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Claes Oldenburg at NY’s MoMA

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  This month, New York’s Museum of Modern Art mounts a major retrospective tribute to the pop artist Claes Oldenburg. Known for his oversized replicas of everything from hamburgers to pay phones to typewriter erasers, the Swedish-born Oldenburg—much like his contemporaries Lichtenstein and Warhol—created a new way of looking at supposedly mundane and everyday objects. […]

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The Hilton Bros.: Our Florida Work-cation!

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All images copyright Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg. www.Makostudio.com

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From "Service" by Paul Solberg. On exhibition at Casa de Costa in New York. through April 18th.

   During Fleet Week of 2010—that springtime ritual when thousands of young military servicepeople descend upon New York City—photographer Paul Solberg documented hundreds of soldiers, sailors and airmen in a series of intimate, haunting portraits. Using vintage Polaroid film, he aimed for an effect tinged with both timelessness and nostalgia; unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), the […]

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Frank Gehry’s Fish Lamps at the Gagosian Gallery

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Internationally celebrated architect Frank Gehry, whose monumental buildings include Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, is now going small. A duel exhibit of Gehry’s fish lamps is currently being shown at two of superdealer Larry Gagosian’s galleries, in Beverly Hills and Paris. The architect […]

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Steve Rubell’s Studio 54 Auction: everything must blow!

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Quick! What do a sterling-silver Bulgari postcard, an invitation to the premiere of the 1978 film The Wiz, an Andy Warhol Polaroid of Grace Jones, and a diploma from Syracuse University have in common? Well, they’re all going on the block tomorrow in West Palm Beach, when Palm Beach Modern Auctions sells a collection of rare memorabilia from […]

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Fashion Restoration: Diesel Sponsors Venice’s Ponte di Rialto

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With his announcement of a 5.5 million euro gift to restore Venice’s iconic Ponte di Rialto bridge, Diesel founder Renzo Rosso has become only the latest fashion force to preserve a piece of European history. Through his holding company, Only the Brave (which also owns Maison Martin Margiela and Viktor & Rolf), Rosso is working with the City of Venice to bring the structure—the oldest of […]

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Araki Creates Anime for Gucci

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The bold and unique statement has always been a signature of the house of Gucci, a truism currently illustrated by creative director Frida Giannini’s decision of how to showcase the floral collection for Cruise 2013. Straying from the conventional window visuals used by other major luxury houses, she has collaborated with Japanese manga (cartoon anime) […]

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Napoli: “The Most Impressive Underground Railway Station in Europe”

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Catalan architect Óscar Tusquets has transformed the Toledo metro station in Naples, Italy, into an underwater abyss, providing a unique sanctuary for busy travelers.  Honored as “the most impressive underground railway station in Europe” by the London Daily Telegraph, the terminal’s walls have been adorned in various shades of blue Bisazza mosaics. Darker tiles have been […]

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