Picasso at Work
Louise Bourgeois in Shanghai
Louise Bourgeois on view at the James Cohan Gallery in Shanghai. www.jamescohangallery.com
[PHOTOS] Second Annual Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA
Thurston Moore Playing with Pillow Wand
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AN OBSCENE DIARY: THE VISUAL WORLD OF SAM STEWARD
“An Obscene Diary The Visual World of Sam Steward” chronicles the extraordinary visual world of a talented and largely unknown, writer, artist, photographer, and sexual outlaw. The edition, limited to 1,000 copies presents a diverse and powerful collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, decorative objects, illustrations and photographs that are remarkably varied in style, and often quite contradictory in mood and tone. Bound and slipcased, the collection presents more than 750 images, many of which are reproduced in color. This edition complements the forthcoming biography by Justin Spring, entitled “Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade” and presents a wealth of previously unpublished material, including a quantity of highly erotic and sexually explicit polaroids taken in the early 1950s. www.antinouspress.com
Thurston Moore at the Solid Sound Festival
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth at the Solid Sound Festival in North Adams Massuchessets. Look out for his new album Demolished Thoughts. Photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre.
James “Whitey” Bulger’s Young Mugshot
James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr. (born September 3, 1929) is a former crime boss who led the Winter Hill Gang based in Somerville, Massachusetts, in the United States. After sixteen years on the lam and on the FBI’s top most wanted list he was found living a quiet life in Southern California.
New Vivian Maier Photographs Curated by Patrick Sansone
A selection of new prints by the recently discovered street photographer Vivian Maier excellently curated by Patrick Sansone of the band Wilco for the Solid Sound Festival at the MoCA Massachusetts. www.mocamass.com
photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre
HTRK ‘Eat Yr Heart’
HTRK’s Ghostly International debut ‘Work (work, work)’ is a flat-lined study of desire and submission, sentimentality and dysphoria. The London by way of Berlin and Melbourne art-rock duo (pronounced “Hate Rock”) finished the album’s production while grieving the sudden loss of founding member and bassist Sean Stewart to suicide in March ‘10. And while that tragedy has certainly found its way into the music’s bottomless sonic void, ‘Work (work, work),’ written from 2006-10 in Berlin and London, is about much more than abject darkness. Much, much more.
HTRK ’Eat Yr Heart’
All Utopias Fell
Artist Michael Oatman’s All Utopias Fell sits atop the rafters of the old transistor factory in North Adams, Massachusetts–now home to the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art. Constructed from an old airstream trailer and parachutes as if it just dropped in from outer space. “…1970s-era ‘satellite’ that has crash-landed at MASS MoCA. This beautifully reflective, repurposed Airstream trailer – with large parachutes and active solar panels – is inspired by an earlier era of pulp aeronauts like Buck Rogers, Tom Swift and Tom Corbett: Space Cadet, as well as the works of Giotto, Jules Verne, NASA, and Chris Marker’s 1962 film La Jetée. Visitors will be allowed to climb a staircase and enter into the craft where they will encounter The Library of the Sun. Hybridizing a domestic space, a laboratory and a library, it has the feel of a hermitage, where the occupant will ‘be right back’, only it is 30 years later. www.massmoca.com
Text and Photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre