Visit our brand spankin’ new web store to check out its revamped layout and, of course, new Fall 2014 arrivals from Shaina Mote, Rachel Comey, Creatures of Comfort, Jasmin Shokrian, Calder, Loeffler Randall, Fay Andrada, Cold Picnic, Eleven Design Studio, Hopewell, Opening Ceremony, Found My Animal & Anndra Neen! This is just the start of our amazing new fall collection, so be sure to check back frequently for even more new goodies from your favorite designers.
If you’re still thinking about some pieces from last season, sale remains in full swing, featuring pieces from many of the aforementioned designers and 3.1 Phillip Lim, Samantha Pleet, Sechung, Ilana Kohn, Sydney Brown, Kieley Kimmel, Horses Atelier, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, Quarry, Dieppa Restrepo, Made on the Moon, and Hansel from Basel.
Mike Kelley Memorial, Highland Park, 2012
To be in or adjacent to the Los Angeles art world is to know someone personally affected by Mike Kelley. More than just an influential artist whose work consistently meshed pop culture with serious emotion, sentimentality with the absurd, he was a teacher and friend to more than can be counted. His suicide on January 31, 2012 at the age of 57 shocked all who knew him and more. Almost immediately after the news of his death, a Facebook page invited mourners to rebuild his More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin (1987) by bringing stuffed animals, candles, blankets, etc. to an empty lot in Highland Park that sat only feet below his studio.
Mike Kelley, Mobile Homestead (2010).
Initially planned as a mid-career review, this retrospective’s arrival at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, after having visited the Stedelijk in Amsterdam and MoMA’s P. S. 1 in New York, is a double homecoming, the most comprehensive review of his work ever shown in the city he considered home and the arrival of his Mobile Homestead (2010), a full-scale replica of the house in which he grew up used for public services. Usually housed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, this is the first time this piece has actually gone mobile, and inside can be found an installation by the Lamp Arts Project, an LA-based organization working to end homelessness for those who are most vulnerable, as well as a donation drive for the Union Rescue Mission.
Mike Kelley, More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin (1987), surrounded by other works.
When one first walks in, one is met with an onslaught of noise – a massive selection of his video works are projected onto screens hanging from the ceilings of the Geffen’s hangar-like open space. The sounds of the videos follow the viewer throughout the show, reflecting perfectly the oversaturated, sometimes disturbing, sometimes melodic mess that comprises Kelley’s work. From there, the show is divided into sections – his drawings and paintings, his sketches, his works based on Krypton, his rainbow-colored hallway installation of important, male cultural producers, his sculpture that includes a creepily life-like Colonel Sanders. (We’ve honestly been trying to figure out how to best describe the show for you for about a month, but it’s just too much. He was so prolific, and wandering through this show feels like running through his mind.) Finally, in a large, open room to the right of the Geffen, one whose closed doors shut out the barrage of the projections in the main room and one is alone with a gathering of his best known work, the stuffed animals and lumpy blankets that feel like a sinister dream of one’s childhood. More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin, the original. There are still objects everywhere, but it is peaceful. All of this work is home, and the audience is home in it.
Mike Kelley is on display at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA until tomorrow, July 28.
Please join Samantha Pleet this Thursday, July 24 from 5 – 8 PM, at TenOverSix for the Los Angeles premiere of Visions, a short film inspired by the personal recollections of Joan of Arc, directed by Maximilla Lucaks and Sarah Sophie Flicker. In addition to viewing the film, shop the latest collections from Samantha Pleet, MCMC & Odette! Light refreshments will be served.
All Spring/Summer 2014 is now 30 – 50% off! This includes ready to wear, shoes & accessories by Loeffler Randall, Jesse Kamm, Rachel Comey, Vena Cava, Andra Neen, Alasdair, Dieppa Restrepo, Rachel Antonoff, Quarry, Ryan Roche, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Opening Ceremony, Creatures of Comfort, Horses Atelier, Kieley Kimmel, Portland Garment Factory, Kaelen, Made on the Moon, Jasmin Shokrian, Lizzy Disney, Sydney Brown, Ilana Kohn, Sechung, and more! Stop by our LA & Dallas stores or check out the discounts online!
They say that letter writing – and probably most writing with pen & paper – is a lost art. Prove whoever they are wrong with these beautiful, witty & whimsical cards, available at both TenOverSix LA & Dallas!
Vacation Days prints & cards
AHD Paper Co. cards
Garance Doré notebooks, to-do list, calendar & cards
Ashkahn cards & prints
Thunderwing prints & cards
Ivy Rose Paper cards
With childrens’ toys and clothes, there’s little better than new takes on simple, classic items – pieces that feel like they’ve been loved for generations. Here are a few of our favorites from TenOverSix LA, Dallas & online (clockwise from top left): Areaware Blockitechture; Wolfum Elephant Push Toy; Bobo Choses Cross Print Jumpsuit; Hopewell Little Ohio Blanket; boy+girl Denim Kurta; boy+girl Pink Paperbag Shorts; Wolfum Bunny Push Toy; Areaware Pug Fauna Pouch; Bobo Choses Swim Trunks; boy+girl Mesh Flower Print Lagoon Dress; Bobo Choses Long Sleeve Lips T.
This Wednesday, June 25, join us at TenOverSix LA for a fun night with the Fortunato sisters & LA-based illustrator & artist Ashkahn! Shop the latest Lizzie Fortunato Jewels collection at 20% off while eyeing Ashkahn’s newest drawings. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you then!
Clean lines and metallics create a certain combination of classic and futuristic that always reminds us of some of our favorite sci-fi classics. This Summer, TenOverSix LA, Dallas & online are filled with them. Here are our favorite new pieces and the movies they clearly were made for. (All items listed clockwise from top left.)
Metropolis (1927), directed by Fritz Lang: Metalepsis The A Necklace (& all Metalepsis, really); Opening Ceremony Miranda Sandal; Aoko Su Elipse Ring*; Anndra Neen Bamboo Cuff; Portland Garment Factory Baggy Jumper; Fort Standard Bottle Opener; Opening Ceremony Lele Handbag; Unearthen Pyxis Cuff**.
Bladerunner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott: Georgia Harvey Corporal Vase; Rachel Comey Motion Trench; Anndra Neen iPhone Case*; Thierry Lasry Kendry Sunglasses; RGB Nail Polish in Flint; Quarry Pimlico Cuff**; MF Jewelry Peaking Ring**; Jasmin Shokrian Modern Tee; Aoko Su Pyrite Post Earrings*; Bande des Quatres Rupprecht Necklace*.
Tron (1982), directed by Steven Lisberger: Bande des Quatres Carel Ring*; Otaat Drums Clutch*; United Nude Kim Lo Sandal*; Gabriela Artigas Master V Necklace; Rachel Comey Brisk Jacket; Otaat Leather Party Hat*; Bande des Quatres Barbara Earrings*; It is What it Is: Writings by Dan Flavin Since 1964.
* available at TenOverSix LA
** available at TenoverSix Dallas