New York, New York
Here in the densely populated tumblr wilderness, oft we seek the matchbook igniters to lead us through the mire. Peter Sutherland is one such flicker, and moving through his blog is like a gauzy golden hour roadtrip through Arches when you’re just a tiny bit stoned. He’s a myth-maker whose oeuvre moves from photography to video to a vinyl overlay on an amethyst geode and then to a giant pyramid of bumper-stickered Nalgenes.  




Inspired by the open road and all of the striking and horrifying things a lone wolf might stub his toe on out there, Sutherland’s work is comprised of the lifeblood of nomadic American iconography – burnt-up Chevy skeletons full of weeds, sprays of light on craggy ochre cliffs, abandoned Shell station-cum-skateparks, the wide blue sky. 
Yet underneath this imagery is a work that is rife with the rebellion of a sub-cultured millennial — the threat of economic apocalypse and ravaged landscape that has us wanting to slough our parents’ advice and reimagine ourselves as fuck-it-all back to the land rattlesnakes. Sutherland’s work is imbued with the freedom of a youth not yet abandoned, where skateboarders, surfers and nerdy cool kids stand as sentinels of a new freedom.
For Atelier Ace Issue — our new series of limited edition art prints — we asked Mr. Sutherland to envision a print for us to share with our extended family. New Amsterdamers can find this artist and other people we admire at The New York Art Book Fair, opening tonight at MomaPS1.

New York, New York

Here in the densely populated tumblr wilderness, oft we seek the matchbook igniters to lead us through the mire. Peter Sutherland is one such flicker, and moving through his blog is like a gauzy golden hour roadtrip through Arches when you’re just a tiny bit stoned. He’s a myth-maker whose oeuvre moves from photography to video to a vinyl overlay on an amethyst geode and then to a giant pyramid of bumper-stickered Nalgenes.  

Inspired by the open road and all of the striking and horrifying things a lone wolf might stub his toe on out there, Sutherland’s work is comprised of the lifeblood of nomadic American iconography – burnt-up Chevy skeletons full of weeds, sprays of light on craggy ochre cliffs, abandoned Shell station-cum-skateparks, the wide blue sky.

Yet underneath this imagery is a work that is rife with the rebellion of a sub-cultured millennial — the threat of economic apocalypse and ravaged landscape that has us wanting to slough our parents’ advice and reimagine ourselves as fuck-it-all back to the land rattlesnakes. Sutherland’s work is imbued with the freedom of a youth not yet abandoned, where skateboarders, surfers and nerdy cool kids stand as sentinels of a new freedom.

For Atelier Ace Issue — our new series of limited edition art prints — we asked Mr. Sutherland to envision a print for us to share with our extended familyNew Amsterdamers can find this artist and other people we admire at The New York Art Book Fair, opening tonight at MomaPS1.


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.  


Brooklyn and Chicago 
It’s noble to dedicate yourself to something larger than what’s shining back in a selfie, to reach, to pull and push a space for art and expression and ideas in the world. To band together with vision as an adhesive and forge out into the wild improvisational unknown.
The word band traces its etymology back to Old French bande where we get our English words for banner and bind. Since band is a smaller group from a tribe, it’s nice to think of Northern Spy Records as a tribe who’s bands are owner / operators of the label and who’ve been putting out some extra special records in this century’s second decade. 
We’ve had our headphones poised with the patchwork pleasure of Chicago Underground Duo lately. Makes us wonder and dream of what’s next and then what’s after that.  

Brooklyn and Chicago 

It’s noble to dedicate yourself to something larger than what’s shining back in a selfie, to reach, to pull and push a space for art and expression and ideas in the world. To band together with vision as an adhesive and forge out into the wild improvisational unknown.

The word band traces its etymology back to Old French bande where we get our English words for banner and bind. Since band is a smaller group from a tribe, it’s nice to think of Northern Spy Records as a tribe who’s bands are owner / operators of the label and who’ve been putting out some extra special records in this century’s second decade. 

We’ve had our headphones poised with the patchwork pleasure of Chicago Underground Duo lately. Makes us wonder and dream of what’s next and then what’s after that.  


New York City
Chelsea Hodson and May-Lan Tan stayed over last night, working on a collaborative performance project as part of our Artists In Residence program. Documentation of the event will eventually be shared via the Marina Abramovic Institute's Immaterial.org site

New York City

Chelsea Hodson and May-Lan Tan stayed over last night, working on a collaborative performance project as part of our Artists In Residence program. Documentation of the event will eventually be shared via the Marina Abramovic Institute's Immaterial.org site


Introduction By the Author by Fran Lebowitz

Introduction By the Author by Fran Lebowitz


New York 
Pablo Neruda reading at the 92 Street Y. 

New York 

Pablo Neruda reading at the 92 Street Y. 


New York
The little black dress of poetry turns 50. 
If not now, when. If now you, who. 

New York

The little black dress of poetry turns 50

If not now, when. If now you, who. 


New York City 
It’s not news to anyone that women have been woefully underrepresented in the digital trade — especially when it comes to health-based startups and their leadership positions.
We’ve teamed up with our friends and partners at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative on a health-based codeathon series. So far, we’ve hosted these codeathons in New York City and Palm Springs. Through this series, we’re trying to empower more people to take health into their own hands through innovative health-focused applications. We like seeing the creative solutions that people come up with when they’re working in a healthy environment.
This time, we’re launching a women’s health codeathon series with the Clinton Foundation focused specifically on challenging female developers and designers to build a completely original and functional digital prototype with a big bullseye on women’s health issues. Ready set go.

New York City 

It’s not news to anyone that women have been woefully underrepresented in the digital trade — especially when it comes to health-based startups and their leadership positions.

We’ve teamed up with our friends and partners at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative on a health-based codeathon series. So far, we’ve hosted these codeathons in New York City and Palm Springs. Through this series, we’re trying to empower more people to take health into their own hands through innovative health-focused applications. We like seeing the creative solutions that people come up with when they’re working in a healthy environment.

This time, we’re launching a women’s health codeathon series with the Clinton Foundation focused specifically on challenging female developers and designers to build a completely original and functional digital prototype with a big bullseye on women’s health issues. Ready set go.



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