New York, get ready to bow down to the Hindu gods! Two major New York museums have scheduled exhibitions of artworks devoted to Hindu deities this month. At the Brooklyn Museum, the subject is “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior,” June 23-Oct. 2, 2011.
Students of tabloid scandals may remember the 2008 case of Clark Rockefeller, an imposter who pretended to be a member of the famous family, kidnapped his own daughter, was caught and sent to jail, and is now charged with an earlier murder.
New York artists and enthusiasts are beating the heat with two island-oriented events this weekend. Closer to the mainland is “SeaWorthy,” June 10-July 29, 2011, an exhibition at the EFA Project Space at 323 West 39th Street in West Midtown that isn't, sadly, very close to any actual water. The show opens on Friday, June 10, 6-9 pm.
Up-and-coming Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, who attracted scads of praise for the digital prints and sculptural designs she debuted at London Fashion Week in February, has teamed up with U.K.-based artist Pablo Bronstein to create the elaborate costumes for his mixed-media and performance exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, “Sketches for Regency Living,”June 9-Sept. 25, 2011.
Fans of theTwilight Saga series of movies (starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner) already know that the fictional Cullen family of vampires has impressive taste (esthetically speaking) -- their cliffside home is deftly appointed with Eames-era furniture and a muted modernist décor.
* The mystery artist who created a mural depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe on a surfboard -- painted under an Encinitas bridge in April and slated for removal by the city -- has revealed himself to be 58 year-old local resident Mark Patterson, reports theNorth County Times.