Art

3/16/24 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism at The Met

Join Dr. Denise M. Murrell, and James S. Tisch Curator at Large in The Met’s Director’s Office, for a virtual tour of the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Continue reading

3/23/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION MEETS ART: JEREMY SCOTT AND HYUNDAI FOR RE:STYLE EXHIBITION

Jeremy Scott has shared that he left the Italian luxury fashion house Moschino via an Instagram post after a decade and joins Hyundai in recycling the car company’s discarded electric automobile materials, from leather cut-outs to flat tires, and turning them into high fashion gowns.The haute couture collection, which forms part… Continue reading

1/13/23 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Ancestral Voices- Dianne McIntyre, Romare Bearden and Cecil Taylor

One of Bearden’s early dance collaborations was the modern dance work Ancestral Voices choreographed by Dianne McIntyre and presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. At the suggestion of company founder and artistic director Alvin Ailey, Romare Bearden was commissioned to create the visuals for the work which premiered… Continue reading

9/19/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP MEETS ART: A Life Less Ordinary: Skepta

Sotheby is proud to present the second annual edition of Contemporary Curated in London this September. Guest curated by British-Nigerian rapper, producer and DJ, Skepta the sale includes works from the most established to the emerging generation of artists, including a selection Skepta has handpicked for his edit and debuting… Continue reading

7/7/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ ART MEETS FASHION: Brooklyn Talks:A Tribute To Virgil Abloh

On the opening weekend of our special exhibition Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech, we honored the profound legacy of artist and designer Virgil Abloh alongside members of his creative community. The conversation featured curator Antwaun Sargent in dialogue with Tawanda Chiweshe and Tremaine Emory, founder of Denim Tears and creative… Continue reading

7/1/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ ART: Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” Opens July 1

Virgil Abloh’s careful attention to Figures of Speech at Brooklyn Museum.Virgil wanted everyone to feel like they were considered, says curator Antwaun Sargent. Virgil Abloh was a curious tinkerer who streamlined his multifold of interests with care, attention and a subversive worldview.  Continue reading

1/9/21 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ ART TRIBUTE: USPS Honors Sculptor Edmonia Lewis in New Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service has become a champion of the arts through stamps that highlight both iconic and overlooked figures who’ve left an incredible mark on culture.Born of Haitian and Ojibwe descent, Edmonia Lewis is accredited by some historians as the first Black American sculptor. Continue reading

10/6/21 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ ART WITHIN THE ARTIST:Toy Tokyo Celebrates 20 Years of Designer Toys With Artist Watch Collection

Toy Tokyo and its founder Lev Lavarek are launching a new initiatives in honor of the store’s 20th anniversary.Toy Tokyo is dropping a new, limited-edition designer toy watch collection that features artwork from iconic artists like Quiccs, Ron English and Simone Legno of Tokidoki. Continue reading

4/29/21 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: WACKO MARIA x Jean – Michel Basiquat

WACKO MARIA‘s love of pop culture and art inspired a bevy of Spring/Summer 2021 joint effort, including another collaboration with the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.WACKO MARIA translates Jean-Michel Basquiat’s vivid illustrations into summery shirts.All of the Basquiat shirts will retail $333 – $353 when they launch May 1st on WACKO MARIA’s… Continue reading

11/20/20 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART MEETS FASHION: Takashi Murakami x PORTER Bags 85TH Anniversary

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Takashi Murakami brings floral motif to PORTER Bags.Marking the Japanese label’s 85th anniversary.Takashi Murakami has now reunited with PORTER for a new collection of bags.  Continue reading

11/2/20 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART MEETS FASHION: BAPE And Banksy’s Flower Bomber

BAPE has teamed up with Brandalism to release an ABC CAMO figurine of Banksy’s Flower Bomber artwork.The figure stands at about 14 inches tall and is priced at  $715. Continue reading

8/24/20 O&A NYC DANCE… AND MORE: Peace One Love- Bringing Brooklyn Together

By Walter Rutledge Dance has always been a catalyst for change. In 1936 Martha Graham created her masterwork Chronicles as a weapon against the rising menace of fascism in Germany. In 1959 Donald McKayle’s Rainbow Round My Shoulder evoked the hopelessness and inequality of Black men on a southern prison… Continue reading

3/23/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Grace Jones in Vamp

Vamp is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Richard Wenk, co-written by Wenk and Donald P. Borchers, and starring Grace Jones and Chris Makepeace. Continue reading

