grupaok:

František Kupka in his studio, 1951, photograph by Sabine Weiss

artnet:

Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous

Known for her photographs of the rich, famous, and beautiful, Roxanne Lowit began documenting the behind-the-scenes of the fashion world in the late 1970s.  Whether jet setting to Paris or up until dawn in New York, Lowit reveals the magic and madness beneath the glamour and glitz, with Karl Lagerfeld calling her “fashion’s historian… a witness to the marriage of vanity and fame.”

Celebrated in a mini-retrospective, Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous is on view at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York until Jan 18, 2014.  

hahamagartconnect:

REAL LIFE INSTAGRAM

Instagram cutouts with colorful cellophane filters have been found affixed to lampposts and walls all around popular London tourist spots - left there by Brazilian Artist, Bruno Riberio (aka. Nitchows).

Nitchow’s project, Real Life Instagram offers us two very unique viewpoints - most of us spend more time looking down at our phones and capturing special moments through the lens instead of soaking it in the old fashioned way, life where we are constantly tethered to our phones.  

On the other hand, Instagram does give us a way to stay in touch with the world, teaching us to become more observant, to pay attention to details. It’s even turned some into amateur photographers.

But where do we draw the line? When do we let real life takeover? Nitchow is hoping that his Insta Instagrams will give people pause - make them take notice of the places and neighborhood the cutouts are highlighting. It’s great to be able to use Instagram as a vehicle to connect and share but how about we put those phones down for a second and enjoy the moment.

*photos courtesy on Nitchow

museumuesum:

Lee Friedlander

Idaho, 1972

gelatin silver print, 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches

paddle8:

Sophie Muller, Black Bloom, 2010

It’s either coincidental or occult that Sophie Muller had the incredible foresight to echo Pantone’s 2011 color of the year, chrysanthemum, in this work. Bid now on this work and many others to benefit Born This Way