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HAL ASHBY AND BILL GUNN

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, […]

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DEATH IN VENICE

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 […]

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CALVIN KLEIN IN BASEL

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, […]

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BRADLEY — TUAZON — WILLIAMS

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 […]

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FLORENT ROUSSEAU’S MAPPLETHORPE

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