Yan Morvan’s Bikers

Posted July 6th by in Culture, Photography

In Arles, at 5 rue des Arènes, Marc Bervillé from the Parisian gallery “Iconoclastes”, is featuring 25 photographs from an exceptional series by Yan Morvan on gang men and bikers in the 1970’s. More….

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Geoffrey O’Connor “Vanity is Forever”

Posted July 6th by in Music

Vanity Is Forever, being released September 27th via Chapter Music, is Crayon Fields frontman Geoffrey O’Connor’s first album under his own name, and his most ambitious, dynamic and sophisticated work yet. O’Connor’s fractured romantic reflections and lustful tributes play out over vast synthscapes, colossal stadium drums and flanged orchestral sweeps, creating a world that is at once ethereal and strikingly vivid. With a combination of restraint and fearless abandon, O’Connor embraces the conflicts of modern love in a manner as ambiguous as it is blunt, and as shameless as it is generous. His songs indulge in ecstasy, love, pride, failure and all the glamorous contradictions they become. He is both an adult with a juvenile mind, and a geriatric in the body of a young man. Painstakingly refined over two years, Vanity Is Forever is O’Connor’s most fully realized album to date, an epic pop melodrama that shifts seamlessly between seductive high-production dance hits, suave funk joyrides and modern synthetic power balladry. Recently, O’Connor has mesmerized audiences with an extravagant live show of dueling synthesizers, lasers, light sculptures and hypnotic projections. His diverse solo output – under both his own name and previous solo moniker Sly Hats – has seen him handpicked to support the likes of Fleet Foxes, Jens Lekman, School Of Seven Bells, Andrew Bird and First Aid Kit. In addition, O’Connor will release a series of steamy clips to realize his soap opera dreams. View a taste of what’s in store with a trailer for Vanity Is Forever.

Mp3: Geoffrey O’Connor “Now and Then”

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Harvey Stein: Coney Island 40 Years

Posted July 5th by in Photography

“Coney Island 40 Years. spanning the years 1970-2010, is a meditation on time, history, persistence and longevity (of both Coney Island and Harvey Stein), fate and public social behavior. It is an important record of a passing way of life, of a Coney Island that is fast changing in the wake of its recent development. The book is important as a document of a time and of an iconic American place.” More….

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Alex Varenne at the Erotic Museum in Paris

Posted July 5th by in Art, Sex

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Helmut Newton: Sleepless Nights

Posted July 5th by in Culture, Photography

Houston hosts the U.S. premiere of an exhibition featuring the entire contents from Helmut Newton´s first three groundbreaking books: White Women (1976), Sleepless Nights (1978), and Big Nudes (1981). The 205 photographs in these books established Newton´s reputation as the supreme recorder of female identity, and as a master craftsman of the photographic medium. A complete set of the prints in the exhibition has been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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Teach Me

Posted July 4th by in Photography, Sex

Photography by Bartosz Ludwinski

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Ed Ruscha’s Back of the Hollywood Sign

Posted July 4th by in Art

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Ed Ruscha: On the Road

Posted July 4th by in Art, Culture, Literature


Ed Ruscha photographed by Dennis Hopper

In 1951, Kerouac wrote On the Road on his typewriter as a continuous 120 foot-long scroll, feverishly recording in twenty days his experiences during road trips in the U.S. and Mexico in the late 1940s. With its publication in 1957, Kerouac was acknowledged as the leading voice of the Beat Generation, a group of writers that included Alan Ginsberg and William Burroughs. Over the last few years Ed Ruscha has continued to explore his own fascination with the shifting emblems of American life by turning his keen aesthetic sensibility to Kerouac’s classic novel. Having created his own limited edition artist book version of On the Road in 2009 published by Gagosian Gallery and Steidl, and illustrated with photographs that he took, commissioned, or found, Ruscha has created an entirely new body of paintings and drawings that take their inspiration from passages in Kerouac’s novel. Opening today at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles an exhibition entitled Ed Ruscha: On the Road includes Ruscha’s edition of Kerouac’s legendary novel, six large paintings on canvas, and ten drawings on museum board, each taking its text from On the Roadwww.hammer.ucla.edu

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NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL

Posted July 4th by in Fashion, Photography

“The visionary duo containing of photographer Peter Farago and stylist Ingela Klemetz-Farago, has as part of a unique collaboration with CHANEL during 2010/2011, created full fashion stories featuring 45 of the most sought-after supermodels from the Nordic and Baltic countries.” www.faragopublishing.com

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ANNE TRUITT AND HANNAH WILKE

Posted July 1st by in Art, Photography

ANNE TRUITT AND HANNAH WILKE at Alex Zachary, 16 East 77th Street, New York NY

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