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THE 2023 CLASS OF MARVEL’S STORMBREAKERS KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH A STUNNING COLLECTION OF VARIANT COVERS!

The first series of STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVERS from Marvel’s new class of Stormbreakers arrives in January

The next generation of elite artists have arrived. Marvel’s Stormbreakers Class of 2023 features a diverse line-up of illustrators who are constantly breaking the mold and bringing life to every panel. To celebrate the start of a new Stormbreakers era, all eight artists have drawn spectacular new variant covers that will debut in January. The first of many Stormbreakers Variant Covers to come, these covers feature some of the most iconic Marvel heroes depicted in the distinctive art styles of this new lineup of industry superstars!

MARVEL’S STORMBREAKERS embody the raw talent and creative potential to shatter the limits of visual storytelling in comics today! As the next evolution of the groundbreaking Marvel’s Young Guns program, Marvel’s Stormbreakers continues the tradition of spotlighting and elevating these powerful artists to showcase their abilities, artwork and prominence in the world of comic books. The new group of tremendous talents includes Elena Casagrande, Nic Klein, Jan Bazaldua, Chris Allen, Martin Coccolo, Lucas Werneck, Federico Vicentini and C.F. Villa. 

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X-FORCE #36 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER by NIC KLEIN

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AVENGERS: WAR ACROSS TIME #1 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER by MARTIN COCCOLO

X-MEN #18 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER by ELENA CASAGRANDE

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IMMORTAL X-MEN #10 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER by FEDERICO VICENTINI

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER by CHRIS ALLEN

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ALL-OUT AVENGERS #5 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER by JAN BAZALDUA

SINS OF SINISTER #1 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER by C.F. VILLA

THOR #30 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER by LUCAS WERNECK

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About Marvel Entertainment
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MARVEL STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVERS via 360 MAGAZINE
MARVEL STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVERS via 360 MAGAZINE
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MARVEL STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVERS via 360 MAGAZINE
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THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT NAMES GERMANE BARNES via 360 MAGAZINE

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THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT NAMES GERMANE BARNES 

WINNER OF THE 2022 ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION

Barnes’ winning installation, Rock | Roll, is designed to celebrate the communities who shape Miami’s vibrant, one-of-a-kind culture

Today the Miami Design District is pleased to announce that Germane Barnes has been awarded the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Neighborhood Commission. Following a competitive, invitation-only proposal process directed by curators Anava Projects, Miami Design District has selected the Miami-based architect’s concept, Rock | Roll, to be realized across the neighborhood’s public spaces, debuting in November for Miami Art Week and extending into the new year.  

The curatorial brief for the year, Something to Talk About, called for neighborhood-wide site-specific design interventions that spotlight Miami-centric stories while also enlivening visitors’ experience of the Miami Design District during its busiest season. In response, Barnes conceived Rock | Roll as a multifaceted, multi-scale installation that draws on the vibrant visual language of Miami Carnival to honor the BIPOC communities that have substantially contributed to Miami’s one-of-a-kind, polyethnic culture, from the city’s earliest foundations to today. 

For the neighborhood’s central pedestrian corridors, Barnes designed a series of whimsical, larger-than-life seating capsules that rock back-and-forth when activated by users and feature colorful, shaggy surfaces reminiscent of Carnival’s hallmark feathered costumes. With a nod to steel drums and the infectious joy of Soca music, Barnes has also designed brightly hued wind chimes, hundreds of which will be hung like melody-making ornaments in the lush native trees and palms planted throughout the neighborhood. 

Fabricated by ALT BLD, Rock | Roll includes an architectural-scale, free-floating dome that recalls a giant disco ball in both form and function. Suspended far overhead and animated by light and sound, the shiny, faceted structure will serve as a programmatic marker to an outdoor gathering space dedicated to sharing and enjoying community-driven storytelling. For the duration of the Rock | Roll installation, the space will host Carnival-inspired playlists as well as a talks series developed in collaboration with University of Miami’s Center for Global Black Studies and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Program to be announced.

