Robert Mapplethorpe

Calvin Klein’s All American Horror Story

For his sophomore collection at Calvin Klein, Raf Simons turned clichéd references into something entirely new – a manoeuvre, Alexander Fury argues, …

Fashion

Hailey Baldwin, Paris Jackson, and More Kick Off Fashion Week at Art + Commerce: The Exhibition

On Friday night, Paris Jackson, Hailey Baldwin, Helena Christensen, and more attended the opening reception of Art + Commerce: The Exhibition, a showcase celebrating over 30 years of creativity at yes, Art + Commerce, the agency that represents some of the world’s best visionaries.<p>The party, hosted …

Fashion

Fine Art Prices Are Falling, but Photo Prices Are Rising

If you’ve been thinking about starting a fine art photography collection, now may not be a bad time to start that investment. While most types of …

Photography

The Unmissable NYC Exhibition Celebrating Artists in Fashion

Irrepressible agency Art + Commerce is honouring its 30th anniversary with a New York exhibition featuring the likes of Robert Mapplethorpe and Guy …

Avant-garde

Robert Mapplethorpe’s Intimate Gifts to His Lover and First Male Model, David Croland

In 1970, Sandy Daley, a filmmaker who lived at the Chelsea Hotel, invited her neighbor, a young artist named Robert Mapplethorpe, to collaborate with her on a movie. The result, “Robert Gets His Nipple Pierced,” was a thirty-three-minute documentary shot in Daley’s all-white loft, for which Daley …

Culture

Value of classic cars and fine art plunges as photographs soar

Fall in the value of vintage vehicles comes after years of demand that have made tham a strong investment, says Coutts bank<p>Classic cars and works of fine art tumbled in value in 2016 while photography and rare musical instruments emerged as the hottest collectors’ items, according to a leading …

Business

Before the Selfie

Hippolyte Bayard made the first photographic self portrait in 1840, when he imagined himself as a drowned man, in protest of a decision by the French …

Art

Edinburgh dance review: The Narrator; Dollhouse; Velvet Petal: Bedroom; Folk

Zoo Southside; Dancebase; Summerhall, Edinburgh Cécile da Costa hurls her fury at fate, Bill Coleman suffers like a medieval martyr, and Edinburgh proves that the most vital work is happening outside London<p>A mood of antic strangeness pervaded much of the best dance work on the Edinburgh fringe this …

Avant-garde

5 Books That Are Guaranteed to Boost Your Happiness

Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin is out with a new list of smile-inducing reads.<p>Science shows that regular reading will make you happier. But common sense tells us that not all books will give you the same happiness boost.<p>Some weightier recommendations are sure to make you smarter and better …

Happiness

Reporter's Notebook: Charlottesville unrest echoes past KKK clashes

I didn’t cover the Ku Klux Klan and white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.<p>But I did cover one in 1990.<p>I was a student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in the fall of 1989. I worked for several years as a reporter and news anchor while in high school and college at …

Ku Klux Klan

Sweden's Fotografiska to open first overseas gallery in east London

Centre for contemporary photography will take ground floor of new building in Whitechapel due for completion in 2018<p>A new photography gallery is to open in the East End of London, the first overseas branch of Sweden’s Fotografiska, founded in Stockholm in 2010.<p>Fotografiska will take the entire …

Architecture

Rep Sheet Roundup: ‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Signs With Anonymous Content

THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news<p><i>Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired</i>? The Hollywood Reporter<i>’s</i> Rep Sheet <i>rounds up the</i> …

Hollywood

The Photographer Who Defined the New York Underground

The 80s were an extraordinary time in New York. The city witnessed a recession, a stock market crash, the AIDS crisis, a crack epidemic and a spike …

Art

Justin Bieber's Custom White Tee Now Available For $30

<i>Purpose</i> tour stylist Karla Welch collaborated with Hanes on a classic new capsule.

