Today marks the unveiling of a new film on our video on demand system in New York City and Palm Springs. Here Come The Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized is a new animated collaboration between The Decemberists and four acclaimed filmmakers: Guilherme Marcondes, Julia Pott, Peter Sluszka, and Santa Maria.

The film is a “richly imagined liquid lightshow" built around the epic song cycle by The Decemberists, lauded as “a remarkable experience" yielding "spectacular sparks.”

We wanted you to have all of that when you visit us.


DKS LIST FOR ACE HOTEL NEW YORK : ART FAIRS 2010

One of the busiest weeks in New York City’s fine art scene has arrived. If you’re here, you’re definitely wondering what’s worth going to. Here are Douglas Kelley’s picks for Ace Hotel New York (we’re posting a little early since it’s such a wonderfully overwhelming week).

March 2010 Art Fairs

Tuesday March 2nd

Wednesday March 3rd

  • Talk: To Be With Art Is All We Ask. Sir Norman Rosenthal joins newly-anointed MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch at The Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street. Tickets are $10 — call 212.423.3587. 6:30pm.
  • The 22nd Annual Art Show ADAA, Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street. 70 selected exhibitions, presented by the nation’s leading art galleries, will feature museum-quality works ranging from 19th and 20th century Old Master works to recently completed contemporary painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and multi-media. March 3 -7: Wed-Sat Noon-8 pm, Sun Noon-6 pm. Admission is $20.
  • The Armory Show 2010 Opening Day for invited guests at MoMA. Events run all day from 11:30am-11:30pm. The Armory Show Opening Party is at MoMA from 8:30-11:30pm. Tickets for both the vernissage and the opening party are $100.

Thursday March 4th

Friday March 5th

  • Talk: Online, Offline, Flatline. Art Publishing Now Art writers and publishers discuss producing their work in a fluctuating economic and digital landscape, confronting the unsettling question as to whether paper is indeed a dying medium. With Paul Laster (Editor of Artkrush), Peter Nesbett and Shelly Bancroft (former co-publishers of Art on Paper), and Mark Rappolt (Editor of ArtReview). Moderated by David Shapiro (Editor-in-Chief of Museo Magazine) at Volta NY, Club 7W Talks Lounge, 7 West 34th Street, 7th Floor. 3-4pm.
  • The DKS Lounge at Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street, 7-11. 2 for 1 drink specials from 7-9pm.
  • Fountain & Long Island City the first of two Fountain Art Fair parties at its location at the Frying Pan, 26th St at Pier 66. 7pm-midnight.

Saturday March 6th

  • Armory Focus: Berlin-based gallerists, artists, and collectors discuss the city as an emerging center for contemporary art. With Themistocles Michos, Giti Nourbaksch (Galerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin), Cay Sophie Rabinowitz (Hauser + Wirth, NY), and Simon Dybbroe Møller. At The Armory Show, Open Forum Lounge, Pier 92, 12th Avenue at 52nd Street. 2-3pm.
  • Sue Gurnee: The Fulgent Cadences, paintings to assist the decision making process. Plus a group show, Tantra : some big ideas from small paintings; anonymous, didactic abstractions. At Feature Inc, 131 Allen Street. 6-8pm.
  • The DKS Lounge at Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street. 7-11pm. 2 for 1 drink specials from 7-9pm.