Barnes notes: “I saw this project as an opportunity to celebrate the unique character of the city that has become my adopted home and the subject of much of my most prominent research. Rock | Roll is an ode to the joyful spirit that persists in Miami’s Black communities—a spirit of self-care that is so perfectly embodied in Miami Carnival culture. This city would not be what it is today without significant contributions from people who, on the one hand, look like me, and on the other reflect deep ties to places beyond Miami, especially the Caribbean and Latin America. The moral to the story is that there is space for everyone here.”

“We are proud to welcome Germane Barnes’ Rock|Roll to the neighborhood and spotlight this tremendous Miami talent making international waves,” says Craig Robins, President and CEO of Dacra. Each year, our Annual Neighborhood Commission invites creative visionaries to harness the power of art, design, and culture to provide original, engaging experiences for all our guests. The imaginative, local focus of this year’s site-specific installation is going to be a lot of fun.”

According to curators Anava Projects, “One of the things we admire most about Germane and his practice—and there are many—is his community-engaged approach, which exemplifies the most exciting directions in the field at this moment. His work is at once accessible and poetic, critical and uplifting. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with him.

The first Miami-based talent to be selected for the Miami Design District Neighborhood Commission since its launch in 2015, Barnes is a Chicago-born, University of Illinois- and Woodbury University-trained architect regarded for his propositional practice dedicated to mining the ways that race and architecture entwine, implicitly and explicitly, historically and today. Barnes’ recent prestigious honors include the Rome Prize in Architecture, the Harvard Wheelwright Prize, the Architectural League Prize, and an inaugural grant from Theaster Gates and Prada’s Dorchester Industries Experimental Design Lab. In addition to running his independent eponymous studio, Barnes is an Assistant Professor and the Director of The Community Housing & Identity Lab (CHIL) at the University of Miami School of Architecture

The Miami Design District is committed to enriching the neighborhood through cultural interventions that in turn support talented artists and creatives. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Design District’s Annual Design Commission is a family-friendly event intended to draw the community together. Past winners include: Studio Proba and Enjoy the Weather’s TomorrowLand (2021); gt2P’s Conscious Actions (2020); Fernando Laposse’s Pink Beasts (2019); Dozie Kanu’s Support System (2018); Charlap Hyman & Herrero’s White Rain (2017); Philippe Malouin’s The Speed of Light (2016); and Snarkitecture’s Holiday (2015).

GERMANE BARNES via 360 MAGAZINE
GERMANE BARNES via 360 MAGAZINE

ANTHONY’S COLLECTION REDISCOVERED

A selection of important Chinese porcelain that formed part of the world-renowned Anthony de Rothschild Chinese porcelain collection has been rediscovered at his daughter Renée Louise Marie de Rothschild’s (1927-2015) home. The pieces had been gifted to her in 1948 when Anthony de Rothschild (1887-1961) donated the family home, Ascott House to the National Trust and dispersed the contents of it to several museums and amongst his family. While most of it had been passed on through other generations and was accounted for, this particular selection of works had been packed away and was only recently brought to the family’s attention. The pieces bear the unique labels that correlate with the meticulous inventory that Anthony de Rothschild maintained for his spectacular museum-quality collection, as he added to it over the years.

Anthony de Rothschild was one of the earliest collectors of Oriental works. He amassed his extensive collection from his travels, which were instigated by an initial trip to China with his brother in 1911. He would later travel extensively, keeping meticulous records of everything he bought and chose only museum-quality pieces. Dreweatts is therefore thrilled to offer the opportunity to obtain such exceptional works with impeccable provenance, in a sale of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on November 9th and 10th 2022.

