Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

October 04, 2014–January 18, 2015

Contemporary Galleries, second floor; The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor; The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery, second floor; Projects Gallery, second floor

Robert Gober (American, born 1954) Untitled. 1991 Wood, beeswax, leather, fabric, and human hair. 13 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 46 1/8″ (33.6 x 41.9 x 117.2 cm)  The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Background: Forest, 1991 Hand-painted silkscreen on paper Image Credit: K. Ignatiadis, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober

Robert Gober (American, born 1954)
Untitled. 1991
Wood, beeswax, leather, fabric, and human hair. 13 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 46 1/8″ (33.6 x 41.9 x 117.2 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser
Background: Forest, 1991
Hand-painted silkscreen on paper
Image Credit: K. Ignatiadis, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery
© 2014 Robert Gober

Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, made possible by Hyundai Card, is the first large-scale survey of Robert Gober’s career to take place in the United States. Robert Gober (American, b. 1954) rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant artists of his generation. Early in his career he made deceptively simple sculptures of everyday objects—beginning with sinks before moving on to domestic furniture such as playpens, beds, and doors. In the 1990s, his practice evolved from single works to theatrical room-sized environments. Featuring loans from institutions and private collections in North America and Europe as well as selections from the artist’s collection, the exhibition includes around 130 works across several mediums, including individual sculptures and immersive sculptural environments and a distinctive body of drawings, prints, and photographs. The loosely chronological presentation traces the development of this remarkable body of work, highlighting themes and motifs that emerged in the early 1980s and continue to inform Gober’s work today.

Robert Gober (American, born 1954) Untitled. 1994 – 1995 Wood, beeswax, brick, plaster, plastic, leather, iron, charcoal, cotton socks, electric light and motor. 47 3/8 × 47 × 34″ (120.3 × 119.4 × 86.4 cm) Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, on permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel Image Credit: D. James Dee, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober

Robert Gober (American, born 1954)
Untitled. 1994 – 1995
Wood, beeswax, brick, plaster, plastic, leather, iron, charcoal, cotton socks, electric light and motor. 47 3/8 × 47 × 34″ (120.3 × 119.4 × 86.4 cm)
Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, on permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel
Image Credit: D. James Dee, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery
© 2014 Robert Gober

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PepsiCo Launches “Purple On!” Anti-Bullying Campaign In Support of GLAAD’s Annual Spirit Day

PepsiCo today announced a “Purple On!” campaign against bullying. The campaign supports GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day on October 16, which inspires millions of Americans to wear purple to take a united stand against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. PepsiCo is the official food and beverage sponsor for Spirit Day.

As part of the campaign, PepsiCo is encouraging its employees to wear purple on Spirit Day and to share with their family members, friends and communities GLAAD’s anti-bullying messages and resources. This content, designed for educators, parents and students, is available at http://glaad.org/spiritday. PepsiCo also is activating a social media campaign using the hashtags #SpiritDay and #PurpleOn.

Additionally, Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America Division, will be among the speakers at GLAAD’s 2014 Game Changers! Gala in San Francisco on September 13.

Spirit Day coincides with the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) “Ally Week” as well as National Bullying Prevention Month. According to GLSEN’s 2011 National School Climate Survey, 63.5 percent of LGBT students reported feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation; 43.9 percent, because of their gender expression. GLSEN also reported that 81.9 percent of LGBT students reported being verbally harassed because of their sexual orientation; 63.9 percent, because of their gender expression.

“PepsiCo is deeply committed to building a workplace environment where all of our associates can bring their whole selves to work and are empowered to reach their full potential,” said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. “That’s why we are pleased to partner with GLAAD in support of Spirit Day, which fosters a spirit of inclusion in our communities.”

“PepsiCo leads by example and is a true ally of the LGBT community and our organization,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

Add Fun to Any Gift with New Award-Winning Warm Fuzzies™ Gift Bags from American Greetings

Every pile of birthday gifts waiting to be opened, collection of Christmas packages under the tree and table of presents at any party has that one gift everyone notices because of its exceptional appearance. At the next celebration, make your gift the standout with new Warm Fuzzies(TM) gift bags from American Greetings to take gift-giving to a new level of awesomeness.

