The Flaming Lips – Now I Understand

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As the Flaming Lips get closer to releasing their new album, entitled The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends,  a limited edition vinyl record which features an the likes of Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, Nick Cave and Ke$ha, which is set for an April 21st release, they release a bonus track called Now I Understand which takes samples from the Iphone and Siri, and a vocal track by Erykah Badu.

[MIAMI BASEL] Fendi Casa X Nick Cave

FENDI Casa Luxury Living and Beats by Dr. Dre announce a collaboration of sound and design highlighting the work of contemporary artist Nick Cave during the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach tonight, Friday, December 2, at the FENDI Casa Luxury Living Showroom. Artist Nick Cave known for his “Soundsuits” which are bright, whimsical and other-worldly wearable fabric sculptures will unveil an installation featuring a one-of-a-kind audio and visual display of Cave’s artwork highlighting his iconic pieces. Friday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., FENDI Casa Luxury Living Showroom, 90 NE 39th Street, Miami, Fl 33137

Art Meets Rock

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RICHARD KERN, Nirvana, Courtney Love
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left: WILLIAM ENGLISH, Vivienne Westwood in Sex, 1975, courtesy of Maggs Brothers, London right: URS LÜTHI, Un'isola dell'aria, 1975, particolare, 28 fotografie, cm60x50 cad, Collezione Fabio e Virginia Gori
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IAIN FORSYTH & JANE POLLARD, A Rock'N'Roll Suicide, 1998, Live performance, Photo: David Cowlard courtesy Kate MacGarry, London

Museo Pecci di Prato in Florence, Italy presents an exhibition entiled LIVE! Art Meets Rock. The exhibition, curated by Luca Beatrice and Marco Bazzini, adopts a suggestive perspective to show how the history of contemporary art and of rock music have followed parallel paths to contribute to the construction of the cultural universe of the last forty years. Music and the visual arts have crossed and overlapped, over time, engendering a unified and consistent landscape; what draws them together is the performative dimension, articulated according to the specific occasion within an exhibition or a concert. LIVE!offers a parallel and original reading of historic events by exhibiting paintings, sculptures, installations, video clips, artworks, LPs, graphic works, photographs, magazines and films. Artists include Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, William English, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle and more. The exhibition will be accompanied by Live!, a book published by Rizzoli with contributions by Luca Beatrice and Marco Bazzini. LIVE! Art Meets Rock view at the Museo Pecci di Prato until September 16.