Anthony de Rothschild began collecting predominantly after serving in the First World War. A very passionate collector like his father, he amassed the majority of his works throughout the 1920’s and 30’s and was an early lender to the Oriental Ceramics Society exhibitions, which were founded in 1921. The bulk of Anthony de Rothchild’s collection was kept at the family’s country home, Ascott House in Buckinghamshire. His role in the family business meant that he lived between his London residence and Ascott house. He and his wife Yvonne Lydia Louise de Rothschild (1899-1977) were well-known for their commitment to public service. In 1933, they were among several prominent Jewish founders of the Central British Fund for German Jewry, the British refugee relief agency providing emergency

The Rothschilds offered Ascott house for use as a hospital during the war and when the Chelsea Pensioners were bombed out of their home, it became a safe haven for them for several years. It was also used by the army for a time and in 1948 the Rothschilds gifted the house to the National Trust, with whom it remains to this day. The contents of the house were divided amongst the family, with several important works being donated to leading museums, where they are on display to this day.

Commenting on the collection, Dreweatts Chinese and Asian Art specialist Yingwen Tao said: “We are very honoured to sell this rare group of rediscovered works that graced the collection of one of the greatest pioneer collectors of Chinese ceramics of the 20th century. I’m sure they will cause excitement and attract attention from collectors around the globe.”

A fine pair of Chinese gilt-metal mounted candelabra are comprised of Kangxi period porcelain parrots with a turquoise and aubergine glaze. They stand on French mid-18th century mounts with fine details around the rim, which includes a lizard to the foot and carry an estimate of £4,000-£6,000.

A pair of stunning Chinese white glazed figures of horses from the Kangxi period depict them lying down, but with legs bent as if about to stand. Their manes, forelocks and pricked ears are brown-glazed and they rest on shaped bases. The pair carries an estimate of £3,000-£5,000.

Amongst several Chinese jade and hardstone works is a white and russet jade model of a quail dating from the Qianlong period. Very finely detailed it features a vase and lingzhi fungus on a pierced rock base and has an estimate of £3,000-£5,000. Another highlight from the jade collection is the white jade carving of cats, also dated back to the 18th century.  In ancient China the cat was considered to be a symbol of happiness. The cats are carved recumbent and grasping a lingzhi fungus stem which denotes longevity in Chinese culture. Made of very fine quality white jade, the group carries an estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

Monkeys feature consistently in Chinese culture, often portrayed as mischievous and cheeky, however they were believed to have the ability to drive away evil spirits and were therefore believed to be able to bring good fortune. A Chinese pale celadon and brown jade model of a monkey from the Qing Dynasty depicts the monkey seated, holding its young. With its unusual large size of over 12cm high, it carries an estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

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ZEITZ MOCAA’S NEW SCULPTURE

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) announces a riveting site-specific commission of monumental scale by Malagasy artist Joël Andrianomearisoa titled The Five Continents of All Our Desires. The installation is supported by Fonds Yavarhoussen, Madagascar, and will be on view from 2 August 2022 to 25 June 2023 in the museum’s atrium. 

Andrianomearisoa’s practice encompasses working in multidisciplinary ways — with materiality and scale as important considerations. Imbued with complex emotional experiences, his delicate, often ambiguous works are an ongoing series of ever-evolving exercises that consider the aesthetic and architecture of feelings that all perceive yet cannot put a name to.

Zeitz MOCAA Executive Director and Chief Curator Koyo Kouoh says: “It is a revelation and honour to host an artwork of this scale and ambition in our museum. The generosity and intentionality with which Joël approached this commission is a testament to the extraordinary, multiplistic views of our world for which this institution is intended. To hold, to speak, to listen and to love — sentiments and values that echo our mission are brought centre stage with this incredible work.”

The Five Continents of All Our Desires is a celebration of relations and connections. For Andrianomearisoa, the work speaks to both migration and language — and the ongoing search for zones of engagement and desire. He constructs a view of the world that is fragile, ambiguous, open-ended and about new possibilities for human contact.

The awe-inspiring work consists of six large-scale sculptures that form a suspended archipelago in a poetic reference to land masses and geographies of the imagination, and are constructed from Andrianomearisoa’s signature material, black silk paper. Installed in the figurative and literal ‘heart’ of the museum building, the work is the first site-specific commission to grace Zeitz MOCAA’s atrium in two years. 

