A First Look Inside Jerkface's "Donuts" Pop-Up Exhibit in NYC

“Donuts are life,” expressed NYC-based artist Jerkface. In fact, “Donuts” is the moniker for his brand new pop-up exhibition in lower Manhattan made in partnership with Hong Kong’s Over The Influence Gallery. The eye-catching presentation features a slew of new paintings embellished with a vivid cast of iconic cartoon characters spanning Mickey Mouse, Spongebob Squarepants, and Marvin The Martian.

Why highlight just this one confectionary treat? Well, the artist professed that “the donut from The Simpsons represents so much and no artist has really exemplified that.” Having added: “It’s a great representation of American pop culture.” In regards to his harsh critics, “Having the courage to paint just a donut on a canvas, you don’t know how people are going to react. They’ll probably say ‘Oh, it’s just a donut,'” said Jerkface.

Jerkface will launch a book-signing at the pop-up show on June 18 from 1-3 p.m. EST. Take a look at the exhibit above before its official launch and then find the address below.

Jerkface “Donuts” Exhibit

393 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
United States

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G4SHI Joins Roc Nation Family; Releases “Turn Me Down”

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In celebration of his new management deal with Roc Nation, G4SHI drops off some new music. Coming off the extremely successful run of his viral effort “Disrespectful,” which single-handedly has been featured on Spotify’s “Rap Caviar” and “Most Necessary” playlists and has amassed over 15M+ collective stream in just under 3 months, the NYC native is back with a brand new single. Appropriately titled “Turn Me Down,” the Spaceprimates & Bham-produced banger serves as the latest leak off the genre blending multi- artist’s soon to be released Stairs 2 project.

Be sure to catch him live in his hometown of Brooklyn at Rough Trade on June 17th and in West Hollywood at The Roxy on June 24th. Purchase your tickets via Songkick here.

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Related: New Video: G4shi “Disrespectful”


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Brioni Appoints Nina-Maria Nitsche as Its New Creative Director

As we reported last fall, designer Justin O’Shea parted ways with high-end fashion house Brioni after only six months of time with the Italian brand. With a frenzy of fashion weeks upon us, Brioni has now named Nina-Maria Nitsche as the company’s creative director. “Ever since meeting her in 1996, I have been impressed by her creative approach,” says Fabrizio Malverdi, Brioni’s new chief executive. “Her point of view will allow the brand’s core values to prosper and yet inject a contemporary dialogue that will enable Brioni to evolve into the future.” In the past, Nina-Maria Nitsche has worked with Maison Martin Margiela, Vetements and other high-profile luxury outfits.

For more, check out Brioni’s 2017 spring/summer collection.

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The Jordan Formula 23 "Quai 54" Honors France's Legendary Streetball Tournament

Every year, Jordan Brand releases a variety of special sneakers to commemorate the Quai 54 streetball tournament in Paris, and this year the first shoe on the docket is a new rendition of the Jordan Formula 23. Sporting a simple look, the shoe has red, blue and white hits of color along its black mesh body, meant to represent the French Flag. The model is finished off with a rubber white outsole and Nike Dry mesh lining on the interior of the shoe so it stays dry.

The Jordan Formula 23 “Quai 54” is only the first of this year’s collection. Reports indicate that the set will also contain a “Quai 54” colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG and the Air Jordan 31. We’ll keep you updated as soon as info on those come out.

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New Music: Tank “When We”

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Tank is always in the mood for good loving. The R&B singer delivers the perfect baby making record this summer with his new single, “When We.” Just over five minutes, the veteran crooner holds nothing back, getting very explicit and in detail when it comes to physical play under the sheets. Get the song on all streaming platforms and digital retailers by clicking here.

Listen below and stay tuned for details on the singer’s follow-up to 2016’s Sex Love & Pain II.

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Previously: Chris Brown Feat. Tank, R. Kelly & Anthony Hamilton – “Back To Sleep (Remix)”


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Virgil Abloh Worked with Jenny Holzer to Give His Pitti Uomo Show A "Female Voice"

The Off-White designer Virgil Abloh and artist Jenny Holzer collaborated on Off-White’s first presentation for Pitti Uomo in Florence, but the road of getting there was highly detailed. In an interview with WMagazine, the two explained their history together and the turnaround of their joint project.

