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“An abandoned western gold rush town sets the stage for a photographic fantasy of three beautiful young women.” An online exhibition of German (New York based) photographer Stephan Würth’s photographic series entitled Ghost Town, which follows three beautiful women through an abandoned “Old West” city in Nevada, is currently on view at the online gallery Hauser & Hauser until November 30th. The book “Ghost Town” published by Damiani also features an epilogue by fashion and culture critic Lesley M. M. Blume.
To the question “What do you wear to bed?” Marilyn responded, “CHANEL N°5.” What inspired Marilyn’s world-famous reply? Discover the answer in Chapter 2 of Inside CHANEL, with the new film titled “Marilyn and N°5.”
New York based artist Skye Nicolas is to release a limited edition t-shirt called ‘Lick’ which is a play on people’s perceptions and personal prejudices as a result of overexposure to a hyper-media culture that uses female objectification and sexually charged imagery in contemporary advertising. The pretty girl in the shirt graphic is simply eating an ice cream cone. But due to the way the photo is cropped, distorts how people evaluate the image. Only 100 t-shirts will be available starting on November 17, but you can pre-order now.
The InstaPaper is the first in a series of edits looking to celebrate this unique moment in time and mark the beginning of a new era in “Instant” photography. Its aim is to document this “instant” visual movement by turning it into a collectable, desirable physical presence – in essence turning the transient and ephemeral into something more permanent. In a limited edition of 150 stencil printed copies, edited by Francisco Salvado, The Instapaper includes artists Pierre Debusschere, Marcelo Burlon, Pandoras Jukebox and more.
As part of Paris Photo 2012, cult director David Lynch was put in charge of choosing 99 photographs for the catalogue which can be purchased here. Paris Photo 2012 is currently on view until November 18, at the Grand Palais, 21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France.
Artist Shelter Serra (nephew of sculptor Richard Serra) stands in front of one his “Engine Blocks” installations at the Helmut Lang store in Los Angeles as part of his collaboration with the fashion label and online shop and gallery Grey Area. Serra’s Engine Blocks along with other gift items curated by Grey Area will available a various Helmut Lang stores until January 17. photograph by F. Duke
Dover Street Market presents the exclusive launch of a collaboration between Bamford Watch Department and Brooklyn-based artist Wes Lang. Together they have created 5 limited edition re-worked watches, all individually etched with the signature artwork of Wes Lang. Known for his love of motorcycle culture and its accompanying iconography, they feature classic biker motifs including skulls and roses, bird studies and sickle wielding reapers. Each watch comes in its own bespoke wooden box complete with a unique piece of Wes Lang art work inside.
Self Storage, Ryan Johnson’s first exhibition with The Suzanne Geiss Company, features a structured installation of representational sculptures made from a variety of materials including wood, medical casting tape and sheet metal. Presented as a fictional self-storage unit, Johnson aims to blur the distinctions between the real and the imagined by conjuring a hallucinatory space where anxieties become materialized as furniture, multi-tasking figures sprout extra limbs and bicycles steer their riders. Informed by a sense of precarity and ambient instability, Johnson’s sculptures foreground the liminal nature of storage, focusing on themes of transition and fundamental life decisions about relationships, work, and family. Self Storage will be on view until December 15, 2012 at The Suzanne Geiss Company, 75 Grand Street, New York, New York
photograph by Annabel Graham