Henry Chalfant: New York’s defining street art photographer

The 79 -year-old regards back on a career of captivating graffiti and the hip-hop scene in Manhattan through the 70 s and 80 s In the late 1970 s, New York photographer Henry Chalfant embarked on a potentially dangerous project-…

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From bob cuts to Bond films, the Bauhaus legacy lives on

Shut down by the Nazis after a momentary live, the skill academy continues to inform pop culture A friend of mine, the creator David Batchelor, had an exhibition in Edinburgh this summer called My Own Private Bauhaus. His title spawned…

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‘It has created a sense of hostility’: how Kaws made the art world pay attention

With 2.4 m Instagram adherents, a $14.8 m auction and clashes for his T-shirts in Uniqlo, is the artist dismissed as conceptually bankrupt more than exactly a pop culture craze? In a baseball cap and jeans, Brian Donnelly has the…

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Using AI and Film to Track Tear Gas Use Against Civilians

Filmmaker Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour centers on the pale, calm face of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden holed up in a grassland Hong Kong hotel room. Her latest perform is even more impassive–an aluminum tear gas grenade–but it…

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Tattoos, tans and techno: the photographers capturing the unseen Beirut

Ravers, semi-naked sun-worshippers, booming faggot culture we converge the photographers chronicling a new generation of Lebanese shaking off the damage of civil war ‘Parties are a privileged arrange, a space for journey, a age for fusion ,” says photographer C’est…

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Punk hellraiser Lydia Lunch: ‘I’m chronically misunderstood but I get off on it’

The runaway, singer and counter-culture icon is hitting 60 and is as incendiary as ever, touring and feelings against polluters and politicians in a rip-roaring book Lydia Lunch turned 60 this year, but senility has done little to dim this…

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Take me to the Boom Boom Room! Inside the risqu hotel for 24-hour party people

Americas raciest hotel chain has turned a boring British department block into an Austin Powers-style crash pad end with retro celebration, leftie library and rooftop bathtubs. Groovy baby! When the salesclerks of Camden’s routes department were issuing parking punishments from…

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‘It’s extraordinarily powerful’: first trans monument comes to New York

Transgender activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are set to be honored close to the location of the Stonewall uprising of which they were a part of in 1969 Over the past year, New York has accompanied big changes…

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Reframing Lee Krasner, the artist formerly known as Mrs Pollock

Lee Krasners gargantuan contribution to abstract expressionism was overshadowed for years by her husband, Jackson Pollocks work. Finally she is in the spotlight In the autumn of 1945, two craftsmen- not young, but not quite middle-aged, either- moved from New…

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Student Shares Pics From Art Book In His Former Christian College And The Censorship Is Beyond Ridiculous

Art students at Pensacola Christian College are, in accordance with the college’s scopecreepstudio Art history aspects prominently in educational curricula, as students are encouraged to gain a biblically supported understanding of the arts. What a wondrous world-wide awaits the student!…

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