Art, Current Affairs, Dance, Gay, Museums/Galleries, Photography

Birthday Suits

    Sometimes a demurral speaks volumes, as I discovered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this weekend.  Me and my spouse dropped in to catch Naked Before the Camera, a pocket-sized exhibition of photographic nudes culled from the Met’s own holdings.  The show is smart and informative, combining names from the arts canon (Eakins,…

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Current Affairs, Museums/Galleries, Photography

Leaping Luminaries

You’ve only 2 days left to catch Philippe Halsman’s Jump at the Laurence Miller Gallery.  The photographer hit on a unique way to make his subjects drop their inhibitions, and the results are a marvel.  The show biz types don’t surprise nearly as much as folks like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Richard Nixon…

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Art, Fashion, Film, Photography

Shutter Chic

The man who inspired my favorite film musical now has an exhibit of his fashion photographs at New York’s International Center of Photography. AVEDON FASHION 1944-2000 runs May 15 through September 6. Whether Richard Avedon was shooting models or indigents, few could couple style and subtext so beguilingly. Viva Black and White! Above, Veruschka, dress by…

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