When the New Museum decided to launch NEW Inc., the museum’s new incubator to support the careers of emerging artists, it teamed up with Calvin Klein to host an evening with the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Vanessa Traina Snow, Leigh Lezark, brand designer Francisco Costa and Fabiola Beracasa. Belles of the evening were the Hadid sisters, both of whom chose pastel colored frocks from the Calvin Klein collection. Continue reading to view additional images from the event.
Photographer Peter Beard has kept diaries from a young age, and combines his passion for photography and collage to document his life in Africa and New York City. This hardcover book is a combination of two volumes that Taschen has published previously that came to define the work of this artist, and together cross 600 pages for an exceptional extract of his oeuvre. Available to Order Now from Mr.Porter.com.
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Jacob Reischel is the artistic name of Berlin-based photography duo Marie Jacob and Julia Strathmann. They produce eclectic retro inspired images that are nostalgic for the 70s and 80s while offering a sleek presentation of contemporary products. Due to the signature aesthetic Jacob and Strathmann have created their work frequents the pages of art-house fashion magazines like Material Girl and 74 mag. Continue reading to view more samples of their photography. Read more »
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Who branded painting in the Pop age more brazenly than Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Ed Ruscha? And who probed the Pop revolution in image and identity more intensely than they? In The First Pop Age, leading critic and historian Hal Foster presents an exciting new interpretation of Pop art through the work of these Pop Five.
Beautifully illustrated in color throughout, the book reveals how these seminal artists hold on to old forms of art while drawing on new subjects of media; how they strike an ambiguous attitude toward both high art and mass culture; and how they suggest that a heightened confusion between images and people is definitive of Pop culture at large.
As The First Pop Age looks back to the early years of Pop art, it also raises important questions about the present: What has changed in the look of screened and scanned images today? Is our media environment qualitatively different from that described by Warhol and company? Have we moved beyond the Pop age, or do we live in its aftermath?
A masterful account of one of the most important periods of twentieth-century art, this is a book that also sheds new light on our complex relationship to images today. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.
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The portraits in this book have been personally selected by David Bailey from the wide range of subjects and groups that he has captured over the last five decades: actors, writers, musicians, politicians, filmmakers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels to Australia, India, Sudan and Papua New Guinea; many of them famous, some unknown, all of them engaging and memorable. Bailey’s Stardust is accompanied by a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in Spring 2014, which will then tour to international venues. The book, like the exhibition, is structured thematically, with iconic images presented alongside many lesser-known and previously unseen portraits.
Initially engaged as an assistant to John French in 1959, Bailey was contracted by British Vogue the following year. He has since worked for the French, Italian and American editions of the magazine, created album sleeves for musicians such as the Rolling Stones, directed television commercials and made documentary films, including in-depth studies of Cecil Beaton, Luchino Visconti and Andy Warhol.
Bailey’s photographs helped to define the cultural and social scene of the 1960s, and immortalizing figures from the worlds of fashion, music, film and art elevated Bailey to the status of celebrity himself. Michelangelo Antonioni’s cult film Blow-Up (1966), about a London fashion photographer, was inspired by Bailey, whose life was also dramatized recently in the film We’ll Take Manhattan (2012). Visit Amazon.com to Order the Book Now.
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The artist and writer Françoise Gilot was Picasso’s companion from 1946 to 1954. During this time Gilot played witness to the unique relationship between the dying master Matisse and Picasso who still had decades of work left to produce. The text includes personal letters from Matisse to Gilot. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.
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Fashion illustrator Martine Brand’s work is currently the subject of an exhibition at the Galerie Rademarkers in Holland and a new book titled Collections. A preview of Brand’s work from the exhibition, which has been used by top luxury brands like Cartier, Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Louis Vuitton amongst others, is featured in the current issue of L’Officiel Italia. Continue reading to view additional images.
Renowned contemporary artist Jeff Koons was recently asked to paint his friend Dakis Joannou’s yacht. Named Guilty, the 35-meter vessel was designed for the Cypriot art collector by Ivana Porfiry and now features a striking exterior to match it’s trendy interior space. Continue reading to view additional images.
Unknown artist. Bill Cunningham Photographing Models, New York County Court House, ca.1975.
In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. Scouring the city’s thrift stores, auction houses, and street fairs for vintage clothing, and scouting sites on his bicycle, Cunningham generated a photographic essay entitledFaçades, which paired models—in particular his muse, fellow photographer Editta Sherman—in period costumes with historic settings. Bill Cunningham: Façades will be on display at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library from March 14, 2014 – June 15, 2014. See NYHistory.com for additional information.
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Written by Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Impossible Collection of Fashion is an authoritative examination of the 100 most iconic dresses of the 20th Century. From futuristic creations by André Courrèges to Christian Dior’s New Look and Hussein Chalayan’s infamous table skirt, every style has been selected because it inspired a new direction in design. Beautifully packaged in a linen-bound case, it is the ultimate compendium for followers of fashion history. Available to Order Now from Net-a-Porter.com.
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