This Just In!: David Breslin And Adrienne Edwards Will Curate The 2021 Whitney Biennial

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that its 2021 Biennial, the 80th edition, will be co-organized by two brilliant members of the Museum’s curatorial department, David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards. The 2021 Whitney Biennial exhibition will open in the spring of 2021 and is presented by Tiffany & Co., which has been the lead sponsor of the Biennial since the Museum’s move downtown.

Image credit: Adrienne Edwards and David Breslin. Photograph by Bryan Derballa

Alice Pratt Brown Director Adam D. Weinberg noted: “The central aim of the Biennial is to be a barometer of contemporary American art. Each Biennial is a reflection of the cultural and social moment as it intersects with the passions, perspectives, and tastes of the curators. David and Adrienne will be a great team. They are inquisitive, curious, and are acutely attuned to the art of the current moment. No doubt they will bring fresh outlooks to this historic exhibition and reinvent it for these complex and challenging times.”

With a long history of exhibiting the most promising and influential artists and provoking debate, the Whitney Biennial is the Museum’s signature survey of the state of contemporary art in the United States. The Biennial, an invitational show of work produced in the preceding two years, was introduced by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, and it is the longest continuous series of exhibitions in the country to survey recent developments in American art.

Initiated by founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Whitney Biennial is the longest-running survey of American art. More than 3,600 artists have participated, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, Lynda Benglis, Frank Bowling, Joan Jonas, Barbara Kruger, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, David Wojnarowicz, Glenn Ligon, Yvonne Rainer, Zoe Leonard, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Mike Kelley, Lorna Simpson, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Julie Mehretu, Cecilia Vicuña, Mark Bradford, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Ellen Gallagher, Rachel Harrison, Wu Tsang, Nick Mauss, Sarah Michelson, Laura Owens, Postcommodity, Pope.L, Jeffrey Gibson, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden.

The biennials were originally organized by medium, with painting alternating with sculpture and works on paper. Starting in 1937, the Museum shifted to yearly exhibitions called Annuals. The current format—a survey show of work in all media occurring every two years—has been in place since 1973. The 2019 Biennial (still on partial view on the Museum’s sixth floor until October 27) was organized by two Whitney curators, Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley. It featured seventy-five artists and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound.

David Breslin was recently named the DeMartini Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Initiatives, a role he will assume this month. Since joining the Museum in 2016 as DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, Breslin has spearheaded the Museum’s collection-related activities, curating a series of major collection exhibitions and overseeing acquisitions. Working closely with his curatorial colleagues, he has organized or co-organized four timely and thematized collection displays, including Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960, An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017, Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s, and The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965, which is currently on view on the Museum’s seventh floor. In 2018, he co-curated (with David Kiehl) the landmark retrospective David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night.

Breslin came to the Whitney from the Menil Drawing Institute, where he created an ambitious program of exhibitions and public and scholarly events and helped to shape the design of the Institute’s new facility. He also oversaw work on the catalogue raisonné of the drawings of Jasper Johns and grew the collection. Prior to the Menil, Breslin served as the associate director of the research and academic program and associate curator of contemporary projects at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA; he also oversaw the Clark’s residential fellowship program and taught in the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. Breslin co-edited Art History and Emergency: Crises in the Visual Arts and Humanities (Yale University Press, 2016), a volume that grew from a Clark Conference he organized with art historian Darby English.

In 2018, Adrienne Edwards was named Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney. Previously, she served as curator of Performa since 2010 and as Curator at Large for the Walker Art Center since 2016.

At the Whitney, Edwards curated Jason Moran, the artist’s first museum show, now on view on the Museum’s eighth floor. She originated the exhibition at the Walker in 2018; it previously traveled to the ICA Boston and the Wexner Center for the Arts. The exhibition features a series of performances, Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon, curated by Edwards and Moran. She organized the event commencing the construction of David Hammons’s Day’s End, featuring a commission by composer Henry Threadgill and a “water” tango on the Hudson River by the Fire Department of the City of New York’s Marine Company 9. Earlier this year, Edwards organized Moved by the Motion: Sudden Rise, a series of performances based on a text co-written by Wu Tsang, boychild, and Fred Moten, which presented a collage of words, film, movements, and sounds.

