New Ryan Trecartin interview. Co.DESIGN
‘Window Dressing At London’s Dover Street Market’. The Independent
PBS greenlights California-style ‘Downton Abbey’. Tellyspotting
Gotye has to share 45% of his profits from ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. Complex
The new YSL boutique in Paris. YSL
The greatest ‘Great Gatsby’ cake ever created. WOW Report
Portugese twins. Hello. OMG Blog
Cooking to escape corporations? Huffington Post
Singing Whitney Houston fan forces emergency landing of American Airlines flight. The Wrap
Sarah Polley on her new documentary. Thompson On Hollywood
Kristen Wiig to host SNL. Contact Music
Anna Wintour and Marc Jacobs show up in the same Prada coat. Telegraph
COMME des GARÇONS x Andy Warhol. Complex
Frank Ocean’s next album may be inspired by The Beatles and The Beach Boys. NME
Urs Fischer turns museum into a big, fun playground. LA Downtown News
MOCA acquires major work by Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch. MOCA
America’s first openly gay pro athlete. DListed
Video: What old people think about gay sex. OMG Blog
‘Mud’ director Jeff Nichols on being compared to Terrence Malick. THR
Jai Paul, ‘BTSTU’. Youtube
Ryan Trecartin will present new work at the Venice Biennale. Art World
Anna Wintour named Artistic Director of Condé Nast. Huffington Post
Video: Die Antwoord by Ellen von Unwerth. Vimeo
Ezra Miller is skiing to the North Pole. Shalom Life
M.I.A. and the custody of her son. SPIN
MoMA buys Mike Kelley sculpture for $4.15 million. Wall St Journal
A letter from Dad. WOW Report
Video: What lesbians think of penises. OMG Blog
Ai Weiwei to release heavy metal album. Reuters
‘How Rich Is The Catholic Church?’ Slate
Think it, make it, put it out there, move forward.
They are not copying patterns from 1812, wearing mustaches, or placing their orders for heirloom tomato seeds. Their pieces are a direct reflection of our current age of the internet (which could be described as a post-modern interpretation of the 1990s internet).
References to animated GIFs, Photoshop, corporate logos, apathy, and an aggressive, unapologetic personality abound. They design their own pieces, collaborate with others, and sell rare (otherwise discarded) vintage pieces. If Ryan Trecartin were creating clothes I can’t help but think they would look like YARD666SALE.
Their work is not for everyone and why would you want it to be?
Below are a few examples currently available for purchase.
UNHAPPY FACE SWEATSHIRT. CAD$66
VIBRANT GRAFFITI NYC PRINT SHORT SLEEVE BUTTON UP DRESS SHIRT. CAD$45
AMAZING ALMOST NEOPREEN LOOKING SWEATER W/ FAUX FUR SLEEVES SO SOFT. CAD$88
BIRTHDAY666SLUT BEAVIS SWEATSHIRT. CAD$65
Early Ryan Trecartin, ‘A Family Finds Entertainment’. Youtube
I love clever accidents. WOW Report
Cat Power, ‘I Don’t Blame You’ live. Youtube
John Waters’ top 10 films of 2012. Artforum
Is Oprah no longer the richest black woman in the world? ADW
John Travolta uses Scientology to heal a man’s injury & other ridiculousness. D Listed
MIA on the cover of the new Jalouse. Pink Is The New Blog
‘Next’ restaurant announces its 2013 menus. Chicago Tribune
Frank Mugisha says he will be ‘sentenced to death’ if Ugandan bill passes. Towleroad
Pumpkin Monkey Bread. Sugar Crafter
Artist Ryan Trecartin talks to fellow artist Doug Aitken about his process and how he sees media representation in the future.
I think Ryan’s video pieces—more so than any other artist—capture not only where we are at the moment in terms of communication, interaction, media, and relationships, but where we’re going. The thing that makes Ryan’s work so successful is that he’s able to do all of this simultaneously. He creates contained worlds that are instantly recognizable as nowness, but also where that nowness will ultimately take us. Not that there’s an end. It loops, collapses on itself, and rebuilds again—all while blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.
His work is not easily labeled as depressing or judgmental of our constant social media on-screen culture. It has more depth than that. It can often be funny, life-affirming, and pleasurable. His work exists in a world without time or conventional structure, so it’s impossible to judge the characters in the videos. They’re not positive or negative, they just are.