'Art Riot' explores Russian protest art over the past 25 years — timely, in that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and many of the issues that artists face in post-communist Russia are comparable to those in 1917, particularly individual freedom versus political ideology.
Rick Owens is a rarity in fashion in that he is both a showman and a philosopher, as able to stage Paris' more theatrical runway shows as ponder his own mortality through monumental furniture design . Now the designer has secured a major exhibition in which to showcase his multifaceted work, the first of its kind.
Bob Mizer began his photographic career in 1942, focusing on men as the objects of desire, mastering a sensual, campy style all his own. He gave equal attention to the muscular aesthetic of bodybuilders as the fresh-faced boy next door, creating a new male erotic ideal.
A spritely fixture on the New York and Paris fashion scene in the 1970s, Antonio Lopez primarily worked as an illustrator for the likes of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. For kicks, he bought an Instamatic camera to capture his famous social swirl — Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Divine, Grace Jones, Paloma Picasso, Jessica Lange — thus keeping a kind of visual diary of the era.
From the late 1950s until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol toted a Polaroid camera with him wherever he went. He was thus able and eager to capture the barrage of famous faces — his own included — and fleeting moments that swirled around him with every step. Not even his private time was off-limits.
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.