For Performa, Edwards realized new boundary-defying commissions, as well as pathfinding conferences and film programs with a wide range of over forty international artists. While at the Walker, she co-led the institution-wide Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Initiative, an effort to expand ways of commissioning, studying, collecting, documenting, and conserving cross-disciplinary works. Edwards’s curatorial projects have included the critically acclaimed exhibition and catalogue Blackness in Abstraction, hosted by Pace Gallery in 2016. She also organized Frieze’s Artist Award and Live program in New York in 2018. Edwards taught art history and visual studies at New York University and The New School, and she is a contributor to the National Gallery of Art’s Center for the Advanced Study in Visual Art’s forthcoming publication Black Modernisms.

Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s Senior Deputy Director and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, said, “David and Adrienne truly represent the best spirit and ideals of the Whitney. Not only are they devoted to—and beloved by—living artists, but they bring to the art of our time a deep historical and scholarly awareness. The most recent editions of the Biennial have reaffirmed its vitality and relevance, and I look forward to discovering how another pair of Whitney curators will lend their voices to our signature exhibition.”

Tiffany & Co. Announces Tiffany & Love, the New Fragrances for Him and for Her

Tiffany & Co. today announced the launch of the brand’s latest fragrances, Tiffany & Love for Him and Tiffany & Love for Her, produced and distributed by Coty Inc., and debuting globally in October 2019.

Tiffany & Love is the next chapter in perfumery for Tiffany & Co., and honors the brand’s legacy of celebrating love and commitment. The two complementary fragrances are a tribute to emotional connection, and the many ways love is defined and expressed. This is the brand’s first exploration into the dual fragrance category, and the inaugural launch of men’s fragrance under the creative direction of Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer, Tiffany & Co.

As a brand, we’ve always celebrated the enduring power of love in all its forms,” says Krakoff. “Our new Tiffany & Love fragrances are a reflection of modern love and the authentic connections that reflect the strength, joy, and promise we find in one another.

Tiffany & Love by Tiffany & Co. © 2019 Cass Bird

Inspired by Krakoff’s creative vision and the energetic spirit of New York City, legendary photographer, director and artist Cass Bird shot the global advertising campaign in black and white on the streets of New York City. Through Bird’s lens, the campaign imagery captures intimate moments between real couples with their hands intertwined in gestures of love.

Legendary photographer, director and artist Cass Bird shot the global advertising campaign in black and white on the streets of New York City.

To demonstrate this idea of commitment, acceptance and togetherness, Tiffany & Co.’s iconic ampersand symbol is elevated to signify personal connections that create a bond between two people. To accompany the campaign video (here), Tiffany & Co. selected Grammy® award-winning music producer Mark Ronson and singer-songwriter King Princess to remake The Turtles’ song “Happy Together,” an ode to love.

Tiffany & Love fragrances

With the launch of Tiffany & Love, we sought to create fragrances for romantics that define love in their own way,” says Simona Cattaneo, chief marketing officer, Coty Luxury. “The fragrances embody and embrace all forms of love, inspiring all to join the #LoveYourWay conversation by sharing authentic stories of personal love and connection.”

TIFFANY & LOVE FOR HER

The Tiffany & Love fragrances are both crafted by a duo of perfumers, and express the magnetism and electricity of love. Each fragrance has its own unique structure but share a common hero ingredient, blue sequoia. Tiffany & Love for Him is a citrusy aromatic fragrance with a wood-infused base created by perfumers Sophie Labbé and Nicolas Beaulieu of IFF. Tiffany & Love for Her is a modern woody floral scent created by perfumers Honorine Blanc and Marie Salamagne of Firmenich.

