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Jonathan Olazo cracks the whip

“DEPART Velvet”

His was an act of courage, bristling with anger and sarcasm. It was the voice of outrage, at last giving vent to a long-observed phenomenon, and in his refusal to acknowledge the death of the art that he loved most, he took up the cudgels for other artists who, while longing to get those juicy commissions, resent the subservience demanded of space, scale and chromatic specifications, working under instructions handed down by architect, engineer and interior designer.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Cezar Arro’s iconic art

“ANDY Warhol”

What becomes a legend most? So goes a famous advertising campaign for a fashionable mink fur, Blackglama, which featured some of the most famous faces in the movie firmament, from Bette Davis down to Sophia Loren and Janet Jackson. The campaign ran for years and was proclaimed “one of the most iconic advertising campaigns in America.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Anonymous’: Behind Modesto’s dark humor

“Mirror and Face"

A classic test of a brand—whether a product, person or place—is its enduring imperviousness to change. Though the product or the person may have undergone its own organic changes, the interrogative inevitably arises: Is it perception or reality?

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Minding his own

“From Levinas Toutaite et Infini.”

He possesses a quicksilver mind, grasping immediate thoughts that leap into other areas of concerns, by turns affirming and, while not denying, shading an idea with other previously unconceived ideas.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wilwayco’s ‘Recalibration’: Stock-taking of impressive body of work


Recalibrate: to correct a measuring process by checking or adjusting again in comparison with standard.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »