Robert Mapplethorpe

22 Intimate Photographs Capture Celebrities at Clubhouse Max’s Kansas City, the Wildest Bar in 1970s New York

“I met Iggy Pop at Max’s Kansas City in 1970 or 1971,” recalled David Bowie. “Me, Iggy and Lou Reed at one table with absolutely nothing to say to …

Kansas City

Erika Rothenberg, the Ad Exec Who Turned Her Talents toward Subversive Art

Installation view of Erika Rothenberg, <i>Have You Attacked America Today</i>, at the New Museum, New York, 1989. Courtesy of the artist.Recently, the Los …

University of Chicago

The Reeling Film Festival is back for its 36th year, this time featuring unconventional and experimental films

There's more to queer cinema than the coming-out story. Queer film fans, rejoice. The Reeling Film Fest returns this Friday with 31 feature films and …

Film Festivals

Strictly analogue: Polaroid's past, present and future - a photo essay

The Polaroid Corporation was launched in 1937 becoming a touchstone for American innovation and engineering prowess. It was the brainchild of scientist and inventor Edwin Land and his Harvard tutor George Wheelwright and at first made the plastic for polarising sunglasses. In time, it was to create …

Polaroid Photography

Robert Mapplethorpe, Pictures // September 21, 2018–January 6, 2019

<b>Robert Mapplethorpe</b><b><br>Pictures</b> <br>September 21, 2018–January 6, 2019<p><b>Opening:</b> September 20, 10pm<p><b>Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art</b><br>Rua D. João de Castro, …


Eliza Dushku Privately Married Her Real Estate Magnate Beau at the Boston Public Library

With just a few days left of summer, Eliza Dushku is here to remind you that she, too, participated in the low-key celebrity wedding trend of the season. Following in the footsteps of Robin Wright, who quietly married her French boyfriend on an early August evening, and Hilary Swank, who married …

Eliza Dushku

Ashish Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Ashish Gupta’s set and staging faithfully evoked a glorious, grimy, lose-your-mind, did-it-even-happen, underground house party. The floor was covered with spare pieces of carpet and vinyl and sprinkled with fans. Wide-eyed, jittery boys up-and-downed on ad hoc podiums. The DJ worked behind a …

Fashion Shows

Patti Smith’s award-winning memoir ‘Just Kids’ gets new illustrated edition

A new illustrated edition of <b>Patti Smith</b>‘s incredible memoir <i>Just Kids</i> is set to be released this October.<p>First released in 2010, the book has earned …

Music (Australia)

In the Beginning Was the Word (Without Footnotes)

The Voice never much liked Ian Anderson and crew. Is it time to give the old sod on the park bench a break?<p>All presidents have something to be …

New York City

Works by contemporary and classic masters lead Phillips' Photographs Auction

Phillips announced highlights from the upcoming Photographs auction, taking place on Thursday, 4 October, in New York. Comprised of over 200 lots, …


2018 fall Arkansas fine arts preview

Crystal Bridges completes the American story with "Art for a New Understanding."Is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art the most woke museum in the …

The Arts

Trans stories figure prominently at 31st annual Out on Film

The movie “Man Made,” one of 218 narrative and documentary shorts, feature films and web series at the 31st Out on Film Festival, definitely …

Film Festivals

How The Demimonde Cleaned Up Its Act

Back in 1980, before there was Facebook, Don Herron used the “friend of a friend” network to contact demimonde luminaries and ask if he could …

New York City

Tub Shots: rare photos of 80s New York art scene luminaries nude in their baths

A collection of largely unseen portraits by photographer Don Herron is set to be shown at New York’s Daniel Cooney gallery over the next few months.<p>A …

Music (Australia)

aGLIFF Review: Mapplethorpe

Matt Smith captivates as the transgressive photographer

Prince Philip

The Village Voice Goes Silent, Finally

How do you write an obituary for someone who was a great and loving role model to the parents you love, but who was abusive and dismissive to you and …

Conservative View

THE AЯTS: The beautiful, bold and Constitutional case for public funding

The Culture Wars in America began, according to a new show entitled “THE AЯTS” that launches the new season at La MaMa, on May 18, 1989, when Senator …


For sale: treasures of wartime French spy who used art as his cover story

The early life of Daniel Cordier reads like something out of a John le Carré thriller: soldier, spy, resistance hero, art dealer. After parachuting into Nazi-occupied France in 1942 aged 22 on the orders of the exiled General Charles de Gaulle in London, Cordier worked with the leader of the French …


Out & about: Calendar highlights for September

SEPTEMBER<p><b>Visual art: Dandy Warhols</b><p>The Michael C. Carlos Museum’s Works on Paper collection presents an exhibit of lesser-known works by Pop Art icon …

Paul Simon

A guide to the vital work of American photographer Catherine Opie

Photographer Catherine Opie is a master of portraiture, but not for mastering traditional photography skills – for pushing them harder and further than many other photographers have done before. Beginning her career in the early 90s, Opie has shot everything from leather-clad lesbians in San …


From Peggy Guggenheim to Jean-Michel Basquiat, a Look Back at Art History’s Most Fashionable People

Art World<p>We're celebrating New York Fashion Week with a look back at the style stars of art history.<p>,<p>These days, you’re as likely to see a catwalk in …


The Man Who Made ‘Everyone Look So Famous’

“They had faces then,” says Norma Desmond, the silent-film star burning out in “Sunset Boulevard,” a tragic lament for a more gorgeous time gone by. They had faces then, we could say just as well of a more recent era, that rich era in the 1970s and ’80s when Interview magazine ruled the newsstand, …

The Arts

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Fidel Castro

'This Is Not a Selfie' tackles the interesting history of self-portraits

<b>W</b>hoever said "the camera does not lie" has not seen the knockout exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg."This Is Not a Selfie" showers …


Phillips to offer 'A Constant Pursuit: Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw'

Phillips announces A Constant Pursuit: Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw. The sale, featuring 83 lots, will take place on …


Six Films You Can’t Miss at aGLIFF 2018

Biopics, retrospectives, and one big mystery


Gerhard Richter's Schädel (Skull), 1983, unveiled at Christie's Hong Kong for the first time in 30 years

Gerhard Richter’s Schädel (Skull) (1983, estimate on request) will be unveiled at Christie’s Hong Kong for the first time in 30 years, in advance of …


25 best movies about real photographers

<b>Biopics of famous photographers are a bit like London buses. You wait ages for one, and then several come along at once.</b><p>So right now, Tom Hardy is …

James Dean

10 vintage Bob Mizer homoerotic images to energize your day

Here’s one dead tree magazine worth its weight.<p>The Bob Mizer Foundation, named for noted photog Bob Mizer, is now publishing print editions of</i> …


Diego Cortez, The Curator Behind Basquiat and New York's No Wave

September 2, 2018<p>Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.<p>Even today, …