Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art



Diego Rivera. Agrarian Leader Zapata. 1931. Fresco

Diego Rivera was the subject of MoMA’s second monographic exhibition which run from December 22, 1931, to January 27, 1932. MoMA brought Rivera to New York six weeks before the exhibition’s opening and gave him studio space within the Museum, a strategy intended to solve the problem of how to present the work of this famous muralist when murals were by definition made and fixed on site. Working around the clock with two assistants, Rivera produced five “portable murals”—large blocks of frescoed plaster, slaked lime, and wood that feature bold images drawn from Mexican subject matter and address themes of revolution and class inequity. After the opening, to great publicity, Rivera added three more murals, now taking on New York subjects through monumental images of the urban working class and the social stratification of the city during the Great Depression. All eight were on display for the rest of the show’s run. The first of these panels, Agrarian Leader Zapata, is an icon in the Museum’s collection.


This exhibition, until 14th May 2012, brings together key works made for Rivera’s 1931 exhibition, presenting them at MoMA for the first time in nearly 80 years. Along with mural panels, the show includes full-scale drawings, smaller working drawings, archival materials related to the commission and production of these works, and designs for Rivera’s famous Rockefeller Center mural, which he also produced while he was working at the Museum. Focused specifically on works created during the artist’s stay in New York, this exhibition will draw a succinct portrait of Rivera as a highly cosmopolitan figure who moved between Russia, Mexico, and the United States, and will offer a fresh look at the intersection of art making and radical politics in the 1930s. MoMA will be the exhibition’s sole venue.

Chanel, the luxury book



Chanel Luxe, by François Baudot and François Aveline, éditions Assouline, traces the history of the most famous French fashion house. It's a beautiful item and would make for a nice Christmas present ! But you will have to be patient because it's already out of stock.





Hanarete Itemo (Even When We're Apart) Lyric



ROMANIZE:
Futo kimi o omou you ano sunde hikaru hitomi o

Sora ni ukanda mikazuki ni kasaneteru


Dekiru no nara nemuri ni ochiru
Sono heya no mado kara yume ni magirete sotto koishisa o todoketai


Sou konnanimo kimi o omoi tsuzuketeru no ni


Komiageru hodo no kimochi ni tabun mada kimi wa kizuitenai


Hanaretemo kimi no kage wa boku ga ito shisa de kaite iru to wasurenaide

Boku wa itsudemo sobani iruyou



Aitai Toyuu


Setsunai kotoba o ima soo you kaze ga hakonde kureta ki ga suru you
Mou natsukashii kimi no ano kaori no kioku wo sukoshi zutsu
sukoshi zutsu ima kono mune ni fufaku suikondeku

Ki ga tsukeba sekai jyuu ga kimi ga umetsuku sarete irundayo afureru kono omoi o tomerarenainda




Mou kurayami o kowagaranaide

Hitomi o tojitanara
Kagayaku tsuki no you ni kanarazu boku ga mitsumete iru kara



Sou hanaretemo

Sono kokoro no sora de terashi tsuzuketeru kara


Wasurenaide

Boku wa itsudemo sobani iru yo



TRANSLATE:
Clear and bright eyes that I suddenly think about
They about appear in floating air above crescent moon

If only I fall asleep

Clutter the dream of love gently through the window of the room
So I just keep thinking of you

Perhaps you’re still not noticing my feeling enough

If my shadow is away then don’t forget that I have drawn on the beloved

I'm always by your side
If there was not a theory that I feel I gave a speech carried by the breeze
Now inhale deeply the smell into the nostalgic memory little by little

I can not stop this feeling, If you do realize, I'm full of the world which is filled with you  No longer be afraid of the dark
Because when you close your eyes
There will always be me watching as the moon shining
So even we’re apart,
I keep the light in the sky of mind
Remember
I'm always by your side

romanized and translated by me^^
MAYBE TAKEN OUT WITH CREDIT
MOMOE@HOTTESTUNITED

Coming Soon: The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum




Certainly megalomaniac but also interesting: the new virtual Valentino Museum should "open" soon. It will feature all the collections ever made, advertising posters, press coverage, intimate pictures... A fascinating insight into Valentino's world.

I look forward and maybe one day a real museum will be built. Valentino already had retrospectives in big museums such as the New York's Guggenheim...

Cézanne at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris


A remarkable exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg gathers 77 works by Paul Cézanne.  Until February 26.

Quote of the week: Karl Lagerfeld

"I think they should make a tax so that when you earn a certain amount of money, you have to spend a certain amount on shopping. To buy whatever … And that way, we create tons of jobs. I think it’s a good idea. What I hate is people with a lot of money who don’t spend it."

Karl Lagerfeld
 to WWD.