2/3/20 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION MEETS ART: The Dior Summer 2020 Men’s collection

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Dior spotlights Spring/Summer 2020 Collection & Daniel Arsham Collaboration in new campaign video.Discover the summer 2020 men’s collection by Kim Jones, featuring looks and accessories designed with the artist Daniel Arsham. Continue reading

10/14/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 14- 21, 2019

Fall is finally here! In New York that means cool mornings, sweater weather afternoons, jacket evenings and the arts. We have street art in Da Bronx, 90’s R&B in Harlem and Dance honors its own in the Village.  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city… Continue reading

9/17/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jean Michel Basquiat Documentary

Jean Michel Basquiat went from obscurity and poverty to unbelievable wealth and critic acclaim.   Continue reading

8/21/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 21 – August 28, 2019

New York City is in vacation mode that means everyone is taking it easy and savoring lazy warm afternoons and warm humid nights. We have great events indoors and out and many are free!  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed… Continue reading

The 7/17/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: July 17 through July 23, 2019

Heatwave! New York City is getting ready to become steamy, hot, and sticky- yeah summer in NYC is the best! We have great events indoors and out. There is interactive art on Randall’s Island, Dance in Central Park and on Fire Island, and a jazz brunch in Harlem. Here are… Continue reading

6/27/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THE WEEK: June 27- July 3- Pride… And More

The weather is starting to feel a lot like Summer- the perfect week to celebrate Pride NYC.  There’s a variety show in Harlem, and a river cruise to view Sunday fireworks. A 30th birthday celebration in bed-Stuy and opera icons share greatest and on Broadway gets stung by the Secret… Continue reading

6/16/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: June 17 through June 23, 2019

Summer is finally here! Yes Friday June 21 is the summer solstice; the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. Its New York Dance Week Festival so people are shaking up the entire five boroughs. And films honoring ballet and opera icons share greatest and on… Continue reading

6/9/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: June 9 Through June 16, 2019

Sunny days just makes New Yorkers even more festive. We have a dance tribute in Queens, a film on an Opera icon and Jumping Jack Flash in New Jersey. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and… Continue reading

5/30/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: May 30th through June 3, 2019

The weather is warming as the days are getting longer this gives New Yorkers are time to be out and about. We have a tribute to an R&B legend at the legendary Apollo Theater, a first Saturday celebration in Brooklyn and seniors dancing in Harlem. Here are a few of… Continue reading

5/21/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: May 20- May 27, 2019

It’s here! Memorial Day weekend- the official start of summer. We have an African-diaspora cultural festival in Brooklyn, and Afrobeats in Midtown. A genie grants big screen wishes and Love In Bloom on Staten Island. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed… Continue reading

5/14/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART MEETS FASHION: A BATHING APE® x Schuco G550L BAPE XXV

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr BAPE releases special Schuco Mercedes miniature for its 25th anniversary. Having celebrated its 25th anniversary late last year, BAPE continues to roll out its impressive collaborative lineup specially made for the festivities.This time around BAPE’s joint effort with Germany based toy company Schuco will be up for… Continue reading

5/13/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: May 13- 20, 2019

Its mid- May great walking weather. The dark heavy jackets have been replaced by light sweaters and floral prints as New Yorkers stroll down bustling streets in the world’s cultural Mecca. Art and dance are everywhere from Midtown to Brooklyn; we have Latin jazz in Harlem and Shakespeare and the… Continue reading

5/13/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Nike SB Air Jordan 1 Lakers Review & Wiping OFF Paint!

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr The Air Jordan 1 Lakers SB Defiant features a purple and yellow color scheme that fades away to reveal a Chicago color way. Not only that but this Air Jordan 1 Nike SB features an air unit in the insole. Seth Fowler does amazing reviews. Continue reading

5/6/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez Hip Hop Celebration: Wu-Tang Clan District Naming Ceremony In Staten Island

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr The city of NewYork has just declared the Park Hill neighborhood of Staten Island The Wu-Tang District. The decision for the naming was made back in December when the New York City Council voted unanimously for the new street sign.  Continue reading

5/6/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez AUTOMOBILE MEET ART: Million Dollar Hot Wheels Collection

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr A toy cars enthusiast has amassed the world’s most valuable Hot Wheels collection – worth over $1million. Extreme collector Bruce Pascal received his first Hot Wheels car at the age of seven and have been collecting ever since. Continue reading

