Album Trailer for singer/songwriter Safiya’s new album entitled, “24K”.  Out Now!

First single off Safiya’s highly anticipated album, “24K” which releases January 28th.

Today Wale had Complex drop the official trailer to his upcoming mixtape Festivus which is set to drop on December 23rd. Check it out below & get ready Wale fans.



Eastmen Collective is pleased to present a new exhibition by Talento,#EatDrinkSmoke.

Talento is known for his distinctive couture and minimalist style of street wear fashion pieces. A self-taught patternmaker and digital artist he designs and constructs custom garments and accessories for some of today’s most enigmatic and contemporary pop-culture figures.

#EatDrinkSmoke is as much of an inquiry as it is a reinterpretation into the nature of symbolism and popular culture, in addition to their relationship to suggestive advertising and the power of branding. Talento, a graphic artist and fashion designer uses the renowned “Snap Back Cap” as his canvas to display embroidered images of iconic lifestyle consumer based products. These choices, all purposeful employ the symbolism of a “one size fits all” product and juxtaposes it to the disposition brands have in engaging consumers.

Talento’s minimal design approach to this collection of wearable art is an examination of how the “lifestyle” a particular product represents is more important than the product itself. Accompanied by the hats is a collection of limited edition prints designed by illustrator Duane Planes. These prints reference popular ad campaigns and demonstrate the influence of product placement, a meticulously curated set design, and seductive tag lines.


The opening reception will be held on this Sunday, October 5th 2pm – 9pm at Lyons Wier Gallery (542 West 24th St, bet. 10th & 11th ave), and closes the following day October 6th.

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Artist Bettina Vaz Guimarães develops her work through a language based on dead still life that represents objects from her day to day. The represented objects are located in the traffic of the affection and the banal, the memory and the unexpected, the intimate and the collective.

Eastmen Collective and Quiet Lunch Magazine have teamed up with Undr1Roof to present a special One Day chapter in the PRO TEM Art Series.

Please join us Saturday, August 30th at Lyons Wier Gallery for the Opening/Closing reception and final installment of this years PRO TEM Art Series. Brought you by Eastmen Collective, Quiet Lunch Magazine and Lyons Wier Gallery.


Eastmen Collective and Quiet Lunch Magazine is joining forces with Illuzion ENT and to present QUEST, a one night only art and audio event that will feature work by Ryan Bock and a live performance from Salomon Faye.

QUEST will begin at 6 pm at Lyons Wier Gallery. Attendees will also be able to check out Gordon Holden’s newest solo exhibition 1 HOUR PHOTO.


This past Sunday, The Pro Tem Art Series held their very first Art Panel to discuss the causal culture of instant gratification and technology in relation to the consumption of art today. Joined by the likes of computer artist and animator Marjan Moghaddam, founding editor of White Hot Magazine Noah Becker, and current featured artist in the PRO TEM Art Series Gordon Holden. Moderated by co-curator Akeem Duncan and held at Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea New York. The discussion went on for a little over an hour, but was met with some awesome points and insight from our panel, coupled with some challenging questions and rhetoric from the crowd. The event will be aired on Clock Tower TV (TBA), so we don’t want to give everything away but you can check out some photos from the event below.



August 21st – August 28th

OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday, 21st | 6 – 9 pm LYONS WIER GALLERY | 542 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

The future takes too long. Humanity and technology is all about the ‘now’. The ‘now’ is forever. Gordon Holden understands the ‘now’ but he is also aware that it does not last forever. He also understands that our insatiable need for the ‘now’ has developed into a casual culture of instant gratification. In conceptual jest, Gordon Holden deconstructs the very fibers of pop culture and mass consumption, resurrecting them in the form of concrete beach balls, reappropriated logos and Frankensteinish posters. The Eastmen Collective and Quiet Lunch Magazine has teamed up with the folks at Karmaloop to present yet another spectacular chapter in the PRO TEM Art Series. Holden’s 1 HOUR PHOTO is an endearing critique that attempts to scale back to a simpler time — a time when dial up speed was a sign of social status. Known for his cheeky but potent satire, Gordon Holden will hold a fun house mirror to modern society, allowing us all to stop and laugh at ourselves. | | | |

In this meeting of legends discussing legends, fashion photographer and director of Kanye West’s “Black Skin Head” music video, Nick Knight, and model Kristen McMenamy discuss the work, legacy, and future of Knights former protege,  fashion filmmaker Ruth Hogben. They also discuss the future of fashion films, if it will replace fashion photography in some way, what celebrity means today, and the role social media plays in all of the above.


May 2014 |Camille Safiya, the very first artist to headline our #PROTEMArtSeries at Lyons Wier Gallery with Quiet Lunch Magazine, travelled up north to Toronto, Canada for the NXNE Festival. Watch as her an her team party hard and take  in the Canadian music and art scene, along with a couple of unforeseen events and surprises.

We wish much success to Camille and her manager Adam, as we are extremely proud of them and what they’re doing.  We’re big fans!


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We’d like to take this opportunity to send over a big congratulations to the staff at Quiet Lunch Magazine on launching their very first print. The team over at Quiet Lunch are very near and dear to our hearts over here at Eastmen Collective and we’ve watched them mature from a grass roots online only blog to a powerhouse publication in the New York City art scene, the editor and chief Akeem Duncan whom also is a co-curator in our #ProTemArtSeries has worked tirelessly to bring this dream to fruition and the day is now here. We are extremely proud of them and humbled to have been able to aid in the making of the very first issue of the next phase of this incredible movement. Hit the link below to get your copy and check out


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Special thanks to ILS Magazine for the review. For the full story hit the link below.

ILS Magazine: Eastmen Collective Presents “Barbaric Yawp” Art Exhibit


Quiet Lunch is teaming up with Eastmen Collective for yet another chapter in the #PROTEMArtSeries. Featuring new works by mixed media collagist Boris Bernard, Barbaric | YAWP is a vivid installation visually transcribes a dialogue between the resilient creative and the durable dogma of a structured, but hollow society.

Boris Bernard is a young street artist whose multifaceted approach to fine art results in a raw aesthetic that undermines conceptual norms. Boasting a unique brand of inner city gumption and sincere pop satire, this exhibition challenges the gatekeepers of high art.

Lyons Wier Gallery – June 14th 6 pm- OPENING NIGHT – we invite you to tear down the constructs of normalcy and sound your barbaric yawp!

Inspired by both the traditional Indian elements of her heritage and the vibrancy of her Manhattan lifestyle, Sheena Trivedi’s daring and futuristic label blends Indian fabrications with Western silhouettes. Her designs are a flirtatious dance between tradition and rebellion; elegance and strength; exoticism and the urban world.

Designed in New York City and manufactured in New Delhi, materials range from jersey to chiffon but are consistent in their promise of superior quality, comfort, and flair. Hand embroidered brocade with exquisite attention to detail and georgette combined with leather are some of the standout features of her collections.

The designer’s pieces can be styled as head-to-toe looks for the luxury label lover or mixed and matched for a unique downtown-chic city look. However styled, her pieces guarantee an air of urban sophistication and originality with their powerful concoction of ethnic edge.

White Magazine features a story on the upcoming #PROTEMArtSeries Event “Saving Face”, and holds a Q&A with the lead curators Perri “P.F.” Dash of Eastmen Collective and Akeem Duncan of Quiet Lunch Magazine hit the link below…

WhiteHot Magzine: Saving/Face @ Lyons Wier Gallery