On March 19th dandy, agent provocateur, and epigrammatist, Sebastian Horsely, on a book tour, was denied entry into the United States for “moral turpitude.” After eight hours of severe interrogation by the customs official, they packed him on a plane and returned him back to London. Thereafter, he and I began a series of correspondences […]
Working from a cozy office in her sprawling Central Park West home, Marta Hallett has established Glitterati Incorporated as one of the leading boutique illustrated book publishers in the country, providing a sophisticated mix of stylish titles, which enjoy a vibrant life outside the crumbling book industry.
Where did you work prior to the Metropolitan Museum and what prompted your move from that position? After college, I traveled through Europe and parts of North Africa for a year as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow—the backpack, Eurorail pass, and youth hostel thing—looking at art and architecture and, I think, learning to be independent. […]
When did you first know that you wanted to make art? There was a turning point for me when an art instructor saw my painting of three apples at a group show in college. He walked up to me said , “You are so talented… but let me tell you…if you do not become an artist, God may punish you.” After that I painted every day for […]
The latest generation of Americans may one day hold the record for being the most conservative, smug and ignorant group of consumers in the history of this country—at least since the one my parents belonged to.
What is your award winning film, “Women Without Men,” particularly and generally about? Women Without Men, is an adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur’s magical realist novel. The story follows the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953, a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history when an American-led, British-backed coup d’état brought down the […]
This Broadway loft, his studio, is the embodiment of Clemente’s sensitive response to life, to literature, to religion, philosophy and mysticism. This, in turn, echoes his yearning for the harmony created when balancing opposing elements
Iké Udé: How did this project come about?
George Pitts: The work in the Eros gallery was done over the last 5 years or so, and represents the different Women who have come forward to be photographed, often for more than one shoot.
Monica Bellucci Venus of Umbria The book, Monica Bellucci, published by Rizzoli, is a savory volume of photographs celebrating the varying modes of the international actress and sex symbol. The book really begins on page 10 with her image, at age thirteen, taken by a local goldsmith named Lino. One sees a very young and […]
Today most Americans are still unwilling to recognize the existence of pubic hair. Hence the proliferation of hair removal salons that help to turn the naked human (usually female) body into the nude.