Add some fun - and fur! - to any gift with Warm Fuzzies(TM) from American Greetings. Each of these stylin' new gift bags is a festive combination of googley eyes and long, brightly-colored faux fur.  Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and a rainbow of colors, these award-winning and buzz-worthy bags are ready to party! (PRNewsFoto/American Greetings Corporation)

Add some fun – and fur! – to any gift with Warm Fuzzies(TM) from American Greetings. Each of these stylin’ new gift bags is a festive combination of googley eyes and long, brightly-colored faux fur. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and a rainbow of colors, these award-winning and buzz-worthy bags are ready to party! (PRNewsFoto/American Greetings Corporation)

Add some fun – and fur! – to any gift with Warm Fuzzies. Each of these stylin’ new gift bags is a festive combination of googley eyes and long, brightly-colored faux fur that come in a variety of shapes, sizes and a rainbow of colors.  These premium, sewn fabric bags help recapture the magic of gift giving with a presentation that is part of the gift itself.  Beginning in mid-September, Warm Fuzzies will be available at select retail locations.

As an industry leader in innovative social expression products, American Greetings has introduced more than 100 new greeting card and gift presentation products under the Inventions(TM) brand, offering the ultimate collection of exciting, new-to-the world ways to celebrate birthdays and other happy occasions. Incorporating brand-new twists on cards and gift packaging, the result is the perfect selection of products that are sure to surprise and delight any recipient. Continue the fun and spread the wow factor of our dynamic gift packaging innovations by sharing your pictures, videos and messages on social platforms with the hashtag #wrappedinawesome.

Warm Fuzzies won first place in the “General Merchandise” category of the Product Showcase at last month’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo.  With more than 160 total products participating in the Product Showcase, the items were evaluated by esteemed retail attendees at this top-tier industry trade show.

Consumers can find Warm Fuzzies(TM), in addition to a great selection of fresh and inspiring cards and gift packaging products from American Greetings, at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores.  Those who enjoy sending e-cards can share American Greetings cards online from www.americangreetings.com.

Think Pink With Tanger Outlets And Help Fight Breast Cancer: Shop and Support the Search for a Cure During the Annual PinkSTYLE Campaign

In support of the ongoing efforts to end breast cancer, Tanger Outlets (a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 45 upscale outlet shopping centers in 26 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 13.7 million square feet leased to over 2,900 stores operated by more than 450 different brand name companies) invites its customers to “think pink” this Fall and help support the search for a cure during the 21(st) annual Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign. In 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 295,000 women will be diagnosed with

Tanger Outlets.  (PRNewsFoto/Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.)

Tanger Outlets. (PRNewsFoto/Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.)

breast cancer in the United States alone. More than 800 women are diagnosed each day and breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women across the nation.

From September 15 through October 25, the Tanger PinkSTYLE Campaign will take place at 43 Tanger Outlets in the United States and Canada. Shoppers can purchase 25% OFF Pink Cards in Savings Packs of five Pink Cards for five dollars and save 25% on a single item at participating stores. Customers can purchase as many Pink Card Savings Packs as they like from Tanger Shopper Services. Proceeds from Pink Cards will benefit breast cancer organizations in local communities as well as nationally through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Since 1994, Tanger Outlet Centers has contributed more than $13.5 million to breast cancer research through the PinkSTYLE Campaign, 5K races, Pink Partini Events and other breast cancer-related fundraising events across the country. In 2013, the company raised $1.5 million during PinkSTYLE, the most money raised in a single year since it began supporting this important cause.

“We are proud to join with our customers and tenants at our centers across the U.S. and Canada to bring awareness and raise much needed funds for breast cancer research and prevention,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. “We remain committed to supporting these important organizations that are helping further educate women on prevention and hopefully will find a cure to a disease that has affected so many women and families.”

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by the late Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In 2013, BCRF has committed $45 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers at major medical institutions across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China, the Middle East and Australia.  With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the eleventh time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator.  Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an “A+” by CharityWatch.  For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.