Tiffany & Love For Him

Building on the brand’s legacy of extraordinary craftsmanship and design, the Tiffany & Love flacons are cylindrical in shape, and honor the iconic Tiffany Blue® hue. Complementary but distinct, the Tiffany & Love glass bottles are each tinted a different shade reminiscent of Tiffany Blue® and feature a gleaming ampersand that echoes the iconic Tiffany & Co. logo and acts as a symbol of connection. A silver plaque sits on the shoulders of each bottle bearing the signature ingredients of each juice, while a Tiffany Blue® cap for Her and a contrasting black for Him, are embellished with a graphic T pattern.

In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City where his store was soon acclaimed as the palace of jewels for its exceptional gemstones. Since then, TIFFANY & CO. has become synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence. Today, with more than 14,000 employees, TIFFANY & CO. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market jewelry, watches and luxury accessories – including more than 5,000 skilled artisans who cut diamonds and craft jewelry in the Company’s workshops, realizing its commitment to superlative quality. The Company operates more than 300 TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide as part of its omni-channel approach. To learn more about TIFFANY & CO. as well as its commitment to sustainability, please visit Tiffany.com

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Tiffany & LOVE For Her Eau de Parfum 1.7oz $105
Tiffany & LOVE For Her Eau de Parfum 3.0oz $135
Tiffany & LOVE For Him Eau de Toilette 1.7oz $77
Tiffany & LOVE For Him Eau de Toilette 3.0oz $95

Tiffany & Love will launch globally as of October 1, 2019.

Saks Fifth Avenue Unveils New Beauty Floor In New York Flagship

The ‘future of beauty’ opens on second floor as part of Grand Renovation

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Saks Fifth Avenue FaceGym – SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue) 

Saks Fifth Avenue today opens the new, 32,000-square-foot beauty space on the second floor of the New York City Flagship Store with more than 120 color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and wellness brands —58 of which are new to the floor. (See the full list below.) With a significant focus on experiences, the floor is approximately 40-percent larger and now includes 15 new spa rooms along with services such as medi-spa treatments, facials, massages, manicures, brow services, a flower shop and more. By moving the Beauty department to the second floor, Saks is evolving the way customers shop and experience beauty. (Saks New York is located at 611 Fifth Avenue at 50th Street, and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Saks Fifth Avenue Apothecary

Saks Fifth Avenue Apothecary – SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue)

The brands represented on the new beauty space include (in alphabetic order) Acqua Di Parma, AERIN Beauty, Aesop, Alexander McQueen, Amouage, Angela Caglia, Annick Goutal, Art Meets Art, Artis, Balenciaga, Blink Brow Bar London, Bobbi Brown, Bond No. 9, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Burberry, By Terry, Care/of, Cartier, Cellcosmet, Chanel, Chantecaille, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Christophe Robin, Chuda, Cire Trudon, Clarins, Clé de Peau Beauté, Clinique, Clive Christian, Creed, Decorté, Diana Vreeland, Dior, Diptyque, Dolce & Gabbana, D.S. & Durga, Dyson, EB Florals, Estée Lauder, Ex Nihilo, FaceGym, Floraïku, Foreo, Frédéric Malle, GHD, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Glow Recipe, Gucci, Guerlain, Hermès, Histoires De Parfums, Hotel Couture, House of Sillage, Jason Wu, Jo Malone London, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Kilian, L’Artisan Parfumeur, La Mer, La Prairie, Lancer Skincare, Lancôme, Laura Mercier, Le Labo, Leonor Greyl, MAC, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Mancera, Marc Jacobs, Mario Badescu, Martine de Richeville, Marvis, Mason Pearson, Molton Brown, Montale, Moroccanoil, Mugler, Narciso Rodriguez, Nars, Natura Bissé, NEST Fragrances, Omorovicza, Ormonde Jayne, Orveda, Patchology, Penhaligon’s, Philip Kingsley, Prada, Proenza Schouler, R+Co, Raincry, ReFa, RéVive, Rodial, RODIN olio lusso, Roja Dove, Rossano Ferretti, Sakara Life, Salvatore Ferragamo, Serge Lutens, Shiseido, simplehuman, Sisley Paris, SK-II, SKINNEY MedSpa, Slip, sundays, Supergoop!, Tammy Fender, Tata Harper, The Perfumer’s Story, Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford, Trish McEvoy, Valentino, Valmont, Viktor & Rolf, Vilhelm Parfumerie and YSL.

