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 his own painting for the first time. 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 director of Supreme. 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 SargentVirgil 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 website.

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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 chain gang. On Saturday August 29 Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn (also known as Creative Outlet or just C.O.) will also use the power of dance to heal a community with Peace One Love, an afternoon of the arts celebrating the spirit of the now internationally recognized Black Lives Matter movement.   Continue reading

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

Vamp.1986.rmvb_001402278Vamp 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