I’m hanging out in New York for the next week or so, so I’m trying to go out and about and see some rad things going on while I’m here. Last night I ventured over to Partners & Spade for their new exhibit with M.Nii and Mark Cunningham, a show dedicated to the glory of surfing. It was funny because it certainly felt like a very L.A. show was placed down in New York, like we walked into a bit of home. The show was an eclectic collection of crusty surfboard fins, vintage surf books, barnacled found watches and designer swim trunks.
What was great about the show to me was how laid back it was. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but I loved that they were selling crust tailfins for $145, that art is in the eye of the beholder. A part of that feeling comes from the Partners & Spade space itself, which feels like an antique store meets museum. That’s a good thing, in my mind. I think that’s a part of what makes Andy Spade such an interesting guy, that he can easily see the beauty in ordinary objects.
If you’re in New York you should definitely check out the show. I’m sure it should be up for the next few weeks or so. If you’re not then check out the rest of the photos down below.