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HAL ASHBY AND BILL GUNN

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A very rare screening of Hal Ashby’s remarkable directorial debut THE LANDLORD (1970) will by followed by a Q & A with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy as part of their Black Book series at the Hammer. The screenplay is by Bill Gunn, his second after writing and directing the unreleased Stop.   THE LANDLORD, Wednesday, […]

TORBJØRN RØDLAND AT KORDANSKY

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Boys, beatings, and blank stares form a backdrop for the mysterious narratives in Torbjørn Rødland’s beautiful new show at David Kordansky. TORBJØRN RØDLAND—BACKLIT RAINBOW, through July 7. DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY, 5130 West Edgewood Place (at La Brea), Los Angeles. davidkordanskygallery.com/backlit-rainbow All artwork by Torbjørn Rødland, courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery.    

LA RAZA

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Published in Los Angeles from 1967 to 1977, the bilingual newspaper LA RAZA provided a voice to the Chicano Rights Movement by engaging photographers not only as journalists but as artists and activists to capture the definitive moments, key players, and signs and symbols of Chicano activism. The archive of nearly 25,000 images created by these photographers—now […]

INGRESSI DI MILANO

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Most of Milan’s beauty is behind closed doors. The designs of these these portals—by Gio Ponti, Giovanni Muzio, Piero Portaluppi, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and others—have been brought together in a book of photographs edited by Karl Kolbitz.   ENTRYWAYS OF MILAN—INGRESSI DI MILANO By Karl Kolbitz (Cologne: Taschen, 2017) taschen.com/entryways_of_milan_ingressi_di_milano See Kolbitz’ interview with Sven […]

DEATH IN VENICE

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DEATH IN VENICE screens this weekend at the Visconti festival at Lincoln Center. “There is possibly a no more overwhelming death in cinema than the one that ends Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of Thomas Mann’s novella of homosexual desire. Feted composer Gustav von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde), his face smeared with tragically unbecoming makeup, sits on the […]

CALVIN KLEIN IN BASEL

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At Design Miami/Basel, Calvin Klein and its chief creative officer Raf Simons collaborated with Cassina to showcase a limited edition of Feltri chairs—originally designed in 1987 by Gaetano Pesce—upholstered in an American quilting motif, set around a barn papered with images of AndyWarhol’s Electric Chair. Armchairs numbered 1–50 will be available for purchase at the fair, […]

BRADLEY — TUAZON — WILLIAMS

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A new show of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Joe Bradley, Oscar Tuazon, and Michael Williams is now on view thirty minutes north of Manhattan.   JOE BRADLEY — OSCAR TUAZON — MICHAEL WILLIAMS, through October 1. BRANT FOUNDATION, 941 North Street, Greenwich. brantfoundation.org/exhibitions/joe-bradley-oscar-tuazon-michael-williams/ Above: Joe Bradley, Baba, 2016. Private collection. Bottom: Oscar Tuazon, Model […]