‘The Still Life,” 2007. A child painting their own face.
It’s Purim, the holiday in which the Jewish people celebrate their saving from an evil vizier named Haman who wanted to kill them all. Unofficially known as “Jewish Halloween,” Purim is a time when Jews are commanded to dress up and get so drunk they don’t know the difference between a hero and a genocidal iconoclast. In that festive spirit, we asked our Creative Direcor, Mel Ottenberg, to dish on his favorite Purim tradition: smoking weed and eating hamantaschen, the traditional holiday cookie whose shape is inspired by Haman’s triangular hat. “Poppy hamantaschen were a dime a dozen growing up in the ’90s in D.C.
Photo by Diana Pfammatter. “I feel like I have a soul now,” Bunny Rogers said on the phone from Frankfurt, days after the opening of her exhibition Pectus Excavatum at the Museum für Moderne Kunst
Photo courtesy of Kidd Kenn Kidd Kenn is a fiery 16-year-old rapper from Chicago with 90,000 Instagram followers and the brash confidence of a rap veteran. The high school sophomore would probably be prom king, in fact, if he wasn’t homeschooled or busy working on his first album, Childish , which came out this past August.
We first introduced our readers to the works of London-based Oli Epp’s work back in 2017, after instantly falling in love with his quirky and hyper-flat way of capturing everyday moments and parodying the familiar life routines.
Yancey Richardson Gallery is currently holding an exhibition of work by Larry Sultan, the first in New York since 2004. Sultan passed away in 2009. The photographs are selected from Sultan’s series Pictures from Home), Untitled Home Movie Stills and The Valley, in addition to editorial work made between 1993 and 2003 for Wallpaper and Bottega Veneta.
Coinciding with the release of his new book, I know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating, Alec Soth will be opening five concurrent exhibitions of the work in Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Berlin. The exhibitions mark a shift towards a stripped down, connection-driven approach to photography that Soth began exploring during his 2017 FraenkelLAB residency
Swampy has long been an enigma in the art world. Like a proper cult-followed figure, his incredible photos of train-hopping across North America are nostalgic and an insight into a new wave of bohemian American that feels more like folklore than a reality
There’s a term we often use about artists, and that is they are “universe makers.” Their art lives in its own place and time, own existence that doesn’t rely on any sort of contemporary influence or precursor. Trenton Doyle Hancock is literally the term, because his universe is so dense, so encrypted with his own myth-making, that it becomes engrossing in a way that you feel like you are immersed in 100 years of storytelling.
Travis Jensen’s new book, Barbary Coast Now: An Ode to San Francisco, “paints an entirely new picture of San Francisco–one that is both beautiful and uncensored. There are no cliche postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge or comforting scenes of the city from the sea.