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By Martin Creed

[May 26 2016] : Art

Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Victoria Miro, London
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Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Victoria Miro, London

Yoyoi Kusama’s biggest exhibition in London since her 2012 Tate Modern retrospective, this latest show features the Japanese artist’s new work, split between Victoria Miro’s Wharf Road and Mayfair locations. Paintings include the ‘Infinity-Nets’ pictures: swirling surfaces of tight brush twists which occasionally peak into impasto, and more from the ‘My Eternal Soul’ series of semi-abstract color-clash canvasses. Alongside these are selfie-trap mirror rooms, which will get most of the attention. One is lit by natural daylight (‘Where the Lights in my Heart Go’), a second by lanterns in Kusama’s famed kabocha squash leitmotif (‘All the Eternal Love I have for the Pumpkins’), and a third by... Read More

Text and photo Jethro Turner

[May 26 2016] : Art

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” exhibition at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris
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Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” exhibition at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris

“Throughout her career, the young American photographer Francesca Woodman revisited the theme of angels. In On Being an Angel (1976) she is seen bending backward as light falls on her white body. A black umbrella is perched in the distance. The following year she made a new version – an image with a darker mood in which she shows her face. Woodman developed the angel motif during a visit to Rome where she photographed herself in a large, abandoned building. In these images, she is wearing a white petticoat, but her chest is bare. White pieces of cloth in the background are like wings. She called these photographs From Angel Series (1977) and From a... Read More

Photo Inès Manai

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— S/S 2010 issue 13

New York Portraits

portraits by MARIO SORRENTI
style by JANE HOW

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[May 26 2016] : Art

Sam Falls “Plein Air” book launch at Karma store, New York
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Sam Falls “Plein Air” book launch at Karma store, New York

Sam Falls newest publication “Plein Air”, published by Karmadocuments a year Falls spent outdoors making his large-scale pigment-on-canvas paintings in four separate locations: Hartland, Vermont; Venice, California; Hudson, New York; and Sarvisalo, Finland.

“Plein Air” is available to purchase here!

Photo Paige Silveria

[May 26 2016] : Travel

A Trip to Kyoto
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A Trip to Kyoto

Photo Chikashi Suzuki

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[May 25 2016] : Music

Late night portrait of French singer Christophe in Paris, May 2016.

Late night portrait of French singer CHRISTOPHE in Paris, May 2016.

Photo Giasco Bertoli

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