Between January 27 and April 28, 2011, Hilaneh von Kories Gallery in Hamburg is going to show “Twinkle, twinkle, little star”, an exhibit of more than eighty images by Vivian Maier from the 50’s and 60’s. Maier, who in her life time did not publish any of her pictures, has been recently discovered as an enormously talented “street photography” artist who saw the world through the lenses of a Rolleiflex camera and captured hundreds of thousands of telling moments in the gritty streets and shops of Chicago and New York. The show is only the third of her work worldwide and the first in Germany. www.hilanehvonkoriesgallery.com
To inaugurate the Hong Kong exhibition space, Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present “Forgotten Promises,” an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Damien Hirst. Forgotten Promises – Jan 18 – Mar. 19, 2011 at the Gasgosian Gallery, Hong Kong.
I received an image over the weekend of the fascinating first chapter of sartorial sculptor, poet, and conjurer Aoi Kotsuhiroi’s new collection entitled Exotic Regrets. As in past collections, Kotsuhiroi, based in the South of France, releases imagery of her new collections in chapter’s to express gravity and anticipation. www.aoikotsuhiroi.com
Étude de nu n°577 Print on salted paper from a collodion glass negative Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1855
Very little is known about mid-19th century photographer Louis-Camille d’Olivier. After the the 1860s the history of this prolific photographer of early erotica simply vanished. We do know he was a progenitor of a nascent art form considered mechanical and superficial. Today, d’Olivier’s multiple images of the female form are widely sought after by collectors.
Renfield was a good dog who led a good dog life. With the air permeated by sweet saltwater and the sound of crashing waves, Renfield’s fourteen years on planet Earth were idyllic and serene. With the body of a sturdy Shepard and a thousand year old soul, he loved unconditionally, like a good dog should. Renfield, you will be missed.