Category Archives: Thought

Quote, Unquote

“Tons of people who buy [luxury items] don’t have a life that you can call a life of luxury … private jets and all this. Real luxury is limited to very, very few people. People can dream, when they have a Chanel bag, that they live in luxury, but luxury is, in fact, something else.”Karl Lagerfeld, speaking to The Luxury Channel

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Lessons in Excellency: Artist Scott Campell @ Vice Gallery in Mexico City

Applauding artist Scott Campbell‘s outstandingly Excellent reaction to the installation of his recent sold out show of works cut from $100 bills at Vice Gallery in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. Via Adam Bryce of Slamxhype: “A few weeks ago we mentioned the upcoming solo show of Scott Campbell at Mexico’s Vice Gallery. We were pretty excited to see new works from the hugely popular artist, one of our favourites, but also one of the world’s most in demand contemporary artists. As expected with a Scott Campbell show, the works sold out opening night, but the show didn’t end there. Campbell had issues with the way the gallery executed and handled the show, and after seeing no genuine comeback from the owner, the NYC Tattoo come fine artist took his entire sold out show to the sidewalk and lit fire to it! A lesson to all gallery owners to show the upmost respect its artists! If Scott wasn’t held in high enough regard by us already, he’s just boosted his stock ten-fold.” Agreed.

Burny money (and art): Scott Campbell burns all the Excellent works from his recent sold out show at Vice gallery in Mexico. Image via Slamxhype via Purple Diary.

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Excellency Hall of Fame: “The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume II: From the Early Christian Era to the “Age of Discovery”, Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood”, New Edition

The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume II: From the Early Christian Era to the “Age of Discovery”, Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood, edited by David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Karen C. C. Dalton, with contributions from Paul H. D. Kaplan, Jean Devisse, Michel Mollat, and Jean Marie Courtes, published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, available via Amazon.

Excellency Hall of Fame: The new edition of "The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume II: From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood," published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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Excellent Reflections: Picture Me: A Model’s Diary, Directed by Ole Schell

Presenting, just in time for global Fashion Weeks, the official trailer for Picture Me: A Model’s Diary, the candid backstage documentary directed by Ole Schell, who, according to press reports, “followed model Sara Ziff for several years documenting her rise from a fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. In the process, Ole and Sara go behind the scenes and chronicle the glitzy world of high fashion modeling, from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. This intimate account features in-depth interviews with noted photographers and designers, but also relies on footage shot by the models themselves, giving voice to those who are often seen, but rarely heard.” With glamorous appearances by Gilles Bensimon, Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Miller and many Outstandingly Excellent and quite fashionable others.

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Quote, Unquote: Special In-Flight Edition

Yes, while waiting for you to show up.” —Steven Slater, former Jet Blue flight attendant, when asked, by New York City cops, if he has been drinking, when arrested in his home for the Outstandingly Excellent, possibly criminal, manner in which he quit his demanding job

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A Degree of Excellence: The MLUX, Master of Science in Luxury Goods and Services, Outstandingly Offered By The University of Monaco

Browsing the course selection for the new MLUX Degree, a Master’s of Science in Luxury Goods and Services, Excellently and exclusively offered by IUM, the International University of Monaco. Curriculum description via Racked: “…The program has teamed up with Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Façonnable, Ralph Lauren, Loro Piana and Salvatore Ferragamo for case studies and internships. The University describes the program thus: “It focuses on how the luxury industry interacts with the economic, cultural and technological environments of the twenty-first century, the characteristics of today’s luxury consumer and the resonances generated by high-end goods and services.” For admissions requirements and enrollment information, please click HERE.

The luxurious campus of The International University of Monaco.

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Editorial + Visual Excellence: PALAIS / Magazine’s “DYNASTY” Issue

Krystle: “Alexis! What are you doing here?” Alexis: “I’ve been asking that same question about you, Krystle, and I still haven’t found an answer that satisfies me.” Reading PALAIS / magazine 12, DYNASTY, summer 2010. 288 pages of editorial and visual Excellence, published on theoccasion of the group exhibition DYNASTY, from June 11 to September 05, 2010 at the Palais de Tokyo and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC in Paris. PALAIS / invited the artists of DYNASTY to create forty innovative contributions—and just as many artistic visions, universes and personal stories—that are featured in this special issue.

The cover of PALAIS / magazine 12, DYNASTY, summer 2010. Image via PALAIS / magazine.

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