NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL
ANNE TRUITT AND HANNAH WILKE
ANNE TRUITT AND HANNAH WILKE at Alex Zachary, 16 East 77th Street, New York NY
Photography by Humphrey Hubèrt for Pas Un Autre
The Accursed Poets
Nineteenth-century French poete maudits (accursed poets — poets who lived outside or rebelled against society), such as Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Comte de Lautreamont, have inspired numerous artists of various eras. An exhibition in Japan showcases etchings and prints of 20th-century artists, including Maurice Denis, Salvador Dali and Roberto Matta, who celebrated such French poetry. On view are around 180 works, including Matta’s interpretation of Rimbaud’s “Une Saison en Enfer” and a copy of de Lautreamont’s “Les Chants de Maldoror,” which inspired print works by Bernard Buffet as well as illustrations by Dali. On view until August 7 at the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, (042) 726-2771, 4-28-1 Haramachida, Machida-shi.
GARDENS & VILLA
“In the year of the saxophone, Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villa give us the flute. And along the way, Gardens & Villa effectively wipe clear the vaseline from the murky bedroom funk of recent days. Gardens & Villa bang out instant classics — each crystal clear and immaculate, but no less sweeping or languid. Their debut is a youthful exploration of just how opulent and pop starkness can go.” Gardens & Villa continue on their North American tour as they wrap up dates with Foster The People and head out with Generationals, followed by shows with Craft Spells. Gardens & Villa’s debut LP is out July 5 on Secretly Canadian.
Gardens and Villa “Star, Fire, Power”
Le Royal Monceau Exhibits Melvin Sokolsky
Luxury hotel Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris exhibits Work by photographer Melvin Sokolsky starting Thursday, July 7th, 2011 “Rétrospective” will showcase American photograph Melvin Sokolsky, a major figure in the revival of fashion photography in the 1960s. Considered the golden age of photography, this was a period of major innovations and audacious images, a decade that formulated a new vocabulary that still inspires image-makers to this day. www.raffles.com
Adarsha in the Rain in the East Village
photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
The Urbaneering Shirt by Serum Versus Venom