The Five Continents of All Our Desires is conceived in dialogue with the concrete interior of the museum, and what remains of the original silos of the building,” adds Storm Janse van Rensburg, Zeitz MOCAA Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial Affairs. “It is both in play and in visual tension with its surroundings. Whilst appearing as large black masses, the thin and soft materiality of the work allows for subtle atmospheric responses to become visible —such as paper rustling due to airflows caused by human movement.” 

The Five Continents of All Our Desires is accompanied by a sound installation, and a display of 40 drawings — a first, significant showing of the artist’s graphic works in an exhibition. Visitors can also experience a set of specially designed furniture by the artist. Andrianomearisoa has further collaborated with the Zeitz MOCAA curatorial team and retail partners of the museum to develop an exclusive range of objects that will be on sale. All proceeds from sales will support the museum’s work.

The Five Continents of All Our Desires is on view in the Zeitz MOCAA atrium from Thursday, 2 August 2022. Zeitz MOCAA’s curatorial and exhibition programming is proudly supported by GUCCI.

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LALANA EXHIBITION

The LALANA Exhibition is an entirely original and provocative art concept that is currently on display in the Miami Design District, which presents art as people have never seen- or used- before. LALANA is a design initiative that works with modern and contemporary Argentine artists to reimagine their original artworks as functional pieces bred in local techniques and noble materials. The exhibition features three textile pieces based on artworks by Roberto Aizenberg alongside a floor piece and sculptural chair by Luis Fernando Benedit

These resulting pieces have been hand-woven artisanally in silk and wool or built as prototypes from sketches, enabling new ways of engagement with the artworks which can now be used, touched, and inhabited. Designed for those curious at heart, this exhibition sets your inner child free.

Architect, designer, and visual artist, Benedit began his career in the arts in the early sixties. He explored Informalism and Neo-figurative art, and later approached the aesthetics of Pop with bright solid colors and a hint of humor. In the seventies, he explored the connection between art, science, and nature. A recurring subject in Benedit’s work is the historical and cultural identity of Argentina. Parallel to his artistic and architectural career, he designed a vast variety of interiors and every-day items, such as lamps, tables, chairs, and other furniture. Conceived as unique pieces, they frequently feature materials and elements that evoke this local imagery, from a modern and often satirical point of view.

Aizenberg studied architecture for a year before devoting himself to painting. He joined the workshops of Antonio Berni and Juan Batlle Planas, both Surrealist pioneers in the Argentine art scene at the time. Architectural structures and geometrical shapes would soon become a key element in the development of a very personal iconography, rooted in surrealism and metaphysical painting. Throughout a five-decade-long career, he worked in multiple techniques, including oil painting, drawing, collage, etching, sculpture and jewelry design. The objects represented, with sharp edges and muted colors often resemble buildings or towers, with endless rows of tiny empty windows, much like ancient monuments or abandoned cities. They are set in unlikely landscapes, where the earth is a dark and reddish hue, against huge bright skies in gradients of blue, green or yellow, which might evoke those of Aizenberg’s birthplace in Entre Ríos. Often, the central feature of these enigmatic compositions are multi-faceted shapes -resembling fans or umbrellas- suspended in space. In others, it is curvilinear figures recognizable as human. Treading a fine line between figuration and abstraction, these striking images arouse feelings of uncertainty and existential uneasiness. The impossible combination of these elements create dreamlike atmospheres, sometimes peaceful, other times nostalgic, but in all cases unsettling, like an unapproachable symbolic language.

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DREWEATTS × ANN CARRINGTON

Dreweatts is delighted to announce that it will be holding a charity auction in conjunction with celebrated contemporary artist Ann Carrington, to raise funds for Royal charity ‘The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild’. For the auction, the artist has offered a unique work titled Pearly Queen of St. James’s Palace, a large-scale piece encapsulating the well-recognised image of a first-class postage stamp.  The work is in white and natural acrylic and features pearl buttons hand-sewn by the artist onto a black canvas. It sits in a Perspex box frame and is estimated to fetch £10,000-£25,000 when it goes under the hammer in a public auction at wwww.dreweatts.comfrom November 1st – 22nd, 2022.

