It was while living in Athens that Clementine Keith-Roach , having explored the city’s ceramics and artefacts, discovered a “particularly beautiful, bulbous vase” whose undulating form – emphasised by a narrow neck and base – reminded her of a bosom. The vase had “little clay pinches which clearly denoted nipples, and just by those small pinches, was totally transformed into a female body,” Keith-Roach explains. This idea of a pot taking on a human quality – the… read more »
Just when the world was beginning to look particularly bleak, the designers of S/S18 set forth with a more confident outlook.
Now 89, Milton Glaser is one of the foremost graphic designers in the United States, best known for his iconic series “I love NY”. Throughout his illustrious career, which includes solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Pompidou Centre among others, Glaser has elevated graphic design to an artform all its own. And yet, of course, it’s not an art at all. “Design is one activity, art is another, and they have… read more » View Gallery (9 images)
“An interview with the singer Diamanda Galas in the 1991 edition of RE/Search magazine titled Angry Women was key in my artistic development. I was young when I read it, and entrenched in the California punk scene where there was no clear path to a sustainable future or job. Role models were hard to come by.
Canadian-American photographer Robert Polidori has devoted much of his esteemed career to exploring the effects of time, nature and human intervention on buildings and landscapes. His works are both poetic and melancholy, his treatment of spaces reverent.
“I started @kostasmurkudisarchive at the beginning of this year – it was actually my brother Andreas who was forcing me to do it,” laughs German fashion designer Kostas Murkudis, who founded his namesake label in 1994 after a seven-year stint as Helmut Lang’s right-hand man. “I was already running three different accounts on Instagram and this was the fourth, and I thought, ‘why do another one?’ But he said that… read more »
In 1984, 10 years before the release of Prêt-à-Porter , director Robert Altman was on a promotional tour for his film Streamers .
“Back in the 70s I used to buy a lot of vintage Hawaiian shirts from shops in New York and then bring them back to my shop in Nottingham.
A visitor to the film set of The Passion of Joan of Arc during its production in 1927 would have been perplexed by what they saw. In Danish auteur Carl Theodor Dreyer’s reconstruction of Joan’s trial, nothing was as it seemed: the walls of Rouen Castle were painted pink, holes pockmarked the studio floor, and medieval manuscripts were littered everywhere