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Julien Langendorff on Doing Tarot With Alejandro Jodorowsky

Julien Langendorff (Courtesy the artist and Opening Ceremony)

Artist Julien Langendorff, a Paris-based artist and musician with an upcoming show at Agnès b.’s Galerie du Jour, has an intriguing interview up on Opening Ceremony in which he discusses being raised by a psychics (I think my grandmother was kind of a witch”), his interest in Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, getting rejected by tony Paris art school École des Beaux Arts (“Then again, the director now buys my stuff”), as well as having his tarot read by Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. Read More

Books

Terry Richardson, Spike Jonze and Chloë Sevigny Contribute to Opening Ceremony’s ‘Super Secret’ 10-Year Book

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Today, Opening Ceremony published news on its blog that it has a new book in the works to be released by Rizzoli on Sept. 4 with work by Ryan McGinley, Terence Koh and Marcel Dzama, and a zine insert by “Spike and Chloë.” According to a young staffer who answered the phone at Opening Ceremony online, the book, timed with the 10-year anniversary of the boutique, on a quiet street near the border of Soho and Chinatown, was the brainchild of OC’s two founders, Carole and Humberto, and put together by three OC staffers with contributions by “everyone in the company.” But it’s “super secret” according to the staffer we spoke with and only three people know exactly what’s inside. Needless to say, our request for images was to no avail. Read More