Abloh, very much looking forward being featured as a guest artist at Pitti Uomo wanted to do something bigger than his smaller scaled presentations, so he contacted Holzer after he realized he needed the respected vision of a female peer. His circle, although talented, is very heavily male dominated. Holzer, 66-years of age, has a reputation for her text-based, multi-platform projections, which he needed for the theme of his installation: the international refugee crisis and immigration. The topic resonated with Abloh being the son of an immigrant, as well as his interests in text, typography, and statements, which would lend itself working with Holzer to create a fashion statement that would convey his theme.

Holzer was intrigued by Abloh’s open-minded approach, which came out of the blue to her, as well by his wide range of concerns and curiosities. Her intrigue didn’t keep her from testing the young professional, she began suggesting the idea of creating light projections for an iconic building in the middle of Florence before they decided on a location. She’d send poems by Anna Swirzczynska, a volunteer nurse during the Warsaw uprising in 1944, as they were relevant to the events in Syria. Abloh didn’t shy away from the material, despite receiving one that was a particularly rough piece and not flinching. It was here Abloh gained Holzer’s trust.

The two began communicating via email, text and their assistants. They choose the Pitti Palace, where during the show the chosen poems would scroll up either side of the entrance before Bloody Osiris-styled models would walk across the piazza, with Holzer’s text washing them over in lights and letters. Several of Abloh’s pieces bore red diode signs with pieces of text by refugee poet Omid Shams. It was his way of paying tribute to Holzer’s use of refugee poems in her light projections.

Guests arrived in their invitation pieces, glowing orange t-shirts with visual life vest instructions meant to illustrate oceans and borders and life rafts, according to Abloh. “…and how many people die trying just to get from one place to another” he continued, all tying into his overall theme of the immigration crisis.

For Abloh, Off-White has never been just a clothing brand. For him, it’s a platform to make art and to express himself. “To me, it’s a platform to make art and to represent something else. If the show triggers even two kids to go dig deeper, then it was worth it. I’m using my platform to nudge things along in a direction that’s, I guess, a little more utopian.”

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Michael Phelps Will Race Against a Great White Shark for "Shark Week"

Following in the footsteps of Floyd Mayweather Jr., 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps will come out of retirement to compete against someone that doesn’t even compete in his sport: a shark. And not just any shark, he’s going to race a great white shark.

According to Discovery Channel’s press release, the most decorated Olympian of all time will race a great white shark as part of “Shark Week” on July 23.

“They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on!”

A simple Google query reveals the speed of a great white as being 25 mph, while ESPN clocked Phelps at 6 mph back in 2010. As Bleacher Report states, if Phelps is going to have any chance “the distance and the shark’s state of mind will certainly play a role in the race,” among other factors, including will this be in open water, and can the shark do the butterfly?

Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White airs Sunday, July 23, at 8 p.m. ET.

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DJ Khaled Heads to Stadium Goods to Show Off His Air Jordan 3 Collaboration

It’s been a big week for DJ Khaled. Ahead of today’s release of his new single with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Khaled hit up Stadium Goods to offer up a closer look at his coveted Air Jordan 3 collaboration. Decked out in red and elephant print and crafted in honor of his upcoming LP, Grateful, the co-branded kicks are cemented by special “WE THE BEST”-flanked Jumpman logos while hashtags — #majorkey, #blessup, #jumpman23 — appear under the heel tab as a nod to his social media prowess. Khaled told Stadium Goods that his love for the Miami Heat and the classic Bulls-inspired colorway of the Air Jordan 1 led to the shoe’s predominately red look. Naturally, the mogul says the kicks are his favorite Jordans of all time.

Though a friends and family release, fans still have a chance of copping a pair: those who pre-order a copy of the upcoming album will be entered for a chance to win the shoe while Khaled told Stadium Goods, “I want you to know that I’m giving these to the kids in the community as well. And the kids that couldn’t afford or get a pair of Jordans, I’m going to actually give a pair to them, too.”

Grateful drops June 23.

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