marquez by avedon

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here is the second session richard avedon and gabriel garcia marquez shared in 2004. the first attempt was in 1976, but the photographer considered the portrait a “failure” according to the new yorker. this failure, however, emerged in avedon as a desire–he sought to photograph the late author again; finally getting his wish nearly thirty years later. and what a success it turned out to be that time around. goodnight, sweet prince. by sv

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ravage

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rene gruau for christian dior. hunky dory. by kl

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SALONE DEL MOBILE

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love this lamp that was launched on salone del mobile by Daniel Rybakken and Andreas Engesvik for E15  by kt

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Gerhard Richter on priests or philosophers

“there are no priests or philosophers left, artists are the most important people in the world.” – quote by gerhard richter by dd

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westbam featuring psychedelic furs’ richard butler: you need the drugs – footage from the B movie rockumentary

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you need the drugs… great time-travel video footage put to the westbam track featuring richard butler of psychedelic furs on his Götterstraße album. the film clips in this video are from rockumentary film b movie. be careful this video is quite convincing, but drugs are not that great after all! enjoy the trip… by ms

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sol lewitt

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the famously shy artist sol lewitt is depicted in this new documentary film by chris teerink. a dominant voice in conceptual art, lewitt’s legacy of stunning colors and illusory patterns is beauty that has, and will continue to span and inspire artists and admirers alike. the film will be playing at the illustrious film forum in new york city, may 7-13. by sv

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light em up

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smoke signals from man ray. by sv

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quote of the day

“the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

-william shakespeare, julius caesar, act i scene ii

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two wise owls

pablo picasso and owl

pablo and his winged confidant. by sv

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SILENCE TELEVISION – 917

love the riders series. by pp.

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mondays with mr. miller

arthur miller with typewriter

a rodin-esque pose from one of our favorite playwrights. by sv

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meryl in the subway

meryl streep riding the subway in new york city, 1981. by lil

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