Commenting on this unique charity auction, the Guild’s Patron since 2003, HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, said: “I am very proud to be associated with the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild as it celebrates the great achievement of 140 years of helping those in need. The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild is so grateful to artist Ann Carrington for creating and donating this unique piece for auction, the proceeds of which will contribute significantly to the vital work of the Charity to provide more new clothing and bedding to those in need across the UK.”

On donating the work, contemporary artist Ann Carrington said: “I am very proud to have made this special Pearly Queen artwork for the 140th anniversary of the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild. Hand-sewn from thousands of pearl buttons, each button represents the volunteer sewers and knitters whose hand-made contributions since 1882 have enabled the charity to grow and flourish. The iconic Queen image is symbolic of the Royal Patronage received by the Guild”.

Commenting on this unique sale, Will Richards, Deputy Chairman of Dreweatts, said: “Dreweatts are honoured and proud to be supporting the Queen Mothers Clothing Guild, one the UK’s longest established charities. Ann Carrington has created the unique Pearly Queen of St. James’s Palace, to represent the fact that the Guild was founded in 1882 when the Penny Black was in circulation. The auctioning of this generous gift by this internationally renowned artist, will help raise important funds for the Guild whose work, especially now, is critical to so many.”

The artwork is one of only 23 of its’ kind made by the artist, with the first one being snapped up by Jacob Rothschild for the Rothschild collection. One of the works was commissioned by Her Majesty the Queen, with her version being produced in red and gold. It was commissioned to accompany a banner also made by Carrington for Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee.  Other owners of works from this series include Elton John, Lulu Guinness and fashion designer Paul Smith, who all purchased them for their private collections. Carrington is also the only fine artist to hold a license from Royal Mail to produce artworks in the form of the postage stamp!

The sale offers the opportunity to bid for a unique work by the award-winning artist, as each from this series is totally unique. Every head and shoulders image of the Queen is drawn out separately, then sewn with buttons that fit that specific work, which means that all of the buttons are applied in a different way. Colours are also changed depending on the particular piece. The works in this group are all named after different areas of London that Carrington has lived or has special memories of and this particular piece carries the title of the Pearly Queen of St. James’s Palace due to its’ link to the charity.

Ann’s work has become increasingly popular in recent years, with commissions around the globe for private collections, such as; HRH, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Westminster, Gwyneth Paltrow, Issey Miyake and Gordon Ramsay, amongst others. Her work is also held in many public and company collections including: The Victoria and Albert Museum, The United Nations, The Royal College of Art, The Design Museum, London, The Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation and The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, The National Trust, The Commonwealth Institute, Citibank, Waldorf Astoria, W Hotels, DAKS, Dunhill, Agent Provocateur and London’s fashionable Chiltern Firehouse.

The originality of her oeuvre is in the creative use of use of abandoned every-day items which are repurposed, as well as the use of multiples of objects to create pattern and interest, which is central to her function as an artist.  She explains that “all objects are saturated with cultural meaning which, as an artist, I seek to explore, unravel and investigate. Mundane objects such as knives and forks, barbed wire, pins and paintbrushes come with their own ready-made histories and associations, which can be unravelled and analysed if rearranged, distorted or realigned to give them new meaning as sculpture”.

It is being donated by Carrington to raise funds for the Royal charity set up in 1882 by Lady Wolverton, whose friend Princess Mary Adelaide of Teck (mother of the future Queen Mary) became the Guild’s first Royal patron. In 1897 her daughter, the Duchess of York (the future Queen Mary) became the patron, having helped her mother with the charity since childhood. It has remained under Royal patronage to date, having been renamed several times, including in 1910 when Queen Mary (on becoming Queen Consort) renamed the charity ‘Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild’ and in 1914 established St James’s Palace as its’ headquarters.