5/3/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: Friday May 3 Through Monday May 6

The weekend is finally here and New York is gearing up rain or shine. We have music and fashion in Harlem, dance from Lincoln Center to Williamsburg; while the Avengers take it to the limit one more time. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city… Continue reading

4/29/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Alife x adidas Consortium Nizza Hi

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Alife gives adidas Consortium’s Nizza Hi A-Club inspired makeover.Wristband accessories can be worn or styled on the sneakers. Adidas Consortium Nizza Hi to hit Alife’s web store and New York outpost on May 2,2019 global retailers will receive the silhouette on May 11,2019. Continue reading

4/28/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART: Inside Lenny Kravitz’s Brazilian Farm Compound

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Lenny Kravitz show his viewer’s a tour of his incredible Brazilian farm compound. Built on an 18th-century coffee plantation, his home is set on a working farm that feeds every guest that comes through.  Continue reading

4/21/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: April 22 Through April 29, 2019

Happy Easter and Passover New Yorkers will be out and about in their Easter bonnets!  This week we have dance at Lincoln Center and R&B legends are at the legendary Apollo. Orchids are in bloom in The Bronx and a Creole Food Festival in lower Manhattan. Here are a few of… Continue reading

4/7/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: April 7 through April 14, 2019

Its beginning to feel a lot like springtime, and New Yorkers are out and about!  And this week we have a new film about the Queen of Soul and a Fosse muse on Broadway. America’s mother of modern dance turns 93 in Chelsea and Arthur Mitchell’s dream turns 50. Here are… Continue reading

3/21/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: March 24- March 31, 2019

  It’s the first weekend of spring and time its time to get out and about! We have Warhol in Meatpacking and Jean- Michel Basquiat in the East Village. Dance from Williamsburg in Brooklyn to Westchester Ave. in Da Bronx. And The Grateful Dead share with kids while the Temptations are… Continue reading

3/21/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: March 20- March 24, 2019

  Spring has finally arrived! Soon the flowers will be in bloom and love will be in the air. And if you love the arts you will find dance from Da Bronx to the Chelsea, music in Brooklyn and at Radio City Music Hall, karaoke night in Garden City and… Continue reading

3/10/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: March 10- March 16, 2019

New York, New York a helluva town! This week we have theatre in Brooklyn, on Broadway and “Da Bronx”. Chi-town is dancing in our town; and art from Fifth Avenue to Flatbush Avenue. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you… Continue reading

3/4/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: March 4- March 10, 2019

Well March has come in like a lion. Snow and frigid temperatures are in the immediate forecast, but that has never stopped New Yorkers from having a great time. This week we are dancing north, south, east and Westside. Art from Museum Mile to Flatbush Avenue; and cutting edge theatre in… Continue reading

2/24/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: February 25 – March 3, 2019

February is almost over!!! That means spring is less than four weeks away but, New York City isn’t waiting for springtime to create fun time. This week we have dance from Lincoln Center to DUMBO. Art from Museum Mile to the East Village; and cutting edge theatre in Brooklyn and the… Continue reading

2/19/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

It’s school winter break and the kids are home! Don’t worry! There are things for everyone. We have dance from Lincoln Center to Chinatown. Art on Museum Mile; and music from Harlem to Brooklyn. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you… Continue reading

1/11/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: KAWS x Dior Pink ‘BFF’ Plush Officially Available Now With Eye-Popping Retail Price

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr KAWS and Dior Pink ‘BFF’ Plush is officially available now with an eye-popping retail price.Dior has begun rolling out its second Spring/Summer 2019 delivery, which means more collaborative KAWS goods. Continue reading

12/12/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez AUTOMOBILE: BSTN Teams Up With Jordan Brand to Produce Ducati 916 “Concord”

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr BSTN has teamed up with Jordan Brand and customization workshop IMPULS to produce a one a kind Ducati 916 motorcycle. Continue reading

12/11/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Mickey Mouse x Swatch by Damien Hirst

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr The largest watch maker in the world teams up with Walt Disney’s most historic creation 90th anniversary  “Mickey Mouse”and then ask Damien Hirst to create this collaborative timepiece.  Continue reading

11/22/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: November 22 through December 1, 2018 (Including Thanksgiving Weekend Guide)- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and More

Thanksgiving signals the official start of the holiday season. It is also the beginning of the holiday arts season and this week the excitement is palpable. Theatre aboard from City College to Hell’s Kitchen, music brings back the 60’s on the Upper Westside, with protest art in Chelsea; and while the Ailey company celebrates turning 60… Continue reading

11/10/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Who Were The Kemites? They Ruled The Land You Call Egypt.

