Archive for the ‘Personalities’ Category

Collector’s Alert: Tim Walker’s “Story Teller” in London and in Print

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The hallucinatory, wildly creative images of British photographer Tim Walker are being doubly celebrated this fall with an exhibition at London’s Somerset House and an accompanying book published by Thames & Hudson. Both called Story Teller, they showcase the artist’s narrative flair, evoking a fairytale world of baguette biplanes, demonic dolls and cult celebrities on the […]

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Mario Testino’s “In Your Face” at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Clockwise from top: Carmen Kass, Los Angeles, 2009. Gwyneth Paltrow, Paris, 2005. Josh Hartnett, New York, 2005. Madonna, Miami, 1997. Gisele Bündchen, New York, 2007. Sienna Miller, Rome, 2007. Mariah Carey, Donatella Versace, and Beyonce Knowles, Milan, 2002.

For 30 years, renowned photographer Mario Testino has documented fashion and celebrities for international magazines and advertising campaigns. The Vogue and Vanity Fair photographer has captured the most iconic and provocative personalities of the age, from Madonna, Mick Jagger and Princess Diana to Gisele Bündchen, Kate Winslet, Lady Gaga and the Duke and Duchess of […]

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Louis Vuitton Celebrates Stephen Sprouse

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Fashion designer and artist Stephen Sprouse achieved critical acclaim and success in the early ’80’s for his bright, ’60s-inspired fashions. Although his career went through some rough patches, including a 1985 bankruptcy, he achieved a tremendous comeback in 2001, collaborating with Louis Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs on the celebrated graffiti logo bags. This season, the […]

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Flea-Market Find!: Unknown Rolling Stones Photos From 1965 Showing at L.A.’s Dilettante Gallery

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From Nowness, we see that Los Angeles’ Dilettante gallery is currently showing a collection of heretofore unknown, amazingly candid snapshots of the Rolling Stones on tour in the spring of 1965. Discovered by Lauren White at a flea market in Saugus, California, the images capture a fleeting moment of fragile possibility before the band’s career […]

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Gilbert and George for the Edgy Table

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You may remember a few months ago that we introduced you to some extraordinary Limoges plates featuring the images of Robert Mapplethorpe. Now, that same company, Ligne Blanche Paris, is releasing a set of four vessels celebrating the high-concept photo works of the English art duo Gilbert and George. Known as well for their fastidiously […]

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The New Yorker Festival Hosts Writers, Musicians and Chefs

Appearing at the New Yorker Festival, clockwise from top left: Ruben and Isabel Toledo; Christian Louboutin, by Stephan Galdieu; Norah Jones; Rene Redzepi, by Sara Galbiati/Polfoto.

From novelists to designers, musicians to chefs, the 13h annual New Yorker Festival will include an eclectic array of talent to suit the myriad interests of the magazine’s culturally diverse namesake. Naturally, the series, which kicks off on October 5th and runs through the 7th, highlights world-renowned authors and long-time contributors to The New Yorker. Novelist Zadie Smith, […]

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James Franco’s Bold New Work at SoHo’s Costume National Store

Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Still #14 (1978), and James Franco's tribute, from New Film Stills.

James Franco might be the ultimate contemporary hyphenate: Academy Award-nominated actor, author, conceptual artist, film director, college student, soap star, Oscar host, cultural provocateur, the list goes on. From big-budget blockbusters to small New York art openings, he puts a post-ironic spin on much of his work, defying social boundaries and re-interpreting his cultural touchstones. […]

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Rizzoli Launches a Lavish New Book Documenting the Life and Work of Fashion Great Antonio Lopez

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  At a time when photography had replaced illustration as the preferred form of presenting fashion in publications, Antonio Lopez’s immense talent, creativity, sensibility and vision as an artist/illustrator ushered in a second Golden Age of the form. From the 1960s into the 1980s, the Puerto Rican native changed not only the pages of fashion […]

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