Posts Tagged ‘Pranksters’

Partners & Spade

Published March 11, 2010 by Molly

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Partners & Spade is a store-cum-gallery-cum-studio-cum-performance space in Lower Manhattan established by Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti. How to describe the storefront? It’s a bit like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse for creative adults— a place where you can look at art, browse and buy neat things, and generally soak up the conceptual shenanigans of the two founders.

Along with hosting art shows, the two are fond of hosting one-shot events in the vein of ping-pong tournaments, avant-garde preschool classes and, for two memorable weekends, a fanciful French bakery with treats baked in-house by artist Will Cotton. The macarons were impeccable.

It’s to our great delight that Spade and Sperduti have recently launched a website worthy of their space. If you’re not in the neighborhood, an online tour makes a fitting substitute for the store experience. Be sure to check out the custom fixed gear bike, the backdated confidence trophies, and the Stacy Wall skate deck!

Benedict Radcliffe

Published July 31, 2009 by Molly

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London-based artist Benedict Radcliffe approaches his work through a “love of machines and engineering, commercial branding and familiar logos or graphics,” often shifting their contexts or constituent materials in order to bend our minds.

You might recognize his most recent project for Classic Car Club UK: a wireframe model of a Lamborghini Koenig Countach built over the course of five months with 10mm welded steel tubes. The result looks like a three-dimensional blueprint, or a car viewed through x-ray goggles.

We think its pretty incredible–craftsman wizardry and childplay, both carried to their logical extremes.

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