newyorker:

Cartoon by Tom Toro. For more from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/ZqjDNF

newyorker:

Cartoon by Tom Toro. For more from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/ZqjDNF

taktophoto:

Ulrika Kestere “The Girl With the 7 Horses”

(via artslant)

midnight-charm:

“Grand Illusions”
Anne-Catherine Lacroix by Michael Thompson for W September 2000

midnight-charm:

“Grand Illusions”

Anne-Catherine Lacroix by Michael Thompson for W September 2000

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theniftyfifties:

Dorian Leigh photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue Paris, April 1955.

theniftyfifties:

Dorian Leigh photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue Paris, April 1955.

artsfortransit:


We’re loving Nick Cave’s HEARD• NY!! Performances are at 11AM and 2PM in Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal every day through this Sunday, March 31st. Please be aware there is a limited capacity! 

artsfortransit:

We’re loving Nick Cave’s HEARD• NY!! Performances are at 11AM and 2PM in Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal every day through this Sunday, March 31st. Please be aware there is a limited capacity! 

theniftyfifties:

Fred Astaire and Richard Avedon on set of ‘Funny Face’, 1957.

theniftyfifties:

Fred Astaire and Richard Avedon on set of ‘Funny Face’, 1957.

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice —
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life you could save.
Mary Oliver, “The Journey

artslant:

Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, ca.1980-83, gelatin silver print; Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; New York World’s Fair, 1964; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Dr. L. F. Peede, Jr.; images © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Light on a Surface:


…There’s an unsettling immediacy, a particularity that is honestly not so different from the feeling I had looking at my first Caravaggio, a bewilderingly lively portrait of a likely cadaver. Speaking of which, Italian old masters (or at least their techniques) surface here and there in Winogrand: a photograph from the New York World’s Fair in 1964 is comically classical in its composition, and in another, seven figures seated on a bench in perfect symmetria, their alliances readable as The Last Supper. These invitations to interpretation are pure chance, and say more about us than about the photograph. Winogrand states plainly in Bill Moyers’ 1982 documentary on Creativity (viewable on a little TV inside the exhibition), “I don’t have any storytelling responsibility to what I’m photographing.”

fuckyeahpreraphaelites:

An Al-Fresco Toilet (detail) Samuel Luke Fildes1889

fuckyeahpreraphaelites:

An Al-Fresco Toilet (detail)
Samuel Luke Fildes
1889

Icon of the Day: Brigitte Bardot 
Born in Paris, 1934
Actress, singer, model, animal activist
Sex symbol through the 1950’s and 60’s
Married and divorced Roger Vadim, Jacques Charrier, and Gunter Sachs
Currently married to Bernard d’Ormale
Denied suicide attempt in 1958
Retired just before turning 39
In fashion, the “Bardot neckline” is named for her
Made vacationing to St. Tropez as well as the bikini fashionable

Icon of the Day: Brigitte Bardot 

  • Born in Paris, 1934
  • Actress, singer, model, animal activist
  • Sex symbol through the 1950’s and 60’s
  • Married and divorced Roger Vadim, Jacques Charrier, and Gunter Sachs
  • Currently married to Bernard d’Ormale
  • Denied suicide attempt in 1958
  • Retired just before turning 39
  • In fashion, the “Bardot neckline” is named for her
  • Made vacationing to St. Tropez as well as the bikini fashionable
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