Hungarian Rhapsody

Posted June 21st by in Photography

Martin Munkacsi, Carole Lombard, Hollywood, 1937

Brassaï, Robert Capa, André Kertész, László Moholy-Nagy and Martin Munkácsi each left Hungary to make their names in Germany, France and the USA, and are now known for the profound changes they brought about in photojournalism, as well as abstract, fashion and art photography. Others, such as Károly Escher, Rudolf Balogh and Jószef Pécsi remained in Hungary producing high-quality and innovatory photography. A display of approximately two hundred photographs ranging in date from c.1914–c.1989 will explore stylistic developments in photography and chart key historical events. These striking images will reveal the achievements of Hungarian photographers who left such an enduring legacy to international photography. Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts on the occasion of the Hungarian Presidency of the EU 2011. On view from June 30 to October 2 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.


Imitation Resort 2012

Posted June 20th by in Fashion

Imitation, formerly Imitation of Christ, by Tara Subkoff invokes the halcyon era of Hollywood glamor and the jazz age with her Resort 2012 collection. See video after the jump. VIDEO >>>


Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project

Posted June 20th by in Art, Culture

“The Tarot deck is many things: revered diviner of knowledge, feared revealer of hidden secrets, and critiqued promoter of quackish myth. Regardless of one’s take on Tarot card reading, it is certain that the history and imagery of these mysterious cards is ripe territory for contemporary artists to come up with their own interpretations of the 78 personas that make up the standard Tarot deck. And that is exactly what my divine colleague Stacy Engman set about doing as she assembled a group of some of today’s most dynamic artists and asked them to submit a new work based on a tarot card personally assigned by her. The resulting images are just as whimsical as the readings that emerge from an actual reading of the cards. The amazing group of artists included in the project created cards in a range of media (photography, painting and collage) and each infused an additional sense of allure and magic into this already heavily charged lam of mystery. Not only may viewers enjoy the actual works in the exhibition of the original cards, but they may also take them home in this unique catalogue in the form of a deck of Tarot cards in and of itself!” On view at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, PA until August 7th –


A Celebration of the Poet Anna Akhmatova

Posted June 20th by in Culture, Poetry

If you happen to be in New Delhi on Wednesday, the Russian Cultural Center of Science and Culture jointly with the Literary Club “Parichay Sahitya Parishad” is holding a literary evening dedicated to the birth anniversary of the 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.  ”She wrote with apparent simplicity and naturalness and her rhyming was classical compared to such radical contemporary writers as Marina Tsvetaeva and Vladimir Mayakovsky.” June 23, 2011, 5:30 p.m RCSC, 24, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi, India


Irving Penn: Radical Beauty

Posted June 20th by in Photography

Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco presents RADICAL BEAUTY 1946 – 2007, an exhibition of photographs by Irving Penn. On view from June 30 to August 20, the works span six decades of the artist’s influential career. The nearly thirty photographs on view explore Penn’s radical and long-standing investigation into what constitutes beauty, an aspect of his career that has received only passing attention. These works reflect the artist’s deep appreciation for the diversity of human physiognomy, and challenge a media-driven and image-saturated society that has narrowed the very idea of beauty. READ MORE >>>


Daido Moriyama: Memoirs of Light

Posted June 17th by in Photography

Daido Moriyama, Hippie Crime 1970

“Photographs are the footprints of light and memory, photographs are the history of memory. The myth of the light.” Daido Moriyama ”Memories of Light” traces the journey of a wandering photographer who, after half a century on the road, had only guides for his memory and memories. Born in 1938 in Osaka, Daido Moriyama has experienced war, the defeat of Japan, the U.S. military occupation, the rise and decline of the “economic miracle.” The Polka Gallery in Paris presents “Memory of Light” an exhibition of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. READ MORE >>>


The Caillebotte Brothers’ Private World

Posted June 16th by in Art, Culture, Photography

From 25 March to 11 July 2011, the Jacquemart-André Museum is presenting The Caillebotte brothers’ private world. Painter and photographer. An encounter between Impressionism and photography, this exhibition evokes the artistic and private world of the Caillebotte brothers.


Self Analysis

Posted June 16th by in Illustration

Illustration by Gant Powell


Bondage at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Posted June 16th by in Fashion


A model presents an outfit by Samuel Cirnansck during the 2011-2012 Spring-Summer collections of the Sao Paulo Fashion Week, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 13, 2010.



Posted June 16th by in Photography

“Stefanie Schneider’s scintillating situations take place in the American West. Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambience for loosely woven story lines and a cast of phantasmic characters.  Schneider works with the largely uncontrollable chemical mutations of expired polaroid film stock. Chemical explosions of color spreading across the surfaces undermine the photograph’s commitment to reality and induce her characters into trance-like dreamscapes. Like flickering sequences of old road movies Schneider’s images seem to evaporate before conclusions can be made – their ephemeral reality manifesting in subtle gestures and mysterious motives. Schneider’s images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction.”





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