Depending on your point of view,Andy Warhol is the greatest American artist of the second half of the 20th century or a corrupter of art who destroyed painting and took us down the slippery slope of postmodernism.
Among Warhol’s cinematic oeuvre, the black-and-white silent films are the most daring and experimental in their selection of subject and theme, psychological acuity, rhythmic pacing, and sheer beauty of form.
Although these films were originally shot at sound-film speed (twenty-four frames per second), Warhol specified that prints be projected at a slower speed of sixteen frames per second, a rate used in the projection of silent films from the 1890s through the 1920s. For this exhibition, a selection of Warhol’s films made between 1963 and 1966 has been transferred from 16mm film to DVD at the speed of sixteen frames per second, and projected onto screens and monitors in a gallery setting. Thus it is again possible to see the works as Warhol intended, and to appreciate the ways in which he challenged and provoked both subject and viewer in his manipulation of moving images.
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Yes, of course we are familiar with the
Gloria Vanderbilt who grew up
with immense wealth and privilidge,
And well, yes, most of us are familiar with
the young woman who has sat for all
of the major fashion photographers,
the jeans, the son, the social scene,
although, it is the decorating, the art- the self exploration
of Gloria Vanderbilt that I find so intriguing.
Yet, now, a new book from one of my
most favorite editors, Wendy Goodman
brings to light so many aspects... 'heiress, painter,muse,designer,model,writer, entrepreneur, actor, socialite, survivor and icon'
that we've yet to meet...
A true 20th Century legend.
Spectacular, dazzling, yet so familiar- Gloria Vanderbilt.
Ethan Russell's tribute to John Lennon ends with a special offer of signed prints to support PAX "Real Solutions to Gun Violence."
The Day The Music Died
By Ethan Russell
If you've worked with the famous and the very famous, as I have, who they are can seem defined by the moments when they've touched your life, and it's easy to lose perspective that, really, you only have a tiny glimpse of them.
But I'm grateful to have known, photographed, and filmed John Lennon at times that were pivotal for him: when he was falling in love with Yoko, during the last days with the Beatles filming and recording Let It Be, and then in New York City in 1980.
My story with John begins when I walked into a flat on Montague Square in London in 1968 and took my first pictures of him. I was barely a photographer, and that I was there was unlikely beyond measure. But I was already - like it seemed all of my generation - entirely under the influence of music, which at this time was the music of the Beatles and the Stones. (My particular immersion into rock 'n' roll began with Elvis and Chuck Berry. Later I would learn this was the identical experience of John Lennon and Keith Richards. But as I stood on John Lennon's doorstep, Elvis had been pushed so far back into the shadows as to be invisible.)
Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010
will air Thursday 12/09.
Yes, she's an interviewing icon,
I get it. But isn't it time
we start pushing the envelope again?
How about offering up some
cutting edge, controversial people
we haven't all OD on from the grocery store mags
to Hoda and Kathie Lee?
Flavorwire took the matter into their hands and offered up
a line up which could be much more
thought provoking and educational.
In what was easily the year’s most talked about art show, Abramović spent the better part of the spring sitting still and silent at the Museum of Modern Art’s atrium as museum visitors took turns staring across the table at her. Both that individual piece and the entire retrospective of her work — the biggest show of performance art in MoMA’s history — were titled The Artist Is Present. And over the course of her exhibition, everyone from Lou Reed to Lady Gaga stopped by.
We would ask her: What did your performance teach you? Who were your favorite and least favorite visitors? Did you ever think you’d be the one to make performance art cool again?
Project Runway is certainly past its prime, so why haven’t we grown tired of its beloved mentor figure? Because this year, he showed us a new side of him. Gunn is clearly unhappy with the way the show is being run, and he’s not going to plaster on a fake smile and pretend to agree with the judges’ awful decisions — or, for that matter, sit idly by while Anna Wintour has employees carrying her. At the same time, he’s never been more supportive of his Project Runway charges than he was last season. And he showed real humanity in his It Gets Better video, an honest and moving account of his teenage suicide attempt.
We would ask him: Are you ready to move on from Project Runway? If you could pick new judges for the show, who would they be? Which contestants did you actually love, and which did you flat-out hate?
We would ask her:Why did you feel it was so important to reassure voters that you’re not a witch? Do you feel like you were misunderstood during your campaign? Are you a feminist? Will you be running for public office again?
We would ask him: How do you think you’ve changed in the past few years? My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy earned a lot of perfect reviews. Do you agree that it’s a perfect album? Where are you going from here? How do you really feel about the Nicki Minaj record?