One morning last fall, American graffiti artist Cope2 (real name: Fernando Carlo) walked up the Rue Oberkampf in Paris to a bare wall abutting the century-old Café Charbon. A bald, thickset man dressed in a black T-shirt, jeans and work boots, he contemplated the surface while a crew of helpers tested a ladder for weight and unpacked bags of spray paint. Donning a protective mask, the 45-year-old practitioner of New York’s so-called Wildstyle shook the day’s first aerosol can and confidently began a billboard-sized composition consisting of the word Cope rendered repeatedly in blue and green balloon letters outlined in black.
Miami now looks to spring break, with the passing of the 13th annual Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival, where attendees ate like you hope the kids won't drink, and where "many of the greatest chefs in the world meet like Mafia dons," said a lanky, sunburned Anthony Bourdain, hosting a dinner.
Ayala Land Inc. Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo and “Miss Saigon” star Lea Salonga were among VIPs who prowled a Manila parking garage this week at a preview of Art Fair Philippines.
Roman Abramovich ’s partner Dasha Zhukova , model Naomi Campbell and actor Will Ferrell were among VIPs yesterday at the world’s largest fair of modern and contemporary art in Switzerland, which opened with a spending spree on works such as a $5.5 million Mark Rothko abstract.
MCH Swiss Exhibition Group, the Swiss owner of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach , will take a 60 percent stake in the company that controls Hong Kong International Art Fair , the fair’s director said today.
Early this morning, revelers outside the Miami pop-up of the Paris nightclub Silencio found a popsicle-wielding indie-pop star staffing an ice-cream truck studded with half a million Swarovski crystals.