Dawoud Bey, A Boy in Front of the Loews 125th Street Movie Theatre, 1976 (printed by 1979). Promised gift of Bruce and Vicki Adams.
The Art Institute of Chicago has recently added the complete set of Harlem, U.S.A.--an iconic series of 25 images by acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey (American, born 1953)--to its permanent collection. This major acquisition of photographs, almost all in vintage prints, has been made possible by contributions from more than two dozen patrons, including members of the Photography Committee and the Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC). To celebrate the occasion, the Art Institute will present Harlem, U.S.A. in the Modern Wing's Bucksbaum Gallery (G189) from May 2 through September 9, 2012 . This is the first time since its premiere more than 30 years ago that the artist's debut series will be seen in its entirety. An additional five photographs from that time--related to the series but never before printed or exhibited--have been donated by Bey to the museum and will also be on display.
Label: Art Institute of Chicago
Do you remember when I predicted that the Prada 2012 Spring collection would be a big splash? Well, I was right.
Prada, which is one of the most interesting brands from a creative point of view, imagined a series of animated GIFs to illustrate this collection, featuring the already-iconic shoes alongside other accessories such as sunglasses and bags. These visuals are amazing ! Here is an example above (click on it if it doesn't work well).
Jean Paul Gaultier has been named one of the nine-member panel of this year's Cannes Film Festival. Gaultier,who has designed for the likes of Almodovar and Besson, will be part of the panel that selects the winner for the Palme d'Or. "We have a tradition of inviting people who we know are cinephiles but who are not necessarily in cinema," said Cannes director Thierry Fremaux.
Well done Jean-Paul ! I love you.
Label: Jean Paul Gaultier