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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tar Trek

Remember tar, the arts magazine we told you would debut at Frieze Art Fair in London? Well, in case you missed it, Frieze was last week and we're happy to say tar had a rip-roaring launch party not only in London, but also in Paris...


Stefano Pilati, Kim Avella


Eleni Gatsou, editor-in-chief Evanly Schindler, creative director Neville Wakefield, Lisa Rovner


publisher Maurizio Marchiori, colette's Sarah, Neville Wakefield

Oh, and back in New York, tar graces a window of Barneys...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Magazine Alert: tar

Well, not exactly a magazine. Instead, the creators of tar, a new 300-page biannual, are calling it a high-caliber art and fashion book. And despite a name rife with bad pun play, we're totally on board. The masthead heaves with biggies, i.e. Bill Powers (from Purple) as artistic director and Emma Reeves (from Another) as photo director, while the ever-important creative director is Neville Wakefield, who scored a rare editorial by Ryan McGinley for the premiere issue, set to launch at Frieze Art Fair in London before hitting newsstands in October. Other contributors include artist Julian Schnabel, who shot Benicio del Toro for the cover (your first look is below), Juergen Teller, David Sherry, Richard Prince, Terry Richardson, former Imitation of Christ designer Matt Damhave and Nate Lowman, who did the back cover, a riff on Andy Warhol's Vote McGovern poster from 1972. The idea for tar came from BlackBook founder Evanly Schindler and Maurizio Marchiori of Diesel. Oh, wait, now we get the title.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Up to Speed

Adam Kimmel has just put up the first video on his site. Directed by Ari Marcopoulos and produced by Neville Wakefield, the short film follows Noah Sakamoto and Patrick Rizzo as they skate down a street in Claremont at warp speed, sometimes inches from oncoming traffic—all while wearing suits from Adam's new collection. "The second time around they go even faster," Adam tells us, "passing each other at 65 mph."









(Also check out Adam's video of his brother, Alexei Hay, playing bass.)

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