The Kemites were an african people who established one of the earliest, most enduring, and most impactful civilizations of all time. Kemet is humanity’s oldest documented culture and the inspiration for everything associated with civilization and human genius. Kemet is most commonly associated with Ancient Egypt. It is the civilisation… Continue reading

10/25/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING- WEEKEND PICKS: OCTOBER 25 THROUGH OCTOBER 28, 2018

It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall in New York City. The chill in the air reminds us that culture and fall go together like NYC bagels and lox. This week there is art by older artists at MoMA, Jazz heating up the Village, scary movies for those pre-Halloween gitters, and dance all over NYC. Here… Continue reading

10/10/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez VISUAL ART: Banksy Painting Self Destructs After $1.4 Million Sale

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr A rare Bansky artwork, Girl With a Balloon (2006), self-destructed moments after it was sold for a record setting bid of $1.4 million at Sotheby in New York City. Immediately after the sale, the artwork set off an alarm and its canvas slipped through a shredder built… Continue reading

10/7/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 7 through October 14, 2018

New York City in October is a great time of year (well anytime is a great time in NYC). This week there is outdoor sculpture in Harlem,  Jazz in Brooklyn, Pizza in the Bronx and Dance honors its own at The Bessies. Here are a few of the many events happening… Continue reading

8/27/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez MODERN ART: Yayoi Kusama And MoMa Join Forces For Collaborative Skate Decks

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr MoMa and Yayoi Kusama join forces for a selection of collaborative skate decks, emblazoned with Kusama’s inimitable dot artwork. Kusama’s Infinity Nets painting will reportedly join the other two designs as a triptych, though official imagery has yet to surface. Continue reading

8/12/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 12 Thru August 18, 2018- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

The Dog Days of August continues! The three H’s- hazy, hot and humid are in full effect. Whether you are trying to stay cool at a water festival in Brooklyn, experiencing art in Harlem, or enjoying a secret garden in the Bronx there is something for everyone. Here are a few… Continue reading

8/3/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 3 Thru August 10, 2018- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

The Dog Days of August are upon us! New York City is hot, steamy, sweaty and half naked-which means it’s “hot fun in the summertime”. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

7/17/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK JULY 17- JULY 23, 2018: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre … and More

Mid- July Heatwave, NYC beach and barbecue continues!  New York City is hot. We have modernist sculpture off Fifth Avenue. Beautiful bodies dancing on Fire Island and the Upper Westside. Jokes in Harlem and Hawaii comes to the Bronx.  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that… Continue reading

6/24/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK JUNE 24 THRU JULY: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and More

Summer has finally arrived and New York City and the arts are heating up. Inspiring visual art is drawing them in from Harlem to the Bowery. Dance swirls around Brooklyn, Lincoln Center, Chelsea and Lower Manhattan. While a famous DJ spins music  in Crown Heights and jazz get’s down in… Continue reading

6/10/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: JUNE 10- 17, 2018

New York City in late spring, and the city is in full bloom. We have art blossoming in Uptown and Midtown, dance swirls around Lincoln Center and Chelsea, female jewels thieves stealing the movie box office and Denzel on Broadway. Here are a few of the many events happening in the… Continue reading

5/24/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK 5/24- 5/31: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre … And More

Memorial Day is here!  The weather is finally getting warm, people are out and city is abounding with activity “24- 7- 365”. We have art celebrating popular culture in Harlem. Dance in Midtown and love is in full bloom on Staten Island. Here are a few of the many events… Continue reading

4/1/18 O&A NYC OUT AND ABOUT- WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: Spring Break!!!!

Spring Break is here! And the city is abounding with activity “24- 7- 365”. We have art celebrating popular culture in Harlem. Ballet, modern and more throughout the city. Blockbuster and Indie film share the silver screen,  jazz to Motown grooves Midtown and the world’s most exotic cars hit the… Continue reading

3/22/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Should Nike retro the Stash x Nike Air Classic BW?

