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VIJA CELMINS IN CONVERSATION

In conjunction with her Met Breuer retrospective, Vija Celmins will join curator Ian Alteveer for a public conversation at the Met Fifth Avenue.

AN EVENING WITH VIJA CELMINS

Thursday, October 10, at 6:30 pm.

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue (83rd Street entrance), New York City.

See Susan Tallman on Celmins.

Vija Celmins, from top: the artist at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles, 2002, photograph courtesy and © Sidney B. Felsen; To Fix the Image in Memory, 1977–1982, stones and painted bronze, eleven pairs; Night Sky #15, 2000–2001, oil on canvas; Japanese Book, 2007–2010, oil on canvas; Untitled (Moon Surface #1), 1969, graphite on acrylic ground on paper; Heater, 1964, oil on canvas; Shell, 2009–2010, oil on canvas; Suspended Plane, 1966, oil on canvas; Vase, oil on canvas; Lamp #1, 1964, oil on canvas; Envelope, 1964, oil on canvas; Untitled (Ocean), 1977, graphite on acrylic ground on paper. Images courtesy and © the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery.

LATE GOLUB

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The opportunity to experience the iconic, very contemporary work of Leon Golub at the current Met Breuer show is enhanced by the exhibition of work executed during the last ten years of his life.

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LEON GOLUB – RAW NERVE, through May 27.

MET BREUER, 945 Madison Avenue (at 75th Street), New York City.

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/leon-golub

See: mondediplo.com/golub

artwriting.sva.edu/david-levi-strauss-on-leon-golub

Top: Leon Golubcrylic on linen, 89 3/5 × 99 2/5 inches.

Above: Leon Golub, Interrogation, 1992. Both images above courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Below: Leon GolubBite Your Tongue, 2001, acrylic on linen, 87 × 153 inches. The Estate of Leon Golub, courtesy Hauser and Wirth.

All images © The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts/Licensed by VAGA, New York.

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Leon Golub

ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY AT LACMA

“The late seventies, when André Leon Talley came into his own, is the period when designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Halston produced the clothes that Talley covered at the beginning of his career at WWD, clothes often described as glamorous. It is the period referred to in the clothes being produced now by designers like Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui. ‘It was a time when I could take Diana Vreeland and Lee Radziwill to a LaBelle concert at the Beacon and it wouldn’t look like I was about to mug them,” Talley says.

Daniela Morera, a correspondent for Italian Vogue, has a different recollection. ‘André was privileged because he was a close friend of Mrs. Vreeland’s,’ she says. ‘Black people were as segregated in the industry as they are now… André enjoyed a lot of attention from whites because he was ambitious and amusing. He says it wasn’t bad because he didn’t know how bad it was for other blacks in the business. He was successful because he wasn’t a threat. He’ll never be an editor-in-chief… No matter that André’s been the greatest crossover act in the industry for quite some time. Like forever.’ ” — Hilton Als, 1994*

Talley—Anna Wintour’s legendary right hand man—has been captured on film in Kate Novack’s new documentary THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ, presented this week by Film Independent at LACMA. The director and her subject will be on hand for a conversation after the screening.

 

ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY and KATE NOVACK—

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ

Thursday, May 10, at 7:30.

LACMA, Bing Theater

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

* Hilton Als, “The Only One,” The New Yorker, November 7, 1994, 110. (Reprinted in Als’ White Girls, 2013.)

Top: André Leon Talley and Yves Saint Laurent. Image credit: Getty.

Middle: Talley and Diana Ross dancing at Studio 54, circa 1979. Photograph by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images.

Below: Diana Vreeland and André Leon Talley working at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The model is Marlene Dietrich in the show Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design, 1974. Photograph by Bill Cunningham.

LENA WAITHE AT THE MET

Lena Waithe arriving at the Met Gala tonight, a rainbow cape for Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

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HEAVENLY BODIES – FASHION AND THE CATHOLIC IMAGINATION, through October 8.

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

metmuseum.org/heavenly-bodies

Image credit: Met Gala Instagram.