Henry Hargreaves, a NY based photographer and “breast enthusiast” has just released a fun book of breasts in 3D. www.three-dd.com
Guillaume Apollinaire, Parisian at heart, but born in Italy to a Polish mother, is credited with coining the word “surrealism.” An artist, a poet, and a word collagist, Apollinaire was a machismo romantic war hero with a metaphoric rose of grandiose, symbolic, lyrical poetry that grew from the shrapnel wound on his skull after WW1. Whilst recovering from his head wound, he falls in love with a nurse with red hair ,”the pretty red head,” who becomes his muse. He dies in 1918 from the Spanish Flu epidemic. I recommend picking up his selected writings (click here), if not for the amazing cover alone, but also for the incredible sampling of his oeuvre; a library must.
“We hurry since everything hurries
And I shall never not return
Memories are all archaic horns
Silenced by the wind.” G.A.
Paul Outerbridge, Nude Standing at a Dressing Table, c. 1936.
A film by Moses Berkson starring Lykke Li
Known for using human hair in her ornamental pieces of jewelry, Aoi Kotsuhiroi has released another stunning collection. Ingredients in this collection include antique roman 24 karat gold beads (circa 100-400 AD), lacquered horn, silk, leather, porcelain and, of course, human hair. View more here.
Laurie Lipton’s art reminds us that there is no going back, no second acts, mememto mori; remember the tiny, seemingly insignificant moments or beware: you can lose it all in a single flash. With a fanatical style of cross hatches and minute details, rendered with charcoal and pencil, it all adds up to Lipton’s frightening portraiture of our mortality. Reminding us that, yes indeed, we are all on the same choo choo train to that great white wilderness beyond. A wilderness where, maybe so, or maybe not, our skeletons will love and dance rapturously with abandon in an afterworld of mirrored proportions. www.laurielipton.com
The great African portraitist Seydou Keita lived in Bamako, Mali from 1921 to 2001. A self-taught photographer, he opened a studio in 1948 and specialized in portraiture. Seydou Keita soon photographed all of Bamako and his portraits gained a reputation for excellence throughout West Africa. To see more work visit the recently launched website showcasing his work here.
Hilma Af Klint (1862-1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic. She belonged to a group of artists called “The Five” that all shared a complex philosophical and spiritual understanding of the world. Klint’s work is amongst the first in abstract art. Before she died she stipulated that her work not be shown for 20 years after her death.