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr STASH has had a longstanding relationship with Nike and in this video he discusses his sneaker career, starting out as a relatively uneducated shoe store owner to where he is today.  Continue reading

3/19/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez DANCE: Droid vs Koolaid | Top 10 Battles of 2017

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr D.R.E.A.M Ring had one of the best top ten dance battle of the year, between Droid and Koolaid. This is a special for 2017. Out and About NYC Magazine would like to see more talent for 2018. Continue reading

2/5/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez OSCAR AWARDS: Kobe Bryant Wins Oscar for His Animated Short Film, ‘Dear Basketball’

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Five time NBA champ and Oscar winner. Kobe Bryant‘s legacy continues to grow after winning an Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards. The former NBA shooting guard’s Dear Basketball beat out Garden Party, Lou, Negative Space and Revolting Rhymes for Best Animated Short Film. Continue reading

2/21/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART: Midtown Manhattan NYC – Recyclism

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Zimbabwe-based artist Zayd Menk created a meticulous scale model of New York City’s downtown Manhattan out of recycled motherboards, hot glue sticks, various CPU bits and three months of calculations via data collected from sites. Continue reading

2/17/18 ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES (ART): Basquiat – Documentary

A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Continue reading

2/13/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 Accessories

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Supreme 2018’s spring/summer collection will undoubtedly please and satisfy the seemingly random item seekers.The highlight of the season is, without a question, the Stern produced pinball machine. Continue reading

2/12/18 O&A NYC ART: The National Portrait Gallery Unveils Barack And Michelle Obama Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. The paintings were being unveiled Monday February 12, 2018 (the official holiday of Abraham Lincoln) at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection… Continue reading

2/7/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2018 Campaign

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Introducing the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2018 Campaign photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth, featuring Shanelle Nyasiase and art directed by M/M Paris. Video by Masha Vasyukova. Continue reading

2/6/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ARTISTIC DESIGN: DSPTCH & Medicom Toy Drop A Concrete Pattern BE@RBRICK Set

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Medicom Toy recently collaborated with DSPTCH on a concrete pattern BE@RBRICK set. Comprised of a 400% and 100% iterations, the concrete-themed set of BE@RBRICKs is inspired by the urban outdoors use of DSPTCH carrying gear. Continue reading

2/3/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: 12 Incredible Facts About Nigeria

Here are 12 Incredible Facts About Nigeria  Continue reading

12/30/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES SHORT FILM: Adidas Calling All Creators

Adidas teams up with Alexander Wang, Pharrell Williams, Pusha T, James Harden, Karlie Kloss, Lionel Messi, Jeremy Lin, Von Miller, Garbine Muguruza, Tracy McGrady, Carlos Correa and many more.  Continue reading

11/24/17 (repost) O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez MUSIC MEETS ART: LOUIS XIII Cognac presents « 100 Years » By Pharrell Williams

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr It is this interdisciplinary approach to the arts that has endeared Pharrell Williams to the LOUIS XIII family — making him the all but obvious choice to front its newly-hatched call attraction campaign. Continue reading

11/24/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez MUSIC MEETS ART: LOUIS XIII Cognac presents « 100 Years » By Pharrell Williams

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr It is this interdisciplinary approach to the arts that has endeared Pharrell Williams to the LOUIS XIII family — making him the all but obvious choice to front its newly-hatched call attraction campaign. Continue reading

11/24/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART MEETS FASHION: Medicom Toy x Nike SB Zoom Dunk Elite “BE@RBRICK”

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr Nike is reviving some of the Nike SB heritage releases with its latest drop: Medicom Toy x Nike Zoom Dunk Elite BE@RBRICK. The sneaker features its classic frayed denim look with both black and inner denim panels creating a two tone effect. Continue reading

11/4/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART: Brooklyn Museum Presents Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies In Ancient Egypt

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr In the ancient burial ground at Saqqara, Egypt one animal cemetery alone has yielded over four million individual ibis mummies. And the nearby dog cemetery contained over seven million mummies, with countless others found throughout Egypt. Continue reading

9/6/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART INSTALLATION: Tom Sachs Opens “Objects of Devotion” @ Sperone Westwater Gallery

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Tom Sachs has launched his fourth solo exhibit at the Sperone Westwater Gallery in New York City. Titled Objects of Devotion, the immersive showcase will highlight an extensive array of Tom Sachs’s handmade projects under that were created from everyday found materials such as plywood, Tyvek, and… Continue reading

7/26/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION MEETS ART: Virgil Abloh Hand Picked To Design 2017 New York City Ballet Fall Gala Costumes

