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Thursday
Jun092011

one of a finds: accept and be poster

CB2 is honored to present a limited-edition of accept and be posters in celebration of Gay Pride Month, June 2011.

Created in collaboration with Kennedy Prints!, a one-man letterpress printery in Gordo, Alabama, each poster is created using handset wood type and oil-based inks on eco-friendly chipboard made from lumber industry salvage.

Three simple words—accept and be—are transformed into a powerful graphic mantra radiating optimism and confidence. Each unique poster is to be appreciated for its spontaneous colors mixed by sight and variations in layout and font.

One of a Finds original works are offered one time only in a small reserve for collectors and enthusiasts. This special poster has a limited edition release of 1139—271 available online; remainder available in CB2 stores while quantities last—and Kennedy Prints! guarantees no two prints will be the same.

free download: Accept and Be desktop image
Kennedy Prints! and CB2 share the mission of making art and design accessible to all. We invite you to download this free “Accept and Be” graphic by Kennedy Prints! as your desktop image. Spread the good words and share.

Thursday
May122011

gertrude stein: san francisco

photo by: permanently scatterbrainedStarting today, the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco celebrates Gertrude Stein—specifically her tremendous influence on modern art, literature, and culture—with a variety of events, locations and collaborators.

If you don’t live nearby, book a flight, a train or bus and pack your bags—this is a rare series not to be missed.

What: Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
When: May 12 thru September 6, 2011
Where: the Contemporary Jewish Museum

An art-filled biographical exploration of Gertrude Stein as a literary pioneer, transatlantic modernist, Jewish-American expatriate, American celebrity, art collector, and artists’ muse.

What: Words + Voices Free Outdoor Series
When: May 17, August 16, and September 20, 2011
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Poets Litquake and TODCO will pay tribute to, and reflect on, the poet and writer Gertrude Stein.

What: The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
When: May 21 thru September 6, 2011
Where: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA

As American expatriates in bohemian Paris when the 20th century was young, Gertrude Stein and her family were among the first to recognize the talents of avant-garde painters like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso—and collect their early works.

This landmark exhibition offers a rare, in-depth chance to view the artworks and learn more about these extraordinary people behind the birth of modern art.

What: UC Berkeley Extension Course on Gertrude Stein
When: June 2, 16, 23, and 30; July 7, 2011
Where: UC Berkeley Extension

An educational experience that will examine the way Stein presented herself—and how others depicted her throughout her life. Sessions will be held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA.

What: Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation
When: August 18 (preview), 19 - 21, 2011
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

In association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA presents Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s opera, ‘Four Saints in Three Acts’. An experimental milestone in 20th century music—and a Broadway hit in 1934—the chamber opera organization Ensemble Parallèle, composer Luciano Chessa, and video and performance artist Kalup Linzy are in on this new production.

Friday
Apr152011

milan 2011: audience participation

Coming to Milan for the Salone, is not just about the Salone. Time spent outside the fair—walking the streets of Zona Tortona, Brera and Lambrate—is equally important.

Each area is an extension of the fair with large and small scale exhibits in old factories, city apartments, on the streets… this is what fulfills the declaration that ‘the city is the Salone’.

Yesterday we walked a few miles in Zona Tortona, today we will see Brera and Lambrate. We know we’ll see many new designs, colors, artwork…but it’s the audience participation projects that draw in the visitor, making us part of the Salone as well. Bravo and mille grazie Milan!

Thursday
Apr142011

milan 2011: bravo

Every year the Milan Salone celebrates what’s new in modern—and this year we congratulate and celebrate its 50th anniversary.

At the same time, Italy is celebrating its 150th anniversary of Unity so attending the opera last night—a supremely Italian experience—meant more than ever. 

We live and breath modern—as in casual, approachable, unexpected—with simple, clean lines.

With its deep red velvet curtains and gilded fixtures, Teatro alla Scala is the complete antithesis of what we do.  Yet being open to diversity is what creates texture and depth in our lives and homes… there’s room for everyone and everything.

Monday
Mar142011

maira kalman exhibit: new york

What: Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)
Where: The Jewish Museum, New York
When: March 11 thru July 31, 2011

In 2007 we had the pleasure of collaborating with Maira Kalman—illustrator, designer and author of contemporary life—for posters advertising the opening of CB2 Soho.

We were drawn to her unique point-of-view, and her extraordinary ability to recognize and portray the quaint moments of life in her work.

This curated selection features original works on paper, some samples of her photography, embroidery, and textiles—all of which were created over the past thirty years.

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