Let the blues run the game–an intimate moment with Abbey Meaker by Abbey Meaker in her new series of self portraits. Abbey’s photographs have a supercharged romantic auto-erotism that beckons, in a sincerely unremorseful reflection of lust and loss, a visual treatise that summons grainy, black and white visions of a restless Eros in her boudoir. www.abbeymeaker.com
Congratulations to Yoko Ono who is the winner of the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize for her efforts in spreading world peace. An awards ceremony is scheduled together with an exhibition commemorating the presentation of the award to Yoko Ono at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. “It is greatly anticipated that this commemorative exhibition will help communicate, from Hiroshima to the world, the messages of Yoko Ono that are rich with the inspiration of the abolition of nuclear weapons and the creation of a world without war, and it is thought that the exhibition will have a great effect on garnering attention to this Hiroshima Art Prize across the globe.” The 8th Hiroshima Art Prize: THE ROAD OF HOPE – YOKO ONO 2011, Saturday July 30th to Sunday October 16.www.hcmca.cf.city.hiroshima.jp
Geronimo is a label from Los Angeles with collections that are both timeless and distinct. “Geronimo is Jenny Reyes’ middle name….A Los Angeles designer with roots in Manila, she draws her inspiration from music, her grandmother who taught her how to sew, and the California sun.” www.geronimocollections.com
Jersey born Vincent Cacchione, a.k.a. Caged Animals, has just release his music for his catchy tune Girls on Medication off the forthcoming album release Eat Their Own. Don’t eat the gummy bears! Video directed by Drew Norton.
Joan Colom was born in Barcelona in 1921. Following military service, he became an accountant in a firm where he stayed until his retirement in 1986. But at the age of 36 he also developed a passion for photography, joining the Photographic Association of Catalonia where he very quickly learnt the technical skills that helped him in his atypical career. Colom is considered one of the most important photographers of the 50s and 60s and one of the greatest documentalists of everyday life in Barcelona. With both passion and respect, his series gave expression to the spirit of Barcelona’s Raval district and became one of the most exceptional photography essays of the time. An exhibition at the Fundació Foto Colectania in Barcelona presents for the first time to the public an unedited album, which includes some of the author’s favorite photographs, selected and arranged by him in a graphic sequence of great impact. On view until October 29 www.colectania.es
Some close ups of artist Alia Penner’s collaboration with photographer David Mushegain for a collage at the Colette store in Paris. Alia also designed the invitation for the Autre launch party in Paris happening tomorrow at le Carmen. www.aliapenner.com
Rylan Perry is a fashion photographer based in New York, but his photographs look like the last thing from “big apple” – more like easy breezy Los Angeles or Miami circa the cocaine days of yore and the dancing palm trees of some distanct, glorious summer day. READ MORE…
Armor glove–a collaboration between jeweler Shaun Leane and Daphne Guinness–encrusted with 18-carat hand cut diamonds. Guinness: “The detail in its design is hugely symbolic. The birds with which it is embellished denote freedom from the material world. The gold from which it is molded was thought to have magical powers. Like the knights of my childhood daydreams, this beautiful glove is resilient and beautiful, strong despite its finery.”