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. For the 2017 New York City Ballet Fall Gala, Off White Virgil Agbloh will join forces with Laura Kim, Fernando Garcia, Jonathan Saunders and Tsumori Chisato to create its costumes. Continue reading

7/25/17 O&A NYC DANCE: There Is No movement Without Rhythm- Romano Passinho

“Everything is rhythm”- Brazilian dance/performance artist Romano Passinho Continue reading

7/22/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez: Maya Angelou- In Her Own Words

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Maya Angelou and some of the people who know her best sit down with journalist Felix Augustine where some of her deepest secrets are uncovered like never before.  Continue reading

7/10/17 O&A NYC OUT AND ABOUT: PICKS OF THE WEEK- What’s Happening This Week July 10- July 17, 2017

Summer is here and the city is abounding with activity “24- 7- 365”. We have art celebrating popular culture in Brooklyn. Dance honoring dancers downtown. Blockbuster and Indie film share the silver screen, music blends with movement to reflect on Asian culture at Carnegie Hall, and the swashbuckling continues in… Continue reading

7/8/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Kris Van Assche Previews Dior Homme Limited Edition Skateboard Decks

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Dior Homme the menswear division of Christian Dior and helmed by Belgian fashion designer Kris Van Assche unveils a sneak peek at the brand’s Summer 2018 skateboard decks.   Continue reading

7/3/17 O&A NYC- OUT AND ABOUT- PICKS OF THE WEEK: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theater and the Fourth of July! – What’s Happening This Week 7/3- 7/9

Happy July 4th! Many are going to take the week off for a “Staycation” (an in-the-city vacation). Hanging out in NYC is an incredible summer Staycation. We have fine art  in Meatpacking and Bowery, dance from Lincoln Center to Prospect Park, Blockbuster and Indie film, music in the park and theatre,… Continue reading

(REPOST) 7/11/15 O&A Its Saturday- Anything Goes: ESPN The full Monty ( The Complete Body Issue)

The annual ESPN Body Issue hit the newsstands Friday. The Issue celebrates  twenty-four athletes of every shape and size, and they are willing to bare it all — not just their muscled physique, but also their honesty about the insecurities anyone can face, even the fittest among us.  Continue reading

5/30/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART MEETS FASHION: Brooklyn Museum Presents – Fashion Night Modern Black Dandies

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. The Brooklyn Museum and Aperture Foundation invite you to celebrate black men’s style as a form of personal politics with a night of fashion, film, and music, organized in honor of author Shantrelle P. Lewis’s new book, Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style. June… Continue reading

5/15/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez POP-ART: Jeff Koons Erects Colorful New ‘Seated Ballerina’ Sculpture in NYC

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Jeff Koons has recently placed his 45-foot-tall Seated Ballerina sculpture in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The inflatable structure is part of the acclaimed artist’s Antiquity series and was inspired by a porcelain figurine, as per a press release statement.  Continue reading

5/14/17 O&A NYC ART: Peter McMath- Art Meets Fashion For Mother’s Day At Bloomingdales

Artist Peter McMath’s fascination with nature and color has become a major fashion element for the Mother’s Day celebration at Bloomingdales. The windows on 59th Street abound with McMath’s art, paper sculptures and accessories. A collaboration with the Central Park Conservancy, Bloomingdales and the artist the Mother’s Day visuals will… Continue reading

4/27/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Chanel’s Gabrielle Bag Campaign Film Starring Pharrell Williams

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.   Chanel’s Gabrielle handbag ad campaign with Pharrell Williams.Pharrell Williams has made history by becoming Chanel’s first bag campaign male model. Continue reading

4/22/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: KAWS x Peanuts Uniqlo UT Collection 2017

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. KAWS x Peanuts Uniqlo UT Collection is here.T-shirt and toy collection, special tote bags and slippers are expected to accompany the release. KAWS x Peanuts Uniqlo UT is set to drop on April 28,2017 at Uniqlo stores and online. Continue reading

8/16/17 (Repost) O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2017 Campaign Channels England’s ’60s Soul Movement

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Gucci’s latest campaign references England’s underground Northern Soul movement of the ’60s while highlighting its vibrant and eclectic 2017 pre-fall collection.  Continue reading

4/12/17 O&A NYC EVENT: Brooklyn Museum Honors Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

By Walter Rutledge and Adewale Adekanbi On Monday April 3rd the Brooklyn Museum held its annual Brooklyn Artists Ball. The event celebrates Brooklyn’s creative community and supports the institution’s many year-round programs; and is also the largest annual fundraising gala at the Brooklyn Museum. This year’s event honored singer/songwriters and… Continue reading