The charity, which makes, sources and buys new clothing, sleeping bags, bedding and towels to give to British charities (such as babies and children in hospital, the homeless and refugees, the elderly and people in hospices and women and children in refuges), still receives, sorts and distributes the clothing and bedding at St James’s Palace today. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother served as their patron for almost fifty years (from 1953 until 2002). It was renamed again in 2010 as The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild, its’ title today, as a tribute to her.

Speaking from The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild, Hadley Denny explains: “The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild is one of the UK’s oldest charities and from its’ foundation in 1882 its’ purpose has been to support those most in need. We respond to charities across the UK for clothing and bedding items that they have difficulty sourcing or funding themselves. We know that a gift of new clothing or bedding provides warmth and comfort, helping restore dignity and self-respect. Over the year The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild fundraises in order to source and purchase large amounts of clothing and bedding and our many supporters and volunteers also lovingly hand make thousands of hats, gloves, scarves, clothes and blankets. Every autumn, as we have done for over 100 years, we hold an event at St James’s Palace in London, where we sort, count and pack all of the clothing and bedding, ready for collection by the various charities. Distributing in autumn works well for many charities as their needs are greatest in the winter months. We hope this generous donation of a stunning work by Ann Carrington will help towards our central goal, to help as many people as possible.”

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Danilo Nedić – ArtDecko

Former skater and founder of Dutch design studio Focused Skateboard Woodworks, Danilo Nedić, turns old skateboards into colorful, geometric works of art.

The inspiration for his work are the classic line patterns of the Art Deco style movement from the 1920s and 1930s. “Looking for a way to translate the colourful veneer of old skateboards into these line patterns, I discovered a geometrical world behind these patterns with infinite possibilities,” Nedić says.

The result of his quest: colorful wall art with unique geometric patterns that play with the viewer’s senses. The colored veneer layers of the skateboards, give depth to each patterns, which seem to change shape with each new look. Nedić: “In this way I try to capture the playful, wayward and creative character of skateboarding with every ArtDecko wall art piece.”

Sustainable Art 

Every year, hundreds of thrashed skateboard decks are left behind at skateboard shops across the world. The decks are no longer suitable for skateboarding, but Nedic gives the wood a second life. The old decks are collected at local Dutch skate shops and processed into sleek furniture, home deco and works of art.

From skateboard to artwork

The old skateboard decks get stripped of their griptape, sanded clean and sawn into strips. The strips are glued into rainbow blocks in stacks of seven skateboards under high pressure. These blocks are then sawn into veneer slices. The rainbow line pattern is created by the colorful veneer layers of the used skateboards.

Colorful geometric patterns

The veneer slices are sawn into different shapes with extreme precision and puzzled together into colorful, geometric line patterns, which give depth to each artwork. Each of the unique ArtDecko art pieces seems to change shape right before the eyes of the viewer.

About Danilo Nedić

Danilo Nedić (47) is the creative mind behind the Dutch design studio Focused Skateboard Woodworks, which he and Jeroen Dekker (47) founded together in 2015. Each work of art from the ArtDecko wall art series is personally designed and handmade by Nedić.

About Focused Skateboard Woodworks

Focused is a Rotterdam based Dutch design studio specialized in transforming old skateboards into colorful and sleek furniture and home deco. Focused is known for the DecksTop and DecksPad tables and has made custom recycled skateboard furniture for Google Creative Lab (New York)Varonis (New York)Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles) and many other companies around the world.

YellowHeart and NFT.NYC partnerships for 2022 Conference via Cryptoland PR for use by 360 MAGAZINE

YELLOWHEART × NFT.NYC

YellowHeart, the NFT marketplace for ticketing, music, and community tokens, which accepts both crypto and credit card payments, has announced that it will be the official NFT ticketing sponsor of the upcoming NFT.NYC awards ceremony on June 21 at New York Marriott Marquis. The awards mark the pinnacle event of the three-day festival, which is projected to have a record turnout of 15,000 people and 1,500 speakers from 42 countries.

