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This richly illustrated publication explores the full career of the hugely influential and endlessly fascinating French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968). A pioneer whose creative output was predicated on a fundamental questioning of what art is, Duchamp is well known despite remaining mysterious as an artist, owing to his elusive persona and the unconventional nature of his work.
While the reputation of Remedios Varo (1908–63) the surrealist painter is now well established, Remedios Varo the writer has yet to be fully discovered. Her writings, which were never published during her life let alone translated into English, present something of a missing chapter and offer the same qualities to be found in her visual work.
Accompanying a major retrospective organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, this publication offers an examination of Arp’s life and work. Featuring more than ninety full-page color plates and numerous archival photographs, it reveals as never before Arp’s contributions to modern art, the legacy of his commitment to an art drawing its inspiration from processes found in nature, and his embrace of interdisciplinary, collaborative means of expression.
Goldstein puts apparently literary projects, such as William Blake’s poetry of embryogenesis, Goethe’s journals On Morphology, and Percy Shelley’s “poetry of life,” back into conversation with the openly poetic life sciences of Erasmus Darwin, J. G. Herder, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.
Album cover featuring artwork by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Silhouettes of People Behind Venetian Blinds, 1937
James Romig endeavors to create music that reflects the intricate complexity of the natural world, where fundamental structures exert influence on both small-scale iteration and large-scale design, obscuring boundaries between form and content.
On the cover: Clyfford Still PH-1123
Still, for solo piano, inspired by the paintings of Clyfford Still, comprises 43 individual Iterations.
Release Date: March 16, 2018
After the success of ‘L’ultimo romano’, his album of music for archlute from the 1718 collection of the Roman composer Giovanni Zamboni, Simone Vallerotonda presents something totally new with his Baroque ‘power trio’ I Bassifondi: ‘Alfabeto falso’.
Featuring Alighiero Boetti Per nuovi desideri, 1977
Release Date: July 28, 2017
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Sure, Lincoln center is home to the world’s most incredible opera (and ballet) but did you know that it also houses Marc Chagall’s “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music.” The incredible murals, which loom above the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House, can be admired from the Lincoln Center plaza.
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What began as a small mining camp during the Colorado Silver Boom of the late nineteenth century has since become the preferred getaway of the world’s elite. Treasured for what’s above ground rather than below, Aspen, Colorado has a storied history almost as dense as the directory of A-listers. This chic book features works by the consummately stylish artist Herbert Bayer.
Since being introduced in 1968, more than 5 billion Hot Wheels cars have been produced, making it the number-one toy in the world, with 10 cars sold every second. Filled with energetic imagery, including a work by Andy Warhol, Hot Wheels vibrantly conveys the rich panoply of dynamic designs and thrilling experiences of this quintessential American toy.
With 11 restaurants around the world, Michael Chow has spread Chinese haute cuisine throughout the West, and created a gathering place for stars to mingle, eat, and party. Renderings of the Chow family by the likes of Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Jean-Michel Basquiat convey Chow's status in the artistic community.
As the old slogan went, “America runs on Bulova time,” and subsequently so does the world. Bulova: A History of Firsts chronicles the extraordinary American watch company by recounting a multi-generational epic that runs from the Gilded Age up through present-day New York City. The title features eight visually captivating chapters that include works by Andy Warhol.
In the heart of the City of Light, the Ritz Paris shines. Behind the luxury, service, and décor lies the vision of one man, César Ritz, who revolutionized the hotel business to become both an art and an industry titan. Featuring works by Christian Berard this tome makes an excellent stocking stuffer.
There’s no better way to ring in the New Year’s then with a little bubbly. Setting the standard on fine champagne, Veuve Clicquot has been there to celebrate with us for the last 250 years. Lets raise our glasses and toast to this classic with a stunning book that looks perfect under any tree. Including work by Pablo Reinoso, Campana Brothers, Langlands & Bell, Cedric Ragot and Marc Chagall.
Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. The jewel of a book features works by Henry Clarke.
This award-season favorite got a little set-design help with featured replicas of works by Emory Douglas and Isamu Noguchi.
Spinning a tangled web on Amazon Prime, this binge worthy show features works Manolo Valdes, and Richard Texier and a mural come to life by iconic Mexican artist and activist Diego Rivera.
Say it ‘aint so! In 2018 living legend Paul Simon embarked on 'Homeward Bound, The Farewell Tour.’ While his best accessory on stage might be his guitar (and mic), we also love the show’s backdrop display which features a photograph of René Magritte and his wife. Here’s to you, Mr. Simon.
The heist is on! Though the ladies in the latest Ocean’s flick franchise are after some serious bling we were blinded by the amazing set-design that featured replicas of works by George Condo, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Joel Shapiro, and Al Held.
On their album, ‘In Real Time,’ the dreamy sound of psychedelic indie rock band The Undercover Dream Lovers is visually complimented with an album cover that features “Sinéma, les anges sont avec toi," by French artist Martial Raysee. Play and display this limited edition vinyl today.
The remarkable true story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden come alive in this funny and surprisingly touching play. Showcasing the dueling beauty mogul’s extensive art collections, the show features reproductions of works by Salvador Dalí, Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, William Dobell, and Pablo Picasso.
In this psychologically impactful film, teacher and her pet take a fieldtrip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and marvel at the legendary “Christina’s World,” by Andrew Wyeth.
“There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend… One day the black will swallow the red.” So said the artist Mark Rothko. But 50 years after his death the red hot spotlight still shines bright on him and his genius. Case in point, ‘Red,’ the Tony Award winning play about art and commerce.
The life of British-born Mexican artist Leonora Carrington and her encounter with the Chilean Jewish filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky are explored in Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro. The surrealist play is steeped in magic and examines the alchemical melding between great seers and their spiritual tug of war.
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Ooh lala! Fabled French haute couture label Schiaparelli has headed state-side. Swing by Bergdorf Goodman (58th and 5th) and check out their pop-up boutique featuring this years Fall/ Winter Collection, “Story #1”, a prêt-à-couture line dedicated to Elsa’s creative relationship with Man Ray!
Designer Raf Simons’s campaign for Calvin Klein’s fall 2017 205W39NYC collection is chalk full of ads and pieces inspired by Andy Warhol. Picture work, Andy Warhol, Elvis (eleven times) & Skull, 1976.
Photo credit: © 2017 Willy Vanderperre