ACRONYM 4/10/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: ACRONYM Unleashes Video Lookbook for Its 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Errolson Hugh‘s latest offering for his Acronym imprint with its 2017 spring collection. The brand’s signature  lineup introduces a stream of seasonal items that effortlessly straddles the line between style and substance.  Continue reading

3/24/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART MEETS FASHION: Kaws X Air Jordan 4 In Grey Suede

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. KAWS x Air Jordan 4 will release on March 31st, 2017 for $350. The upcoming Air Jordan 4 might be one of the best sneaker releases of the year and perhaps one of Jordan Brand’s best collaborations in recent memory. Continue reading

3/9/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION MEETS ART: Adidas Originals SoHo Has An Exhibit by Freehand Profit

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Adidas Originals SoHo, New York store unveiled a new art exhibit by Gary Lockwood, better known as Freehand profit. Gary Lockwood makes current custom-made masks, assembled from deconstructed sneakers. Continue reading

2/21/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: KENZO “Music Is My Mistress”, A Film By Kahlil Joseph

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Tracee Ellis Ross and Jesse Williams celebrate black artists and activists in Kenzo’s new film. After first teasing a new fashion film to accompany the print images for their Spring/Summer 2017 campaign last month, KENZO creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have finally shared the full… Continue reading

2/7/17 O&A WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Pharrell And G-Star RAW Launch New S/S17 Elwood X25 Collection

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Pharrell Williams and G-Star RAW are reinterpreting the 3D G-Star icon that celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, courtesy of the new G-Star Elwood X25 campaign for Spring/Summer 2017. Continue reading

1/27/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART: The World Of KAWS – His Latest VR Experience

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Enter the world of contemporary artist, 
KAWS, through the magically immersive technology of virtual reality.  Continue reading

1/4/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART: The Best Of Banksy Street Art

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and… Continue reading

10/18/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART: Kehinde Wiley- The World Stage Jamaica

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage Jamaica, an exhibition that features Jamaican men and women assuming poses taken from 17th and 18th Century British portraiture was seen in New York at Stephen Friedman Gallery from October 15 2013 – November 16, 2013. The collection was the first one in the… Continue reading

11/15/16 O&A NYC PREVIEW: Winter At Westbeth

Winter At Westbeth, a documentary film by Australian filmmaker Rohan Spong, follows the lives of three seasoned artists living in New York City’s Westbeth Artists Housing. The film makes its international premiere at the IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, as part of DOC NYC; New York’s annual festival of documentary films.  Continue reading

10/14/16 O&A NYC WHAT HAPPENING THIS WEEK: Friday, October 14 through Thursday, October 20, 2016 Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre … And More

By Walter Rutledge Fall is in full swing and is quickly ushering in the holiday arts season. This week we honor dance in Brooklyn, celebrate Jazz on Staten Island, and watch Denzel Washington save a western town. Here are a few of the many events taking place in the city that… Continue reading

9/14/16 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Color of Reality by Alexa Meade- Featuring Movement Artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck

  Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck enveloped by the art of Alexa Meade’s art of visual storytelling in Color of Reality, a short film written, directed, and choreographed by Jon Boogz.  Continue reading

9/1/16 O&A NYC WITH Walestylez FASHION: The New Order- Willow and Jaden Smith

Willow and Jaden Smith remain on the cutting edge of fashion. In an article by fellow fashionista Pharrell Williams the talented brother and sister duo express their fashion savvy. Continue reading

8/22/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART: Naked Donald Trump Statue Strips Down Nationwide

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Just when you thought you’d really, truly seen too much of Donald Trump, life-size ass-naked statues of him start popping up around the country, starting in New York City’s Union Square last Thursday morning. Continue reading

6/30/16 O&A NYC AUTOMOBILE: Rolls- Royce 103EX The Next Generation Of Luxury

Rolls-Royce has been pushing the boundaries of art and engineering for over 100 years. The wild Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 made its debut at London’s Roundhouse arts venue. Continue reading

4/27/16 O&A NYC ART: Street Art Unveiled At The Faison Firehouse Theater

By Adewale Adekanbi Bertolt Brecht remarked, “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” Not A Crime, a campaign begun six months ago, uses the hammer of art to raise awareness to Iranian human rights abuses. On Monday, April 25 the… Continue reading

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