We’ve been fortunate to watch the rise of Joao Salomao aka “PIXOTE” from an extremely close proximity. A lifetime member of TheGoodLife! Familia, PIXOTE breathed new life into NYC’s street art scene by blending his distinctive Brasilian style into the busy canvas of New York City. Having turned his attention to painting on actual canvas, PIXOTE is debuting a solo exhibition entitled “State of Awareness” at Soho House tomorrow night! We’re proud of you irmão! “State of Awareness” runs from Friday, December 16th to Saturday, December 17th at Soho House, Ludlow House 139 Ludlow Street in New York. Above is his work bearing the title of the exhibit, hit the jump to see more pieces.
This past week we had the great honor of producing an evening of celebration for an epic partnership between two icons: Jeff Koons and Jake Burton. In their first ever collaborative project, the duo created “The Philosopher,” an extremely limited run of 50 hand numbered snowboards inspired by Plato and the “transcendant” nature of snowboarding. Snowboard enthusiasts and art connoisseurs alike vied for the chance to purchase one of the $5,000 pieces with 100% proceeds going to Burton’s CHILL organization, for a night that was unlike many others in the snowboard world. Take a look in photos by Jacob Breinholt after the jump.
Our favorite Funky Uncle is getting a head start on 2017 with the first new episode of his classic show “Rappin with the Rickster!” Originally created in 1990 for public access television, the show chronicles the characters of NYC as only Ricky Powell can. In this episode Ricky goes to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to the opening of Mr. Kaves’ new pizzaria, Brooklyn Firefly, and then to the opening of the new Burton Flagship store in SoHo to kick it with artist Phil Frost and TheGoodLife! fam.