Los Angeles 

Our spiritual sister Stevie Nicks was the best at selfies before selfies were even a thing. 
Her new video feels filled with deja vu, too. 

Los Angeles 

Our spiritual sister Stevie Nicks was the best at selfies before selfies were even a thing. 

Her new video feels filled with deja vu, too. 


Novelist and art critic John Berger on seeing. 


New York
Artist John Rombola making faces in the photobooth in the lobby of our Big Apple Ranch. Keep an eye peeled for his show in the gallery starting this Thursday at 6pm.  

New York

Artist John Rombola making faces in the photobooth in the lobby of our Big Apple Ranch. Keep an eye peeled for his show in the gallery starting this Thursday at 6pm.  


Things that are good: handmade things, sunshine in the hair and breeze on the back, helping out strangers, discovering shaking-and-moving things. Things that are better? Well, Better, over here, has been sharing writing and art that’s like that for a bit, and issue Five — from what we can tell — it’s a theme issue: everything is hi-five worthy. 

Collage by Rachel Day

Things that are good: handmade things, sunshine in the hair and breeze on the back, helping out strangers, discovering shaking-and-moving things. Things that are better? Well, Better, over here, has been sharing writing and art that’s like that for a bit, and issue Five — from what we can tell — it’s a theme issue: everything is hi-five worthy. 

Collage by Rachel Day


Oakland, CA 
It’s spring but we still have a little darkness to take care of, and Marci Washington's work will help us take care of it. 

Oakland, CA 

It’s spring but we still have a little darkness to take care of, and Marci Washington's work will help us take care of it. 


Palm Springs, CA
This is the finished Aaron de la Cruz mural he’s been creating at the Commune wall. It’s part of our Desert Gold kickoff. Time to hit the waves, sport some shortpants, and dance it out. 
In his interview he was kind enough to let out a signal flare that’s illuminating Desert Gold this year: we’re focusing extra attention on Latino artists, musicians and cultures.
The world is bursting with wonder, and sometimes it’s nice to have a lens to look through. So for now we’ll echo H. Valentine Miller: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”


photo by Aaron de la Cruz

photo by Aaron de la Cruz

Palm Springs, CA

This is the finished Aaron de la Cruz mural he’s been creating at the Commune wall. It’s part of our Desert Gold kickoff. Time to hit the waves, sport some shortpants, and dance it out. 

In his interview he was kind enough to let out a signal flare that’s illuminating Desert Gold this year: we’re focusing extra attention on Latino artists, musicians and cultures.

The world is bursting with wonder, and sometimes it’s nice to have a lens to look through. So for now we’ll echo H. Valentine Miller: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

photo by Aaron de la Cruz

photo by Aaron de la Cruz


Russia

Untitled work by the youthful abstract painter Sasha Pichushkin.


Sleep tight.
Unparalleled object periodical THE THING Quarterly recently released their twenty-second edition, and it’s a doozy: a new work by American treasure John Baldessari. Like all of THE THING's things, it's meant to be used — two standard sized pillowcases silkscreened with a film still from Baldessari’s collection, a mise en abyme of a tranquil, anonymous woman clutching a pillow.
It’s beautiful, and we’ve got some in our shop.

Sleep tight.

Unparalleled object periodical THE THING Quarterly recently released their twenty-second edition, and it’s a doozy: a new work by American treasure John Baldessari. Like all of THE THING's things, it's meant to be used — two standard sized pillowcases silkscreened with a film still from Baldessari’s collection, a mise en abyme of a tranquil, anonymous woman clutching a pillow.

It’s beautiful, and we’ve got some in our shop.


London, United Kingdom

Now warming our lobby wall in Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, the meticulous artist craftsmen at Dovecot Studios have custom-woven us a stately tapestry — its eight distinct panels fashioned from an array of materials, including wool, cotton, linen, camel, and mohair.

Founded in Edinburgh in 1912, Dovecot built its reputation as a leading contemporary fine art tapestry studio — collaborating over the years on works with Cecil Beaton, Peter Blake, Graham Sutherland, Peter Saville, David Hockney, and Frank Stella.

True to Dovecot’s century-old philosophy, the large-scale commission began as a hands-on dialog between Ace and Master Weaver Naomi Robertson — a series of conversations that lead us to a unique gestation process. Initially taking cues from the principles of Bauhaus and the textile work of Anni Albers, we set out to honor the art and aesthetics inherent in the weaving process — incorporating a number of specialized, experimental and traditional weaving techniques to celebrate these inner-workings as the objet d’art in and of itself.

The project also served as a christening of sorts for Dovecot’s new loom, with both it and their tried-and-true apparatus working in tandem with each other to develop our pieces. Along the way, action weaver Travis Meinolf added his own bits alongside: fabric off-cuts, hotel documents and even locks of hair. 

Unusually, the suite was installed to reveal what is normally hidden — the reverse of the weavings — giving a unique insight into what lies behind the process. 

Details from a photograph by Andrew Meredith.


London, UK
Last month we reported on London-based architectural photographer Andrew Meredith's adventures documenting the eerie vacancy of Hashima Island. Some of the captivating results of Andrew's trip hang this month in the gallery at Ace London. Opening reception is today, March 6, 7-9pm.

London, UK

Last month we reported on London-based architectural photographer Andrew Meredith's adventures documenting the eerie vacancy of Hashima Island. Some of the captivating results of Andrew's trip hang this month in the gallery at Ace London.

Opening reception is today, March 6, 7-9pm.


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