud over Hipster Runoff’s fear “that Bjork doesn’t realize that she’s a huge meme.” We liked this visual manipulation… Read More
No story of Hollywood excess would be complete without one thing: Robert Evans. And in each of those stories that lovably sleazy Hollywood producer had one thing in his hand: a drink. Long before the silver screen, the dramatic and inebriate arts have been intertwined. After all, wasn’t it Shakespeare who said “Cocktails and Dreams…. I see it in pink neon. Blink, blink, pinkety blink”? (Answer: No.) But has drinking had a positive effect on the dramatic arts? After the jump, we consider the evidence.
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