 

Narciso Rodriguez to Launch New Women’s Fragrance with Personal Appearance at Bloomingdale’s Flagship 59th Street Store

Images Provided by Beauté Prestige International

This fall, renowned American designer Narciso Rodriguez introduces a brand new women’s fragrance eponymously titled NARCISO, which  marks the designer’s fourth scent created in collaboration with Beauté Prestige International, the Paris-based fragrance division of the Shiseido Cosmetics Corporation. A man once shared with Narciso that “Every time my wife puts on one of your dresses, we never leave the house.” In the spirit of this sentiment, Narciso Rodriguez presents a fragrance that celebrates a woman’s powers of seduction with the utmost luxury.

Advertising Visual (Double Page)

Advertising Visual (Double Page)

A tribute to modern femininity, NARCISO signals a vital transformation for Rodriguez’s iconic fragrance collection without sacrificing the couture sensibility and timeless sensuality of the modern classic, for her. It embodies the mercurial nature of attraction and embraces the extremes of seduction with utmost grace. The epitome of unassuming elegance and intrepid sensuality, with a modern kind of elegance, embracing a femininity that’s both assertive and elusive, illuminating the universal magic of seduction and attraction, the Narciso Rodriguez woman seduces without artifice.

Narciso Rodriguez Portrait

Narciso Rodriguez Portrait

The fragrance’s name, NARCISO, is a nod to the designer’s first name and more; it has a universal force that resonates in mythology and romanticism. “Narciso is such an uncommon name and one can’t help but think of the Greek myth of Narcissus.” notes the designer. “There is so much history attached to the myth and so many romantic narratives suggested by it.” The story of Narcissus is not only about the reflection of oneself; it implies an eternal love story that applies to every woman’s seductive presence and the mysterious means of attraction. NARCISO reflects and embraces the enigma of passion and seduction.

The fragrance transforms notes of vetiver, the most elegant note from the classic woody family, with a daring olfactory composition that encapsulates intense femininity. While musk remains the signature heart of the scent, it’s a voluptuous musk softened by amber, providing warmth and sensuality. Assertive woody notes of vetiver and luminous white and dark cedars meet tender florals, lucid gardenia and soft radiant bulgarian rose to create a singular synthesis both bold and subtle. The result: A seductive most feminine fragrance that lingers and endures.

Narciso Eau de Parfum

Narciso Eau de Parfum

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BETSEY JOHNSON LAUNCHES ACTIVE-WEAR COLLECTION FOR FALL/WINTER 2014

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Get your heart rate going with Betsey in her first-ever active-wear collection! Inspired by her Fall/Winter 2013 runway show BJ Kicks A,Betsey Johnson debuts an athletic inspired line for the Fall/Winter 2014 season, entitled Betsey Johnson Performance. The collection allows you to kick into high gear with performance-oriented pieces like high-stretch nylon spandex leggings, heat-retaining fleece lined zip-ups, shape wear pants, and t-shirts with wicking and grip tape. For the more fashion forward, the collection features details as energetic and spunky as Betsey herself, including accents like micro fishnet textures, jacquard patterns, open exposures, body mapping, peplum shapes, corset piping, and bows.  Each piece is bound to make your workout a little more fun.

Betsey Johnson Activewear Sneak Peek

Betsey comments: “BJ loves Kicking A!  I’m so excited about the collaboration for the new active wear collection, which I feel has the perfect mix of performance, prettiness, and punk.

The Betsey Johnson Performance Collection retails between $49 and $120. The collection will be available early September at better department stores and on www.betseyjohnson.com.

BETSEY JOHNSON SPRING/SUMMER 2015 AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Betsey Johnson is set to show her Spring/Summer 2015 collection on September 10th, 2014 at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. From Soho to BohoStartlet to Hartlet and Hip to Hop, Betsey Johnson‘s latest promises to bring something special for every girl. Betsey’s SS15 show is sure to leave you emotional, sentimental, and reaching for a tissue.
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