Spotlight: Marjorie Salvaterras

“HER”

“what it means, in a universal sense, to be a woman and a mother.”

Marjorie Salvaterras

This artist allows you to interpret this series in the way that best suits you.

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.” —Federico Fellini

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People of Burning Man

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! FREE YOUR SPIRIT…

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Uncle Ira, a costume designer from San Jose and longtime Burner, in a piece he calls “Flamingoes and Dice.”

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Michael, a performance artist from Las Vegas, performs “Icarus.”

scott-london-24-1499-1378310602Neysa and Kevin, two Burners based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, were engaged at Burning Man.

For more images and stories click here. All Images Scott London.

 

Love Letter to New York

New York City 1940 – 1972

Above: Model Carol Lorell walks down 3rd Avenue in the East 60s, Manhattan, January 1940.
Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

A woman walks her poodles along Fifth Avenue in October 1942. Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Aerial view of the crowded beach and pier at Coney Island, including the Parachute Jump amusement park ride (the tall structure at left), Brooklyn, 1951. Photo:Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

A view from New Jersey of the moon shining over Manhattan’s RCA and Chrysler buildings as its light shimmers on the waters of the Hudson River in September 1946. Photo: Andreas Feininger—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

The new Metropolitan Life Insurance Company North Building, left, and the 1909 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower at night, Madison Square, New York City, May 1947
Photo: Herbert Gehr—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

 

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Spotlight: Masters on 45s

Happy Art Friday…

Introducing Israeli photographer Tamir Sher’s “Masters on 45s”

Th artist talks of his inspiration: “I took my old record player and decided to use it in my work before I threw them away. I put a reproduction of an old masters painting and my son’s superheroes on it and took pictures at variable speeds.”

Here’s the result:

 

Exhibition_Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s extraordinary life and iconic biographical paintings have earned her international renown in the world of modern art. Until Kahlo’s death in 1954, more than 6,500 personal photographs and items belonging to her and husband Diego Rivera were sealed and put in storage.

Artisphere gallery in Arlington, is the first and only venue in the United States to present Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, an exhibition featuring 259 images from the artist’s personal collection of photographs sealed until 2007.

” These images reveal a little-known side of the artist and lifelong resident of Coyoacán, a Mexico City suburb and Arlington, Virginia’s sister city. The collection of photographs in this exhibition reflect Kahlo’s tastes and interests, the experiences she shared with those close to her, and her complicated, but also thrilling, personal life. Viewers get an insider’s look, not only through who was behind the camera, in front of the lens or the anonymous nature of some of the work but also through the annotated writing found on the back of many of the photographs. “

Please note that in Diego Rivera’s will, he specified that the original images belonging to him and Frida Kahlo should never leave Mexico. As such, the images on view in this exhibition are carefully crafted reproductions.

The Exhibition is currently on view at Artisphere.

For more information: http://www.artisphere.com/calendar/event-details/Visual-Arts/FRIDA-KAHLO-HER-PHOTOS.aspx

Spotlight: Thomas Mailaender

“Croque Madame”

Today we spotlight:

Thomas Mailaender is a french
multimedia artist based in Paris and
Marseille.

Documentation marks the starting
point for his work. Using a slightly
scientific way of working, he registers
insignificant, incidentally grotesque
moments that possess an abrupt
and unexpected monumentality.

In the past, his work mainly focused on playing with the concept of typology.
Mailaender’s recent work has involved sculpture and installation.

www.thomasmailaender.com