Sunday March 7th

  • Framing Art in the 21st Century. In the dual wakes of digitization and economic shifts, the music and publishing industries have been grappling with issues of production and distribution. Faced with the same questions, how might visual art will be disseminated, sold, and exhibited in the coming decades? How will arts organizations be challenged to find alternative, less conventional ways to reach new publics? With Holly Block (Director of Bronx Museum for the Arts), Amy Cappellazzo (International Co-Head of Postwar and Contemporary Art at Christie’s), Shamim Momin (Founder of LAND), Sara Reisman (Director of Percent for Art), Dan Cameron (Curator for Prospect New Orleans), Nato Thompson (Chief Curator of Creative Time), and Manon Slome (Founder and Curator of No Longer Empty). Moderated by Lindsay Pollock at Volta NY, Club 7W Talks Lounge, 7 West 34th Street, 7th Floor. 3-4pm.
  • Sunday is the last day of the art fairs. Their Sunday schedules:
    • Armory Show: 12-7pm
    • Art Show: 12-6pm
    • Pulse: 12-5pm
    • VOLTA NY: 11am-7pm
    • Fountain: 11am-7pm
    • SCOPE: 12-6pm
    • Dutch Art Now: call ahead: 212.475.3424
    • INDEPENDENT: 12-4pm
    • Korean Art Show: 11am-7pm
    • PooL: 3-10pm
    • Red Dot Art Fair: 11-6pm
    • Verge: 12-6pm

Let us know what you think of the shows. And we’ll post Douglas’ new list next Wednesday.


Sex and Violence - custom remix by Boy Crisis for Ace Hotel.


During NYC Fashion Week, we gave these Levi’s selvage denim bags to hotel guests, and people who took home vinyl, Wings + Horns robes, flipbooks, Coto ties, or any other treats from the array of Ace wares by the front desk. The bags are a good marriage of the new and old — classic Levi’s and the nascent classic of 29th and Broadway. OMFGCo designed the screenprint for the bags, and cranked them out in their studio with one hand, bottles of malt liquor in the other.

During NYC Fashion Week, we gave these Levi’s selvage denim bags to hotel guests, and people who took home vinyl, Wings + Horns robes, flipbooks, Coto ties, or any other treats from the array of Ace wares by the front desk. The bags are a good marriage of the new and old — classic Levi’s and the nascent classic of 29th and Broadway. OMFGCo designed the screenprint for the bags, and cranked them out in their studio with one hand, bottles of malt liquor in the other.


DKS List for Ace Hotel New York

Douglas Kelley is our friend. He’s been sharing his DKS List to clue us in on the best weekly art openings in New York. Every week, we’ll share his special picks for Ace Hotel with you. Look for an updated list on Wednesdays, and let us know what you think of some of these shows.

Thursday 25 February

Friday 26 February

  • A super good party with performances by artists, “A New Breed,” curated by Ian Daniel, at Exit Art, 475 Tenth Avenue at 36th Street, $5-$20 pay as you wish. 8pm-1am (you can hit galleries before you make it to the party).
  • David Smith at Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street. 6-8pm.
  • Alexander Calder also at Gagosian Gallery, 522 West 21st Street. 6-8pm.

Saturday 27 February

Sunday 28 February

  • Reconstruction No.1 with Clifford Owens, Debo Eilers, Georgia Sagri, JJ Peet, Tommy Hartung & Zipora Fried  at On Stellar Rays, 133 Orchard Street. 6-8pm.
  • Alejandro Vidal, when it rains, all shines black at PARTICIPANT INC, 253 East Houston Street. 7-9pm.

Photo courtesy of DKS List


The sturdy and strangely adorable Fjällräven Kånken packs, an exclusive collaboration with Ace Hotel, are for sale in Portland and New York City. Now for $69.

Photos by Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCo


Golden is coming from Tokyo to play at Ace Hotel New York. They use a mix of unusual strings and percussion to evoke Classical Japanese music. Part sea shanty, part dark country western. This show will be very rare magic.
6-8 pm, Tuesday, 23 February, 2010. Golden is friends with Tsurumi Records.

Golden is coming from Tokyo to play at Ace Hotel New York. They use a mix of unusual strings and percussion to evoke Classical Japanese music. Part sea shanty, part dark country western. This show will be very rare magic.

6-8 pm, Tuesday, 23 February, 2010. Golden is friends with Tsurumi Records.


Tara Jane O’Neil painted room 209 at Ace Hotel Portland last week, powered by several beers from Clyde Common and the overhead force of encroaching foul weather. TJO is a local treasure who makes art and music. She’ll be heading back to Japan now to finish a record and tour with her friend, Nikaido Kasumi.

Thanks, Tara Jane, for the painting.

Photos by Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCo


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