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Tracy Sugarman’s Works Offered at Auction

“AND ALL THAT JAZZ”! WORKS BY TRACY SUGARMAN – ARTIST TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, TO BE OFFERED AT AUCTION

September 2021. Artworks by the American illustrator, Tracy Sugarman (1921-2013), who documented some of the most momentous events in American history, such as Mississippi’s Freedom Summer of 1964 (a milestone in the civil rights movement in America) and images of World War II, will be offered in Dreweatts Modern and Contemporary Art sale on October 12, 2021.

As well as encapsulating historical moments in a unique way, Sugarman illustrated hundreds of books and record covers in a career spanning 50 years. The group of works coming up for auction spotlights Sugarman’s work for the music industry. Between 1954 and 1959 he produced more than a hundred album covers for the record labels Grand Award and Waldorf Music Hall Records. These were later reissued on CDS.

His illustrations were published in hundreds of magazines and books, as well being shown as on TV (PBS, ABC TV, NBC TV, and CBS TV). He was in high demand as a multi-talented artist, scriptwriter, producer, and author and won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators in New York and the Art Directors Club in Washington, D.C. He was also a civil rights activist, something he also captured in his artworks.

While carrying out his commissions for the music industry he was given complete artistic freedom to create the works as he wished. Commenting he said: “I had been able to explore every medium from scratch-board to oils, from pastels to watercolors and seen them reproduced. I had captured Mahalia Jackson singing gospel and Knuckles O’Toole playing ragtime piano.” A work in 2007 marked the beginning of a lifelong love affair with jazz and the works in this sale show how he creatively captures the spirit and energy of Jazz.

In the Studio (lot 301) in its bright red hues, communicates the passion and vibrancy of Jazz and music in general. Dark lines contrast the colour, creating the shapes of the figures, resulting in a simple, but powerful piece. It carries an estimate of £400-£600. Portrait of a Trumpet Player (lot 299) by Tracy Sugarman captures a trumpet player in full flow. Created in wax crayon, the raw image brings the paper to life. It is estimated to fetch £400-£600. The Thinker (Lot 300) in wax crayon and watercolor shows the creative process and thinking behind the creation of music. In rough strokes Sugarman conveys all of this in a minimal way, creating the impact by its very simplicity.  The work is estimated to fetch £400-£600.

More works by Sugarman can be seen in the online catalogue, follow the link here

Image via Gruin Gallery for 360 Magazine

Keelin Montzingo – Cosmic Latte Nostalgia

Keelin Montzingo’s Cosmic Latte Nostalgia

Opening Thursday, September 9th, 2021 from 6-8pm with artist in attendance

Exhibition through October 10th, 2021

Make an appointment here

Location: 1515 N Gardner St, Los Angeles, CA, 90046

We are homesick most for the places we have never known. – Carson McCullers

Gruin and Show Gallery are pleased to present Keelin Montzingo’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles entitled Cosmic Latte Nostalgia. 

Longing for a time that never was and a place that is accessible only within the imagination, Keelin Montzingo presents a collection of exciting new work that navigates the space between notions of home and the projected world we occupy online. Here, home refers not to where we live, but how we exist within our bodies and how this has changed over time as technology has developed and our sense of self has become increasingly warped and abstracted.

Cosmic Latte is known to be the average color of the universe, the compression of all we know to exist, a milky beige which is found in all of Montzingo’s new paintings. Referencing the mirroring of the cosmos within the Internet, these works explore the dichotomy between self-expression and entrapment within simulation. The search for authenticity in the contemporary world is inextricably linked to public displays of fictionalized behavior. As we seek to find ourselves we develop increasingly more sophisticated ways to invent who we are for others.

The mirror and the real meet and connect at a threshold where we can either try to untangle the facade or find ways of working with where we have arrived, understanding that we cannot revert back to the myths we have cultivated. This journey of controlling representation is nothing new, the Internet is simply a contemporary vehicle for a process we have been undergoing for centuries. The difference is that now we are accelerating at a pace we cannot keep up with or control.

Montzingo does not seek to judge those who cultivate personas, she does not perceive this behavior as duplicitous but rather as an act of creativity. Our ability to imagine is what has led us to turn the camera on ourselves and use the body as a platform for storytelling. Ironically the most extraordinary aspect of humanity, our ability to envision, is also what leads us to invent ever more creative ways to attack the psyche and enact destructive behaviors. Whenever something verges towards a deeper truth, a deeper facade comes with it. Reflected in the cosmos we cannot escape the laws of attraction and opposition.

Montzingo longs to escape the complexity of the now, to dwell in the pastel landscapes of a 1970s Palm Springs utopia where all is simplified and we are distilled to archetypes, the female body a symbol of the mother, the creator, the lover, the seer. But this is impossible, so instead she affords her subjects the freedom of time travellers, moving back and forth through data, creating a link between an imagined past, the contemporary world and projections of the future. For this reason, instead of painting women she knows, Montzingo paints models who are anonymous to her, employing the silhouette of the conventionally celebrated body to free this stereotype and speak of all female identity.

