Art

5/25/24 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ ART EXCLUSIVE: Takashi Murakami And Brooklyn Museum Launch Exclusive Merch Collection

In the art, design and even fashion world, Takashi Murakami is a widely recognized and celebrated name. Known for his signature multicolor flower motifs, the Japanese artist’s works have pervaded global exhibitions, special collaborations and even cozy pillows in living or bedrooms. Continue reading

5/9/24 O&A NYC MUSIC MEETS ART: Meet the Giants: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

With monumental works by renowned contemporary artists, Giants: Art from The Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys encourages “giant conversations” inspired by the works on view—critiquing society and celebrating Blackness. Continue reading

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