“As part of Saks’ overall growth strategy, we continue to look for ways to innovate, create and disrupt. The bold decision to move Beauty to the second floor, from the traditional main floor model, allowed us to build a one-of-a-kind destination enabling Saks to create the epitome of an experiential beauty floor,” said Marc Metrick, president, Saks Fifth Avenue. “We continue to apply the principles of what we call The New Luxury to everything we do. What we’ve done with Beauty gives the customer a warmer environment, differentiated from what they can get anywhere else and creates a reason to come to Saks and experience our brand.

Saks Fifth Avenue EB Florals

Saks Fifth Avenue EB Florals — SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue)

The new beauty floor is the latest step in the New York flagship’s Grand Renovation. Saks redefined the department store concept with the revolutionary migration of Beauty from the main floor to the second floor. The Saks Store Planning and Design team, in collaboration with Gensler, spearheaded the design focusing on opening up the space, creating broad sightlines across the floor and modernizing traditional finishes that complement the brand’s heritage. The team used custom agglomerate white stone flooring from Italy throughout and restored original windows facing Fifth Avenue, 49th Street, and 50th Street, allowing natural light to the floor and north and south facing views of the city. Continue reading

Tiffany & Co. Unveils Newly Renovated Chicago’s Michigan Avenue Flag Ship Store

Carlos Rolón/Dzine Unveiled New Artwork in Celebration of Newly Renovated Store at EXPO CHICAGO, Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tiffany & Co. unveiled its newly designed store at 730 North Michigan Avenue in celebration of its upcoming 50th anniversary in Chicago. Visitors will now enter a modern and luxurious environment sparkling with the diamonds for which Tiffany has been known for more than 175 years.

The corner of Michigan Avenue and Superior Street, where the Tiffany store resides, is at the heart of Chicago’s famous shopping boulevard,” said Tiffany vice president Cathy Elward. “The major redesign we’ve made to our store reinforces the importance of our commitment to the Chicago market, as well as our wish to better serve current and prospective clients and tourists.”

Artistic rendering from Neoscape of the newly renovated Tiffany & Co Michigan Avenue Storefront (2014). 730 N. Michigan Ave. is the first Tiffany & Co. flagship store to receive the major upgrade

Artistic rendering from Neoscape of the newly renovated Tiffany & Co Michigan Avenue Storefront (2014). 730 N. Michigan Ave. is the first Tiffany & Co. flagship store to receive the major upgrade

Exquisite stones are arrayed in engagement rings—the ultimate symbols of true love—and jewels with rare colored diamonds, including Tiffany Yellow Diamonds. Beauty shines too in the bejeweled masterpieces of Jean Schlumberger, sculptural jewelry of Elsa Peretti and the colorful collections of Paloma Picasso—Tiffany’s exclusive designers. Customers will also discover new interpretations of Tiffany Victoria™, Tiffany Bow and Tiffany Infinity—signature collections reimagined by design director Francesca Amfitheatrof to be worn alone or in dazzling multiples.s101914a.tif

The two-story granite façade is inspired by the Fifth Avenue flagship and has been reinvigorated with awnings in the company’s signature Tiffany Blue. Now a Tiffany icon, the store’s original Atlas clock—a nine-foot figure of the mythic Greek god holding a clock overhead—presides above the entrance, welcoming all who enter. The approximately 10,100-square-foot store, an increase of 1,400 square feet, features a dedicated Tiffany Watch Salon—the first of its kind in the Americas—as well as an outstanding five private sales salons. A Tiffany & Co. gold watch given to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, which inspired the recently introduced Tiffany CT60 watch, will be on display for a limited time through October 13.