Yayoi Kusama at the Pompidou Centre in Paris



Yayoi Kusama is one of my icons. Her universe and the visual language she's developed are fascinating.

The Centre Pompidou is presenting the first French retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist and I hope to see it asap. Following her career through 150 works created between 1949 and 2001, the exhibition tracks the major moments in the life of the artist and illustrates the protean character (paintings, sculptures, environments, performances) of a collection of works which Kusama has herself described as "obsessional". Strongly rooted in a childhood memory, a hallucination from which she developed the polka dot motif, this unclassified work still has significant influence on the cotemporary scene.





Beautiful, scary and amazing at the same time!  Go and see it, it's until 9 January 2012

The Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre opens new headquarters in Paris


The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has unveiled on 17 of October, the new headquarters of the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre in Paris, located in a 1869 building at number 39 Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg in the area of ​​Les Invalides. Since 1965 the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has been developing its activities in the former residence, at 51, Avenue d'Iena. The center has played a key role for more than four decades, in Luso-French diplomatic relations, and its library has become the largest and most important library of Portuguese language outside Portugal and Brazil. The new space on the Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg features around 1,900 square metres on five floors and a basement. The rehabilitation project has been carried out by the Lisbon-based architect Teresa Nunes da Ponte and includes an exhibition area of 240 square metres, and a hall with 140 seats for seminars and conferences. 

I love this Marc Jacobs' Spring 2012 collection dress


"Dear all,
The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is canceled, due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris."

... said the unfortunate press release.


The latest Benetton ad campaign rocks !


The campaign is called ‘Unhate,’ and features images of world leaders kissing each others - the Russian way. There’s one of Barack Obama with Chinese leader Hu Jintao, France’s Nicolas Sarkozy with German chancellor Angela Merkel, the European tandem, and most controversially, in Rome, an image of the Pope with Egyptian imam Mohamed Ahmed el-Tayeb.








No artist has been named yet but I am sure, I am convinced it's inspired by Dmitry Vrubel, God! Help Me to Survive Amongst This Deathly Love (1991–2000) featured in a show at Haunch of Venison, in London a few years ago.




Well done Benetton ! It rocks !

France: the first mobile Museum dedicated to kids features works by famous artists



Very interesting initiative by former “be contemporary” editor and friend Ingrid Brochard. She’s created a mobile museum which is currently touring France and next year in Africa to make primary schools kids aware of contemporary art. It features some amazing artists such as Mc Carthy, Buren, Huyghe, Moshiri or Weiner...

 Touring museums seem to be quite trendy in France... Remember the mobile Pompidou Centre?

Kate Moss on the cover of Dazed


The December issue of Dazed & Confused boasts 20 different covershots by co-founder Rankin, featuring the likes of Kate Moss, Chloe Sevigny, Eva Green and Alicia Keys. I like Kate's !

2NE1 - Hate You (Japanese Version)


You are so nasakenai
Maji de arienai
Omae nanka kono you ni iranai
Nanana nasakenai
You are so nasakenai
Dakara sawaranai de you kimoi kara


Hate you
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I’m fine living without you
I Hate you
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I’m fine living without you


Boku no kioku naita kioku bakari nano
Gaman gaman shitemo kiri ga nai
Mitmitmit mitame hodo karukunai watashi nano
Mucha na wa ga mama ni akichatte


Kimochi warui
Boku no subete agechatte (sou zurui)
Kono watashi ga naita (sou hidoi)
Mainichi yararete ita
So kowai kimi ni kokaii



You are so nasakenai
Maji de arienai
Omae nanka kono you ni iranai
Nanana nasakenai
You are so nasakenai
Dakara sawaranai de you kimoi kara



Hate you
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I’m fine living without you
I Hate you
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I’m fine living without you


Kikiki kimi no kotoba wa uso bakari nano
Dama dama sare te kiri ga nai
Itsuka kimi no you wa mi ni kitte miseru kara
Yararetara yari kaesu kara


Kimochi warui
Happy endingu no jujinkou nante ii nai
Watashi baka mitai janai (So yokatta)
Kore de wakarerareta kara oshimai
You’re so nasakenai



You are so nasakenai
Maji de arienai
Omae nanka kono you ni iranai
Nanana nasakenai
You are so nasakenai
Dakara sawaranai de you kimoi kara



Hate you
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I’m fine living without you
I Hate you
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I’m fine living without you


Sukkiri shitte
Raku ni natte
Hone kizamareta watashi ke shitte
Zero ni shitte
Risetto shitte
Hone kizamareta watashi ke shitte
You are so nasakenai
Maji de arienai
Omae nanka kono you ni iranai
Nanana nasakenai
You are so nasakenai
Dakara sawaranai de yo kimoi kara


Hate you
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I’m fine living without you
I Hate you
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I’m fine living without you

