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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH (WXYZ) — Wild Vinyl: Designer Art Toys is now on display at the Cranbrook Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The exhibit, which will remain on display throught June 2, 2019, showcases a variety of designer toys from individual sculptural figures to outlandish monsters, and will focus on limited edition artist creations and […]
JAMES HAEFNER • CRANBROOK CENTER FOR COLLECTIONS AND RESEARCH The 1930 Saarinen House in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., mixes Arts and Crafts and art deco, with Finnish touches. I thought it would be easy, on a Friday afternoon in August, to hop on a tour of Saarinen House, the eclectic 1930 masterwork by Finnish-American architect Eliel […]
Pioneering punk band Death is returning to Detroit to perform at this weekend’s inaugural Motor City Muscle festival — joining an already-stacked lineup that proves when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll, Detroit is way ahead of the curve. But the free rock music festival isn’t the only time fans can catch the band this weekend. […]
An American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, Shepard Fairey has inspired generations of artists with his through provoking and often controversial pieces. An icon of the contemporary art scene in the country and beyond, he is best known for his Obey series, a street art project and an experiment in phenomenology, his […]
The Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills launches its two summer exhibitions — Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days 1989-1999 — on Friday, June 16, slated to run through Oct. 7. Fairey will be in town to speak on Saturday, June 16, and other special […]
As Cranbrook Art Museum director Andrew Blauvelt points out, the Latin root of the word “amatuer” is “love” — and that’s the spirit behind two upcoming shows at the museum, which delve into the visual world of punk rock ethos. “If you’re a graphic designer or nerd like I am, you’ll understand punk, because it […]
There’s no doubt the do-it-yourself mentality of punk rock runs through the DNA of Shepard Fairey’s work. With his retrospective exhibition “Salad Days, 1989-1999,” which arrives this weekend at the Cranbrook Art Museum, the iconic contemporary artist looks back on how the anti-authoritarian attitudes associated with skateboarding and the punk rock that provided the sport’s soundtrack influenced […]
From album covers to concert posters, each genre of music comes equipped with its own visual language that often feels like an extension of the music itself. At the Cranbrook Art Museum’s new exhibition “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,” punk rock’s visual lexicon gets its due. The exhibit is considered […]
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This summer Cranbrook Art Museum dives head-first into the depths of punk and post-punk culture with the debut of Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999. The museum kicked off the event on Friday night. Check out all our shots of the fun. June 15, […]
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