“As one of the earliest adopters of NFT ticketing, we are incredibly proud to be partnering with NFT.NYC to ticket its biggest awards ceremony to date,” said Josh Katz, Founder, and CEO of YellowHeart. “With every year, decentralization and blockchain technologies continue to become more mainstream because of their ability to disrupt industries that historically haven’t been innovative. The ticketing space is one of the most obvious use cases, and we’re elated that NFT.NYC understands this and is eager to evolve alongside us.” 

The partnership between YellowHeart and NFT.NYC will grant conference attendees exclusive access to the awards ceremony and dinner. Guests can purchase their NFT tickets from YellowHeart’s mobile wallet, so they can be easily scanned and admitted to the event. By issuing NFT tickets instead of traditional tickets, NFT.NYC will be able to help eliminate scalping, fraudulent tickets, and high secondary ticket prices. YellowHeart uses on-chain analytics, which allows the company to identify if a user has purchased several tickets but transfers them all to other users, which likely indicates they’re a scalper. The ticket issuer is also in complete control if a ticket is resold, and if it is, for how much, so they can help prevent high resale prices.

NFT.NYC often referred to as the “Woodstock” or “Super Bowl” of NFTs, brings together thousands of guests from around the world, including artists, developers, and journalists. During the conference, guests have the opportunity to attend the industry’s most prevalent panels, thought leader talks, workshops, and briefings from numerous household names and brands. There are hundreds of events outside of the conference during the week. This year, YellowHeart has also partnered with Tao Group Hospitality, the biggest global hospitality company in the world, to roll out three nights of NFT ticketing at Marquee in New York. The events will run on June 22, 24, and 25.

UKRAINIAN artist, painter, professor via 360 MAGAZINE

Yana Bystrova

Yana Bystrova is a third-generation Ukrainian artist, born to create undeniably conceptual, enticing pieces of art. Having her body of work showcased in galleries around the world, Yana has continuously stunned audiences with her meticulous creations full of color, concept and mixed media.

Listen to Yana’s full conversation with the 360 team on the 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

No stranger to pouring her countries rich history into her designs, we now see Yana’s paintings amongst the traveling exhibition Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985 – 1993,” originally set to be showcased in her homeland of Ukraine.

Engulfed in the world of artistry since before she can remember, Yana often questions whether she had a choice on becoming an artist. Her professional ability has been evident from a young age; with Yana’s mother often telling a story about a painting she created in her adolescence. The piece, showcased at a children’s museum, was suddenly stolen from their home. Yana created the painting at the mere age of three years old.

Having doubted her position as an artist, Yana, too, experimented with differing professions before returning to her craft. She dabbled in design and programming, in which she gained mass success with. Nonetheless, she knew that the corporate environment did not suit her appropriately and went back to her original passion for creating art.

Amidst the ongoing war in Ukraine, Yana has been deeply affected by the destruction to her country. A daunting task, Yana spoke about the devastation she felt from hearing about the Russian invasion when stating, “It is horrible, I was in shock and very disoriented in the beginning [of the war].”

Yana’s thoughts pour into her work, evoking a new era of her works. She finds that her most recent paintings are a version of the distilled reality of the situation at hand. Each hue used in her art represents something deeper than the color wheel could ever encompass, it exemplifies the weight of Ukraine on Yana’s heart.

She often considers the conflict endured by everyone affected by the war; those who have fled and those who are still in the country. The situation at hand in Ukraine has had an everlasting affect on her personal and professional wellbeing.

“[It is] one thing is to be a tourist; another thing is to be a refugee.”

Her latest participation in the new exhibition “Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985 – 1993” was organized a few years back, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Held at the Coral Gables Museum through October of 2022, the showing was originally conceived by the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. The project embraces a life of its own, taking a new shape and meaning modernly with the tragedy occuring in Ukraine.

Yana utilizes delicate use of color to personify her artistry, creating new narratives. In the way that verbal communication only accounts for a small portion of human interaction, Yana attributes color to bridging these gaps and expressing what cannot be stated in words. Often investigating new mediums for her artistry, Yana carefully crafts art that is theoretical and impactful.

