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April 15th, 2013
November 5th, 2012
Provoke No. 2., 1969 All Images © Daido Moriyama, courtesy of the Steven Kasher Gallery.
Steven Kasher Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new and classic photographs by the important Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. This is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Moriyama’s work ever mounted in an American art gallery. Daido Moriyama: Now and Now will be on view from March 28th through May 4th, 2013. Steven Kasher Gallery is located at 521 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
March 8th, 2012
All photos © Maciek Jasik/Courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Art
The large-scale figures in Maciek Jasik‘s series “Bypassing the Rational” were originally inspired by Post-Impressionist painting, and the images take viewers into an endless sea of color. The fine-art and editorial portrait says that with this series, “I am knowingly retreating from the details which draw and entice us, and which allow us to judge.” Jasik’s first solo show, scheduled to open November 1 at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, was put “on hold” as a result of the flooding and power outage to the building and the neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy.
Gallery owner Daniel Cooney reports that the show is up, and when the building can reopen, the exhibition will be extended after its originally scheduled closing date of December 22.
Like many gallery owners in lower Manhattan, Daniel Cooney continues to be in touch with collectors and artists. His online auction also continues: www.danielcooneyfineart.com/online_auctions.html
Above: “Sica, 2012″
March 6th, 2012
Herb Ritts, Richard Gere – Poolside, 1982, C-type print, Courtesy of the Herb Ritts Foundation, Los Angeles © Herb Ritts Foundation
Southern California’s swimming pool culture is the subject of a new photography book, Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California, 1945–1982 (DelMonico Books, $60), which features work by photographers and artists like Bill Anderson, John Baldessari, Ruth Bernhard, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Julius Schulman and Larry Sultan. The book serves as a catalogue for an exhibition of the same name that is currently showing through May 27 at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California. The book and exhibition document the private swimming pool’s rise in popularity as suburban communities grew following World War II, and also consider the pool as an icon of Hollywood and celebrity culture; as an architectural element; and as a symbol of wealth and status. (more…)
January 20th, 2012
All photos © Alex MacNaughton. Above: Justin O’Grady, age 21.
Alex MacNaughton decided to create his new book London Tattoos (Prestel), because he felt previous books on tattoos were overly stylized and told readers very little about the people who wore the artwork. “Quite often the people bearing the tattoos couldn’t be recognized as individuals,” MacNaughton says. London Tattoos on the other hand, was shot and presented in a clean, minimalist style, and the first photograph of each subject presented in the book is pulled back, showing them in their everyday clothing, which often hides their elaborate body art. MacNaughton also includes several details showing the tattoos close-up, and short quotes from subjects about their tattoos, what they mean to them, and what they think about the culture surrounding tattoos, provide further background. (more…)
|© Herb Ritts Foundation. Man with Chain, Los Angeles, 1985. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2011.19.11
Herb Ritts was considered one of the most important photographers to emerge during the 1980s. He had a distinctive sense of style, and the visual dexterity to stand out for both his personal work (which helped revive the genre of male nudes) and the fashion and portraiture of his commercial photography. From the late 1970s until his death in 2002, Ritts’s ability to bridge the gap between art and commerce was not only a testament to his imagination and technical skill, but also reflected the blending of art, popular culture, and business that followed the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Herb Ritts: L.A. Style (Getty Publications, April 2012) traces the life and career of the iconic photographer through his renowned images, as well as some of his unpublished work. An exhibition will be on view at the Getty Center from April 3 through August 12, 2012; at the Cincinnati Art Museum from October 6 through December 30, 2012; and at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, from February 23 through May 19, 2013.