2NE1 - Go Away (Japanese Version)


Boy sudeni genkai nage tsuke keitai 
Mo gaman dekinai s-s-said I' m just a friend
Jinsei de ichiban ima koso saia
Koware ta Disuplay


Zettai naka nai kore watashi no Pride 
Uwasade kike ba s-s-said I'm lookin' fine 
Honto nara ippatsu nagutte yaritai 
Demo ai takumonai yeah


Tonight 
Endless ni jimonjitou naze suki da ttandarou 
Tobi chitta pillow heyajuu ni buchimakete


Ima sugu ni Go Away watashi kara de te itte
Saisoku de wa sure you jiyuu ni nattadake 
Baka mitai ne Go Away kanashii iiwake janakute 
Tada mukatsuku no Boy cause love is over 
Love is over tonight


Just say what you gotta say 
Dasa iyo saigo ni Fiance Beyonce 
I'm walkin' out of destiny 
Sabishii hitori yori karei na soro 
That' s my way
Yareru koto hashita mou koukai shinai ne 
Eru kotohanai watashi no shinrai 
All you do is act a fool 
You ain't shit without your crew 
Jikan nai I gotta go annyeong goodbye adios 
Nido to anata no kao nante mita kunai 
No more


Tonight 
Tomodachi you bidashi te hade na fuku ni kigae 
Omoikkiri waratte zenbu wasure chaushi


Ima suguni Go Away watashi kara de te itte 
Saisoku de wa sure you jiyuu ni nattadake 
Baka mitai ne Go Away kanashii iiwake janakute 
Tada muka tsukuno Boy cause love is over 
Love is over tonight


Go Away eh eh eh eh
Go Away eh eh eh eh
Go Away eh eh eh eh
Go Away eh eh eh


Ima sugu ni Goaway watashi kara de te itte 
Saisoku de wa sure you jiyuu ni nattadake 
Baka mitai ne Goaway kanashii iiwakejanakute 
Tada muka tsuku no Boy cause love is over 
Love is over tonight

2NE1 - Lonely (Japanese Version)






Ima kono hanashi ni tsukitsuzuka kamo you
Tada kirai ni naruka mo shirenai


nandaka kawattayone te
tashikani soukamou ne
demo doushitemo sunao ni narenakute


sugu chikaku te, waratteta you oh
I don’t know, I don’t know
maru de yume mitai
aishi atta no ni oh
koko ni iruyo oh
I don’t know, tabidachitakute


Baby I’m sorry, naitete mo I’m lonely
saigou wa mada kowai kanai, sou
kodomo mitai I’m sorry
kimi to boku no story
ai ni wa mada tabun tarinai tai te
itemo baby


I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely
Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely


Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely
Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely eh eh~


kimi no sei janai
modoritakuwanai
ie saishoukarakakugo shiteta ima o


doko demo isshou datta noni
mou ai nano Why?
itsumo hidoku buki you na wa atarashi


sugu chikaku te, meguri atta you oh
I don’t know, I don’t know, maru e yume mitai
aishi attano ni oh
koko ni iru you oh
I don’t know, tabi dachitaku te


Baby I’m sorry, naitete mou I’m lonely
saigou wa mada kowai kanai, sou
kodomo mitai I’m sorry


kimi to boku no story
ai ni wa mada tabun tarinai tai te
itemo baby


I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely
Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely


Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely
Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely eh eh~


Cause I’m just another girl
I’m tired of being lonely
mou taerarenai goodbye


Cause I’m just another girl
I’m tired of being alone
ima soba ni itemo baby I’m so lonely
Lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely
Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely


Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely
Baby I’m so lonely, lonely lonely, lonely lonely, eh eh~

Twin Parallel is a film written and directed by Justin Anderson





Twin Parallel is a film written and directed by Justin Anderson showcasing the Jayne Pierson S/S 2011 collection. Premiered at London Fashion Week it features two girls caught in the Twin Parallel- a parallel time shift of the twin paradox theory- with still life, a cuckoo clock and the golden goose girl.

Viktor & Rolf - Fairy Tales


Needless to say that Viktor&Rolf are some of my favourite fashion designers ever. What impresses me the most is the innovative and artistic approach. I've always praised them in the past and invite you to read again my previous post (link here) which was actually shared with them, at the time it was written. They sent me their best regards after reading my comments.

One of the designers' new creative initiative, setting their artistic reputation to another level is their brand-new book called "Fairy Tales". The book features tales of the pampered Princess Giselle in The Golden Dress; of Princess Shanilla in The Fifth Perfume Bottle and of the transformational magic behind Flowerbomb.



The perfect Christmas present and an immersion into the pink and positively weird world of V&R!

