by Bert Stern in 1962
“A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months.”
- Oscar Wilde
Gotta enjoy the sexy photos of Irina Zadorozhnaja. I randomly came across a set of her photos and I fell in love. You can view more of her photos here.
Oh! My! Just discovered the work of Bela Borsodi. It's like a cross between fashion photography, design and madness. Check out more of her work over at OCCUPY.
Lado Alexi for Vogue Germany Horoscope 2012
Photographer Laurie Lambrecht was Roy Lichtenstein’s part-time assistant from 1990 to 1992, hired specifically to help the artist inventory artwork in preparation for his retrospective exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, held in 1993. Encouraged by Lichtenstein, she began taking photographs in his studio as they worked together. The two artists grew close over this period of time as Lambrecht’s photographic project became a collaborative one.
Lambrecht’s vivid color images in the series “From the Studio of Roy Lichtenstein” give us a rare glimpse into the working studio of one of the twentieth-century’s most iconic artists. She reveals Lichtenstein’s objects of inspiration and creation: colored pencils, newspaper clippings, lists of onomatopoeias (including “whump” and “pow”), ladders, levels, and of course scores of his signature Ben-Day dots. And, perhaps most delightfully, we find the artist himself in Lambrecht’s work, seemingly poised in his own compositions, actually atop a ladder making final touches to his paintings.
Lambrecht describes her experience this way: “With my camera I observed what Roy saw . . . the newspaper ad of the ‘Beach Ball Girl,’ for instance. I let his signature graphic components–the stripes, dots and bands of solid colors–suggest the compositions. The texture of Roy’s paintings in all states of completion, the presence of Roy, my awareness of his stature in our cultural history–all this inspired me.”
Laurie Lambrecht’s work has been exhibited around the world, including solo exhibitions at the Lishui Photo Festival in China; galleries in London, Los Angeles and New York; and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Her work has been included in group shows at the Houston Center for Photography; the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY; and the Society of Photographers, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lambrecht’s work is included in the collections of the Parrish Art Museum; the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY; the Sysco Collection; and NYU Medical Center.
PHOTOS FROM LICHTENSTEIN'S STUDIO
Via: Blue Sky
Pre-fall runway photos. View the whole set right here. God bless Vogue.
The Cuban-born artist duo Guerra De La Paz have created a series of sculptural art works out of discarded, recycled clothing. These figures of sculptural iconography are made from t-shirts, shoes, boots, socks and more, many of which have been dug out of secondhand stores in Little Haiti, Miami. The message Guerro De La Paz conveys with their recycled clothing art is about the consume-and-discard nature of our mass-produced lifestyles. Our habits of consumption put us so very far away from the creation of the items we use– and just as far away from the piles of trash they become. Guerra De La Paz doesn’t see trash, in this sense, but an opportunity for artistic beauty and expression.
DE LA PAZ
This is Lady Pink, one of the only female graffiti artists active in the ’80s. Jenny Holzer, famous for her feminist postmodern “Truisms,” designed this shirt and Lady Pink wore it around NYC.
JUST IN CASE
Via: Sarah Deetz
Photos: Justin Chung
Source: Mark McNairy