Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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 …

Love

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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Art Industry News: Patti Smith Distances Herself From New Mapplethorpe Biopic + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Peter Schjeldahl writes about Agnes Gund's art for social justice and Petrit Halilaj Wins the second edition of Mario Merz Prize.<p>,<p><i>Art</i> …

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‘Mapplethorpe’ Has Found its Patti Smith, But It Doesn’t Have Her Support — Exclusive

Marianne Rendón will star as Patti Smith, but the performer and author declined to lend her support to the film, which begins shooting July 11 in New …

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Terry Richardson

Robert Mapplethorpe<p>Even though his work was often disputed and even prosecuted as obscenity, Robert Mapplethore seems to be more respected and adored …

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Kate Middleton Returns to Her Art Roots + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, TEFAF releases a report of online sales and Phillips sees a Wolfgang Tillmans work set a new record.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a daily</i> …

Art

In an Era of Closing Leather Bars and Harness-Wearing Poseurs, Where Are the Real Leather Men?

Does a harness make you a "real player?"wernerimages/Thinkstock These days, even the young’uns are showing up to gay, kink-themed events, styling …

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Celebrate #WorldCameraDay: Enter Flak Photo’s The Polaroid Project Giveaway

Today is National Camera Day. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the amazing Flak Photo to give away five copies of <i>The Polaroid Project: At the</i> …

Photojournalism

Candid camera: unseen Polaroids by Warhol, Mapplethorpe and more come to light

Convinced that the Polaroid camera was an invention at the intersection of art and technology, in 1949, Polaroid founder Edwin Land invited Ansel Adams to be a brand consultant. Together they went on to found the Polaroid Artists Programme, in which they gifted iconic 24 x 20 inch Polaroid cameras …

Art

Teller on Mapplethorpe Exhibition

To celebrate Robert Mapplethorpe’s 70th birthday, the Alison Jacques Gallery asked Juergen Teller to curate an exhibition about the photographer. …

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Eliza Dushku-produced ‘Mapplethorpe’ to begin filming

Work is finally set to start on “Mapplethorpe,” the movie about the controversial photographer <b>Robert Mapplethorpe</b> that local actress <b>Eliza Dushku</b> is …

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Win a Copy of The Polaroid Project

A FlakPhoto Giveaway in celebration of National Camera Day<p>Hey book geeks! <b>June 29</b> is National Camera Day. To celebrate, I’m teaming up with University …

Polaroid Photography

[Premiere] Strangers Get Naked and Familiar in This Sensuous Music Video

Filmmakers Garson Ormiston and Jinni J. teamed up with musician Monte on a gorgeous black and white video.<p>Working in the artistic tradition of capturing the human form in black and white, filmmaker Garson Ormiston and co-director Jinni J. created an appropriately hypnotic music video for an …

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Two Men Kissing: A Photo Celebration of Gay Pride

In the aftermath of the senseless killings in Orlando, Florida, a hashtag began trending on social media: #TwoMenKissing. It was a reference to an interview where the shooter's father suggested his son's motivation was homophobia, recalling an incident where his son had become enraged by the sight …

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Fetish à la Dsquared2

The collection, while solid, lacked the touch of extremism and kitsch that make the Catens lovely and loved.<p><b>MILAN, Italy —</b> The music is always blasting at Dsquared2. Women — dolls, that's how the Caten twins call them — are invariably perched atop dangerously high heels, looking fierce and …

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