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JACK SMITH

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Jack Smith and Bennett Theissen conversation in 1982: Smith: But I want to eventually become like Liberace and do Las Vegas night clubs. He makes six million a year from working half a year, twenty-five weeks. Theissen: What do you think he does that gets people to come see him? Would you go see Liberace? Smith: […]

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 […]

FLORENT ROUSSEAU’S MAPPLETHORPE

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In 2014, Florent Rousseau transformed Robert Mapplethorpe’s 1988 Whitney Museum catalogue into a masterpiece of bookbinding. See: bibliotheque-gay.blogspot.com/robert-mapplethorpe-habille-par-florent Also see: vanityfair.com/robert-mapplethorpe-dominick-dunne

THE COLLECTION OF CARLA SOZZANI

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A new installation of the exhibition of photographs from the collection of Carla Sozzani will be up through autumn 2018.   BETWEEN ART AND FASHION, through November 18 HELMUT NEWTON FOUNDATION, Jebensstrasse 2, Berlin. helmut-newton.com/current_exhibition See the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa installation of the show from 2017: artsandculture.google.com/exhibit Above: Frank Horvat, Coco Chanel regardant son défilé, pour Harper’s […]

GOLDIN’S BALLAD AT MOCA

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A digital presentation of Nan Goldin’s original 35mm slide installation THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY is on view at MOCA as part of the exhibition REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN. “Nan’s Bowery loft had no windows or else they were covered and this made her parties long, hilarious, dangerous events. You had no idea what time it […]

SO LONG, INTERVIEW

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INTERVIEW, the periodical Andy Warhol started as a film magazine in 1969, has folded after nearly half a century of uninterrupted publication. See: thecut.com/interview-magazine-folded From top: Shelley Duvall, September 1977; Andy Warhol and Naomi Sims, December 1972; Bob Colacello, Jerry Hall, Warhol, Debbie Harry, Truman Capote, and Paloma Picasso at the 1979 Studio 54 party for Harry’s […]