Justin Bieber

Artists, AIDS, and Downtown New York

Resurrecting the photos of Peter Hujar.<p>You may not have heard of the American photographer Peter Hujar, because he didn't really care about fame, in the traditional sense. If people <i>were</i> going to talk about him, he said, he'd rather they were whispering. Peter chose to stay behind the lens, but he …

Avant-garde

Group Show at Mai 36

<i>Venue:</i> Mai 36, Zürich<p><i>Date:</i> June 10 – July 29, 2017<p><i>Images:</i><p><i>Link:</i> Group Show at Mai 36<p>Tags: Flavio Garciandía, Franz Ackermann, Group Show, Koenraad …

Contemporary Art

Matt Smith gets ready for his wig as he tackles controversial photographer Mapplethorpe in new biopic

He’s known as Doctor Who but Matt Smith is coming back down to earth to play US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in a new biopic.<p>Joss Whedon's …

Avant-garde

'Just Kids' Inspired This Experimental Dance Performance

Interpretive dance inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe, butterflies, and LCD Soundsystem comes to the Edinburgh Fringe.<p>Beauty can be drawn from disparate, unexpected places. It's found in ephemera littering a bedroom floor and the beating wings of a Monarch butterfly. There's loveliness to be found in …

Avant-garde

Hanging Nude Paintings in Your Home: So Out, They're In

MY LATE FATHER was a doctor who dabbled in life drawing. He loved the human body. During my childhood, plenty of nude art decorated our suburban Chicago home, including a large lithograph by Swiss artist Hans Erni that hung in my parents’ bedroom.<p>The print depicted a naked man crouching over a …

Lifestyle

Hari Nef joins cast of Robert Mapplethorpe biopic

Production is reportedly underway for <i>Mapplethorpe</i>. Directed by Ondi Timoner, the film with chronicle the life of American artist and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, known across the world for his boundary-smashing artworks that explored nudity, fetishism, sexuality and sensuality.<p>With Matt Smith …

Art

hari nef to play wild warhol associate tinkerbelle in robert mapplethorpe biopic

A glamorous member of the Factory crowd, Tinkerbelle was an Interview magazine journalist, Studio 54 regular and contemporary of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe in 1970s New York.<p>Hari Nef has announced on Instagram that she is joining the cast of Ondi Timoner's anticipated Robert Mapplethorpe …

Art

Hari Nef Cast in Upcoming 'Mapplethorpe' Biopic

Hari Nef revealed on Instagram that she is "quite proud and excited" to be joining the cast of the upcoming <i>Mapplethorpe</i> biopic as Andy Warhol's friend Tinkerbelle.<p>The film, directed by Ondi Timoner, will portray the life of the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Timoner received the blessing of …

Hari Nef

Must Read: Speculation That Marc Jacobs May Leave His Namesake Label, What to Expect Next From Lanvin

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.Will Marc Jacobs step back from his namesake label? In late May, Sebastian Suhl left …

Fashion

I Was Sexting Before the Age of Smartphones

This story took place in a time many years ago. There were no such things as travel bans, the NSA, heightened security and HPV. We drank water from …

Culture

The Art History of the Selfie

A friend of mind called me recently and said that he went to Paris to see Mona. Arriving at the Louvre, he was shocked and discouraged to walk into …

Art

Museum: John Waters Film Fest Hails Part Of Collector's Gift

<b>NEW ORLEANS (AP) —</b> The New Orleans Museum of Art is about to begin a John Waters film festival to celebrate a gift of photographs and a sculpture by …

Art

Guggenheim Releases More Than 1,700 Masterful Works of Modern Art Online

Spread across four venues in New York, Venice, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim's permanent collection contains more than 7,000 pieces of modern art, including masterpieces by Picasso, Modigliani, and Pollock. And now, you can view over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 different artists from …

Museums

Karlee Perez Joins ‘Mapplethorpe’ Biopic; Raffi Barsoumian In ‘The Rest Of Us’ | Deadline

Newcomer <b>Karlee Perez</b> has joined Ondi Timoner’s written and directed biopic <i>Mapplethorpe</i>, starring <i>Doctor Who</i> and <i>The Crown</i> star Matt Smith as …

Movies

Filming begins on Eliza Dushku-produced Robert Mapplethorpe biopic

At long last, shooting has begun on the <b>Robert Mapplethorpe</b> biopic being produced by Watertown’s own <b>Eliza Dushku</b>.<p>Dushku, best known as the actress who …

Boston

Carrying On a Legacy of Early-American Collecting

Noah Wunsch’s one-bedroom apartment in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan was once used as storage for the overflow of antique American decorative arts collected by his grandfather Eric Martin Wunsch, an engineer and benefactor to museum design collections who died in 2013. In the home of …

The Arts