Keelin Montzingo (b.1992) is New York based painter. She studied Communications at the University of Massachusetts and Modern and Contemporary Art at Christies. Montzingo’s paintings are housed in collections in the USA, UK, Singapore, Switzerland, Lebanon, Italy and Thailand. She has exhibited in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Show Gallery is located between Hollywood and Sunset at 1515 N. Gardner Street off of Sunset Boulevard. There is limited parking in the lot directly behind the gallery. Show Gallery is open by appointment only.

Visit Keelin’s artwork on Gruin and learn more via their website and Instagram.

Floral illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Desenio Pastel Paradise

NEW SS21 INTERIOR TRENDS: INTRODUCING PASTEL PARADISE

This week, Desenio is launching the third of its four key trends for SS21. Inject some color and happiness into your life with the Pastel Paradise trend, an aesthetic that focuses on creating delight and an element of surprise through pastel color blocking and self-expression. Here are some tips for bringing the Pastel Paradise trend to life.

MAKE IT JOYFUL

“This trend brings much-needed happiness to our homes, focusing on playful, pastel colors in home decor and art,” says Desenio’s Executive Creative Director, Annica Wallin.

Pastel colors have been scientifically proven to have an uplifting effect on your mood. Bring joy and spontaneity to your home by choosing pastel posters, focusing on imagery that makes you happy, and sprucing up your space. The Pastel Paradise trend incorporates prints with joyful colors to surprise and delight.

DARE TO BE CREATIVE

“Changing posters in your home to new colors is a very easy way to give your home a new look,” says Annica Wallin.

Don’t be afraid to take risks in your choices: a beautifully playful effect is created when you have the freedom to choose posters and home accessories in a variety of pastel shades and forms. Mix graphic art with other styles in soft tones to create your own pastel paradise.

BRING A HINT OF THE 80S

“Influences from the 80s pastel color palette bring a sense of nostalgia from a time that was fun and carefree,” says Annica Wallin.

Indulge in creative self-expression with the use of bold colors and styles. The Pastel Paradise trend updates neon hues for 2021, giving them a softer, more palatable tint. It’s up to you how you incorporate these colors into your space: be bold and make them a key color scheme or use them as subtle accents in your home.

Image courtesy of Amanda Eklöf

TAYLOR SWIFT SETS NEW VEVO 24 HOUR VIEW RECORD

SWIFT NOW HOLDS 3 OF THE TOP 5 VEVO 24 HOUR RECORDS

The highly anticipated official music video marking Taylor Swift’s return has set a brand-new 24 hour Vevo record with over 65 million views, taking the No. 1 spot from Ariana Grande who was the incumbent Vevo record holder with 59 million views for ‘thank u, next.” Previous record holders have included Miley Cyrus and Adele.

WATCH “ME!” HERE

Taylor’s latest song and video, ‘ME!’ featuring the vocalist Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, premiered on Vevo last Friday, April 26 at 12am ET.

The video, which also features Urie, opens with a slithery snake shedding its skin and bursting into a playful world of butterflies and pastels. The enchanting new video also features Taylor’s pet cats, rainbows, unicorns, and potential clues of a new album, making the video a must-see.

TOP 5 VEVO 24HR RECORD HOLDERS

Video Date of Release Views
“ME!” – Taylor Swift 04/26/19 65 million (estimated)
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande 11/30/18 59 million (estimated)
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift 08/28/17 43.3 million (estimated)
“Hello” – Adele 10/23/15 28 million (estimated)
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift 05/17/15 20 million (estimated)

 

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT x MUSEUM GARAGE

The Miami Design District, a neighborhood dedicated to innovative art, design and architecture, is set to debut the most recent addition to the area’s latest phase of development, the highly anticipated Museum Garage. Featuring the work of five world-class architects, the seven-story mixed-use structure will house ground-floor retail spaces and maintain the capacity for 800 vehicles.

Miami Design District developer and CEO of Dacra, Craig Robins, along with L Catterton Real estate commissioned architect and curator Terence Riley to develop the concept of this project. In doing so, Riley curated the work of various participating international architects: WORKac, J. Mayer H., Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe and Riley’s own architectural firm K/R (Keenen/Riley).

Miley Cyrus shot by Janelle Okwodu for Vogue Magazine which was announced in 360 MAGAZINE.