Carlos Rolón/Dzine's ' Inner Shining (Tiffany Yellow),' on  exhibit at the newly renovated Tiffany & Co. Michigan Ave store, will be sold with one hundred percent of the proceeds donated to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art’s Teen Creative Agency program (Photo Credit:  www.facebook.com/expochicago)

Carlos Rolón/Dzine’s ‘ Inner Shining (Tiffany Yellow),’ on exhibit at the newly renovated Tiffany & Co. Michigan Ave store, will be sold with one hundred percent of the proceeds donated to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art’s Teen Creative Agency program (Photo Credit: http://www.facebook.com/expochicago)

To commemorate the renovation of the Michigan Avenue store and further its commitment to the Chicago community in which it has had a presence for what will be fifty years in 2016, Tiffany has commissioned original artwork by local yet internationally renowned artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine. The work, Inner Shining (Tiffany Yellow), will be sold with one hundred percent of the proceeds donated to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art’s Teen Creative Agency program. Inspired by the cuts of Tiffany diamonds, Inner Shining (Tiffany Yellow) will be on display at EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art September 17–20, following its unveiling at a private ceremony at the Michigan Avenue store.

Carlos Rolón/Dzine's ' Inner Shining (Tiffany Yellow),' on  exhibit at the newly renovated Tiffany & Co. Michigan Ave store, will be sold with one hundred percent of the proceeds donated to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art’s Teen Creative Agency program (Photo Credit:  www.facebook.com/expochicago)

Artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine at the newly renovated Tiffany & Co. Michigan Ave store. (Photo Credit: http://www.facebook.com/expochicago)

Through our partnership with Carlos Rolón/Dzine, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and EXPO CHICAGO, Tiffany has created a dynamic way to share our beautifully designed new store with the community as we look ahead to celebrating Tiffany’s 50th anniversary in Chicago next year,” added Elward.

Tiffany is the internationally renowned jeweler founded in New York in 1837. Through its subsidiaries, Tiffany & Co. manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide, and also engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit Tiffany.com.

MIAMI FASHION WEEK® IS SET TO KICK OFF ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE 4TH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS

CO-HOSTED BY TIFFANY & CO. AND THE PHILANTHROPIC LEADERS OF THE MIAMI BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BENEFITING THE MIAMI FASHION WEEK FOUNDATION

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The 15TH ANNUAL MIAMI FASHION WEEK, the largest Latin American and International fashion event in the US will host the 4TH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS on February 7, 2013, 7:00pm – 10:00pm poolside at the MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH HOTEL in Miami Beach.

The HUMANITARIAN AWARDS honors ten of Miami’s most dedicated and respected philanthropists for their endless giving to the mfwlogocommunity. The evening will include a special fashion presentation by “MIAMI FASHION ICON AWARD RECIPIENTS” NICOLAS FELIZOLA, JULIAN CHANG and VIVIANA G FOR PETIT POIS, fashion models, celebrity guests, music, food, cocktails, an awards presentation and a luxury silent auction with irresistible items from TIFFANY & CO., Miami’s hottest hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, luxury car dealers, international artists, spa treatments and more. The occasion is a fundraising event for the MIAMI FASHION WEEK FOUNDATION, INC., a non-profit organization supporting education within the creative arts by providing cash scholarships, mentoring programs and internships, among other incentives for students and emerging talent in the creative industries.

Following a successful 20 year career spanning more than 35 countries as an international fashion model, BETH SOBOL, founder of SOBOL FASHION PRODUCTIONS, INC. established MIAMI FASHION WEEK in 1999. In 2010, she was joined by Aaron Perry, business man and entrepreneur as managing partner of the newly rebranded SOBOL-PERRY FASHION PRODUCTIONS, INC. to focus on the development of strategic business partnerships and the global expansion of the MIAMI FASHION WEEK brand. Continue reading