Save Keith Haring's mural in Melbourne



While Comme des Garçons releases a capsule collection of Keith Haring's t-shirts, a more serious issue arises in Australia. 



Keith Haring traveled Down Under in 1984 and painted a mural in Collingwood as a gift to the city of Melbourne.
  
The mural is currently in a sorry state and we should all play a part in helping to preserve it ! Please simply sign a petition at Save Melbourne's Keith Haring Mural  website: http://www.savemelbourneharingmural.com.au/help.html




THANK YOU !

Prince at the Versace for H and M presentation


The PR effort of Versace and H&M is a total success ! The presentation took place yesterday in New York and their collaboration is featured everywhere on the web today... Maybe because Prince performed and was looking totally awesome as usual !

Turner prize 2011 contenders: George Shaw - video




2NE1 - Ugly (Japanese version)


Kimi ni agaruku waratte mitemo
Kawa iku wa nare nai yo
Oh oh oh Oh oh oh




Reuchi takute saite mitemo
Are mokite kurenaichi
Oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh




Yo mona kawa mu yo to o
Uma re ta toki karasu tatto rai kachiga unda




Nanimo kamo uma kui ga nakute
Inaii rasu sute kiina anata no yoni ikanai no




Chikoke wo dakara mitsume naide
Kaku reta iko noyo o
Nuketa shitai
Doka shiteru yo




I think I'm ugly
And nobody wants to love me
Just like her I wanna be pretty
I wanna be pretty
Don't lie to my face
Tellin' me I'm pretty


I think I'm ugly
And nobody wants to love me
Just like her I wanna be pretty
I wanna be pretty
Don't lie to my face cuz I know
I'm ugly




Ne you jo youwa gomen da yo
Kine kude dako kokodoga anata wo urandari shite


Shouto shite watashi ja tsuri ai
Yo ue kara mesena to koro gaya ni kini sawaru to


Hoto ite nari suru kawa kara nai
Modo koga ni kietai kokoro sakebu yo ga shiteru yo




I think I'm ugly
And nobody wants to love me
Just like her I wanna be pretty
I wanna be pretty
Don't lie to my face
Tellin' me I'm pretty


I think I'm ugly
And nobody wants to love me
Just like her I wanna be pretty
I wanna be pretty
Don't lie to my face cuz I know
I'm ugly




(All alone, I'm all alone 2x) 
Saki shimete moshi honto wa samishi 
(All alone, I'm all alone 2x) 
I'm always all alone
Takishi mete moshi
Temo shou no kito soba ni wainai 




I think I'm ugly
And nobody wants to love me
Just like her I wanna be pretty
I wanna be pretty
Don't lie to my face
Tellin' me I'm pretty


I think I'm ugly
And nobody wants to love me
Just like her I wanna be pretty
I wanna be pretty
Don't lie to my face cuz I know
I'm ugly 


romanization by me^^

2PM - Ultra Lover



Looking for love
Negai o komete (Every night)
Dekirusa (You can make it)
Jibun o shinjitte
Imakara mukae ni ikunda
Uh Baby dare nimo maketakunainda
Don't give up kore ga saigo no koisa
Furueru My heart kakeruyo Ride on now


Egaita mirai e sokkou
Imasugu chokkou mukauyo Ready go 
Mukauyo Ready go!
Tonight Tonight kanarazu
Lovin' lovin' lovin' you


Tsunaida te to tte o gyutto
Nigiruyo zutto futari wa Get on
So Keep on Keep on chikau yo
Oh yeah yeah yeah


Doushiyoumonai youna
Surechigai mo arusa
Toki ni namida datte afurerumonsa
Demo norikoeru tabini
Tsuyoku narenda
Kimi to tsunagu migite
Kiite nandemo I don't care
Muteki ni nareru I'm your man
Unmei kanjita face to face
Kimo to dokomademo go new days
Afuredasu omoi todoke
Go ready go shou futari no
Ultra Love itsumademo oh 


Hajimete kanjita unmei
Shinjitte kenmei anata e Oneway
Try Try itsudemo
Lovin' lovin' lovin' you


Deaeta kiseki wa kitto
Unmei motto kagayake Get on
So Keep on Keep on sukisesa
Oh yeah yeah yeah


Love love love Ultra love
Love love love Ultra love
Ultra lover lover lover love 


Hanasanai itsumo
Sobo ni ite~ mamoritai
Egaita mirai e sokkou
Imasugu chokkou
Mukauyo Ready go 


Tonight Tonight kanarazu
Lovin' lovin' lovin' you
Tsunaida te to tte o gyutto
Nigiruyo zutto futari wa Get on
So Keep on Keep on
Chikauyo Oh yeah yeahyeah



Romanization by me^^
MOMOE@HOTTEST UNITED