David Bowie by Tony McGee

David Bowie at His Most 80s

In 1983, David Bowie was introduced to photographer Tony McGee by Jerry Hall at a cocktail party. Days later, Bowie’s record label was asking McGee to shoot the publicity for Bowie’s Let’s Dance tour, which led to six shoots stretching well into the 90s and a 30-year friendship.

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May 09, 2017 20:42:00
Iggy Pop Life Class

Shock of the Nude

Back in February 2016, Iggy Pop sat for 21 drawing students in a nude life class, in collaboration with Turner Prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller. Now, the drawings have gone on display at the Brooklyn Museum, along with other, historical works depicting the male body.

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May 05, 2017 14:57:00
Iris van Herpen

A Fashion Pioneer Goes West

No one creates high-tech, bio-diverse demi-couture like Iris van Herpen. Having spent a year at Alexander McQueen before starting her own label, the Dutch designer has always explored the intersection of fashion, art, and technology. This fascination has caught the eye of like-minded musicians including Bjork, who wore a van Herpen creation on the cover of Biophilia, while Lady Gaga has donned numerous van Herpen designs.

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May 02, 2017 14:14:00
Jean-Michel Basquiat

When Jean-Michel Basquiat Goofed Around

In 1979, Jean-Michel Basquiat and his friend Alexis Adler got a small nondescript apartment in the East Village. It was here, for the first time, that the Brooklyn native and future art star was completely on his own, confined neither by school nor by career.

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Apr 29, 2017 15:51:00
Christian Dior Museum, Granville

Christian Dior's Origin Story

The Christian Dior Museum, located in the couturier’s childhood home in Normandy, celebrates its 20th anniversary and the couture house’s 70th anniversary with the exhibition Christian Dior and Granville: the Source of the Legend.

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Apr 25, 2017 12:41:00
Madonna & Debi Mazar

Photographer Edo Bertoglio Unearths Vintage Polaroids

Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio became involved in the downtown scene right as the crazy, colorful, frenetic, plastic 80s era was picking up steam.

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Feb 25, 2017 20:40:00
Wolfgang Tillmans

The Personal Is Political

Wolfgang Tillmans said at the opening of his landmark solo exhibition at the Tate Modern — the first major showing of his photographs in the UK since winning the Turner Prize at the turn of the millennium — that he wanted everyone to be “encouraged by the curiosity I have for the world.” And he noted that his work has always been political because “the private and political cannot be separate.”

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Feb 21, 2017 14:04:00
Yves Saint Laurent

Eternal Yves Saint Laurent

Culled from Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent archives and other private collections, a retrospective at the Seattle Art Museum offers a comprehensive look at the life's work of Yves Saint Laurent.

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Jan 03, 2017 16:36:00

We Meat Again

Raw meat remains one of the most potent and taboo of materials and subject matters, evidenced by the public's visceral reaction to Lady Gaga's donning of a meat dress to the VMAs in 2010. But the earliest known use of raw meat for artistic purposes was Canadian Jana Sterbak's meat dress, 50 pounds of flank steaks in dress form that caused a cultural flap in 1991.

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Dec 08, 2016 10:33:00

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