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The Keeper opens at the New Museum

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The Keeper opens at the New Museum

The exhibition will be on display through September 25

While it is true that exhibitions focused on artists-as- collectors or documenters often fall a little bit flat, The Keeper at the New Museum offers a glimpse of the power and elegance of an archival show. The curators should firstly be commended for creating a truly diverse experience in terms of media, gender, and nationality—this is not your average white-males- only summer group show […]

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Hannah Bays on influences and techniques

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Hannah Bays on influences and techniques

Desire Peaks, the debut solo exhibition of Royal Academy graduate Hannah Bays at Cob Gallery, was received with rave reviews. The show definitely stirred the senses with its bold thick strokes and vibrant color scheme, flowing cohesively to create a distinct body of work. Aesthetically Bays’ work has been “conflating and distorting everyday graphic signs and symbols in a way that playfully elucidates.” This […]

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Prada Fall/Winter 2016 Menswear Campaign

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Prada Fall/Winter 2016 Menswear Campaign

Prada has launched their Fall/Winter 2016 menswear video, featuring former Flaunt cover star Eddie Redmayne. The video shows off the contrast between the Spanish-inspired line’s structural outerwear and lighter, flowier tops:   Film by Craig McDean, Masha Vasyukova and DJA Music by Hiram Martínez – ‘End Up Apart’

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Nick Monaco wears lipstick

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Nick Monaco wears lipstick

"...as a symbol of resistance to hypermasculinity"

If you’re going to listen to one song on Nick Monaco’s silky new album Half Naked (out on Crew Love Records), may I suggest “Instant Grati cation”? This song contains all the wonderful funks and jazzes, and whispers and claps, and has a guitar riff straight from an ‘80s TV dramedy. One might imagine oneself on the other side of […]

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Brooke Ashley Barone

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Brooke Ashley Barone

"I think its really important to stay curious because it keeps you open."

Brooke Ashley Barone is the kind of photographer who is deeply committed to her growth as an artist. She’s constantly looking at her own work and reassessing where she wants it to go. A few months ago, we chatted over ramen about how she decided to commit to shooting entirely on film, though much of her popularity in the L.A. photography […]

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We Take Dua Lipa to Get Her Aura Read

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We Take Dua Lipa to Get Her Aura Read

"I don’t fancy someone even in the slightest way predicting my future—that’s the last thing I want to know,”

“When you’re projecting your energy a lot your aura will expand. What I’m seeing is it’s challenging for you to feel grounded.” As the mystic begins to tell Dua Lipa of the color and nature of her aura—and what that might reflect in her personality—the young pop star leans in. She’s alert and attentive—engrossed it seems. Soon however I would […]

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Grey Gardens the musical

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Grey Gardens the musical

"It's very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present"

Grey Gardens is one of the truest American gothics. The 1975 independent documentary follows Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale and Edith “Big Edie” Ewing Bouvier Beale after the mother and daughter duo holed up in their Hamptons house, struggling to keep a line drawn starkly between their wealthy past and eccentric, reclusive present. The film is a fascinating documentation of the […]

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The explorer seems to find life in perpetual struggle, and by going where most men won’t

“Yeah, I have panicked.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes admits, pausing to recall. The answer surprises me, not for the fact that it happened, but for the simplicity and earnestness of the admission: “When we were floating on an ice floe about 500 miles south of the North Pole, hoping it would float towards Greenland, not Siberia, and we were on it […]

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“Inside” – Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

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“Inside” – Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

A collective of artists will pay homage to Oscar Wilde with a new initiative

Art is the most beautiful form of escapism. It allows humans to emote, grow, and discover without having to leave the confines of a particular place, and in a place as secluded as a prison, art is not only a way to escape, it becomes a way to survive. In 1895, Oscar Wilde survived through the creation of art when he became […]

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Feminist Cowboy

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Feminist Cowboy

"Can't be explained. Can only be felt."

The original Feminist Cowboy (and the creator of those cream cashmere sweaters you’ve been seeing all over L.A.) doesn’t do interviews. He tells me so himself, as we walk down Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, on the hunt for the best negroni in the city. This makes sense, given the anonymity and ambiguity of the brand. There’s been much speculation […]

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