I’ve always loved iconic street photographer Bill Cunningham, who captured candid historical records of New Yorkers’ changing sense of fashion for nearly 40 years. Bill worked for the New York Times and the legend died Saturday, June 25 at age 87. “He was using his camera to document not just how people dressed, but who they were.” said Richard press, director of “Bill Cunningham New York” . If you want to know what the second half of the 20th century looked like fashion wise, turn to Bill Cunningham’s photographs. It’s been said that even Vogue Queen Anna Wintour hoped to be snapped by Cunningham because once Bill snapped a photo of you, it was a huge honor. (And you knew you’d become part of his legendary story.) He’ll be missed. Later! Kate
Opening this weekend at MOMA is a major monographic museum exhibition of works by Bruce Conner. ‘It’s All True’ surveys the late artist’s 50-year career with over 250 objects from film to painting to performance. One of the foremost American artists of the postwar era, Conner touched on various themes of American society following WWII, from the rising consumer culture to the dread of nuclear apocalypse. It’s because of this legendary picture that Conner made it to “Image of the day”. The film still from CROSSROADS (1976) comes from a daring film in which Conner epitomizes the horror and fascination with nuclear bombs, as well as with the capacity of art and cinema to create a powerful record of death and destruction on an unimaginable scale. For their structural innovation and daring subject matter, films like A MOVIE (1958) and CROSSROADS (1976) have become landmarks of American experimental cinema. Connor’s exhibition runs from this Sunday July 3 2016 until October 2.
Peas with goat cheese snow at Souvenir in Ieper. 2015 has kicked off, but it happens these days that I think back about the things that were great last year. What better than have a scroll trough all my Instagram posts of 2014 and take a trip trough memory lane…. I must admit, looking at these moments, it was a good year. Why not share the best of my Instagram memories? I went trough all the great trips I made last year, the restaurants I visited, the wonderful work collaborations and the unforgettable art shows and exhibitions I went to. Here they are. It’s a selection, a best of.
It’s been a while since I posted something on one of my favorite items on the blog: the “image of the day”. This item should be one that pops up on regular bases, but damn, it’s been so busy lately … But, this one was too nice to let go. The image of today is an off-the-grid houseboat/urban sustainability laboratory that’s can be spotted nowadays in one of America’s filthiest waterways: Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.