Amongst her upcoming exhibitions, Yana has a New York residency opening on June 3. Entitled “Yana Bystrova: Approaching a Chaotic Reality,” the showing will be held at Gallery Arte Azulejo. A gallery walk will be sported on June 16 as well.

Additional resource on Yana.

Article by: McKinley Franklin x Vaughn Lowery

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Danny Sullivan Celebration

The Italian luxury coachbuilder ARES Modena (which specializes in limited series and one-off supercars for select clients) invited legendary motorsports champion Danny Sullivan to a VIP celebration on February 3rd in the Miami Design District.

The reception was in honor of the nationally acclaimed artist Hubert Phipps who was one of Sullivan’s professional teammates.

The private event celebrated the art exhibition Hubert Phipps: Ascending, which ushered in the arrival of the ARES S1 supercar model for its North American premiere at the new ARES Design Miami showroom (the first ARES showroom in the U.S.).

Luminaries from the art world, including prominent collectors, curators, designers, news media, culture-lovers, and racecar industry leaders attended.

This reception was presented by the award-winning Italian wine Lambrusco Concerto by Medici Ermete winery (awarded for 13 consecutive years Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso, winner of “Best in Show Champion Trophy,” and awarded to the International Wine Challenge 2010 in London).

The paintings and sculptures by Phipps surrounded the supercar model in the showroom, creating a striking effect. A sculptor and painter, Hubert Phipps is also a pilot, coming up on his 50th anniversary as an aviator in the tradition of the Phipps family.

The exhibition featured several works born out of the artist’s love for acceleration and for aerodynamic forms. Watch the premiere video HERE of the ARES S1 supercar, and watch a video of the event featuring Danny Sullivan and Hubert Phipps HERE.

“I am honored to have been invited by ARES Miami for this collaboration and am thrilled that my friend Danny Sullivan was present at this special reception,” said Hubert Phipps. “ARES Modena is one of the world’s leading studios of high-performance design and stellar engineering, and this collaboration is igniting new inspirations in my artmaking.”

The title of this exhibition–Hubert Phipps: Ascending–reflects the growing national recognition of the artist, and Phipps’ history with racecars and aircraft. The exhibition debuted during the week of Art Basel in Miami. “Phipps’ background as a champion racecar driver and an aviator is clearly evident in his sleek, captivating artwork. These bold pieces by Phipps created a singular, powerful experience as they encircled our ARES S1 supercar model for its North American debut. The passion that goes into coachbuilding is very similar to producing a sculpture, each is a masterpiece that can be appreciated for its unique shape and design,” adds Dany Bahar, Co-Founder and CEO of ARES Modena. 

The new ARES S1 supercar model was flown from Italy to Miami and has never been shown in North America. The one-of-a-kind, automotive work of art is the centerpiece for this exhibition, surrounded by sculptures and artworks by Phipps that are seen as a perfect fit with the creative aesthetic behind ARES Modena’s singular success in automotive design.

Only 24 versions of the ARES S1 supercar will be created in the entire world, each tailor-made to the client’s desires and taste, making each design unique. The ARES S1’s dramatic low-profile is similar to racing prototypes from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Hand-crafted in carbon fiber, the curvaceous wheel arches, with sculptured side skirts and forward sitting cockpit, give a sleek yet aggressive stance. The S1 is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 delivering power to the wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. The interior combines the finest Alcantara and Napa leather that is quilted in specific areas.

These sculptures and artworks by Phipps rev up the space in the ARES Miami showroom, apace with the supercar’s electrifying spirit:  Sky Temple, Voyager, Arch, Lava Flow, Africa 1, and Africa 2, plus a maquette-sized version of Rocket from the private collection of real estate magnate Lawrence Moens. The exhibition also features Phipps’ signature paint pigment drawings: Momentum, Current, Impulse, and Rhythm. The special guest at this event was certified sommelier Mauro Maugliani (WSET Awarded), an Italian wine specialist for the Southeast USA and the Caribbean for Kobrand Corporation.