MILEY CYRUS × EASTER

Forget the Painted Eggs: This Is How Miley Cyrus Does Easter

You can always count on Miley Cyrus to do things her way—even when it comes to Easter. While the rest of us will be busy breaking out the Paas egg kits or stockpiling Cadbury chocolates, the pop star has something glitzier planned. “[I’m] going to a drag show . . . duh!” Cyrus told us via e-mail from Los Angeles. But enjoying a drag revue isn’t the only thing Cyrus has in store for the weekend. By celebrating the event with a special series of images by photographer Vijat Mohindra, she is continuing a tradition begun earlier this year in which every holiday is marked by a new photographic statement, a kind of social media calendar. “It started with Valentine’s Day on a shoot with Ellen von Unwerth, went into St. Paddy’s Day partying with some friends, and now it’s Easter,” said Cyrus. “I’m excited that Vogue wants to get involved and celebrate with me!”

Miley Cyrus shot by Janelle Okwodu for Vogue Magazine which was announced in 360 MAGAZINE.

With shots of Cyrus posing in pastels, holding glittery carrots, and, yes, getting spanked by the Easter Bunny, the end result is a tongue-in-cheek exploration of a holiday that can skew formal. Playful with a pinup vibe and dreamy colors, the shoot aligns perfectly with Cyrus’s personal look. That makes sense considering she styled it herself with help from designer Bradley Kenneth McPeek, whose innovative eyewear features within. For Cyrus, who has undergone multiple fashion evolutions during her time in the spotlight, sartorial experimentation comes with the territory. “If everything is cute . . . it works together, so pile it on and wear all your favorites at once! No such thang as too much!” she said. With the Met Gala on her schedule, there’s a chance that she’ll apply that same philosophy to her ensemble, but for the moment, Cyrus is most excited about attending the event with Stella McCartney, a designer whose commitment to animal welfare matches her own. “I am vegan and I live a vegan lifestyle. I am animal-product free and honored to represent a sustainable brand,” she proclaimed.

Miley Cyrus shot by Janelle Okwodu for Vogue Magazine which was announced in 360 MAGAZINE.

Though the carefree calendar is almost certain to delight fans, whimsical photo shoots only represent one side of what Cyrus has been up to lately. She was among the performers on hand in Washington, D.C., for the student-led anti-gun demonstration March for Our Lives, where she delivered a stirring performance of “The Climb.” “I was so inspired by the youth of [Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School] and proud to be a part of such an incredible moment/movement,” said Cyrus, who considers the day one she’ll never forget. “It was amazing to watch these young people speak and perform. Hopefully, we will begin to see the change and watch these incredible students have an enormous impact on the government and gun laws.” Cyrus said she will continue to support the causes she believes in, including through her nonprofit, the Happy Hippie Foundation. “I’ve got a microphone,” she said, “and I’m not afraid to use it!”

Miley Cyrus shot by Janelle Okwodu for Vogue Magazine which was announced in 360 MAGAZINE.

Credits: Vogue Magazine — Janelle Okwodu

Explore Europe’s Hidden Sweets

The Great European Bake-Off – 27 of the tastiest desserts you have to try on your travels! 

A new interactive from Thomson Lakes and Mountains has taken a look at some of the best and lesser-known sugary treats from all over Europe. 

Satisfying your sweet tooth can often be one the best parts of a holiday. Whether it’s in a restaurant, a patisserie or lazing by the pool, discovering your new favourite dessert can often be the highlight of any trip. 

Thomson Lakes and Mountains have put together some of the finest sweet delights from 9 hotspots for getaways, with treats you may know or are yet to sample. Their interactive map will take you across the continent, showcasing the finest pastries, biscuits and cakes.

  • France – The Clafoutis is the baked fruit dessert from Limousin packed with black cherries, supposedly derived from the Occitan word ‘fill’. Fill up, indeed!
  • Italy – The nougat-like treat Mandorlato Torrone is local to a small commune named Cologna Veneta. The region in the Province of Verona even has its own annual nougat festival!
  • Austria – If you’re in Salzburg, be sure to sample the Nockerl, a dumpling-style dessert iconic to Austrian cuisine. The powdered sugar dusting is meant to signify the snow-covered mountain peaks.
  • Spain – The Torrija serves up what is essentially a variation of French toast, originating over 500 years ago and often made with alcohol.
  • Germany – The Berliner Pfannkuchen is the dessert responsible for JFK calling himself a doughnut which, while not strictly true, adds some humorous history to a tasty treat.
  • Portugal – Lisbon’s Bolo Rei is a traditional cake covered with candied fruit often eaten around Christmas time.

Dessert-fanatics can use the interactive to explore further, with confectionary items from Belgium, Switzerland and Slovenia all featuring on the Secret Sweets map. Martin Nolan at Thomson Lakes and Mountains’ claims that the map is ‘a great tool people can use to learn about the rich history of delicious European desserts’. 
The tool also shows users the ingredients, where it’s best to eat/buy, and a brief history of the dessert. Find out what you’ll be trying on your next trip away here.
 

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