(Un) dressed: An Evolution of the Nude

Posted May 5th by in Art, Photography


right: Philippe Halsman, Story for life + lover, 1949 left: Bert Stern, Fashion for Prenton Vogue, 1970

Aristocratic, the online gallery of limited edition art photography, presents an exhibition entitled (Un) dressed – an exploration of the nude in photography from 900 until today. The exhibit is an exploration, not so much of the nude itself, but of the evolution of  the nude – “women in their complexity” seen through the eyes of major Italian and international photographers in the last century such as Edward Weston, Helmut Newton, Karl Lagerfeld, Hideki Fujii, Nan Goldin, Araki and Maurizio Galimberti. The 25 works on display offer a fascinating journey through space and time to grasp how the image of the women have changed.  The exhibition can be seen from May 5 to 18 at the Hettabretz, Palazzo Borromeo in Milan or online.  www.aristocratic.com

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[TODAY in HISTORY] Napoleon Bonaparte Dies in Exile

Posted May 5th by in Culture

This isn’t just any history piece – this is the true tale of a great emperor’s penis. In 1977 Napoleon Bonaparte’s shriveled, severed 1.5 inch penis was sold to urologist John K. Lattimer for three thousand American dollars. It should be noted, for good measure, that Lattimer also owned a pair of Herman Göring’s underwear.  I would hate to think that 190 years after my death my shriveled penis would be sitting in a nice wooden box in some stranger’s attic, but then again thats never really been my concern. (READ MORE….)

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Adarsha Shoots Voxhaul Broadcast

Posted May 4th by in Culture, Music, Photography

Behind the scenes. Adarsha Benjamin Shoots Voxhaul Broadcast in Venice, California. Footage by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre. Music by Voxhaul Broadcast

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Francis Bacon & Soutine Together at Last

Posted May 4th by in Art

A groundbreaking new exhibition pairs the artwork of Chaim Soutine and Francis Bacon now on view until June 18 at the Helly Nahmad Gallery in New York City. www.hellynahmadgallery.com

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Fritz Lang, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Posted May 4th by in Culture, Film

After director Fritz Lang vaulted to prominence with such masterpieces of German cinema as Metropolis and M, he brought his art to Hollywood films, including Fury, Ministry of Fear, The Woman in the Window and more trenchant tales of innocents caught in a web of seeming guilt. His last U.S. movie is this intriguing film noir about a novelist (Dana Andrews) out to expose the injustices of capital punishment. Working with his fiancée’s (Joan Fontaine) father, a newspaper publisher (Sidney Blackmer), he frames himself for murder, intending to produce exonerating evidence at the last moment. But the publisher suddenly dies, the evidence is lost… and that’s only the first twist in a brilliantly layered plot ideally suited to Lang’s talents. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt has been recently restored and is available on DVD.

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[Melbourne] Young Hunting Jewelry

Posted May 4th by in Fashion

Young Hunting is a unisex jewelry label by Melbourne designer Candice Agius. Each collection is “a philosophical exploration that questions and transcends realms influenced by a thematic thought.” Each jewellery piece is limited and formed in Australia from high quality materials. Young Hunting is “for the rare, the intellectual and the unsharing.” The new lookbook for the La Luna collection is a unique interactive look at some new pieces. (MORE PHOTOS….)

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[OUTSIDERS] MIROSLAV TICHÝ

Posted May 3rd by in Art, Photography

Miroslav Tichý, who died only a few weeks ago, began taking photographs in the 1960s, continuing until the late 1980s, accumulating an expansive archive of images. Tichý originally studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he was an esteemed painter and draughtsman, taking a lively modernist approach to his artwork. In 1948, with the adoption of communism in Czechoslovakia, artists were enforced to produce work in the socialist realism manner, which Tichý determinedly rejected. In opposition, he and like-minded alumni formed an artist collective, the Brněnská Pětka (Brno Five), staging subversive exhibitions, which attracted continuous state surveillance. In 1957, the artist suffered a mental collapse – he was prone to psychological breakdowns from a young age – and this led to his removal from mainstream society, moving back to his small hometown, Kyjov. He became a non-conformist, eccentric character, half-conscious, half-delusional to his subversive outsider situation. A new exhibition on view at the Wilkinson Gallery in London until June 11 explores the works of Miroslav Tichý.  www.wilkinsongallery.com

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Henry Miller’s Last Residence on Earth

Posted May 3rd by in Culture, Literature


Pacific Palisades, California, photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

“The frantic desire to Live, to live at any cost, is not a result of the life rhythm in us, but of the death rhythm.” Henry Miller

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[PAS UN AUTRE TEES] Take the Money & Run

Posted May 3rd by in Fashion, Style

Check out the Pas Un Autre store! Each tee ships with a gratis copy of Pas Un Autre Quarterly.

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ALL CANNIBALS?

Posted May 3rd by in Art


Francisco de Goya – Saturn Devours His Son – 1819-1923

Goya’s famous image of Saturn devouring his son epitomizes the lust the cannibal has for human flesh.  The painting depicts the myth of the greek god Saturn – fearing that his sons would overthrow him he would eat each one after birth. Male lions eat their cubs after birth in order to bring the females into heat.   Goya’s image of the savage cannibal with its wide eyes and devious abandon, satiating itself on a child is also representative of Goya’s fear of madness.  Saturn Devouring His Son was part of a series called the Black Paintings painted on the walls of his Spanish villa toward the end of Goya’s life.  The series was never commissioned and exhibited only posthumously. The painting, haunting and dark in nature, are indicative of a man alone, deaf – confronting the harrowing possibilities of eternal nothingness.   (READ MORE….)

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